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Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School

Year 1

While learning about various habitats, Year 1 focused on the forest habitat, creating posters about different animals that might be found there.

Year 1 were very excited to decorate our Chanukiah for our Chanukah door competition!

Using the loose parts, the children were able to make their own Rosh Hashanah pictures. Here is an apple and honey made out of colourful stones and beads.

The children used puzzle pieces to create sentences, remembering to add a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end.

Throughout the Summer term, the Year 1 children worked so hard at home on their choice boards, continuing to make rainbows. They completed lots of tasks in their house, garden and even in the park. 


Year 1 were lucky enough to be the first class allowed back to school following the lockdown. The children continued to work hard both in school and at home, enjoying being part of the Willow, Oak and Elm bubbles, with their various teachers. They quickly adapted to the new environment, sitting at individual desks and becoming responsible for their own belongings. The learning was fun and often involved going outside to play games.

Year 1 enjoyed learning about money, finding various ways to make different amounts.

The children learnt how to extend their sentences using adjectives. 

In Music, the class performed 'The King is in his Castle' and learnt how to use claves to follow the rhythm of the rhyme.

The children were able to find half of different numbers and shapes, understanding that you can't find half of every number.

During Da Capo, the children sang 'Little Drummer Child' and clapped a beat along with the drum.

In PE, the children created gymnastics routines, including positions and actions.

The children looked at Sir John Tenniel's original illustration from Alice in Wonderland of the 'Tea Party' and created their own copies of the painting using SeeSaw.

The children read the story 'Orion and the Dark' by Emma Yarlett and discussed how Orion was feeling as he climbed the stairs to his dark bedroom.

Some more work with the loose parts, this time to make a Yom Kippur picture. According to the artist, 'It says sorry because we say sorry on Yim Kippur'.