Author: Mrs Barrett


Explorers and Pirates!

Today we had a fantastic launch day for our new topic.  The children followed in Sir Francis Drake's footsteps by going on a voyage of their own around the world.  By solving a series of clues they left England for South America, losing part of the fleet in the Atlantic Ocean, visiting Chile and…

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Posted on 9 January 2019

Category: Year 1

Space

Class One have been working really hard on their topic this half term.  They have learned all about Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 and the first moon landing.  The children have explored lots of non-fiction texts about the subject and have all now completed their own fact pages.  They loved the fact…

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Posted on 7 December 2018

Category: Year 1

A hat for the Queen

After designing their hats for the Queen, today Class One began making them.  Using a range of materials they have been constructing their fabulous creations.  The brief was a hat for the Queen to wear in windy weather  - they discovered this was a problem for Her Majesty after reading "The…

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Posted on 13 November 2018

Category: Year 1

Blast Off to the Moon

This week we introduced our new topic to the children - Neil Armstrong and the moon landing.  We began by blasting off to space ourselves - we watched Apollo 11 take off before getting into our take off positions and counting down to our own launch.  The class one astronauts then practised walking…

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Posted on 9 November 2018

Category: Year 1

A letter from the Queen

Class One were thrilled to receive a reply from the Queen today!   The children were so excited when the envelope arrived with our register this afternoon, addressed to "The Children in Class One".  We opened it really carefully and read a lovely letter from one of the Queen's Ladies in Waiting,…

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Posted on 9 November 2018

Category: Year 1

Class One go to the Post Office

Following on from all the work we have been doing on the Jolly Postman, today Class One enjoyed a trip to the Shadwell Post Office.  The children were able to ask lots of questions about what happens to the post after it has been put in the postbox and what else happens at the Post Office. Thank…

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Posted on 22 October 2018

Category: Year 1

Royal Tea Party

The children were excited to invite their families into class on Wednesday for our Royal Tea Party.  They recited their version of The Jolly Postman, sang our fabulous harvest song about the Big Red Combine Harvester and finished with a rendition of the National Anthem.  Afterwards the children…

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Posted on 19 October 2018

Category: Year 1

The Jolly Postman

Our focus text this half term has been The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.  This week the children have written their own versions of the story, made maps of the postman's route, recreated the fairytale village and made puppets of the characters.  A busy week…

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Posted on 14 October 2018

Category: Year 1

No Pens Day

Class 1 did lots of speaking and listening on No Pens Day.  They listened carefully to the story of "Katie in London", before describing London landmarks to their partners who had to guess what they were thinking of.  The children were great at this, using lots of interesting vocabulary in their…

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Posted on 4 October 2018

Category: Year 1

Welcome to Class 1

We have had a very busy first day in Year 1. The postman delivered lots of fantastic postcards from the children's holidays and we shared these, together with those brought into school today.  The children loved talking about what they had been doing this summer and they all completed their first…

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Posted on 6 September 2018

Category: Year 1

Farming Fun in Class R

This half term we have been learning about animals and farms.  The children have made butter from cream - and enjoyed spreading and eating it!  They also made bread and found out where flour comes from by reading The Little Red Hen.  In the classroom a farm shop has appeared, with products priced…

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Posted on 25 March 2018

Category: Year 1

Class R's Sport Relief Fun

Reception had great fun on Friday enjoying our Sport Relief activities.  In the morning we had an impromptu maths lesson as they all spotted numbers on each other, getting particularly excited when they found our new number of the week, number 9.

In the afternoon we enjoyed using the trim…

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Posted on 25 March 2018

Category: Year 1