Year 1

Welcome to Class 1 McNaughton. The class teacher is Mrs Foster and the teaching assistant is Miss Karen. Please check on the website every Friday for weekly updates but also for the weekly homework. Enjoy!

Class Updates

Friday 17th January

Happy Friday everyone! Week two of 2020 and what a rainy one it has been. We’ve had a great week and the children are excited to relax this weekend!

To start our week, we were lucky enough to visit the toy museum at Fulham Palace. It was such a great start to the week and the children really enjoyed comparing all of the toys throughout the ages, making their own and a visit to the park!

In English, we have been working on the features of the text ‘We all went on safari’. We have unpicked the text and from this innovated it and created our very own story. Our challenge was to make sure we remembered to use capital letters for those nouns!

In our Maths lessons, we have continued counting on from different numbers and have used tens frames and part whole models to show different ways of making a number. Towards the end of the week we moved on to problem solving to help deepen our learning.

During our RE lesson, we have been learning about Gods wonderful world. We discussed the positives and negatives of human behaviour and from this discussed how WE can make a difference in looking after this beautiful world we live in.

In Art, we have been looking at landscapes! We learnt how to start with a background and then slowly build up to what is straight in front of us. We decided it would be a great idea to link in with our English theme of Safari and create a very own Tanzanian Safari landscape. We created a merge of colours for the Tanzanian sky, charcoal for the trees and birds then we carefully cut out a silhouette of an animal of our choice. We thought carefully about where we would place these and all of us were happy with our final outcome.

In Spanish, we have been learning the days of the week and putting them in the correct order.

We finished off the week with Music, Gymnastics and a visit to the life bus where we learnt about how to look after our bodies!

Please find homework on Donaldsons page

Thanks for a great week and to all of our helpers on the trip!


Mrs Foster

Friday 10th January

Happy Friday everyone! Week one of 2020 is complete!

In English, we eased ourselves back in by working on a variety of SpaG lessons, comprehensions and handwriting. We started a new story called ‘We all went on Safari’ a counting journey through Tanzania by Laurie Krebs.

We also reminded ourselves how much we have learnt this year so far. Some of us were really shocked how much we have grown and it was lovely to see the children so proud of their journey in Year One so far!

In our Maths lessons, we have been counting on from 10. We used a tens frame doing this, we then moved on to problem solving which was tricky but we used our positive mind-set and teamwork.

During our RE lesson, we looked at the Creation Story. We learnt that Christians believe that God created the world in seven days, on the seventh day he rested.

In Art, we learnt about a famous artist called Vincent Van Gogh. We looked at his style of Art and a popular piece called ‘Starry Night’. We decided it would be great to have a go at our own versions. It took us such a long time which made us think deeply into how much time and effort Van Gogh put into his work.

In Humanities, we have started to look at toys from the past and present and decided we loved the toys made during 1990-2020.

We finished off the week with Music, Gymnastics and a visit to the library!

Homework Week 1

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Foster

Friday 20th December

Dear parents and carers,
Merry Christmas everyone! We have made it and what a great Autumn Term we have had.  The time has flown by and I’m pleased to say that the children are well and truly settled into life in Year 1 and I am really looking forward to lots of exciting topics in the New Year.

Thank you so very much for the voucher and gifts, it was very kind of you all.  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best for 2020.There is no homework for over the Christmas holidays which I’m sure will be a welcomed relief for many! Please do keep reading individual books and go on live Mathletics if you wish.  See you on Tuesday 7th January.

Mrs Foster

Friday 13th December

Dear parents and carers,

The homework for this week is available here. This is the last homework of 2019 as it will not be set over the Christmas holiday which I’m sure the children (and parents) will be delighted about! Reading books will continue to be changed next week on Monday and Thursday as usual.

It’s been a very busy week in Year One! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on stage dressed as wonderful stars for the KS1 Nativity. The children were amazing and I was blown away by their incredible singing and wonderful dancing with excellent wiggling!

In English we have been learning to add the -un prefix to words to change the meaning, for example happy becomes unhappy. In Maths we have been learning to represent numbers to 20 in different ways including drawing pictures, recording on a tens or twenties frame or on a part whole model. Some of us even went onto partition numbers into tens and ones.

In RE we have been identifying who King Herod was and comparing his characteristics with The Grinch. This lead nicely into our DT Day nativity scene boxes which we started a little earlier than other classes. First we planned our design with the materials available in mind. Then we decorated the background and floor, followed by creating the stable! We loved every minute of it!

Next week the festivities continue with the KS1 Christmas Party on Tuesday afternoon and the Christmas Church Service on Friday.

Thanks and have a great weekend,

Mrs Foster

Friday 6th December

Dear parents and carers,

The homework for this week is available here.  Please note, the sentence writing part of the homework is optional this week as DT homework has been set.  Please design your nativity scenes in preparation for DT Day next week (which is available here and can be found in book bags).  Year One will be starting DT Day on Tuesday 10th December so please send shoe boxes and materials in by Tuesday morning.

The Nativity is on Wednesday 11th December so please keep practising the songs over the weekend!   Many thanks to those who have sent costumes in already, please keep sending them in.  Our class need white tops, white leggings (with white tights underneath if preferred) and gold tinsel.

In English this week, we have been using the –s and –es suffixes for plurals and the –un prefix to change the meaning of words, for example kind becomes unkind.  Next week we will be writing ‘Beware of the Big Bad Wolf!’ posters.

In Maths this week, we have been learning to name and identify 3D shapes including spheres, cubes, cuboids, cylinders, square based pyramids.  We went onto identify the 2D  shapes found on 3D shapes, for example 1 square and 4 triangles can be found on a square-based pyramid.  We also sorted shapes according to their properties.  Next week we will be revising Place Value which will involve making and representing numbers to 20 and beyond.

In Humanities we have been learning about how cars have changed over time.  We looked at a photo of the first car and were surprised to notice that it had no roof and had three wheels instead of four!  We then found out about how cars used to be made by hand until Henry Ford developed factories to mass produce cars on a grand scale, making them cheaper to make and buy.  Next week, we will be learning about space travel!

Thanks and have a great weekend,
Mrs Foster


Please click here for this weeks homework.