Year 1

Our Year 1 Team

Teacher- Miss Pilkington

Teaching assistants- Miss Cookson and Miss Lowe

Tree Planting

This week we had such a great opportunity to plant some new trees in our forest area. In pairs, the children then planted saplings in to holes that they dug themselves. We then got back in to class and wrote instructions of how to plant a tree. We're so excited to watch the trees grow!



Number Bonds

In Year 1 we have been loving the interactive game 'Hit the Button' to test our number bond skills. We are so competitive and now we are number bonds super stars!


Here is the link to the website if you would like to have a go yourself... 

Carnivores, Omnivores and Herbivores

In Science, our topic is Animals Including Humans. We did a gross investigation where we looked at animal 'poo' (don't worry it wasn't real!) to see what the animals had been eating. We then used a chart to record whether the animal was a carnivore, omnivore or herbivore.

European Languages Day

We had lots of fun learning some words and phrases in Italian to celebrate European Languages Day. We also got to make pizzas.

Our Meerkat Went Missing!

Something shocking happened in our class last week... Sunny, our meerkat, went missing! We looked for clues in the text and worked out that the jackal must have taken him! It's ok though, the jackal only wanted a friend, so we gave him some advice on how to make friends. Here are some pictures of what we got up to.

PE- Dance

Our topic for this term in PE is Dance. We have been practising a dance to The Circle of Life from The Lion King with Miss Newby.


The Naughty Bus


To fit in with our Learning Challenge topic all about transport, our focus text was The Naughty Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke. With lots of planning, we created our own naughty bus stories and used role play to make them in to videos! Take a look!

Mad About Meerkats!

Our first challenge skills topic is 'Why can't a meerkat live in the North Pole?' so we have had lots of fun learning about the Kalahari Desert and the habitat of a meerkat. We've especially enjoyed making meerkat collages independently in our creative area. Here are a few of our pictures.


Maths in Autumn 1

In maths over the last 2 weeks we have been focusing on number and place value. We have investigated different ways of making numbers with Numicon, tens squares, bead strings and other objects. We have also been practising forming our numbers correctly.