Year 1

The class teacher is Miss Devaney

Topic this Term:

Year One's topic for the Spring term is What a Wonderful World, were we will be looking at different aspects of the world - far and wide.

Our class book for Guided Reading this term is The Tin Forest by Helen Ward.

Homework and Spelling Tests: 

Spellings and homework are sent out on a Friday. Homework and reading books are collected on a Wednesday. Our spelling test is on a Friday.

PE Day: Wednesday

Phonics Screening - Week beginning 10th June 2019

Newsletters 

05/07/2019

Year One have been super busy this week, towards the end of term! We have been reading a story called "The Way Back Home" about a boy who takes a trip to the moon. We have been thinking about where we would like to go in our own rocket and what we would need to take with us. In Maths, we have been looking at halving and quartering numbers using the practical resources to help us. We have been designing our products for the Summer Fair and are looking forward to showing you what we have made next week. Well done, Year One. Keep on working hard.

28/06/2019

Year One have been working hard on writing our reports this week and look forward to sharing our achievements with you. In Maths, we have been developing our understanding of halves, by halving numbers and quantities. In Science, we have been watching our seeds grow and looking at whether the size of the see affects how tall the plants grow. We have enjoyed some paired reading and echo reading this week in our Fluency sessions. We also enjoyed the Parent Partnership afternoon. Well done Year One, enjoy your weekend!

21/06/2019

A great week for Year One this week. This week have written our own Bubbles stories in Literacy and also made a start on writing our own reports. In Maths, we have been learning about halves and quarters and finding these fractions of shapes. We have started our Recycling project this week for Curriculum and have been designing our plant pots. We have also been watching our seeds grow, we can now see small shoots popping out of the soil! We enjoyed our Sports Day on Friday and hope you had fun cheering us on! Well done, Year One. Keep on working hard!

14/06/2019

Year One have worked extra hard this week! In Literacy we have continued working on the 'Bubbles' story we started last week. We have looked at the different worlds in the story and also sequenced the pictures. In Maths, we have been developing our understanding of multiplication through arrays. In curriculum, we have also been planting more seeds and looking at whether the biggest seed grows into the tallest plant. We have enjoyed making Father's Day cards this week and are looking forward to hopefully competing in Sports Day next Friday! (Weather Permitting!) Well done, Year One.

07/06/2019

Year One have worked hard this week. In Literacy we have started a new unit based on a video called Bubbles! We have been writing about the setting in the video and sending a postcard from the beach. We have also had a lovely time blowing bubbles and writing about them! In Maths, we have been learning about multiplication and arrays. In Curriculum we have been looking at the structure of a plant and planting our own seeds. Well done Year One, keep up the hard work!

24/05/2019

A great end to the term for Year One. This week we have written our own stories based on the book Old Owl. We then created a moving picture in D and T to show the part of the story where the animals slide down the washing line! In Maths we have developed out understanding of multiplication through repeated addition. In Curriculum we have looked at how our food and diet has changed over the years and how schools were different in the past. We enjoyed performing our NAPA songs for you this week and hope you enjoyed it too. A lovely time was had by all at the picnic as well! Have a lovely holiday, Year One and see you after the break for the final half term!

17/05/2019

Year One have worked hard this week. In Literacy, we have been reading the story of Old Bear and have been trying hard with our handwriting and sentence structure. In Maths, we have begun learning about multiplication as repeated addition. We have been looking at old and new toys this week in Curriculum. We have also looked at moving pictures in D and T. In Science, we investigated how to make a car travel further. We are ready for our NAPA performance next week and can't wait to show you!

10/05/2019

Year One have been very busy this week. In Literacy, we have written our own stories about an inventor who creates a robot to help him around the house! In Maths, we have been deepening our understanding of division and problem solving. We have continued our topic about the past, and have looked at how technology has changed over the years. In Science, we have been investigating electricity and figured out how to make the bulb light up using a circuit. In P.E., we practised our throwing and catching skills using bean bags. Well done Year One, keep on working hard. 

