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.

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Term 5

This term we have been enjoying reading all about Penguin Blue and his adventures with his kite. We put actions to the story and enjoyed acting it out. We then retold the story in our own words before creating our very own stories where our characters discover something that takes them on a journey! We hope you enjoy reading our stories as much as we enjoyed writing them!

In our maths work we have been very busy learning how to count in our tens and ones. We have worked hard to master this skill and even though we found it quite tricky, not one of us ever said ‘We can’t do this!’ Mrs Storer is extremely proud of our attitude to our learning. We have also been using our tens frames to help with addition and subtraction calculations. We really have enjoyed our maths learning!

Term 4

A short but extremely exciting term! We were lucky enough to come to school and find that Mrs Cruse had organised for us to look after 12 duck eggs in an incubator.

We looked after the eggs very carefully over the next few weeks and were lucky enough to have 6 ducklings hatch!

We are sure you will agree that the ducklings were absolutely gorgeous and we had lots of fun watching them swim each day and then snuggle together under the heat lamp.

We all wrote instructions on how to look after the ducklings and hope that Reception class find our instructions helpful when their chick eggs hatch.

Science Week – Making a vehicle for our hedgehogs
What a fabulous day we have had! We started our morning by exploring how things move, using marbles and elastic bands. In our teams we then designed and made a vehicle for our hedgehog to travel in. Wonderful team work from everyone.



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!