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Year 1 Gallery & Work 23/24




In maths we have been continuing learning to work with numbers to 20. We have been adding and subtracting with these numbers. We have used a lot of practical resources to help us, such as number lines, cubes and part whole models. Keep helping us at home by counting to 20 with us and showing us numbers to 20 to see if we can say what number it is.

Fruit Salad

This week in Design Technology we have finished our fruit and vegetables topic by making a fruit salad. We very carefully used knives to cut the fruit, peeled the oranges and scooped the melon. We made sure our hands were washed and clean. We chose what was in our fruit salad to make sure it was tasty and healthy.

“The orange is sweet” said Melia.

“The kiwi is tangy” said Rhkiya.

“The melon is juicy and my favourite” said Pippa.


Maths - numbers to 20

In year 1 we have been looking at numbers to 20. We have ordered the numbers and then compared them. We have been using the dienes to make number to 20 – making sure we have the correct number of tens and ones.

Children in Need 

On Friday we had a fun day raising money for Children in Need. We talked about why we are raising money and who we are helping by doing so. We decorated some biscuits to look spoty like Pudsey.

"I love Pudsey Day" says Dalton.

Lost in the Toy Museum 

In English we are reading Lost in the Toy Museum. We have looked at the characters and thought about the best words we could use to describe them.

Science - Wild Cities Workshop 

This week in Year 1 we were very lucky to be able to do an amazing Science workshop. The Workshop was called Wild Cities and we looked at different building how they are eco friendly. We discussed the characteristics and features of animals and how we could use these to design buildings. We used Lego and blocks to build our buildings. We has so much fun.

Maths - measuring

In maths we have been looking at measurement. We used cubes to estimate and predict the height and length of different things in the classroom. We then looked at rules deciding if it was best to use a meter stick or a ruler. We used a ruler to measure different lengths of ribbon – making sure we start at 0.


Science - exploring Autumn

This half term in Year 1 we have been looking at seasons. We visited the garden to look for signs of Autumn. We used our senses to describe what we found. We noticed that the trees were bare and the leaves had all fallen to the floor. The leaves were all different colours – brown, red, orange. We heard the crunch under our feet as we walked on them. We used magnifying glasses to look under thing to spot any insects too.


This week in maths we have been learning about subtraction. We have been taking away numbers from a bigger amount. We have talked about making sure our answer always makes a smaller number.


RE - different religions 

This week in RE we have been learning about three different religions. We have learn all about Muslim people, Jewish people, and Christian people. Did you know Muslim people go to a Mosque to worship? But Christian people go to a church, and Jewish people go to a synagogue. We now know a lot more about these religions and are looking forward to learning even more about it in the next few weeks.


This week in Geography we have been learning about human features and physical features around our school. We have sorted the features into human and physical, and learnt that human features are things build by humans but physical features are things that are natural.

We drew human and physical features of our school, such as the trees, gate and road leading up to school.

We learnt and ordered our school address.


This week in maths we have been learning to do addition using the part whole model. We have been partitioning the numbers into two parts and writing number sentences to show how these numbers add together to make a whole. We have started to write number sentences using the ‘+’ and ‘=‘ signs. Could you help us practice our number bonds to 10 at home?


In English this week we have been reading the story ‘It’s Your World Now’ by Barry Falls. We have been talking about all of our favourite things in the world and the things we think are marvellous. We have talked about what jobs we want to have when we are older and learnt to write some of these.


Recently in Geography we have been learning about the parts of the UK. We have been talking about what the weather and climate looks like in the different seasons. We know all about Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter from our science learning and enjoyed to use this to help us with our geography too.

Welcome to Year 1!

We have had a fantastic first week in Year 1! We have been learning so much and enjoying our new classrooms. In English we have been practising our writing and reading skills and talking all about ourselves. We have been sounding out words to read them and write them and have been learning how to use describing words. 

In Maths we have been focusing on our numbers 0 to 10 and practising our counting skills. We have been reading the words for the numbers and trying to sound these out or read them on sight. Please could you help us with this at home so we can become maths superstar counters?


In Science we are learning all about the seasons and how to spot the signs for Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring. We have created paintings to show what the Autumn trees will look like soon.

 In Geography we have started the topic Me and My World. We have created messy maps to show an arial view of our classroom! We used different objects and toys to represent the tables, chairs, carpet space, whiteboards, reading areas and all the other parts of our new classes. We found this really fun and enjoyed learning map reading and making skills.