Year 1 Blog

Keep up-to-date with all the latest news from Chapter House Year 1.

Year 1 Weekly Roundup
Chapter House

This week Year 1 have enjoyed learning about 2d and 3d shapes in numeracy.

Dough Disco with Year 1
Julia Conroy

The children enjoyed some Dough Disco to get their fingers warmed up, before focussing on sentence structure this week.

Chapter House Pre-Prep Announced as ISA Award Finalist
Karen Kilkenny

We are proud to announce that our Early Years has been shortlisted in the 2019 ISA awards for Excellence and Innovation in Provision.  Thank you to he children, staff and parents for making us ‘outstanding’.

'A Stick is an Excellent Thing'
Katie Parsons

Year 1 have had a very busy week.  In numeracy they have been looking at numbers in numeral and word form.

Outdoor Maths and 3D Art
Karen Kilkenny

Year 1 enjoyed the sunshine on Tuesday, taking their maths outside, they went on a times tables treasure hunt.

Making Circuits
Karen Kilkenny

Year 1 have been busy writing their ‘Something Fishy’ story, based on the animation they have watched. I was very impressed with the variety of adjectives and punctuation used, well done Year 1!!

Seaside Postcards
Karen Kilkenny

Continuing with the seaside theme, in literacy the Year 1 children have written some postcards.

Lunchboxes for Mr Grinling
Karen Kilkenny

The children have been busy making their lunch box for Mr Grinling this week.

 ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’
Karen Kilkenny

This week Year 1 have been evaluating lunch boxes, using what they have learnt to design their own lunch box for Mr Grinling.

Karen Kilkenny

Refreshed after the Easter break, Year 1 have been busy revisiting place value and number in numeracy.

Creative Writing, Beebots and Yoga
Karen Kilkenny

Year 1 began the week with some creative writing for our image of the month. The children used lots of adjectives to describe a fantasy world hidden within a magic suitcase.

The Great Garden Street Mosaic
Karen Kilkenny

Key Stage 1 have been busy completing their tile for ‘The Great Garden Street Mosaic’ at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show.

 ‘Baking Fruit Scones
Karen Kilkenny

The children have been learning time in numeracy and on Friday, Year 1 followed a recipe and made some delicious fruit scones, which went down well with the staff!

Outdoor Learning
Karen Kilkenny

This week Year 1 have taken their learning outdoors. In literacy they got inspiration from the Woodlands area to help write a forest setting description.

Plants, Flowers and Traditional Tales
Karen Kilkenny

Year 1 have enjoyed starting their new literacy unit ‘Traditional Tales’. They began by listening to, then ordering and acting out Goldilocks and the Three Bears. They have now started to write the story in their own words.

Relief Printing and Baking Cookies
Karen Kilkenny

In literacy the children have followed a recipe to make Crunchy Cookies and then wrote up their own instructions on how to make them.

Clay Pots, Making Toys and Division
Karen Kilkenny

Year 1 have painted their clay coil pots this week, they also used Austin’s Butterfly to help give next steps to their peers.

Handa's Surprise
Karen Kilkenny

This week Year 1 have been reading Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne, they have been ordering the story and retelling it using conjunctions and adjectives.

African Animals
Karen Kilkenny

Year 1 had great fun getting creative on Monday, they painted their African animal in the style of Edward Tingatinga, using lots of bright colours and pattern.

New Years Resolutions
Karen Kilkenny

The children began the week thinking of some New Years resolutions in PD.

A Very Festive Week
Karen Kilkenny

This week has been busy with lots of Christmas craft activities. We have made and decorated some gingerbread biscuits and made paper plate robins.

Writing Letters to Santa
Karen Kilkenny

Year 1 have certainly been getting in the festive mood this week. The children have completed and evaluated their Christmas baubles, which look lovely on our class tree.

The Pizza Fraction Game
Karen Kilkenny

This week the children have continued to learn about fractions in numeracy, they particularly enjoyed the pizza fraction game.

The Naughty Bus Adventure Continues
Karen Kilkenny

The Magical Toymaker left another challenge for the Year 1’s on Monday, he asked the children to sort some toys into old and new.

Discussing Our Favourite Toys
Karen Kilkenny

Year One were very excited to find a mystery present on Monday, The Naughty Bus book, a toy bus and a letter had been left in the classroom by The Magical Toymaker!!

Leaf Printing
Karen Kilkenny

Year 1 have continued to learn about 3D shapes in numeracy whilst in literacy they have enjoyed thinking of ingredients for magic potions. Later in the week they will write instructions on how to make the potion.

School Birthday Celebrations
Karen Kilkenny

Key Stage 1 and EYFS had an amazing day celebrating the School Birthday! They all made a party hat and a chocolate lolly before enjoying sticky buns at break time which were delicious.

Measuring Mass
Karen Kilkenny

Year 1 began the week by measuring mass, they have also been learning to identify 2D and 3D shapes.

Fabric Faces and Number Lines
Karen Kilkenny

Year 1 completed their fabric faces this week and evaluated them, thinking of two things they liked about it and one improvement. 

Place Value Treasure Hunt
Karen Kilkenny

Year 1 took their learning outside on Monday, they braved the rain and went on a place value treasure hunt.

Fabric Faces and Dressing as Pirates!
Karen Kilkenny

What a busy week Year 1 have had! The children finished off their self portraits, which are up on display in the classroom.

Back to School Self Portraits
Karen Kilkenny

This week Year 1 have been settling into their new classroom and routines. They have started their topic ‘Marvellous Me’ and have begun to draw their self portrait.

Year 1 Highlights from 2017-18
Karen Kilkenny

Look through all the best parts of Year 1's academic year 2017-18 including Sports Day, gardening club, the lunchbox design challenge and the potato competition.

Year 1 Highlights from 2016-17
Karen Kilkenny

Read about all of the Year 1 best bits from the academic year 2016-17 including trips to Nuzzlets, building lighthouses and times table treasure hunts.