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Week Commencing 17th January 2022

This week in 1KN, we have been investigating materials and making predictions on which ones float or sink. Our science lesson this week was all about making a boat or raft to get a gingerbread man from one side of the river to the other.  Amazingly, 4 out of 5 of our boats floated, so we know our predictions were correct!

Week Commencing 10th January 2022

In Year 1 this week we have been using a compass. The children spent some time outside exploring the different directions and found which areas of the playground were pointing North, South, East, and West.  

They then used the language they learnt to follow simple directions. 

Week Commencing 3rd January 2022

It has been lovely to welcome the children back to school this week. I am so proud of how they have all returned with such enthusiasm for their learning.  


This week, we began learning a new story called 'Monkey See, Money Do'. The children have really enjoyed adding actions to the story and find the monkey's cheeky behaviour very funny. 


In DT this half term, we are looking at mechanisms. The children enjoyed looking at a range of pop-up books and created their own pop-up card. If you have any books at home that you would be happy for us to share, please bring them into school. They'll help us when planning our own ideas!

Thanks - Miss Knight

Week Commencing 13th December 2021

1Kn have had a great week in the lead up to Christmas. They finished writing their letters to Santa, and thankfully the reindeers are now safe back at the North Pole. 

We have finished the week with a Christmas party, dancing and playing lots of fun games. 

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year and we look forward to welcoming you back on January 5th for another exciting term. 

Week Commencing 6th December 2021

We have had an eventful week in Year 1 this week. Reminders have broken into our school! The children saw some CCTV footage of some cheeky reindeers dancing on our carpet and they are now missing from the North Pole! We are on a mission to look for clues to get them back to Santa before Christmas Day. We have found eaten carrots, footprints, magic glitter and bells around the school but we can’t find them anywhere. The children did an excellent job of creating wanted posters, writing descriptions of the reindeers, so everyone can be on the look out.

Next week, we will be writing a letter to Santa to explain they are missing and hope the turn up soon. 

Week Commencing 29th November 2021

Year 1 have had another fantastic week! 
In English we finished writing our non-chronological reports about France and the children have recalled some very interesting facts. 
In maths we have been doubling numbers and finding the difference using a numberline. 
Have a look at some of the fantastic pieces of art work that have been completed this week. The children used the three primary colours to create a range of different colours to complete their final piece, making Elmer as colourful as possible. Well done everyone! 

Week Commencing 22nd November 2021

Year 1 had a fantastic day during our French enrichment day. They got to try lots of different French foods, including croissants, baguettes, crepes, and meringues and even learnt some of the French language. Miss Weller even treated us to a story read in French and the children were fascinated. We filled the day with lots of arts and crafts by trying to recreate the Eiffel Tower, collaged the French flag and created a painting inspired by Monet. Finally, the children thoroughly enjoyed the scavenger hunt in the hall, where they learnt some very interesting facts about France. 

Everyone had a great day and the children looked great in their costumes. 

Week Commencing 15th November 2021

This week we have been writing our innovated stories of 'Arghh Spider!' I have been so impressed with the children's writing this week and how they have been using their phonics to help them with their spelling. In Maths, we practised adding and subtracting on a number line. 

We have continued learning about materials and found out that objects can be made from lots of different materials. 

Week Commencing 8th November 2021

This week in Year 1 we have been learning the story of 'Arghh Spider!'. The children have really enjoyed immersing themselves in the story and then innovating it to make it their own. I am looking forward to reading their own version next week. In Maths we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes, identifying some of their properties. What shapes can you find at home? 


We have continued to look at materials in Science and the children identified the properties of materials, including transparent, rough, hard, smooth, rigid and flexible. In Geography we located France on a map and explored the different ways to travel. 


Well done to our star of the week, Wasay! 

Week Commencing 1st November 2021

Year 1 have settled into the classroom after half term and have had a busy week of lots of new learning. 

In English, we have written a poem about rain using our 5 senses and in Maths we have been practising ordering numbers and identifying numbers that are greater and less than. 


We have also begun new topics in our foundation subjects, including learning about the countries that make up the UK and their capital cities and in Science we went on a walk around the school to find objects made from different materials. 


Thank you to all of the parents for attending their parent consultations this week. Please continue to read regularly at home and complete homework each week using our new homework books. 

Week Commencing 18th October 2021

This week in Maths, we have been learning about money. The children have recognised and ordered coins, added money in a purse and used the coins to make different amounts. See if you can have a go in a shop to pay for some items. 


We have also been writing instructions in English this week, learning about how to use imperative (bossy) verbs. In Science we looked at how the seasonsand weather changes, focusing on autumn and in History we compared old and new dolls. 


Have a great half term and we will see you back on Tuesday 2nd November, which is also the start of our parent consultations. 

Week Commencing 11th October 2021

Year 1 had a fantastic day with Classroom Adventures on Wednesday, designing and making their own toy. They also had the opportunity to explore a range of old toys from different centuries, which they all found very interesting and fascinating. 


This week we have also been writing our innovation of the Three Bears, practising addition and subtraction in Maths and used our sense of smell in Science. 

Keep up the fantastic work! 

Week Commencing 4th October 2021

1KN had a lovely day celebrating Hello Yellow day. We learnt about the importance of looking after our mental health by practising Yoga and we completing some mindfulness colouring. The children looked great in their yellow t-shirts and jumpers. Thank you to everyone who donated. 


This week we also wrote a setting description of the forest and planned our innovations of The Three Bears. In Maths this week, we learnt how to solve worded problems using RUCSAC to help us. Ask your child to repeat the steps and have a go at some at home. 


We have also continued to learn about our senses, using our sense of touch to guess the object and compared old and new teddy bears in History. 

Week Commencing 27th September 2021

1KN have continued to work hard this week, especially when learning to subtract on a number line. It has been great to see the children working together to learn a new skill and then apply this independently. 

In English, we have completed our innovation of Handa’s Surprise and I am so proud of the quantity and quality of work the children are writing, using their phonics to support their spelling. 

Keep up the fantastic work. 

Also, a big well done to Esther for being our Star of the Week! 

Week Commencing 20th September 2021

1KN have had another great week. In English, we have been learning the story of Handa's Surprise, describing the animals and fruits. We have also been learning about addition in Maths and have been working hard on learning our number bonds to 10. 

In Science, we used our sense of taste to try different foods and sort them into the categories of bitter, salty, sweet and sour. 

Well done to Dritan, our Star of the Week, for his consistent hard work and exceptional manners. 

Week Commencing 13th September 2021

This week in 1KN we have been writing our own version of 'This is the Bear', innovating it to 'This is the Cat'. I have been very proud of the children's hard work and perseverance with their writing. In Maths, we have been learning about place value, identifying the tens and ones in a number. Have a look at some of the numbers the children have created using Dienes. 
We have also continued to learn about toys from the past and the children took home a questionnaire to find out about the toys their parents or grandparents played with. We have had some great responses.  

Keep up the hard work 1KN - you are amazing! 

Week Commencing 6th September 2021

I have been so impressed with how quickly 1KN have settled into Year 1. They have had lots of new lessons this week, including PSHE, RE, History, Science and Music. In Science, we are learning about our senses and to introduce the children to the topic, we recapped all the body parts. Emily was a fantastic volunteer and laid very still so the class could label the parts of her body. I was very impressed with their knowledge and look forward to finding out more. 

I am very proud of Year 1 and I am sure they are going to continue to work hard throughout the year. 
Reading books will be sent home today so don't forget to log your reading on GoRead!