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Amazing Animals!

This half term, whilst getting to know how Year 1 works, the children will become immersed in learning about all types of animals, great and small! 


We will be using the sounds that we have learnt in Phonics to label different animals and list what animals can be found at the 'Supermarket Zoo'!

In Science we will explore how animals can be grouped into different categories, such as amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish and mammals. Whilst exploring what puts animals in these different groups, we will look closely at them and will develop our sketching skills whilst observing. 


We are looking forward to hearing what animal facts the children can share with us. 


Please take a look at our half termly overview on the Curriculum page of the website to find out more about what we will be learning. 



Highlight of the Week!


This week in Year 1, we have been making a poster including what we have learnt about elephants. The home learning elephant research really helped us write an interesting fact about elephants! We really enjoyed working in groups to create a poster and we are proud of what we have achieved! Please take a look at the posters we have created below...

Highlight of the week!


This week in Year 1, we have been learning all about elephants! We have found out what they eat and where they live. We have been learning how to use the part-whole model in math by making a plate of leaves for a very hungry elephant! We have done lots of other fun things, like making patterns on peg boards, learning new songs, sequencing the Tinga Tinga story and practicing our handwriting! Please take a look at what we have been up to!

Highlight of the Week!


This week in Year 1, we have been learning all about elephants! We have been using adjectives in our sentences to describe the elephant in 'How the elephant got his trunk'. We have also been learning about Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores; and sorting animals into the correct groups. We have also done lots of other really fun activities, like building pasta cities and creating elephant handprint paintings! Please have a look at the photos to see what we have been up to in Owl and Rabbit class!

Highlight of the Week!


This week in Year 1, we have been doing lots of amazing writing! There were animals hiding in our curiosity cube and we wrote sentences about what we could see. We have also been ordering the alphabet and finding animals that begin with each letter of the alphabet. We received a post card from Stan the Stick Insect asking us to find him the best place to live in our school. We made 5 pitfall traps around the school to investigate which place would be best for him to live! We even found some beetles in our pitfall traps, so we think there are some excellent places for Stan to live!

Highlight of the Week!


This week in Year 1, we have been learning all about different animals! In science, we have been grouping animals into mammals, fish, birds and reptiles. We also went on an animal hunt to find the animals hiding in the vegetable patches! We have been doing some excellent math using ladybirds to help with our doubling and halving.

You can imagine the shock we had when we came to school on Tuesday morning and there were muddy footprints all over the table!


We tried to work out what animals the prints could have come from. What do you think? 


Mrs Cave offered to check the CCTV for us to see what had happened. 

Look who was on the loose!

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We did some investigating to find out which animals had been let loose in our classroom!

Highlight of the week!


For Roald Dahl Day, Year 1 read the Enormous Crocodile. We all went outside and listened to Miss Sturt and Miss Ferguson read the story to us! The children really enjoyed all the activities that were based around the Enormous Crocodile. We made our own crocodiles, we counted crocodile teeth and cut out sharp, pointy teeth for our crocodiles! 

Together, we grow our love for learning.