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Handa's Surprise


In Spring 1 term, we have learnt the story of Handa's Surprise. Here is the start of the story:

"Handa put seven delicious fruits in a basket for her friend Akeyo. She will be surprised, thought Handa, as she set off for Akeyo's village. I wonder which fruit she will like the best? Will she like the soft yellow banana or..."


We have read information texts all about animals. 


We have made fruit salads with some of Handa's fruit!


Number and place value


Properties of shapes



In Year 1 we like to use practical activities to strengthen the understanding of concepts. 


Using our iPads during a maths lesson.


To be able to identify and name a variety of common animals.

Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals.

To name animals by what they eat - herbivore, carnivore and omnivore.


We will also observe the changes across the four seasons.


DT / Engineering

We have made a fruit salad.

We have cut, peeled, grated and chopped a range of fruits.



We have printed with a range of hard and soft materials.

        We have created simple printing blocks and designed repetitive patterns.


Animal printing and painting

Animal printing and painting 1


To make good use of a range of resources when improvising and composing on various instruments.

RRS: Article 13 (Freedom of expression): Children have the right to freedom of expression [which] includes the right to share information in any way they choose.



We have learned about Sikhism (Dharam) and think about how people find out about God.

RRS: Article 14 (Freedom of thought, conscience and religion): Children have the right to think and believe what they want and to practise their religion.


Weather Report

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Weather Report

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