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Welcome to the Year 1 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

Everything Dinosaur

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Last week Year 1 were visited by Mike  from Everything Dinosaur.

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They were able to get really close and handle many exciting fossils and learnt much about dinosaurs from an expert!

Did you know that although an Ankylosaurus was huge, his brain was only the size of a child's fist? Here the children try their fissts for size inside the skull of an Ankylosaurus!

Yes, he was so big that seven children could stand within his tummy!

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As you can imagine the children were very enthusiastic and we really feel that this "hands on"  visit was beneficial to their learning.

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Of course everyone likes to try and roar as loudly as a dinosaur!

Phiz Lab!

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This week year one enjoyed visiting the new Phiz Lab. We found it very exciting and enjoyed investigating all of the different resources we could find.

We found out about the life cycle of a frog and we could talk about the different stages.

We are also enjoying writing our very own dinosaur adventure stories. Our teachers can’t wait to see the finished stories!

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Happy New Year Everyone!

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This week in Literacy we have launched our new topic of ‘Dinosaurs’.

We have been using our ‘Talk for Writing’ actions to learn a lot of new facts about dinosaurs. Did you know that some of the tallest dinosaurs were over 15 metres tall?

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In maths we have been exploring the number 20 using a lot of resources. We have represented the number in a range of different ways, discovered what times tables it appears in and explored many number facts.

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

Just a reminder that Year 1 swimming days are as follows.

1AD- Wednesdays

1AG – Thursdays.


The Year 1 Team

Tinsel and Tea-towels

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We have been very busy this week rehearsing our show of 'Tinsel and Tea-Towels'. We are looking forward to seeing you all


Please note our performance times in the Acorns Hall are:

Monday 14th - 2-15-3-15

Tuesday 15th 9-15-10-15



True or False?

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In maths we used a range of apparatus from our maths boxes to test whether the number sentences and word problems were true or false. We felt like teachers checking the work and found it fun.

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Black History Week

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As part of Black History Week we have been looking at Bob Marley. Watch the video below of one of his songs and join in if you can!



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This week we have enjoyed using Numicon to help us understand the value of money and to help us with our number bonds.

We have enjoyed the Harvest assembly this week and listened well to Reverend Green’s story. Thank you for all the food you all provided.

Please note this week is Moodle homework.


Halving Numbers

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This week in Literacy we have been writing some recounts of Barnaby Bears trip to Paris. We didn’t like the sound of eating frogs legs but decided we would like to go to the Eifel tower.

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In Maths we have been halving numbers by sharing into 2 groups and have been counting in lots of 2’s, 5’s and 10s.

Barnaby Bear

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This week we have met Barnaby Bear. Barnaby Bear is a travelling bear who has been to lots of places all over the world. We are looking forward to learning lots more about Barnaby Bear as our topic continues.

In geography we have been looking at maps and we have plotted some routes to school some of us even recognised the names of the roads that we live on.

In Maths we have investigating tens and units in a number and have tried to make the numbers using Numicon.

Just a reminder that this week the homework is on moodle.bear

Thanks for your support.

The Year 1 Team.


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Our topic this term is ‘Seasonal Changes’. We enjoyed going on a walk around our school to look for signs of autumn. We even had a visit to the school pond to see what we could find. We will visit the pond throughout the year to track changes through seasons.

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Great Start!

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We have had a super start in to Year 1. We have settled quickly into new routines and have impressed our teachers already!

As part of our topic lessons this week we have been outside to play a rage of traditional playground games we learnt how to play Captain's Coming and the game In and Out The Dusty Bluebells.

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In Maths we have started to learn our 10 times table with Percy Parker and have recapped our number bonds to 10. We have also been outside to the playground and measured lots of objects using a range of resources.

In literacy we have enjoyed using adjectives to describe a ‘Wild Thing’ and some of us have even used a simile!

Just a reminder that homework will be given out on Wednesdays and will be due back in on Mondays.

Thanks for your support.

The Year 1 Team.

Dance Stars

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We hope you enjoyed our celebration of dance assembly today those of you who managed to come and see the show. Our teachers are very proud of us.

In Maths this week we have been solving a range of mixed maths problems using our mental maths skills and our resources to check our answers.

In Literacy we have been writing pirate adventure stories and designing our own pirates.

We are looking forward to our final full week in Year1.

Thanks for all your support.

The Year 1 Team

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