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Year 1 – Finches

Year 1 – Finches                                                                      Finches logo

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Welcome to Finches page. Details of the work your child will be covering can be found in their communication books or homework books and by following the links below.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need further information in supporting your child at home.

Mrs Hammond


Useful Documents

pdf Year 1 – Spring Topic Web 2018

pdf Year 1 Finches – Autumn Topic Web 2017 (2)

pdf Curriculum Overview for Year 1

pdf Cursive Handwriting at Collingwood

pdf British Values at Collingwood Yr 1 and yr 2

pdf National Curriculum Spelling Lists (yrs 1-6)


Events and Photographs

National Poetry day

In year 1 we learnt the poem ‘sea animals’ for national poetry day. We added in actions to help us remember it and then we performed it to the whole school in our celebration assembly.

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MacMillan Coffee Afternoon

In September, we supported the Macmillan charity to raise money for cancer research. We held a coffee afternoon in the school hall and invited our families.

In our classes we made cakes following recipes and learning about measuring the ingredients accurately.

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Personal Best Wall and TLS’s

At Collingwood every class has a personal best wall. We pick a piece of work we are proud of and that is our own personal best.  We then talk about why we are proud of it.

finches AurasmaIn year 1 we use an app called Aurasma on the iPads to hover over our picture on the personal best wall, it then shows our work on the screen.

We also share our work with our families at our TLC (Termly Learning Conference) meetings. We pick 3 pieces of work, one we are proud of (pink), one we found difficult (yellow) and something we want to work on (green).

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In PE we have been working on holding a balance, ensuring it is held still. We then worked in pairs to copy our partners balance and then give feedback on it.

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We have also been working on the skills linked to throwing and catching. We learnt that we had to watch the beanbag carefully, cup our hands and bring it into our chests.

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We have been learning about seasonal changes and observing our school environment in Autumn. We now understand the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees and we are learning to recognise different trees such as oak, birch, pine and sycamore.

The whole of year 1 went on an Autumn hunt. After that we used what we had collected to make a natural art picture of a deciduous tree in Autumn.

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Continuous Provision

In year 1 we often learn through play. We are set challenges to investigate and explore.

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Hey Ewe

This year our Christmas production was called ‘Hey Ewe’.  It was about a curious sheep who couldn’t fall asleep just in case something exciting was going to happen.  The children performed really well learning their lines and the songs.

Useful Links

Mr Thorne – YouTube Channel