Year Group Blog

We all live in a yellow submarine

This week we have continued to explore the swinging 60’s. We learnt about protests and why people do them, we related this to current protests like the fight against climate change. Children then wrote their own placards to promote peace

The heart and the…

This week in English, we have been creating our own versions of the Oliver Jeffers story “The heart and the Bottle.” The children thought of their own location where the girl could have put her heart, ideas included “The heart

The Swinging Sixties Fashion Design!

English: Our key text this week was ‘The Heart in a Bottle’ by Oliver Jeffers. During our English lessons we learnt to identify what a problem is those found in familiar stories that we have read previously.  We then identified …

Happiness for my family…

  • English: We continued to explore the key text ‘The Jar of Happiness’ in more depth with a purpose to write a poem about our family. First we looked at the characters in the story and began to imagine what happiness

Jar of happiness!

Happy New Year! The children have had a great first week back to school, we have enjoyed hearing all about what they have been up to over the holidays.

We have launched our new topic ‘All you need is love’ …

Shape Explorers!

Its been a shape-tastic week in Year 1! We have been exploring shapes and their properties through building them, drawing them, finding them in our classroom, reading shape stories, creating shape art work and finishing our week with a shape …

How to Wash a Wolly Mamouth

What a festive end to the week, the children thoroughly enjoyed designing and creating the wonderful ‘2020 seasonal calendars’ to sell at this years Winter Fest’ – Thank you to all the children who worked hard to create stunning art …

Look out for the letter!

We have continued to deepen our understanding around the Great Fire that broke out in London in 1666. We explored active story telling where we developed a sense of emotions that were connected to individual characters who were involved in …

Dear King Charles II

 

What a interesting week we have had at UCPS , thank you for your understanding on Tuesday when the school was closed due to heating failure.

English: This week we learnt to build noun phrases using a writing frame

Help! London’s burning!

This week we have gone back to our Great Fire of London learning! In English we have been exploring using exclamation marks to portray feeling and emotion. We have used this to write a letter in role to the Mayor …

Forest and Fairy Fun!

This week the children have been immersed in the Shakespeare play ‘Midsummer Nights Dream’ a story about love, fairies, magic and mischief. Through active story telling we have become the characters and explored the quite complicated story lines. Our favourite …

Fire! Fire!

 

This week the children have become immersed in the story of The Great Fire of London! We have learnt about the what happened, why it spread so much, why it happened and we have used our senses to think …

Happy Half Term!

What a great week to end our first half term in Year 1! We’ve had some fantastic story writing about the little boat in English, finding all the ways to partition 5 and 6 in Maths and learning the 7 …

Lead me to the golden treasure!

This week we have been doing lots of fantastic learning across all subjects as we come to the end of our topic and the children have shown great enthusiasm towards the new golden challenges during the afternoons!

In English, the …

The blog that wouldn’t post from Week 5

A week of fantastic independent learning has occurred with many children really challenging themselves across the curriculum.

Singing: Morning has Come   &   Dan, Dan the Silly Wee Man!

English: This week we wrote a free verse poem all about the …

The pots went bubble and the sails went flap!

A week of fantastic independent learning has occurred with many children really challenging themselves across the curriculum.

Singing: Morning has Come   &   Dan, Dan the Silly Wee Man!

English: This week we wrote a free verse poem all about the …

Jump aboard the ship, shhh what can you hear?

It has been fantastic to see the children really settling into the Year 1 expectations and forming new friendships in their classes.

English: the children jumped aboard a sailing ship and explored onomatopoeia words to describe the sounds they could …

Lets go on an Adventure!

This week we have started exploring our new topic!

In English we have been focusing on labels, what they are and what their purpose is. We have been very busy not only labelling equipment for a sea adventurer but also …

First week fun!

Welcome back! We have had a great week in Year 1 exploring our classrooms and making new friends. We have been focusing on remembering our golden agreements and understand how we can show them in our classes and across the …