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                                                    Year 1 Class 

                                                                                                   Academic Year 2021-2022

                                                     For God, nothing shall be impossible'

                                                                              Luke 1:37

                                                                    Welcome to our Year 1 class page!

We have many exciting things for you to experience this year. We hope you will enjoy your year with us, we can't wait to explore, learn and grow together.



                                                                                                                           Recycled Wellies


                                                                                       Home Learning inspired by Andy Goldsworthy

                                                                                                             Exploring Andy Goldsworthy

                                                                                                                                Colour Mixing

                                                                                                                                Playing shop


                                                                                                                               Planting Cress

                                                                                                                             Allotment Visit

                                                                                                                        Samba Drumming

                                                                                                                           Cannon Hall Farm

                                                                                                                                         Sports Day

                                                                                                                                    Nature Walk

                                                                                                                              Clay Sculptures


                                                                                                                             Sketching Trees

                                                                                                                            Jubilee Assembly

Year 1 worked extremely hard learning our song and dance for the Platinum Jubilee assembly on Tuesday. The children dressed up in 1970's style and presented lots of interesting facts about different events that had occurred during the 1970's. We hope you enjoy watching our video below! 


                                                                                                                                  Royal Baking!

The royal bakers were hard at work today preparing scones fit for a Queen!  Mrs Morgan and Mrs Woolley kindly came into school and helped the children weigh, mix, knead, cut, glaze and bake the scones. The children had lots of fun and and enjoyed eating the delicious scones.

                                                                                                                                   Jubilee Banner

In order to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee all the children in school were given a square of material and asked to create an image to mark this very special event. Year 1 used paint, collage materials, pens and lots of artistic talent to produce a truly spectacular Jubilee banner.  

                                                                                                                               Our Family Tree

As an introduction to looking at the Queen's family we decided to investigate our own family tree. The task was set as homework and the children were given an opportunity to use their creativity when producing their tree. Look at how fantastic they are!


Today the children were treated to a zoom visit from the author and illustrator of the fantastic Unipiggle series, Hannah Shaw. Year 1 listened with interest as Hannah described each of the characters in her books and then followed her instructions to draw their very own pig. The children then had an opportunity to ask Hannah lots of interesting questions.                              

                                                                                                                                   Recycled Art

The children worked together to produce a wonderful piece of art using bottle tops to commemorate the Queens Platinum Jubilee. The final piece can be seen proudly displayed in our school playground.

                                                                                                                               Royal Timelines

In History we have been developing our understanding of chronology and interpreting historical sources. We looked a different photographs of Queen Elizabeth II and worked with a partner to produced a timeline of the Queen's life.

                                                                                                                               Royal Portraits

After looking at different portraits of Queen Elizabeth II we decided to set about painting our own!  We used lots of different colours to capture her image. We then prepared a wash to mount our portraits onto.  We think the portraits are fit for a Queen!


The children used a mix of their artistic and computer skills today to produce a very special invitation to our royal garden party.

                                                                                                                       Design and Technology

In preparation for our jubilee celebrations we designed and made our very own Platinum Jubilee bunting.  We began by looking at a range of bunting and then draw our designs onto a template. it was then time to thread our needles and get sewing! we cannot wait to hang our bunting for our celebration.

                                                              Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth


Year 1 produced some wonderful birthday cards to send to Queen Elizabeth II.  They wrote a special message inside to wish her happy 96th birthday. We hope she likes them!

                                                                                                                                  St George's Day

Year 1 enjoyed dressing in red today to celebrate St George's Day.  we learnt all about St George and then used our cutting and sticking skills to produce a knight.

                                                                                                                        FOSU Easter Egg Hunt!

                                          Year 5 joined us for a fun morning hunting eggs and making Easter crosses. 


After doing lots of wonderful research at home about Captain Lawrence Oates, Year 1 made a timeline showing the journey Captain Oates and his fellow explorers made to the South Pole. 

                                                                                                                                    Mosaic Landscapes

                                       The children enjoyed creating a mosaic landscape using various colours and textures.

                                                                                                                                         The Easter Story

The children used their artistic skills today to help retell the Easter story. They each made a model of the last supper showing Jesus sat with his twelve disciples. Then they made a beautiful Easter cross by simply folding and tearing the paper.


