Menu
Home Page

Round Diamond

Primary School

"Responsible, Determined, Successful"
Wishing staff & year 6's a good week at PGL!

Year 1

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Year One Team 

Teachers

Mrs Hannah Taylor - Matisse

Miss Ellie Conroy - Hockney

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Julia Faulkner

Mrs Ruth Lavery

Picture 1

We hope you have had a lovely relaxing Summer Break and are ready for an exciting year ahead. 

We are very excited to welcome the children back to school and are looking forward to taking the children on their learning journey through the Autumn term. During this term we will be focusing on the topics of 'Hooray! Let's go on holiday' and 'London (buildings)'.  In the first half term we will be thinking about our holidays, countries around the world and differences between holiday destinations. After half term we will focus on iconic buildings including The Houses of Parliament and historical events including The Great Fire of London and The Gun Powder Plot. 

 

Important Days

Our PE days are on a Monday and a Friday. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit, including black/navy jogging bottoms and a black/navy jumper, as well as appropriate trainers at school every day. 

 

Home Learning Meeting - Wednesday 12th September

House Afternoon - Friday 14th September 

Phonics Meeting - Thursday 20th September 

School Photographs - Tuesday 9th October 

Harvest Festival - Wednesday 10th October 

Parents Evening - Monday 22nd/Wednesday 24th October 

 

 

2017-2018

WB 16/07/2018

Over the past 4 weeks the children in Year 1 have been growing their own broad beans. They have tracked their progress measuring them each week and counting the leaves. Today they have taken them home. 

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Picture 7
Picture 8
Picture 9
Picture 10
Picture 11

WB 2/07/2018

 

A huge well done to Matisse Class who ALL came to school today wearing a hat. Here is a little video of them on their way to enjoy the sun at playtime. 

trim.E5ACD6A9-EF9E-4BF8-AC5F-5A2451B4011B.MOV

Still image for this video

WB 25/06/2018

 

On Thursday the 28th of June Year 1 were joined by some very special visitors. They came to speak to us about a new hotel that is being designed. The concept behind the hotel is that it has been designed by children. During the afternoon the visitors collected lots of information about what the children like to do, eat and where they prefer to stay when on holiday. They even had the opportunity to draw a picture of thier ideal hotel. 

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Picture 7
Picture 8
Picture 9
Picture 10
Picture 11

WB 18/06/18

Our topic this term is plants and insects. 

Everyone has had the opportunity to plant a broad bean. We are going to keep a close eye on our beans over the next few weeks and see how much they grow. We will then be filling in our own bean diaries. 

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6

WB 12/06/18

In Year 1 this week we have been learning the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We worked in groups to act out the story thinking about including all of the main events and dialogue. Our next step is to think about the actions we use.

trim.E7C89692-A8C7-43F3-93DE-DA6E69C8F059.MOV

Still image for this video

WB 21.05.2018

In preparation for the upcoming Phonic Screening Test below are some links you may find useful. Each link contains games which you can complete with your children to revise their understanding of each of the phonemes they have learnt. 

WB 14/05/18

What a fantastic 'Cirucs Day' Year 1 have had! 
The children and teachers came to school wearing circus inspired costumes ready for the day. The children watched a range of circus skills being performed, had a go at lots of different skills, made tickets to their own circus performance, learnt a song about a circus band and finally shared all of this with their grown ups. We even made sure the grown ups had a chance to have a go at the circus skills too! 
A BIG thank you to all of the parents for supporting us with this experience. 
🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪

WB 07/05/2018

 

As the phonics screening approaches we have been reading lots of real and alien words. Using the link below have a go at playing some phonics games, reading real and alien words at home. 

WB 30/04/18

After learning about different clowns in our topic learning we decided to create some clown faces. We used lots of craft materials to create our faces. We thought about the shapes, colours and textures we were using. 

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Picture 7
Picture 8
Picture 9
Picture 10
Picture 11
Picture 12
Picture 13
Picture 14
Picture 15
Picture 16
Picture 17
Picture 18
Picture 19
Picture 20
Picture 21
Picture 22
Picture 23
Picture 24
Picture 25
Picture 26
Picture 27
Picture 28
Picture 29
Picture 30
Picture 31
Picture 32
Picture 33
Picture 34
Picture 35
Picture 36
Picture 37
Picture 38
Picture 39
Picture 40
Picture 41
Picture 42
Picture 43
Picture 44
Picture 45
Picture 46
Picture 47
Picture 48
Picture 49
Picture 50
Picture 51
Picture 52
Picture 53
Picture 54
Picture 55
Picture 56
Picture 57
Picture 58

WB 23/04/2018

This half term in our Science learning we are thinking all about the seasons Spring and Summer. After going outside to identify signs of spring we created our own Spring flower pictures which are now being displayed in our classrooms. 

Picture 1
Picture 2

WB 16/04/18

Mrs Taylor's English group made the most of the beautiful sunshine and took their English learning into the courtyard. They were writing sentences all about spring using adjectives and conjunctions. ☀️

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Easter Break

WB 12/03/18

🍞🍞🍞
The children have written instructions to explain how to make a sandwich of their choosing. They have then followed their instructions and have been TV chefs. They each had a turn at making whilst being recorded by a partner and had a turn filing. As you can see from their smiling faces, they have really enjoyed this learning opportunity.

