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November 2017

On the last day of the Autumn 1 term, Year 1 had a Science wow day. The children were learning how to use the correct materials to make a model car. First, the children designed their cars on paper, listing the parts needed and what material would be best suited. The children discussed the size, how many wheels, shape and how to fix an axel to the body. Using rulers, the children applied their maths knowledge of measurement and ensured that axels where long enough to allow the wheels to turn. Once built, the children took their cars into the hall and tested how far they would travel. With the help of the Year 5 and 6 Science Technicians their results were recorded. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and learnt many different skills.

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September 2017

The 2017 academic year has got off to a great start. The children have made a speedy transition from reception to Year 1 and are settling in to their new curriculum extremely well. This terms topic is themed around journeys and is referred to as the ‘The Naughty Bus’. It is designed to teach the children about the history of transport and geographical terms.  Using Google maps the children have begun to understand the concept of a ‘bird’s eye view’ and how to create a simple map of their playground. Maths has involved the children using concrete objects to solve mathematical problems such as bead strings, multi-link and Numicom. They particularly enjoyed ordering numbers, making different number bonds and identifying odd and even numbers. 



In gymnastics, Year 1 has been learning about balances and body tension.  We have practised holding our bodies in different static strength positions, focusing on maintaining a strong symmetrical posture.  We then enjoyed putting our different positions together into a sequence, trying hard to maintain our strength, stability and symmetry.


Spelling Bee

We had a spelling bee in year 1 learning the expected words for our year group. A champion was found for each class. This champion will then go on and compete against champions from other Luton schools. 


Maths competition

Children across the school were involved in a maths competition. The first challenge was in class and a class champion was found. The 2nd Challenge was then in year groups to find a year group Champion. This Champion then competed against another school. 

October fun

This term we have learnt many new things! In Maths we have been using resources to create numbers, using resources to add and subtract and have even learnt about 2d and 3d shapes! Have a look at us working hard in these pictures. In English we have been focusing on the gingerbread man. We have been learning to write instructions and followed a set of instructions to catch the delicious gingerbread man. We were successful and gobbled the sweet treat!

Black History Month

Year 1 have really enjoyed learning about the black culture in America. The children were lucky enough to have a go at playing some jazz music. 

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Thank you to Hazel class who performed a fantastic assembly telling all of Year 1 and Year 2 about the maths and the maths resources they have been studying this week. The children were really excited to see such an amazing audience of parents. 

Thankyou to Elm class for their wonderful class assembly. It was great to see so many parents come in to support their child's first performance in Year 1. The children performed the story of The Gingerbread Man. 


Year 1 are learning the story of The Gingerbread Man in English. The help immerse the children in the story, they have made gingerbread in the food technology room. The children have created story maps and sequences for The Gingerbread Man and this week they are going to create their own story by changing the character. 

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