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Welcome to Year 1!

 

Year One is a very exciting place to be!

We ask questions, we investigate, we predict and enquire and we learn.

Year One is an important year as the children begin working towards the National Curriculum. Please look at the links and photographs below to see the exciting activities we have planned for the children this year.

 

 

Teachers

Mrs Barclay (Year One Team Leader)

Mrs Stonestreet

Mrs Mason

 

Mrs Huesken (Specialist MusicTeacher)

Mrs Savage (Specialist Dance Teacher)

Mrs Wright (Specialist RE Teacher)

Mrs Fuller (Specialist French Teacher)

Mrs Meagher (SENCO)

Mrs Taylor (Pastoral Manager)

 

Support Staff

Mrs Herd (TA)

Miss Farmer (TA)

Miss Luszcz (TA)

 

 

 

Our Topics

 

Term One ~ There's No Such Thing As A ...

Term Two ~ Land Ahoy!

Term Three ~ Castles and Dragons

Term Four ~ Me on the Map

Term Five ~ Rumble in the Jungle

Term Six ~ Potty about Plants!

Letters

How busy is the road outside our school? We had fun counting the traffic this afternoon!

How busy is the road outside our school? We had fun counting the traffic this afternoon! 1
How busy is the road outside our school? We had fun counting the traffic this afternoon! 2
How busy is the road outside our school? We had fun counting the traffic this afternoon! 3
How busy is the road outside our school? We had fun counting the traffic this afternoon! 4
How busy is the road outside our school? We had fun counting the traffic this afternoon! 5
How busy is the road outside our school? We had fun counting the traffic this afternoon! 6
How busy is the road outside our school? We had fun counting the traffic this afternoon! 7
How busy is the road outside our school? We had fun counting the traffic this afternoon! 8

We became proper scientists to find out which material would be the best to keep Mrs Stonestreet's cup of coffee warm for the longest.

We became proper scientists to find out which material would be the best to keep Mrs Stonestreet's cup of coffee warm for the longest. 1
We became proper scientists to find out which material would be the best to keep Mrs Stonestreet's cup of coffee warm for the longest. 2
We became proper scientists to find out which material would be the best to keep Mrs Stonestreet's cup of coffee warm for the longest. 3
We became proper scientists to find out which material would be the best to keep Mrs Stonestreet's cup of coffee warm for the longest. 4
We became proper scientists to find out which material would be the best to keep Mrs Stonestreet's cup of coffee warm for the longest. 5
We became proper scientists to find out which material would be the best to keep Mrs Stonestreet's cup of coffee warm for the longest. 6
We became proper scientists to find out which material would be the best to keep Mrs Stonestreet's cup of coffee warm for the longest. 7
We became proper scientists to find out which material would be the best to keep Mrs Stonestreet's cup of coffee warm for the longest. 8

We are loving reading with our 'big buddies' on a Thursday. Thank you Year 6!

We had fun travelling round Sleaford on the bus!

Making Medieval shields

Healthy Minds Day - we relaxed with yoga and meditation, listened to music with our Year 6 Buddies and became more mindful!

'Pet therapy' at Guinea Pig Club

Which materials are waterproof?

Thank you parents for all your help with the amazing castle homework. Here are just a selection of the children's wonderful creations!

Working hard at Guinea Pig Club!

We worked as a class to create Motte and Bailey castles - they were amazing!

Christmas Jumper Fun

Meeting our new class pets, Hilda and Betty!

PIrate role-play...

Pirate dance!

Pirate dance! 1
Pirate dance! 2
Pirate dance! 3

We had lots of swashbuckling piratey fun on our Pirate Day!

Amazing homework and cool colouring!

Amazing homework and cool colouring! 1
Amazing homework and cool colouring! 2

We made 'bird flapjack' using all the ingredients we know the birds like to eat. The melted lard smelt awful but we're sure the birds will love it!

We made 'bird flapjack' using all the ingredients we know the birds like to eat. The melted lard smelt awful but we're sure the birds will love it! 1
We made 'bird flapjack' using all the ingredients we know the birds like to eat. The melted lard smelt awful but we're sure the birds will love it! 2
We made 'bird flapjack' using all the ingredients we know the birds like to eat. The melted lard smelt awful but we're sure the birds will love it! 3
We made 'bird flapjack' using all the ingredients we know the birds like to eat. The melted lard smelt awful but we're sure the birds will love it! 4

We learnt how to use a hacksaw safely and were very proud of our finished bird feeders. We can't wait to hang them up in our gardens!

