It’s been a busy couple of weeks in Year 1!

We have been continuing our learning about the Hungry Caterpillar. We used our colour-mixing skills to make mini caterpillars and his fruit and vegetables. What amazing artists we have in Year 1!

The children have continued to explore the different animals which might like to live in our outside den and over the past couple of weeks have discovered some black and white fur and some animal bones! What might the animal be? Maybe your child might like to draw a picture of the animal they might think it is and bring it into school? In maths, we have been learning about halving and doubling and we are continuing to practise our counting in ones all the way up to 100!

It’s been great to see so many of the children accessing and enjoying Bug Club at home. Don’t forget your log-in details are in your child’s log book. We look forward to meeting with you all at parent’s evenings later this half term.

Year 1 Team

Welcome to Year 1

What a great start to Year 1 we have all had!

The children are settling in really well and starting to adjust to their new routines.  It was great to see so many of you at the Curriculum Evening and we hope it was helpful.

The children are enjoying our current topic, “We’re going on an animal hunt”. So far we have explored different animals and their features and the children are very excited to see if any animals come to live in their den.

In English, they have had great fun retelling the stories of The Hungry Caterpillar and The Enormous Turnip. In Maths, we have been finding one more and one less and we compared and measured the lengths of different vegetables.  Our artist of the moment is Sean Taylor and the children loved creating their own versions of his artwork using paper plates and the technique of “wax resist”.

Look at our wonderful seascapes!

WebRep Report Y1



Year 1 went on a school trip to Hillier gardens. One of the activities we did was pond dipping we had to dip a net in the pond and we had to try and catch a newt.  We caught different sized and aged newts and had lots of fun. We also played a game which was like a trail and we had to find cards. We also went on an adventure walk, we went over a wobbly bridge and walked over a thin plank. We all had a lovely day.


This term we have been doing the golden mile.  The golden mile is something that we do 3 times a week and it is where we try to run a mile around the playground, Big hall, Ball pit and the Field. We measure how many laps we have done by collecting a cube every time we have run a lap. When we get back to class we count the cubes and tell our teacher how many laps we did. She records it on a special website.



In Year 1, we have been learning about new toys and old toys.  We set up a museum for Reception children to come and visit.  We sketched pictures of our old toys and new toys.  Here is my sketch of a Clone Trooper.


In Year 1 we have been learning to count money and we are counting in pounds and pence. We have also been adding and subtracting money.


This term in English we have been learning about the wonderful St Marks Primary School.

We wrote our own poems and took ideas from our own poems to make our class poem. Here is our class poem: