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Coningsby St Michael's Church of England Primary School

Believe. Aspire. Succeed.


Welcome to Year 1!


Welcome to 1P's class page. Miss Plaskitt is our class teacher and we also have Miss Marshall to help us with our learning. Please check back to this page as it will be regularly updated.

Term 5

Will it snow this Summer?


This is the question we will be exploring in English, Science and Geography! We are going to use non fiction books in English to explore facts about weather, we are going to become weather forecasters in Geography and explore how the weather affects what we can and can't do. In Science we are going to explore the seasons and find out what weather we can usually expect in each season. Our English this term, will also include some Poetry linked to the Seasons. We will be exploring the book Out and About by Shirley Hughes. 


In RE we are looking at Christian places of worship, we will explore altars, fonts and candles and their significance and importance to Christians. We will explore the celebrations that happen in a Church. 


Our computing this term will be all about data handling. We will be grouping and sorting. 

Our Church School Value this term is...





We will explore the following questions:


1. What does the bible teach us about forgiveness?

2. Have you ever made a mistake?

3. Do we have to forgive and forget?

4. Why does God forgive us?

5. Who do you need to forgive?

Our Bible Story of the term is..


The Lords Prayer - Matthew 6: 9-13

"The Lord's Prayer" Song - Our Father in Heaven - Brother Francis

"Our Father, Who Art In Heaven". Song from Brother Francis episode 1, "Let's Pray".This episode contains:➤ "The Sign of the Cross": a catchy tune about an i...

Week 1

In Maths today, we focussed on counting in 10s. We created groups of 10 using dienes and numicon and counted in 10s to find out how many we had altogether. 

In English today, we explored the difference between fiction and non fiction books. We then looked at our class text together to explore the features of a non fiction book. We had a look at some more non fiction books and tried to find examples of the different features. 

In Geography, we watched a weather report and discussed the different types of weather that we know. We then used our knowledge of the four countries in the UK to forecast the weather in those countries. 

Week 2

In Maths today, we started to explore making equal groups. 

In PE we worked super hard to complete a high intensity fitness circuit. 

In Maths we have been adding equal groups. We counted in 2s, 5s and 10s to help us find the answer. 

Week 3

In Science this week, we thought about how the weather changes throughout the year and how this can effect what we do. We discussed what the weather is like in each season and the different activities that we might do. 

In Maths we have been looking at arrays. We have been making our own arrays and talking about what we can see in each row and column. We have been counting in ours 2s, 5s and 10s to help us find out how many there are altogether. 

In Maths we have started to look at doubling numbers to 20. Today we used practical equipment to find our doubles. 

Week 4

In English we have been looking at poetry. Last week, we explored how play makes us feel by playing in sand, mud and water. Today, we thought of different vocabulary to describe our play to help us write our own poems. 

In Maths, we began exploring how to group objects. 

Our maths today was all about sharing into equal groups. We worked with a partner to complete the challenges!

Term 4


This term we are using the text Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers to inspire our learning. 


In Geography we will be finding out all about where we live, learning our address, naming the four countries of the UK and exploring compass points.


In Science we are finding out all about plants and trees. We are going to be able to identify and name some trees and wild plants. We will be exploring the school grounds to find different types of plants and trees. 


In Art we will be taking inspiration from one of the characters in the story Lost and Found who is a penguin. We will explore different media to draw and make different penguins. 


In RE we are continuing to learn about Islam. We will be finding out about where and how Muslims worship. We will find out about prayer rituals and what Muslims do in a mosque. 

Our Church School Value this term is...





We explore the following questions in worship:

  • What does it mean to be thankful?
  • What does it mean to take someone or something for granted?
  • What are we thankful for within our school community.


We will also explore the story of Easter during our worship times. 

Our Bible story of the term is ...


Psalm 100 - v1-5

Week 1

In Maths today, we ordered numbers from smallest to largest. We used our knowledge of tens and ones to help us. 

In PE this week we looked at how to dribble a football in different directions and how to stop a football with control. 

Today is Two's day! 22.2.22 All the twos! We counted and danced along to the 2s song, made pictures using only 2 colours and made a model with 22 art straws in 22 minutes!

Week 2

In PE this week, we focussed on our passing skills and continued to demonstrate how to stop a football with control. 

