“Fluttering and rustling everywhere,
Down sped the leaflets through the air.”

                                                      Susan Coolidge


Year 1 settled into their new class really quickly and seem to have packed in a whole wealth of learning!



One of the things they especially enjoyed was listening to the story of Goldilocks and then working together to  act it out. They also enjoyed doing their own learning in the Three Bears’ House, in the role play corner. Both these opportunities were a great help to them when they needed to remember what happened so that they could retell it in their writing.

This term the class ‘book as a hook’ is The Lion Inside. The children enjoyed reading the story with Miss Russell and thought about how they are going to be brave like the little mouse in the story.

During story and snack time the children listened to lots of stories. One of their favourites as ‘The Man On The Moon (A Day In the Life of Bob)’, where they excitedly spotted and counted the aliens, which Bob thought didn’t exist!



In maths the children started the term sorting objects and ordering them from smallest to largest. Then then created patterns.

The Year 1 super mathematicians have also been learning all about the teen numbers and how to read and write these tricky numbers.



In science they had great fun exploring and asking questions about different materials and naming their properties. They also learnt how paper is made!


Design Technology

The children have been working together to research houses and use what they have learnt to help them design and build strong houses for the Three Little Pigs, based on set criteria. The children really enjoyed this and photos will be added once the houses have been built!



As well as their PE lessons with Mrs Annis, which have focused on development of fundamental skills (locomotion, stability and object manipulation), Year 1 went to a multi-skills festival, to apply everything they had learnt!



In computing, they have been learning what technology is. They logged on to the laptops for the first time and learnt how to use a track pad.


Continuous Provision

As part of supporting transition from Reception to Year 1, there has also been some time in class for the children to explore their own learning, based on their class topics and objectives.


An excellent start to Year 1. Miss Russell can’t wait to see what amazing things they children will learn this year.