Holy Trinity Church of England

Primary School

Growing Tomorrow's Leaders

Year 1 Barn Owl


Welcome to Year 1 Barn Owl Class!


Welcome to Barn owl class!

If you would like to discuss any aspect of your child’s learning or have any questions or suggestions please feel free to come and see us after school, if you would like a before school meeting this can also be arranged, alternatively pop a note in your child’s contact book or fill in the form below.


The Class Teachers of Barn Owl Class are Mrs Daniel and Mrs Goddard, Assistant to the teachers is Miss Gibbons.

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Term 2 Weeks 1 and 2

Well we have been busy.

The children have had a great start to the term and it was lovely to see our parents support their children with their memory boxes. I heard that the children all had fun and the boxes look amazing.

This week has been full of hard work and fun. In maths we have been learning about using numberli9nes for subtraction. Some found this more challenging than addition so going over it at home is always helpful.

We continued our topic by making our family trees and thinking about our immediate family and people who care for us. They saw some pictures of my family and we had a good chat about them! Can you tell your children some stories about your Grandma and Granddad? How far back can you trace your family tree?

Today, Friday, we had some visitors to school. The children were very excited. We invited 3 elderly people from a care home to talk to the children. The children had thought of some questions to ask them and then we made poppies for Armistice Day with our visitors.

The children were very polite and made Peter, David and Pam feel very welcome. We are hoping that they will come back and visit us soon.

We also had chance to try on WW1 uniforms and learned a little bit of information about why we have a remembrance day.

Have a good weekend.

Remember to try and do the Mathletics homework and play Live Mathletics to win points!



Week 7

This week we have had so much fun. We loved showing the parents our songs and our rap that we have been learning. We hoped you liked our performance poetry!

We have also been busy making junk model dinosaurs and we thought about how a dinosaur would clean his teeth. The children invented ways to do this and recorded them in their books.

Friday was a special art day. We looked at art by Damien Hirst. The children made lots of art and really enjoyed it.

We hope that you have a good half term. Next term the topic is Memory Box. If you want to talk to your children about what games you used to play when you were little, what programmes you watched on the television or if you played computer games what were they- think about how they are different from the ones today or what we experience today. That would be great pre-learning for the children.

I am very proud of how they have coped with the transition from Yr R to Yr 1 so well done Barn Owls!

Week 6

This week we have written our own dinosaur stories. We had to pretend that we had a dinosaur as a pet and thought of all the funny things that would happen. For example, when you are dancing the  dinosaur might  step on your toes, it might squish you up in bed or it could eat all of your food! The children had a lot of fun thinking of their own stories and what may happen. We talked about improving our work with adjectives, describing words and the children were encouraged to use adjectives in their writing.

Today was a geography day where the children learned all about the 7 continents. We sang a song to help us remember and then the class were put into groups to find out information about their groups continent. The looked at the shape of the continent and modelled it in play dough, they made flags and looked on the internet for information.

I hope they had a great week this week and look forward to all the learning next week.

Have a good weekend!

Geography Day. Learning about the 7 Continents

Week 5

What a very busy week for Barn Owls!

For our dinosaur topic the children had a look at dinosaur teeth and found some real ones in the sand outside as they dug and discovered like palaeontologists. The had to classify the teeth into Carnivores ( meat eaters ) and Herbivores ( plant eaters ). We then looked at animals and the things they eat. We made a Venn diagram to show if our animals were Herbivores, Carnivores or Omnivores ( both ).

In Maths they were learning about ordinal numbers like 1st, 2nd, 3rd. We had races and made medals! We also looked at number lines and putting numbers in order.

We were also very lucky to have a Basketball Wow Day. Paul came in to run the workshop. He is 7ft 8 tall and is the tallest professional basketball player in the world. He has played for the famous Harlem Globetrotters. He came in to coach the children dribbling skills, shooting and passing.

They have worked very hard this week. Well done Barn Owls!

Week 4

This week we have been learning all about Mary Anning. She was born in 1799 and was a fossil collector and palaeontologist who became famous for the discoveries she made. Can your child tell you a little bit about her? The children wrote comic strips about her life. We also looked at how big dinosaurs were...and they were very, very big!! We drew a life size Triceratops on the playground in chalk. We measured it out -9 meters long and 4 meters high. The children then had a chance to  then draw their own dinosaurs and measure them. It was dino fun!



Week 3 has been a very creative week. We have finished off painting our fossil which we made out of clay. We have also designed and made our dinosaur sock puppets. Thay were so much fun. Have a look at our creations below.

Also, great news for Barn Owls, we have been Mathletics champions for 2 weeks running now. This means that the children are playing ' live Mathletics ' more than any other class so thank you for that...we love having the trophy!

Mathletics Champions!

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Week 2

What a busy Week! The children have made anomites and fossils out of clay and learned about how fossils are made. They have created a class poem all about dinosaurs and performed it. We also had a great workshop by 'Portals Of The Past' who brought in dinosaur fossils and models of dinosaurs. I'm sure the children would love to tell you all about this. They even had the opportunity to hold a dinosaur egg fossil which had a baby dinosaur fossilised inside.

What a wonderful opportunity for the children. It really brought the topic alive!


Day Two..There was a dinosaur roaming about the school! Watch Out!!

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