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Spring 1 in Year 1


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. 


This term, Year 1 have focused on the artwork of David Hockney, linked to our learning of the different homes around the world.  We researched the life and work of Hockney and discussed the skills he had used in his work.  We practised mixing our own colours using primary colours, black and white paints.  We created our own printing blocks and explored the use of different materials to make different printing patterns.  We then painted homes from around the world in the style of David Hockney, using the paints and printing blocks we had created in class.


Throughout this term, the children in Year 1 have focused on the topic of the Human 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.


During our D&T week this term, the children in Year 1 explored, designed and created their own playground equipment.  We researched the different components, materials and features of real playground equipment and used our research to explore different ways of joining and strengthening materials.  We used these ideas to then design our own piece of playground equipment, stating how we would join our materials together and why we had chosen this approach.    We used a range of tools and materials to follow our designs and create our final product, using our imagination and problem solving skills to achieve this.  

Love Theme Day

This term, to celebrate Valentines Day, the children across school enjoyed a theme day focusing on love.  Year 1 took part in a poetry workshop, reading and writing poems to give to a person that we love.