Banks St Stephens C of E Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Year One


Welcome to Year 1! Please find attached an online copy of our Autumn and Spring medium term plan and topic letter. Please scroll down to find out what we have been up to!

 Year 1 Autumn Term Topic Letter.docx

Year 1 Autumn Medium Term Plan.doc

Year 1 Spring Medium Term Plan.doc

 Year 1 Spring Term Topic Letter.docx


Festive Fun! - 18.12.2017

We've been so busy over the past few weeks with our Nativity preparations and performances and carol concerts too. As part of our festivities and to celebrate all of our achievements this term, we had a Christmas party with Reception and Year 2. We all enjoyed dancing the afternoon away and eating lots of delicious party food! We even had a very special visitor - Father Christmas came to say hello! What a super afternoon! Merry Christmas everybody! :-) 







Capacity - December 2017

Year 1 have been learning all about capacity this week. We measured in non-standard units first and then practised measuring in ml. We used what we had learnt to help us measure out ingredients to make some Christmas mocktails. We followed the instructions carefully and our mocktails were delicious!










Fractions - 21.11.2017

We've been learning all about fractions in our maths lessons. We found halves and quarters of playdough, shapes and capacities. We then moved on to finding half and quarter of a quantity, using paper plates to help us.







Anti-Bullying Week - November 2017

During anti-bullying week, we read the book 'We're all Wonders' by R. J Palacio. This sparked a discussion about random acts of kindness. We decided to do some random acts of kindness ourselves, by writing a card for each class and giving a cake to each adult in school.




Houses from the Fire of London - 13.11.2017

During our history lesson today, we created models of the houses in 1666 (the year of the Fire of London). We used cardboard boxes, paper and straw for the roofs. We can't wait to make our display of Pudding Lane.





Our Autumn Walk - 09.11.2017

In science this half term, Year 1 are going to be learning all about seasonal changes. Today we went on an Autumn walk around our school grounds to identify signs of the season. We found conkers, conker husks, leaves (red, orange and yellow), acorns and seeds.






Sequences - 06.11.2017

Wow! Have a look at all of the sequences that we created using our maths resources!








The Pop Project - 26.10.2017

We were very lucky to have a visit from the Pop Project today. The gentlemen taught us about having healthy bodies, minds and spirits. We enjoyed singing and dancing to lots of new songs.


Music Enrichment Day - 12.10.2017

We had lots of fun on our whole school music enrichment day. We performed 'Let it Go' to an audience of parents and enjoyed playing a variety of musical instruments. We also made our own musical instruments using materials that we had collected.


Shapes - October 2017

We've had a busy week learning all about 2D shapes in Year 1. We became chefs for the day and created some shape pizzas and then became detectives whilst we went on a shape hunt around school. We also enjoyed making shapes using art straws and marshmallows. Some of us realised that we didn't need to cut the straws and could instead create huge shapes!




Measuring - September 2017

We've been doing lots of measuring in Year 1 this week! We began by measuring using non-standard units. We enjoyed trying to make the tallest and smallest robots possible. We then moved on to using a ruler. We completed a treasure hunt around the classroom, which involved us measuring and recording the length of different lines. 



Our work on 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers - September 2017

Year 1 have been reading the book 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers. We created a class story map and thought about actions to help us to learn the story off by heart, which we performed to the children in our pre-school. We even received letter from the boy who asked us to help him to pack his suitcase for his journey to Antarctica! 



A visit from the farm - 21.09.2017

Today we had a visit from Allday's Farm! As part of our science topic, we were able to see pigs, horses, sheep, goats, chickens, tortoises and many other animals too! We looked at grouping the animals and learnt all about what they eat. We all had lots of questions to ask during the assembly. What a fantastic day we had!

Our first few weeks in Year 1!

Wow what a brilliant start to a new school year! We've been busy settling in to our new classroom and have been impressing Miss Sykes and Miss McQuirk by challenging ourselves every day.