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Term 1 Week 6


This week has been a very busy final week of term. We have celebrated our learning this term with our Wednesday display, when examples of all our work were in the sports hall for a group of children who volunteered to talk to people who came to have a look.


The children have enjoyed many opportunities this week including:

  • Making sandwiches for Max from the story of Where the Wild Things are and then writing instructions of how to make them.




  • Diwali day, when the children learnt to retell the Diwali story of Rama and Sita, made diva pots, sang a Diwali song, decorated hands with mendi patterns, used pipe cleaners to create firework patterns, coloured chalk rangoli patterns and looked at items special to the Diwali celebrations.




  • Mindfulness and no pen day, gave us the opportunity to concentrate on doing yoga, gardening, leaf rubbing, singing and circle time discussions.




We have had a fantastic start to Year one and are looking forward excitedly to our new term and all the amazing learning the children are going to do together.

Term 1 Week 6



This week in maths we have worked more on part, part, whole but this time we had the parts and had to work out the whole number we recorded this as number sentences. We have also been looking at our number bonds and the patterns in them and using our problem solving skills to work this out.





For our English work this week we have looked at different story called ‘Where the Wild Things are.’ We wrote a description of what the Wild Things looked like and drew a picture to go with it. We have also planned a story mountain of the story showing what happened with pictures and words. Then we wrote our own book reviews including the setting, characters and what happened at the beginning, middle and the end.



We have made maps to show the path Max took to find where the Wild Things lived, thinking about all the features he would see on his journey from his bedroom and back again.

Term 1 Week 5



This week in maths we have revisited part, part, whole. We looked at the whole number and then worked out how many different ways we can split it into two parts and recorded it as number sentences. We have also used objects to help us work out written number sentences. Then we used counters to help us with our numbers that go together to make 5 and 10.






For our English work this week we have looked at different story called ‘Monkey Puzzle.’ We have written speech bubbles for the baby monkey to help him find his Mummy. We have also written sentences with descriptions telling the baby monkey where we have seen his Mummy and what she is doing. Also we have looked at rhyming words and created our own rhyming string with 3 words in.





In our Enquiry work this week we have looked at different animals and sorted them into different types Herbivores, Omnivores and Carnivores.



These are animals that only like to eat plants.








These are animals that only like to eat plants and meat







These are animals that only like to eat meat.








The Big Day Out

On Friday 29th September we went to the Tropicana for this year’s big day out. We met up with other children from Bournville, Windwhistle, Walliscote, Milton Park and Locking primary schools. We saw the Balloon Man who did different tricks with balloons and then ended the show with a giant balloon. We then took part in different sports activities on the beach. We all enjoyed our picnic lunch together and then ended the day back on the beach for some sand sculpting.







Term 1 Week 4

This week we had a special visitor in year one. Hugo the Tortoise came to visit us. We thought of words to describe what Hugo looks like.


“He’s got long sharp nails.” Caitlin


“He’s black and brown.” Lilly-Mai


“He’s got a bumpy pattern on his shell.” Eva


“It’s hard.” Jenson


“He walks slowly.” Jackson


“When he’s scared he hides in his shell.” Emily






This week in maths we have been looking at different ways we can represent numbers. We used number cards, numicon, cubes, number fans and other objects to show the numbers 1-10 on a number line.



Then we used a ten’s number frame to record a number of dots and the write the correct number.












The next day we had numbers and we had to put the same amount of dots as the number and then record it as a number sentence. We have then worked on adding 2 groups of numbers using our dots.



For our English work this week we have looked at different story called ‘Monkey see, Monkey do.’ We enjoyed listening to the story and joining in with the repeating part “What a monkey sees, then a monkey does!” We chose our favourite part of the story and wrote about it and drew a picture. The following day we looked at a story mountain and concentrating on the beginning, middle and end we drew pictures to show what had happened. The next day we wrote sentences for the beginning, middle and end and our final piece of work was to write about our best part of the story, using some description.



For art this week we have made our own hanging monkeys. We used our scissor skills to cut out all the parts of the monkey. Then we had to fold its arms and legs so they would bounce. After that we stuck all the parts together to complete our monkeys.

Term 1 Week 3


This week in maths we have been looking at a whole number and then seeing how many different ways we can split it into two parts by reciting and doing the sentence “Five is a whole, Three is a part, two is a part and five is a whole”.




We have also worked adding numbers on dominoes and recording them in our books as number sentences.



Then we worked on more than and less than. We have learnt a song with a hungry Alligator to help us remember that he always eats the bigger number.



For our English work this week we have looked at different story ‘The Great Kapok Tree.’ As a class we talked about the tree in the story. What does the Great Kapok Tree look like?

The Kapok tree is massive.” Hollie

“The Kapok tree is brown with leaves and the tree is big and huge.”

“The Kapok tree is big. The Snake lives in the Kapok.” Oliver

We have written descriptions about the tree and the animals that live in the tree. The following day we looked at different types of leaves that grow on trees and talked about what they look like and then wrote a description about the leaves.






We have also written letters to Senhor the man in the story who tries to cut down the Kapok tree to ask him not to cut the tree down as the animals live there and we need trees for their homes and to live.



For art this week we have drawn our own Kapok trees by making rubbings of the leaves that we have gathered on our walks around the environment. Then we cut out the leaves before finally putting them all together as a Kapok Tree for our enquiry display in the classroom.






Term 1 Week 2


This week in maths we have continued to work with the numbers 0-10. We have written our numbers in order from 0-10 and then wrote them from 10-0. We have also worked on adding on one more and one less or two more or two less and have recorded it in our books as number sentences.



For our English work this week we have started to look at our new book ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. We read the story and talked about the animals. After that we started to learn part of the story. The next day we went into the sports hall and listened to jungle music and thought about the different jungle animals. Then we described them to each other and moved around the room as that animal.








For our first P.E session this week we all practiced our yoga moves. We remembered how to be sticks and our yoga moves to help us focus and coordinate our movements.

We have also been outside for P.E and took part in team games.





For our art activity this week we have designed our own Snakes and Parrots to go into the Jungle in the classroom. We then used our cutting skills to cut the animals out.





We have started this terms enquiry work linked to Rumble in the Jungle and have looked at different countries on a globe and talked about the different animals that live there.

Welcome back to a New Year at school


Term 1 Week 1

On our first day back at school we shared all our exciting news from our very busy summer holidays.



This week in maths week have been looking at numbers and how we form them correctly. Then we all practiced writing them in our new maths books. We have also counted different objects.





For our English work this week we have been looking at the book ‘Only one you’. We have also written about what we are good at and what we want to improve.


Here are some of the other things we have done this week.