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A very warm welcome to Year 1

We are a friendly, happy class who pride ourselves on being kind, caring and considerate towards others in order to create a harmonious environment to play and learn in. We come into the classroom independently and ready for our daily challenge. We love receiving stickers and stamps and getting on the rainbow and sunshine on our Well Done Board! We are looking forward to all the exciting learning we have in store for the year.

Puppet show​​


On Thursday 24th May Year 1 invited their friends and family into school to watch their Supervegetable puppet shows. Inspired by the story Supertato, the children created their own super-hero vegetables; wrote adventure stories about what they got up to; turned their stories into a script; and then made puppets to role play their stories. The sun shone and the children really enjoyed sharing their puppet shows with everybody.

Year 1 Forest School

Year 1 have recently experienced a morning of Forest School as part of our topic of 'Spring' which is based around the theme of growing.

We started our morning with Tina and Ian further exploring the plant life of Primrose Lane School; after an initial plant survey in the first week of term with Mrs Lee it was good to see that the warm weather over the weekend had encouraged a few more flowers to bloom and trees to grow some leaves so that we could identify them more easily. We were very surprised with the wide range of trees and flowers that we found in the school grounds; the trees included oak, cherry, lime, alder, elder, rowan (or mountain ash), blackthorn (or sloe), sycamore, apple, pear and hawthorn. The flowers and plants that we spotted included: bluebells, buttercups, daisies, dandelions, dock, nettles, cow parsley, stickyweed (or bedstraw/cleavers) and lichens.

While conducting our plant survey we talked about the different parts of a plant or tree and then used a range of natural materials that we had found around the school grounds including twigs, fallen branches, bark, dried grass, leaves, acorns, blossom to create our own large scale ‘labelled’ collages of trees and plants.

Finally Tina explained to us the importance of bees to our trees and flowers before we all got to make our very own bees from alder cones and wool and we all got to plant a sunflower seed in pots which we made from newspaper with help of Ian and Mrs Lee. We are now looking forward to watching our sunflowers grow over the next few months and further exploring the changes in the trees and plants in the school grounds as Spring turns into Summer.

Y1 Space Cafe

Year 1 have spent a few weeks doing activities based on Flat Stanley. As part of our Space topic, we thought it would be fun to write adventures of what Stanley might get up to if he went to Space. We planned our stories and then wrote them, and on Friday we shared them with our Year 6 buddies. We also made space themed biscuits and juice for a Friday treat!

Primrose Lane Astronaut School

Year 1 have recently completed a fantastic day at Astronaut School. Here are a few pictures of some of the things we got up to.

Maths in Year One

This term we have been learning our numbers to 50. We have been making the numbers using Base Ten and counters so that we have a real understanding of how the numbers are made. Once we were confident with how to make the numbers using tens and ones we then used inequality symbols to show which numbers were bigger and which numbers were smaller.

I can draw a poem

As part of our learning on senses Year 1 used their sense of hearing to listen very carefully to the poem 'What Shall I Draw' by Helen Dunmore and then had a go at drawing what they could hear.

What Shall I Draw? by Helen Dunmore

Draw a house with four walls
a white fence with a gate in it
four windows, a smoking chimney –
and the path must be lined
with cockleshells and sunflowers

What shall I draw next?
An apple tree and a plum tree
a sheet of grass, pale green,
a tent made from a blanket,
washing on the line.

What shall I put in my house?

A face at the window looking out,
four chairs, a table, a bowl of fruit
and in the room with the red curtains
you can draw yourself, sleeping

You can draw yourself, sleeping.
Even when the doors are shut
you can draw your way home.

What do you think of our drawings?

All About Me

As part of our All About Me topic Year 1 have been learning about the names of different parts of the body we can see. We drew around Elliot to help us remember the names of all the parts and then everyone worked with their learning partner to label their own person.

Year 1 have been doing lots of learning this half term. Here are some photos to show you what we have been doing.