Holbrook Primary – Year 1

Look what we are learning.

Creative writing 


Every week the children sit down to use their talk for writing skills to recount familiar stories. This week we used many different skills to recount the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We used our set 1,2 and 3 sounds, fred fingers and plurals to help write the story. 

Here is a link to the story for you to read at home: 

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/jack-and-the-beanstalk

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Year 1 assembly

Last week we had a special visitor in Year 1. Lady Godiva came to tell us a story about how she helped the people of Coventry a long time ago. 

All the children in Year 1 will be performing a assembly about her story at the end of this half term. Each class will perform there own and you will be invited to come along to watch. We will notify you of the dates closer to the time. Meanwhile, could you please help your child practise their lines at home.

Thank you

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Once upon a time wow day

The children had a lovely time today following all the clues to help them to solve this terms topic. All the staff in Year 1 had a different item linked to the topic. They had a crown, a tiara, a sword, jewellery, a key, a scroll and a bow and arrow.

We found a map which we had to follow to find the treasure. We went on a hunt and found more clues for our topic. We put all the clues together and found out that our topic is Once upon a time.

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Lady Godiva

In history this term we are learning about significant people from the past who have made a positive impact. We invited Lady Godiva to come and tell us the story about what impact she had on Coventry. 

The legend has it that Godiva, a generous and kind-hearted lady, accepted a challenge from her husband, that if she rode through the streets of Coventry, he would reduce taxes for the people of Coventry. Lady Godiva was brave enough to do it without her veil on (a long time ago this meant that you were naked). 

Her husband the Earl of Mercia was surprised that she went ahead with it and agreed to reduce the taxes and the poor people of Coventry were very greatful.

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