                                                                                                                                     Palm Sunday

Year 1 enjoyed listening to the story of Palm Sunday and made their own palm leaf. They waved the leaves and shouted "Hosanna, Hosanna" to welcome Jesus.

                                                                                                                         Adjectives and Nouns

The children had lots of fun investigating different words. They worked together to sort the words into nouns and adjectives.

                                                                                                                                    Our Local Area

 Today Year 1 ventured out of class and into our local area. We used our map skills to follow a planned route and made a list of features we could see.  We also had lots of fun at the park and enjoyed a sketching lesson from Adelina.

                                                                                                                         A visit from an artist!

Year 1 were super excited today when Otto's mummy Adelina came into class to share all her wonderful talents and skills. We learnt how to hold a sketching pencil, how to draw different shaped objects and how to use different shades to show position. We also got to ask Adelina lots of interesting questions about her love of art. 

                                                                                                                                    The Good Samaritan

Today we listened to the story Jesus told about the good Samaritan. We talked about what being a good neighbour means and then had fun acting out the story.

                                                                                                                                            Praying for Peace

                                                                               We gathered together to pray for peace in our world.

                                                                                                                                       Colourful Landscapes

In today's lesson the children were learning about the Neo-Impressionist artist, Jean Metzinger. They  used squared paper to draw a mosaic-style colourful landscape.


                                                                                                                                   St Patrick's Day

Year 1 were busy making Irish flap jacks to celebrate St Patrick's Day.  They put their measuring skills to good use by measuring the ingredients and then enjoyed mixing, baking and decorating! They enjoyed eating them in the fresh air!

                                                                                                                            St Patrick's Day Parade

Lots of fun was had today at the St Patrick's Day Parade. The children and parents enjoyed decorating the float and waved to the people of Leeds as we passed by.


                                                                                                                                      Building Bridges


                                                                                                                                           Shrove Tuesday

We learnt all about Shrove Tuesday today. We enjoyed measuring and mixing. Our favourite part was choosing our topping and eating our delicious pancakes.

                                                                                                                                 Come Dine at St Urban's

Year 1 put their detective skills to the test today by looking at the clues and trying to guess the book. Can you guess?

                                                                                                                                 World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day we dressed as our favourite book character. We talked about our character and played 'guess the book'

                                                                                                              Comparing number sentences

The children used lots of mathematical language and symbols to compare number sentences.  They enjoyed working with a partner to compare numbers that are greater than, less than and equal to.




Year 1 demonstrated fantastic art skills today by using colour and texture to create a landscape painting. We looked at work by Monet and learnt about a group of artists who became known as the Impressionists.



                                                                            Is it waterproof?

We put our new scientific skills to good use today by helping to design a new umbrella for Teddy. First we tested each material to check if it was waterproof. Then we recorded our findings by making a collage umbrella. Teddy was very pleased with his new umbrella!



                                                                                                               Investigating materials!

We continued our material investigation by exploring the properties of different materials. We worked together to test if the material could bend, bounce, twist, soak up water or be squashed.



                                                                                                                                      Material Hunt!

We explored our school building and grounds to find lots of different materials. We then sorted the materials and used scientific vocabulary to describe their properties.




Year 1 were reflecting upon what it means to be baptised.  We looked at photographs of our own baptism and then enjoyed some role play.  



                                                                              Building a church!

Year 1 have been investigating churches. We made lists of the different features you would see both inside and outside a church and then set about making some fantastic models using Lego. Can you recognise the different features?




                                                                                                                          Programming a robot!

The children put their computing and writing skills to the test by writing an algorithm to program our sandwich making robots in class.  The robots made some delicious sandwiches!




                                                                             The Presentation

Today we listened to the story of when Jesus was presented in the Temple. We reflected upon how Mary and Joseph would have felt and we gave thanks for Jesus.



                                                                                                                                  Happy New Year!   

                      We have been learning about Chinese New Year. We followed instructions to make a colourful dragon.




Today we investigated different sounds. We explored lots of different instruments and played 'Guess the sound' game.





                      We enjoyed playing some maths and phonics games whilst we were improving our mouse control.




                        Year 1 had lots of fun working with a partner to create a dance sequence based upon The Jungle Book. 



                                                                             Inspirational People

On Tuesday 11th January we all chose an inspirational person to dress up as for the day . We thought about why they are an inspirational person and shared our research with our class mates.

Can you identify who we are ?






                                              Today we joined with the whole school to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany together.