We have a fantastic topic this term called ‘Animal Adventure! We cannot wait to meet our new classroom visitor and show them our Class 1 learning!

The Spring term is always a busy time for children in Year 1.
In maths children will be building on their Autumn term knowledge and will be counting forwards and backwards in ones, fives and tens and recognising place value beyond 20. Children will be adding and subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. The children will continue to look at how to measure length, weight and capacity and will move on to time.
In English, we will continue to build on all of our writing skills, including capital letters, full stops, the conjunction ‘and’, sentence openers and adjectives, through a range of animal themed texts and traditional tales.
Children will begin their science learning by looking at winter and we will also be looking at animals, recognising and naming different animals and their classes. The topic of ‘Animal Adventure’ will be a running theme throughout all of our foundation subjects this term and children will have a variety of animal themed learning activities to take part including animal puppets in DT and patterns in Art!

Children in Year 1 will receive regular Maths and English homework and creative homework (purple book) will continue be given out half-termly throughout the year. Children will continue to receive reading books linked to their ability from school and will need to answer their comprehension question in their journal book.

PE sessions for Class 1 will take place on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Please be aware that these sessions may be flexible, therefore children need a PE kit in school at all times. As we get into the winter months, children will need an outdoor kit. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days.

Children will continue to enter and leave school through the KS1 door on the front playground. Late children will need to report to the main office.

If you have any questions/queries, please do not hesitate to speak to us. Thank you for your continued support.

Miss C Hancock
Year 1 Class Teacher
March 2021
Class 1 are making us proud with their home learning.


November 2020

Today we were season detectives in Year One. We went on a walk around the school grounds to look for signs to help us identify which season we are in at the moment.
What season do you think we thought it was?

Children in Year One have being supporting Anti-Bullying week today by wearing odd socks.

We have been exploring how to make a slider mechanism to make pictures move.
We made a bunny pop up out of a top hat, and a car move along the road.

We learnt how to make pictures move by using a pivot.
As it was Children in Need, we made a picture of Pudsey the bear wave.


After watching a weather forecast today, the children in year one have been taking on the role as the weather presenter giving their own weather reports based on the weather symbols provided.
The weather in the UK was not very good!

Today we used our knowledge of sliders and pivot to make our own moving pictures for Paddington bear to send to Aunt Lucy.


October 2020

Writing simple sentence in English. A super effort  - Well done!
Fantastic Maths, representing numbers up to 100 using dienes. What a fantastic job!
In science the children have been learning all about their senses. Today we explored our sense of smell, after Zog had left us some mystery pots. I think Zog tricked us, because some of the pots were very smelly!
9th October - Year one were super mystery detectives in RE. They were able to find all clues and solve the secret mystery fact about one of our Palmers Cross teachers.
8th October - Children in Year One had such good fun following Paddington's map around school yesterday, that they decided to make more treasure maps at home and bring them into school to share with each other.
7th October - Year One we followed a map of our school to find the secret treasure Paddington Bear had hidden for us.
2nd October - We have been working hard this morning to help Paddington Bear sort physical and human features in Geography.
Children in year one have been busy using technology to gather information. Today they had to take photographs of our classroom for Paddington Bear to send back home to his Aunt Lucy.

1st October 2020

Year One have enjoyed lots of fun activities based around making History during Lockdown 2020. We pretended to be bubbles as we learnt all about social distancing, and we talked about the special people we have inside our bubble. We talked about how germs spread, and the importance of keeping our hands clean. We also had lots of fun making rainbow biscuits, and making shakers to clap a thank fo rthe NHS workers. We had a fantastic day in year 1!



January 2020

Thank you to parents and carers who attended the phonics meeting.

CLICK HERE for the information we shared.


Year 1 children have a busy term ahead in phonics. There are some great links and tips for parents at  Oxford Owl