Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Yorkshire Class

Bethan Woollvin

Ladder Making

Role Play and Map Exploration

What have Yorkshire been doing?

What a first term we've had! It has been so amazing to see how brilliantly the children have settled into Year 1! We have spent a lot of time exploring our Power Of Reading text "Rapunzel," where we have written diary entries, created wanted posters and story maps and have learnt many new high quality words to make our writing exciting. In Maths we have been consolidating our knowledge of numbers within 10 and we have been looking at different methods and strategies to demonstrate our understanding. We have also been creating number bond stories and have even been looking at commutative equations. We have had so much fun exploring different types of materials and their properties in Science and this week we have used lots of junk modelling to create our own ladders for Rapunzel to use. This made us think really carefully about why some materials are suitable and why others aren't. In Geography we have been looking at different types of maps and have even had a go at creating our own. We've created maps of our class room and for Rapunzel's forest where we have also learnt about the points of a compass and why they are so important. We have thoroughly enjoyed our first term together and can't wait to see what's in store for Term 2! 


This Week's Notices 



  • Please ensure that your child’s wellies are labelled and on their pegs all year for Outdoor Learning.
  • Please can you also ensure that your child has the appropriate seasonal P.E kit with every item labelled.
  • Show and Tell will be on a Wednesday for Year 1 each week. If your child wishes to bring in something for Show and Tell please ensure it is linked to our current learning.
  • To ensure our Reading areas are exciting and engaging we would really like to put up some photos of the children reading in a special/comfortable place. We would be really grateful if you could take a photo of your child reading in their favourite place and give it to their class teacher to put up on display. 
  • Just a reminder Reading Records and books need to be returned to school on a Wednesday to be changed and they are then given back out on a Thursday.


Thank you,

The Year 1 Team.