Welcome to Year 1's page!
Keep up with our learning throughout the year by scrolling through our photos.
Year 1 cut their fruit into halves and quarters before putting on top of their pancakes, adding yoghurt or honey. They also did a taste test and evaluated their work.
Outdoor Learning Day!
On 23rd May Year 1 and 2 took part on Outdoor Learning day with scavenger hunts for wildlife, shadow tracing and plant measuring.
Abbotts Hall Farm
Year 1 and 2 went on a school trip to find out more about the Essex Wildlife Trust. Year 1 went on a Farm trail and explored the hedgerows and fields with crops, wild plants, insects and evidence of animals along the way. We learnt about how wheat is ground to make flour and after lunch, had a go at making our own bread using the oil from the rapeseed we saw growing. We cooked our flatbreads over a fire and even made some butter!
Year 1 played some Djembe drums and learnt how to use their hands as tools to create different sounds, practised their rhythm and pretended to be different African animals.
Year 1 performed their song 'Round and roun' to Year 2 showing their good singing, dancing and instrument playing on the glockenspiels!
Year 1 had a visit from Nationwide to talk about the value of money and how to save it, finishing our topic of Financial Capability. We painted our own piggy banks and thought about what we would save our money for.
Designing and Making an Undergarment
Year 1 have read the story of 'The Queen's Knickers' and have designed their own underwear garment for their own story. They have been choosing materials, drawing round templates, cutting out and practised sewing so far!
Year 1, joined by Year 2, had a fantastic morning watching a puppet show, making their own puppets and learning how to become a puppet master. They even used them to help with their quiet reading in the afternoon!
Science - Testing the properties of materials
Year 1 have come to the end of their Material topic and have been testing different materials and their properties to find out which would be the best material to use as an umbrella!
For Science week, Year 1 enjoyed learning, stroking and holding Zoo animals that came to visit us and about neurons in our brain passing messages and making new connections when we learn!
World Book Day in Year 1
Year 1 did a fashion parade as their character, drew and coloured in their book, dressed a potato and wrote their own story after getting inspiration from the author and illustrator Jeff Kinney.
Our Material Hunt
Year 1 went on a hunt around school to find different materials and wrote their objects down in their tables under the correct columns.
KS1 Christmas Production
Year 1 and 2 performed 'Stable by Starlight' for their Christmas Production this year.
Year 1 and 2 at Colchester Zoo!
In November, Year 1 and 2 visited Colchester Zoo to see lots of different animals they had been learning about. They experienced some penguins and even met Father Christmas!
Science - Sorting Animals
We have been looking at animal body parts and sorting different animals into Venn diagrams. We found some interesting things!
Handa's Surprise Food Tasting
Year 1 tried some new foods following our Handa's Surprise story we have been learning in English. We tried some banana, orange, mango, passion fruit, pineapple and avocado!
Maths - Counting Objects
In Year 1 we used different objects such as Numicon, Diennes and cubes to help us count.
Maths - Sorting Objects
In Year 1 we were sorting different objects in different ways during our Maths lesson.
Virtue of St Francis
'Joy' is the virtue of St Francis in Year 1 and, for St Francis Feast Day, we made smile masks to spread our joy showing our happy, glittery faces!
Art - Texture Hunt
Year 1 went on a texture hunt around the school to try and name an object, describe its texture and sketch an example of it.
We acted out key words from a Psalm showing love, sharing, respect and safety in our Family topic.