Year 1 Blog

Welcome to the year one blog page, which will be updated regularly so that you can keep updated with what's been happening school side

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Year 1 have been making planets out of paper mache. They worked in groups of 3, making their balloons the right scaled size for their assigned planets. Watch out for the finished articles! (We are painting them this afternoon!)


Year 1 have been learning to tell the time!

Year 1 have been investigating the properties of substances discovered at a mysterious alien crash site found in school....

The children used some fabulous scientific vocabulary!


The children in Year 1 have been using the 'Show Me' app to design aliens!

You can download the app for free here -

Year 1 have been learning to subtract using place value!


Year 1 have been learning to count in twos, fives and tens. Today they worked out which numbers were multiples of 2 and how they knew. 

Year 1 have been learning the difference between 'more' and 'less'.

Next week, Year 1 will be learning at halves and quarters. Click this link to see a handy poster. Why don't you talk it through over the weekend?

Halves and Quarters Poster

Year 1 enjoyed their trip to All Things Wild! They handled real dinosaur artefacts including a horn, a skull and a fossilised dinosaur poo! They also held some animals including a guinea-pig, a armadillo and a chicken. They children loved visiting the giant dinosaur experience! We pretended that they were real!


Year 1 have been learning to type on a keyboard! They made some simple notes for our Dinosaur Exhibition, remembering to use the space bar in-between words! 

Year 1 have been learning to count in twos! 

2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30....

Year 1 have been ordering the days of the week. Some children have also learned to spell them, and challenged themselves to start the sequence from a midweek day.