Category Archives: Year 1

The Big Bad Wolf and Year 1

This half term we have been learning through the topic of ‘Once Upon a Time …’ We have thoroughly enjoyed listening to stories, retelling them, acting them out, playing in the Role Play area and writing about them.

During our Writing lessons we have been learning how to write questions. We used our question writing skills to write down questions we might ask the Big Bad Wolf. Imagine our surprise when he appeared in our classroom with his very own version of events! Our super questions helped us to decide whether or not he was telling the truth and as Year 1 Police Officers, we were able to find the correct verdict … GUILTY. We arrested the Wolf and sent him to jail!

Reading in Year 1

Year 1 have been working really hard with their reading. In Speedy Sounds we have been helping our partners with new sounds and taking turns to be the teacher. Now we are in Year 1 we are learning to read lots of words. Some of them we need to FRED out but we’re getting better…Read More

Y1 Phonics Screening Check 2019

Y1 Phonics Screening Check 2019

You may be aware that during the week commencing 10th June 2019, all Year 1 children will sit a phonics screening test. This is a statutory assessment, which means children in Year 1 all over the country will be sitting the same screening check. After the check, the results are submitted to the Local Education Authority.…Read More

Year 1’s Explore Afternoon

Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed their ‘Explore Afternoon’ on Tuesday. We loved inviting parents and grandparents into school and sharing our topic with them. We took them into the Forest School and made pterodactyl feeders, painted dinosaur sculptures, wrote messages in bottles and even made them hunt through dinosaur droppings to find out what type of…Read More

Geography in Year 1

We have been learning about the different countries in the United Kingdom in Year 1. We made passports and explored capital cities. We can locate each of the countries and match their flags!Read More

Science in Year 1

This week Year One have been exploring all of the different ways we use our senses. We used our eyes, ears, nose, mouths and hands to see, hear, smell, taste and touch. We talked about how important each of the sense is and how amazing our body is! Most of all we enjoyed tasting all…Read More

Maths fun in Year 1

Year 1 have been learning how to count backwards! By the end of the week we could put the numbers in order, sort them out and count backwards without any help at all!Read More

Year One and Space

Year One made an ‘out of this world’ effort with their learning in the Spring Term during our space topic. We produced some super space related writing such as an alien’s diary and newspaper reports for the moon landing in 1969. Year One have been learning lots of exciting historical facts about Neil Armstrong and…Read More

‘Forest School’ in Year 1

Year 1 donned the famous St Columba’s red suits and participated in one of many new ‘Forest School’ sessions with Miss O’Connor. The session was linked to Year 1’s English work; a scary troll left the children lots of exciting activities to explore!       The children made leaf crowns and independently decided to…Read More