Year 1 - Leopards
Miss Charlton, Mrs Manders, Mrs Hill, Mrs Proudfoot, 

 
Week 3 W.B.12.11.18
This week we have been reading Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have been focusing on the middle of the story. We ordered pictures for the stories and then wrote our own middles. We also looked at why some words in the story were written in capital letters. 

In Maths this week we have been very busy looking at money. We started by recognising the coins then moved on to making different amounts with a variety of coins. We have played shops and completed different games.

We made our Fairy Tale Homes this week, they look amazing. Next week we will be decorating them. Thank you for your donations of cardboard boxes and yoghurt pots. 

Next week we will be reading The Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. 

The sign up sheet for our Art/DT day Wednesday 28th November is in the class folder by the office. Please sign up to help smiley

Week 2 W.B.05.11.18
This week we have been learning about the story of Hansel and Gretel. We started the week by reading the story and identifying the beginning, middle and end. We looked at lots of different Traditional Tales and wrote the beginning. We looked at the story language and thought about the setting. Next we found out about adjectives and sorted the 'boring' and 'exciting' ones. Then we wrote our own story opening for Hansel and Gretel.

In Maths we have continued with subtraction. We have been using different methods to solve number sentences. We used jottings, number lines, cubes and our fingers. Then we read word problems and worked out what the number sentence would be. 

We have designed our own Fairy Tale Homes this week, please could we have toilet roll tubes, cardboard boxes, and small yoghurt pots so we can make them on Monday. 

Next week we will be looking at two stories 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'The Three Little Pigs'

Week 1 W.B. 29.10.18
This week we have started our traditional Tales topic. We started by reading The Little Red Hen. We talked about who the characters were and used adjectives to describe them. We had a turn at being Little Red Hen when we made our own bread, it was very tasty! We wrote character descriptions using the adjectives we talked about. 

In Maths this week we have been looking at addition and subtraction. We looked at the part whole method and the bar method and wrote down all the number sentences we could think of using these. We also talked about changing number sentences round and putting the equals in a different place e.g. 10 = 5 + 5

We have learnt about Guy Fawkes this week ready for Bonfire Night and talked about how to stay safe when watching the fireworks. In our Dance lesson we moved like fireworks to music and performed to each other. We also used oil pastels to draw our own firework pictures.

Next week we will be reading the story of Hansel and Gretel. 

Week 7 W.B.15.10.18
This week we have been learning about our sense of smell. We smelt different pots and tried to guess what they were, garlic, lavender, ginger or coffee. We also painted with smelly paint and wrote down what the different smells were. We have now learnt about our 5 senses.

For our English this week we wrote letters to 'Oliver' telling him which fruit he could grow in his garden after reading the story 'Oliver's Fruit Salad.' We also wrote factual sentences and talked about the difference between fact and opinion. We have been looking at joining words and short sentences using and to make our writing more detailed. 


In Maths we have been practising the days of the week. We started the week by reading The Hungry Caterpillar. We filled in what the caterpillar ate on each day. Next we ordered the days and talked about what we do in our own day. 



Today we performed our Harvest Assembly at the Church. Thank you so much to the grown ups who walked with us. Thank you for coming along to watch. We really enjoyed singing the Bean song. 

After Half Term we will be starting our Traditional Tales topic. 

Please sign up for Parent Consultations the sheets are in the class folder near the Office.

Have a lovely Half Term!!

Week 6 W.B. 08.10.18
This week we have been learning about taste, we tried different foods and said what sort of taste they were. We also designed, made and ate fruit salads. They were very tasty. 

We have been looking at poems in English and have been writing our own poems using adjectives for the class animals. 

In Maths we have been looking at word problems using addition and subtraction. We wrote number sentences to match. 

Next week is our Harvest Assembly at the Church, please come along to watch. 

Our last sense is smell! 

Week 5 W.B.01.10.18
This week we have been learning about touch. We learnt about Louis Braille and found out why he is famous. We made a story board of his life. We also did some independent writing to show what we could remember about him. We made sensory hands, sticking different types of fabric on a cut out hand. 

In Maths we have been looking at number bonds for 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. We thought about different things that linked to each number and wrote number sentences for them. 

We made our musical instruments this week. Thank you so much for your recycled donations the instruments look great! Next week we will be playing and evaluating them.

Our next sense is taste. 

week 4 24.09.18
This week we have been learning about our sight. We talked about what happens when you can't see and how it feels. We also tried to complete different activities whilst wearing a blindfold and talked about how they were different. We looked at the Artist Monet, because he lost his sight, and compared his paintings before and after. 

For our English this week we have been looking at questions, we sorted questions and statements and talked about how we recognise a question. We wrote questions for Mrs Penny, she came to our class to answer them. 

In maths we have been using the part whole method and the tens frame to help us work out different addition and subtraction number sentences. 

Next week we will be making our musical instruments and learning about Louis Braille.

Musical Instruments
Next week we will be making musical instruments. Thank you for your donations of cardboard boxes so far. Please could you send in any plastic bottles, small tissue/cereal boxes ready for next week. 

Thank you

Week 3 W.B. 17.09.18
This week we have started thinking about our senses. We have focused on hearing. We talked about why we need to hear and found out lots of infprmation about two famous muscians who becaome deaf, Evelyn Glennie and Ludwig Beethoven. We wrote facts about each musician. We also looked at different musical instruments and talked about how they work. Next week we will be designing our own instruments.

In Maths we have been looking at groups of numbers and working out more and less. We started by saying which was more or less then we put them in order to show more than and less than. We also talked about what to do write if they were the same. 

In English we have been ordering sentences, making sure the capital letter is at the beginning and the full stop is at the end. We have also read the sentence to make sure it makes sense. 

We also had our first dance session this week, the children all did very well and we started dancing the 'Pat a cake Polka'.

Next week we will be focusing on our sight. 

Week 2 Autumn 1 W.B.10.9.18
We've had a great first full week at school!

This week we have been learning about our bodies for our 'Amazing Me' topic. We started the week by comparing ourselves to Leopards and looking at the differences. We wrote some of the differences in our English books. We have also been labelling pictures of people and Leopards. We talked about using lines to point at different parts of the body and making sure we write the label in the correct place. We have been singing songs about body parts as well.

In Maths this week we have looking at numbers to 20. We matched the number words to the numerals and showed different ways of making numbers on whiteboards. We have also been using a hundred square to help us with counting above 20.




We said good luck to Mrs Manders on Thursday, she is going of on maternity leave. We look forward to meeting her new arrival later in the year!

Next week we will be starting to think about our senses and focusing on hearing. 

Welcome back! 06.09.18
Welcome to Year 1!

This was our first time in Year 1. We started by talking about our Holiday news, it was lovely to hear about everyone's Summer break. We wrote our Holiday News in our English books.

For Maths we revised counting on and back to 20. We played different number games on the board.

What a great start to Year 1! 

next week we will be starting our 'Amazing Me!' Topic.