Year 1 Mrs Turner


Number bonds

We have been learning our number bonds to 10 in Year 1 and have begun looking at number bonds to 20. This is one of the songs we have been listening to. Have a listen at home and see if you can join in and sing along.

We have learnt that addition is commutative so the addition of two numbers can be done in any order e.g 4+6= 10     6+4=10

Reading Skills and How You Can Help Your Child With Reading

Welcome to our Year 1 class page J. We are excited to share with you some short videos that demonstrate some of the reading skills we have taught the children so far this year.

We will introduce one or two of the new reading skills each week until they have learnt all of them. We hope these videos are useful for you to watch and refer to at home. Keep a look out on the website for some more videos soon.

Summer Read




Christopher Columbus

We were very excited to be learning all about Christopher Columbus during last term. Initially we learnt about his adventures and the brave voyage he took to find America. We then worked in groups to create still images of significant parts of his story.









KS1 Singing Assembly

During this term we have begun to learn the song 'Sing' by Gary Barlow and the commonwealth band. The children have asked that I add this to their class page so that they can learn and practise it at home. We hope you enjoy it!!   Miss Cox :)








Don't forget!!!

 On Wednesday 6th March Mrs Turner and Miss Cox will be running a phonics workshop for all parents about the upcoming Phonics Screening Check. We would like to encourage as many of you as possible to attend as the information shared is very important.

Both sessions will be help in the studio in the KS2 building at 9.10 - 9.30 or 3.20-3.40.


During this term we have been learning all about our number bonds to 20. We learnt some top tips to help us remember our number bonds.

Our Top Tips

  • All calculations apart from 10+10 have a single digit number and a 2 digit number.
  • We can use our knowledge of number bonds to 10 to help us. i.e. 7 + 3 = 10. If you has a ten to one of these numbers it will be a number bond to 20.
  • All number bonds to 20 have a number with 1 ten.


Our Science topic this term is 'Everyday objects and the materials they are made from'.  Why not go on a material hunt in and around your home. Ask your child to name the object they have found and identify the material it is made from. We have learnt that most things are generally made from at least two materials.

The materials we have mainly been focussing on are wood/plastic/glass/fabric/metal/water

Here are some links to websites and songs we have been exploring in class:

BBC material sorting game



As we progress through this unit the children will go on to explore the properties of materials and their purpose.










In Literacy, we have been learning a firework poem with similes. We innovated this poem to create our own firework poems. The children did not have any help with their final piece. Well done Year 1, you wrote some super poems. I was very impressed with your improved handwriting too.


 In Maths we have been learning about numbers and understanding their value. We will be continuing with this after the half term break. To help us remember teen numbers and that they have 1 ten followed by the units (ones) we have learnt some songs. Take a look at the videos below and see if your child can sing them to you.




To support our topic 'Our Town, Shoe Town' we had a visitor from Northampton's shoe museum come to see us. We had a great time learning all about shoes from the past. We particularly loved getting the chance to try lots of different shoes on (Please see photos below).





Wow, I can't believe you are only in your second full week in Year 1. You have been very busy getting to know your new class and how things work in Year 1. We do lots of our learning with adults, but lots on our own too.

Splat jobs: Each week the children have four jobs to complete on their own that are linked to different areas of the curriculum. The children move a coloured lolly stick into their named pouch to show which jobs they have completed. You are really getting the hang of this Year 1!

Here is small snapshot of some of the other things we have been learning in Year 1.  Last week in Science we used our sense of taste, smell, hearing, sight and touch to explore. It was so much fun, especially eating chocolate at school! Some of the smells were very yucky, which made us laugh lots too.

Here are some of the songs we have been listening to in our Maths. I wonder if the children have been singing them to you?





Great fashion show Year 1! Your recycled clothes and accessories were amazing!






Arts week has got off to a great start in Year 1! We have started our school 'book shelf project' that will go in the stairwell in the KS2 building (watch this space). We have learnt about how amazing charcoal is and watched our school Artist Piper draw with it (WOW!)The children have been doing lots of art linked to our topic under the sea. Today the children made clay fish and windsock fish. They are so excited for the Year 1 fashion show. REMINDER: YEAR 1 FASHION SHOW IS ON THURSDAY at 2.15! The recycled clothing/accessories you have made with the children are amazing! Thank you so much.

Show list Show Grid

 Science fun

We carried out an experiment called 'snowstorm in a jar' (See you tube link below). It was very cool! The children were asked to use the sentence starter 'I wonder if'. They were asked to think about changing the quantity of one of the ingredients or temperature of the water and wrote their own questions. Next week they will test it out. I wonder what will happen and why?




Our topic this term is Amazing Adventures. Our first adventure has taken us back in time to the land of the dinosaurs!

We have been learning to re tell the story 'Katie and the Dinosaurs' using a story map and actions.