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This week Year 1 have been practising their comprehension skills. Instead of answering questions today we had to think of our own questions. We read a nonfiction text called ‘where do sea shells come from?’. Then we thought of our own questions to ask about the text and got into to pairs to answer our partners questions.


3D shapes

This week Year 1 are naming and describing 3D shapes. Today we looked at everyday objects that are 3D shapes. Our task was to name the 3D shape. We worked together in teams to name the shapes.



Our food

Today as part of our D&T topic we have been dis using where our food comes from. We found out that food comes from plants or animals. Our task was to sort the foods and decide if they come from plants or animals.


Friday Fractions Challenge

This week in maths we have been practising fractions. Today we had to use our knowledge from the week to complete different fractions challenges. Year 1 showed resilience and worked really hard even though some of the challenges were pretty difficult! Well done everyone!



Today in art Year 1 have been practising sketching. Our subject to draw from life was the stag in our school grounds. We took our time and focussed on the lines and the detail. Once we had finished drawing the stag we used our skills from the previous week to draw trees surrounding the stag.


Finding halves and quarters

This week we are practising fractions. We found out that’s not all numbers can be shared equally into halves or quarters. We split up in to groups and had the challenge of working out which numbers we can share equally between two and four.


Come fly with me…

Today Year 1 took a trip to Manchester Airport. We went on a real aeroplane and we had so much fun learning about the important jobs people do to keep us safe at the airport and we even got to dress up! After that we saw the fastest plane in the world, ‘Concorde’, and we got to touch the nose of an old aeroplane. We had a wonderful day and learned so many new things!