Buzzards are beautiful, graceful and strong birds of prey. They have to find their own food by hunting, so they constantly have to learn where food can be found and how they can get it. Buzzards learn every day in the same way we do. Buzzards have fantastic looking and listening skills. These skills are as important to us in our learning as they are to Buzzards in their daily life.
This Terms Theme
'Once upon a time...'
This term Year 1 are learning all about fairy tales! We have already listened to a wide variety of stories. We will be adapting them and writing our own versions. We will also be learning how to create different story settings in preparation to perform our own puppet show to Reception children. The children will have an opportunity to role play their favourite character. We would like to invite you to share our learning on Wednesday 17th July 2019.
(For more information about this term's theme, scroll down to our curriculum map)
P.E & Dance days
P.E. Days are Thursdays and Fridays.
Please ensure that your child has the correct kit in school all week. We will ensure that they are sent home at the end of every half term
Home Learning days
Home Learning will be handed out on a Friday and collected in on a Wednesday. This will give you the opportunity to explore aspects of your child's learning if you wish.
Wednesday 17th July 2019- Year 1 Learning Celebration
Meet The Team
If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see your teacher (Mrs Dowdeswell) or alternatively please contact a team leader (Mrs Jarrett).
Monday 13th May 2019 - Maths
Today we did a number workout. Instead of our fingers we used a bead string.
Thursday 9th May 2019 - Maths
We are currently learning about the value of money. Today we had an item and we had to choose the correct coins to pay for it!
Friday 3rd April 2019 - Assembly
Today we had some visitors come in to talk to us about their job. They work for the RNLI. Ask us what their job involves!
Wednesday 1st May 2019 - Art
Today we created circle paintings using colours we mixed ourselves!
Tuesday 30th April 2019 - Science
In Science we are learning about common plants. Oscar, Finnley and Morgan kindly donated some plants which we were able to study closely. We looked at all the different parts of the plants and talked about why every plant needed each part.
Monday 29th April 2019 - Theme
Our theme is 'Once upon a time...'. We are reading the story Little Red Riding Hood. Today we took on the part of a character and re-enacted part of the story with our friends.
Thursday 25th April 2019 - Handwriting
We are continuing to join our letters. First we do warm up exercises. Then we draw a pattern. Next we join our letters. The letters this week were ld and nd. Have a look at our neat letters!
Tuesday 24th April 2019 - 2D Shapes
Today we identified 2D shapes and discussed their properties. We made our own squares using pegs, sticks and spaghetti!
Wednesday 27th March 2019 - Learning Celebration
Today we invited our parents in to share our learning about Queen Elizabeth II. We had a tea party and made a jam sandwich!
Wednesday 27th March 2019 - Story telling
Today we visited Reception class to read them our Queen stories.
Wednesday 20th March 2019 - Plymouth Aquarium
Today we had a really exciting day at Plymouth Aquarium! We saw an octopus, shark, turtle and many more sea creatures. We learnt about the food they eat and where they live.
Friday 15th March 2019 - SCIENCE WEEK!
What a great week we've had enjoying the challenge of building houses to 'beat the flood'!
Wednesday 13th March 2019 - Phonics
Buzzards had fun learning the split digraph i-e. We made kites filled with i-e words and went outside to fly them - it was the perfect windy day for kite flying!
How many i-e words have you spotted at home?
Thursday 7th March 2019 - World Book Day
We are celebrating World Book Day in many different ways. We have been on a book hunt, we shared some reading books with year 4 children and we had a special World Book Day assembly. What a great day we have had!
Monday 4th March 2019 - Punctuation
Today we went on a very windy search for capital and lowercase letters!
Thursday 14th February 2019 - Handwriting
Today we went out in the sunshine to write our new handwriting join 'ch'. Mrs Dowdeswell is VERY impressed with our beautiful letters!
Wednesday 13th February 2019 - Spellings
We are learning to spell tricky words. We look at the shape of the word, find little rhymes to help us spell them and discuss the tricky part of each word.
