All Year 1: Junk Modelling Materials

Dear Parents,

We would love some junk modelling donations! If you have anything that could be used in our Art and D&T lessons for model making, please can you bring it in to the classroom over the next couple of weeks!

Examples include cereal boxes, milk and juice cartons, bottles, food containers, etc.

HOWEVER: Please no toilet rolls!

Kind regards,

The Year 1 Teachers

Badgers: Number Bonds

Last week and this week, we have been learning about number bonds to 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 AND 10! As you can tell we’ve been really busy!

We’ve used different resources to help us, like tens frames, number cards, cubes, pictorial representations and songs.

Can you find the Jack Hartmann number bonds to 10 song on Youtube to practice at home?

Badgers: African Fans

In Art, we made some beautiful African fans. We focused on the technique of ‘pleating’. This is where you fold over a thin strip of paper, turn the sheet over and repeat, all the way up to the end! We decorated our fans with beautiful, colourful patterns and then attached lollipop sticks onto them for handles.

Can you spot yours? What would you do differently if you did this activity again? Can you practice your pleating at home?


ALL YEAR 1 – Harvest Festival

To celebrate Harvest Festival we are donating to a charity which helps people who do not have any food.

If you have any spare tinned food, such as beans, tinned fruit, spaghetti hoops etc. or dry food, such as pasta, please bring it in to support them.

Please bring the food in this week, as on Friday it will all be collected.

Thank you,

Year 1

ALL YEAR 1 – Half-Term Topic

This half-term’s focus is Black History Month and our project is…

The Lion King!

Our children will start by watching the Disney classic before generating artwork by exploring The Lion King story, its characters, settings and environment.

The children will create an installation, inspired by the story and exhibit the artwork in their own gallery. Parents will be invited to view children’s work at their gallery and the children will have the opportunity to travel and view the gallery of our Federation School, Heavers Farm Primary.

Subjects with a ‘Lion King focus’ will be English, Reading, Art, D&T, Geography, History, Science, Music and Computing.

Other subjects being taught are PE, RE, PSHE, Phonics, Maths and Guided Reading.‚Äč

Be ready to hear Hakuna Matata in your homes!!!

Squirrels count in maths

In maths this week Squirrels are learning how to use ten frames this week. They are working hard to add and count using this new resource. We are counting and adding the cubes together to find out the total amount. Here are some pictures of us hard at work.

Badgers: Maths Mastery

In Badger class, we really enjoyed our first ‘formal’ Maths lesson today! We follow the Mathematics Mastery scheme which you can look at online. We are hoping to have a workshop soon to tell you all about it!

Today we were looking at how to use a ‘Tens Frame’. We used this to represent and compare numbers, using cubes and number cards. We worked in partners today, but it will be a mixture of pair work and individual work during lessons. We used a big picture of the Goldilocks and the 3 Bears story to practice representing numbers with cubes. We were able to then use this to compare numbers by picking two number cards and working out which was the greater number.

Great maths work today, Badger class!