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                    WELCOME TO YEAR 1!

Welcome to the Summer Term in Year 1:

Our topic this term is 'Down On The Farm'.

Click below to find out what we will be learning.


NSPCC Number Day. We’ve had a fantastic day of maths; we took part in a number hunt where we had to solve lots of problems, we’ve investigated lots of ways to make 10, we’ve made tanagram puzzles, played snakes and ladders, made equal groups of us in the hall and even made shapes with our bodies!

To kick off our learning in R.E about creation we considered our beautiful world. We didn’t have to look far to have a sense of awe and wonder for nature. Look at this stunning blossom tree in our school grounds.

Take a look at our art gallery of blossom trees.

The ENORMOUS Turnip! We have been having so much fun immersing ourselves in this story. We enjoyed making puppets to retell the story in groups.

We’ve planted our own vegetable seeds and have been learning about which parts of plants we can eat.

We have started to learn about multiplication by making equal groups.

Welcome back letter 8.3.21

We had so much fun on our Easter egg hunt. Happy Easter!

We had a lovely time playing ‘pass the Easter parcel’. Between each layer we discovered a part of the Easter story.

We had great fun weighing, measuring and comparing our teddies!

17.3.21:We have been learning to compare weights. It was great fun comparing the weights of classroom objects.

Happy Mothers’ Day from all of year 1. We think all mummies (and daddies) have been amazing with home learning🙂

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Save Our Seas. As part of the Plymouth Anthology 'Save our Seas' we have written some poems about our oceans and the problem of plastic. We hope that some of them get published!

We have been practising counting in 2s. We used numicon to make a 2s line.

8.3.21: It’s been lovely to see all the happy faces of the children today. They’ve had a wonderful time being back together! 🙂

Please find below this term's letter and curriculum poster


                                       See the link below to our Year 1 nativity play.

Do you wonder how we do maths in Year 1? Have a look at the videos below -the children are explaining our calculation methods.


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Mr Grinling from ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ wanted to know which was the best rope to use to zip wire his lunch across to the lighthouse with. We tested 3 ropes to see which one the lunch travelled fastest on. We found out the smooth rope was the best because there was less friction.

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26.11.20: 3D shapes. Today we built our own 3D shapes; we managed to make cubes, cuboids and pyramids with cocktail sticks and plasticine.

23.11.20: this week we are learning about shape. Year 1 have become shape inspectors and went on a search for 2D shapes in the school grounds. We found that the most common shape was a rectangle.

Inspired by our class book ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ we made lighthouses then used electrical components to make a bulb light up!

Brilliant learning from these 2 superstars this week-well done 😊

We learnt about the Mayflower landing in the ‘New World’ 400 years ago. We thought about how helpful the Native American people were in helping the colonists survive. Look at our wonderful headdress that we made to look like Native Americans!

Well done to these super stars who have all received an award recently.

415 years ago in 1605 Guy Fawkes and friends was found out for trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament with king James I inside. This is why we have bonfire night and fireworks today.

We wrote poems using our senses, we used onomatopoeia to describe firework sounds and made beautiful and colourful firework pictures.

23.10.20: Harvest. We thought carefully about what we are thankful for and wrote some prayers. We also did some super printing with vegetables and made patterns and pictures with them.

Did you know that hedgehogs get ready to hibernate in autumn? They use the leaves that have fallen from trees to make snuggly nests. Year 1 have been inspired by these prickly creatures to do some super collages and poems!

Well done to these 2 superstars this week 🙂

14.10.20:We are having so much fun learning all about autumn. Today we went on a hunt in the school grounds to find signs of autumn. We shall use our findings to inspire some poetry and art. Keep looking back at this page to see our work.

15.10.20: look at our mirror leaf drawings. We looked carefully at the colours and shapes of the leaves.

9.10.20: all of year 1 work hard and are BRILLIANT but these 3 have been chosen for being extra super duper this week 🙂

6.10.20 We worked hard to copy pictures in the style of Brian Pollard. We love his bright and colourful pictures of the local area!

1.10.20: We explored the school grounds to find micro-habitats and the animals living in them. It was great fun!

Well done to these 2 super pupils this week for their courtesy and diligence:brilliant!

Uh oh somebody swallowed Stanley! Stanley is a carrier bag who was mistaken by sea creatures for a jellyfish and he was eaten by mistake. Year 1 have learnt how important it is to recycle plastic and to use reusable carrier bags. We used old bags to make our own ‘Stanleys’!

Well done to these 2 children who have displayed great St Andrew’s values this week. We are very proud of you. All of year 1 are super- it was hard to choose.

16.9.20: Today was the 400 year anniversary of the Mayflower setting sail from Plymouth. We talked about the voyage and what it would have felt like to be on a crowded ship for 66 days. We also considered the Native Americans' feelings when the pilgrims arrived on their shores. Here are our Mayflower paintings.

11.9.20: what a busy week! The children have settled in so well. We’ve learnt about habitats and thought about what we need in our human habitats; we’ve also thought about people who are part of our community and our families. In maths we’ve been sorting objects and looking at how we represent numbers in different ways. We are all ready for a rest this weekend and are looking forward to Monday!

The children have settled in well and are enjoying their learning 😊