Welcome to Year 1, to see some of the things we’ve been doing, please click on the links below.
Year 1 Staff
Miss Bramley – Class Teacher
Mrs Oxenham – HLTA
You can find out about our class curriculum by visiting the Our Curriculum section of our website.
In RE we heard the story about how Jesus chose his disciples. We thought lots about the phrase he used ‘be fishers of men’ and what this actually means. Miss Bramley then set all of the groups a challenge. The challenge was to work as a team to create a giant picture of Jesus, his disciples and their fishing net. At first it was tricky to share out the jobs so that everybody had something to contribute, but in the end the pictures were amazing!
This term we have enjoyed lots of different Maths activities. We try and use lots of practical resources to help us understand number before we try to remember facts in our heads. We particularly enjoyed using the numicon to help us learn odd and even numbers. We could see from the shape of the numicon which numbers were odd because they had a ‘chimney’.
We always love celebrating World Book Day in Year 1. The chance to share our favourite books with our friends is very special.
This term we loved getting back outside to play in our mud kitchen. Our imaginations run wild with all of the ideas about what we are ‘cooking’ up!
Our Easter activities have kept us very busy! We practised weaving skills to make a lovely Easter basket in DT. We learned about the events of Easter and listened to the story. Then we could retell the story using pictures on an ‘Easter Wreath’. We also made some lovely Easter cards for the people at home. We practised printing to make some Easter eggs shapes.
To get ready for the Christingle service in church we learned all about the parts of a Christingle in RE, what each part represents and why.
In our classroom we used some special dough to create candle holders. They looked really festive as we added lots of Christmas decorations to them.
During our DT lessons we used our woodwork bench to create some unique Christmas decorations. We had to remember to wear our safety goggles as we were using handheld drills to create the hole in the wood. We felt so proud when we all had a finished product.
In our RE lessons we were learning all about advent. We remembered that this is the countdown to Christmas. We found out about what you might see at church during advent and how the vicar may be dressed during this time. We practised, cutting, sticking and colouring skills to create our own advent calendars and advent wreaths.
We also learned how to sew. Some of us were surprised by how quick we picked up the running stitch to make a stocking.
We always love completing lots of fun activities at Christmas. Take a look at all the skills we’ve been learning while having lots of fun. We learned how to weave when making beautiful Christmas cards.
To commemorate 100 years since the end of World War 1 the whole school took part in activities to remember. In Year 1 we worked as a whole class to create a collage of a huge poppy. We talked about why we use poppies to remember.
We also used our woodwork bench to create some wooden crosses to put poppies on. Some of us spent lots of time being creative and painting poppies onto stones. These decorations were added to our whole school poppy display at the school entrance.
Year 1 really enjoyed taking part in a cycling challenge. Somebody ?? came to help us learn how to ride our bikes safely. We had loads of fun completing all of the different challenges.
In Science and English, we learned all about Autumn. Throughout the year we will learn about all of the seasons and what makes them special. We loved the story of ‘Leaf Man’ and were inspired to create our own leaf characters.
In RE we learned all about Harvest Festival. We talked about how other countries around the world celebrate Harvest. We are lucky enough to have our own orchard in school so we went to harvest the apples and pears. We then got busy chopping them up and sharing them with our friends. They were delicious – mostly!
When we start Year 1 we like to explore the classroom and enjoy playing in the different areas. Exploring the different activities helps us improve our social skills as we share the resources, it also shows how independent we are at learning and finding things out for ourselves.
Archived Year 1
You can view archived Year 1 Class work on our website.