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Monkshouse Primary Academy

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Mrs Lincoln Year 1 - Robins

Welcome to the Robin's blog page


Class teacher - Mrs Lincoln  

Class teaching assistant - Mrs Smolen 



Week 6- Safety Internet Day


As part of safety internet day the children learnt about staying safe on line and what they should do if messages, calls or adverts appear on the devise they are using. The children were very sensible and gave some great answers. They all know that the correct thing to do is to show an adult. 

Week 5- Number Day


The children took part in the NSPCC Number Day. They came to school dressed with a number on them and then we went on a hunt around school following the clues. The children had to work out the answers to the clues using their maths skills before they could move. We had great fun and the children were fantastic mathematicians!

Week 4


Science- This week the children have been learning all about floating and sinking. We had great fun experimenting with different objects to see which ones floated and which ones sink. We made predictions first and then tested to see if we were correct. 

Week 3


The children are really enjoying using the laptops at school. They have learnt how to log on and off and open up a word document to type. 

Week 3


A-life came into school and spoke to the children about being healthy and having a healthy mind. The children took part in a variety of activities. The children had a fantastic time. 

Week 2

The children have been learning all about materials and their properties. The children have been exploring different objects and saying what materials they are made from.

Week 1


The children have been learning all about teen numbers. We have been using tens and ones to make numbers over 10. The children have had fun making their numbers using their equipment and they can record this in a number sentence- 10 + 6 = 16. Fantastic maths work Robins.

Term 3 - Then and Now


Can you remember being small? Being a baby and learning to crawl? Do you recall a favourite toy, maybe a teddy bear or a best-loved book? Learn and find out about days before you were born, it’s called history and it’s all about the past. This term we will be looking at our we have changed and grown by completing our very own milestone timeline.

Memories are special … Let’s make some more!

Children will compare how toys have changed from the past to today. In Science we investigate materials, exploring their textures and characteristics. 

Our D&T project this term will be building a moving toy car, to do this we will look at wheels and axels and how they work.


English- We will be continuing with our Curious Quests, a different story per week. They will create and draw inventions for the characters of the story and then write sentences. We will be looking at adjectives and using and in a sentence. One of the stories will be ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’.


Maths- We will consolidate our addition and subtraction skills and begin to explore measures of length and height.

Week 5- Shape


The children have had great fun learning about 2D and 3D shapes this week. We have looked at the different features of shapes and their properties.


Week 4- Geography


This week the children have been learning about the United Kingdom. They have learnt the names of the different countries and what their flags look like. 

Week 3- Science Day


This week we took part in a Science Day based on the weather. The children took part in an experiment 'Rain in a cup'. We filled a cup with water and added clouds (shaving form). We then added rain (food colouring) to the clouds and we watched to see what happen. We were very impressed to see that the water turned blue- the rain went through the clouds and turned the water blue. 


The children also took part in an ice experiment. They made wind socks and clough dough. 

Week 3- Godly Play


The children took part in a Godly play all about the 'Creation Story'. The children learnt about the story and then took part in a variety of activities. 

Week 2- Geography


This term the children have been learning about weather. In Geography we looked at the different weather symbols and weather forecasts. The children then worked in groups to create a forecast of what they think the weather will be like next week in Spalding using symbols. 

Term 2 - Wonderful Weather 

This term the children will be walking outdoors, exploring the weather and its effects. What weather do you prefer? Sunshine, snow, storms or showers?


Get your wellingtons on …. Let’s go!


The children will be observing changes across the four seasons and identifying seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK. Our Geography will take us on a journey exploring the countries and capital cities that make up the UK. In Art we will be studying the artist Van Gogh. We will look at his famous painting 'Starry Night'. We will explore colour mixing and brush techniques to recreate his masterpiece. In preparation for Christmas we will be researching Christianity in RE, looking at artefacts and learning about the Christmas story. 



We will be starting the Curious Quests in English this term which is a continuation of Drawing club from reception. The children will be exploring a different story per week. They will create and draw inventions for the characters of the story and then write sentences. We will be beginning to look at

adjectives and using and in a sentence.



We will looking at addition, subtraction, fact families, tens and ones, 2D shape, 3D Shape




Week 6- Storyteller 


This week we were very lucky to have a storyteller come into school and share some exciting stories with the children. The children had a fantastic time!

Week 5- Addition 


The children have started to learn about addition in maths this week. They have learnt that they need 2 parts to make a whole. Part + part = a whole. They have done extremely well and they are becoming fantastic little mathematicians. 

Week 5- 02.10.23


Today we have been making amounts on bead strings and then ordering them from the smallest to the biggest.

Week 4- 26.9.23


We were very lucky today as a poet came into school and together we wrote and performed our own class poet. 

Week 3- 21.09.23


The children have been learning about the story 'Superworm'. The children have been ordering the story in groups from the beginning to the end. We are really enjoying this story and looking forward to writing our own 'Superworm' story . 

Week 2- 13/9/23

Superhero Day


As part of our Superhero topic we had a 'Superhero Day'. The children came dressed as their favourite superhero character and they took part in various activities throughout the day. The children wrote a superhero poem, went on a treasure hunt to find the superhero trophy, went through some superhero training and caught baddies with their water guns. Lots of fun was had and the children really enjoyed their day.  

Week 2- 11/9/2023


Today in maths, the children were counting and recognising numbers to 10. The children were given number cards from 1 to 10. The children were asked to pick up card and then and then go into the nature area and find that number of leaves, conkers or sticks. We had great fun matching the correct number of objects to the right number. 

Term 1 -  Superheroes


BOOM! ZAP! ZOOM! Superheroes are taking over year one!


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 stories that involve a superhero.