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Lawford C of E Primary School

High quality learning and caring together in an encouraging Christian environment.

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 2020-2021!


Parent Notices


Summer 1 PE will take place on  Tuesday and Wednesday. Due to current procedures, please ensure your child comes into school wearing their full PE kit on these days. Please also ensure that earrings are removed specifically for PE days. 


Reading at home:

Reading books will be changed on a Monday and a Friday. The children will receive two books to read at home. Please read both books twice (the first time for decoding and the second time for consolidation). 


Home Learning:

 Each week children will receive handwriting practise and an activity based on the current phonics. We have also decided to introduce a new homework dojo for brilliant pieces of work. Children will not necessarily receive a dojo for each piece of homework submitted, but they will for brilliant effort and for going above and beyond. 

In addition, we encourage children to spend weekly time using their NumBots accounts and learning to skip count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.


Further Year 1 information, including our weekly objectives, can be found on Class Dojo which is updated regularly.


Summer Term



Our key question this term is... Who do we share the world with?


We will begin by exploring and learning to identify and name a variety of common animals including, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals through cross curricular learning, investigations and questioning.

We will be using a variety of both fiction and non-fiction books based on animals and their habitats, including such titles as, 'Handa's Surprise,' 'Dear Green Peace,' 'Superworm,' and 'The Greatest Pet Shop.'

We will then look at how we can take care for our world by following David Attenborough and his research on the impact of humans on the natural world. We will discover how we can live in harmony with other species and preserve animal habitats for future generations.


The key concepts that we will explore are 

 Community, Responsibility and Change






Year 1 ICT

Practising our skills of logging in, selecting the correct programme and mouse control.

Year 1 PE - Yoga

Questions for Queen Elizabeth II

Print making - Colchester Castle

Should we keep the dragon as a pet?

Year 1 English: We have found an enormous egg!

We have heard strange noises coming from the Forest School area so we went to investigate. We couldn't believe what we found... an enormous egg!

We decided to look for further clues to help us work out what type of egg it was. We think it might belong to a dragon!

Year 1 Class Trip

We had an amazing day learning about stepping back in time at Mountfitchet Castle. We learnt what different jobs took place in and around the castle, how people kept warm, made clothes, armour and weapons, and kept animals for food.

Year 1 Art: Portraits based on the work of Andy Warhol.

Year 1 Science: Ourselves. Look how much we have grown!

Year 1 Maths: We have been learning to represent numbers to 10 using different manipulative.

Good luck to each and every pupil in year one 2018-2019, have a fabulous summer, be safe and enjoy.










Achiever of the year - Poppy

Sports Stars - Milana and Oscar

Dojo Champion of the year - Emilia

30/30 fitness challenge - Sophia 




We enjoyed role playing the scenes of 'Saint George and the Dragon'
Time - we have been understanding o'clock and half past.
'Where the wild things are ....... in Year One'

We welcomed 'West End in Schools' as part of world book day.

We had great fun interpreting 'Where the wild things are'.


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Using our senses 'Touch, Smell, Hear and Sight'  to investigate Spring.
Practical Maths, showing we can make one half and one quarter.

Year 1 Space Man visit!

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Numicon Rocket!

NSPCC Number Day 2019 in Year 1!

3D Shape Hunt

Launching our rockets 5 4 3 2 1 Blast Off!!!........
We are learning to play music.....and doing amazingly well at finding the beat.
Year One enjoying gymnastics, we have been perfecting the 'Tuck, Straight and Star jumps'.
If you go to the shops how much change would you get?
'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas'
Role play in our Grotto.....Father and Mother Christmas and the elves.
Off to post our Father Christmas letters!

As reported in this weeks newsletter, year one welcomed Iman to their school.

Take a look at our beautiful prayer mats.

Practical maths - directions.
Kindness week - Year one thought very carefully about who they would like to thank for their kindness....
Science - Investigating the differences and similarities between humans and animals.
Anti-bullying week, year one talked about what makes a good friend, we then made friendship hands with some ideas of what a good friend could be.
Practical maths using Ipads
We followed a set of instructions to help us make our flapjack..... it tasted yummy, 10 out of 10 was the verdict.
The help us understand the features of a hedgehog and to help us in preparation of writing our own hedgehog poem, year one were very lucky to see a real life hedgehog.
In science this week we labelled parts of the body on a life size drawing....and we got them all right no
During our art and topic lesson this week we used our knowledge from our forest school aboriginal art session to create our pictures using paints.
As part of our understanding of Aboriginal Art, Year One visited Forest School to make our own paints using natural materials and no paintbrushes!

Two very different PE lessons this week, hockey and multiskills.

In multiskills we had to find our own way of travelling through the cones, first by dance, then by showing how animals might travel through the cones.

Giant Woodland Collages

Our class Traditional Tale, can you stop which traditional tale this is similar to?

We had a fantastic field trip, we learnt the features of deciduous and evergreen trees.

We used our sorting skills to place the correct leaves and fruits into the appropriate hoop.

Papa John helped us understand how old the tree was and how many years it took for the tree to grow.

Nick Butterworth - We enjoyed his stories and his sketches.
We can play music... we all had the chance of playing the glockenspiels and recorders.
Multiskills: learning to navigate the hoops using different methods; running, stepping and jumping.
Life bus - we learnt how to stay healthy by understanding the four main foods groups: diary, protein, carbohydrates and fruit and vegetables
'If you go down to the woods today you're sure of a big surprise'......year one were given the task of finding something bumpy, rough, smooth, prickly and furry.
The story of Peter Rabbit, we ordered the parts of a sentence, remembering capital letters and full stops.

As part of European Language day Year one looked at ‘Holland’.

We found out that they talk ‘Dutch’, dance in ‘clogs’, their most famous painter was ‘Vincent van Gough’ and they are famous for their ‘windmills’.

Year one sketched and painted our own windmills and attempted to replicate the famous sunflowers in a vase by ‘Vincent van Gough’.

We enjoyed our visit to Manningtree Library.
We had our first music lesson in Year 1, we are learning pulse and beats of a song.
Outdoor Maths, including our human number line.
This week in PE with have enjoyed tennis and multiskills.
In our first week we have been exploring the classroom as well as having our first official Year One photo.



Welcome to Year 1 (2018-19)


We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to our classroom soon!


Please check back for regular updates about what we have been up to.

Here's a sneak peak of our new classroom!

Our topic this term is WONDEROUS WORLD!


'Who do we share our wonderous world with?'