Year 1

Teacher – Miss Cunningham

TA – Mrs Green

Welcome to Year 1. We hope that this page will give you some useful information, but also show you some of the fun things we have been learning about and doing in our lessons. Please see the link to our Parent Planner below, which outlines our topics for the Autumn Term. We will add photographs throughout the year of the exciting work we have been doing and any trips we have been on!

Thank you for all your support, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Handa’s Surprise

We have been learning about stories from other cultures and this week our story has been Handa’s Surprise. We have really enjoyed reading the book and looking at all the wonderful adjectives in it. Today, we tried all the fruit that Handa packed in her basket and thought about any adjectives to describe them. We loved tasting all the fruit, however avocado and passion fruit  didn’t go down very well!

World Book Day

Today we have celebrated World Book Day. We have taken part in Poetry X Factor where we have learnt and performed a poem with our family groups. We have come in dressed as some of our favourite book characters and brought with us our character’s book. We have shared a story with the children from Year 5

Design and Technology and History 

In Year 1 last half term we were looking at Houses and Homes as part of our DT and History topic. Here are some of the amazing houses that we created using junk modelling.

Each table put their models in a row to make a street.

The children worked independently using their own ideas and skills.

Well done Year 1.


In art this half term we have been looking at different printing techniques.

We have used dabbers, vegetables, sponges and buds to recreate art work.

We have looked at various art forms such as Aboriginal patterns, African patterns Indian block work and artists such as Matisse to inspire our work.


This half term we have been learning about sharing. We now understand about halves and quarters.

On our Maths Cross Curricular day we followed the instructions that we had written during our English lesson and we made Jam or Ham sandwiches. When we had put the two slices of bread together we cut them into half then into quarters. We could then eat them.

They were really yummy as you can see from the photographs.