Monthly Archives: January, 2018

What have we been learning?

Well, we are blown away with the learning in Year One this week! They have worked so hard, well done Turtles and Pufferfish you have earnt a well rested weekend.

In maths this week we have introduced a new maths tool – dienes. We have used these to help us count in tens. We have been helping the bakers to solve maths problems- Did you know only ten gingerbread men can fit on to a baking tray?

Next week in maths we will be learning to tell the time. In Year One we need to be able to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour.

In literacy (you may have already seen Mr Cunninghams blog!) we found a letter from the big bad wolf asking for a job at our school! There was no way we were going to let that happen! We decided to write a persuasive letter to Mr Cunningham to explain to him everything we know about the big bad wolf and that we do not think it is a good idea! We hope that is enough to keep the big bad wolf at bay!

In phonics we are focusing on the various spellings of the sound-

ie       i-e      igh

Learning in Year One

This week our topic ‘a tale to tell’ has been linked to our maths and literacy learning.

In literacy we have been reading the ‘true’ story of the three little pigs as told by the wolf himself. Next week we will find a letter from the wolf – addressed to Mr Cunningham! I wonder what it could be about?

In maths we have continued our learning of counting in 2s but through money. We have told the children that if they can count all of the 2ps in the purses then the teachers can take our 2ps to the shops and buy some ingredients to make gingerbread men on Monday morning! Next we will be moving on to counting in 10s using baking trays of gingerbread men (you can only fit ten gingerbread men cutters on one tray)

In phonics this week we have been recapping these sounds-

e-e       ea        ee

Reminder- the poetry competition will be held in Year One the last week before half term. Plenty of time to keep practicing- booklets can be downloaded from parent mail if lost- if not ask the class teachers.

Welcome back

It has been lovely to welcome back all of Year One to a new term. We have started a new topic –


All based on traditional tales. Over the term we will be exploring various traditional tales and the alternative versions- for example the three ninja pigs!

This week we have focused on the tale the three little pigs, we have enjoyed retelling the story. However next week we will be reading the ‘true’ story of the three little pigs…

In maths this week we found out that the pigs materials to build their houses only came in packs of 2! So we had to work out how many packets the pigs would need to buy by counting in 2s.

Next week we will be continuing to count in 2s but using 2p coins to buy ingredients for gingerbread men.

In phonics we have been assessing children on their phase 5 sounds. In our phonics lessons we have been recapping the sounds

 ay        a-e       ai 

these all make the same sound- they are just spelt differently.