Year Group Blog

WB: 6th July 2020 ‘Crash Landing!’

Welcome to week 2 of the ‘UCPSpace’ project learning!

We hope you enjoyed the launch of our new learning projects last week. The anticipation is building, we hope you can rescue your new teacher from this far away planet! This …

W/b: 29th June The Launch… 3,2,1, Lift off!

This week, the University of Cambridge Primary School is embarking on a three week project that will culminate in the children meeting their new class teacher at the final Virtual Family Friday on 17th July. The UCPSpace Project draws …

WB: 22.6.2020 ‘Fractions and Action Scenes!’

A Message from Corona by Charity Tedder and Leighton Noyes

Explore this online e-book resource which supports parents and children at home to understand ‘Coronovirus’ through E-book resources

Monday

  • English & Reading: In this lesson, we are going to be

WB: 15th June 2020 ‘Refugee awareness week and thinking deeper about multiplication’

Welcome to the Key Stage 1 Learning blog for this week with special focus on ‘Refugee Week’

Monday 15th June sees the beginning of Refugee Week 2020. However, to start the virtual festival off, Anglia Ruskin University has paired …

WB: 8th June 2020 ‘Grouping equal amounts and understanding our emotions’

Dear Children and Families,

Please note the online learning resources will look slightly different for the rest of this term.

A suggested timetable for learning is outlined below, video links for Maths and English learning will be uploaded to the …

Welcome back! ‘Creepy crawlies and investigations, what will you discover? 1.6.2020

         Year One ‘Unlock Challenge’ link: Unlock Challenge Y1

Session 1:

English / Phonics combined: This week in English we will be focusing on applying some of our phase 5 alternative spelling into our writing. We will also be recapping …

Counting in 5’s and time to get active in gymnastics!

Session 1:

English / Phonics combined: This week in English we will be focusing on applying some of our phase 5 alternative spelling into our writing. We will also be recapping what we need to put in our sentences …

Following Instructions 11.05.20

Session 1: 

English: This week we are thinking about instructions, we are linking our learning from ‘Robot instructions’ to instructions we follow in everyday life experiences. Watch the YouTube video today and think of different examples of when we follow …

Robot Adventures 4.5.2020

Session 1: 

English: This week, you will become Authors and write your robot fantasy story. Today, we need to plan our stories so that we are ready to write them. Follow the link to the story planning sheet: Session 1

The Adventures of the Robot 27.4.20

                                                   

 

Session 1

English: This week in English we are continuing with fantasy stories. We are beginning to plan our own fantasy story by changing parts ‘The Robot and the Bluebird’ to make it our own. The focus today is …

Fantasy worlds and Robots W/B: 20.04.20

Dear Children and Families,

Welcome back to online learning with Ms Bates, Miss Tatler and Miss Tutchener, we hope you and your family kept safe and well during the Easter break and enjoyed the warm, spring weather together. In response …

Signs of spring and Easter- Wednesday 1.04.20

Good Morning Year 1 Children and welcome to Wednesday’s learning challenges!

Can you see any blossom in your garden or out of your window? ‘Why do these trees blossom, what does it mean?

Phonics: Today we will be looking at …

Signs of spring and Easter- Tuesday 31.03.20

Good Morning Children and welcome to Tuesday’s learning.

The beautiful signs that spring has sprung! We hope you get some fresh air and bounce around like these happy lambs.

Phonics : Today we will be recapping the alternative vowel spellings: …

Signs of spring and Easter- Monday 30.3.20

Good Morning Year 1 children and welcome to today’s learning all about signs of spring, Easter celebrations and 3D shape.

Phonics : This week we are continuing to recap the alternate vowel spellings. Today we will be looking at ai, …

Fairy Tales and 3D shapes Detectives : Friday

Good Morning children and families and welcome to Friday 27th March!

We hope you are keeping yourself well and keeping your brain active!

The caterpillars from Butterfly class have now all turned into their chrysalis and are slowly transforming inside!  …

Fairy Tales and 3D shapes Detectives : Thursday 26.3.2020

Hello Bumblebees, Butterflies and Dragonflies

Welcome to today’s learning, we will continue to deepen our learning in Fairy Tales and 3D shapes.

Phonics : Today we have recapped the alternate vowel spelling for oa oe o_e ow. Please follow the …

Fairy Tales and 3D shapes Detectives : Wednesday

Hello Bumblebees, Dragonflies and Butterflies.

Welcome to today’s learning, we will continue to deepen our learning in Fairy Tales and 3D shapes. Watch the welcome message from Miss Tatler and our special guest today…Can you guess where we are?

Mindfulness

Fairy Tales and 3D shapes Detectives – Tuesday

Good Morning Year 1 Children and welcome to today’s learning all about Fairy tales and 3D shape!

Watch the morning message with Mrs Bates to see how the caterpillars have moved home, they are in their final stages of metamorphosis!…

Fairy Tales and 3D shapes Detectives – Monday

Hello children, welcome to the new way of online learning at UCPS!

We hope you enjoy learning with us. You can watch short lessons on our Year 1 ‘youtube’ channel delivered by Mrs Bates, Miss Tatler and Miss Tutchener, you …

STEM week!

What a fantastic week we have had in year one exploring our outdoor areas and learning all about the wildlife and nature in our school grounds! We have explored the forest, done some gardening, been on nature and wildlife hunts

Non-Chronological Reporters!

English: We have been non-chronological reporters this week, learning to identify animals by their physical features, what they eat, their habitat and interesting facts about them.

Can your child explain to you the following language: habitat, omnivore, herbivore,

Animal researchers!

We have had a great first week back in Year 1 exploring lots of facts about animals. We have discovered all about the different types of animals and the groups they belong to, how to research them on the internet …

The Green Lady

 

We have had a fantastic Book Week this week! In Year One, we have been getting to know our character from the story ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. Our character was the one and only Green Lady. We …

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 …