In Computing this term we are creating digital art. This week we looked at the artwork of Piet Mondrian. We worked in pairs on iPads to recreate his style of work focussing on how we could draw lines on our screens. 

In Maths this week, we have been comparing the length and height of different objects using shorter, longer and taller.

In RE we looked at the importance of prayer for Muslims. We had to sort pictures of objects and prayer rituals under the headings, One God, Straight path, Harmony and Guidance. We had to give reasons for our choices.

In Maths today we explored how we could use non-standard units to measure length.

In Art today, we made clay penguins.

Week 3


This week in PE we were learning to strike the ball into the goal. 

In Maths we worked with a partner to measure objects using cubes. Then we compared our two objects to see which was shorter and which was longer.

Week 4

This week in Science, we look at the parts of a plant. We used junk modelling to create our own plants and labelled the parts. 

In Maths, we used balancing scales to explore weight. We used the language heavier and lighter. 

Week 5

This week in Maths we are exploring capacity and volume. Today we used the language full, nearly full, half full, nearly empty and empty to describe volume. We also identified which containers had the most and the least. 

Today we measured capacity by exploring how many smaller containers would fill a large container. 

In Geography we looked at the four main points of a compass. We thought of different ways we could remember them and gave each other instructions to follow.

Week 6

This week in PE, we recapped and practised all of the football skills that we have learnt this term. We then used our skills in small games of football. 

In Science this week, we looked at the different types of trees. We found out the difference between an evergreen tree and a deciduous tree and we went outside to explore the trees that we could see. We also used our digital computing skills to take photos and thought about the importance of keeping a camera still.

Term 3


This term in science we are learning all about animals. We will find out what makes a fish a fish, a bird a bird and a mammal a mammal. We will also explore amphibians and reptiles too. We are going to find out which animals are carnivores, omnivores and herbivores. We will be sorting and classifying. Some of our scientific investigations will be in the Mystical Garden. I wonder which animals we might encounter there?


In Geography we are finding the North Pole, South Pole and the equator. We will use maps and globes to help us. We are going to find out about each of these areas and decide which of these destinations we'd like to go to. We will also explore the learning question: Can meerkats live at the North Pole?


RE this term is all about Islam. We will explore what Muslim's believe about God. What it means to be a Muslim and Muslim's are helped and guided with their faith. We will explore stories from the Qur'an about the prophet Muhammad. 


In Art we will be exploring the art work of the author and illustrator Eric Carle. We will explore the techniques he uses to create his pictures in the story Polar Bear Polar Bear what do you hear? We will create our own versions of different animals. 

Our Church School Value this term is...




We will explore the following in our worship times:

In what ways did Jesus show compassion?

In what ways can you show compassion?

In what way does Coningsby St Michael's show compassion?

How can we show more compassion to others?

Our bible story of the term is Feeding the 5000.

Jesus Feeds the 5,000

Animated Bible story for kids based on John 6:5-13.

Week 1


This week we talked about what we know about animals. Then we went to find animals in their natural environment in the Mystical Garden. We found snails, worms, birds, chickens and goats. 

Science - Animals

Week 2 

In Maths this week we have been adding numbers to 20. We used our number bonds to explore how we could add by making 10 first. 

This week, we learnt about the importance of the Christingle Celebration in the Christian Faith. In small groups, we made our own Christingle using an orange, a candle, a red ribbon and dried fruit and sweets. We found out about the meaning of each part. 

Week 3

In Science this week, we investigated different ways that we could sort animals. 

In Maths this week, we have been subtracting numbers to 20. Today we looked at finding the difference by creating our own bar models.

Week 4

In Maths this week we have been looking at related number facts. Today, we used part whole models to write as many related number facts as we could. 

In Art we have been looking at the work of Eric Carle. We have explored how we can use rollers, paintbrushes and sponges to create artwork in a similar style. We used some of these methods to create our class peacock.

Week 5

In Maths this week we have been looking at the place value of numbers to 50. We have been working hard to explore our tens and ones.

In PE this week, we had fun demonstrating how we could defend a space against other children in a small game. 

Team work makes the dream work! In our PSHE we had to work cooperatively with a partner to work out the tangram picture. It was tricky but when we worked together we got the job done!

