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Year 1

This term the children have really enjoyed their history topic and learning about Queen Victoria and what life was like as a Victorian child compared to their own lives.
The children investigated the reign of Queen Victoria and learnt how life and society changed in her 63 years as Queen. They got to compare the life of rich and poor families and explored what life was like in the workhouses.
To enhance their learning and understanding we took the children to the Milestones Museum where children got to experience a Victorian school, walk Victorian streets and go into Victorian shops to help prepare for the Queen’s Jubilee. We also held our own Victorian school days where the children enjoyed dressing up and got to practise writing using chalk and slate in English and Math as well as completing the Drill. Through using Ipads and green screen we were able to transport children back in time and take photos of them as Victorian children.

We also looked at the toys Victorian children used to play with and got to try them out before planning and designing our own Victorian toys. The children made their own cup and ball toys and invited Mrs Cooper, Miss Lofting, Miss Clunie and Mr Wood to have a competition to see who could use our toys and catch the ball in the cup the most number of times.

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty

In English this term we have been learning at rhyme and alliteration through nursery rhymes. The children received a letter from Humpty Dumpty asking them to help match some of his friends to the correct nursery rhymes.

The children then helped us create a story map for the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty and came up with their own actions to help them remember the rhyme without saying anything!!!

The children were then set the challenge of using their knowledge of rhyming to create their own version of Humpty Dumpty.

Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

We are so impressed with how the children have settled into Year 1. They have been really eager to show us they can do.

In the first week the children got to familiarize themselves with their new classrooms and came up with classrooms rules that they felt would allow everyone to enjoy Year 1.

Over the last couple of weeks the children have been showing their amazing handwriting skills by learning and practicing letters belonging to the “Curly Club letters” – c,o,a,d,g,q,s,e and f. The children chose how they practiced their letters from using glittered sand to using coloured pencils and highlighters.

As well as this they have been using their phonic skills to spell words, label pictures and have ago at writing captions and sentences

They have also been looking at place value and choosing how to make and show different numbers and correctly ordering them.

Parent drop in

We would like to thank all those parents that were able to attend our drop in sessions. It was lovely to meet you and share with you some of the children’s work and talk about the year ahead. Hopefully you all received our Year 1 information letter that went home last week; if however you haven’t seen it please use the link below.

Key Information

Key Information