St Mary's Church of England Primary School

St Mary's Church of England Primary School

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Diamond Class 1 (Year 1)

 Welcome to Diamond Class 1.

We have started off our English topic with the story 'The Three Little Pigs'. The children have been learning to retell the story using story language. They have also worked together to build a house for the pigs out of Lego bricks as they knew it was the strongest house.                                                                                                      

 

 

 
The children have enjoyed our shared reading lessons. It is so lovely to hear them taking turns and supporting each other. 

They have all been demonstrating good blending skills and recognition of common words. 

 

Autumn 2

 

 

The children have demonstrated excellent learning behaviours as they started back this half term. 

We celebrated Black History week and the children learned about Wangari Maathai. They used the skills that they had been learning in Art to sketch a picture of her.

In English, the children worked together a group to create posters to persuade people to come to a King's Coronation. We have now begun reading from our new class text and our writing will be based around the book 'Supertato', which the children have really enjoyed so far. 

We have also made snail sculptures in Art using salt dough. The children took great care and pride with their work. 

We had so much fun with DT this term. The children researched, designed, decorated, and built windmills. They were so proud of the end result and seeing the turbines turn in the wind. 

Spring 1

 

 

The children have started this year off with great enthusiasm. They have been keen to show off their writing skills and have thoroughly enjoyed our class book 'The pirates next door'. 

The children have explored a wider range of vocabulary to describe a setting and a character from the story. They then wrote their own ending to a pirate adventure story. They have looked at ordering events and are writing a diary entry as if they were Jim Lad. They enjoyed the idea of being a pirate for the day.

 

In maths, they have been working hard to read and write numbers and understand the place value of numbers up to 20....and beyond!

We have also had a fantastic time with art as they have explored making 3D pictures and structures with paper.