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Year 1 - Rabbits

Week beginning 12th February 2024

What a great time we all had at our termly Learn and Share! Children confidently shared all the newly learnt skills and knowledge to their parents and carers: using Purple Mash to create algorithms, writing instructions with imperative verbs, reading sentences with alternative phonemes, creating moving pictures with mechanical systems, and adding numbers using the cherry model and cuisenaire bar model.

Week beginning 5th February 2024

We have been excited to learn about great explorers: Ibn Battuta, Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong, Amy Johnson and Matthew Henson.  

Week beginning 29th January 2024

On Friday morning, Rabbits performed their informative Neil Armstrong assembly to their parents and the rest of the school.  The children did extremely well and performed with clear, loud and confident voices.  We had drama, singing, dancing and laughter - what a great way to end the week! Well done to all the children and many thanks to their parents for their support in helping children to learn their lines, lyrics and dances.  Mrs Eedle, Mrs Poll and I are very proud of you all.

Week beginning 22nd January 2024

Year 1 went on a great adventure to the Wild West with the Sheriff this week!  We were lucky to take part in a workshop that helped our imaginations grow.  As we explored the Wild West, we became slivering snakes, galloping horses, soaring eagles and still bales of hay. 

Week beginning 15th January 2024

We have been learning about moving story books and explored how to make a slider in our Design and Technology lesson.  We drew a scene from The Gingerbread Man and made a character that can slide from left to right across the picture.  

Week beginning 20th November 2023

In geography this week, we have been learning about global differences in weather.  First, we identified the equator line which divides the world into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.  Then we coloured the hot countries in red and the cold countries in yellow.  We know the hotter countries are nearer to the equator and the colder countries are further away.

Week beginning 13th November 2023

We kicked off our Anti-Bullying Week by wearing odd socks to school on Monday.  We spoke about how we are all unique and different, and how we are all special.  We took part in an exciting workshop where we learnt the four types of bullying (physical, verbal, social and cyber) and what to do if we are bullied or see someone else being bullied.  We learnt a rap, made freeze-frames with our friends of different types of scenarios and learnt how to say 'STOP, I DON'T LIKE THAT."

Week beginning 6th November 2023

We are learning about printing in art and looked at artwork created by two artists - Kim Major George and Eunice Kim.  This week, we learn how to print shapes into our sketchbooks using objects we have in our classroom and homes.  We used primary colours (blue, red and yellow) to make our paintings.  What do you think of them?


Week beginning 30th October 2023

The children in Rabbits were able to share their amazing learning during our first Learn and Share.  It was great to welcome parents into our classroom and show what we have been learning in maths, science and computing.  We also shared examples of our fun morning busy fingers activities and the books from our author of the term collection, John Burningham. 

Week beginning 16th October 2023

We celebrated the Harvest Festival this week and in our RE floorbook, we displayed our own drawings of different types of harvest food.  We donated food and toiletries to our local food bank so we can help people in our community.

Week beginning 9th October 2023

Mmmmmm, what a yummy feast we had this week in our Rabbits class.  The children have been learning how to cut fruit safely with a knife before tasting fruits and designing heir own fruit kebab.  They then had the chance to eat their yummy fruit kebabs...delicious! 

Week beginning 2nd October 2023

Rabbits have been learning gymnastics in PE lessons this term.  Children used the apparatus to learn the basic skills to perform a handstand.  They were amazing! 

Week beginning 25th September 2023

In science this week, we continued to learn about our senses.  We went on a hearing walk around the school and listened carefully to the sounds around us, thinking of what was the quietest sound and what was the loudest.  We heard so many noises, including trees rustling in the wind, birds tweeting and vehicles travelling along the road.  

Week beginning 18th September 2023

Year 1 enjoyed learning about toys from the past during the workshop led by History Off The Page. The children explored different toys and had a great time playing with them. They also made their own toys, including spinning tops, boats and dolls.

Week beginning 11th September 2023

This week, we have been learning how to show respect in our PSHE lessons and circle times.  We learnt that we must take turns when speaking, listen to each other and use kind and positive words.  The children all signed their hand prints around the charter to agree to follow these important behaviours.  We also met Jigsaw Jack, our class PSHE and circle time buddy!

Welcome to Year 1 Rabbits!

The children, Mrs Poll, Mrs Eedle and I (Miss Robinson) have had a fantastic start to the school year.  Everyone is settling in well and demonstrating the school values of positive, caring and inclusive.  We look forward to sharing our learning, growth and special memories with you on here as the year progresses. 

We are delighted to share our latest Ofsted report following our inspection in November. It can be found under Key Information - Ofsted Reports.