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Year 1

Mrs Julia Wynn - Year 1 Teacher

Mrs Sue Solway - Learning Support Assistant

Term 6

Please see our latest Newsletter - Year 1 Newsletter - Term 6

On Tuesday Years 1 & 2 had a very close encounter with Dexter the dinosaur from Bristol Zoo. The children heard how the dinosaur lived and hunted and how there are more dinosaurs to meet and learn about at a current exhibition at Bristol Zoo.

Term 5

Our latest Newsletter and homework can be found on the right-hand column.

In Art Year 1 have been studying Kandinsky. They used the 2D shapes to make their own pictures in his style.

We have explored subtraction using a number line.

Year 1 and Mrs McNab made a number line on the carpet and everyone had a turn with the frog to jump back to complete a subtraction number sentence. The children also saw this happening on the white board.

Term 4

On Monday 3rd April, Reception, Year One and Year Two were treated to a Maths based theatre performance called "2,4,6,8" performed by 'Shoofly Theatre'. The main character in the story, Craig, had been invited to a party and had to problem solve wrapping and buying the presents, finding the house number and sorting out the correct number of balloons. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part and helping Craig to problem solve.

We have been learning how many tens and how many ones are in a 2 digit number.

29 has: 2 Tens      40 has: 4 Tens

             9 Ones                  0 Ones

In Year 1 we looked at the work of the artist Arcimboldo and recreated our own faces made with food.

In Year 1 we all made our own clocks. We have been using them this week to help us learn O'Clock and Half past the hour.

It would be great for the children to practise at home too.

Term 3

On Tuesday, Reception and KS1 celebrated Chinese New Year. They took part in a carousel and did three different activities. The activities included a dragon dance, creating a rooster (as it’s the Year of the Rooster) and designing their own Chinese money envelope. The children had a thoroughly enjoyable morning and learnt lots about Chinese New Year.

Today we have been finding halves of numbers. We used multi-link to help us: some of us didn't need cubes to help us with smaller numbers!

Year 1 have been learning the names of 3D shapes. Here we are looking at cuboids from our classroom display.

Term 2

Year One had lots of fun making mince pies!

Here are some of this terms Homework projects on 'Life under the sea'.

On Friday 25th November, Year 1 enjoyed a bright and sunny playtime!

It was a really wet day on Monday 21st November but Year 1 enjoyed wet play in the classroom!

Children in Need

Over the course of this week we have baked cakes, we filled pictures of Pudsey with coins and we had plenty of fun drawing cartoons of Pudsey and writing stories around them. On Friday we all came to school dressed in spots and Pudsey clothes for Children in Need.

Trip to Bristol Aquarium

On Tuesday 8th November Year 1 and 2 travelled into Bristol and had an informative and highly enjoyable day at Bristol Aquarium. The two classes’ present enquiry is “Who lives under the sea?” and the children not only saw a range of fish but also invertebrates (jellyfish), seaweeds and shellfish.

We attended interesting workshops on sharks and rays, we handled mermaids’ purses and even fed the rays.


On Tuesday, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 took part in an exciting Diwali carousel day. They found out lots of information about Diwali and took part in creative and interesting activities. These activities included designing their own Rangoli patterns, making the elephant God - Ganesha and drawing their own Mehndi designs.

One of the Literacy programmes we use, 4 times a week, in Year 1 is 'Read Write A2Z'.

Connie, Yasemin, Kyle and Lucas all enjoy and look forward to this lesson and are doing some great work.

Term 1

Year 1 enjoyed a visit from the Bristol Playbus today.


Thanks to the PTFA who helped run our Year 1 & Year 2 cake sale last week. We raised just over £100! This will be used for our school trip to Bristol Aquarium after half term. Thank you to everyone who brought in cakes to sell.

Here are some of the wonderful displays we made for our home learning project.

Sock patterns in Year 1

To support our work in Year 1 on even numbers patterns and repeated addition we each decorated three pairs of socks.

We cut out the socks and investigated just how many different ways we could find of making different pairs of patterned socks.  We counted our own socks in twos, counted our working group’s socks and finally ALL the socks in Year 1…….we all agree there were 90 socks and that this was an even number.

Here are some of our classroom displays.