Whittlefield Primary School

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Tabor Street, Burnley, Lancashire BB12 0HL

Year 1

Welcome to our Year One Class page. Our teacher is Mrs. Nicholson and we are helped by Mrs. Whittam.

It has been an exciting start to Year One as we have been given a brand new classroom that, with the help of all the children, now feels like our own! We discussed what we would like in our classroom including areas for learning, resources and learning tools. The children labelled their own trays where they will keep all of their things as this helps them to become independent and they have produced some lovely work to go on display.

Together, we made a class agreement which will help our classroom to be a safe, fun and an enjoyable place to learn and play.

  • We will have kind words and hands.
  • We will put our hands up.
  • We will walk around the classroom.
  • We will leave our loud voices outside.
  • We will share our things.
  • We will take care of our things.

Please come and visit our class page to see all the exciting things we have been up to! 

Spring Term


We have been doing lots of number problem solving this half term and now we are learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s!




We have been reading Jack and the Beanstalk. We ordered the different parts of the story, retold the story and then we began to think about how we could change the story by working in groups to share ideas. 




Fire Visit

In Spring 1 we learnt all about The Great Fire of London! The fire brigade came to tell us all about their jobs and how it is different to 1666. We even recreated the great fire of London by making our own houses from boxes and setting the bakery on fire. We watched how quickly the fire spread. 



World book day

We had a PJ day for world book day and throughout the day we took part in ‘drop everything and read’ which was fun because Year 1 LOVE reading! We also had a delivery to our class – some pet fish! Year 1 named the fish Flame and Pop. We will be sure to take care of them and feed them every day!



We are learning all about plants. We have prepared a garden area in our outdoor area ready to plant lots of lovely flowers for the Summer term. In class, we dissected some plants to discover all the different parts and their jobs. We have looked at the lifecycle of a plant and we have even begun to grow our own beans and have taken them home to look after them over the Easter break! 




Autumn Term


In Maths we focused on number work and understanding the number system. 





We have been practising retelling stories and writing sentences. We had a brilliant day for Roald Dahl Day and we even met Willy Wonka!






The children have been busy with their weekly challenges in their classroom provision. 



Year 1 Archive
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