We learnt how to use a hacksaw safely and were very proud of our finished bird feeders. We can't wait to hang them up in our gardens! 1
We learnt how to use a hacksaw safely and were very proud of our finished bird feeders. We can't wait to hang them up in our gardens! 2
We learnt how to use a hacksaw safely and were very proud of our finished bird feeders. We can't wait to hang them up in our gardens! 3
We learnt how to use a hacksaw safely and were very proud of our finished bird feeders. We can't wait to hang them up in our gardens! 4
We learnt how to use a hacksaw safely and were very proud of our finished bird feeders. We can't wait to hang them up in our gardens! 5
We learnt how to use a hacksaw safely and were very proud of our finished bird feeders. We can't wait to hang them up in our gardens! 6
We learnt how to use a hacksaw safely and were very proud of our finished bird feeders. We can't wait to hang them up in our gardens! 7
We learnt how to use a hacksaw safely and were very proud of our finished bird feeders. We can't wait to hang them up in our gardens! 8
We learnt how to use a hacksaw safely and were very proud of our finished bird feeders. We can't wait to hang them up in our gardens! 9
We learnt how to use a hacksaw safely and were very proud of our finished bird feeders. We can't wait to hang them up in our gardens! 10
We learnt how to use a hacksaw safely and were very proud of our finished bird feeders. We can't wait to hang them up in our gardens! 11
We learnt how to use a hacksaw safely and were very proud of our finished bird feeders. We can't wait to hang them up in our gardens! 12

Investigating bird feeders and bird food was messy but great fun!

We had great fun measuring out the ingredients and making flapjack in our teams. The best bit was tasting it at the end!

Year 1 Art Club made leafy stained glass windows. We now need the sun to shine through them!

Art Club made this cute 'parliament' of owls. Aren't they amazing?

Making number bonds in Maths

Making number bonds in Maths 1
Making number bonds in Maths 2
Making number bonds in Maths 3
Making number bonds in Maths 4
Making number bonds in Maths 5
Making number bonds in Maths 6

Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa

Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 1 We watched the Gruffalo inside the Kinema.
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 2 We built our own bug hotels in the woods...
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 3
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 4
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 5
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 6
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 7
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 8 We hunted for bugs!
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 9
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 10
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 11
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 12
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 13
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 14
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 15 We measured trees!
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 16 We hunted for the Gruffalo...and found a few!
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 17
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 18
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 19 Identifying leaves was tricky!
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 20
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 21 Exploring the woods...
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 22
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 23 Looking for the troll!
Trip to the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa 24 We even got to watch The Gruffalo's Child!

We created 'Nature Art' using things we found on the forest floor...

Year 1 Art Club made their very own works of art from nature. What do you think of their Autumnal creations?

We used our senses to imagine we were in a forest...

We started our time in Year One by learning the story of The Gruffalo.

We made up actions to help us remember the words, and tried to use our very best 'storyteller' voices!

"There's no such thing as a Gruffalo!"

To see what fun we had in Year One last year, and to learn more about the topics and visits we have planned for the children, please look at the photos and videos below:

Marvellous Mass!

Marvellous Mass! 1
Marvellous Mass! 2
Marvellous Mass! 3
Marvellous Mass! 4

We learnt about the importance of plants and farming in Lincolnshire from a real farmer. Thank you Mr Barnatt!

We learnt about the importance of plants and farming in Lincolnshire from a real farmer. Thank you Mr Barnatt! 1
We learnt about the importance of plants and farming in Lincolnshire from a real farmer. Thank you Mr Barnatt! 2

Printing with natural objects was so much fun!

Printing with natural objects was so much fun! 1
Printing with natural objects was so much fun! 2
Printing with natural objects was so much fun! 3
Printing with natural objects was so much fun! 4

We learnt all about seed dispersal

We learnt all about seed dispersal 1
We learnt all about seed dispersal 2
We learnt all about seed dispersal 3
We learnt all about seed dispersal 4
We learnt all about seed dispersal 5
We learnt all about seed dispersal 6

Sports Day!

Sports Day! 1
Sports Day! 2
Sports Day! 3
Sports Day! 4
Sports Day! 5
Sports Day! 6

We are 'Potty About Plants!' Look at our fantastic homework...

Learning to print like the artist and designer William Morris...

Learning about capacity cooled us down on a hot day!

Learning about capacity cooled us down on a hot day! 1
Learning about capacity cooled us down on a hot day! 2
Learning about capacity cooled us down on a hot day! 3
Learning about capacity cooled us down on a hot day! 4

We learnt what the different parts of a plant do, using actions to help us remember.

We had great fun examining the different parts of a plant using magnifying glasses.

Our very own Henri Rousseau..."Sunset Surprise"

Our very own Henri Rousseau..."Sunset Surprise" 1

Look at our collaborative collages inspired by the artist Henri Rousseau! Can you find the hidden animals?

