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Spring 1 in Year 1

This term was a little different for the children in Year 1, as we had entered another lockdown and had to work from home on Microsoft Teams.


The teachers in Year 1 will always be thankful to the children for persevering and working so hard, and to the parents for your patience and continued support - you were all amazing!


Throughout this term, the children in Year 1 have been focusing on the story of The Bog Baby. The children have practised a range of skills, including the use of time adverbials, the use of prepositions and the use of past tense verbs. 


This term, Year 1 have covered a range of topics including:


  • Number and Place Value (1 more & 1 less)
  • Measures and Weight
  • Geometry
  • Money
  • Addition and Subtraction


This term, Year 1 have been learning about different homes around the world in our topic 'Who Lives Here'.  We began by researching the lives and homes of the Inuit people and then the Yanomami people of the Amazon.  Our research then lead us to explore the lives of the Maasai people and we then explored and tried to understand the nomadic way of life.  We researched how some homes can be found underground and considered how life may be different for these home owners compared to other homes around the world. 


Throughout this term, the children in Year 1 have focused on the topic 'Our Body'. We began this topic by identifying, naming and labeling parts of the human body and exploring how we use these different body parts for different activities in our lives.  We then focused on the five senses of the human body.  We discussed the sense of sight and considered why this sense is so important in our lives.  We explored the sense of touch, using different adjectives to describe a range of different materials.  We then explored the sense of smell, identifying a variety of different smells and describing these.  Following this, we explored the sense of taste, trying and testing different foods that were sweet, sour, bland, bitter and salty.  Finally, we considered the importance of our sense of sound and used this to identify common sounds we may encounter in our day-to-day lives.




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