Year One

Welcome to the Year 1 webpage. We will use this page to keep you informed about events and learning in Year 1!

  • Burlington Poetry Parade - May

    date posted: 07/05/22

    Every month every child in the school learns the same poem and recite it in class and in Assemblies, to build up a repertoire of poems they know by heart!

    This month our poem is 'Oh Dear!' by Michael Rosen. It would be fun to see videos of your child reciting it at home on Tapestry!

     

     

  • Year 1 & Year 2 Optional Science Homework

    date posted: 01/05/22

    If your child would like to do additional homework activities for science, please click on the relevant links below. These are fun activities which will reinforce the children's learning that they have been doing in class. The activities are optional but do encourage your child to have a go! 

    Year 1 Optional Science Homework

    Year 2 Optional Science Homework

  • TIME TO VOTE - SPARK BOOK AWARDS 2022

    date posted: 25/04/22

    The Kingston and Richmond SPARK Book awards celebrate and promote children's literature. Children in our school have been reading the shortlisted books and talking about which are their favourites in class. Now it's your chance to join in at home! Now it's your chance to join in at home! Please watch the videos of Mrs Davies reading the four shortlisted books and then vote for which is your favourite on the voting form below.  Please vote by Monday 16th May.

    Pirate Mums video reading

    A Mouse Called Julian video reading

    Tilda Tries Again video reading

    The Tale of the Whale video reading

    Voting Form - which is your favourite?

  • Summer 1 Term Newsletter for Year 1

    date posted: 20/04/22

    Please see below for the learning we will be doing this half term.

    Year 1 Summer 1 Term Newsletter

  • March Update for Year 1

    date posted: 27/03/22

    We have had a very busy half term.  In our topic Pirates and Explorers, we have been developing our mapping skills.  First we made sure we knew that there were different features found on a map: human and physical features.   Then we went on a local walk to see the features in our local area.  When we got back we drew a map to show our route. 

    We had a great time walking around the local area and saw that there were lots of human features in New Malden but we did also see the physical features of a stream and a hill.  

    In Maths we looked at different ways we could measure.  We used standard and non-standard units to measure length and mass.  We were very proud of ourselves when we learnt how to use a ruler.

    In RE we looked at the story of Easter.  The children learnt that Christians remember different parts of the Easter story and learnt what Lent is.  We talked about how we could be extra kind.  Here are some of our ideas.  We decorated our class tree with our promises.

    In PSHE we have learnt that there are things we can do to help keep us healthy: drink water, eat fruit and vegetables, get exercise and have enough sleep.  We also thought about how there were things in our house which were safe and unsafe.  This helped us to understand how important it was to only use medicine when a trusted adult gave it to us and how the instructions had to be followed.

    Finally, we had the excitement of Book Week.  We read the book Albert Talbot and did lots of fun activities linked to the book.  We were also able to get dressed into our pyjamas one day and come to school as a book character!  It was a lot of fun!

  • Spring 2 Term Newsletter for Year 1

    date posted: 21/02/22

    Please see below for the learning we will be doing this half term.

    Year 1 Spring 2 Term Newsletter

  • February Update for Year 1

    date posted: 19/02/22

    This half term our topic has been space. We have read a fantastic story called Beegu and used this to help us learn how to retell stories in our own words.  In our writing we really worked  hard at using full stops and capital letters.  We were also trying to write sentences using the conjunction and and use the -ed suffix.  As well as writing a story we wrote a non-fiction text.  We created our own book all about the solar system.  We have become space experts!

    There have also been some exciting events this half term.  A giant dinosaur egg was discovered in the playground and a spaceship landed in our playground when a baby alien visited our school.  We did exciting experiments about dinosaur blood (YUK!) and wrote letters to the baby alien’s dad helping him to find his son.

    In our maths learning we have been working hard at developing our adding and subtraction skills and we are using different methods, such as counting on and back, using our number bond knowledge or adding/subtracting though to ten.  As well as getting better at our arithmetic skills we have been looking at numbers up to 50. We have been learning how many tens and ones are in a number and how we can show 2 digit numbers in resources or in drawings. 

    We have also been understanding how important it is to safe online.  We learnt that sometimes the internet asks us to share information and that some information is personal.  Personal information should only be shared with people we know and we know to tell an adult if we ever feel uncomfortable when we are online.

