January 2022 in Year 1

In Maths we have been learning about the shapes. We explored the difference between a line and a shape and then went outside to see if we could find any 2D shapes in our playground.  

We also learnt about the difference between 2D and 3D shapes and started to learn the names for them. We used of knowledge of spotting shapes to then help us complete a puzzle, we had to look at the different colours and the side lengths to help us work out how to create the 2D shapes.

In English we have been reading the story ‘Frog and Stranger’ by Max Velthuijs, we thought about the different characters you meet in the story and also looked at how the use the conjunctions ‘and’ and ‘because’ to extend our sentences. Alongside this we have also began to look at how to use the prefix un- and how to add it to root words.


In our Topic lessons we have been learning about the life of Beatrix Potter, we used a timeline to sequence the events of her life and learnt how to read dates. We have also started to learn about African drums and the different ways they can be used in song.