Home Page

Yew Class (Year 1)

We have certainly had a busy and exciting second half of Autumn term.  Firstly we learnt all about The Gunpowder Plot and why Guy Fawkes and his friends disliked King James. 


Next we moved on to finding out about different festivals celebrated around the world. We learnt about Diwali, Chinese New Year, Holi Festival and Rio Carnival. In our literacy lessons we travelled to all the different countries to find out about each festival and the celebrations linked to them. We then wrote postcards, fact files and diary entries about our experiences. We discovered lots of new facts and looked at similarities and differences between each of the celebrations.

Half way through the term we celebrated our learning by having a food festival. A great time was had by us all and we got to try food from all around the world. Can you ask your child if they remember any of the foods you tried? Lots of us were brave and tried foods we had never tasted before. The different cheeses and olives were definitely the most popular amongst us.


In Science we have been learning about our 'Senses' and we have been doing exciting activities both in the classroom and in the playground using our senses.


In Maths we have been practising our addition and subtraction skills. Learning about the different coins we have and practising making different amounts with them. We have also been using direct comparison and non-standardised measures to weigh and measure the length of objects.


Towards the end of the half term we have been working hard at practising our songs and dances ready for our Christmas performances. Everyone has been trying so hard with these and our teachers have been super impressed with the confidence we have been showing in our rehearsals – well done everybody!

Add block

Christmas Production

Welcome to Yew Class



We've had a brilliant first week in Yew class and are settling in very well.  We have been working really hard as a class team! It was really exciting being able to go out for a morning break – we all really enjoyed this. We also spent time sharing our spades with each other – I think some of us have come back to school for a rest! Thank you for putting in so much time and effort. 


Our topic this half term is 'Food and Farms' and we will be completing lots of fun and interesting work for our topic books. On Friday we had our 'Topic Launch' which was very fun! The class took part in various activities such as guess the vegetable, role play, outdoor learning and Art. Next week we have the farm coming to visit us at school – we cannot wait for this.

We will be looking at the animals that live on farms and the different farms around the world. In Science we will be looking at the wants and needs of animals.


In Maths, we will be working hard at doubling numbers and finding number bonds that make 10 and 20! In Literacy, we have lots of exciting writing planned based around the stories of Rosie’s Walk, The Enormous Turnip and Bob the Banana!


We are all very much looking forward to this terms learning!

Our Year 1 Team