We had a lot of fun investigating the pitch of different musical instruments.

Over the half term holidays we were busy making our own playdough to create dinosaur sculptures in class. What a fun afternoon activity!

We tasted the different fruits from Handa's Suprise! We then used noun phrases to describe them.

We have been learning all about Africa. We got to try some fried plantain- a fruit that is commonly eaten in South Africa. It looked like a banana nut tasted more like a potato.

Something freaky is going on! Who has crash landed in our playground? Could it be Beegu?

Miss Brooks' Nana came to talk to us about toys in the past. We thought a world without ipads and electronic toys would be a sad place but Nana Brooks didn't agree! She even showed us some very old dolls.

Well done 1B for your fantastic contribution to the Christmas Production. You wowed the audience with your Disco Star dance and song. Here we are in our costumes- before we went on stage. :)

Today we paired up with Year Six for a shared reading session in our classroom. We loved it!

In Literacy we have been learning about homophones. Homophones are two words that sound the same but they have different meanings and spellings. Can you think of any?

Someone called Astrid left a rucksack in our classroom! We had a look inside to find out a bit more about this mysterious girl. A pair of binoculars, a toothbrush, some rocks, a strange suit and some space gloves were some of the items we found.

As Diwali is the Hindu 'festival of light' we decided to make our own Diwali diva lamps. We sculpted them out of clay then painted and embellished them.

Alongside our production of 'The Enormous Turnip' as part of our harvest festival week we got to make our own Harvest Punch. We later reviewed the drink in class. It had a very interesting taste!

Today in maths we learnt about the greater than sign. The greedy crocodile always eats the biggest number!

Welcome to 1B!


We have made a great start to Year 1 and are having lots of fun. laugh


We have been learning all about London, sorting, counting and even made our own 'All About Me' fact file. The Naughty Bus has been causing mischief but hopefully he will pay attention to our letters telling him how to behave. 


Take a look at some of the things we have been up to in our first couple of weeks... 



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