5/3/2018

This week we have been making JAM SANDWICHES!! 

We had to follow the recipe carefully, listening to each instruction. We then ordered the instructions. Later in the week we will be thinking about imperative 'bossy' verbs and then writing our own instructions to make a jam sandwich. 

How To Make a Jam Sandwich

An instructional video on how to make a jam sandwich Best of Bristish

WB 26.02.2018

We are excited about DT learning. Our focus this half term is 'Dips and Dippers'. Here we are tasting a range of dips. We had to rate the colour, texture and taste! Lots of us surprised ourselves and enjoyed lots of the dips. 

 

WB 19.02.2018

In our maths learning this week, Mrs Taylor's group have been partitioning 2 digit numbers. They used a range of maths resources to support their learning. 

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Picture 7
Picture 8

WB  05.02.2018

 

Afer learning about evacuees the children in Year One made their own identification tags just like the ones that would have been worn by evacuees in World War Two. 

WB 29.01.18

In our science learning this week we were investigating. In pairs we had to design a paper aeroplane, inspired by our learning about Spitfires. We then went in groups to test whose flew the furthest. Back in the classroom we talked about which planes went the furthest and why. 

Enjoying our science learning!

Enjoying our science learning! 1
Enjoying our science learning! 2
Enjoying our science learning! 3
Enjoying our science learning! 4
Enjoying our science learning! 5
Enjoying our science learning! 6

WB 22.01.2018

To begin our English learning journey this week we watched the short film 'Bubbles'.

From this film we have designed our learning together. We have thought about the use of colour in the film, described the different settings using adjectives,  wrote instructions to use the magical bubbles, wrote letters about our adventures and told stories. 

Bubbles

WB 15.01.2018 The children have been learning about WW2 and the blitz. They had lots of fun using maps to locate the cities that were bombed during the war.

WB 15.01.2018 The children have been learning about WW2 and the blitz. They had lots of fun using maps to locate the cities that were bombed during the war.  1
WB 15.01.2018 The children have been learning about WW2 and the blitz. They had lots of fun using maps to locate the cities that were bombed during the war.  2
WB 15.01.2018 The children have been learning about WW2 and the blitz. They had lots of fun using maps to locate the cities that were bombed during the war.  3
WB 15.01.2018 The children have been learning about WW2 and the blitz. They had lots of fun using maps to locate the cities that were bombed during the war.  4
WB 15.01.2018 The children have been learning about WW2 and the blitz. They had lots of fun using maps to locate the cities that were bombed during the war.  5

WB: 08/01/2018

This week in our computing learning we have been searching. We have used www.kidrex.org to search for information. This is a safe search website made especially for children. To find images we used google images, our teachers gave us the words we needed to search. 

 

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6

On Thursday 23rd November 2017 as part of our cross curricular learning the children in Year 1 enjoyed measuring the suspects handprints and footprints in their Maths lesson.

On Thursday 23rd November 2017 as part of our cross curricular learning the children in Year 1 enjoyed measuring the suspects handprints and footprints in their Maths lesson.    1
On Thursday 23rd November 2017 as part of our cross curricular learning the children in Year 1 enjoyed measuring the suspects handprints and footprints in their Maths lesson.    2
On Thursday 23rd November 2017 as part of our cross curricular learning the children in Year 1 enjoyed measuring the suspects handprints and footprints in their Maths lesson.    3

On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.

 On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.  1
 On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.  2
 On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.  3
 On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.  4
 On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.  5
 On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.  6
 On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.  7
 On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.  8

WB 16/10/2017

Year 1 this week had great fun in their music lesson with Mr Meek. They were creating sound effects using their voices and bodies to go alongside a spooky Halloween story. 👻

Picture 1

WB 09/10/2017

This week the children have been learning all about 2-d shapes. Follow the web link below to learn together at home. 

WB 02/10/2017

 

This week children in Year One has been using a number line to subtract. They have jumped carefully on the number line to the right making sure that they count accurately. 

WB 25/09/17 Number Bonds to 10

In maths this week we have used this song to help us remember all of the number bonds to 10. We hope that you enjoy listening at home 😊

WB 18.09.2017

To continue our learning about recounts, next week we will be focusing on Barnaby Bears trip down under. We will be thinking about the order of events and using time adverbs (first, then, next, after, finally) to recount the main events. We will also continue to think about using our Capital letters, Full Stops and Finger Spaces. 

Follow the link below to view the story of Barnaby down under. 

WB 11/09/2017 This week the children in Year One have been using number lines and 100 squares to count on and back. They have been able to find one more and one less of a given number.

WB 11/09/2017 This week the children in Year One have been using number lines and 100 squares to count on and back. They have been able to find one more and one less of a given number.  1
WB 11/09/2017 This week the children in Year One have been using number lines and 100 squares to count on and back. They have been able to find one more and one less of a given number.  2
WB 11/09/2017 This week the children in Year One have been using number lines and 100 squares to count on and back. They have been able to find one more and one less of a given number.  3
WB 11/09/2017 This week the children in Year One have been using number lines and 100 squares to count on and back. They have been able to find one more and one less of a given number.  4
We have had 5 3 1 4 7 visitors
Top