Welcome to Year 1

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Mrs Lever, Mrs Elliott, Mrs Proctor, Mrs Hosken, Mrs Eddy

Miss Brockman (1B), Mrs Salamone (1S), Miss Reed (1R)

Wow! What an amazing start! All of the children have settled in to their new routines extremely well and have been working incredibly hard in all areas of our learning.

In Science, we have been learning about different animals and how they compare with each other. We have created camouflage pictures and used instruments and movements to 'The March of the Animals' and 'Animal Boogie'. Soon, we will be visiting the Screech Owl Sanctuary!

In Maths, we have enjoyed challenging ourselves with numbers to 10. We have solved problems and are now really good at proving why an answer is correct. We have enjoyed using resources to help us learn, and look forward our new challenges in the spring term.

In English, we have been learning how to write sentences using nouns and adjectives. We thought about how to describe the things we experienced during the learning about our story 'Owl Babies'. We have also retold the story using puppets, masks and a story map. We used questions to find out more about the characters.  

We are excited about rockets next term! Our focus story to start the New Year will be 'Whatever Next!' by Jill Murphy.  Our focus learning in Science will be Materials. Please save all of those interesting packages for us, and we look forward to sharing our learning with you on the website!

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What's happening in Year 1?

Screech Owl Sanctuary - Year 1 Visit

On Thursday 4th October, Year 1 visited Screech Owl Sanctuary as part of their topic on Owls. They heard lots of facts about owls: habitats, diet, likes and dislikes, and had a brilliant day!

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Science Week

In Year 1, we have explored lots of different areas of Science. We have been on a bug and nature hunt using our magnifying glasses in the playground; we have made apple and seed bird feeders to feed the wild birds, and we have explored our senses. We tasted different foods, smelt various scents and tried to guess the different sounds we could hear.

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Bonfire Poetry and Art

In Year 1, we have been learning about fireworks and Bonfire Night. We created firework pictures by colouring a piece of paper in crayon, painting it black and scratching off the paint. We also used a range of tools to create fireworks on a black piece of paper with brightly coloured paint. In English, we have written Bonfire Night poems using adjectives.

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People Who Help US

Keeping children safe in school is the most important role we play. If you have any serious concerns about any child, please speak to Mrs Walpole or Mrs Stoddern.

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