Holbrook Primary – Year 1

Look what we are learning.

Diwali – Online information.


Computers are a great way of finding out lots of information.  Today in computing we are using the skills we have learned this half term to log on to the computer, use headphones and click on a link from the blog to find out all about the festival of Diwali that takes place over the holiday next week.

Discovery education can be used at home, but you need to log in, but in school we can go directly.

Espresso – All about Diwali

These links can be accessed at home.

More Diwali information – NGFW

Cbeebies Diwali Story & Information

BBC Bitesize – Diwali


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In maths this week we have been learning about measures of length and height. We have been learning the correct vocabulary to compare length and height.

Today we used non standard units of measure to check the height and length of objects using straws, rulers, dominoes and other objects.




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2D shapes

In maths we have been learning to name and describe 2D shapes. We have been using different words to describe the shapes.


We played guess the shape game in pairs.


We sorted shapes by there similarities and differences.


We sorted true and false statements about 2D shapes.



Tomorrow we will be moving onto recognising 2D shapes in our environment. Which shapes can you see on the way to school?

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Henri Matisse art work!

Today in science we took inspiration from Henri Matisse to create an Autumn picture. Look at these wonderful abstract images of what we think Autumn looks like, well done year 1.


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Sound mats

Over the next few days the children in Year 1 will be going home with a sound mat with set 1, 2 and 3 sounds to keep. Please practice the sounds at home with your child as often as possible.


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Thank you :)

This week in RE we have been thinking about what we are grateful for and how it is important to say thank you. We made cards to say thank you to the important people in our lives 🙂



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Making superheroes

As part of the children’s homework, we have set a challenge to make a superhero from any material at home. Look at our superhero family so far!


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Henri Matisse

In art we have been learning about the artist Henri Matisse and looking at his work. We all created an abstract picture in the style of his work. We had so much fun being artists.






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This week in RE we have been learning about how we can look after the world. What can you do to take care of the world?



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