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Burrsville Infant Academy

Create a Joy in Learning For Every Child

Welcome to Year 1

Cherry and Cedar have had a great start to Year 1 and have been busy settling into new routines.


In English we have been learning about ‘The Blue Balloon’ written by our author of the term, Mick Inkpen. We have been reading a little bit of the story at a time and have been developing our understanding of what skills are needed to be an author. To start our learning we made a prediction about what we thought the story could be about. There were some fantastic ideas! These included using the balloon to fly to space, the little boy popping the balloon and the dog biting the balloon. We have also learnt to use adjectives to describe characters, thought about feelings and used conjunctions to expand our sentences.


We have also been busy in Maths too and have been learning all about place value. We have found different ways to sort objects, found 1 more and 1 less and learnt about greater than and less than. As part of our Maths Meetings we have been learning the days of the week and the months of the year. We have also been developing our counting skills each day.






In RE we have been learning about why we are special, special people in our family and in the community. We made thank you cards and wrote about why people are special. 





Key Information


Forest Schools takes place on a Monday. Please send in old clothes and wellies for the children to wear. 

PE is on Tuesday. Please ensure PE kits are in school and earrings are removed.

Open house is on Tuesday after school. If you have any worries or concerns please pop by and talk to us. 

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