Category Archives: Year 1

Creative Week and Deco Day!

Year one’s have had a very exciting week!

We spent the week learning a song in sign language that we later performed for the year four class. The children had lots of fun and we all learned lots about what it means to be inclusive.

Deco day was full of sparkles, sequences and paint! Thank you to all the parents who could come and help out! The children (and myself) loved having you there.

Next week we will be back into the swing of our regular lessons and daily routines.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Sperling

Time for Tea in Year One

Year one have had a busy week!

This week the class has started our Talk for Writing unit with “The Tiger who Came for Tea”. They worked on a story map, a tea invitation and retelling the story through play. Next week we will work on changing different elements within the story.

In maths this week the class has been using a number line to subtract. I saw some amazing effort and growth mindset as we learned how to use this tool!

Next week we will be completing a fireworks art piece to go on display for the Art Gallery, I’m looking forward to seeing all the finished work!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Sperling

Welcome Back!

Welcome back Year One!

I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable break!

We’ve had a busy week getting back into our routine. We spent some time writing about our half term break at the beginning of the week, and we also spent some time writing about Guy Fawkes before Bonfire Night. The children enjoyed telling me all about the celebrations I can expect to see this year.

In Maths we have been focusing on partitioning numbers and creating number sentences in a fact family.

We’ve spent some time creating paper chains to decorate our classroom for our new “Winter Wonderland” theme, and next week we will learn how to make paper snowflakes.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Sperling

Happy half-term break!

What a wonderful half-term!

I can’t believe how fast the half-term has gone by! I’ve enjoyed our topic of “Dinosaurs” and I hope the children have too. I’m excited for us to start our topic of “Winter Wonderland” after the break.

I loved meeting all of you at parents evening, I’m really looking forward to the rest of the year with your children.

I can’t believe the amazing dinosaurs Year One have created! I’ve put some on display in our classroom, and I will send them home again the week following the break. I’m excited to see what we can create in this next term.

Enjoy the much deserved break,

Miss Sperling

Week 6 in Year One

Another week has gone by in Year One!

We had another busy week!

In Maths we have been estimating measurements and using non-standard units to measure. In Literacy we have been working on writing out our stories and illustrating them. We have also been unscrambling sentences and putting them in the correct order. In topic we have been thinking about where dinosaurs lived and making predictions as to what that looked like.

Thursday was picture day, and the students had so much fun posing and smiling for the photographers. I’m sure everyone will have some great photos!

I was out of the classroom today, and the class did some great work with the supply teacher! Unfortunately they weren’t able to hand out the reading record books, however feel free to jot any reading down on a piece of paper and we will transfer it in on Monday.

We have also put the mathletics log in codes into the reading record books, and you will be able to access them starting Monday.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all next week for parents evening!

Have a great weekend!

Miss Sperling

Week 5 in Year One

We had a great week!

On Monday the students went on an autumn walk and collected leaves to do some art prints. We have filled up a lovely display with their work.

During maths we have been working on measurements using non-standard units. Next week we will be finishing up place value and exploring further into addition and subtraction.

Next week we will be starting to compose our own stories in our books. We have been working on our describing words this week as well as role playing our story maps.

Thank you to all the parents who attended the parents maths workshop! If you were unable to attend and wish to have a copy of the handouts, please pop in and I can provide you with them.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Miss Sperling

Another week in year one!

This week was very eventful for us!

I was away Tuesday and Wednesday of this week for professional development courses and the class behaved beautifully! Mrs. Hammond and Miss Wood told me how lovely the class was while I was gone. Well done, Year Ones 🙂

This week we looked at what it means to “fill up another person’s bucket” and the different actions we can do in the school and at home to make others feel better. I’ve observed many caring gestures over the past weeks in our classroom!

In Maths we worked hard to fill in missing numbers on a number line and on a hundreds chart! Next week we will be starting our unit in measurement.

In Literacy we have started to come up with ideas for our own stories. Next week we will be working with those stories again and focussing on descriptive words we can use.

In RE we observed the wonderful world around us and chose one of our favourite things to write about.

I’ve put up a schedule for Show and Tell in our classroom, so each child has a day they can bring something in to share. Please feel free to come in and check what day of the week your child is assigned to.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Sperling

Week 3 in Year One

We’ve had a busy week in Year one!

In literacy we revisited the story of “Going on a bear hunt” and created a story map to go along with it. We then created a new story of “Going on a dinosaur hunt” and created a class story map. Next week students will work on creating their own stories and recording them on a story map.

In math this week we learned all about friendly numbers and the different ways to make 10. Next week we will be looking at number bonds to 20 and starting our place value lessons.

We finished up our phonics assessments this week, and daily phonics groups and lessons will be starting shortly. Next week we will also be visiting the book bus for the first time! Guided reading will also be starting next week as we are more settled into our daily routine.

Have a restful and relaxing weekend!

Miss Sperling

Week two in Year 1!

What a week! It has just flown by.

This week, we received Dinosaur eggs to house in our class. We are waiting to see if they will hatch over the coming weeks! We have also been adding some leaves and vines to our role play area.

In Maths, we have been working on simple addition. We have focused on adding ‘one more’ or ‘two more’ to a given number. Next week we will be looking at number bonds and different ways to make a group of ten.

Next week we will be carrying on with our dinosaur theme to explore and create different story maps in literacy.

The children have worked very hard this week, and I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Miss Sperling

Sticky sandwiches!

What an incredible week we all had last week in Year 1.

The children worked so hard on their writing last week and discussing what we could write instructions for. On Friday we had a very sticky and messy morning (but lots of fun) by making sandwiches- the catch however was that we had to listen to the instructions carefully to make sure that we were doing it right. We could choose from; jam, butter, marmalade and honey!

This week are using this as our stimulus to write some more instructions- we are half way through and the children are producing some fantastic writing (take a look at the gallery for pictures of our sandwich making)

Here is to another fantastically fun (and probably messy) week!


Miss Mitchell