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'Engage, Inspire, Achieve.'

Clore Shalom School

Year 1

We have had a really lovely week together and can't believe we only have one week left!

In English we have continued using the story Little Red Riding Hood and created 'toolboxes' full of adjectives to help us write some fantastic descriptions!

In our Maths lessons we have recapped place value and looked at counting in 2's 5's and 10's to 100. We are super good at this now! 

In Geography we discussed our route to school and how we traveled there. We created a graph to see which was the most popular method of transport and found out most people drive to school. We also explored the different places we pass en-route and were excited to learn most of us pass the pond in Shenley!

To wrap up our week our brilliant buddies sung us some songs from their end of year show and we couldn't believe how amazing they were!

It has been such a fun week full of exciting learning!

Have a wonderful weekend.

We have had another jam packed week! We have been exploring the traditional tale 'Little Red Riding Hood'. We have looked at verbs, nouns and adjectives in the story. 

In out maths lesson we recapped numbers to twenty and practiced using part whole model models to help with our subtraction. 

In geography we explored the local area where our school is and loved looking at different familiar places on a map. 

Today we had a fabulous day getting really excited for the football!!

Have a brilliant weekend!
Come on England!!!!

This week has been 'Healthy Body and Mind Week' and Year 1 have had a wonderful time part-taking in lots of activities. We had scootering lessons, a yoga sessions and a fantastic workshop about healthy living with A-Life. 

Our English lessons have focused on who can help to keep our minds and bodies healthy and the children wrote about someone who helps keep them healthy. 

In Maths we recapped addition and subtraction to 20. 

We have carried on with our Topic 'Our School' and we looked at an aerial view. The children then drew their own aerial views of the classroom.  

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

What a truly memorable week we have had! We are so very proud of all the children for their wonderful performance at their Chagigah. We really hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

In English this week we have continued to focus on explanations and the children wrote some fantastic explanations about how to grow a sunflower. 

In Maths we have recapped numbers to 20 and placing them on a number line.

Our new Geography topic is 'Our School' and we made passports which we will be adding to each week!

We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Ice Cream - How it's Made for Kids

This week has been VERY busy! We had a wonderful fossil workshop at the start of the week and all the children thoroughly enjoyed it!

In English we focused on explanations and learnt how to make ice cream! We explained the process and wrote what ice cream we like and why. We drew some diagrams and labelled them too. 

We continued learning about fractions in Maths and explored 1/2 and 1/4 of a shape. 

We finished our topic on Significant Explorers and drew stamps and statues to commemorate them. It seemed Neil Armtstrong was the children's favourite explorer because they love space.

This week we have observed our beans growing in the classroom and can't believe how quickly they have grown!

Have a lovely weekend!

This week has been very exciting as we are now practising every day for our Chagigah!

In our English lessons we focused on the story ‘The Bad Seed’ and completed character descriptions. At the end of the week we filled in speech bubbles for the seed.


In maths we learnt about halves and quarters. Can you see if you can practise finding a quarter at home?


Our History lesson was so exciting as we learnt about Neil Armstrong and enjoyed watching a video of him walking on the moon!


A BIG well done to Gabby in our class who has raised a huge amount of money for charity by completing a super long bike ride! 

Have a lovely weekend.

We have had such a brilliant week to end this half of term! All of Year 1 have been trying so hard and we are so proud of them.

In English this week we have looked at different types of poetry and on Friday we performed some poems. We focused on our tone of voice and created some actions.

In Maths we have learnt about time and enjoyed using the clocks to make different times. We even became clocks and used our arms to tell the time!

In History we compared Felicity Aston and Matthew Henson and how their explorations differed. Lots of the children were so excited that Felicity Aston was a similar age to someone they knew. 

We got to see our Year 6 buddies again and we sung them one of the songs we have been learning for our Chaggigah Siddur!


We hope you all have a fun filled half term!

Numberblocks - Arrays Away! (FULL VER.)

Numberblocks Array Song

Our English topic this week has been poetry. We have focused on features of poetry, rhyming and using adjectives. 


In Maths we have continued with grouping and using arrays. 


During History we learnt about Christopher Columbus and were amazed to find out that he died on the same day and month we learnt about him, except it was 515 years earlier!


In Art we worked together to create the sea using a range of different materials.


We have continued to practice our song in music and using the glockenspiels to play along. 


On Friday we finally got to meet our Year 6 buddies in the hall (2m apart!) and we played 'Rock, Paper, Scissors'. Year 1 won and we were all VERY excited. 


We have begun speaking about our Chaggigat Siddur and next week the children will be receiving their lines to learn at home.


Have a lovely weekend!

We have had an busy week full of exciting learning!


In English we have been writing about gardens and really enjoyed drawing and labelling our gardens/gardens we have visited!


Our Maths lessons have been quite tricky and we have continued exploring twice as long! We then moved onto dividing by grouping.


In History we learnt about the achievements of Matthew Henson.


