Year 1


Last week, Year 1 and 2 went to see The Grinch at the cinema as part of the Into Film Festival. On returning to school, Year 1 looked at the key themes of the film including looking at why the main character behaves the way he does. They then had a go at designing and making a machine to deliver Christmas presents just like The Grinch does in the film.

Stansted Mountfitchet Castle and toy museum

Recently Year 1 enjoyed a visit to Stansted Mountfitchet Castle and Toy Museum. They had an exciting time travelling there by train. The trip links beautifully with our current history topic of ‘How toys have changed over time’ and then in the Spring Term we will be focusing on houses and homes including looking at castles. When asked what their favourite part of the trip was the children unanimously said “everything”!

The Enormous Crocodile

Today we had a visit from The Enormous Crocodile himself!! We have been looking at the story and we had the chance to interview him and ask him all about his secret plans and clever tricks.


In History we have started to think about our new topic of 'Toys in the past'. To begin the topic we have brought our favourite toys from now in to share together and discuss.

A new school year

The children settled in very well this week and have enjoyed exploring their new classroom. They had fun finding items on a classroom scavenger hunt on the first day and thinking of the animals being described during a science quiz. The Superheroes role-play has been very popular and there has been some very positive play. The classroom library and painting area have also been popular and well used. The class have made a good start in learning the new routines of Year 1 and getting to grip with all the subjects that we cover.