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Welcome to Year 1!


Our new topic this half term will be...


Beside the seaside!


In English, we will be reading a variety of fantasy stories with the theme of pirates! Our first story will be 'Class 3 all at Sea!' In this story, a class trip goes slightly wrong when pirate 'Bogey Nose' takes over the school boat! We will also be looking at the features of letter writing and sending seaside themed postcards!


In maths, we will continue solving problems involving multiplication and division using practical resources, drawings and arrays. We will use the language related to addition and subtraction and symbols to describe and record addition and subtraction number sentences. We will also be focusing upon measures, learning about weight, length and capacity.

In our topic work, we will be learning all about the science of materials; distinguishing between objects and what they are made from. We will also be learning about the geography of the seaside, holidays there in the past and present, as well as the life of a lady called Grace Darling.

In art we will be studying sea shells and creating observational drawings of these. We will also study the artist Mike Kingston and try to recreate one of his pieces.


In the past couple of weeks we have been learning about seaside holidays in the Victorian times. Here are some photos of us dressing up in our Victorian Sunday best, for a day on the promenade!

It is believed that smiles were rarely seen on Victorian photos because of the long exposure times and early photography being heavily influenced by painting-which meant no smiling!

We have been using purple mash to create animations of the life cycle of a plant!

On the Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan

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In English, we have been reading animal poetry. In this lesson, we performed a poem using instruments and actions to accompany. We hope you all enjoy our recital!

St George's Day

World Book Day 2015

Pictures from our previous role play areas- 'The Garden Centre' and 'Castle Corner'.

Science: The seven dwarves experiment

In maths we have been working on capacity using liquids to make container full, half full, etc.

We have been practising counting, ordering numbers and solving simple addition. We practise skills during independent activity time!

Tyrannosaurus Drip

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In Autumn term, we read the story 'Tyrannosaurus Drip'. Later, some of us acted out the part of the Duckbill dinosaurs and others the Tyrannosaurus Rex. We really enjoyed it and hope you do too!

Duckbill Dinosaur

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Tyrannosaurus Rex

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We have been learning The Days of the Week and The Months of the Year in our Spanish lessons.


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Connie singing The Days of the Week

Y1 - Yearly Topic Overview

Autumn 1 - half termly topic overview

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Spring 1 - half termly topic overview

Spring 2 - half termly topic overview

Summer 1 - half termly topic overview

Summer 2 - half termly topic overview