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Year 1 - Blwyddyn 1

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Coronavirus: A book for Children

Web links for your children to access learning during the school closure. 


If you are experiencing problems when trying to log into HWB, Giglets or Active Learn then please click on the 'Home Learning' link above to look for some common problems when signing in.




Literacy resources

Miss Morgan reading Duck in the Truck




Numeracy resources



Topic resources

Talk to your parents/grandparents and found out what life was like when they were younger? Find out about what they did in school and think about how it is different to you being in school. once you have talked to them and used the resources below you could:

  • make a list of things that have changed over time
  • write things you like about the past and what you wouldn't like
  • find out about old fashioned toys
  • make a family tree



Welsh resources

Useful App:

  • Ar y Fferm
  • Cymraeg for Kids App



Other fun resources

Greenway and Trowbridge Home Learning 1

Welcome to Year 1 - Croeso i Flwyddyn 1


Teachers: Mr Evans and Miss Morgan

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Pym and Miss Chowdhury


Our topic in the Autumn Term was:

Out and about

We were:


  • gathering blackberries and making blackberry juice




  • examining how seeds are dispersed and categorising them into groups
  • planting garlic and onions
  • harvesting our potatoes and making them into chips


  • picking and enjoying the apples and pears from our orchard and the raspberries from our garden


  • taking an autumn forest walk to find out what happens in nature at this time of year in Wales


  • learning how to describe the weather in Welsh, as well as the names of animals and of colours
  • planting spring bulbs
  • taking part in Harvest Festival preparations
  • making and using our Forest Florist role play area to practise using money
  • making autumn art
  • taking a trip to the park to find different kinds of seeds and look for signs of autumn









  • learning new names for colours of autumn foliage
  • making an art display based on the work of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet


  • making sketches around the school grounds
  • doing a survey of car colours on Greenway Road and use the data to answer questions


  • finding out how animals and birds survive the coming winter
  • learning the life cycle of butterflies
  • learning how to label diagrams in the correct scientific way
  • finding out about the weather, clothes and festivals associated with the different seasons
  • rehearsing our class assembly
  • getting ready for Christmas











and lots of other things!










Our topic in the Spring Term is:

Planes, trains and automobiles

We will be:

  • making a Pupil Voice display so we can choose some of what we learn
  • making a table-top marble run to help us use timers
  • learning what makes a fair test by running toy cars down a ramp
  • describing vehicles in detail 
  • making lists of countries and other map features using an atlas and the Maptheworld app on iPads
  • visiting Rumney Hwb to choose some new books for our Book Corner


  • making a junk model car using real tools and wooden axles and wheels
  • learning what onomatopoeia is by listening to the sounds of vehicles
  • thinking about the appropriate method of transport for different vehicles
  • finding out what sustainable transport is and what we can use instead of motorised vehicles - bikes, scooters, skates, skateboards, longboards, feet
  • learning where our food comes from by checking labels and finding countries on maps
  • learning about forces by making a balloon rocket
  • doing an MOT on Mr Evans's car




  • using the four main compass points to find our way around
  • making a tour of Cardiff with some stops at points of interest




  • having a bus come to school and being given a guided tour




  • making train tracks and going on a miniature train journey

  • working as a team to make marble runs, car tracks and canals out of guttering and pipes
  • using a range of maths games and strategies to help with our number learning






  • considering how animals are adapted to their different environments and learning about evolution


  • writing about how it must feel to take a journey into space, learning about gravity and finding out about space on a visit to Techniquest






  • making boats of different materials to test for floating and sinking
  • using a book - Gerry's story - to help us learn about maps, based on our own city of Cardiff
  • looking at objects from a bird's-eye view to help us learn how maps and their symbols are made and used
  • celebrating St Dwynwen's Day


  • visiting a local park to look for features
  • comparing life in Wales with life in Sudan to make lists of similarities and differences
  • drawing and painting using perspective to create an illusion of distance
  • ​​​​​​​making repeating patterns in maths




  • making a tourist leaflet of Cardiff based on what we have learnt
  • testing different sorts of paper aeroplanes
  • making healthy-eating smoothies


  • using magnetic letters to help us with our phonics learning 


  • learning to play the recorder with Mr Beecham from Upbeat Music