A Google Translate
Home Page

Abbotswood Primary School

Together We Aim High, Believe and Achieve

2020-21 Year 1 Hedgehogs

Welcome to Hedgehogs! 


Take a look at what we have been up to.

                                           TERM 1



Our quality text this term has been 'I want my hat back.' The children learnt the skills to begin writing simple sentences about the character 'Bear'. From this we then went on a bear hunt in order to learn more about Bear and brown bears in general. We discovered what bears eat, what they look like and where they live. The children have now started to write a report on Bear based on these three areas.



In maths we have been looking at place value and number bonds. We have represented numbers in different ways: tens frames, part-part whole, dienes, numicon, number lines and hundred squares. The children are now learning number bonds up to 10 and writing addition number sentences.

Let's explore!


This term we have been looking at maps in our topic. We have explored the local area, looked at maps of the UK and world maps. A highlight has been our local walk around the Abbotswood shops which was great fun (even if it was rainy)! We have also used skills from maths in order to work out distances between Bristol landmarks on a map and we have started to learn how to use coordinates.



We have been beginning to learn how to program beebots this term. The children first learnt to use it just across the carpet and then moved onto using it on a beebot map.

Forest School:


We have had some great fun in the woods this term. The children have made dens out of branches, done some digging and raking, walked across a rope (and back with their eyes closed) as well as playing 'the floor is lava' which required them to work as a team. We can't wait get back out there!



We have been lucky enough this term to get a chance to learn some football skills with sports coaches. We have learnt how to dribble the ball, pass to each other with the side of the foot and stop the ball with our feet! It's been great to have some Friday football fun!

Passing the ball 1.mp4

Still image for this video

Passing the ball 2.MOV

Still image for this video

Cross Country running:


Hedgehogs showed us just how speedy they are this term. A sports coach came and trained the children in cross-country as part of a virtual sports competition with other local schools. They were put into teams and each child ran around the track 4 times for their team to get a combined time. Each child amazed us with their stamina and motivation to keep going for their team! Well done Hedgehogs!