A Merry Christmas to Everyone from Year 1!

We have had a very long term but have come a long, long way.  All the children have enjoyed their first term in Year 1, learning about the Great Fire of London and developing their Maths and Literacy skills further.  Over the past few weeks we have had lots of festive fun following the arrival of our elf Jangle who came to visit us from the North Pole.  He has given us lots of jobs to do but also created a lot of mess for us to clear up!

Now we are all ready fro a break as we need to rest our brains ready for Spring Term.  We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Year 1 Leap in to Spring!

It’s been all go in Year 1 this term as we have been learning about lots of different things.

We have been exploring Festivals around the World such as Chinese New Year, Diwali, Saints Days in the UK as well as a number of interesting Festivals such as Tomatina in Spain and Songkran in Thailand.

In Science we have continued our work on Healthy Living to complete ‘Pop Up’ posters to promote a healthy lifestyle and then begun learning about Animals and their Babies.

In R.E. we have learned about New Life and New Beginnings linking to the up and coming celebration of Easter.

In Literacy we have been working hard during Guided Reading to develop our Phonics and Key Word knowledge as well as our comprehension of stories we read.  We love our ‘4 in a Row’ Game to practise our words!  In writing we are focusing on Traditional and Fairy Tales to learn about the language used and to sequence our ideas in to a narrative.  We recently had a visit from Cinderella…. she left such a mess and we have to write a letter of apology so we didn’t get in trouble!

In Maths we have continued to work on our Addition and Subtraction skills using Part-Whole and Comparison Models to solve problems.  We have practised our Number Bonds to 20 to develop our mental recall of facts too.  Towards the end of the term we have looked at Data Handling and Positional Language, using mathematical vocabulary in the correct context.