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Year 1 - Pine Class 2020-2021

Remembrance Day

We have been learning about the soldiers who lost their lives in the war and we have been thinking about the sacrifice they made for us.

We Will Remember Them.


We had great fun learning how to play hockey with Mr Bourne.  We learned to hold the hockey stick correctly, then we controlled the ball around the hall.

Making 2 Digit Numbers

We used arrow cards to make 2 digit numbers.  The children enjoyed exploring tens and ones and we challenged each other to make a range of different numbers.

Making Poppies

We enjoyed using the outdoor space to create a poppy as part of our Remembrance Day work.  We found some beautiful red leaves and we used pine cones and seeds for the centre of our piece.

Mask Making


Our parents and children have been very busy, working together to make fairytale masks. They cut, they stuck and they got messy as they enjoyed creating these wonderful masterpieces.  Thank you to Darrell Wakelam and all the wonderful parents who joined together to help our children.

National Poetry Day


We have been looking at poetry and learning about rhyme and rhythm.  As part of our lesson, we learnt the Autumn ‘Leaves’ poem by Elsie N Brady.  The children enjoyed learning the poem and they loved finding actions to represent the different lines of the poem.  
Please enjoy our performance...

National Poetry Day 2020

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Measuring in Maths


We have been using cubes to measure the height of our class books.  We found out that the tallest book was 16 cubes tall and the shortest book was only 9 cubes tall.  
Then we worked together to find the difference between the height of the tallest book and the height of the shortest book.

Autumn is Here!


We have been finding out about the changes that take place as we move from the Summer to the Autumn.  We all noticed the change in temperature this week and many of us brought our warm winter coats to school.

We have also been observing the trees and the changes that have taken place over the past 4 weeks.  Some of the trees have started to change colour and their leaves are beginning to fall.  Other trees have produced seeds which have fallen to the floor for us to explore.  We found pine cones and acorns at school and we had fun opening the seeds from the horse-chestnut trees in our community.



We Went on a Bear Hunt


We left the classroom to follow a bear trail in search of a big bear, ‘we weren’t scared’.  We went over a bridge, under an arch and through a narrow path.  We finally found the bear in the shelter, hiding from the sun.

Welcome to Year 1

It has been a pleasure to welcome the children back to school and see how quickly they have settled into their new classroom.  We have been so proud of the work we have seen in this first week and we are looking forward to a fun filled year with this special class of children.  Thank you for all of the hard work you have put in at home, the children are a real credit to you and we look forward to working with you throughout the year.

Our School

For most of us, coming back to school has been really exciting and today we decided to walk around the school grounds to find out what makes Preston Primary a special place to be.
We had a fantastic time walking around the grounds, looking for our favourite parts of the school.  Some of us liked the plants whilst others loved the playground equipment, the pond and the bug hotel.  We had fun drawing pictures in our books.