Year 1


Welcome to Year 1’s page! 

In Year 1 we love learning new things.

Please ensure your child always has a PE kit in school.

Book bags are sent home on Fridays and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Inside there will be a reading book, a Phonics book, some homework and spellings. Please spend a few minutes every day listening to your child read. You can also help your child at home by working together on their homework. Children who return their homework can earn a dojo!


In Science, we have been learning about our bodies and our senses. We tasted and smelt different foods and felt different textures. We also made our own instruments and listened to the sounds that they made. We are now learning about plants.



In Year 1, we love to read! We spend time in the library choosing books to take away with us, as well as reading in our classrooms. We also spend time learning the different sounds and strategies needed for us to read words.


In Maths, we have been learning all about addition, subtraction and place value. We have learnt to use different equipment to solve problems and have been representing our work in different ways.


 We have been learning the Pirate Pete story. We have been drawing our own story maps to help us with retelling the story. We have written the story and remembered to include capital letters, full stops and finger spaces between words. We now have made changes to the story to write a plan for our own stories.

Dolphin Class Assembly
Dolphin Class Assembly

Sharks' Diwali Assembly
Sharks' Diwali Assembly

Geography and History

In Geography, we have been learning about our local area. We took a walk around our local area and had a try at making some of the buildings that we saw. Some of us made houses and some of us made the shops!

In History, we have been learning all about toys from the past. We really enjoyed learning about the Punch and Judy show and so we made our own puppets. We also had a try at putting on our own Punch and Judy show for the rest of the Dolphins to enjoy! 

Our ice lollies!

As part of our healthy heroes topic this half term, we made some healthy ice lollies using lots of different fruits. We enjoyed cooling down and eating them after taking part in lots of races for sports day! 


In Science, we have been learning all about animals. We have been sorting animals according to their external features. We have learnt about mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and fish!

Dolphin class love to read!

We have been having fun reading two of Miss Jabeen's favourite collections - the Roald Dahl collection and the Little Miss collection!

We always look after our books by making sure our bookshelf is tidy.