Welcome to the Year One area of the website.  We hope you will spend a few minutes looking at the photographs and work we have uploaded.  We will be making regular updates so don’t forget to check back regularly to keep up to date with all the exciting things we are doing.  Thank you

We have had an action packed spring term this year and the children in Year One have worked extremely hard in all of their lessons. In English we have focused on some fantastic books including ‘Things you never knew about Dinosaurs’ by Giles Paley-Phillips, ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson and ‘Billy’s Bucket’ by Kes Gray. We have carried out exciting and engaging activities linked to these books and the children have enjoyed using their creative skills and imaginations to develop their reading and writing. We have covered a range of genres including poetry and rhyme, creating fictional stories and non-fiction booklets as well as writing recounts and letters.  We have particularly enjoyed creating our own underwater world stories and we were very lucky to have been visited by the policeman investigating ‘what the ladybird heard’! Here are a few snap shots of our English work this term:

In maths, we have continued to follow the White Rose approach to teaching and learning. This has developed the children’s problem solving and reasoning skills and has greatly improved their understanding of key mathematical concepts. We have found that the children’s knowledge and understanding has widened and they are becoming a lot more confident and proficient at explaining their mathematical thinking. We have looked at place value, addition and subtraction and a variety of measures including weight, length, capacity and volume.

In Science during the spring term we have covered the topics ‘Trees’ and ‘The Weather’. We have really focused on practical activities to support our learning and we have enjoyed a ‘hands on’ approach. Some of the activities we have done include; tree classification, bark rubbings, leaf investigations and discovering different weather patterns linked to the seasons.

In our foundation subjects we have learnt about the famous fossil hunter, Mary Anning and can tell you lots of facts about her life and what she discovered. We have also enjoyed finding out about the UK and the 4 countries that it is made up of. We have been amazing artists this term and have explored the works of the sculptor, Henry Moore. We have experimented with our own sculptures and have created an abstract clay sculpture showing different emotions. We have also been discussing healthy eating and have designed and made our own fruit kebabs.