Welcome to Year 1

We have had a very busy time in Year One this half term! This half term we our topic has been ‘Transport’. We looked at what transport is built and used in Barrow including submarines, boats, cars and trains (including Thomas the Tank engine of course!). We were very excited to find out that Thomas the Tank engine was based in Walney.

One of our favourite things was making paper aeroplanes and pretending to be the Wright Brothers! We also enjoyed singing “Those magnificent men in their flying machine”. I think the X Factor better watch out as Year One are singing beautifully!

In English this half term we have been looking at repeating language in stories and recounting some familiar stories. Our favourite was Thomas the Tank Engine when Thomas goes fishing! We also had a go at thinking of our own way to get the fish out of Thomas’s tank.

In Phonics we have been looking at our new sounds and making our ‘real’ words and some ‘alien’ words. We loved making alien words because they are really silly!

In Maths we have been focusing on our number bonds to 10. We particularly enjoyed singing Farmer Pete who ends up losing his ten sheep! This song really helps us remember our number bonds and helps us build our jigsaw numbers to 10.

In Science we have been looking at the weather. We had a go at making our own weather map and presenting it just like the television! We also had some very windy weather so we made some windmills so we could see how fast the weather was going and begin to build a weather station!


What a busy first term in Year One!