Brooklands Primary School

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Year 1

Year 1 Class Teacher

Schools Direct Student


Mrs. Gina Banks


Miss. Annaliese Law

Spellings for the Summer term 1:

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Welcome back to the summer term 1 and what a truly exciting term this will be! On Wednesday Year 1 are looking forward to their trip to the Horniman Museum where they will enjoy a workshop called 'Toys from around the World'. They will also have the opportunity to see the famous Aquarium and the new exhibition there called 'The Rainbow Revealed'. 


Also this term, they will be making their own Traction Man animations and completing their Puppet projects ready to preform and showcase their learning at the 'Out of this World' theme park in the summer 2 term. 

Welcome back to spring term 2 and a new project… This term we will be starting an exciting new topic all based around Toys, a project that is sure to be ‘Out of this World’!!!



Dinosaur Day was a huge success, with many parents impressed with our beautifully handcrafted Factosaurus Dinosaur Books, and replica fossils and dinosaur claws they bought from the souvenir shop.


The children and grownups also had a frighteningly good time in the Dinosaur activity room where they dared to drink dinosaur flavoured drinks, play detective by searching for and identify different types of dinosaurs in the feely boxes, getting creative when making dinosaurs out of playdough and lego, enjoying the fun in the Dinosaur small world, winning dinosaur themed games and even digging for real fossils in the archaeological area.  



Here are some of the photos from our trip to Crystal Palace Park where we enjoyed doing observational drawings of the gigantic Victorian models as well as enjoying a roarsome time in the swing park.


We will also be holding a ‘Dinosaur Day’ on Wednesday 7th February, where we will be inviting parents and carers to view all of our fantastic learning from this project. Watch this space!


This week we are enjoying the creative side of writing and exploring instruments through performance poetry. We have also looked at rhyming words, onomatopoeia, repetition and rhythm.


Welcome back to a new term and a new year! 2018 has some really exciting things in store, including a trip to Crystal Palace Park on Wednesday 31st January 2018, to look at the Dinosaur models made in the Victorian times and to learn how Mary Anning made scientific discoveries that helped palaeontologists discover how dinosaurs actually looked when they walked the Earth.


With Christmas fast approaching, we are also in the middle of learning lots of new songs to perform at our Christmas Nativity performance- Donkey for Sale.


Here we are performing ‘Sing it High, Sing it Low’.

It might be the end of term, but here we are doing our very best singing to Father Christmas. We are super excited!!!

We also visited Blackheath Conservatoire where we enjoyed doing a range of Art activities including making clay fossils, wax crayon paintings, marbled dinosaurs and Modroc fossil footprints.


We have been working hard in English learning about Dinosaurs, writing facts and discovering what wiped out the dinosaurs from Earth. Visit our class and read our books to find out more!

This term saw the beginning of a very BIG project indeed, DINOSAURS!

On our first day back at school, we went for an archaeological dig to hunt for dinosaur bones, it was amazing what we found in the grounds of our very own school.


Our Secret Seven Day

At the end of our Enid Blyton project, we dressed as the Secret Seven children and enjoyed a day of solving mysteries and luckily getting a delicious reward at the end of it!



Year 1 have had an excellent start to their Enid Blyton project including asking lots of questions about the author, making lollipop-stick puppets to act out parts of the story, writing HELP letters from the Secret Seven and even creating Wanted Posters, so Lennie Wilson the crooked criminal can be caught by the Police.


Next week they’ll step into the role of a Police officer, to solve the mystery of the great train robbery and catch the villains responsible for the stolen money. This will involve collecting important evidence and clues, writing Police reports and solving the mysterious disappearance of the missing Museum goods.


In Maths, they have been delving into the world of numbers, looking at the language surrounding addition and subtraction and even making the symbols using their bodies. They have compared numbers using more than and less than, as well as learning about the importance of place value e.g. digits, hundreds, tens and units and counting on and backwards.

Having completed a few investigative problems they are also becoming confident problem solvers using strategies such as trial and error, draw a picture, act it out and reasoning logically.

During the Big Fractions Challenge they also had a lot of fun ‘finding halves’ of cakes, pizzas, shapes, bananas, the class and even jelly babies. Needless to say this was a very successful day. Their learning is now displayed on the stairwell display boards to the KS2 classes so feel free to take a look.



In Geography, they have been describing Greenwich Park using their geographical language and discussing the man-made elements and obviously all the natural aspects of the park. Next they will be focusing on Blackheath Village and making comparisons between the two.


Art has been very successful so far and it is clear we have some budding artist in Year 1. Concentrating on the painting techniques of Iris Scott, they have been exploring the marks made using finger painting as well as observational pictures of Scamper the Dog from the Secret Seven. The following stage will see Year 1 combine the techniques to produce some beautiful finger paintings of Scamper the dog.


In Science, we have had a real focus on the scientific skills needed to complete a whole experiment e.g. asking questions, making predictions and careful observations and discussing the results. Imagine the children’s delight when they were asked to investigate how the gradient of a slope affects the speed of a toy car. They had so much fun and were so engaged, it was a difficult one to pack away!


In French they have been practising some well-known songs (all will be revealed in their class assembly in a few weeks) as well as learning about basic greetings and numbers.

Phonics has been a jam packed adventure of letters, sounds and words and here is a link to the Jolly Phonics song to support their learning of all the phonemes they need to know.

Is your child reading every day? We do ask children to change their coloured books every day and to read every day at home. Can you also support us by getting your child to utilise Bug Club? If you are having trouble logging in, please email us for accurate login details as some children have had difficulty.

 Year one have had a great start to the school year. They have all agreed to work hard this year....


Come back soon to find out more about what they have been doing!