Oxhey Wood Primary School

Year 1 Darwin

Welcome to Year 1 Darwin!



As always, we have an exciting and fun packed year ahead of us, with fantastic learning opportunities and school trips. 


Check in for updates and photos of what the children are getting up to and their learning experiences at school.


Meet Charlie.


Charlie is our class mascot, named for the famous scientist Charles Darwin, who the children will learn more about over the next year.


Every Friday, Charlie will spend the weekend with someone in the class who has worked hard to follow our school rules.


Please help your child to complete Charlie's diary and return on Monday, where they will have the opportunity to share their experience with the rest of the class.

Week 1


The children have had a wonderful start to the new academic year. We have revisited our school rules and routines and shared important items from home.

Planting for Spring

Year 1 have planted daffodils and crocus and snowdrops in our outside area ready to see the first signs of spring in the next term!

Christmas Fair Fun!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

Using comparative language to measure different objects in the classroom.

Writing and Posting Letters

This week we have been reading the book Here Comes Mr Postmouse by Marianne Dubuc. We looked at the journey a letter takes and even wrote our own letters to a school, posting them in the letter boxes ourselves!

Science Week

The children experienced fantastic learning opportunities during Science week; attending a number of science fairs, learning about Charles Darwin, Helen Sharman and making static electricity amongst other things!


Discovering how salt can effect which things will float and sink in water.

Creating static electricity using balloons - what can we get them to stick to or pick up?

What did Charles Darwin find out about finches on the Galapagos Islands?

Maths in the Summer

This week the children have been learning about capacity in maths. They conducted an experiment to discover which container would hold the most water. Carefully carrying the water in cups and counting as they filled them up, they discovered who had guessed correctly!