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Year 1

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

Home Learning

Here are some recent photos of year 1 activities

Here are some things year 1 have been doing this last week. Evie and Harriet made cakes, George and Rory were working in the garden and Bailey was working on his learning memo worksheets.

Here is Hattie with her new glasses she made

Here is Elenour and Edward out on the moors

Here is Bailey with his new glasses

Elissa has new kittens

Alice and Grace have been working in the garden

Jack has been cooking with his sister

Torsten has just finished a new reading book


Remember to have a rest over half term. A new learning memo will be uploaded after half term.

Here is Harriet hard at work this week.

Here is Hattie’s turtle she made.

Evie has been working on her sea topics.

Olivia working hard and enjoying some outdoor learning.

Bailey has been hard at work. Here are some photos.


Here is Torsten with is Octopus

Here is Hattie making different versions of an Octopus.


James has been busy at work and celebrating his birthday too. Happy Birthday James!

Here are Edward and Elenour working hard on their memo and street art.

Here is Jacob hard at work.

Here is Jack hard at work


Here is Rory with his brother making a solar system



Here are some things Martha has been doing at home.

More amazing work by the wonderful children in Year 1

Here is Elissa finding an inventive way to make an octopus.


Here is Torsten and James making boats.

Some more examples of the amazing work year 1 are ing at home.

Here is Rory, Poppy, Francesca and Hattie hard at work. Rory is cooking and showing all his learning work, Francesca is holding  her reading comprehension, Poppy is listing words she has written and  Hattie has written some instructions.

Here is Finlay hard at work on his learning memo.


Here is Evie hard at work.

Poppy showing some perfect balancing skills.

Jacob working at home.

Here is Harriet in the garden making a treasure map for her brother to solve.

Here is Torsten being a pirate

Here are photos of Jack working through his learning memo.

Here is Olivia creating garden art

Here are some more photos of Harriet learning at home

Harriet has made a great job of learning the Old lady who swallowed a fly text! You can watch the video below. Well done.

Hattie working from home and different activities.


Here is Olivia holding up a beautiful rainbow in her garden.

Here is some work James has done at home.


Here is Evie working at home.

Here is Poppy with her sister looking at some of the learning memo work.

Here is Seth working through his learning memo

Torsten working on grouping materials in his garden.


Edward and Elenour have been enjoying reading Faraway Tree and Amelia Jane books. They are enjoying their learning memo work and finding inventive ways to enjoy family isolation.

Torsten in the garden

This is Edward and Elenour’s work

Here is Rory in his garden and working hard on his maths work .


Year 1 History – Pupil are creating their own scenes from the Great Fire of London using paint and black card.



Science – Year 1 were had the opportunity to look at and feel some animals from our local habitat.


Science- Year 1 trip to our school pond

Year 1 went to our school pond to explore and identify local pond wildlife. The children used nets , trays and microscopes to look at animals and their habitat.


Year 1 have been exploring representing numbers in different ways.


Year 1 have been learning about different trees in our local area . We particularly looked at the shapes of their leaves.


Year 1 visited Cohtele Woods as part of their outdoor learning. They looked at Autumn trees and were able to recognise common trees in our local area. They learnt how to stay safe around an open fire.


Year 1 have been learning how to measure ingredients to make bread. This was part of their harvest topic and TV Chef ICT topic.

After making the bread, Year 1 then recorded themselves as TV Bake Off  Chefs showing an audience how to prepare the ingredients.


Year 1 have been working on parts of a whole and creating addition number sentences.



Well done to Foundation and Year 1 for partaking in the multiskills event. The children all loved trying the different sports, especially the fencing and dancing.


Year 1 have been learning how to play Glockenspiels with an accordion accompaniment.


Ordering Number Bonds

Year have been using part-whole models to order number bonds.


Skeleton Leaves


We have been learning about the human skeleton. We drew skeletons with chalk in the playground and filled them with autumn leaves.

Art in Year 1

Year 1 created images using primary and secondary colours.

Year 1 searched for mini beasts

Year 1

Year 1 have been taking part in weekly V.I.P speeches. Here are a few examples.

Police Visit

Year 1 enjoyed a visit from our local police officer. He came to tell us about his work in the community.

Year 1 have been baking. They have weighed the ingredients and melted ingredients to make Easter Chocolate cakes.

Year 1 celebrating more V.I.P speeches about topics they are interested in. The topics below are about dinosaurs and saving the planet.

Pupils in Year 1 enjoyed making plants using different materials and labelling them

Pupils in Year 1 enjoyed some out door learning, discovering our local plants and naming them.

VIP speeches by pupils in Year 1 interested in London and our local swimming pool

Pupils in Year 1 making meaning of maths through images

VIP day about their half term trips to France. Both pupils used power points as a tool to talk about their trips. The class asked them questions after their presentations.

Year 1 went to the pond as part of their environmental learning. They helped place plants into the water.

Year 1 went to Wembury beach to learn all about rockpool sea creatures. They had an interactive lesson with some Wembury visitors who talked and answered questions about our local beaches and wildlife.

Year 1 have been exploring wheels and axles.

Year 1 have been exploring the value of coins.