Look at our collaborative collages inspired by the artist Henri Rousseau! Can you find the hidden animals? 1
Look at our collaborative collages inspired by the artist Henri Rousseau! Can you find the hidden animals? 2
Look at our collaborative collages inspired by the artist Henri Rousseau! Can you find the hidden animals? 3
Look at our collaborative collages inspired by the artist Henri Rousseau! Can you find the hidden animals? 4

Can you name all of the amazing animals we saw at the Wildlife Park?

Can you name all of the amazing animals we saw at the Wildlife Park? 1
Can you name all of the amazing animals we saw at the Wildlife Park? 2
Can you name all of the amazing animals we saw at the Wildlife Park? 3
Can you name all of the amazing animals we saw at the Wildlife Park? 4
Can you name all of the amazing animals we saw at the Wildlife Park? 5
Can you name all of the amazing animals we saw at the Wildlife Park? 6
Can you name all of the amazing animals we saw at the Wildlife Park? 7
Can you name all of the amazing animals we saw at the Wildlife Park? 8
Can you name all of the amazing animals we saw at the Wildlife Park? 9
Can you name all of the amazing animals we saw at the Wildlife Park? 10

Our Amazing Day at Woodside Wildlife Park

What is inside the Feely Tubs?

What is inside the Feely Tubs? 1
What is inside the Feely Tubs? 2
What is inside the Feely Tubs? 3
What is inside the Feely Tubs? 4

We are loving the Endangered Animal themed homework coming in so far this week! Well done children and thank you parents. Yum!

We got messy making seed 'bombs'...

We met a dinosaur!

We have been learning to share into equal groups...

We have been learning to share into equal groups... 1
We have been learning to share into equal groups... 2
We have been learning to share into equal groups... 3

Does our sense of smell affect our sense of taste? We had fun trying to guess the different flavours of crisps in this week's Science experiment!

Does our sense of smell affect our sense of taste? We had fun trying to guess the different flavours of crisps in this week's Science experiment! 1
Does our sense of smell affect our sense of taste? We had fun trying to guess the different flavours of crisps in this week's Science experiment! 2

There was a 'Rumble in the Jungle' this week with some great performance poetry to kick-start our new topic!

The Gazelle by Madison and Jessica.mp4

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The Gazelle

The Lion by Louis, William and Malcolm.mp4

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The Lion by Louis, William and Malcolm

The Leopard by Annabelle, Chloe and Josephine.mp4

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The Leopard by Annabelle, Chloe and Josephine

The Chimpanzee.mp4

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The Chimpanzee

The Elephant.mp4

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The Elephant

Local historian, 'ex' pupil and teacher, Mrs Marriott came in to be interviewed by the Year Ones today. The children asked some fantastic questions and found out lots about our school in the past. Thank you Mrs Marriott!

Local historian, 'ex' pupil and teacher, Mrs Marriott came in to be interviewed by the Year Ones today. The children asked some fantastic questions and found out lots about our school in the past. Thank you Mrs Marriott! 1
Local historian, 'ex' pupil and teacher, Mrs Marriott came in to be interviewed by the Year Ones today. The children asked some fantastic questions and found out lots about our school in the past. Thank you Mrs Marriott! 2

Two of our proud Tri-Golfers representing the school for the very first time on Sport Relief Day! They had a super time and looked very smart. Well done!

Two of our proud Tri-Golfers representing the school for the very first time on Sport Relief Day! They had a super time and looked very smart. Well done! 1

A fun day out exploring St Denys' Church. Thank you Father Philip, Mrs Risdell and all our Parent/Grandparent helpers!

World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies!

World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 1
World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 2
World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 3
World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 4
World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 5
World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 6
World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 7
World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 8
World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 9
World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 10
World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 11
World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 12
World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 13
World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 14
World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 15
World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 16
World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 17
World Book Day dressing up fun...and reading with our big buddies! 18

How busy is the road outside our school?

How busy is the road outside our school?  1
How busy is the road outside our school?  2
How busy is the road outside our school?  3
How busy is the road outside our school?  4

Bus Trip Around Sleaford

Year One looked fantastic in their costumes for Medieval Day! We had lots of fun dancing, sword fighting, singing and being minstrels. The highlight was our Banquet with our Y6 buddies, where we ate, drank and entertained, medieval style!

Our Medieval dance for our buddies

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Our Medieval dancers entertained the guests at our banquet at Lincoln Castle.

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Our Trip to Lincoln Castle was "the best day ever!"

We are making shields in our DT work this week.

We are making shields in our DT work this week. 1
We are making shields in our DT work this week. 2
We are making shields in our DT work this week. 3
We are making shields in our DT work this week. 4

We made Castle Town!

