Year 1 Bitterns - Kingfishers

Autumn Term.

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In Year 1 we have been exploring the topic of ‘All About Me’.
We have labelled and talked about parts of our body, and what we use them for. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing photographs of ourselves as babies, and our families. We have also had a visit from Asda Man, who talked to us about a range of healthy foods.

Over the last few weeks, we have been continuing our topic on ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’.

We have had a science focus this week and the children have been making boats out of plasticine, then testing them in the water tray. We talked about what makes things float and sink, and what they may need to adjust to make their boat more successful. We have also been talking about electricity, and the children have had the opportunity to explore and create electrical circuits.

We have been talking about Grace Darling, who lived in a lighthouse and managed to save nine people from drowning in the sea. The children have been re-enacting the story in role play, and using their hand made puppets in the puppet theatre.

In maths, we have been measuring the height of lighthouses, and discussing and using size words. We have also been thinking about number bonds to 10.

Next week we will be moving on to our new topic of ‘All About Me’.

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The children have now settled very well into their new classes. Our current topic is based around the book ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’ by Ronda and David Armitage.


We have talked about the characters and the main features of the story, and the children have re-enacted it using small world play.


We have designed and made our own lighthouses using recyclable materials and a range of resources for sticking and joining. Once they are ready, we will be painting them.


Over the next few weeks the children will be designing and making sandwiches, gaining an understanding of how and why we use pulleys and using a range of resources for measuring height.