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1C Miss Cusack

LSA Mrs Myerson


1DC Miss Davidson & Miss Cosgrove

LSA Mrs Khan


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Our Current Topics

 Autumn 1


  • Talk 4 Writing 

-Fiction: 'Avocado Baby' by John Burningham

-Non-Fiction: Instructions (How to feed a baby) 

-Focus: Time connectives (First, Next, Then, So, After that, Finally) and Imperative (Bossy) verbs.


  • Maths- Numbers to 10, Addition and Subtraction within 10, and Shapes and Patterns.


  • Science- Mixtures and Potions. We will be learning about the properties of everyday materials.


  • Topic (History)Who was famous when my Mum and Dad were little? We will be learning about why we remember Princess Diana and Nelson Mandela.


  • Art- Fireworks. We will be discussing the shapes and colours that we can see in fireworks and also learning about why we celebrate bonfire night. We will be exploring different techniques to make firework art.


  • RE- Christianity. We will be learning about the service of Baptism and why it is important to Christians.




P.E. and Drama will be on Friday this half term for both classes. Please make sure your child comes to school in full P.E. kit on this day. 


Homework will be given out on Fridays in your child's homework book. This is due in the following Tuesday. Please read with your child at home and write a short comment in your child's reading log. Please ensure their reading books are brought to school everyday in their new book bags. 

October 2018


This afternoon, Year 1 thought of different questions we could have asked Nelson Mandela if we had met him when he was alive. We then hot seated Nelson Mandela and he answered our questions.

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October 2018

Empiribox Science

Today Year 1 followed instructions carefully to form beautiful crystals using Epsom salt. We then sorted them in the fridge, we can't wait to see how they turn out! 


October 2018

Maths Mastery

This week, Year 1 have been exploring the properties for 2D and 3D shapes.

October 2018

National Poetry Day

We all had so much fun for National Poetry Day! We were all amazed by the creative homemade, poetry-inspired costumes! Thank you for your enthusiasm, parents!  We had lots of visitors, who read some wonderful poems to us. Special thanks to our year One parents, our Year 6 Reading Revolutionaries and students from St Hilda’s High School!

October 2018

Mixtures and Potions


Today 1DC made predictions, some of us thought that the sugar cube would dissolve faster in warm water, others thought it would dissolve faster in cold. After our experiment we discovered that the sugar dissolves faster in warm water!



October 2018

Talk 4 Writing- Instructions ‘How to Feed a Baby’.


Year One enjoyed some role play today, in our Talk 4 Writing Lesson. Our new non-fiction topic is instructions for ‘How to feed a baby’. We even learned a new word- ‘ravenous’. Ask your child what it means! 

October 2018.

Poetry- 'Jump or Jiggle' by Evelyn Beyer.


Today 1DC created posters to help them remember our class poem. We can't wait for National Poetry Day!

September 2018

Mathematics Mastery


In Maths, 1DC have been learning how to count on. We have been learning outside, using lots of different concrete resources to help us.




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September 2018

Mathematics Mastery


In Maths, we have been learning number bonds within 10 and have been using lots of different concrete resources to help us, as well as the part-whole model and tens frame to represent our equations in different ways.

September 2018

Science: Properties of Materials


In Science we have been learning about the properties of materials. We wanted to find out why some materials can change shape easily and others cannot. We investigated how long it took to break a paperclip and also made a human paperclip chain to see how long we could stay together! We learned that in some materials, the atoms inside are closely packed together and this means the shape cannot be changed easily. In other materials, the atoms are more closely packed together, this means they are more flexible- like in plasticine. We could bend, squash and twist it, but we found that if you stretch it, it will break apart.








Archived Content 2017-2018

A poetry performance for National Poetry Day 2017

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Year 1 enjoyed performing the 'What We Need' poem using their Talk4Writing actions. They used lots of expression! Wonderful Year 1!

September 2018

Talk 4 Writing - Avocado Baby (The Hook)

We had a visitor in our classroom this morning. A burglar told us how frightened he was to be chased out of a house by a strong baby with a broom! The burglar dropped all the stolen money and precious items on our carpet and made a big mess! We asked the burglar lots of questions and at first we didn't believe a baby could do that. However, after discovering that the baby had left behind some avocado on his highchair, we predicted that this must have given the baby magical powers and made him very strong.


National Poetry Day 2017

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Science in year 1

We are learning lots of scientific skills which is helping us with our experiments. Whilst we've been exploring materials, we have investigated bouncibility and even made our own bouncy balls! Then we tested some materials to check if they were waterproof or not which was lots of fun. We do a great job of keeping safe and making sure all our tests are fair because that's how we get the best results and the have most fun! 



 Our Bouncibility experiment...



We tested to see which materials absorbed water and which didn't so we could help teddy fix his broken umbrella!




Waterproof Investigation

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The children in Year 1 enjoyed choosing the correct material to fix Miss McAnerney's umbrella. Luckily they made a good choice and Miss McAnerney didn't get wet.
The week ahead: New Food for Thought meals in school, School Book Fair in the Hall after school all week, Parents Evenings on Wednesday, School Discos on Thursday and INSET day on Friday!