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Year 1

Welcome to year 1's class page


March 2019

Spring 2nd Half Term

This half term we are looking at under the sea creatures. We are looking at the book Dear Greenpeace and will be practicing out letter writing skills. Don't be surprised if you have a letter in the post from your child! As we are very exciting to write what we have been learning to our parents! We will be continuing to develop our addition and subtraction skills within 20 looking at inverse and missing number problems. We are really loving use the counting on  or backwards method. We are using ipads to research about whales and thier young. We are trying to think of a way to see how long a blue whale is as we have found out this is the largest mammal in the world. We have been having a fantastic time with our SCITT teacher Miss Parsons who will be leaving us for her final placement soon.  

January 2019

Spring 1st Half Term

Welcome back after the Christmas holiday we hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a lovely start to the new year.

We have started our new topic of The Good, the Bad and the Useful. We are really excited to find out about famous people who had made some really useful objects to help us with our everyday. We are also really excited to have a good at making a good umbrella by looking at good, bad and useful materials. We will be looking at naming and identifying different materials and looking at their properties. We can wait to test out all the different materials to see which material is the most suitable for an umbrella.

In our English lessons we have started our topic by learning the story Handa's Surprise. We have tasted all the different seven delicious fruit Handa took to her friend and are using adventurous adjectives to describe them. We will then use these adjectives to write sentences about Miss Griffith's surprise and the seven delicious fruits she takes to her friend. Finally the children will write their own surprise for the hot task using adjectives and writing sentences with capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

During our maths lessons we have started by looking at positions. We have looked at naming positions during a race and when in a queue from different directions. We will then also begin to use left and right language when describing where objects are. Following this our next topic will be numbers within 20 where we will look at place value of numbers larger than 10 and recognising and writing the digit and the name of numbers up to 20. We will then moved on to learning different methods for addition and subtraction within 20 recapping on our previous methods we learnt when learning addition and subtractions within 10.

During our RE lessons we are looking at special people and special people within the church. We will then move onto Meals where we learn about all the special meals around Easter.

Upcoming dates

23rd January Crown Hills Sports Trip

24th January Year 1 Liturgy

October 2018

Autumn 2nd Half Term

Welcome back after half term we hope you've had a lovely break.

This half term we have started our new topic Furious Fires. During this topic we will be learning about Diwali, the history behind Bonfire Night celebrations and the Great Fire of London. During our English lessons we have been learning The scarecrow poem and looking at rhyming words. We will then be looking at The Gingerbread Man, learning the story off by heart and having a go at retelling the whole story. We will then be looking at instructions for making Gingerbread Men  and writing instructions for our own gingerbread biscuit. We are so excited to eat lots of delicious gingerbread cookies!

During our Maths lessons we have been looking at number bonds within 10 and using the number bond diagram. We will then be looking at different methods for addition such as counting pictures, counting on and being able to recognise a small amount of objects without counting. Finally we will move onto learning method for subtraction including crossing out, taking objects away and counting backwards. Alongside this we will continue with number recognition and formation.

During RE lessons we are looking at what it means to belong and the signs and symbols of a Baptism. We will then later in the term look at the Jewish faith and start our final Autumn RE topic of Waiting where we will look at the story of the Nativity and the special time of Christmas.

Upcoming dates

5th December Pantomime Trip

14th December KS1 Nativity

September 2018

Autumn 1st Half Term

We have started the brand new academic year in our brand new classroom. We are really enjoying our new classroom with all our brand new table and chairs. This week we’ve enjoyed reading Tidy Titch and learning each other’s favourite toy. We’ve been looking at counting to 10 from zero and how to write their name as well as the number. We’ve had lots of fun using the ten frames to show different amounts in different ways. During our topic lessons we have been looking at labelling body parts. We have focused on labelling the body parts we find on our face. During our RE lessons we have been looking our families and why they are so special to us. We have also been learning that we are all part of God’s family and the Holy Cross community.


Class Prayer

Dear God,

Thank you for our school, the children and the teachers. Please help us to do our best in everything we do and learn new things. I will try to remember that you live in me and my friends. I will show your love to others and grow with you each day.




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