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Literacy Stars

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This week in Literacy we have described some seaside settings using a range of openers and adjectives. Here are some examples of our work.



In maths we have enjoyed using money to add totals and to give the correct change. Some of us would make super shop keepers already!

In P.E we have started to practise some of the games we will need to play next week during our Sports Day.

Please can we remind you to please bring in a clear jar for our business enterprise products.

Thanks for your support.

The Year 1 Team.

The Tunnel!

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This week we have been reading the story of ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne. We have planned our own adventure story about what we might find and see when our characters enter the tunnel. It has been really fun to use our imagination and invent fantasy worlds and characters of our own.


We hope you all have a lovely half term holiday.

The Year 1 Team

Dinosaur Adventures

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This week Year 1 have written some super dinosaur adventure stories. We have used all of the vocabulary from our 'Talk for writing' sessions and have really enjoyed writing them.

In Maths we have been looking at 3D shapes and symmetrical patterns. We created some super symmetrical patterns of our own on squared paper and played some games on the iPads. 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 Team

Measuring Dinosaurs

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We hope everyone had a lovely Bank Holiday Monday and made the most of the extra day off!

This week we have been using rulers to measure dinosaur footprints. We are looking forward to measuring the real size of dinosaurs features on the field later on in our topic.

We have also made predictions about weight and then used the scales to see if we were correct.


In literacy we have been focussing on using adverbs and identifying pronouns.

How many pronouns can you spot in this paragraph?

The little girl was very excited because she was having a party to celebrate her birthday. Her dad had bought her a chocolate birthday cake as he knew that she would like it. He hoped that all the children would enjoy themselves.

Jurassic Scenes

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In our Topic lesson this week Year 1 have been using the technique of shape blocking to draw a Stegosaurus. We looked at each of the dinosaurs features and decided which shape would best suit that part. After we had drawn the outline of the dinosaur using shapes we began to add more detail. We think this is a really useful skill to learn.

We also created our own underwater Jurassic scenes using evidence from the past to help us. We looked at the fossils Mary Anning found and imagined what the sea would have looked like with the prehistoric creatures in. We talked about how important Mary Anning was and how fossils are created. jur2blog Jur


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This week in science we have been investigating our senses. We got to taste different flavoured crisps and had to guess which plate contained salt and vinegar flavour. We also had to smell some different spices and guess which one was the smell of cinnamon. We were not a fan of some of the different smells!


Everything Dinosaurs.

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Today we had a fantastic first day back to school with Dinosaur Mike. He is a Palaeontologist and we were lucky enough to have him to come in to our school to show us some real fossils. We learnt some fascinating facts about dinosaurs and were shocked at just how big some of the dinosaurs were.

Did you know the head of a Triceratops was the size of a car? Or that a Stegosaurus could fit 5 children into his tummy and even if these children stretched out their arms they still wouldn’t reach the sides of its body?

We are looking forward to learning lots more in our topic.

We hope you had a lovely Easter holiday.

The Year 1 Team.

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This week we have enjoyed getting the apparatus out for our Gymnastics lesson. We thought of different ways of travelling, jumping and rolling. We enjoyed climbing on the apparatus.

We are all very excited to see the Solar Eclipse tomorrow and are keeping our fingers crossed that it won’t be cloudy or raining!

We are looking forward to the Easter Bonnet parade and the Talent Show next Friday.


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Happy Mothers Day

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This week the children have really enjoyed making your Mothers Day baskets, cards and cakes. We hope you all have a lovely day and your children spoil you!

In maths we have used the resources to create arrays to work out our times tables.

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Thanks for your support.

The Year 1 Team.

World Book Day

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We have completed lots of practical maths sessions this week. We hope that you enjoyed our Inspire Workshop and liked working alongside your children.

We loved World Book Day and the teachers thought our costumes were fantastic!




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School Days!

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We hope you have all had a lovely holiday and have enjoyed your week off school!

We have had a good first week back in Year 1 and have done lots of work already.

In literacy, we have been looking at prepositions and apostrophes.

Can you find the prepositions in these sentences?

1. The boy stood beside the road until it was clear to cross.

2. The train went through the tunnel.

3. The boulder fell in front of the bulldozer.

4 The boy ran towards his Daddy.

5. Fish live under the water, far below the surface to keep safe.

We found apostrophes quite tricky. Use this website to play some games on at home to practise.

In Maths, we have been using Numicon to find missing numbers in number sentences and have also checked our answers by using the inverse.

We have enjoyed learning about our new topic ‘School Days.’ Some of us couldn’t believe that teachers used to have canes and use a Dunce’s hat! We look forward to learning more over the next few weeks.

The Year 1 Team

Happy Half Term

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In maths this week we have enjoyed completing a range of activities based on Shape, Space and Measure. We have enjoyed looking at capacity, measuring objects using rulers and metre sticks and creating models and patterns with 2D and 3D shapes.


In literacy we have enjoyed using 'Talk for Writing' to retell the story of 'The Princess and the Frog' and we have been identifying different types of sentences such as commands, questions and statements.

We think the children deserve a good break over the half term and hope you all have fun!

Please note that swimming lessons will continue on the same days after the half term.

Thanks for all your ongoing support.

The Year 1 Team

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