Year 1

Welcome to Year 1! We are very excited to begin Key Stage One and are looking forward to lots of exciting learning opportunities throughout the year. Mrs Storer is our teacher, along with Mrs Cruse who teaches us on a Tuesday afternoon. We are also lucky enough to have Mrs Walker, Mrs Carpenter and Mrs Warner helping us with our learning every day. Oh….and don’t forget Fred and Arnold our class gerbils!

Year 1 Curriculum Information                                     Year 1 spellings                                          Learning through the Year                               

Term 3 – This has been a very short term but we have been incredibly busy enjoying lots of different learning opportunities. Our topic for term 3 and 4 is Fabulous Food and Farming, and to kick start our learning we paid a visit to Tesco in Weston Super Mare. Here we were lucky enough to learn about how eating fish plays an important part in a healthy diet. We weren’t too keen on being so close to the fish, as you can probably tell by our faces, but we eventually decided maybe they weren’t quite as bad as we had first thought! We also became sugar detectives and found out how to see if a cereal has too much sugar in it. To make our breakfasts healthier we discussed how adding fruit and yogurt is a good way to add flavour without adding more sugar.

We have also had a surprise visitor from a local farm! The lamb was only one week old and we enjoyed learning about the food and drink it has to ensure that it grows up to be healthy and strong. We also enjoyed being able to give it a little cuddle!

Last week we were very excited to have a visit from Warburtons. Again, we were learning about healthy living and were able to actually make our own healthy sandwiches. We enjoyed discovering lots of delicious but healthy fillings that we can add to make our sandwiches extra tasty.

We have also been busy learning our number bonds to 10 and 20 and have enjoyed looking at and drawing ‘Part-Part-Whole’ pictures to help us understand how our number bonds are made up of 2 numbers. Some of us have been looking at a systematic way to record our work so that we know we have included every number bond we possibly can.

Term 2 – We have had such a busy term! We began by reading some poems all about worms and then went out to see if we could find some ourselves. They were obviously feeling quite shy, but we did manage to find a few!

We wrote some super descriptions of worms too.

Last week we also had a very special treat – we went to the cinema as part of the Festival of Film. We watched Captain Underpants and have now been thinking of some questions that we would like to ask a Superhero.

In our maths we have been using Numicon to help us with our subtraction and we have enjoyed making up some subtraction stories.

Subtraction stories;

Elliot – I had 10 biscuits. Mummy came and ate 6. I only had 4 left!

Jae – I had 10 cakes. Nanny Gina came along and ate 7. I had 3 left.

Max – I had 10 dinosaurs and a T-Rex ate 5 of them. I only had 5 left.


Term 1  – What a busy start to Year 1! We have all settled into our wonderful new classroom really well and have enjoyed making puppets and theatres to link with our work on Peter Pan and our topic, ‘All the World’s a Stage’. We wrote some character descriptions and drew story maps, which we are sure you will agree are fabulous!

We have been enjoying some Autumn walks in the sunshine and had fun finding items to sort for maths. We were able to explain clearly how and why we had sorted things in certain ways – we are already developing our mathematical language and reasoning skills!

We have even managed to squeeze in a Class Worship where we showed our parents all the exciting things we have been learning about so far in Yr1 and they were very impressed with the rap we sang!