Year 1



The Dog Trust workshop

Year 1 had a visitor from the Dog Trust who taught us how to be ‘Dog Smart’ and how to behave around our dogs, such as being calm and giving a dog space.




Year 1 History off the page 

Year 1 learnt all about old toys during our exciting History off the Page workshop. We got to play with a range of old toys, such as toys made from tin, wood and even homemade toys.  We then became archaeologists and discovered long lost toys and sorted them. Finally, we learnt how to make our own toys to take home.


Maths week

As part of Maths week, Year 1 had the opportunity to put their reasoning skills and shape knowledge to the test and create different pictures using a wide range of 2-D shapes. This required excellent teamwork and Year 1 had lots of fun trying to make the different shapes.


Creative Writing Day 

Year 1 explored the world under the sea and wrote fantastic poems, letters and descriptions based on the book, Flotsam.


Field trip to the park 

As part of our Geography topic, Year 1 went on a trip to the local park to learn about maps. We had a map of the park, but some of the symbols were missing. We walked around the park to see which symbols we needed to add to our maps, and drew the symbols on. 

Black History Month Workshop

Year 1 learnt a traditional story and about different foods that can be found in other parts of the world, such as coconuts from the Caribbean.



Year 1 Plants Assembly 

This week, 1F performed a whole school assembly all about plants. We learnt about the lifecycle of a plant, the difference between trees and other plants and why they are so important. The children of 1F did a fantastic job, but why are there two Mr Finches? 

Year 1 trip to the Ramgarhia Gurdwara Temple

Year 1 had the opportunity to go a Gurdwara Temple and learnt all about what is inside a Gurdwara, what it means to be a Sikh and to believe in Sikhism.



Parents listening to their children read in EYFS


Maths Week

Year 1 really enjoyed taking part in so many different activities during Maths week. We practiced our 2 times tables on Maths Rockstars, had parents to come and watch our Maths and No Problem lessons and took part in challenging Problem Solving puzzles! 


February 2019

Craft Club

At Hallsville we love the different activities we can do during break time. This is just a taster of what we do with Angie and Carol in Craft Club. 


Year 1 making fruit salads! 

As part of our Design Technology topic, 1A and 1F created different fruit salads. The children had previously talked about what makes a good fruit salad and had draw their own designs. The children selected their fruit and carefully cut it and placed it in their cups. Afterwards the children got to try them and say what was good about them and how they would improve them next time.

December 2018


This year’s Hallsville Nativity Shine Star Shine saw Big Star struggle to find her shine. With the help of the small stars, the shepherds, kings and Mary and Joseph she finally found her shine in Bethlehem. The staff were so proud to see the children enjoy themselves as they performed to a packed hall of parents and carers.