Year 1 News

Week beginning 7th October 2019

Year 1 have been looking at Julia Donaldson books in literacy this week. They began by identifying rhyming words within  ‘Room on the Broom’. They then went on to write their own rhyming couplets. In numeracy the children have been measuring using standard and non-standard units. They had to answer the question ‘Does the tallest child have the longest feet?’ – they found out that the answer was yes! In topic, the children have been learning about different animals and have began to group them.

Week beginning 30th September 2019

This week Year 1 have been learning all about their senses and their bodies. In topic they drew around their bodies and labelled them. In literacy they took part in a blind taste test, tasting things like; custard, tooth paste, popcorn and picked onions. They then used the describing words generated to make a video using ‘Book Creator’ on the iPad. The children also went on Autumn Senses walk to look for signs of Autumn and used this to inspire a senses poem. On Wednesday the children had a visit from the school nurse who talked about keeping healthy and the children enjoyed testing out some of her equipment. In numeracy the children have concentrated on subtraction.

Week beginning 23rd September 2019

This week has been fun packed for Year 1. In literacy they started the week using marshmallows as a stimulus for writing using adjectives and similes. In topic they made their own face using different fabrics and joining techniques and in numeracy the children have focused on addition. On Thursday One Day Creative provided a fairy tale workshop for the children and they enjoyed acting out Jack and the Beanstalk.

Week beginning 16th September 2019

In topic this week the children have been testing different ways to join materials in preparation for making their fabric face. In numeracy they have been concentrating on place value, using lots of practical activities to understand tens and units. In Literacy, Year 1 have been working hard to write a super sentence;  thinking about finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. In PD the children enjoyed a little massage to relax after the lesson.

Week beginning 9th September 2019

Year 1 have had a very busy week.  In numeracy they have been looking at numbers in numeral and word form. On Wednesday they used the poem ‘A stick is an excellent thing’ by Marilyn Singer to inspire their outdoor learning. They enjoyed a stick hunt and then used their imagination to think of what their stick could be – we had lots of ideas from microphones to metal detectors! Back in the classroom, the children made an iMovie to retell their ideas and then wrote a list poem for the ‘Image of the term’. The children also drew their self portraits, can you spot who is who?

Week beginning 2nd September 2019

The new Year 1 class have settled into their new routines well this week. On Thursday KS1 enjoyed their first Outdoor Learning lesson of the year. The objective was to work as a team to solve the clues to find the hidden treasure. They all demonstrated active listening skills and encouraged each other when the riddles were tricky. Well done, KS1!



Summer term 2019

Week beginning 17th June 2019

Year 1 enjoyed the sunshine on Tuesday, taking their maths outside, they went on a times tables treasure hunt. They also got creative, making a bookmark for their summer reading and they finished their 3D art project ‘Summer Flowers’ for the ISA art competition.


Week beginning 10th June 2019 Year 1 have been busy writing their ‘Something Fishy’ story, based on the animation they have watched. I was very impressed with the variety of adjectives and punctuation used, well done Year 1!! On Thursday all of Key Stage One and EYFS had a fantastic trip to Hesketh Farm Park and on Friday we had lots of fun making circuits with bulbs and switches.


Week beginning 3rd June 2019 In science the children have been predicting what items will float or sink. From the investigation and discussions the children learnt that a large surface area and air helped to keep things afloat. Using what they had learnt, the children went on to complete a 10 minute challenge to make a plasticine boat that would float. There were lots of good designs, with Olivia’s being the most successful at floating.                                                                        Week beginning 20th May 2019 Year 1 did a fantastic African drumming and recorder performance in the Creative Arts Celebration assembly on Thursday, this along with Sports Day and Summer Show rehearsals has meant the children have had a very busy week!!  Continuing with the seaside theme, in literacy the children have written some postcards.


Week beginning 13th May 2019 The children have been busy making their lunch box for Mr Grinling this week, they followed a success criteria and thought about; a quality finish, a catch to stop the seagulls getting in, a handle that would slide down a wire and compartments to keep their food safe. In Literacy the children have written their own Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch story and in numeracy they have been concentrating on addition and subtraction.



Week beginning 6th May 2019 This week Year 1 have been evaluating lunch boxes, using what they have learnt to design their own lunch box for Mr Grinling. The children have continued with work based around ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ by using commas to list Mr Grinling’s packed lunch items. In numeracy number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 have been a focus and on Friday the children enjoyed sharing their Learning Log work.



Week beginning 29th April 2019

Refreshed after the Easter break, Year 1 have been busy revisiting place value and number in numeracy. In Literacy the children have enjoyed starting their new unit ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ They did some fantastic speech mark work on Friday in SPAG. Our new topic is ‘Seaside Rescue’, the children used atlases and maps to locate the countries of, and seas surrounding the United Kingdom. On Friday they got creative, making seascapes with lots of different materials and textures.


Week beginning 8th April 2019

Year 1 began the week with some creative writing for our image of the month. The children used lots of adjectives to describe a fantasy world hidden within a magic suitcase. In numeracy the children have been revisiting their 5 times table and using this to help them tell the time. They have also looked at direction using the Beebots to help consolidate quarter and half turns. On Monday the children enjoyed a visit from a Yoga teacher, Miss Blacker. They learnt some breathing techniques and simple exercises to help with balance and posture.    

Week Beginning: 1st April 2019

In literacy the children have continued with ‘The Way Home’, by hot seating and describing the characters. They then went on to plan and write their own version of the adventure story. The children have been learning time in numeracy and they have been very busy completing the Key Stage 1 tile for ‘The Great Garden Street Mosaic’, which will be displayed at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show from the 25th – 28th of April. On Friday Year 1 followed a recipe and made some delicious fruit scones, which went down well with the staff!