03/05/2019

 Year One have worked very hard this week. In Literacy, we have used a picture of the Inventor's Shed to stimulate our writing. We have described the house and the person who may live there. We have also thought about what the inventor might make with the old objects in his house! In Maths this week, we have been learning about division by sharing. In Curriculum, we have started our new topic of Old and New and have learned about how houses have changed over the years. We have been enjoying our weekly NAPA sessions this week and are looking forward to the production at the end of the term. Well done Year One, keep working hard.

05/04/2019

Year One have had a good end to the Spring Term. We have been writing our own stories this week in Literacy about A Day in Hull. In Maths, we have been looking at coins and the value of money. In Guided Reading, we have finished reading the book "The Tin Forest". We have discussed how the man's life has changed in the story and also thought about the sounds and sights of the forest. We used musical instruments to recreate these sounds. In Curriculum we have looked at the history of Hull and also placed Hull's famous landmarks on a map. We enjoyed going to the church this week for our Easter Service and have worked hard on making our Easter Bonnets and gardens. Well done for this term, Year One. Have a lovely Easter holiday and see you in the Summer term! 

29/03/2019

We have been busy bees this week in Year One! In Literacy, we have been reading the story 'A Day in London.' We are going to be writing our own stories about a trip to Hull! In Maths, we have been developing our understanding of subtraction and solving lots of problems. In Curriculum, we have been researching all about the old Craven Street Primary and what it was like there. We have interviewed someone who worked there and wrote up what we found out. In Science, we have investigated which materials we can change the shape of by stretching and bending! A lovely week, well done Year One!

22/03/2019

This week has been Shakespeare week in Year One! We have been reading the story of Romeo and Juliet and thinking about the characters and their actions. In maths, we have been deepening our understanding of addition and I have been solving problems and reasoning questions. In Science we have looked at hard and soft materials. This week in our Curriculum lessons, we have been looking at the KCOM Stadium and when it was built. Well done Year One!

15/03/2019

A brilliant, busy week for Year One! On Monday, we kicked off our science week by looking at the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing. We learned about Neil Armstrong and read a story about a little boy who flies into space. We have done lots of science experiments relating to space, including fixing an astronauts glove and making craters. We have also found the time to investigate how to make paper stronger, ready for our DT lesson making bridges. We had a wonderful parent partnership afternoon working on our bridges! Thanks for your support!

08/03/2019

Year One have been very busy this week! We have continued developing our understanding of place value in Maths and have been looking at partitioning numbers into tens and ones. In curriculum we have been learning about The Deep and have also sketched pictures of the building. We had a fantastic World Book Day and enjoyed dressing up as our favourite characters. We learned about Julia Donaldson and her many wonderful books!

01/03/2019

A great start to the new term for Year One. This week we have started our new curriculum topic all about Hull and its famous landmarks. We have started by looking at the Humber Bridge and when it was built. In DT, we have begun looking at bridges and have started designing our own ready to build and make our own in a later lesson. This week we have linked our literacy to the topic, by watching a video about two grumpy animals stuck on a bridge! We have looked at the story and write descriptions of the characters. In Maths, we have been developing our understanding of place value and how numbers are made up of tens and ones. Well done, Year One. Keep up the good work. 

15/02/2019

Year One have had a busy end to the term. In Maths, we have been learning about measuring weight and have used the balancing scales to find heavier and lighter objects. In Literacy, we read a new story about Oliver called Oliver's fruit salad. We have made a story map and looked at describing the fruits. We have also been correcting sentences which are missing full stops and capital letters. In Curriculum this week, we have been learning about different types of animals including mammals, amphibians and reptiles. We have also looked at which animals live in hot and cold places. We have also been learning new songs and learning to copy sounds and beats in music. We enjoyed performing our NAPA production for you this week and hope you enjoyed it too! Have a lovely half term Year One!

08/02/2019

Year One have been hard at work this week. We have been learning about making plurals in literacy by adding s and es to a word. In maths we have been practising counting in 2's, 5's and 10's. This week has been online safety week at Craven Primary and we have been learning all about staying safe on the internet. We know what  information we should never share online and what to do if we see something we don't like. In Science we have been looking at animals and their young and learning the names of baby animals. We have also found the time to perfect our NAPA performance and can't wait to show you! Well done, Year One!

