Year 1: Gallery

Year 1 - putting out the gnomes, by Miss Jones

Date: 18th Jun 2021 @ 3:37pm

We put our gnomes in the school garden so that they could look after our plants. 

Year 1 Multi-skills Workshop, by Miss Jones

Date: 18th Jun 2021 @ 3:31pm

We loved completing the six different activities in the multi-skills workshop today. Thankfully the sun came out just in time for us to go outside. 

Year 1 writing, by Miss Jones

Date: 10th Jun 2021 @ 5:34pm

This week we enjoyed looking at our new book, Goldilocks and just the one bear. We worked hard in our writing lesson on Monday. We were learning all about adjectives and how they can move around in a sentence. 

On Wednesday and Thursday we worked on writing a poem to show the noises that Bear would hear in the busy city. 

Super sentenes Year One!


Miss Jones. 

Year 1 Garden Gnomes, by Miss Jones

Date: 10th Jun 2021 @ 5:29pm

Year One were really excited to finish creating their own garden gnome for our school garden. The children carefully made their gnome using clay and then painted their design.

I am so proud of how carefully the children worked when making their gnomes. They all did such a wonderful job and they should feel very proud of themselves. 

They cannot wait to put them with our plants in the garden. 

Well done Year One.


Y5 Strawberry wellies, by Mrs Percival

Date: 12th May 2021 @ 2:06pm

Y5 have been planting strawberry plants in wellies for the quiet garden. We have drilled holes in the bottom of the wellies and cut them down a little. Now we are looking forward to some strawberries and cream before the end of term!

Year 1: 7.5.21, by Miss Jones

Date: 9th May 2021 @ 7:15pm

It was lovely to see Year One after the long weekend. We have had another busy week of learning :) 

In maths we have been using counters to help us use the ‘make ten first’ method to add. This is a tricky new method and the children have been working really hard with their talk partners. 

In English we have been working on using our senses to describe what the toys could see, hear and how they felt when the boy left them out in the garden. Then children used some fantastic describing words in their sentences and I loved reading their descriptions. 

We are also really enjoying out weekly computing lessons using the iPads and the Book Creator App. The children are working on making their own book about using the story, The Three Little Pigs. They are making fabulous progress with their books, each week. We have practised adding images, text and even our own voices. What fantastic collaboration.  I wonder what we will be working on next week? 

Learning in Year 1, by Miss Jones

Date: 3rd May 2021 @ 4:52pm

Have a look at our Gallery to see what we have been up to recently. 

Year 1 - POETRY, by Miss Jones

Date: 4th Mar 2021 @ 9:52am

Year 1 have enjoyed looking at poetry for this weeks remote learning. We have looked at two list poems called At the Zoo and In The Empty Classroom. As we are returning to school on Monday, it seemed fitting to write about our classroom. 

Have a look at our fabulous poems called 'In the Classroom'. 

Year 1 - What makes ME special?, by Miss Jones

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 4:51pm

For part of our work for Children's Mental Health, the children in Year 1 talked with a grown up about what makes them special. We enjoyed learning the word unique and exploring what that means. 

After discussing what makes them special, the children drew around their grown up's hand and wrote their top 5 reasons down. They then expressed their creativity and decorated their hand. 

Reading the children's work just reminded me of what a kind, caring and hard working class Year One are. Click our Gallery to have a look at what makes us special.

Well done to our Year One Superstars smiley

Year 1 Art and Design Technology, by Miss Jones

Date: 25th Jan 2021 @ 6:06pm

Today Year 1 have enjoyed learning how to draw a character from our new book called The Lion Inside. 

We watched a step by step video by the illustrator, Jim Field to learn how to draw the mouse. Check out our fabulous drawings.

Miss Jones tweeted Jim Field to show him some of our drawings and he replied!  How exciting is that.  

If you want to have a go, click HERE for the link to the video 


Last week, the children worked on designing, making and evaluating their own junk model monster. The final pieces were fabulous. 


Check out our gallery to see what a creative class we are.

