Home Page

Year 1 Clownfish

Clownfish Update

We have had another two busy weeks of learning in Year One. In English, we have been reading the story of the ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. The first week we were given different scenes from the story and worked as a group to act out parts of the story. We also explored the feelings of the goats and troll during various parts of the story and then towards the end of the week we were given speech bubbles to complete. Then, we had to remember the sequence of the story and draw pictures on our story map. As well as write what was happening at each stage of the story, we had to think of an alternative ending for the story and write our own.  


In Maths, we have been looking at the part whole model and the bar model when adding numbers together. We have also explored using number bond knowledge to find various ways of making a particular number.  


During Geography, we were shown an aerial view of a bedroom and then were asked to draw our own. We also looked at different symbols to be place on a key for a local map.

We had a very exciting R.E lesson where we had to act out the story of ‘The Good Samaritan’.

The whole class were also challenged to run around the track ten times as part of the Race for Life. We were all given medals for our amazing efforts.


Whilst taking part in Science we were asked to sort photographs into the different animal groups. We also found out about the different foods the animals like to eat and were able to sort them into a Venn diagram. After our lessons we were confidently able to say if a particular animal is a herbivore, carnivore or an omnivore.


We have really enjoyed finding out and exploring the work of the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh. First we experimented with different patterns, then we painted our own self-portraits of Van Gogh as well as writing facts about Van Gogh. 

Miss Nedjat

smileysmileyMy Star of the Week goes to a girl for drawing a detailed map of the local area and she included two other features. What a creative drawing keep up the hard work! Our Star of the week this week goes to a girl who really took great notice of what the goats were saying at different points of the story and then was able to include them in her own speech bubble writing. (02.10.20 & 09.10.20)smileysmiley

Clownfish Update


In English, we have been focusing on the text ‘Cops and Robbers’ by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.  We were given a picture from the story of Grandma Swagg and as a group we had to work together to think of as many describing words as possible. This was really helpful as towards the end of the week we had to create our own wanted poster.


In Maths, we built on what we learnt last week. We looked at different amounts of objects and focused on different numbers. We explored finding one more or less than any given number up to ten.  We also looked at the more than, less than and equal to signs and learnt how to use these signs when comparing numbers.  We were shown different crocodiles as a way of remembering.


In Geography, we have been exploring the local area, we had an opportunity to look at our class environment and draw an aerial view of the classroom. Our designs looked amazing.


In Science, we have been focusing on Animals and Humans.  After focusing on our senses, we looked at healthy and unhealthy foods and created our own healthy food plates. We had lots of fun cutting and sticking.


Miss Nedjat

smileysmileyOur Star of the Week goes to a boy for writing an amazing story.  He was able to write an amazing beginning, middle and end. His punctuation was great, remembering to use capital letters and full stops. (18.09.20)

The Star of the Week goes to a boy who created a healthy food plate. In Science, he was able to look at different food choices and place them on his healthy plate. He was also complimented for his wonderful behaviour. (25.09.20)smileysmiley

Clownfish Update 

We have had a wonderful first two weeks back at Singlewell in Clownfish class.  It has been a very busy first two weeks and it has been lovely getting to know all of the children. 

In Science, we have learnt lots of facts about clownfish and had the opportunity to create our own fact sheets.  During our Art lesson, we painted some of our own clownfish.  At the end of the week our lovely learning made an amazing display this has made are classroom come to life and look brilliant. 

In English, we have also enjoyed reading the story of Elmer.  We have learnt how to re-tell the story, we first ordered picture cards and then used the story cards to re-tell the story adding actions.  We drew pictures of Elmer and labelled all of his colours. As well as having the opportunity to write about our favourite part of the story.

In Maths, we have looked at the numbers 0-20 ordered them as well as built towers to match the numeral.  We have also focused on sorting different objects and counting on to find the missing numbers in a sequence.


Miss Nedjat  

smileysmileyOur Star of the Week was given to a girl who had worked so hard at making her own zig zag book about Elmer. She had remembered the beginning, middle and ending and drew pictures to go with each part of the story.(11.09.20)smileysmiley

Welcome to Year 1!