We had a lovely PSHE session to round up the week and created a Year 1 Promise. We came up with different promises that we want to keep. These included being kind, trying our hardest and super listening ears! Year 1 then had the choice to sign it if they wanted to and they all chose to.


We have been working hard in our music lessons on learning and singing the song "Your Imagination" Year 1 are so good at singing this song now and we used glockenspiels to accompany our singing this week.


We hope you have a lovely weekend and Shavout!




This week has been book week and we have been reading Secret FC by Tom Palmer. We were so lucky that we got to meet Tom Palmer too! The children wrote some fantastic work based on the book and at the end of the week wrote a brilliant letter to Tom Palmer. They did such a fantastic job and we are so proud of all of them! 
In maths we were looking at working out “twice of long” using rectangles and rulers! We would love you to practise this at home too as it was a very tricky concept!  
We had lots of fun in our history lesson learning about Ibn Battuta and know lots about him so ask us some questions! 

Have a peaceful weekend! 

What a jam packed week we have had! We started the week with a Ramadan Learning Day and  found out lots about Ramadan!! 

In English this week we have continued with 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt' and at the end of the week wrote our own versions of the story.

Our Math lessons have focused on counting in 2's, 5's and 10's and then using our knowledge to complete multiplication calculations! 

We have now started our new topic on Significant Explorers and learnt all about what makes someone significant and looked at some significant historical people! We particularly enjoyed learning about Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. It would be fantastic if you want to find out about some more significant people in history at home and tell us all about them in school!

We were very lucky to have a virtual Q+A with author Stephen Vinacour and we loved listening to the first few chapters of his book! 

Next week is Book Week and we are going to be meeting the author Tom Palmer and looking at lots of his books! We also have a Book Fair at school!

We would love to see pictures of you and your family reading so please do send in any pictures you want to share with us!


Have a lovely weekend!

We have had such a fantastic week! On Monday we found that there had been an intruder in the classroom over the weekend. There was a big footprint, lots of mud and grass and some half eaten crackers! We are pretty sure it was the bear from ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ as this was the book we have been exploring! We have written some fantastic pieces of work based on the story. In maths we have started to look at division and multiplication. This has been quite tricky but all the children tried so hard and persevered! In Geography we finished our topic and compared Brasilia with London! Next week we will start out topic on explorers. 

Have a restful weekend! 


Year 1 have had such an fun and interesting week! 

In English we have been exploring the story ‘Here We Are’ and discussing our feelings about being back at school. We have done some fantastic writing and even wrote our own class song (check out the Headteacher’s Blog for our amazing performance!)

In Maths we have been counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. We found out that when you count on twos the numbers are even! 

in Art we created lanscape paintings in the style of Van Gogh and compared these to the Monet inspired pictures we had made! 

Have a wonderful weekend. 

Welcome Back!!!

We are so excited to be back and school and have had a FANTASTIC week!

This week it has been Science Week and we have been exploring different habitats. We are now experts on habitats in the United Kingdom and also native animals we can find in them! We explored how animals adapt to their habitat and found out humans adapt too! The children found it very funny that our fingers go wrinkly in the water to help us grip better. We are going to look out for this when we have a bath! We went on a hunt for micro-habitats in school and were so excited to find a tree stump in the field!


In maths we have been using 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p to make different amounts between 1p-20p! See if you can challenge us at home to do this!








All the children have worked so hard and have settled so well in Year 1. We are so proud of them and are looking forward to next term when we can continue with our exciting learning.


Our week has been filled with lots of Chanukah fun! We decorated menorahs and dreidals and sung and danced!


In English we have really enjoyed learning how to write a recount and this is something that you can do over the break if you want to! We are very good are writing what we did in order and produced some amazing work.


In Maths we have been practising our odd and even numbers! We are really good at recognising these now.


We hope you have a lovely break and wish you all a happy new year!



The Yeshiva Boys Choir - "Those Were The Nights (of Chanukah)"

Here's the links to buy the Album (YBC 5 "Chanukah" - Available as a download or CD - Thank You!!):To Download:

Year 1 have been working really hard this week! Our focus in English has been on Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children have made wanted posters for Goldilocks and have written their own silly porridge recipe.

Our Maths focus has been number bonds to 10 and 20 and showing equal amounts.

In DT the children designed the houses they are going to make. They really thought about the interior and what the house will need.

Have a restful weekend!

The Equal Song: What Does This Mean

It has been 'Anti-Bullying Week' this week at Clore Shalom! We have been reading the story 'A Walk with Vanessa' and thinking about how all the characters feel. At the end of the week we discussed what we should do if we see someone upset or someone being unkind. All the children were fantastic at articulating how we could manage both of these situations.

In Maths we have worked really hard on finding the difference between numbers.

Our Art lesson was very exciting and all the children thoroughly enjoyed it. We made household interiors using different resources! We now know how to make curtains using felt, string and a lolly stick!

Thank you to everyone who has brought in ‘old’ household objects.

Have a lovely weekend!

Our story this week has been 'The Little Red Hen'. We explored and discussed the moral of the story and thought about how the different characters felt and why they felt that way! 


