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Monkshouse Primary School

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Mrs Lincoln Year 1 - Robins

Year 1 classroom

Welcome to the Robin's blog page


Class teacher - Mrs Lincoln  

Class teaching assistant - Mrs Stafford   



Term 5- Getting Around


Road, rail, sky or water, we can travel the world in many different ways. This term we will learn about the different transport types with a particular focus on flying. We will learn about the history of flight and learn about one of the great people from history, Amy Johnson who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.


We will use our historical skills to look at how transport has changed over time. We will look in the local environment and develop printing skills using man-made and natural objects. 



Children will be reading the traditional tale 'Little Red Riding Hood.' We will be sequencing and writing character and setting descriptions. 



We will take our first look at multiplication, division and fractions this term. 

'Run, Run as fast as you can, you cant catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man'


We have reading the traditional tale 'The Gingerbread Man', which the children have really enjoyed. As a hook into the story we made our own Gingerbread Men and then wrote adjectives to describe them. 


This week in maths the children have been making arrays with cubes to help them solve multiplication calculations. They can explain how many columns they have made, how many cubes are in each columns and then they can tell how many cubes there are altogether. 

Wellbeing Week


The children have been taking part in a variety of activities this week as part of our wellbeing week. The children have been involved in a 'glow-dance' session and an 'A-life' workshop. The children have had fun and enjoyed dancing and taking part in the physical activities. 

Term 4 - Step Outside


Step outside, what do you see? Woods or a built up area? We are going to be looking at human and physical features but looking from an aerial view. This term we will be spending a lot of time exploring our outside environment through outdoor learning and through our art lessons, in particular looking at Andy Goldsworthy's work. In Dt we are going to be looking at structures to create a little windmill for a friendly mouse to live in. 


English - Poems, Voices in the Park, Greta and the Giants, If you come to Earth.

Maths - Addition and subtraction, place value to 50, volume, mass, length and height.  



Term 3 - Then and Now


This term we will be going back in history to look at toys our parents and grandparents used to play with. We will showcase everything that we discover in our very own toy museum for all our parents to see. 

In DT we will be exploring wheels and axels and creating our very own moving vehicles. This term is going to be a very creative one so watch this space!


English - Poems and The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Maths - Addition and subtraction, shape and place value to 20

Week 6 - Toy Museum

This week we did a showcase of our work from over the term. We invited our parents in to school to look round our Toy Museum. We made cakes and fruit skewers for the adults and showed them around lots of toys from the past to the present. We created fact files and labels for the different toys to share our understanding and loved being able to share these with our parents. Thank you to everybody who came!

Week 5 - Our moving vehicles

Week 2 - Shapes

Term 2 - Wonderful Weather


Look outside, is it sunny, raining or even snowing? Can you see a beautiful rainbow in the sky?

This term we are going to be looking at weather and seasons. We will be comparing weather at different times of the year, looking at the months of the year and even measuring how much rainfall we have had over a week. We will be looking at the changes of shadows throughout the day and even making our very own kites! We are really looking forward to seeing if it will fly. 

Of course this term we have also got Christmas preparations. We will be making Christmas cards and working really hard on creating a great performance for our adults. We hope you enjoy it!


English - Poetry, recount and setting description.

Maths - Addition and subtraction, fact families, tens and ones and shape. 

Week 4 - DT Morning Making Kites


This week we had great fun making kites. We got to saw our own wood to make the frame, make a kite template out of a plastic bag, add a tail and add the string to help make it fly. We then got to go outside to fly our kites. 

Week 3 - Performance Practise


Our Christmas performance is coming along nicely! We know all the words to the songs and we are mastering the actions. Those children with lines have done a fantastic job of learning them and we are beginning to remember our cues. We are looking forward to trying on our costumes next week. We hope you've ordered your tickets! 

Our Poem - Week 1

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This week we have tried really hard to learn a poem. We loved acting it out!

Term 1 -  Superheroes


BOOM! ZAP! ZOOM! Evil Pea is taking over year one!

This term we will be looking at lots of stories and in particular the story of Supertato. Will Supertato be able to save us in time from Evil Pea? Only time will tell. 

Year one will be dressing up as their favourite superheroes using their super powers to jump, crawl and balance through the different obstacles put in their way. The children will also spend time learning about their bodies and their 5 senses. They will go back in time and look at a real life superhero called Florence Nightingale and how she changed hospitals for the better.


Maths - We are going to be doing number and place value within 10.


English - We are going to be looking at poetry, non-fiction and fairy tales.



Week 6 - Pumpkin focus

This week the children were so excited about Halloween that we decided to bring a pumpkin into school. On the first day the children had to design what would be carved into it but to do this they had to write why their design should win too. We had some amazing designs and writing from this activity. 

Following on from this we had a day of carving the pumpkin and chopping different vegetables to go with it in a soup. The children thoroughly enjoyed this and tasting it afterwards. 

We are now planning to use some of the seeds to grow our own pumpkins in our flower bed for next year. 



Why was Florence Nightingale so significant? That was the focus of Year one's History Day. We started by finding out who she was and what she achieved. We then spent the morning in the hall, taking part in various activities such as making a lantern so we could be the lady with the lamp, making potions, comparing artefacts to modern day items and making a timeline of Florence's life. We also took part in role play, where we explored the terrible conditions of the hospitals before Florence worked her magic. We then used that knowledge we had learned to create a fact file about this incredible lady.

Superhero Poem - Week 3

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This term we have looked at poems and had a go at a poem for ourselves. We had great fun acting ours out.

Look what we have been doing this week - Week 2



Year 1 started our topic with a WOW day - superheroes! We came to school dressed as our favourite superheroes. We then spent the day performing various superhero activities - we completed an obstacle course to test our super strength and agility, we build our own secret lairs and we drew ourselves as a hero. A great day and a great start to year 1.