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Year 1 – Jellyfish

Welcome to Jellyfish Class!

Our Class Teacher is Sam Fallas-Smith and our Learning Support Assistant is Emma Smith.

  • Identifying Species – Using our powers of observation

    In Science this half term, we are learning all about plants. We have spent some time thinking about how plants grow and what they need to survive.

    Last week we even started our own sunflower growing competition!

    This week we have been using our observation skills to identify different species of tree. By looking very carefully and referring to books and diagrams we managed to identify three different types of trees found on our school field: English Oak, Silver Birch and the London Plane.

  • Wellbeing Week

    For the first week back after Easter we all spent the week focussing on our mental health and wellbeing!

    We spent as much of our time as school outside as we could and enjoyed many different activities that allowed us to be creative and have tons of fun!

    One of our favourite activities was creating clay faces for the trees. We used natural materials to give the tree a face. Here is a few of the faces we made!

  • Scavenger Hunt

  • All about maps

  • Year 1’s Art Week

    Last week was Art week and each class chose an artist to study and learn about. In Jellyfish class, we researched and learnt about a famous American Artist called Sam Gilliam.

    We spent time looking at Sam Gilliam’s art work and discussed our likes, dislikes and ideas about his art. Here are some of our favourite pieces of his:

    Over the course of the week, we used Sam Gilliam’s art to inspire our own art work and here is some of the art we produced:

    We practiced painting with a variety of materials. I the picture above we are painting on fabric using PVA paints in a similar style to the works of Sam Gilliam.

    At the end of the week, we produced a final piece. For this we worked as a big team and painted on a large canvas.

    The children all worked really hard towards making our final piece unique and eye-catching.

  • Acorn Gathering and Counting

    As a part of our Maths lessons, we completed some outdoor learning. We we went out onto the field and practised counting using natural materials. As a class, we ended up collecting over 700 acorns!

    We now use those acorn to help us with our counting inside the classroom.


  • Parent Reps

    Year 1 are looking for 2 Parent Reps.

    We are looking for two parents that would be willing to represent our class. A Parent Rep’s Jobs include:

    • Helping the class teacher with parent involvement in class activities and events.
    • Help organise class social activities.
    • Welcome new parents.
    • Support in class with reading where you can.
    • Help with activities such as walks.
    • Attend and help with coffee mornings.
    • Attend parent forums to discuss school improvement.


    If you are interested or want more information please get in touch.

    Thank you!

  • Welcome to Year 1

    In order for parents and carers to better understand the expectations and learning taking place in Year 1 this year, we have put together a short presentation. Please watch the following video and feel free to contact your child’s class teacher should you have any further questions.