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Year 1 - Rabbits

Week beginning 20th May 2024

This week, children enjoyed sharing their great work with their families. during Learn and Share.  Rabbits shared their work from a variety of subjects and were proud to show what they had learnt throughout the year and the progress they have made. 


Rabbits were really busy in their DT lessons this week, making their furniture with paper and tape.  They carefully followed their designs and created fantastic tables, chairs and beds!

Week beginning 13th May 2024

The rabbits went on an exciting plant hunt this week to identify wild flowers.  They found dandelion, daisy, cow parsley, speedwell, wood aven, buttercup and groundsel.



Week beginning 6th May 2024

Year 1 have been learning how to control a ball with a hockey stick in PE.  They learnt how to hold the stick and how to manoeuver the ball around cones.  The children worked well in pairs as they observed their partner and worked together to improve control.  Rabbits had a lot of fun!

Week beginning 29th April 2024

Rabbits have been great gardeners this week by watering sunflower and nasturtium seeds which they planted last week.  Children also planted beans in clear bottles - we will be observing how they grow and creating a bean diary to show the changes that they go through.  What is your favourite seed to grow?  

Week beginning 22nd April 2024

Year 1 were very lucky to find out about the past life of St Peters School from a parent who came here when she was younger.  She told the children what life was like at the school, what the building was like, subjects they learnt, food they ate and games they used to play.  Children asked questions and were also able to look at photo albums of pictures of the school through its history.  

Week beginning 15th April 2024

We started the summer term by reading the poem 'Handy Work' by Julia Donaldson.  The children learnt about rhyming words and created their own rhyming couplets before writing their own funny poems.  Here are a selection written by our own poets.

Week beginning 25th March 2024

We all enjoyed the final week of the spring term with a fun visit to The Odyssey to watch Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget.  There were many giggles and belly laughs on the last day of term - a great way to celebrate!

Children completed their dragon paintings this week by adding details using pastel, colouring pencils and charcoal.  They are amazing!

Happy Easter!  

Week beginning 18th March 2024

The children in Year 1 had a great time exploring the local area on their geography field trip.  They used a tally chart to identify physical and human features.  

Week beginning 11th March 2024

In RE, children learnt about miracles performed by Jesus.  They created freeze frames for the different parts of 'The Feeding of the 5000' that is written in the Bible.

Week beginning 4th March 2024

On Thursday the whole school celebrated this year's World Book Day! We had an amazing time by sharing our story inspired art work, reading with children from other year groups and swapping our books with one another.  What is your favourite book to read? 

Week beginning 26th February 2024

We started the half term off by reading Jill Murphy's 'The Last Noo-Noo' and the children have loved it! 

We made freeze-frames of grandma telling mum that Marlon needs to stop using his noo-noo as he's not a baby anymore.  Children wrote questions to the characters, used prepositions in sentences to explain where Marlon may have hidden his noo-noos and wrote about their favourite part of the story.

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.