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Year 1 - Foxes

Week commencing 17.1.22

We are learning about drawing and painting in art this half-term. We have been exploring the different marks you can make with media such as pencils, charcoal and pastels. We read the story of Hairy Maclary and looked closely at the different textures of the dogs' fur. Here are some of our versions of the the dogs in the story.

Week commencing 10.1.22

A belated Happy New Year everybody! We have had a busy and exciting week so far!

In Literacy lessons, we are learning about recipes. We followed a recipe from 'Gruffalo Crumble' by Julia Donaldson to make 'Terrible Tusks' (fruit kebabs). It was great fun, if a little sticky! They were delicious.


In maths, we have been learning about length and height. We ordered strips of paper and ribbon from shortest to longest, making sure that they were lined up carefully at one end. Then we ordered ourselves from shortest to tallest. Positions in the line were often hotly contested!

Week commencing 13.12.21

This week we performed our Christmas play -  'Lights! Camel! Action!'. It was great fun and we all enjoyed it very much. The singing and dancing was 'fabulous, darling'! Here are some photos of us in our costumes.

Week commencing  6.12.21

In geography this half-term, we have been learning about the weather and how it affects the world around us. We looked at a globe and identified hot and cold countries, discussing how far from the equator they were. We learned that, although the Sahara Desert and Antarctica are very different in temperature, they are both deserts because there is very little rainfall.


It was lovely to see so many of you at the Year 1 phonics and reading workshop this week. The PowerPoint slides are attached in case you were unable to come.

Week commencing 29.11.21

In maths, we have been learning about teen numbers and have learned that teen means ten. We have made these numbers using lots of different apparatus in order to develop our understanding of them as ten and some more - 15 is ten and 5 more, for example.

Week commencing 22.11.21


In Design and Technology this half term, we are learning how to make pictures move. Over the last two weeks, we have learned how to make a sliding mechanism and a lever, or pivot. Here are a few of our pictures.

Week commencing 15.11.21


In our English lessons, we have been reading Stanley's Stick by John Hegley. You might like to read it yourselves at home. In the story, Stanley uses his stick as a toy - it becomes a fishing rod, a witch's broomstick, a pen and lots more. We began by finding a stick of our own on the playground and imagining what we might use it as. Here is some of our writing.

Week commencing 8.11.21


We have been thinking about seasonal changes in science. We went for a walk around the school grounds looking for signs of autumn. In geography, we kept a weather chart for the week.

Week commencing 1.11.21


This half-term, we are learning about books and pictures with moving parts in Design Technology. We explored lots of books with flaps, sliders and pop-ups, then drew a picture of one of the pages. If you have books like this at home, you might like to read and talk about them - or even bring them into class to share.

Week commencing 18.10.21


In music, we have been learning about beat and rhythm and have been using the rhythm sticks and shakers.

We have finished our printmaking topic in art and are really pleased with our final prints.

Week commencing 11.10.21


Over the last few weeks we have been learning about our senses. We did a listening walk around school and heard all sorts of noises inside and outside.

Last week, we we learning about our sense of touch. We wondered if we could identify things without looking at them -  just by touching them. Mrs Walton put some beans, some feathers, some jelly, some dough and some pasta in bowls and hid them inside black bags. It was fun and we got them all right!

As we have been learning about old teddies in our history lessons,  we all brought our favourite teddy to school last Friday and wrote about them. It was also dressing up day! A very exciting day all round!

Week commencing 4.10.21


This half term we are learning about printmaking in art. We have already printed with junk and objects from the classroom, and we have also made a stencil from card to print with. This week, we made a printing block from dough, making interesting marks in it with various objects we found in the classroom. Then we covered it in paint and made a print. We were pleased with the results.

Week commencing 27.9.21


In gym lessons this week, we have been working on making all sorts of shapes - straight, tucked, star, pike, and lots of others too. 

Week commencing 20.9.21


This week we had the opportunity to try out some circus skills at the circus skills workshop on Monday. It was fun!

Week commencing 13.9.21

This week History off the Page visited school to run a toys workshop for us. This was a very exciting day full of lots of different activities. We had the chance to handle and play with many different toys from the past. Our workshop leader told us lots of interesting things about them. Then, in the afternoon, we made toys to take home - a spinner, cup and ball, a fishing game, a puppet. A big thankyou to all the parent helpers who made the day possible. Have a look at our lovely photos.

Week commencing 6.9.21

We have had a great start to Year 1. This week we have been settling into our new routines and exploring the different areas of our learning environment.

We have been writing 'All About Me' books. Here is some of our writing.

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