Welcome to Year One

Mrs Ali & Miss Jones


Yellow Brick Road

02/03/20 – 03/03/20

As part of reading week we had the Yellow Brick Road Drama Group in to do a workshop with us.

We explored the book ‘The Great Explorer’.

Art Week


Year 1 have created some nature sculptures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. We used stones, shells, sticks, branches and leaves to create our sculptures. 

Poetry Week


Year 1’s poem was ‘The crayon box that talked’ . We read the poem and
found the words that rhymed. Then we changed the poem so that it was about a classroom
and the children that were in it. Then we wrote our own verses to add in to our poem. 

Safer Internet Day


Throughout school we celebrated ‘Safer Internet Day’ by taking part in workshops, class activities

and assemblies to look at how to be safe on the internet.



Year 1 had a surprise visit from an astronaut this week!
 They learned about Neil Armstrong and tried on a space helmet followed by a space walk. They had great fun launching
rockets at a target.Finally, they built amazing space bases and tested their structures to see which were
the strongest.  They have had a brilliant time!!!

Lost and Found


A suitcase mysteriously appeared in Year 1 today. The children discussed who it might belong to and opened

it to look at the contents. They found, lots of warm clothing, some food, a bottle of water,

a torch and a map. They discussed what each item might be used for. One child thought

the suitcase belonged to the boy in the story from ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers.


Maths – Counting Forward


In maths we used counters to help us count forward.  


Maths – Sorting


In maths we are sorting/grouping different things. Some children grouped by colour, others grouped by shapes. 


Bank Field


We went to Bankfield Residential Care Home. We asked the residents about what life was like many years ago. We talked about how

technology had changed. We found out they didn’t have mobile phones a long time ago. They had dial telephones.

We found out Layla had been evacuated to a different part of the country during the war and that they had rations during the war.

We also sang lots of songs for the residents at the home.


Art Week

03/09/19 – 06/09/19

Year one have been looking at Op Art and Bridget Riley. 

Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Typically, they give the viewer the impression

of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, or of swelling or warping.

First we practiced our colouring in skills and then we moved onto techniques and the use of different equipment.

Next we created our own art inspired by Bridget Riley.