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The children in year 1 have been really busy. They have been working hard to learn lots of different things.

In literacy they have been learning all about punctuation using clear finger spaces, capital letters, Full stops and question marks. They have been creating letters, information texts and writing stories. 

In maths the children have been learning all about place value. They have been learning to partition a 2 digit number into tens and ones. They have been using this knowledge to add a 1 digit number to a 2 digit number. 

In science they have been learning all about winter. They have been discussing the changes that happen during winter including the hours of daylight. They have been on a winter walk to observe the changes. 

In our topic about space the children have been finding out about the history of the first moon walk. They found out about different sources and made timelines of the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong. They also compared the work of a more recent astronaut- Tim Peaks. The children also explored the work of the artist Vincent Van Gogh and recreated one of his famous paintings, The Starry night. They explored different mediums and used a similar style to create their own Hillsborough starry night. In music they listened to the work of Gustav Holst and used the terminology beat, tempo and dynamics to discuss his composed piece - The Planets. 

Miss Ambler, Mrs Jeffcock and Mrs Taylor would like to thank the Y1 children for making a fantastic start to the Autumn term! We have been doing lots of busy learning all about toys old and new. We have used words past and present to talk about toys and games, and created timelines to show the passing of time. We enjoyed our trip to Weston Park Museum, where we had the chance to play with lots of exciting toys from the past and even made our own traditional toy! 


In English, we have been learning use correct punctuation to write sentences and have also used nouns, verbs and adjectives. We retold some traditional tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk and The Three Little Pigs, and wrote about the characters. 


In maths we have been learning all about number bonds and addition. We have become confident counters and can use a number line to add 2 numbers. 


We continue to work hard in phonics and use our sounds in our writing. 


The teachers in Y1 hope that everyone has a fantastic half term!