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Year 1: Miss Fenner

Welcome to our Year 1 webpage 👋

We are looking forward to filling this page with lots of photos of our learning time in Year 1. Keep heading back here for frequent updates to find out more about what we have been doing in class 😁

Meet Jigsaw Jack 😁

We love talking to Jigsaw Jack during our Jigsaw PSHCE lessons. We enjoy our mindfulness time to start the lesson and calm our minds, before thinking about each week's puzzle piece. This half term we are thinking about 'Being Me in My World'. We have been learning about ourselves, our safe places and our roles and responsibilities.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea



Our year started with a visit from a tiger! A tiger came into our classroom and left us a story to enjoy. The story was 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' by Judith Kerr. We used this story to inspire our Science research 'Why are humans not like tigers?' 🐯 We enjoyed a tiger tea party, tiger art work, learning about body parts, identifying wild animals and classifying them and we even thought about what life is like as a zookeeper. 


We are thrilled to be using the laptops for our computing lessons. We are learning how to turn the laptops on and off correctly, and how to navigate around the desktop using the trackpad. We are able to open icons, type on Word and we can also save our work. It's been a busy start to the year!

Why Can't the meerkat live in the North or South Pole?

We have loved learning about the Kalahari Desert and the North and South Poles 🐧🌎

Take a look at our hot and cold colour artwork inspired by Robin Mead 🖌🎨

Would The Beatles have won the X Factor?

We were so excited to start History unit this half term! We started the unit by researching British music artists who our parents and grandparents enjoyed listening to when they were younger. Here's some of the most popular ones...

We really enjoyed listening to music from the past and some songs have become our favourites to listen to! We loved learning about vinyls and CD's and we feel very lucky that we can now play any song we like just by clicking a button. 

In our English lesson, we chose our favourite song by The Beatles and wrote a detailed song review about it. We used the word 'because' to extend our sentences. Take a look at our song reviews below...

Learning about shapes in Maths

We have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes during our geometry unit this half term. We recycled some 'junk' from home and turned it into masterpieces! We then shared our creations with the class, naming the shapes and discussing their properties. We made a variety of creations such as; submarines, robots, jewellery boxes, car launchers and rockets 🚀 

Year 1 Long Term Overview 2021/22