01/02/2019

Year One have worked hard this week. In Maths we have been developing our understanding of subtraction and also practicing counting in 2's, 5's and 10's. In Literacy, we started our new story book which is Oliver's vegetables.  We have been learning to write the days of the week and also checking sentences for capital letters and full stops. In curriculum this week, we have been learning how fish are able to live under the water and why we can't! We have been looking at the art work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo this week and have produced some fantastic fruit faces! We have been thoroughly enjoying our weekly NAPA sessions and can't wait to perform the songs for you! Well done, Year One.

28/01/2019

Year One have worked hard this week and have been very busy! In Literacy, we have been writing our own versions of the story Handa's Surprise. We have been developing our subtraction skills in Numeracy and have also been solving problems. In our Guided Reading sessions, we have been delving further into the story of The Tin Forest. In curriculum, we have been learning about the oceans of the world and where they are found. We have also been looking at woodland and jungle habitats and learning about which animals live in each. Well done Year One, keep on working hard

11/01/2019

A brilliant start to the new term for Year One. This week we have been writing instructions for making a bird feeder in Literacy. In maths, we have been developing our understanding of addition by adding on a number line and also mentally. We have begun our new topic called "It's a wonderful world" this week and have been looking at the animals which live in and around our school. Well done Year One, keep up the hard work.

21/12/2018

A fantastic end to the Autumn term for Year One. This week we have been looking at what makes us unique and how we are different to our friends in R.E. We have also learned about the Christian ceremony of a Baptism, and even acted out our own. We have also learned about how Christians celebrate Christmas and thought about what gift baby Jesus would've liked to receive. In R.E, we have also read the Nativity story and made shadow puppets to act out the story.
This week we have also been busy making our cards and calanders. Have a wonderful break Year One and happy new year! See you all in January!

14/12/2018

A brilliant week for Year One! This week we have been perfecting our Christmas Production and were very proud to show all of you what we have been working on. We hope you all enjoyed it! We have also been continuing our topic work this week and have been making night and day pictures. We have also learned about the weather around the world. We are looking forward to our party next week and learning more about Christmas!

07/12/2018

Year One have had a great week this week. We have started a new story in Literacy called Can't You Sleep Little Bear. We have been practising writing sentences about the story and have also been learning to use 'and' to join two phrases together. In Maths, we have been looking at how numbers are made up of tens and ones. In Science, we carried out an investigation to find out which light source was the best for Little Bear. We found out that, although the lamp wasn't the brightest, it lit up more of the room! In curriculum, we have been looking at different festivals of light including Hanukah and Diwali. We have done lots of lovely craft activities surrounding this. We enjoyed making Menorahs, Diva lamps and painting firework pictures! We have also found the time to learn about the White Ribbon Campaign and who we can turn to if we know someone is being hurt. We have also been perfecting our Christmas production! What a busy week! Well done Year One!

30/11/2018

Year One have had a great week this week. We have started a new story in Literacy called Can't You Sleep Little Bear. We have been practising writing sentences about the story and have also been learning to use 'and' to join two phrases together. In Maths, we have been looking at how numbers are made up of tens and ones. In Science, we carried out an investigation to find out which light source was the best for Little Bear. We found out that, although the lamp wasn't the brightest, it lit up more of the room! In curriculum, we have been looking at different festivals of light including Hanukah and Diwali. We have done lots of lovely craft activities surrounding this. We enjoyed making Menorahs, Diva lamps and painting firework pictures! We have also found the time to learn about the White Ribbon Campaign and who we can turn to if we know someone is being hurt. We have also been perfecting our Christmas production! What a busy week! Well done Year One!

23/11/2018

A great week for Year One. This week in Literacy we have been writing the story of Owl Babies and concentrating on using full stops and capital letters. In Maths, we have been developing our understanding of number and have been learning to write the number names as well as numerals. In Science, we have been looking at different sources of light and if they are natural or man-made. In curriculum this week, we have also been looking at road safety and appraising pieces of classical music! We have been hard at work practising our Christmas production, which is coming together brilliantly! We also had a sparkly afternoon for the Parent Partnership Challenge making bags of Reindeer Food with heaps of glitter and oats! Well done Year One and enjoy your weekend!

