Year 1 Information
In Year 1 this half-term we are travelling back in time to discover what life was like for people living and working in a castle. We will be fact finders embarking on an exciting and imaginative adventure based on dragons! In Science we will compare different materials and have a go at making bricks to test their strength. In Art and D&T, we will be designing and making castles out of clay and cardboard; Paul Klee will also be our inspiration for painting a castle scene. In Geography, we will locate castles around the UK using maps and atlases and link this to our work in History. Look out for knights, maidens and dragons on the loose!
We are keen for parents to support the children’s learning at home as much as possible. To help with this we produce Topic Overviews for each term outlining our main topics.
Please download our Information Booklet to find out more about the routines and expectations in Year 1. You may also wish to take a look at the Y1 Curriculum Map, which shows you the topics we will be covering in different subjects over the course of the year. Please talk to us if you would like more information.
1.1 Dolphin class
1.2 Seahorse Class
Visit from the King and Queen
Year 1 children had a visit from the king and queen as an exciting introduction to our Castles topic.
Miss Barltrop and Mrs Rutter had to look after their horses outside while they talked to the children about different types of castle.
Under The Sea Day
We had a fantastic day consolidating our learning about the zones of the ocean with a visiting expert called Stephen. He explained how scientists find out about the zones by travelling under the sea to different depths using special equipment. He also demonstrated the three zones using a bottle filled with liquids of different densities. We found out more amazing facts about the oceans and the creatures that live in the different zones. We also created a collage of the zones of the ocean.
We have been exploring place value up to 50 through lots of practical activities. We compared numbers using < and >; partitioned into tens and ones; and represented numbers on tens frames, with dienes and using Numicon. We have also used bead strings and hundred squares to help us show bigger numbers.
Year 1 have also been explaining our thinking and any patterns we can see – we have been very busy Mathematicians!
Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
The children of Queen Emma remember
To honour all who lost their lives in WW1, every child in Queen Emma made a poppy to create a whole school art installation. Come to the top of the Atrium stairs and take a look.
Aliens love underpants!
We enjoyed the story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ but then something strange happened.
The pants we made went missing! We looked around the school and asked questions to find out information. We are going to write news articles about what’s happened using time openers.
Footprints and a pair of pants were found. There were a pair of pants in the bushes! Pegs that were dropped.
Year 1 searched for clues outside and investigators reported back information from the office staff and Miss Stubbs.
Traction Man and Scrubbing Brush!
We have had such a busy half term in Year 1! We embarked on an exciting adventure with Traction Man and his trusty pet Scrubbing Brush! We wrote adventure stories and character descriptions in English, we investigated materials for Traction Man’s waterproof suit in Science and we became addition heroes in Maths! We loved exploring a range of toys from the past, lent to us by the Toy Museum in Cambridge. We cannot wait for some Space filled excitement next half term….