Welcome to the home of the Fantastic Foxes!
Welcome to Year 1, the home of the Fantastic Foxes. This page is where you can view all of the wonderful things we have been up to and find any useful documents, activities and letters.
Meet Freddie Fox. He is our class pet and is looking forward to coming home each weekend with our 'Star of the Week'!
Why was the Great Fire of London so Great?
📚 Please check the favourite books folder at the top of the page to see some of the books that we have been sharing this year. 📚
We really enjoyed listening to/watching the story of ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson. We talked about our opinions and what we enjoyed about the story: “My favourite bit was when the children saved the whale.” “I didn’t like it, I loved it!” “I liked the part where the fish made us jump.”
We also enjoyed Judith Kerr’s ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’. The children were appalled by the tiger’s table manners and we talked about how he should have behaved. We also compared this later on to how the polar bear behaves in Raymond Briggs’ story ‘The Bear’.
Year 1, Reception and Year 2 are having a great time watching Pinocchio performed by Nottingham Playhouse!! We can’t wait to tell you all about it when we get home!
Thank you for coming to our class assembly. We loved sharing with you all the things that we have been learning. Miss Pritchard was very proud of our big reading voices and our brilliant singing! We hope you all enjoyed it.
Gymnastics With Rosie
We are really enjoying our gymnastics sessions this term. Rosie has been teaching us all about rocking and rolling. We have been learning to rock on different body parts and to do egg and log rolls. We have learnt 5 different shapes too: pike, tuck, star, straddle and straight. We have been travelling along apparatus in different ways, balancing and jumping off. We have also learnt how to set up our apparatus safely.
In Maths, we have been learning about the names and properties of 2d shapes. We had great fun making pictures and building with shapes. We even made a cage for Miss Pritchard.
We have been learning about light as part of our Science work. We went around school looking for different light sources. We also talked about some things that shine and look glittery (like the interactive whiteboard and trophies) and how these objects reflect light like the Moon does. We also had fun investigating with torches and coloured lenses. Some of us pretended that we were at the hairdressers and ‘dyed’ our friend’s hair!
Autumn 2: Could a Meerkat Live at the North Pole?
We’ve had great fun doing games and gymnastics this term with Rosie. As a final treat, we got to use our skills and work as a team to play ‘Dress the Snowman’ and have a race with the equipment with different ways of travelling. We thought it was really funny when we had to push the ball along with our nose!
We learnt that it's a special day across the country today. We had our own ballot to choose which film we would like to watch whilst we waited for our part in the Christmas production.
We had great fun in our Science lesson this morning. We worked as senses investigators to solve the mystery of Ella's lost teddy bear. We used our senses to solve a range of clues to work out which bear belonged to her. We had to work out which smell was mint, which paw print measured 10cm, which food was apple, which material was furry and which sound was squeaky.
We are ready for Christmas! The classroom is decorated and we have been busy learning our songs for the Christmas production. We have been reading lots of Christmas stories and learning the Nativity story.
We learnt about the different animal groups. We enjoyed watching videos to find out more about what is special about each group. We shared our ideas together. Then we had lots of fun putting animals into different groups by their features. Some us us even designed our own zoos.
We have been finding and naming parts of the body. Miss Pritchard drew around Rupert and then we thought about all the outside and internal parts of the body that we know and where they can be found. We impressed Miss Pritchard with how many we knew!
Artist and Designer Week
We had an amazing time during Artist and Designer week. We made hats in the style of Philip Treacy and Rachel Trevor-Morgan and loved walking around the classroom with them on. With Mrs Braddock, we looked at Wassily Kandinsky's 'Squares with Concentric Circles' and created our own version. With Mrs Miller, we learnt about the artist Alma Woodsey Thomas. She was an African-American Expressionist painter. We looked at her painting 'The Stormy Sea' and recreated it.
We hope you enjoyed coming to our gallery.
We enjoyed learning about Bonfire Night. We had a go at creating firework art out of chalk and used the FANTASTICs to write our own poems.
Autumn 1- Where Do We Live?
We had a talk about different structures, especially skyscrapers. We had a go at making our own out of spaghetti and marshmallows. It was really difficult! We looked at the different ways that we had found to make our structures stronger.
We have really enjoyed learning about our capital city. We talked about and looked at lots of different landmarks and then worked in groups to create our own maps.
Look at our amazing UK and Autumn homework projects!
We have been very busy artists today! We made clay leaf bowls which are drying in the classroom so that we can paint them autumnal colours. It was great fun throwing the clay about to soften it and Miss Pritchard was so impressed with how independently we worked (and tidied up) today! We can’t wait to show you the finished pieces. Well done Fantastic Foxes!
17.10.19 Numeracy- Today we have been comparing numbers and amounts. To help us with the mathematical signs, we learnt about Charlie Crocodile who likes to eat the biggest number. We have been using the vocabulary greater than, smaller than, more than and less than. We loved using the split pins to make some crocodiles of our own. We loved talking about what the missing numbers could be on the other side of the sign and why we thought this.
In numeracy, we have been thinking about teen numbers. We learnt that you can make them easily with numicon by using a ten.
We also learnt about the work of Andy Goldsworthy. We used the things we had collected to make some of our own sculptures.
Miss Pritchard talked to us about mushrooms and toadstools. We now know not to pick or eat plants that we find growing in the wild. We found loads of fungi growing on the field because they like the warm and damp ground. Miss Pritchard picked the ones that we found and we took a closer look at them in the classroom with scientific equipment. We were careful not to touch them in case some were poisonous and we washed our hands carefully, just in case. We were absolutely amazed by the HUGE one that we found! It has been an amazing day.
Today, we have been learning about what it is like in autumn. We went on an autumn walk to look for signs of autumn. We collected as many leaves and pine cones as we could but we couldn’t find any conkers! Back in the classroom, we created foxes out of leaves and used the magnifying glasses to take a closer look at our collection.
Yamaha Music School visited us and treated us to a musical workshop. We had hands-on experience of listening to live music. We loved joining in with the singing and actions and some of us even had the chance to have a go on the keyboards. What a treat we had!
In science, we are learning about the seasons. We have worked together with Reception and Year 2 to make a fabulous display in the corridor.
In topic, we have been thinking about where we live. This week, we learnt about the different countries in the United Kingdom and where they are. We loved making our own flags and talked about which one is our favourite.
In literacy, we have been reading traditional tales. We have written about the stories and characters and done lots of different activities.
We have been thinking about our classroom and learnt what an aerial/birds eye view is. These are our versions of our new classroom...
We have been busy creating a special piece of Fox artwork for the hall display!
We listened to some music by the Piano Guys and used wax crayons to draw how it made us feel. We then did a colour wash using the colours of our choice. Miss Pritchard chopped up our creations and used them to make a colourful fox. We think it looks great!