Welcome to Summer Term!
Our topic this term is ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’. We will be learning to take a step back and appreciate nature and all it has to offer! We will be keeping caterpillars, locust hoppers and crickets in the classroom, watching them, noticing differences and why that may be... Hopefully none of the critters will escape! We’ve already made the most of the sun and been to the Hoe!
Andy Goldsworthy inspired Art
We have been looking at Andy Goldsworthy and how he uses nature to create Art. We considered different ways in categorising nature and different effects we could use such as colour change, patterns and shape. Here are some of our creations!
Debra Searle MBE - Professional Adventurer visit
We were very fortunate to have Debra, who has rowed across the Atlantic on her own, come in to tell us all about her adventures. It was amazing to hear stories like Barney the turtle, spending Christmas Day in her rowing boat in the Atlantic, how dolphins swam by her boat and splashed her and how the wind caused a few problems... We also found out about some more of adventures like climbing mountains and travelling across the Arctic. Debra also spoke about how she had control over one thing and that was her attitude! She continues to live by the motto of YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE!
You can find out more about Debra on www.debrasearle.com
A massive thank you to the parents for their all of their support at home with the children and for the huge turn out! The children did an excellent job, well done!
In Literacy, we have been reading, learning and adapting 'We're going on a Bear Hunt'. In class we went on our very own Bear hunt, here are some of the pictures.
Happy New Year!
We hope you have had a very merry Christmas and are enjoying the New Year and what it has to offer.
This term the topic is 'To the edge of the World' where children will be looking into the lives of Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus. The unit has a strong historical and geographical focus.
St. Andrew's E-safety Day
On our E-safety day, we were introduced to our digital mascot, Tablet Tiger. To make him feel at home, we dressed up in orange and black. Tablet Tiger will go home with one of the children each week to learn about how to stay safe with technology.
Welcome to the Autumn Term 2017.
Our Topic this term is From Land's End to John O'Groats.
Pennywell Farm Trip
On Tuesday 23rd May we had a wonderful day out at Pennywell Farm! We explored the farm and learnt even more about where food comes from. We even got to explore how the farm is organised. Some of our favourite things were riding on the tractors and playing with lots of the animals. Have a look at the pictures below which capture only a snippet of the fun and excitement!
🌺🌱🌼Spring Term 2017🍃🌷🌻
It's International Women's Day! We have been talking about the achievements of women and we thought about the women in our lives. Here are some of the reasons why some of the women we know are special to us:
Reggie- "Nanny is special because she is good at playing Uno and making cakes."
Bella-Rose- "Mummy is special because she is good at looking after our cat."
Rocco- "Nanny is really good at driving."
Freya- "Mummy is special because she encourages me to never give up."
Kai- "My mummy is good at looking after other people."
Dania- "Mummy is special because she is good at knitting, baking and teaching me about the Bible."
Sofia- "My mummy is good at making new things like chairs and clothes."
Lewis- "Mummy is special to me because she is good at driving and knitting."
Khalia- "Mummy is really good at dancing."
Lilly- "Mrs King is special to me because she is lovely and really good at PE and sports."
Laylan- "Mummy is very special because she is good at playing football."
George- "My nanny is good at knitting."
Jude- "Mummy is special because she is good at cooking."
Perez- "Tercia is special to me because she always makes me feel happy and cheerful."
Cameron- "My Nanny Julie is really special because she can fix computers."
Nawaf- "My Auntie is good at playing football."
Cole- "Mrs Allchurch is special because she is kind and good at driving her car."
Alex- "My mummy is special and strong because she is good at working out."
Ellie- "Mrs King is special to me because she is good at teaching me new things."
Aliya- "My Auntie Cathy can knit with just her fingers!"
Mya- "My mummy is special because she is really, really, really good at playing football."
Rory- "My Granny is great at sewing, knitting and cuddling."
Grace- "My Grandma is strong in her heart because she looks after everyone and her cats."
Reuben- "Mummy is special to me because she is good at reading and playing the violin."
Louie- "Mrs King is special because she is kind and good at writing and maths."
Nevaeh- "My Grandma is really good at knitting."
Emma- "Mummy is special because she is very good at making cakes."
Sara- "My mummy is special because she is clever."
Oakley- "My Nanny is special to me because she is good at making strawberry pie and she is really good at playing golf."
📚 Happy World Book Day! 📚
We have spent the day wearing fabulous book character costumes and reading lots of different books! We have also been taking part in lots of activities all about our class book, The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch.
As part of our topic we have been studying the work of local artist Brian Pollard. Inspired by his work, we walked up to the Hoe to have a go at drawing Smeaton's Tower and Drake's Island.
We have been learning how to use a number line to subtract. We made some short films explaining how to do it!
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas break. Once again the children have made an excellent start to the term and have been keen to get stuck in with their learning straight away. I am very impressed with their enthusiasm! We have a jam packed term ahead of us which I’m very much looking forward to.
This term our topic will be ‘Where We Live’, please take a moment to look over the curriculum poster. We would love to display a collection of maps or pictures of Plymouth in the past, if you have any at home that you’d be happy to lend us we would be very grateful. Similarly, if you or someone you know would like to come and talk to the children about how Plymouth has changed throughout the years that would be fantastic, please do let us know.
Keep an eye on this page for the latest news from Year One!
🍂Autumn Term 2016 🍂
Why not have a look through our Autumn term news?
Merry Christmas everyone! Here are a few action shots from our school Christmas lunch.
Friday 4th November
This week we have been learning how to measure objects. We have also been ordering objects by size. Why not have a go at measuring things at home?
Friday 21st October
On Wednesday we had a blast during Toys Day! We dressed up as toys and spent the whole day investigating modern toys. We became toy critics whist writing reviews of toys and then we used our evaluations to design our own toys...the toys of the future! Have a look below at our fabulous costumes.
This week we have been learning about colour mixing. We used primary colours to create secondary colours and experimented with colour sums. Year 6 joined us for some colour mixing fun, we had a great time together!
Friday 14th October
This morning we had a fantastic time listening to Nick Sharratt at the Guildhall. He read some of his stories to us and showed us how to draw lots of different things. We particularly enjoyed his funny animals, and we had great fun creating our own animals back at school. What do you think?
Friday 7th October
This week we have been learning all about counting up to 100. Here are a couple of games we have been playing in the classroom. Why not try them at home?
Friday 30th September
It's been a week of sporting success in Year One! We won the whole school Wake and Shake contest and here's Perez with his tennis trophy!
Friday 23rd September
In maths this week we have been focused on learning number bonds to 10 (numbers that add together to make 10). We used some cubes to investigate number bonds and wrote our number sentences on whiteboards.
Friday 16th September
During literacy we have started learning about labels and captions. To get us started we labelled Rory before using our labelling skills to label things around our classroom.
Welcome to Year One!
Here we are looking smart and ready to begin Year One full of energy and enthusiasm. We hope you enjoy finding out about our learning!