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Year 1

Teacher: karengarlick@whitchurch-primary.devon.sch.uk


We enjoyed decorating Easter biscuits with Mrs O’Shea-Warman.

The Great Fire of London

As part of our Great Fire of London topic, we build our own London from 1666. We build Thomas Farriner’s bakery, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Tower of London. We found out which buildings survived and why the houses burnt so quickly.


Year one Christmas Video

Please find below a video to help you correctly say the sounds to help your child when they are reading at home.

Christmas Lunch

Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas lunch this week. Thank you to the school kitchen team for a delicious lunch.




Whilst learning bout our bodies, we measured different parts. We put the whole class in size order and then measured our hands to see who had the largest and smallest hand.





We have been investigating 3D and 2D shapes in maths. We used the 3D shapes to print 2D shapes.




We explored our sense of taste by trying different tastes. We tried sweet, salty, sour and bitter to find out which we liked and which we didn’t like. We also found out that if we held our nose, so we couldn’t smell, the food tasted differently. Some of us tried food we’ve never tried before.



Remembrance Day 

Year 1 have been making some beautiful poppies which have been put together to create a field of poppies display.




Autumnal Art

As part of our science topic about the seasons, we used the leaves and acorns we found in school to create autumnal art.



This term we have be learning about toys from the past. We explored old toys and played games from the past. Some of the games we already knew, like Snake and Ladders and some games we had to learn how to play, such as Tiddlywinks.


Design and Technology 

The biggest Billy Goat Gruff asked us to design, build and test a bridge strong enough for all three Billy goats as their old one broke. We designed our own bridges, built them then tested how well they worked. Once we did that, we talked about how we might change our bridge if we built it again. We worked well in pairs to make sure our bridges worked.



Conker competition 




We have been learning how to move using the gym equipment.



We have been learning about the different seasons and the weather associated with it. We acted out the different weather types for each season and packed a suitable bag of clothing for a holiday in each season.




We have been practicing counting forwards and backwards by using number tracks and dice.



Independent Learning Challenges 

Year 1 have been completing independent challenges since returning back in school. This week we created special buildings linked to the learning in RE.