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

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

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This week we have been learning about seaside’s in the past. We enjoyed watching Magic Grandad go back in time to the seaside and we learnt lots of interesting facts. We didn’t know that the poor could not afford a bathing suit so they could only paddle and that people went to the seaside once a year as a treat. We also found out that you would get changed in a bathing machine and that the pier was an exciting place to be as there were a range of games such as hoopla, roll a penny and Punch and Judy shows.

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Sports Day

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This week during our P.E lessons we have been busy practising our events for Sports Day. We look forward to seeing you all there supporting us and cheering us all on.

Thank you for bringing in the jam jars for our business enterprise products and we hope you like your new tea light holders!

A big well done to the children for working so hard in their phonics this year they have all worked really hard and we are proud of them all!

The Year 1 Team

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!




The Year 1 Team

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