Year 1 - Ash, Pine and Willow Classes

Term 5

Term 4

Term 3

Winter Wonders

Wow! What a fantastic term! Year 1 have been very busy learning about what happens in Winter. We began the term with some Winter walks around the school, finding out what happens to the plants and animals at this time of year. The children were excited to measure the temperature, rainfall, wind direction and strength on our new weather station.

We even glimpsed some snow!

We really enjoyed reading and writing about our class story ‘Ridiculous’ by Michael Coleman about the tortoise who goes out in Winter. “That’s Ridiculous!” we cried!

As it was a new year, we decided to set some goals in our PSHE lessons, ensuring we can make good choices in our learning by persevering, being resilient and having high aspirations.

The Jolly Postman

We loved reading ‘The Jolly Postman’ and exploring lots of different traditional tales such as ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. We made some porridge for Goldilocks and learnt how to write about what we did in the past tense.

We ended the term by inviting our parents into class to help us decorate the puppets that we had sewn together. We made our puppets look like characters from traditional stories.

Numberblocks

Parents, have a look at this exciting new website to help your children learn more about numbers. 

Term 2

Term 2 review

‘We’re All Going on A Monster Hunt’

Our topics this term started with a dinosaur trail, as we followed giant footprints around the playground and into the school. Along the trail, we spotted letters from Rockanaurus – a unique dinosaur drawn by the illustrator Quentin Blake, especially for the Hastings Story Telling Festival.

Poor Rockonaurus was very lonely because he couldn’t find any friends. Of course the kind Y1 children were all keen to help him so we have been painting and printing huge dinosaur banners for the Hastings Festival Parade to be his friends.

Our monster hunt continued as we met Nessie the Loch Ness Monster and ‘she’ sent us postcards from different places in Scotland. But does she really exist?

We discovered a Beebot monster who wanted to help poor Nessie find her way home.

We found out about animals which live in the water.

‘Santa’s Workshop’

As Christmas approached and we started to prepare for our Nativity performance, we became Santa’s helpers in a very busy workshop.

We made:

  • Cakes, gift tags and Christmas decorations to sell at the School fair
  • Christmas cards, calendars, wrapping paper and more gift tags as presents for our families.

The main characters and backgrounds as we explored the Nativity Story, retelling it to our friends.

Dances for our performance of ‘Light, Camel Action’, including ‘The Funky Camels’.

and ‘The Line-dancing Travellers’.

‘We’re All Going on A Monster Hunt’ and ‘Santa’s Workshop’

Our topics this term started with a dinosaur trail, as we followed giant footprints around the playground and into the school. Along the trail, we spotted letters from Rockanaurus – a unique dinosaur drawn by the illustrator Quentin Blake especially for the Hastings Story Telling Festival.

Poor Rockonaurus was very lonely because he couldn’t find any friends. Of course the kind Y1 children were all keen to help him so we have been painting and printing huge dinosaur banners for the Hastings Festival Parade to be his friends.

Term 1

Cloud Spotting

Ash class are learning about Autumn and the seasons. We went outside to do some cloud spotting and look for different types of clouds. Do you think there is rain in those clouds?

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Marvellous Me

The new school year has brought us a new group of enthusiastic learners ready to engage with the Year 1 curriculum. So far, we have remembered the success of Great Britain in the Olympics by holding our own ‘Marvellous Me’ challenges. The children worked in their houses to earn as many points as possible with everyone making a medal to take home.