Year 1

What a change in the weather!
I thought that with all this rain we could spend some time this week looking at the weather.
I've uploaded a clip that explains an easy way to make a rain gauge ( don't worry if you don't have modelling clay, rocks will do) Can you have a go at making one and keeping a record on the rain fall over the next few days?
Remember to empty your gauge every morning to get new readings for each day.
You can present your results in a table or even try to make a block graph.
Can you write a weather report to tell people what the weather has been like?
To find out more about the weather have a go at this online lesson on the Oak National Academy  website
If you are feeling creative this week you could draw or paint a rainy day picture, what types of things would we see on a rainy day? What would people be wearing? What would the sky look like?
I'll look forward to seeing all of your lovely work
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Listen to this wonderful story about Bob the man on the moon.
Can you write some sentences to say what Bob does during his day on the moon?
Can you design a poster to encourage people to visit the moon?
Can you find out some moon facts?
What type of things do you thing Bob sells in the moon shop? Can you make a list?
I'd love to see your work, don't forget to email me! 
Good afternoon Year 1
I hope you are all safe and well.
This week I want you to learn about time.
Can you draw pictures to show what happens during your day in the correct order?
Can you find out how long a minute lasts and list things that you think would take about a minute, less than a minute and more than a minute?
Can you begin to read o'clock times?
Use the links below to help you with this weeks task.
I hope you've all had a fabulous half term and have been enjoying the weather.
This week I'd like you to find out about plants.
If you use the link below you can find out lots of information to get you started.
Can you draw and label a plant?
Can you go outside and see if you can identify some common plants that are growing?
Why don't you try planting a seed? 
Remember to email your work.
Mrs Hall
Use the link below to listen to a story and answer questions
Click on the links below to access some maths activities about measurement. Don't worry if you don't have a printer as you can answer the questions on a piece of paper. I've included the answers so you can check your work too.
The video clips to help you complete the tasks can be found at
let me know how you get on, I'd love to see your work.
Mrs Hall
All of the year 1 children now have their own log in for timetables rockstars, this is a popular app that really helps children with their maths skills.
if you'd like your log in please email me and I'll send it to you.
Theo has been busy this week finding out about famous explorers.
Well done Theo and thank you for sharing you work.
Can you find out about the artist Henri Matisse?
Use the link below to look at some of his work.
Matisse used paper and scissors to create some of his famous art work.
Can you create a collage in the style of Matisse?
Email your creations to the year 1 address
If you'd like to show me what you've been doing during lock down you can email the new year 1 address
This is a good way to keep in touch and share work
I look forward to hearing from you all
Mrs Hall
Tuesday 19th May
During the summer term in year 1 we would be learning about explorers.
Use the BBC Bitesize to help you find out about two famous explorers, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong.
Can you write some sentences about each explorer to show what you've found out?
Can you research the moon landing further and make a poster to show what you've learned?
Share your work by emailing
Impressive engineering from Bobby today!
He completed the bridge challenge and was able to make a bridge that would hold a can of beans.
Well done Bobby, thank you for sharing this with us.
Monday 20th April
Have you looked at the BBC's daily lessons?
They are a fantastic online resource offering three new lessons for each day focusing on the year 1 curriculum.
Don't worry if you don't have access to a printer you can still do the worksheets by writing your answers on paper. 
New lessons are added all the time so please try to have a go at doing some whilst you are at home.
Monday 4th May
This week can you look at the lessons available for year 1 on the Oak National Academy?
This is a super website that provides video tutorials by teachers. There are lots of different subjects that cover the year 1 curriculum and do not require a printer.
Wednesday 15th April - the school has signed up to an exciting FREE app/online game! It includes various games including grammar, phonics and maths. Levels get harder as pupils progress and it comes with a friend - Emile - to look after and customise with coins gained during the games. Above is a PDF letter explaining how to access the game. We look forward to seeing who uses it
Well done to Bobby and Michael for completing the science quiz!
Keep checking the page as I will be adding new quizzes regularly.
During school closures Collins Connect are giving access to their online reading books. These are the reading books we read in school. 
use the link below
user name:
Password: Parents20!
Well done Bobby for doing the maths quiz!
log on as student and enter room HALL9435
Try the new science quiz.
I have set up a maths quiz on the following website
To enter the virtual classroom log on as a student and use the room code HALL9435
I will add a quiz regularly to cover different topics.
Dear Year 1 children
During this strange time when you are staying safe at home there are lots of fun things you can do to keep busy. I will upload links to websites and activities regularly so keep checking our class page. Enjoy this time doing things and learning as a family. I've created a list of possible activities for you to try.
  • Keep a diary 
  • Colour a picture
  • Bake a cake
  • Create an indoor scavenger hunt
  • play a bored game
  • take part in online workouts ( cosmic kids, go noodle)
  • Make a den
  • Watch a film
  • Read a book
  • blow some bubbles
  • Write and perform a short play
Remember it's really important to stay indoors as much as you can. Keep busy and I will see you all very soon.
Mrs Hall 
Mrs Hall is so proud of all of the year 1 children who have been working hard at home.
Year 1 artists have been looking really closely at feathers and drawing them using different media. The writing pens and oil pastels worked really well!
Making sculptural birds was a lot of fun! The tricky part was getting them to stand up.
In maths we have been representing teen numbers in different ways. We are learning to partition a number into tens and ones.
Year 1 scientists have been classifying animals and comparing the structure of common animals. The children really enjoyed the visit to Chester Zoo where they were able to see the animals and discover some new ones.
In our DT lessons we have been finding out about healthy eating and have designed a healthy fruit and vegetable smoothie. We have tasted a range of fruit and vegetables and have chosen our top three flavours to combine in our own smoothies.
We've been subtracting in maths.
We told number stories to help us solve take away problems.
First there were 5 biscuits
Mrs Hall ate 3
Now there are 2
We used counters to help us work this out.
Using a range of media to create autumn floor drawings in art.
In maths we have been comparing addition sums using language such as equal, greater than and less than.
The year 1 children have been learning how to control a beebot 
In art we have been discovering the different ways to use charcoal. We worked on large paper in the hall making different marks.
We have been using story language to retell the story of Black Rock
In our geography lessons we have been making messy maps of the classroom using drawings and found objects.