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Jack and the Beanstalk

We have more strange happenings in Year 1 this week (it seems we always have visitors and dramas during our lessons, doesn't it?).

We had a HUGE package delivered and it was so heavy, Mrs Riordan had to bring it in on a trolley! We were amazed when we opened it; inside was a letter from Jack and 42 bottles of various potions!

In his letter, Jack told us that he had been captured by the giant at the top of the beanstalk in our classroom. He asked us if we could make a sleeping potion to send the giant to sleep so that he could escape and return home to his mum, Mary.

Fortunately, we have been learning all about capacity this week and we all know how to measure liquid in ml, so we were able to follow the recipe cards and measure out the potions accurately.

Well done Year 1 - you really impressed me with your careful measuring. Let's hope the sleeping potion works and we can help Jack.


This week we have been learning all about capacity. We have been estimating, predicting and measuring liquid in cups. We learnt that the tallest jug/container doesn't always have the largest capacity!

Counting in Multiples

This term we have been learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. The children have been solving multiplication and division problems using objects, pictures and arrays.

We have really enjoyed singing along to the video clip below to help us remember important facts.




Workout & Count | Skip Count by 2's, 5's and 10's | Count Backwards | Jack Hartmann

Number Bonds to 20

Now we have cracked those number bonds to 10, we have started to learn number bonds to 20. The children quickly realised that if they know their number bonds to 10, they also know them to 20 - you just have to add on 10!  And as always, to help us remember, we have a little song that we enjoy singing along to whilst playing our air guitars!

Number Bonds to 10

We have been learning number bonds to 10 by heart! The children love singing along to this song!


This week, we have been learning to subtract with the Cookie Monster! We used cookies to work out our calculations and we even got to eat our answers!

Learning to spell numbers one - twenty

This week we have been learning to write numbers 1 -20 in words and we have loved singing along to this song! The children especially like counting the zeros in a TRILLION!                                          1,000,000,000,000