Thursday 7th February 2019 - Maths
We are learning to recognise coins and notes. Here we are sorting our coins. We had to look at the colour, size and shape of each coin.
Thursday 7th February 2019 - Handwriting
We are now joining our letters! Have a look at how small and neat our letters are now....
Wednesday 6th February 2019 - Geography
In Geography we are learning all about the United Kingdom. Here you can see us learning about our home town Paignton. We talked about where we have been in Paignton and what we like about it.
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - Maths
In Maths we are learning how to count efficiently. We realised that if we count two objects at a time it is quicker! That is why we are learning how to count in 2's, 5's and 10's.
Tuesday 22nd January 2019 - Reading
We are currently learning to read and write split diagraphs. These are a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e and u_e. We sometimes do a 'phonic workout' to remind us of our Phase 5 graphemes. We talk about which other graphemes make the same sound as our chosen grapheme and we write words which have our grapheme in.
Monday 21st January 2019 - Theme
Our theme is Queen Elizabeth II. We have learnt lots of facts about her but we still had some unanswered questions. We were delighted when she visited us today! She told us about where she lives, her pets and what her favourite food was. We had to call her 'Your Majesty'!
Thursday 17th January 2019 - Maths
Today, in Maths, we learnt how to share a group of objects equally. We used Skittles to help us!
Thursday 17th January 2019 - PE
In gymnastics we learnt how to bunny hop!
Tuesday 15th January 2019 - Computing
Today we learnt how to log in to Purple Mash! We used '2paint' to draw patterns.
Tuesday 15th January 2019 - Science
In Science we sang 'head, shoulders, knees and toes'. We talked about the parts of our bodies and their functions. We drew around our friend and labelled them!
Monday 14th January 2019 - Phonics
We are learning to write our letters a consistent size. Today we wrote tricky words such as come, some, our and me. All these words have small letters!
Friday 11th January 2018 - Maths
We are learning to calculate this term. We used the vocabulary FIRST, THEN and NOW. 'First I have 4 counters, then I have 2 counters, now I have 6 counters'. We used our knowledge of part, part, whole to help us record our addition calculations.
Thursday 29th November 2018
We have been learning about the vocabulary 'greater than' and 'less than'. The symbol we used looked like a crocodile mouth. The crocodile always eats the biggest number!
Wednesday 21st November - Learning Celebration
Lots of our grown ups came to our Year 1 Learning Celebration, where they got to look at our learning books and share the activities we do in Year 1. It was a great opportunity to show what we do and how we learn!
Thursday 8th November 2018
We are learning to write our 'curly caterpillar' letters correctly. Today we wrote the letters d and g. We had to make sure we wrote a tall d and that our g had a 'tail'!
Friday 2nd November 2018
We are learning about 3D shapes. We drew a face on the faces of the pyramid, cube, cuboid and sphere!
Wednesday 31st October 2018
We are learning how to form the 'Curly Caterpillar ' letters. These are the letters c, a, d, e, q, g, s, f and o.
Friday 12th October 2018
These are just a few of the activities we have been enjoying this week!
Wednesday 27th September 2018
Can you guess which dinosaur walked through our classroom today?! We found footprints on our carpet. We used non-standard measures (cubes) to find out how long they were.
Tuesday 18th September 2018
Today we were Paleontologists! We used brushes to discover fossils beneath the sand. Then we met a huge dinosaur!
Thursday 6th September 2018 - Handwriting
Today we started our daily handwriting sessions. We are currently learning how to form our 'long ladder' letters correctly. We need to form small letters and write them so they sit on the line!
Friday 7th September - P.E
Today we met Mr Leaman for our first P.E. session - what an exciting afternoon we had! Mr Leaman and Mrs Jones were crocodiles and we had to cross their river.. Some of us made it but lots of us got caught!
Thursday 13th September - Maths
Today we learnt how to represent a number using a beadstring!