    To help us understand how people celebrate Chinese New Year we were lucky enough to attend a workshop by Earth Song.  We listened to and played music, and also created different dances.  We even got to dress up in traditional costumes.  Everyone had a lot of fun. 

  • Spring 1 Term Newsletter for Year 1

    date posted: 05/01/22

    Please see below for the learning we will be doing this half term.

    Year 1 Spring 1 Term Newsletter

  • December Update for Year 1

    date posted: 17/12/21

    We have really enjoyed learning about Toys this half term.  We read the story Traction Man and used this to create our own stories such as:  Traction man saving Salt Pot Stan from the boiling soup, or saving Tim Toast from the terrifying freezer.  We also enjoyed making a stocking for Traction man.  We designed our stocking and then had to use our sewing and cutting skills to create it.  We all felt very proud of our hard work!

    In this topic we looked at the history of toys and used our history skills to order toys from oldest to newest.  I think we all agree we are lucky that we have the toys we do today that we can play with.  We linked our learning about toys to Geography.  We learnt that there are different games played around the world and we got the chance to play a well known Asain game such as Five stones and  a fun African board game. 

    In science we learnt about materials.  First we learnt the different types of materials we have and then thought about how we could describe them.  Finally we used our knowledge to investigate which material would be best for a reindeer’s stocking.  We decided it should be waterproof.  We tested different materials until we found the best one.

  • Reading and Phonics Workshop presentation

    date posted: 13/12/21

    Thank you to everyone who attended the new reading and phonics scheme workshop on Monday 6 December. If you were unable to attend, please click below to see a copy of the presentation. 

    New Reading and Phonics Scheme: Parents Workshop Slides

    Essential Information on Changes to Phonics and Reading Books - letter to all parents

    Video of Parent Workshop on Phonics and Early Reading Scheme

    Little Wandle Resources for Parents

  • Attendance and Punctuality Reminder for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

    date posted: 24/10/21

    Please find below a copy of the email sent to all parents in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 reminding them of our expectations and guidelines concerning Attendance and Punctuality.

    Attendance and Punctuality Email to all Parents in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

  • Autumn 2 Term Newsletter for Year 1

    date posted: 21/10/21

    Please see below for the learning will be doing this half term.

    Year 1 Autumn 2 Term Newsletter

  • October update for Year 1

    date posted: 21/10/21

    We have contiued to work hard in year 1.  We have learn more about the fidfferetn groups of animals.  We sorted all the animal groups we knew and realised there was another group we did not yet know – mammals.  We learnt that mammals have fur and produce milk for their young.  We have contiued to work hard in year 1.  We have learn more about the fidfferetn groups of animals.  We sorted all the animal groups we knew and realised there was another group we did not yet know – mammals.  We learnt that mammals have fur and produce milk for their young.  

    We had aready started to learn about the continents so we moved our learning on to learning about the 5 oceans.  We made ocean boxes and decorated them with the fish you would find swimming in that ocean. 

    We looked at the famous artist Henri Rousseau and his painting called Tiger in a Tropical Storm.   We were inspired to recreate this painting ourselves.  We practised using different size brushes and then added collage to our paintings.

  • New Phonics and Early Reading Scheme: PLEASE READ

    date posted: 11/10/21

    Essential Information - New Phonics and Early Reading Scheme

    We will very soon be starting an exciting new scheme and need your help. Please read attached letter and watch the video presentation below. Also attached are the slides to go with the presentation. 

    Essential Information on Changes to Phonics and Reading Books - letter to all parents

    Parent Workshop presentation on Phonics and Early Reading

    Video of presentation by Reading Coordinator

  • First few weeks in Year 1

    date posted: 25/09/21

    We have had an amazing start to Year 1.  We have all been enjoying getting to know each other and learning what it is like to be in Year 1.  The children have been busy learning about the human body,  animals and how some animals are different to each other.   We have learnt that humans have five senses.  All the children enjoyed going on a sense walk to record what they could hear, see, feel and smell.  We have also been investigating which birds we often see in the playground.  Soon we will be learning about mammals and reptiles and finding out about how they are the same and different too. 

  • Autumn 1 Term Newsletter for Year 1

    date posted: 06/09/21

    Please see below for the learning will be doing this half term.

    Year 1 Autumn 1 Term Newsletter