We are so amazed at how well you have all settled back into school. You should all be very proud of yourselves!

We are really looking forward to getting to know you all as we explore our topic ‘One in a Minion’.

This term in English we will be exploring the following books – Elmer, Cops & Robbers and The Billy Goats Gruff. In Science we will be learning about Humans and Animals and we will be exploring the local area for Geography.

We will be having outdoor PE from next week in our fantastic, new outdoor Sports area! Please remember to bring in a warm tracksuit and trainers.



From Miss Nedjat

Dear Clownfish Class,

It has been a real pleasure teaching all of you this year in Year One.  I would like to say a very massive thank you to you all for making my first year at Singlewell a great one to remember. I was so glad to be your teacher and really loved watching you all learn and grow. I can’t believe the end of term is here and I have to say goodbye.  You have all been such amazing stars twinkling in my life. I will cherish all the wonderful memories that we have shared.  Try to work just as hard in Year Two as there is still so much to learn.  The one thing I tried to teach you all, to last your whole life is to know that you are special. 


I feel really sad to be letting you all go.  It has been a wonderful new adventure to help you all learn and grow.  I will miss you all greatly but know you will all do so well. 


Love and best wishes

Miss Nedjat   

Miss Mills also misses you all lots and wishes you well in your new Year 2 class!

Monday 20th July: IT'S PARTY TIME!


At Singlewell, we usually celebrate the end of the school year with a class party. Unfortunately, we are unable to do this together as a class this year, however it doesn’t mean you can’t have a celebratory party of your own with family.


You have all continued to work incredibly hard, trying your best in this tricky time and we want you to know how proud we are of you all


Below you will find a selection of ideas to help get your party started. We would love to see any photos you take so do email them over to your teacher!


Please use the link below to complete the parent survey to assist us with the children's return to school in September.

A welcome message from your new teacher in September...

Excellent creative writing and reasoning in maths!

Dear Clownfish Class and Parents,


It has been a great pleasure and delight to see all your lovely home learning over these weeks. You are all working so hard. Your parents are being such amazing teachers. 

Just a few ideas to keep you busy during the half term. It would be a really good idea if you could research your favourite recipe; this could be your favourite cake or your favourite meal.  Listen to the step by step instructions on how to make your cake or meal. Perhaps write your own set of instructions for your recipe.


For maths, we have been learning about fractions/division.  You could count how many people you have in your home and share the cake or recipe equally between you.

Look around the house and choose your favourite game to play as a family. Remember to move your own piece as this will help with your counting.

Select your favourite construction at home. This could be Lego, Stickle Bricks or anything you can find and build a model of your choice. You can draw a design of your model once it has been built.


As you are home, you could also help you parents with chores. Maybe clean out your rooms (although I’m sure they are already really tidy!).

It might also be a lovely idea to think of someone in your family that you have been unable to see and write them a special letter.  Your parents could then email your letter to your family member to show them that you are thinking of them.


Wishing you all a happy half term,


Miss Nedjat and Miss Mills


Please refer to the 'News' section of our website and then 'Letters' to complete our online survey as soon as possible. It has also been sent to you via the Smartschool app.

Clownfish have been working very hard!

Wonderful castle creating and story writing!

What a wonderful castle!

Clownfish enjoying more of their home learning...

23rd April 2020

Dear Parents and Children,

I am missing you all greatly but it has been wonderful to see your wonderful photographs of your home learning.  They have put a smile on my face daily and it is amazing to see your parents being such brilliant teachers. Glad that you are all keeping very safe and having a great time completing lots of learning at the same time. I have been listening out for your claps on a Thursday evening for all the wonderful NHS staff and the rainbows that you have been painting, chalking and drawing are amazing.

Keep up all your hard learning I am very proud of all of you.

Miss Nedjat

P.S Miss Mills is also very pleased with you all.

Wonderful home learning from Clownfish!

Year 1 Clownfish Programme of Study 2019-20