Lansdowne Place, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3RY

01788 575328

Year 1 Polar Bears 2016-2017


Miss Lee

Mrs Hague



Look at how Year 1 contributed towards our school vision.

Click on the picture to view our animoto.

To support the children's learning, Year 1 went to Gaydon.  Have a look at what they saw.

Science Week With Year 1


Please click the picture below to access the PowerPoint from the KS1 Parents Maths meeting.

 Learning Challenge 4

Where do, and did, the wheels on the bus go?

KS1 Geography: use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries

KS1 History:  Developing an awareness of the past and the ways in which it is similar to and different from the present



Where do we live and what’s so special about it?


How far have you travelled around the United Kingdom?


How many different ways could you travel around our country?


Has it always been easy to travel around our country?


How have cars, buses, trains and bicycles changed since your grandparents were little?


Can you design and make a vehicle that can move?


World Book Day. 

Have a look at us in our favourite book character outfits!




Year 1 love to read!  Some of us came into school in our PJ's and with our teddies for an evening of sharing our favourite stories. We really enjoyed our hot chocolate and biscuits.

Spring Term 2017 - Learning Challenge 3

What has changed since my grandparents were young?

KS1 History Changes within living memory


  What was Grandma and Granddad's day at like at school?


 What sort of phone did our Grandparents use?


 Were the Beatles really better that 'One Direction'?


 What sort of television programmes would Grandparents have watched?


 Would my Grandparents have gone to MacDonalds for their birthday parties?


 What would have been on my Grandparents' Christmas list?


 What style of clothes would your Grandparents have worn when they were your age?


 Reflection: Have all the changes been for the better?



Autumn 2 Learning Challenge 2

Where do the leaves go to in the winter?


KS1 Geography: identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom

LC1: Why are there so many leaves on the ground?

LC2: What changes do we see in our country with each season?

LC3: What would you need to do to become the next weather presenter?

LC4: How can you create patterns using leaves in the style of William Morris?

LC5: After listening to music entitled the 'Four Seasons', can you create your own music which captures different weather patterns?

LC6: Why are so many of the things you enjoy doing dependent on the time of year and the weather?

Reflection: Pupils presenting the weather.

Suggested texts:

'Leaf Man' by Lois Ehlert.

'We're going on a leaf hunt' by Steve Metzger.

Welcome to Year 1!

We have been settling into our new classroom and routines over the last few days. Year 1 is very different from Reception, so it's a lot for us to get used to but we are doing a super job!

 This half term our learning challenge is 'Why can't a Rhino live in the North Pole?', which is what most of our work will be based around. To kick start our topic we had a special delivery all the way from the Kalahari Dessert in Africa...

Sunny the Meerkat has come to stay with us in our classroom to help us learn all about animals that live in hot climates. We have also been reading the story Meerkat Mail, which is all about Sunny's adventures as he finds somewhere new to live!

 We have drawn some fantastic pictures of Meerkats, thought about what we already know about them AND researched new information using the Ipads and fact files. We have found out some interesting facts about Meerkats!

In our English lessons we will be exploring our text with lots of exciting reading, writing and role play opportunities! It's going to be an exciting half term!


In Science this half term we are exploring animals that live in much colder climates! We are looking at both the North and South poles and how the animals that live there adapt to their habitats. We will be finding out how Penguins and Polar Bears stay warm in all of that snow and ice!


General Information

 Our PE times are Tuesday and Friday mornings so please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school for both of those days.

Homework is given out on a Friday and must be returned by Wednesday.

Spellings are also given out on a Friday and books must be in by Thursday for new ones to be stuck in.  

Click HERE to view our Parents Meeting PowerPoint.

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