16/11/2018

Year One have been working hard this week in all our lessons. In Literacy, we have started a new topic and have been reading the story Owl Babies. In Maths, we have been learning about 3D shapes and their properties. For our topic this week, we have been celebrating Anti-Bullying week and have thought about what it means to be a good friend. We have also learned more about bullying and what it means and who we can turn to if we are being bullied. This week we also started our new topic about Light and Dark. We went to the darkest place in the school to experience darkness and talk about what it was like. We were all very brave in the dark! Well done Year One, keep on working hard!

09/11/2018

A great start to the new term in Year One. This week we have been writing our own Bonfire poems in Literacy and have made shape poems using sound words such as bang and zoom. In Maths, we have been learning about 2D shapes and their properties. This week in Topic, we have been focussing on Remembrance and learning about what it represents. We have written a letter to the soldiers thanking them and also written about why we celebrate and wear poppies. We have also produced some fantastic poppy art work, including a giant class wreath! Well done Year One.

26/10/2018 

A great end to the term for Year One.  This week, we have been writing the story of the Rainbow Fish in Literacy and have been working on using capital letters and full stops. In Maths, we have been learning about subtraction and have used the equipment such as cubes and number lines to take away. In our curriculum lessons this week, we have looked at the weather around the UK and have also produced some fantastic half portraits in Art. We also had a good tasting session in Science which was great fun! Have a well-deserved holiday Year One!

19/10/2018 

Year One have been very busy this week. We have started a new story in Literacy called The Rainbow Fish. We have done lots of activities; including sequencing the story and describing the character. In Maths, we have been learning about addition using a range of different resources such as Numicon and cubes. We have also learned how to do addition on a number line. This week for Geography, we took a walk around our local area to see what facilities we could find. We found lots of houses and different types of shops. We also saw a park for children to play in. We had lots of fun walking around the area! Well done Year One, enjoy the weekend!

05/10/2018 

This week in Year One we have been reading the story of Elmer the elephant. We have been describing Elmer and the jungle in which he lives. We have also designed and described our own elephant from the parade! In Maths, we have been learning about ordinal numbers. This week in Science, we were testing our sense of smell by trying to determine which flavour of crisps was on the plate! We have also been busy in PE, developing our gymnastics skills. We have all worked hard this week! Well done, Year One!

28/09/2018 

Year One have all worked hard this week. We have been writing the story of We're Going on a Bear Hunt and have been learning to use time openers. In maths, we have been looking at more and less, and have also been comparing numbers. We have even learned about the greater than and less than crocodiles, and how the crocodile likes to eat the biggest number! In Science, we have continued learning about our senses and this week learned about our sense of hearing. We went on a walk around the school to see what sounds we could hear. In History, we learned all about a famous person from Hull called Luke Campbell and his achievements at the Olympics. Well done Year One! 

21/09/2018 

We have been very busy this week in Year One! We have started our new Literacy topic of "We're Going on a Bear Hunt". We have sequenced the story and looked at adjectives to describe the different settings and the bear. We have also been working on our acting skills by performing the story!

In our curriculum lessons, we have made a map of our classroom and looked at different toys for babies and older children. In Science, we have been exploring our five senses and the parts of the body associated with them. We have also been learning to balance on different parts of our body in P.E!

14/09/2018 

A fantastic week in Year One! We have been working hard in literacy writing the story of Superkid. In maths, we have been looking at number sequences and finding one more. In science, we have been labelling the parts of the body. We have also been looking at the changes which have occurred in our lives and have put them on a timeline. We have worked so hard! Well done everyone, enjoy your weekend!

13/07/2018

A brilliant week for Year One! We have had lots of fun this week! We have continued to look at poetry in Literacy this week and have also written a letter to the Foundation Stage children to tell them all about Year One. In maths we have done some addition and also learned about capacity. We have been working hard to make our pet carriers in D and T and have planned and evaluated them. This week we also enjoyed our pizza party and had a great time on the bouncy castle! A fantastic end to the year, Year One. You have all worked so hard and all the teachers are very proud of you! Good luck in Year Two!