Year 1 Blog


October 13, 2017
by Mrs Broadbent

Super-excited about Science

This week we have really enjoyed finding out more about the Great Fire of London and even tackled a Maths problem linked to it. We were sorting 10 people fleeing the fire into 2 boats and finding lots of ways to do it. Number bonds to 10 in disguise of course, but the children enjoyed drawing 2 boats and sorting figures of little people to solve the problem. Some children even extended to 3 boats to challenge themselves. Next week we are really looking forward to a wide range of investigations in Science week. On Monday the children will be … Read more

October 6, 2017
by Mrs Broadbent

Happy History-learning next week

It has been a very quiet week in my house because, as I said in last week’s blog, my son moved into his own house and my middle daughter was away all week too. So I have been missing them both but Otter Class are a chatty bunch (to put it politely!) and made me appreciate the relaxing quiet at the end of a busy day. And anyway George popped round to borrow a tin opener on Monday and then came round for tea yesterday when he was so exhausted looking after himself! All the children in Year 1 worked … Read more

September 29, 2017
by Mrs Broadbent

All about rats

Next week will be the culmination of our unit of work in English on rats and the children will be writing sentences to demonstrate all that they have found out about these pesky creatures. I wonder if they can tell you what they look like, what they eat and where they live. We will be focussing on the “basics” – saying their sentence out loud, checking it makes sense and then writing it using their sounds, with finger spaces, capital letters, full stops and sitting their letters on the line. Actually when I write that list it reminds me how … Read more

September 15, 2017
by Mrs Broadbent

Fire! Fire!

I think you may be hearing quite a lot from your children about Fire in the coming weeks as we are being treated to a visit from a theatre company on Tuesday and a workshop all about the Great Fire of London. The children have enjoyed finding out all about the Plague this week and now we will be moving on to the Great Fire of London. During our learning about the Plague we have been careful to discuss that it happened a very long time ago and that we are so lucky to have clean houses and modern medicines … Read more

September 8, 2017
by Mrs Broadbent

Welcome to Year One!

What a super start the children have had in Year one this week! All the teachers are so pleased with how they have settled in and got used to their new classrooms and new learning. We have been busy doing lots of activities both indoors and out, and have particularly enjoyed hearing the children’s news from the summer break and learning all about the animal our class is named after. Next week we will be focussing on Maths each morning. We will be reminding the children how to count objects to 20 accurately by lining them up and counting from … Read more