Year 1

Oh We Do Like to be Beside the Seaside!


This week the seaside came to Year 1! We enjoyed a day of paddling pool fun, sprinkler mayhem, traditional seaside games, funfair snacks, shell crafts and of course a surprise visit from an ice-cream van (Mrs Hopkinson and Miss Ewin’s ears have only just recovered from the screams of delight when it arrived on the Little Roots playground). It was a brilliant day getting soaked, building sandcastles and eating ice-cream…..just like a day at the beach!

Caterpillars and butterflies!

Year 1 have been looking after some lovely little caterpillars over the past few weeks. We have been documenting their development in mini fact books as they grew and changed.

We couldn't believe our eyes when they started to hang upside down and turn into chrysalides! We were so lucky to be able to watch them hatching out as beautiful painted ladies and stretch their newly formed wings! After a few days building up their strength, we set them free on our school field, some of us even got to hold one before they flew away.

Summer Term 1

Summer term means some great opportunities to investigate plants, especially with all the different weather we have been experiencing recently! Over the past few weeks we placed 'beans in a bag' to watch them grow in detail and see all the different parts of them clearly, we keep a diary of how they are growing and are in charge of updating them ourselves! We are now starting to grow our own cress! Year 1 are getting some very green fingers!

We are really loving all the different ways we are able to extend our learning during our continuous provision thanks to some wonderful new resources funded by the PTA. We are trying really hard to become more independent learners. Recently we have acted out stories to write using our small world resources, created a map of an arctic zoo which we then drew and labelled, used our knowledge of maps of the UK to put upon our sand castles and continued our shape understanding by making structures with our 3d shapes.

Thank you PTA!

We're Back!

It's been great being back in school again after eight weeks of Remote Learning. We've really enjoyed working and playing with our friends again, using all the fantastic resources we have in the Year 1 indoor and outdoor classrooms including our new water and sand trays. We've taken part in team building activities in PE lessons, worked hard at our maths and literacy activities and enjoyed completing our challenges again during Busy Learning Time.

News from the week beginning 25.9.20

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News from the week beginning the 18.10.20

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Welcome Back October 2020

We've been working hard on our Challenges during Busy Learning Time since starting back from the Half Term break. We also had a go at being weather presenters and thought about how the weather changes with the different seasons.

Remembrance Day 11.11.20

This year Remembrance Day was marked in our classrooms by making paper poppies to wear and watching an assembly which the school council had prepared followed by a 2 minute silence.

Christmas News

It's been a fun-filled busy few weeks leading up to Christmas. We had our rehearsals and recording of our virtual Nativity Play 'An Angel, A Star and A Stable'. Here are some of the characters from our class.

We've also been busy making Christmas cards, calendars and decorations. Some of our Busy Learning Challenges have been Christmas-themed too including making a tree decoration, writing about our favourite character from the Nativity, sorting the branches on a Christmas tree by length and matching numbered baubles to their number names.

We've had a wonderful Autumn Term in Year 1 despite all the restrictions and adjustments caused by the pandemic. We look forward to 2021 for more fantastic fun and learning.