Year 1 Week beginning 14.12.20, by Miss Jones

Date: 17th Dec 2020 @ 5:30pm

We have had a lovely week in Year 1 with lots of festive activities too. 

On Monday we enjoyed playing Numbots on the iPads. The children loved setting up their Numbot and starting to play the game. I would encourage children to play Numbots at home to help with their number confidence, fluency and recall. Letters to Parents and Carers about accessing Numbots, including Logins were sent home on Monday. Please let me know if you need another copy. Login information is also on a sticker on the front of the children's homework books. 


On Wednesday, we enjoyed pulling crackers and eating our delicious Christmas dinners. The children displayed wonderful manners in the hall, saying please and thank you to the adults who helped them. I enjoyed eating my lunch with the children too. 

On Thursday, we had our pebble jar treat. We enjoyed watching The Grinch (rateed U). We also enjoyed party games in the hall in the afternoon. 


Check our our gallery for more photographs of what we have been up to this week. 


Have a wonderful Christmas Break. I look forward to welcoming you all back to school in the New Year. 


Miss Jones. 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... in Year One., by Miss Jones

Date: 6th Dec 2020 @ 6:43pm

This week we marked the beginning of Advent by making decorations for our classroom Christmas trees. We also enjoyed making angels for a display in the local church. 

Kitty the Kindness Elf also appeared in our classroom on Tuesday with a message to spread the kindness. Every day she brings a new way of spreading kindness such as saying please and thank you, letting someone go in front of you or simply smiling and saying hello to someone. 

In English we have been learning how to write plurals by adding -s or -es to a word. In Maths we have been working on writing number sentences for addition and how to use counting on to add.

Year 1: Week 3, by Miss Jones

Date: 22nd Nov 2020 @ 4:06pm

Another busy week in Year 1. We have enjoyed exploring number bonds in maths and we have been retelling the story, Lost and Found. The children have all worked really hard on their writing and use of finger spaces. We have also enjoyed spending time in the construction corner, making boats using blocks or lego, for the boy and the penguin to use to get back to the South Pole. We cannot wait to see what our new book will be on Monday.

Year 1 Journey to the South Pole, by Miss Jones

Date: 9th Nov 2020 @ 8:06pm

What a busy day we have had in Year One!

This morning we read a little bit more of our story in English. The boy in the story decided to help the lost penguin by taking him back to the South Pole. We then talked about what it is like in the South Pole by watching a video and using google Earth. We found our that the South Pole is on the continent of Antarctica which is the coldest and windiest continent. Did you know that Antarctica is also classed as a desert because it does not rain very often?  

After that, we talking about packing a suitcase for the journey. What would keep us warm? We looked inside Miss Jones' suitcase and practised reading all of the labels. We then wrote our own list of things to pack to go to the South Pole.

After lunch, we decided to make a snack to take on our journey... a jam sandwich. After making sure our hands were washed, we carefully followed the steps to make the sandwich. Then enjoyed eating it. Then we talked about if we liked it and if we would do anything differently next time.

Tomorrow we will write our own instructions to teach someone else how to make a delicious jam sandwich. 

Well done Year 1! 


Year 1: W/C 3.11.20, by Miss Jones

Date: 8th Nov 2020 @ 11:25am

It was so lovely seeing the Year 1 children return to school after their well deserved break over half term. 

We have had another wonderful week together. The children continue to amaze me with their positive behaviour and interest in their learning. 

We started the week by discussing the importance of Remembrance Day and how it links to one of our school values: respect. Everyone used watercolour paints to make a paper poppy for our class wreath. There is a photo in our gallery. 

We have also enjoyed a moment of calm whilst doing some mindfulness colouring. We talked about enjoying 'me time' and how it can help us feel calm and happy. 

We also enjoyed having a go at some Bonfire Night activities on Thursday, including firework printing with vibrant colours and glitter.   

Have a look at our gallery to see what we have been up to. 

Y1 - Final week of Autumn 1, by Miss Jones

Date: 1st Nov 2020 @ 6:16pm

Year 1 had a lovely last week of the half term. They have worked so hard this half term and have really earnt a restful half term break. 

Things took a spooky turn in the last week of half term as we enjoyed lots of Halloween activities. 

