Year 1


Welcome to Year 1!

Our aim in Y1 is to ensure children have a happy, smooth and successful transition from the Foundation Stage into Key Stage One. The Y1 curriculum builds upon and extends children’s experiences in F2. Creativity in learning is very important and we create lots of fun challenges for the children to explore independently as part of our continuous provision within class. Children are steadily introduced to more formal learning and they remain motivated and challenged through a range of exciting topics based around their own interests - for example some of our learning themes this year are ‘Pirates’, ‘Animals’ and ‘Superheroes’!

Thank you for coming to visit our blog! We will be continually updating it so please come back soon to find out more about all the exciting things we have been up to, what the children have been learning and to take a look at their fantastic work!

Year 1 Team.

Our latest Learning Overview

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Our New Castles Topic!

Date: 22/01/2018

We've been busy making our own fortifications in Y1!

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Lovely Learning Logs!

Date: 19/10/2017

We're really getting going with our Learning Logs now, as you can see from the examples below.  The suggested activities in the log books that you might like to do with your child are related to what we…

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Pirates Ahoy!

Date: 26/07/2017

We've been having great fun with our Pirate Topic here in Year 1 - in fact we enjoyed it so much that we decided to become pirates for the day!

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Art inspired by Henri Rousseau

Date: 30/03/2017

This week Class 8 used chalk and oil pastels to produce some animal art work inspired by Henri Rousseau. They really enjoyed this activity and we were really impressed by their effort and the work they…

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Can you guess who we are?

Date: 14/03/2017

Class 8 have written their own riddles about Asian animals.  Watch the videos, can you guess who they all are?  

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Getting Messy!

Date: 02/03/2017

We had great fun at our recent Year 1 Clay Workshops, as you can see!

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Christmas Displays

Date: 20/12/2016

This year all the classes worked together on the theme of Christmas songs. Each of the twelve classes chose a different, classic Christmas song and worked together to design and create a representation…

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Where does Leaf Man go when the wind blows?

Date: 11/11/2016

Class 8 have been reading the story of Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert and we decided to make our own book taking Leaf Man on some new adventures.  The children thought of some new places Leaf Man might go and…

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New phonics website

Date: 01/11/2016

We wanted to make you aware of a relatively new and 100% free phonics resource that children seem to really enjoy playing at school.   The game's main aim is to develop children's speed and accuracy ofgrapheme…

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Class 6's super photos

Date: 26/10/2016

Class 6 have been having lots of fun taking their own photos and uploading them during Computing.  They chose their own angles for their photos and the results have been brilliant! Here are a few examples: 

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