Welcome Back!

Hope everyone had a restful half term. We have had a great start to the term.

anansi the spider god - SevenPonds BlogSevenPonds Blog

We have really enjoyed reading the story Anansi. The children have come up with some amazing words of wisdom and have written them down during our English lessons.




Money - coin recognition | Teaching Resources

In maths this week we have been learning to recognise coins and there value.  We have also calculated the total total.



Tinga Tinga

This week we have really enjoyed creating our very own Tinga Tinga Artwork! We spoke in detail about Edward Saidi Tingatinga and his use of bright bold colours. Take a look at some of the finished results…Thank you to all of our amazing Year One classes for making the first half term back so much fun! We’re looking forward to the exciting half term ahead but for now, rest, relax and have a wonderful half term.


The Year One Team 😊


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This week we have been learning to sort animals according to their appearance.

Clasificación de animales

Here is a sorting activity we did in class.


Next week during our science session we will be sorting animals onto a pictogram. Do you know what this is? Have you heard of a pictogram before?

Animal Groups Sorting Cards Photos, World Animal Day | KS2

Next week our science vocabulary will include reptiles, mammals and amphibians.  Can you find out what these words mean ?


World Mental Health Day

Hello 1S,

Today we will be celebrating World Mental Health Day.

Over the last few weeks in PSHE, we have learned about how to take care of ourselves and each other. We know how to keep our bodies healthy and we know how to put ourselves in others’ shoes and care for those around us, but do we know how to keep our minds healthy?

Click on the picture below for a book list, full of stories that can support you and your siblings or friends with managing your mental health.

       Campaigns | Mental Health Foundation

Lots of people across the country are talking about mental health today because everyone has good and bad days, so remember, you are not alone.

If you have any other book recommendations that you think might help other when they are feeling sad, please let me know.

Have a great weekend!

       World Mental Health Day 2020: It's Okay Not to Be Okay and Help is Available - Cornerstone House


Fun with Addition!

We are fantastic and enthusiastic mathematicians and this week, we have been adding using pennies, Numicon and ~ as you can see from our photos ~ tiny little people and Compare Bears!

We’ve even been writing number sentences to match, using the + and = signs.


Lost and found…

Thanks to the wonderful ‘Lost Donkey’ posters we made last week, we managed to find Eeyore!

However, there was a very big problem…Eeyore had lost his tail!

This week we went on a treasure hunt to find Eeyore’s tail! 🙂

Luckily he remembered that it was present during the time that Piglet had visited him but where had Piglet left it? We followed a map made by Piglet and retraced his steps through the ‘100 Aker Woods’ and many more places until we finally found Eeyore’s tail at the ‘Big Stones and Rox’.

We all had so much fun this week, but BEWARE!!!!

We also saw a scary Woozle lurking in the bushes….



Have you seen Eeyore?

Nobody has seen him for a while and we are all very worried about him. After having a chat, we decided to make some ‘Lost Donkey’ posters.

If you see him, be sure to let us know!


Together we are 1S

We have been busy drawing our own self portraits in 1S. We used mirrors to look at the shape of our face and eyes etc.

Once we had finished, we brought them all together to make our class-1S.

During PSHE we have been talking about how we can all work together to achieve our best 🙂

Hurray for Team Work!



Hi 1S,


We’re so happy to have you all as part of 1S!

It’s been such a lovely start to the academic year and we have really enjoyed getting to know you over the past few weeks.

We’ve been super busy in Year 1 so far and I’m so proud of how hard you have all been working. To say you have impressed us is an understatement!

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for more updates on our class blog and thank you all for being so AMAZING!


Suraiya & Pam