In Maths we looked at the different way we can represent our sums and answers. We at getting very good at part-whole models! 


We continued learning about the features of houses and compared different types of homes. 


This week we had our first spelling test and all the children got full marks for effort!


Thank you for some of the 'old' household objects you have been sending in. We will be putting them on our explorers shelf next week. 


We had a fantastic DT lesson where we created houses out of junk. We spent time planning what we were going to do and enjoyed using different skills (designing, cutting and joining) that we had been practicing!


Week 2



tested on 19th November


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This week we have been reading the story 'Stanley's Stick'. We went for a walk and collected sticks and made them into things we wanted them to be e.g a fishing rod or a magic wand! We described our sticks and created storyboards about our stick's adventures. At the end of the week we thought about a new adventure Stickman could go on and drew a story map of this.


In our Maths lessons we continued to work on our subtraction using manipulatives. 


Our phonic sound this week is 'ea' as in the word bread. Can you think of anymore words with the sound 'ea'? 


We have now moved onto our new topic 'Homes Now and Then'. Please send in any old household items you may have and we can put them on our 'Explorers Shelf'.


Please check Tapestry for this term's homework grid and don't forgot to complete the 2Do set on Purple Mash!


Reminder - Spelling test will be on 12/11/2020 (words below).


Have a lovely weekend!



Week 1



tested on 12th November


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We have had a fantastic end to this half term! 
Throughout the week we have been reading the story ‘The Old Toy Room’ and writing about the different toys Lottie found! To end the week we made a fact file  about one of our toys at home.


In our Maths lessons we looked at the different seasons and months and started exploring time! We played a really fun game where we had to stand up and then guess when one minute was up and sit down! You can try this at home too! 

We finished our topic on Toys this week and drew pictures of our favourite toy, what we think our parent’s favourite toy was made also our grandparents! We then labeled these pictures too. At the start of our topic we all thought that our parent’s and grandparent’s favourite toys were IPads and Playstations but now we know they the weren’t. You can ask us all about toys from the past and we can show off our knowledge. 
Our next topic is Houses and Homes - Past and Present. If you have any vintage or old household items we would love to see them! 

We finally made our paper toys of weeks of skill practice and designing. These are on display in our classroom as they are so fantastic.


Have a super break and we will see you soon!


Mrs Brahams and Mrs Spencer 

We have had an exciting two weeks learning about Black History!


Last week we learnt all about Mary Seacole and what an amazing person she was. We found out lots of facts about her life and wrote facts about our own lives too!


This week we have been learning about The Windrush and read Floella Benjamins book 'Coming To England' We discussed the difference between the Caribbean and U.K. and found out why people wanted to come from the Caribbean and why the U.K needed them to come and help. We wrote what we would bring with us on a long journey and the jobs we would want to do! To finish off the week we made Jamaican Ginger Cake and tasted it, lots of the children thought it was absolutely delicious and Mrs Cohen enjoyed her piece too! 


In Maths we worked on subtraction and lots of different ways to help us work out the sums. 


In our DT lesson we used all the skills we have learnt over the past week to design a paper toy that we will make next week. 


We we hope you have a fantastic weekend!! 

Making and Tasting Jamaican Ginger Cake

Autumn Poetry

Still image for this video

In our English lessons this week we went on an Autumn walk and used our senses to help us think of some adjectives. We then wrote some poems together and performed them. 

In Maths we  found different ways to make a number eg 5 / five/ dots on a dice/ tens frame/ dominoes/ drawing 5 pictures.

We loved looking at Victorian toys and identifying the similarities and differences between our dolls and diablos! 

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

We have had such a busy week full of fun activities. In English we focused on the story 'Incredible Me!' and wrote all the things we are great at! We also learnt about different types of dreams and discussed out dreams for the future - lots of us want to be mermaids and Pokemon catchers! We made beautiful dream catchers to catch any of our bad dreams and put all our future dreams in our class dream jar! 


In Maths we really enjoyed playing a game where we put numbers to 20 in order and then our partner hid 2-3 and we had to work out what numbers were missing!


During our Topic lessons we compared toys today and toys from past and also continued learning about seasons. 


This week we read the story "Traction Man" and wrote about our favourite part of the story. Our focus was on using captial letters, finger spaces and a full stop. During our Maths lessons we practised working out one more and one less than a number using different objects.

We absolutely loved the video of our parents and grandparents talking about their favourite toys from when they were younger! We realised that they didn't have Ipads or Nintendoes! We continued learning about Autmun and made some lovely pictures of trees and really thought about the colours of the leaves. 




On Monday 14th September we will be sending home a new homework book and grid.

We have all had so much fun being back at school this week. In English we read the story 'After the Fall' and wrote about all the things we can do now that we couldn't do before! We also learnt about capital letters and where we use them. In Maths we have been looking at subitising and using a tens frame. We also started our topic on toys and discussed our favourtie toys and had a guess at what we think our parent's favourite toys were.