Year 1

Welcome to Year One! 
 
We do lots of fantastic learning and we love to work hard. 
Please keep an eye on our page to keep up to date with all of our learning. 
 
We have an open door policy. Feel free to pop into class at the end of the day if you have any questions.smiley
 
 
Meet our Teachers...
 
 
 
  • Miss Emily Brannigan

    Teacher

  • Mrs Hannah Callaway

    Teacher (Year 1 Wednesday morning)

Each week...
 
PE is on a Wednesday and Thursday- please make sure your child has their kit in school and that their hair is tied back.
 
Homework is on the website and is optional, however I would love to see what you create! 
 
Spellings are given out on a Friday and are tested the following Friday. 
 
Changing reading books - books are changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday (where possible). Please remember to sign your child's reading record.
 
 
Homework
 
 Click on the link below to find out about this terms homework.
 
 
Below is a link to a document which shows what we will be learning over the year. 
Have a look!
Summer activities and downloads!
Lots of you have been asking for things you can do with your child to ensure they are practising writing and maths over Summer. Below are a list of games, activities that you can print and ideas. I will also be sending out a 'Summer pack' with activities in. Have a fabulous Summer!
Links to maths, phonics and English games and songs 
ROARR!
Drake Primary have launched our ROARR learning dispositions. In year one, we've been trying to show the dispositions so that we can move our pictures. The children have been super learners and are constantly moving around. See if they can ROARR at home too!
R - resourceful
O - open
A - aspirational
R - resilient
R - reflective
In spring term 3 we learnt all about...
 
Great Creations!
This included I.K. Brunel and his engineering creations. Some children have made bridges and brought them in - Have a look at the photos! We were all super impressed. We also learnt about animals including humans and what a fantastic creation we are. See some photos of health week that we also took part in!
 
In spring term 4 we have been learning all about...
 
Under the sea!
We have been learning about underwater habitats, the life cycle of a turtle, the seas and oceans around us, Billy's Bucket (he saw lots of underwater animals!) and food chains. We are off to the aquarium soon to learn lots more!
We had great fun playing in the snow!
We have been learning lots about the Easter story, Easter symbols and what Christians believe this holiday is all about!
On the 22nd March we went to the aquarium! Here are some photos of our visit:
We had an Easter egg hunt on the playground! Everyone found an egg!
This Summer term we are learning all about....
 
 
Changes!
We are looking at plants and how they grow, seasonal changes and lots of traditional tales in English!
Our trip!
On Thursday 21st June we went to Devonport Park to explore the area and complete some outdoor learning about our plant topic. In the morning we went to the activity centre where Rose and Paul, two members of staff, helped us go on a hunt, plant sunflower seeds, use a map and learn the parts of a plant.
We had so much fun, have a look at our photos!
Art week!
In year one we learnt about plastic in our seas and oceans. We learnt about things we can do to help! We then made jellyfish from plastic and watercolour paintings. Have a look below!