Year 1 have had a fantastic start to the new school year. We
have enjoyed learning how to keep healthy by designing healthy lunchboxes and
sketching fruit. We are beginning to learn all about ourselves and each other
in circle time. We even came up with our own ’10 things we should say more of
in school.’ We have had lots of fun learning in our shared area and have even
joined our Year 1 gym!
Y1 October 2015
Year 1 have made great progress in their learning so far this term. We
have had so much fun speaking and listening during role play and talk for write
activities to support our writing, even dressing up as tigers for a tea party!
During pride week, we made our very own books about how proud we are of
everything we do, we even made the word ‘pride’ with our bodies! We talked about how proud
we are of our friends, our school and our families.
The children have developed their 4 C’s whilst learning in the shared
area using ICT, role play and the art area.
We have practiced our counting and learnt our number bonds to 10 and 20
by completing practical activities such as building towers of ten using cubes.
In science we have found out what solids dissolve in water, we made
predictions and carried out a fair test. We found out salt and sugar dissolved
but sand did not, just like on the beach!
We can’t wait to learn about what ‘rises high in the UAE’ during our
Year 1 have had a fantastic term of exciting and engaging learning. We
have settled in to Year 1 life and have become independent learners. We have
loved creating our own city in the shared area using our knowledge of shape and
measure. We enjoyed watching the Jungle Book performance and writing a recount
of the amazing show! We cannot wait for our next topic ‘Habitats’ and our trip
to learn on the beach!
Y1 Dec 2015
Year 1 has started the term ‘Under the Sea’. Have you been
to see our shared area? There are lots of creatures that we made that are
hanging all around and we even have a beach at the edge where we can play in
the sand and build sandcastles. That was inspired by our two visits to the
beach. We have been making non-fiction books too. Did you know that a seahorse
has no stomach? And that an octopus has three hearts? Find out more when you
read our books. In science we have learned about how the animals’ bodies are
suited to where they live- why polar bears need sharp claws and elephants have
large ears. Fractions are fun too. That’s what we found out in numeracy. We cut
up all kinds and shapes of food and objects to make halves and quarters. We also enjoyed competing in sports day.
Everyone gave their best effort and encouraged their friends.
Y1 Jan 2015
“Once there was a baby barn owl called
Plop. He was exactly the same as every other barn owl that has ever been
EXCEPT…he was afraid of the dark.” The Year 1 children were very excited to see
the play of this story at the theatre. Before we went we explored it, acted it
out and did some amazing retellings. We used lots of WOW words and joining
words such as ‘so’, ‘and’ and ‘because’. We also found out facts about barn
owls and decided to go to the woods to find out more about their habitats…trees.
We celebrated the end of our topic about habitats with a big party – everyone
dressed up as a different animals. What a finale!
Y1 March 2016
May Y1 2016
This term in year 1 we have been learning all
about monsters. The children were very surprised to find that a monster had
been into their classroom, knocking over pencil pots and chairs and even eating
the teacher’s lunch. The monster left lots of damage to classroom, ripping down
the displays and scribbling on the whiteboard.
We had fun becoming detectives and looking for clues to find out which
mean monster had created the mess! We looked all over school for the
mischievous pest and Mr Howsen even bought us a cage so we could trap it. In
literacy we wrote marvelous monster descriptions and we wrote reports about the
incident. In maths we had an M and M day. We learnt how to group and share
using M and M’s and solved word problems. In science this term we have been
growing sunflowers. We thought about what a plant needs in order to grow
healthy and we worked in pairs and groups to plant sunflower seeds. We have
given our seeds air, water, sunlight and soil and we are hoping that they will
begin to grow soon. There will be a
prize for the tallest sunflower!
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