We sorted trick or treat words in phonics as well as completed a spooky trail outside, looking for tricky words.

We practised counting and recognising teen numbers using pumpkin seeds and tweezers. (Much harder than it looks!)

We used learnt about capacity using magical potion bottles and used key vocabulary to talk about their capacity (full, almost full, half full, almost empty, empty) 

We made pumpkin cards and wrote messages to our friends and family. 

We were also sent a letter from The Great Wizards asking for help with writing potions for his new book. The children did a great job, remembering to form their letters correctly, use finger spaces and to use their phonics for spellings.  

Y1 - Week 6, by Miss Jones

Date: 11th Oct 2020 @ 7:05pm

Another fun week in Year One. On Monday, a mysterious, frozen block of ice appeared on our tuff tray. We enjoyed watching it melt and guessing what was inside. It was lots of ..... Arctic animals! The children are really enjoying playing with them in the Arctic small world area as well as learning about animals that live in cold habitats with Mrs Bailey. 

We also had a letter from a character in our English text, Mr Forgetful, who works in the Lost and Found Office. He had mixed up and lost some of the labels for the lost animals and asked for Year One's help. We were able to match up the mixed up labels and write new ones for him. Good job Year One! 

Y1 - Week 5, by Miss Jones

Date: 4th Oct 2020 @ 2:39pm

Year 1 have had another busy week. We have been practising combining words to make simple sentences and practising counting forwards and backwards. The children were also very excited to start working in their new Maths No Problem workbooks. With Miss Anders, the children have been talking about friendship and how we can be a good friend. The children were able to identify the difference between friendly and unfriendly actions.  


For National Poetry Day on Thursday we enjoyed learning actions to two poems all about Autumn, 'I Hear Thunder and The Autumn Action Rhyme'.

Y1 - Week 4, by Miss Jones

Date: 26th Sep 2020 @ 9:54pm

We have had a another busy week in Year One. We have made a whole class piece of artwork to display at the local church. The theme was Harvest so we made a rainbow using fruit and vegetables printing. We have also started our new book in English called Lost and Found. We have enjoyed making predictions about our new book and have practised out cutting skills by making a shape penguin. On Thursday we enjoyed taking part in the skipping workshop. Finally, on Friday we took part in our last Forest Schools session.   

Y1 - Week 3, by Miss Jones

Date: 18th Sep 2020 @ 10:17am

This week, our learning has been based on the most beautiful book called The Colour Monster. One day, Colour Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through colour.

First, we enjoyed listening to the story and discussing each of the different emotions. We then listened to different types of music and talked about how music can affect the way we feel. Then we made birthday cards for everyone in the class so that they feel happy on their birthday. Throughout the week, we have painted and collaged our own colour monsters for our art gallery and made emotion jars for a class display. In Maths, we have practised counting monsters, explored 2d shapes and found different ways to sort objects and monsters. We have also used role-play puppets to retell the story. In writing, we began learning how to use finger spaces and full stops when writing speech bubbles. 


What a busy week we have had!


If you would like to listen to the story again, here is the link:

There is also a bonus quiz to try at the end.   

Our first full week in Year 1, by Miss Jones

Date: 13th Sep 2020 @ 11:25am

What a busy week we have had this week, topped off with our first Forest School session with Mr Hadfield. For Forest school photographs from Friday 11th September, click here 


Miss Jones smiley

Hands-on learning in Year 1, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 4th Sep 2020 @ 4:53pm

Learning in Year 1, by Miss Jones

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 3:07pm

Thank you for sending me you work from the final week of Year 1. 

You are all Superstars and I hope you have a lovely break over the Summer Holidays.

Thank you all for making me smile this year. 

See you at 4:30 for our Goodbye Zoom. 

Miss Jones. 

Learning in Year 1, by Miss Jones

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 12:27pm

Here are some pictures of some of the work you have been doing whilst at home or with your bubble in school. 



Home learning in Year 1 (Week 10), by Miss Jones

Date: 19th Jun 2020 @ 1:08pm

Week 10 home learning in Year 1

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