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Year 1

Miss Tennant

Friday 12th January 2018

This week we have started our new book: Ghyston and Goram The Bristol Giants. The children have really engaged with the story through acting, letters and setting descriptions. We became the characters in the book and thought about question we would ask them.


In numeracy we are exploring time. The children have really impressed me with their knowledge of clocks and sequencing.

Can you show your grown up where the minute hand would be for o'clock? What about for half past?


Following our Bristol theme, we have been finding out about Isambard Kingdom Brunel. In topic we worked in threes to make bridges. The results were fantastic!

Can you tell your grown up one fact about Isambard Kingdom Brunel?



In handwriting, we are working on our curly caterpillar letters. The children have been trying really hard to remember to start on the line and make a curly caterpillar first with all these letters; c o a d s g q



Friday 5th January 2018

Happy New Year and welcome back to school! We have had a lovely few days settling back into our routines and classroom expectations. Disco class have been super at remembering everything! We talked about any resolutions we have for the year, below is some of our work.

Can you tell your grown our class resolution?

Please remember to check the Year 1 home page for our new PE day (Wednesday), to see our curriculum map and for a copy of the terms spellings.







Thursday 14th December 2017

Christmas is nearly here! The children have had a great week. We have enjoyed a visit from Santa, Christmas jumper day and had a yummy Christmas lunch. There has been a little bit of learning with a Christmas twist! In the photo we are writing adjectives to describe the image.

Have a lovely break and see you in the New Year! 


Friday 8th December 2017

Christmas is getting closer! The children have all been superstars this week in many ways:

Superstars on the stage - Our performance was a huge success. The children were fantastic and confident. I couldn't be prouder!



Superstar learners - We have had chance to demonstrate our knowledge so far and the children have shinned. They showed the fantastic 'can do' attitude that I love about Disco class. Well done guys! We also completed an egg drop challenge...only 1 egg survived the fall...can you explain the task to your adult?



Superstar explorers - During our Christmas Trail Trip at the Cathedral, the children asked questions and found clues to discover the story of Christmas. 


Thursday 30th November 2017

This week Traction Man has entered our classroom. The children have loved hearing the story 'Traction Man is here' by Mini Grey and have explored the story in a variety of ways. Here we are thinking about how the characters would feel in the story:

On Thursday when we came in we found Traction Man scaling our phonics display but after break, we were surprised to see Traction Man was missing. We used our writing skills and retrieved information from the book to design a missing poster.


In Maths we have been exploring our knowledge of money. The children have been fantastic at recognising coins and ordering them in value.

Can you show your grown up your fantastic money knowledge using real coins?

Friday 24th November 2017

We have had a lovely week in Disco class despite all our coughs and sniffles! This week I have decided to show our week in pictures:

Monday - Forest school

Tuesday - Star box time!

Wednesday - Securing our addition skills in numeracy (both practical and written)

Thursday - Writing based around a book; can you guess which book it was from our clues?

Friday - Making toys from around the world and exploring typing on netbooks.





Friday 17th November 2017

Another jam packed week in Disco class. We are really enjoying our topic: Toy Museum.

On Thursday, we were lucky enough to have some parents in to share their old toys with us. We learnt about tin soldiers from 1902 and we were surprised to hear that toys were tricky to buy and not just on our doorstep! We explored a collection of old toys from a museum and learnt about the differences.

This week has been anti-bullying week and the children in Disco class enjoyed odd sock Monday, a special assembly about being kind and made a class puzzle with individual pieces that welcomes everyone. We learnt a new song called ‘Unique’ by Andy Day – maybe you could show your grown up?





Friday 10th November 2017

Disco class have had a fantastic week. They visited forest school for the first time in year 1 and enjoyed making masks and hunting for woodland items. It has been wonderful seeing the enthusiasm when they return.

In numeracy we have been using dienes (see pictures) to explore place value. The children have been working in pairs to challenge each other.

This week we have continued to explore our topic 'Toy Museum' and have invented our own toys. The children thought about materials and the different properties of toys that we know and have seen. We then used the junk modeling materials (Thank you to those who donated!) to create our own toys.




Friday 3rd November 2017

Welcome back! We have had a lovely week at school filled with lots of fun and learning.

Our topic this term is 'Toy Museum'. The children brought in a toy to share with the class. We discussed materials that old and new toys are made of and have enjoyed looking at the old toys in our focus book; 'Lost in the Toy Museum'. Below is some of our art work, when we drew our toys.

In violin the children are now using the bows and are all concentrating really hard to learn the notes. 

