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Year 1

 Welcome to Classes 3 and 4


We had fun on World Book Day! 

We performed “Rumble in the Jungle” with instruments and movement.

Creative composers!

We have been using different instruments to represent characters and moments in our story Max, the superhero. We chose different instruments to create different timbre and used our own symbols to make a graphic score. We created sounds to represent lightning, a plane and a bird as well as other exciting moments in the story. We loved performing our pieces in groups.


We have had fun learning how to program the Bee-Bots.  First of all we showed on our whiteboards which buttons we needed to press to make the Bee-Bot move in a certain direction.  We learnt that we need to input a set of instructions called an algorithm.  Then we each took a turn to press the buttons on the Bee-Bot to make it move to a chosen toy on the Toy Shop mat.  We had great fun making them move around the mat and work out what had happened if they ended up in the wrong place on the mat! 



Year 1 have had a fantastic time in Music sessions with Bristol Plays Music. We have been dancing to dramatic classical music and pretending to be birds. We also explored pitch through singing songs.

Mixed, by Aree Chung

Year 1 were inspired by the book Mixed, a colourful story by Arree Chung to learn the 3 primary colours. Each child contributed to a class piece of art work looking at red, blue and yellow.

We then practised colour mixing and created new pictures making orange, purple and green.

The Lion Inside


Year 1 loved performing the story The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright. Each class created their own Choral speaking performance including actions.



We have loved reading the story Stickman by Julia Donaldson and enjoyed creating our own.

Shadow Puppets


We have been learning about light sources and bioluminescence in science. Our angler fish shadow puppets were amazing!

Christmas Robins

Class 4 had a fantastic time making Christmas robins with Ashley’s mum.

We have been having fun making Christmas decorated branches to hang in the school hall.


Describing a beautiful dragon picture inspired by the book Tell me a Dragon in our book sharing assembly.



In Spanish we have been learning about night time and have sung the songs La Lechuza (The Owl) and Estrellita donde estas (Twinkle twinkle little star).


Explorer Dome

Year 1 had a fantastic time with the Explorer Dome this week.

We explored the solar system and listened to the story of Orion the Hunter, his dog Sirius and the Moon Goddess.

We loved our journey into Space! It was so exciting.

Mary Seacole


For Black History Month we learned about Mary Seacole. We found out that she was a nurse who worked in the Crimean war helping soldiers by making medicines for them. We made our own medicines using Aloe Vera, Ginger and Lemongrass.


Apple Pies

We read the book The Apple Pie Tree. We made Apple Pies and weighed all of the ingredients. They were really tasty!

I Can Fly!


We read the book I can fly by Fifi Kuo about Little Penguin who wanted to learn to fly.

We did lots of fun activities about penguins and also thought about things we wanted to learn to do and then wrote about them.

Exploring Autumn

Year 1 were being Autumn explorers. We went on a scavenger hunt around the school grounds and the wild area to see what Autumn things we could find. We then wrote an Autumn themed poem.

Parent Information Evening

Rugby Taster Session

Year 1 had a fantastic time learning some new skills in their rugby taster session. They were all really inspired and wanted to play more.


Our Class Charters are based upon our learning metaphor for 2019/2020 which is Exploration.

Class 3
Class 3
Class 4
Class 4