In Science, we carried out an experiment to find out which materials are waterproof. We had to make sure it was a fair test!

In Science, we carried out an experiment to find out which materials are waterproof. We had to make sure it was a fair test! 1
In Science, we carried out an experiment to find out which materials are waterproof. We had to make sure it was a fair test! 2
In Science, we carried out an experiment to find out which materials are waterproof. We had to make sure it was a fair test! 3
In Science, we carried out an experiment to find out which materials are waterproof. We had to make sure it was a fair test! 4
In Science, we carried out an experiment to find out which materials are waterproof. We had to make sure it was a fair test! 5
In Science, we carried out an experiment to find out which materials are waterproof. We had to make sure it was a fair test! 6

Year One are making some fantastic castle models as part of their homework. We are looking forward to seeing more arriving at school over the next few days. Thank you parents for all your hard work too!

The children really enjoy practising their reading skills in the mornings. Here are some of us working on Big Cat Phonics with Mrs Wall.

The children really enjoy practising their reading skills in the mornings. Here are some of us working on Big Cat Phonics with Mrs Wall. 1
The children really enjoy practising their reading skills in the mornings. Here are some of us working on Big Cat Phonics with Mrs Wall. 2

We worked as a class to make a Motte and Bailey Castle!

We worked as a class to make a Motte and Bailey Castle!  1
We worked as a class to make a Motte and Bailey Castle!  2

Learning about Apostrophes

Learning about Apostrophes 1

Meeting Muffin, the famous guinea pig!

Meeting Muffin, the famous guinea pig! 1

Christmas Party Time

We made boats for Pirate Patch to sail around Water Tray Island. Our boats were successful as they floated and the sail helped them to move.

We made boats for Pirate Patch to sail around Water Tray Island. Our boats were successful as they floated and the sail helped them to move. 1
We made boats for Pirate Patch to sail around Water Tray Island. Our boats were successful as they floated and the sail helped them to move. 2
We made boats for Pirate Patch to sail around Water Tray Island. Our boats were successful as they floated and the sail helped them to move. 3
We made boats for Pirate Patch to sail around Water Tray Island. Our boats were successful as they floated and the sail helped them to move. 4
We made boats for Pirate Patch to sail around Water Tray Island. Our boats were successful as they floated and the sail helped them to move. 5
We made boats for Pirate Patch to sail around Water Tray Island. Our boats were successful as they floated and the sail helped them to move. 6
We made boats for Pirate Patch to sail around Water Tray Island. Our boats were successful as they floated and the sail helped them to move. 7
We made boats for Pirate Patch to sail around Water Tray Island. Our boats were successful as they floated and the sail helped them to move. 8

Remembrance Day animation...

Remembrance Day animation... 1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/poppies

We had great fun dressing up as scary pirates for PIrate Day, to launch our new topic in Term 2.

Investigating Birdfeeders...

Investigating Birdfeeders... 1
Investigating Birdfeeders... 2
Investigating Birdfeeders... 3
Investigating Birdfeeders... 4
Investigating Birdfeeders... 5
Investigating Birdfeeders... 6

Making flapjacks was great fun and very tasty!

To end our Weather Topic, we made wind socks and rain gauges. We had lots of fun trying them out!

To end our Weather Topic, we made wind socks and rain gauges. We had lots of fun trying them out! 1
To end our Weather Topic, we made wind socks and rain gauges. We had lots of fun trying them out! 2
To end our Weather Topic, we made wind socks and rain gauges. We had lots of fun trying them out! 3
To end our Weather Topic, we made wind socks and rain gauges. We had lots of fun trying them out! 4
To end our Weather Topic, we made wind socks and rain gauges. We had lots of fun trying them out! 5
To end our Weather Topic, we made wind socks and rain gauges. We had lots of fun trying them out! 6

We love our new playground equipment!

We love our new playground equipment! 1
We love our new playground equipment! 2
We love our new playground equipment! 3
We love our new playground equipment! 4

Our visit to the Kinema in the Woods was amazing! We hunted for Gruffalos and made our own leaf art and bug hotels in the woods.

Using our senses for descriptive writing...

Using our senses for descriptive writing... 1 We could feel cold, freezing water splashing...
Using our senses for descriptive writing... 2 We could feel spiky conker shells...
Using our senses for descriptive writing... 3 Crunchy leaves and rough bark...
Using our senses for descriptive writing... 4 Smooth, bumpy pine cones.
Using our senses for descriptive writing... 5 We could hear birds whistling and pecking loudly.
Using our senses for descriptive writing... 6 We could see dragonflies dancing in the air!
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