Monthly Archives: May, 2018

What a wonderful day at the zoo!


What a wonderful trip to Marwell zoo! We were so lucky to see so many of the amazing animals. Look at how close the leopard came to us! Our workshop made us even closer to the animals- we held a snake and a rat! A lovely way to end the half term and our topic the great outdoors.

We have sent home a phonics worksheet pack that the children may want to do over the half term in preparation for phonics screening the second week back after half term.

Have a lovely break

The Year One team


Another busy week

Lots of fantastic learning has taken place this week as usual in Year One.

In maths we have been learning to use positional language. Below is a link to a song we have used to help us learn and have found particularly funny!

Next week we will be moving on to 3D shapes. We will be making models using 3D shapes at the end of the week. Any clean recycling- boxes, tubes, pringles tins, pyramids etc that you have at home that we can use for our models please bring them in over the course of next week, thank you.

In English we will be writing a recount of our trip to Marwell on Monday. We will be using time connectives such as next, after that, then etc.

It is looking like changeable weather for our trip on Monday, please make sure your child is in the most appropriate school uniform for the temperature of the day, hats if sunny, coats if wet and put sun cream on in the morning if needed. We will not be able to take sun cream with us but an application in the morning will last well. Remember your children will also be provided with a school packed lunch and drinks so water bottles will not be required for the trip.

We are really looking forward to our trip on Monday, thank you to all of the adults who volunteered to help us. We were overwhelmed with how many volunteers we had. We will put lots of pictures up here next week so you can see what we got up to.

Have a lovely weekend

The year One team

Our learning this week

We have really enjoyed our learning this week! Continuing our work on what the lady bird heard. In English we have been writing noun phrases to describe the robbers. Next week we will be putting ourselves in to the robbers shoes and writing a sorry letter to the farm for trying to steal the fine prize cow.

In maths, we have been continuing to count in 5s. We have been buying various vegetables and gardening tools for the secret garden, counting in 5p coins. We have been using arrays to show our working out. Below is an example.


Reminder- Tuesday 8th May at 10:15 is our Year One liturgy- all are welcome to join us in worship.

We have sent out letters for our upcoming trip to Marwell zoo on Monday 21st May. Please ensure you reply with permission for your child.

It’s looking like a lovely (maybe hot) bank holiday weekend! Enjoy and stay safe.

The Year One team