Year 1 - Castles Assembly  - 21st May 2018




Autumn 2 Term Learning - 2017

In maths we have been exploring ways to represent our numbers to 10 differently including the cherry and bar model.

In science we have been learning all about Humans and the season autumn. We have been using our senses to explore our autumn environment.


Autumn 1 Term Learning - 2017

In Literacy we have been revising our phase 2 and 3 phonics and using our letter names to spell our High Frequency Words. We have been exploring the use of capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

In maths we have been exploring and comparing numbers to 10 in numerals and words.

In science we have been learning all about animals. We have been comparing and sorting them according to their features. We have really enjoyed learning how to care for animals in our Vet Role Play area.

Summer 2 Learning - 2018

We loved having our families and friends at our Celebration Assembly this term. We thought we were awesome!

We have loved our ‘Toys’ topic learning this summer term and enjoyed writing about our favourite toys when we had the chance to bring them into school.

We have been using the language ‘groups or and lots of’ and ‘multiple and times’ to begin to count in multiples of 2,5 and 10.

We have been sneaking into year 2 every time they go out to swimming and are enjoying exploring the year 2 learning space, which will soon be ours!

Thanks to the Friends’ coffee morning, we have been able to plant a garden to support of Science learning ‘all about plants’ We have been thrilled at how our garden has turned out! We were able to use it in art too as we pretending to be the artist Monet who always loved and drew in his garden.

KS1 had a wonderful visit from ‘Affinty Water’ this term. We learnt all about the water cycle, how the clouds carry the rain and how the sun heats the water up. We did fantastic predictions and experiments about filtering water. Finally, we learnt about how not to waste our water but how we all need to look after this natural resource.

We enjoyed out Literacy unit of ‘Rapunzel’ and even had a visit from the wicked witch herself! Our next unit is based on ‘The Tiger who came to tea’ and we are going to be writing out our version of the story!


Summer 1 Learning - 2018

We have loved our ‘Castle’ topic learning this summer term and are looking forward to sharing it with the school and our families at our celebration assembly.

We have been using the language ‘tens and ones’ and ‘least and greatest’ to compare teen numbers in maths. We are securing using our bonds to ten to work out addition and subtraction within 20. We are really mastering this!

We have really enjoyed our guided reading sessions this term and have been working independently in our groups to read and discuss our stories.

Our R.E. learning has been providing us with opportunities to recognise some symbols and signs. We were really reflective and respectful when holding the Chalice and Paten. We enjoyed genuflecting with our partners to make sure we both did it respectfully.


Spring 2 Term Learning - 2018

We have loved our topic learning this spring term.

We have been using the language ‘fewer than’ and ‘greater than’ to compare numbers and objects in our maths. We are securing our bonds to ten and beginning to notice and make connections in them with our numbers to 20.

In Phonics we have started to learn our phase 5 split diagraphs: a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e and u-e. We used lots of rhyming to help us learn these tricky spelling patters.

We are beginning to add lead ins and flicks to our letters in our handwriting. We have to really focus and be absorbed in this new learning as it is quite a challenge to stay within the lines! We are putting really good effort in though!

We have really enjoyed our geography topic for this half term ‘Our Local Area’. We constructed a map of Borehamwood and were very creative in designing the local buildings. We loved using google earth to locate our local landmarks. We even managed to find our own homes!

Spring 1 Term Learning - 2018

We have loved our topic learning this spring term.

We had fantastic science ‘materials’ learning where we explored common materials and their properties. We produce some lovely art collages too.

In Phonics we have been securing our Phase 3 vowel sounds and letter names so we are ready to begin Phase 5 after half term.

We have really enjoyed our geography topic for this half term ‘The United Kingdom’. We were experts at locating the countries and capital cities using our atlases and even google earth! Our best bits were trying on the Scottish kilt and tasting British foods, scones and jam, shortbread, Irn Bru, soda bread and Welsh cakes. We even made potato and leek soup!