Can you show your adult the 'bunny ears' that we use to hold the bow?

In Mathematics we have been focusing on numbers to 100. The children enjoyed playing games using hundred squares that involved using our numbers to 100 knowledge.

Today was Election Day. The children listened to speeches from some members of our class and then voted for their class council. Bristol council were kind enough to lend us a real voting station and ballot box!




Wednesday 18th October 2017

It's half term! This week has been wonderful. We had a fabulous trip - see the 'Gallery' for pictures - with all the children showing their curious minds. We managed to get 13 class gold coins and so enjoyed a (very last minute!) Teddy Bear's picnic on Tuesday. Our own teddies and school teddies enjoyed seeing our classroom and even learnt how to use a number line but their highlight definitely seemed to be the crisps, biscuits and fruit.


Over the half term please do the following:

  • have a look at your spellings, don't worry if they seem tricky, it is just important to 'have a go'!
  • show your grown up how fantastic you are at reading. You can send me or bring in any pictures of you reading in funny/ unusual places!
  • have a go at the 'It's good to be me' evaluation,


but, most importantly - RELAX and HAVE FUN!  


Friday 13th October 2017


This week we have been fantastic learners. Following on from our exploration of Handa's Surprise, we have written our own stories. We planned them and then used story features to produce our own writing. Disco class have great imaginations - there were stories of yetis, mermaids, blue birds and cowboys! Below is a picture of the children in the planning and writing process.


This week we have been continuing to work on our number bonds and have looked at using number lines for addition sentences. Here is a link to one of our favorite number bond games: Math Lines - Marbles (If this doesn't work, the game is called 'Math Lines' on the Top Marks website!)


Today we have enjoyed our official opening celebrations and I'm sure your children will love telling you all about it. Highlights include; the mayor cutting the ribbon, Andy Day visiting, Laura James reading from her book, the choir performing a song from High School Musical and the burying of the time capsule and much more! 

Friday 6th October 2017

We have had a fantastic week in Disco class!

In Literacy we have started to explore 'Handas Surprise'. The children have been exploring using adjectives in their writing. We started with a real experience to kick start our ideas. This involved tasting a variety of fruit and discussing how it tasted, looked and smelt.

Can you explain to your grown up what an adjective is or describe the way the mango tasted?

As part of black history month, we have been finding out about Nelson Mandela. The children showed just how caring and thoughtful they are through discussion and writing. Here is some of their work.

Nelson Mandela Images

Friday 29th September 2017

This week has seen us working hard to create our own healthy smoothies. We designed them, wrote a shopping list for Miss Tennant and then worked on devising the instructions. Then on Thursday we made them! The children enjoyed cutting and preparing the fruit and of course, the taste test!

Disco class continue to develop their P.S.H.E. skills in jigsaw sessions and this week we discussed feeling safe and confident in our environments. 

Smoothie 1 Smoothie 2 Smoothie 3

Friday 22nd September 2017

It has been another jam packed week for Year 1!

In Maths we have been working on one more and one less with numbers up to 30. Can you quiz your grown up and see if they are as amazing as you?

In science we put our scientist minds to work and made predictions about hand washing. We did an experiment to see the best way to wash our hands.

We had our second whole class violin lesson this week and the children are becoming fantastic musicians learning about the parts of the violin and the notes.

Hand Washing (1)   Hand washing (2) Violin

Thursday 14th September 2017

Wow what a wonderful start to the term we are having! The children have all settled in well and are enjoying our new school. We have been busy working to learn lots of new routines and have been welcoming new friends to our class.

Here are some pictures of our Numeracy this week. We are learning to count on from 10. We made paper chains to show teen numbers.


                                    Maths1   Maths2

Monday 11th September 2017

Reading Update

We have collected in any Reading Records from last year from book bags and are awaiting an order of brand new ones for all children in Year One. We are continuing to read with every child in class and request that the children are also reading at home as normal. We will endeavor to get new reading records and books given out as soon as the order arrives. Thank you for your patience!

The Year One Team

Monday 4th September 2017

Hello Disco Class,

We hope you have had a fantastic summer and are looking forward to coming school? Here is the curriculum map for Term 1 so that you can start thinking about our topic theme 'There's nobody quite like me'.

See you soon, Miss Tennant and Mrs Tanner


This is Magic our class mascot! He is very excited to meet the children in Disco class. Throughout the week, Magic will be watching our class to see who is showing the school values and being a fantastic learner and then on Friday he will be sent home with someone from Disco class.