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Welcome to Year 1 2017-18


Dear Year 1 parents and children,

Welcome to your page! We hope you enjoy looking at the photos and reading about all the exciting things that we will do over the year.

Mrs Bushe, Mrs Clarke and Miss Abbott.


Last update: 2017-11-16

Week Commencing 13-11-17

In literacy this week we have started our new unit on the narrative 'Eat Your Peas'. We spent some time investigating the front cover of the book and thinking about what we think the book may be about.

We explored different things that we don't like and talked about why we don't like them. We then had a go at exploring role play and the children took it in turns to be Daisy and Mum. We talked about things Mum could give Daisy to persuade her to eat her peas. The children were very good at getting into role and really enjoyed sharing their ideas. We are really enjoying exploring our first narrative text!

We were also very lucky to have a visit from the RSPB who talked to us about wildlife and the habitats that wildlife might live in. We went outside and explored lots of the habitats in our wild area including the pond, trees, hedges and a compost heap. We completed a Journey Map to show the areas we explored and which habitats we saw. We then thought about some of the ways that we could improve our area to provide more habitats for wildlife such as developing a stone pile, an insect home and bird feeders. 

Week Commencing 06-11-17

This week in literacy we have been working really hard to write our instructions for our own sandwiches. We practised retelling our instructions to our partner using Ku Fu punctuation (remembering to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops). We have also been working really hard on our cursive script. The children have enjoyed transferring this script into their writing. We are looking forward to starting a new literacy topic next week!

In numeracy we enjoyed participating in a number of games (individual and team) to show ordinal numbers. We even got a paper medal! We talked about the little letters that come after numbers sometimes and discussed what these mean (1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th).

Week Commencing 30-11-17

We have had a great week back after the half term break. In literacy we have continued learning how to write instructions. This week we even got to have a go at making our own sandwiches with a choice of bread, spread and sprinkles! We then enjoyed eating our delicious sandwiches.

In science we have started learning about the seasons. We have been seasonal explorers around the school grounds. We discussed how we know the season is changing from autumn to winter.

Week Commencing 15-10-17
This week we have continued learning about instructions. We acted out the instructions using Kung Fu punctuation, remembering a capital letter, finger spaces and full stops. We have been working really hard on using cursive script in our writing. We are looking forward to inventing our own sandwiches after half term.

It was great to see so many baby photos this week. We had great fun guessing who was who. The children have started thinking about the past and how much they have changed including the different toys they played with.

Week Commencing 12-10-17

We have been enjoying ourselves lots in Year 1 this week. We have finished our Literacy unit on 'Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly', the children were able to produce their first big write. They had the chance to write sentences about things they like. They added adjectives to make their writing more interesting.

We have now started our next unit on instructions. We discussed what instructions are and talked about using 'bossy verbs' to deliver instructions. The children all had the opportunity to follow instructions either outside or in the sports hall. We then had a go at following instructions to make our own chocolate sprinkle sandwich. The children enjoyed this very much! We will begin writing our instructions for this next week.

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Week commencing 02.10.17

This week we have continued with our literacy topic based on Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly. Over the week we have had lots of fun thinking of adjectives to describe things that we like. The children had lots of fun sharing their ideas with each other.

Our word for the week is 'my'. We have started using this in our writing. The children enjoyed drawing and painting a picture of themselves and adding a caption to show 'My name is..' and something they like doing. Eg. 'I love going to the beach'. We are working really hard to remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in our writing.

We have also enjoyed developing our number skills this week:


Week commencing 25.09.17

We have started our new literacy topic based on Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly by Nick Sharrett and Sue Heap.

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This book is a lovely book for the children as it is made up of simple but fun sentences.

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Over the week we have had lots of fun composing and even writing our own sentences.

Our word of the week - 'like'. Please can the children practice reading, writing and spelling the word.

Week commencing 18.09.17

This week we have moved on to writing captions. We had a walk around the school and then had to write a sentence about that place i.e. This is the office.

The children were so good at writing captions that we moved on to writing captions about ourselves. One of our favourite captions was by Evie who wrote "I like decorating cupcakes.'

Learning Logs - WOW! We have been amazed by the quality of the learning logs.

Thank you to all the parents who have kindly offered to come in and hear readers. We are very grateful.


Our word of the week - 'the'. Please can the children practice reading, writing and spelling this word.

Week commencing 11.09.17

The children have had a lovely first full week in Year 1. They have come to school every day ready and eager to learn, they have worked well with each other and are kind and thoughtful to each other.


In literacy this week we have started to write labels and lists. The children have enjoyed labelling different objects in the classroom. They were brilliant at writing shopping lists.


In numeracy we have been securing our counting to 20. The children have been learning different strategies to support their counting.