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Year 1A – Adventure

Hello and welcome to Adventure Class!

We believe learning should an adventure and this term we have been learning about how to be ‘ready to learn’ and the characteristics of good learners. We have decided learners need to brave and responsible. We have explored different feelings and the choices we can make that will help us to learn.

Autumn Term Highlights So Far…

The children have settled well into the expectations of Year 1. We have focused on building upon their learning from reception using our phonics knowledge to write labels and captions and focusing on our numbers 1-10. We have been developing our independence and resilience to challenge through encouraging the children to ‘have a go’ before asking for help.


This term we have been learning about the Cave. We were very lucky to have Hywell Roberts (co-author of Uncharted Territories) come into our class and take us on an imaginary journey up the mountain to the cave. It was amazing to see the children engaged in sharing their ideas about our journey and working together to solve story-based problems. Following this session, we have created our own fairy tale forest in class, exploring the jobs and roles needed in our woods. We have shared and enjoyed some traditional fairy tales.

KS1 Reading Morning

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit from children’s author Neil Griffiths and our Parent Reading Journal Session. The children loved having their grown ups spend time in class helping them to prepare and share their own reading journals. Undoubtedly, the highlight was our story assembly in which Neil shared some of his wonderful stories!

Skipping Workshop

The children faced the challenge of learning to skip. We really enjoyed working with learners from Year 6 who helped us break down the skill  of skipping and supported us when it felt too tricky. It was lovely to see so many in adventure class keep on trying with a big smile on their face!