In Geography this week, we decided where we would like to go on holiday. We could choose from North Pole, South Pole or near the equator. In groups, we thought of lots of reasons why we would choose to visit each location.

In Science this week we looked at what different animals eat. We found out that carnivores eat meat, herbivores eat plants and omnivores eat meat and plants. We sorted animals into groups based on what they eat. 

Week 6

In Maths this week we have been using the language greater than, less than and equal to when comparing numbers to 50.

Term 2


This term our science work is all about our bodies. We're going to name all the parts of our bodies and explore our senses. We will look at how we have changed as we have grown. We will be doing lots of experiments too!


In History we will be exploring Toys. We will explore our favourite toys and talk about toys from the past, comparing what we play with to what our Grandparents played with when they were young.


In RE we are looking at the learning question: What do Christians believe about creation? We will explore the Creation story from the bible and answer some challenging questions like: If Christians believe God made the world, how should we take care of it? We will do some art work in response to the story too. 

Week 1

In Maths this week we have been learning all about subtraction. We have been using part whole models to help us with our understanding. Towards the end of the week we started to look at fact families and how we could find different addition and subtraction facts to match our part whole models. 

Today we enjoyed making our wreaths ready for Remembrance Day. 

Week 2

In Maths this week we have been learning to find the difference between 2 numbers. We used numicon and cubes to help us. 

In PE this week, we used tennis rackets to practise carrying and balancing equipment whilst changing speed and direction. 

Week 3

In Maths this week, we have been comparing number sentences using greater than, less than and equal to.

Week 4

This week in Maths we are going to be learning all about 2D and 3D shapes. Today we explored different 3D shapes as a class. 

In Computing this week, we practised our clicking and dragging skills. 

Week 5

In Maths this week we have been looking at numbers 11-20 and exploring tens and ones. 

Week 6

In Maths this week we have been using the language greater than, less than and equal to to compare numbers to 20. 

In Science this term, we have been exploring our senses. This week we explored our sense of touch by using different parts of our bodies to feel different materials and describe what each material felt like. We decided that we could feel best with our fingers. 

Our Church School Value this term is...




We will explore the following ideas during worship.


  • What is perseverance?
  • Can you always be good?
  • What does our bible story teach us about perseverance?

Nehemiah is our bible story of the term

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Term 1

Does everyone in stories live happily ever after?


Week 1

We have had a great start to our learning in 1P!

In Maths, we have been exploring different ways to sort objects into groups. We explored how we could sort by colour, type and size. 

In English, we have been looking at the story of Little Red Riding Hood. First, we used playdough to explore some describing words before thinking about how we could describe our favourite character from the story. 

Week 2

This week in Maths we have been completing number sequences by counting forwards and backwards. The children discovered that when we count forwards, the numbers get bigger and when we count backwards they get smaller.

In Science, we have been learning about materials. We have been exploring how different materials look and feel and have worked hard to sort objects into groups. We enjoyed thinking about what it might be like if tables were made of jelly or chairs were made of chocolate!

Week 3

This week in English we have introduced the story of The Three Little Pigs. As part of our outside learning we have been retelling the story, sequencing the events of the story and thinking of ways to describe the characters from the story.

In PE this week we have been focussing on developing spatial awareness whilst moving in different directions. 

Week 4

This week in Maths, we have been working hard to compare objects and numbers using less than, greater than and equal to. 

In English this week we have been designing our own 'bad' characters to replace the wolf in the story of The Three Little Pigs. We are going to be using our characters to write our own version of the story. Here are some of our fantastic ideas. 

Week 5

In our computing lessons, we have designed our own bee-bot worlds and explored programming the bee-bots to move in different directions. 

This week in Maths we have started to use part-whole models and explore how we can partition objects and numbers.

Week 6

This week in Maths we have been learning our number bonds to 10. We worked hard to complete the big triangle challenge. For this challenge, we had to match the number bonds on each triangle to create one big triangle. We used our tens frames to help us.

Our Church School Value this term is friendship

These are the things we will be thinking about:

Why are friends important to you?

What does it mean to belong to a community of friends?

What are the qualities of a good friend?

Who is a role model that shows how to be a good friend?

What should we do when we disagree?

How can we protect and mend friendships?

The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

Our bible story of the term.