Year 1

Welcome to Year 1
Welcome to Year 1! 
This half term we are learning about homes from the past. The children have taken a trip to The Wycombe Museum, where they took part in various workshops and learn what is was like to live in the past. 
They learnt how to do washing using a wash board, a dolly and a mangle as well as playing with old toys and learning about household objects from the past. We had lots of fun! 
The children made a fantastic effort on World Book Day and brought in some of their favourite books. 

In this half term we will be reading stories about homes. Some of these will be traditional tales, such as Hansel and Gretel and The Three Little Pigs and others include Peace At Last and The Stick Man. The children's writing is really improving and we are very proud of their hard work! 


The children will be describing characters, settings and retelling stories. They will be using their phonics to help them sound out new words and remembering to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.  We are using a Talk for Writing approach which means that they children will be acting out a lot of the stories and this helps to develop their writing. 

In maths we will be learning about sharing equally (division) as well as making groups of objects(multiplication). This will then lead into learning about fractions, finding a quarter and a half of a shape or number. We are still consolidating their counting skills forwards and backwards from 100 and also learning their shapes. 
Here are some pictures from our Builders Day. 
We had a fantastic day, building different structures, making our own tipis, colouring castles and learning about different homes around the world. 


In Science we will be learning about plants and trees. The children will have opportunities to be outside, making careful observations and planting some vegetables. 


In Topic we are learning about homes from the past and looking at how the houses are different. 


In DT we will be designing and making our own houses, using the cardboard boxes that you have brought in. 


In Computing this term they will be learning to log on and use a computer safely, as well as gathering and editing pictures. They will be using PowerPoint. 

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