Welcome to 1AF!


We were very sad to say goodbye to Miss Stevenson before Easter, but were really excited to hear about the safe arrival of her little boy.  We can’t wait to meet him!  We took this photo for her before she left. Can you see how much we’ve grown?

Our ‘Amazon Adventure‘ topic started our learning journey as 1AF. We’ve learned about the different layers of the rainforest, about the many different animals there, as well as some of the dangers the rainforest faces. We’re looking forward to our trip to the Horniman Museum next week where we will be finding out more about Amazonian wildlife by taking part in an ‘aquatic adaptations’ workshop. We hope the fish there will be friendly than the piranhas we’ve read about in our Rainforest books!


In our science learning this half-term we have been investigating plants.  We have spent lots of time in the nature garden, observing the different plants we found there. Here are some photos of us collecting seeds and leaves we found on the ground, as a way of learning about the different species in an area and how they spread, in the same way as Charles Darwin used to do. We found lots of seeds and pods, even though it was only the start of spring. Do you know why this was?


In  English next week we will start reading Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  We will make up our story and become wild things ourselves, as we find out about Max and his voyage. Mrs Foster things we won’t need to try very hard to become wild things judging by this photo…..



Welcome to 1SS!

We have already started learning lots of new things in Year 1 and are very excited to get stuck into the rest of the year.


Spring Term

This term we are learning all about ‘Looking after our World’.  We have been looking at recycling and what we can do to help (thank you if you have brought in recycling for us to use in our lessons!).  We have been using recycling to create collages in small groups, linking this to our English unit of Fairy Tales – Hansel and Gretel.  Watch this space for fabulous pictures of our finished creations!

We even had a drama workshop about recycling!

Check out these websites!

National Geographic Kids

Books linked to our Earth and environment

In Science we are learning about ‘Animals including Humans’.  We have been labeling our body parts and looking at our senses.

Autumn Term

Welcome back to our page!  We have been really busy this half term.  Take a look at what we have been up to…

We had our Christmas sing-along recently and we all had a fantastic time learning the words to all the songs.  Don’t we look great!

This term in ICT we have been looking at programming and using the Beebots to help us input a set of directional instructions.

We have been learning about Christianity and Christmas in R.E this half term and had a fun time being creative and working on our acting skills!

We have been learning lots in our Maths lessons this half term and we even got to play a fun game involving addition and subtractions.


In English we have been learning about Beegu ,who has crashed landed on our planet, and her mission to find her family.  We worked in groups to generate lots of adjectives to help us with our writing about Beegu. We even explored what it might look and feel like in space!

In Science we have been learning all about the weather and seasons.  We created our very own windmills and identified different types of clouds.

We have been really luck in 1SS and have had some Year 11 children and their teacher from JAGS join us once a week to help us make hats!  Don’t they look fantastic!

What a busy half term we have had!

 Please note that P.E will still be on Thursday and Friday and with the weather getting colder, please ensure that your child has appropriate kit.

Have a great break and we look forward to seeing you all in January.

Autumn 1

We have been exploring our new classroom

We have been looking at landscapes and in particular Paul Klee’s Castle and Sun.  Using different 2D shapes we created our own versions.  What do you think of our hard work?

This term we have PE on Tuesday and Friday.  Please ensure your child has appropriate kit for these days.  We are also lucky enough to have Ukulele lessons on a Thursday.  We can’t wait to get musical!

Year 1 have got a trip to the Unicorn Theatre coming up in November.  We will be sending a letter out with the details nearer the date.