Class Blog for Year 1

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PE and Author read-alouds 

Joe Wicks has a range of brilliant PE videos on his youtube channel and is currently doing a live PE lesson at 9.00am every day.

Here is a lovely link to a list of different authors who are either doing live or recorded read-alouds of their own and their favourite authors books.

A brilliant resource to find some exciting new stories to listen to.


Websites and links for school closures 

School Closure

Each child will be provided with an activity pack which contains a variety of English, Maths and Topic work for the children to do at home. The documents attached below also contain may useful links for home learning. Please keep an eye on this page for further updates in the coming weeks. 

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KS1- Science Week!  

This week, we have been celebrating science week! The Key Stage One children took part in a range of exciting experiments on Thursday morning. In Year One the children were busy exploring which materials would best stop an ice cube from melting. The children used their findings to start thinking about the effects of climate change on our world. In Year Two the children talked about what mini-beasts are, micro habitats and which animals you might see more of in each season. The children then went on a mini-beast hunt in woody corner. The children then shared their findings and thought about why certain animals live in each habitat and the similarities and differences between them. The Year One and Two children then switched over so they had a chance to take part in both activities. Here is link with lots of science experiments that could be explored at home: 


What lies beneath? 

After Easter holidays, our new topic will be 'What lies beneath?'. Our focus text for the first 4 weeks will be 'The Singing Mermaid' by Julia Donaldson.
We will be learning all about the creatures we would find 'beneath' the surface of the sea, focusing on beach holidays from the past and how they have changed to the modern day, writing sea animal poetry and many more exciting things!
If you have any items that could enhance our topic shelves in our classrooms then please could you bring these in before the end of this term, clearly marked with your child's name. This could be story books based around or under the sea- interesting looking shells/ sea artefacts, sea creature small world models or cuddly toys etc. These will all be very well looked after and returned to you at the end of the topic!
Thank you very much.


Sharing our work afternoon  

On Wednesday 25th March at 2.00pm we are inviting parents and families to come into classes to look through books and share all of the exciting learning we have been doing this half term for our topic 'To Zoo or not to Zoo'.
The children are enormously proud of all they have achieved and can't wait to share their learning with you!


Newquay Zoo 

Year 1 had a brilliant (and rather chilly!) day at Newquay Zoo today!

We loved exploring all of the different animals around the zoo and especially enjoyed our 'animal encounters' workshops with Pippa. We learnt facts about different insects and even got to meet and touch Katy the hissing cockroach, Cookie the python, some different sized stick insects and a giant African snail! Please ask us to tell you some of the facts that we learnt today!

"I liked seeing the penguins because they were swimming around", Stan.

"I liked it when we all had our photo together", Lewis.

"I liked seeing the baby monkeys because the baby monkeys were so cute", Abbie-May.

"I liked seeing the peacock with his feathers because he looked beautiful", Allie.

We are so proud of all of the children who behaved beautifully, didn't once complain about the cold (or hail!) and were real ambassadors for the school. Well done year 1! This exciting trip kicks off our topic for next half term 'To Zoo or not to Zoo?'.




Scientists, News reporters and Shape experts! 

Wow what a busy week we have had in Year 1!


We became Scientists in our topic this week and have been exploring different materials and their properties. We then carried out an experiment to find which materials would be the best to use to make a waterproof coat- with some surprising results!

We learnt how to make predictions, how to make sure that we were testing fairly and how to draw conclusions from what we had found out. The children did a brilliant job of working in teams, taking turns and making sure each test was recorded- not an easy job when you have lots of exciting 'Scientist' equipment on your table!


We have been news reporters in English this week and have been exploring the different features that we would find in a newspaper. We have learnt what a 'title' is and how it captures the readers interest and paying close attention to adding 'ed' endings to words to make sure that we are writing in the correct tense. We then wrote our own newspaper articles about Tom finding his dad in the North Pole from our focus story 'The Great Explorer'. The children did a brilliant job of using adjectives and conjunctions to make their articles exciting to read!


We have been exploring shapes and patterns this week and looking carefully at the different properties of 2D shapes. We have discovered patterns in our environment and even made a very long pattern using everyone in the class- we discovered that patterns are all around us!  We have also been exploring length and height and using non-standard units to measure with. Next week we will be exploring how to use a ruler and spotting patterns whilst counting in 2's.



Parent Volunteers 

Can you help us?

Year 1 are kindly asking if any parents are able to volunteer some of the time in the school day? (Please note, this does not have to be the whole morning/ afternoon or even on the same day every week!)

We are looking for parents to help us with reading with the children, support with practising phonic sounds, maths, topic work and some general admin tasks around the classroom. Even an hour of your time is valuable to us! If you do not hold a current DBS check but would be able to volunteer some of your time then please speak to your class teacher.

Thank you very much!


Welcome back! 

Welcome back to school and the start of the Spring term! We hope everybody had a fantastic break and we can't wait to get started on our exciting new learning for the term ahead.

The Great Expedition

Our topic for the first half of this term is all about explorers and what makes an expedition great! We will be learning some key facts about explorers- both current and historical and thinking about the amazing things that they have achieved. If you and your child would like to do some research on explorers at home, we welcome the children to share what they have learnt with their class. Maybe you would like to make a poster or fact book about the amazing explorer you have been learning about?

We will be focusing on the story 'The Great Explorer' by Chris Judge and in English will be drawing story maps, thinking about non-chronological reports, and exploring newspapers and writing in the past tense. This will all be building up to writing our own newspaper articles and reports on some of the explorers we have been learning about.

Other information

Plymouth Argyle will be returning to do some exciting sessions with us on a Tuesday morning- this half term 'basketball skills!'. The children will therefore need their PE kits in school on Tuesday and Thursday for our normal PE slot.

We have an exciting school trip planned for the end of this half term, please keep your eyes peeled for a letter on more information about this. If you can volunteer to help accompany the children then please let us know.




What a fantastic week we have had performing our Christmas nativity 'Superstar' alongside our Reception and Year 2 friends! We are so proud of how hard the children have worked to learn all the songs and dances. Thank you so much to all parents for providing our brilliant costumes and we hope that you enjoyed coming to watch the show!
We are now looking forward to Christmas jumper day, Christmas dinner, our cinema trip, class parties and staff panto- phew! What a busy but exciting last days of this term we will have. 


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