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Welcome to the Summer term Year 1! We have continued to notice the seasonal changes as we moved from winter to spring. We are continuing to learn about the seasons, weather, animals and plants but this term we are doing this through the story of 'The Storm Whale'. Noi, who lives by the sea finds a baby whale on the beach one day. We will be writing our own animal stories too and making baby whales from clay.

In Science we will be learning how to group animals by what they eat and how they live and grow. We will also be going out into our school grounds to learn about plants. In History we will learn about how seaside holidays have changed in the last 100 years. We will be painting our own seascapes. The children will continue to learn how to read and write independently through our daily Read Write inc phonics sessions. Reading books will be sent home every three, four or five days depending on which colour band your child reads and can be read multiple times at home. Please make sure that your child has a school bag so that they can bring their reading book in to school every day.  On Fridays the children can choose a reading for pleasure book from our class book box. This may be a book that you can read to them rather than them reading by themselves. 


Miss West

Year 1 Gallery

March 2024

Happy Easter everyone from Year 1.


In DT we designed and made our own fire engines linked to our topic on the Great Fire of London.



In science week we investigated jelly and fruits. We wanted to find out if different fruits changed how long it took for our jelly to set. 

In science week we also learnt about the scientist Jane Goodall.
She is the world expert on chimpanzees!


This month it was World Book Day and we had a visit from our local PCSO who read ‘The Tiger who Came to Tea’ to us. We dressed up as characters from our books. 

We have been learning all about the Great Fire of London. 

February 2024

In science we used our senses to investigate the fruits from Handa’s Surprise. We used feely bags and sniffing pots to guess the fruits. Then we tasted the fruits too. 

January 2024

We have been learning all about winter. We have changed our seasons tree, added snowflakes, made winter trees, written winter poems and added winter clothes to our pictures. 


We have been learning the story ‘Handa’s Surprise’. Here is our story map.



We went on our own walk to look for Handa’s missing fruit!

We tasted Handa’s fruit to find out which ones we liked best. Then we designed our own fruit salads using our favourites. 


December 2023


In design technology we made our own snowman puppets, Christmas cracker cards, salt dough stars and card stars. 


In design technology we also made Christmas star biscuits.



In science we tested lots of materials to see which would float or sink. 






November 2023 


We are reading and learning the story ‘How to Catch a Star’ by Oliver Jeffers. 

We collected autumn leaves and made our own beautiful pictures. 


We have been learning about how to be a good friend during anti bullying week.


We have been learning about Remembrance Sunday. We all made our own poppies.


We have been learning all about Guy Fawkes. We made firework night pictures.


October 2023

We have been learning to count in 2s.

We went out in our school grounds to find out about autumn.


We all drew our portraits.


We love drop everything and read days!


We have been learning the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip.’