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Wonderful Windy Weather!

We have been looking at place value within Maths. In Literacy we have been using alliteration to describe a storm. We have been focussing on our handwriting. In Art and Creativity, we designed leaf collages.

Hey, Big Spender!

In Maths we have been exploring money. We ordered the coins and added different amounts. In Literacy we have been writing letters. Our focus artist this half term is Andy Goldsworthy; we have been enjoying looking at natural art. In Science we have been sorting materials and looking at the properties of the materials.


“Oh, no it isn’t… Oh, yes it is!”

Last week saw the exciting outing to the Alban Arena to see this year’s pantomime, Aladdin. It was great fun and the children enjoyed every minute of it whilst being on their best behaviour. In Literacy the children were working on their understanding of pronouns before being able to transfer their learning into interesting sentences. In Maths, the children were building on their number skills by solving both addition and subtraction number sentences with the support of a hundred square.

We hope you have a lovely and well deserved break.  Thank you for your continued support throughout the first term in Year One.

Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Mrs Boothby and Mr Wanless


That’s a Wrap!

We are so proud of the children in Year One; they used beautiful singing voices and amazing acting skills to perform our play ‘Eddie The Penguin Saves the World.’ In Maths we have been solving addition and subtraction calculations. In Literacy we have been identifying nouns.


Half Full

In Literacy we have been identifying verbs. We explored fractions of shapes and numbers. We made posters for how to stay safe online. We designed a healthy fruit salad. We also brought photographs in of ourselves when we were babies. We wrote about how we have changed and what we can do now. Can you guess who?


We Are the Champions!

We were lucky enough to have a visit from Premier Stars and the Premier League Trophy. We found out some interesting facts. We learnt the values: Inspire, be ambitious, be fair and be connected.

In Literacy we have been writing a narrative for a clip: https://www.literacyshed.com/whistleless.html. In Maths we have been investigating numbers.

Planning Our Future!

We have been gathering vocabulary and adjectives to support our writing. We came to school dressed as what we want to be when we grow up. In Maths we have been ordering our routine and reading o’clock and half past times. In Phonics we have been identifying words that have split digraphs.




Remember, Remember The Fifth of November!

We went to St Albans High Street to do a survey of the different types of shops. We used tally charts to record our data. In Literacy we have been retelling the story of ‘The Gunpowder Plot’. We have been making skeleton puppets.


Saints Go Marching in!

In Maths we have been using rulers to measure and order objects. We have been writing a recount of what we did in the Half Term. We used Picasso as an inspiration for our art work. We retold the story of how Alban became a Saint.

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Amazing Adjectives!

We read the story ‘The Gruffalo’ and we have been using adjectives to describe the different characters. We walked to the Cathedral to do observational drawings. In Maths we have been using positional language. We hope you have a lovely break!