Year 1 have had an exciting week counting down to Christmas! The children have been taking part in lots of fun Christmas themed activities and crafts in their classes. We also want to say well done to the choir children for their amazing singing in the Christmas concert this week, they were fantastic!

In Literacy, we have been completing our unit of work on The Jolly Christmas Postman. The children have used the adjectives they previously thought of to write sentences describing Santa’s workshop. They have also helped to share write a letter to the Jolly Postman asking him questions about his job and wishing him a Happy Christmas. We have also had fun writing Christmas cards to our families.

In Maths, we have continued counting in 2s and 5’s and revised our learning on fact families, finding two addition and two subtraction number sentences for a given number. The children have also enjoyed working on their Christmas math’s activity books, which they can complete at home.

In our Topic lessons, we have continued using the iPads to practice our coding skills to make simple algorithms. We have also been testing our logic and reasoning skills by playing the Christmas Tree Light Up game. We had to use trial and error to move the wires and bulbs to light up the whole Christmas tree. No-one has managed to complete it yet…they could continue to try at home!

Year 1 have had such a great term of learning and we are all very proud of how hard they have worked. The have made fantastic progress and should be proud of their achievements.

Thank you for all of your support this term and we wish you a relaxing and enjoyable holiday with your families.


Merry Christmas!


The Year 1 Team