Under the Sea Adventures!

We have been adventuring deep down under the sea these pat few weeks. We have learnt about the creatures that lurk deep beneath the sea. We can now identify some of those creatures and the features that allow them to survive in an underwater habitat.

We created these under the water sea pictures!

We learnt about pirates!

We designed pirate maps.

Culture Week

Purple Class had a great week learning about Afghanistan. We learnt lots of new things about food, animals and art. We talked about how to travel to Afghanistan and looked closely at the map of the world. 

We drew maps of the world. We included England, Afghanistan and other countries we knew about!

kite flying in Afghanistan is a very popular sport, look at our fantastic kites!

We discovered that kites in Afghanistan are usually decorated with symmetrical patterns. In mathematics, we looked at symmetry and created designs for our kites.

Year 1 Home Learning

We hope you had a restful holiday! We were excited to get back to school on Monday to start our final half term of the year 🙂

Please see below and remember that this week Year 1 tennis lessons started again on a Monday afternoon.

This week in English we have been learning all about Cows!

At home pick a different animal and do some research using books at home or from the library or using the internet.

Write some facts and make a fact book for that animal!

In Maths we have been learning more about Place Value.

Try this Maths game called Place Value Basketball! Click on the link.


Please remember to listen to your child reading for 10 minutes every day. Help them to organise themselves by bringing their bookbag to school every day with their reading book and reading record inside.

Computing-Planning a route using the Beebots

Before half term, we had our last lesson with the Beebots. We have had fun developing our early coding skills this term.

We planned a route for our partner to follow. Our partner then programmed the Beebot by following our written commands. We then swapped roles.

What have you enjoyed most about using the Beebots?

Year 1 Home Learning

Today your child will bring home this note about PE lessons after half term:

This week in English we have been reading ‘Farmer Duck’ the story is all about working as a team.

click on the link to enjoy the story at home together!


In Maths we have continued with our learning about Division. This time we have been practising division by grouping.

Have a go at this division game on ICT games, click on the link to play the game!


After the holiday we will be doing some more close observational drawings in Art.

During the holiday have a go at drawing some fruit, choose a piece of fruit you have at home and look at it closely. Look at the colour and the shape. Have a go at drawing it on a piece of paper, then add colour!

We would love to see any drawings that you do, please bring them in to show us!

During the holiday remember to:

  • Read! Read your book to an adult, enjoy a story together, visit Catford Library or simply visit Bug Club!
  • Get moving! Ride your bike or scooter, go for a walk, go swimming, play football in the park – anything that gets your body moving.
  • Relax and enjoy time outside! Make sure you spend time outside just like you do on a school day. Don’t forget to rest, the Summer term is very busy!
  • Find something you enjoy doing independently! Build a model using lego, make a paper airplane of kite, set up your teddies and play schools or a farm shop (like we have at school!)

Have a happy half term holiday! See you all back at school on Monday 5th June 🙂

Wick Court Farm – Day 2

Our first full day on the farm has been eventful. We have had lots of tasks to do today and enjoyed seeing all the animals and helping out with different jobs.

Some children went and did the composting this morning, while the other group went and fed the animals. We then had a group helping to make some pasties for our lunch while the others went to see the cows being milked.

After some horse grooming and some harvesting in the farms garden, we all met up again to enjoy our lunch around an open fire.

A fun afternoon session building some dens was followed by a visit to the neighbouring farm, while another group collected some plants to make us a nice herbal tea. We’ve certainly earned a good nights sleep!

Year 1 Home Learning

We have been working hard at school to remember our class promises that we made at the start of Year 1.

The children have particularly been focusing on:

  • Listening to the adults and to each other
  • Following instructions straight away without multiple reminders
  • Having kind hands and words with their friends and other children
  • Solving their own disagreements independently and coming to an adult when this is not possible
  • Settling down quickly in to learning time

In English this week we have been writing Bean Diaries.

All the children planted a bean in their individual pots, they wrote instructions of how they planted their bean and then made predictions for this experiment.

Next the children will describe the lifecycle of a bean and measure any growth from over the weekend!

At home have a go at planting a seed, observe it every day and record your observations in a diary. Draw some pictures to go with your diary entries.

Show your class teacher when you are ready to share 🙂

In Maths this week we have been practising how to divide by sharing. The children have been sharing beans between 2 or 3 or 4 friends and finding out how many they will get each.

At home find 2 or 3 of your favourite figures or teddies. Then find some objects to share between them. You could use sweets, counters, pencils or books (the possibilities are endless!)

When you have shared out the objects between your toys/teddies work out how many they have each – can you write it as a number sentence?

Year 1 Home Learning

This week in English we have continued to learn the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. After becoming confident re-telling the story, the children have now made their own story maps! Our next step is to write the story.

Use the story map below to re-tell the story to someone at home.

In Maths this week we have been practising our addition and subtraction skills!

Try some of these addition and subtraction games on ICT Games use a laptop or a tablet.

Use a tens frame to practise your number facts to 10 and 20 https://ictgames.com/mobilePage/tenFrame/index.html

Smoothie Maths: https://ictgames.com/mobilePage/smoothie/index.html

We hope you enjoy your special Coronation lunch on Friday! If you would like to learn a little more about what is happening this weekend for the King’s Coronation watch this clip on Newsround:


Enjoy your weekend and any celebrations you may be part of! 🙂 See you back at School Tuesday 9th May!

Beautiful Butterflies

A busy week with lots of fun learning in Purple Class. We read the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and talked about healthy and unhealthy foods. The children used their phonetic knowledge to write their own ideas about what a caterpillar might like to eat. In maths, we revisited doubling and practised doubling for ourselves. We also took this opportunity to look at symmetry and painted our own symmetrical butterflies. We looked at the life cycle of a butterfly and explored the characteristics of butterflies, their different body parts and how they are different colours and patterns.

We planted sunflowers and beans.

Home Learning:

Year 1 Home Learning

Please remember to listen to your child reading for 10 minutes every day 🙂

This week we would like you to practise these common exception words. Read them, say them out loud and write each word three times. After practising the words, ask an adult to test you to see if you can remember how to spell them. Then think of a sentence for each word. For example: I saw a mouse at the farm.

This week in Maths we have been practising arrays. At home try and make an array using fruits and vegetables and describe it to an adult. Draw a picture of your array or ask an adult to take a photo and send it to your teacher.