Year 1SR: Blog items

Holiday homework!

Date: 8th Apr 2019 @ 9:05am

We have been learning all about transport this term. For holiday homework we would like the children to make something linked with transport. You can be as creative as you would like! 

Some potential ideas: 

Make a new type of transport 

Make an information poster about a type of transport 

Use junk modelling to make a form of transport 

Research an old type of transport and compare it to transport today

Write a story about a time of transport 

Tell us about a time that you used a type of transport 


We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Maths Workshop!

Date: 27th Mar 2019 @ 4:27pm

Thankyou to everyone who attended our Maths workshop!

To those of you who weren't able to come here are a few of the activites that we showed the parents and that you can be playing at home...

Things you can do to help at home

Games that you can play at home

Counting games that you can play at home

World Book Day!

Date: 27th Mar 2019 @ 4:17pm

We had a fantastic world book week in year 1! We enjoyed listening to stories all week and we especially loved it when we had a chance to read to each other!


On Thursday some of our grown ups came into our class and read their favourite stories to us! It was a great way to start the day!

On Friday we all came in to school dressed as our favourite characters - Miss Riley and Mrs Cooper could hardly recognise some of us! We had princesses, pirates, superheroes and lego men! We went into the hall and catwalked our amazing outfits - it was a bit scary but everyone managed to strut their stuff! Then we were lucky enough to read with some of the older children in the hall. We loved it and are hoping to read with them again soon!

Here are some of our favourite outfits... Can you guess who we are?


Manchester Airport

Date: 27th Mar 2019 @ 4:09pm

On Monday 18th March year 1 took a trip to the airport. Unfortunatly we didn't get on a plane and go somewhere hot and sunny but we did have a great time learning all about the airport and the different airplanes!

We loved learning about the different people who work in the airport and especially enjoyed dressing up as all of the different people. We all also got the chance to be pilots in an old planes. We got taken to lots of different places including Turkey, Disney land, Northern Ireland, we even went all the way to Africa on some flights!

Captain Winnie and Second in Command Winnie wizzed us off to Africa whilst engineers Payton and Harrison manned the engines.

During the trip we were also lucky enough to have a look at the concorde - the fastest passenger plane! We counting its wheels - 13 we think! 


Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 2:47pm

Year 1 have been busy naming and sorting all of the animals that they saw on their exciting trip to the zoo on Wednesday!


Peace at last!

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 4:49pm

We had a story delivered to our school by a secret visitor. We read the book and it was all about Daddy bear being kept awake by lots of different sounds. We thought maybe we had been given this book because we have been learning all about our sounds. 

We acted out all the different sounds in the book. Can you guess what action we are doing?

Super sentences!

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 4:44pm

We have been thinking about how to make our sentences super!

We know we need:

A capital letter

Finger spaces

Segment the sounds (use our phonics)

Get a sound mat to help

Stretch out all of the sounds 

Full stop

Free Nelson Mandela!

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 4:44pm

This term we are going to be learning about Nelson Mandela in our Connected Curriculum lessons, so to get us prepared we have been listening to the song 'Nelson Mandela' by the Specials and have been creating our very own dance moves to match.

Get labelled!

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 4:29pm

We've been learning all about the parts of the body. We had to stick labels on our friends for each part of the body. It was so funny!


Don't let them trick you!

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 4:24pm

This year we have been practising tricky words during our phonics lessons, we have really enjoyed listening to songs to help us learn how to spell.

If you want to help us with our spellings at home the links to our favourite songs are on this page.


Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 4:15pm

We have been partitioning numbers! This means splitting numbers up. We used our part whole model.

First we made our whole number. Then we split this number into two parts. We had to say our number sentence before we wrote it down. 


Number Bond Investigation

Date: 12th Nov 2018 @ 4:15pm

Year 1 have been investigating all of the different ways we can make a number - We now know that these are called number bonds. We have been experimenting using different strategies to find the number bonds. We have really enjoyed experiementing with bead strings and numicon. We are now more confident writing our number sentences and some of us are even challenging ourselves to write them in different ways, for example, 3+4=7 and 7=3+4.


Our Incredible map of Clayton

Date: 18th Oct 2018 @ 8:26pm

Our connected curriculum topic this term has been 'Incredible Me'

We have been busy learning about lots of different things including all about our body parts and where we come from.

We have made a big 3D map which we would love you to take a look at if you're lucky enough to come into our classroom.


The sound collector has been to year 1!

Date: 18th Oct 2018 @ 8:15pm

The sound collector has been to year 1 and has stolen lots of our sounds! 

He threw away a poem as he was running away because he doesn't like poems. We have been really worried that the sound collector might steal more sounds from our school so we have decided to make a poem so our sounds are safe. Here are a few lines that we have written from our very own independent poems...


The dripping of the glistening raindrops

The stamping of the smelly feet

The chatting of the noisy children

The flushing of the dirty toilet

The barking of the loud dog

The banging of the heavy door








We have also been saving our big numbers from the sound collector (he likes stealing those too)

We have been collecting part whole models and making them into addition number sentences.




We hope we have done enough now to save our numbers and sounds from the sound collector! 

Keep reading our blog to find out!

Toy day

Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 1:38pm

We were allowed to bring in our toys from home as part of our Connected Curriculum topic ‘Toys Alive!’

It was the best day ever! We got to play with our friends toys and had so much fun. We decided which toy was our favourite and took a picture using the camera. We then made a pictogram to see which toy was the most popular toy in our class.


Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:47am

As part of our learning about Africa we learnt how to play African drums. We learnt the special way you have to hold them. We selected different rhythms to play on the drums and hit the drums in a variety of ways to produce new sounds.


Blackpool Zoo

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:44am

We had an amazing time at Blackpool Zoo! We saw lots of African animals, such as giraffes, lions, zebras, gorillas, an elephant, camels, meerkats, etc. We had a very interesting lesson teaching us all about animals habitats – this means the loaded where animals live. We even got to stroke a bearded dragon!

Potato pick!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:41am

supertato set us a challenge. In preparation for sports day we had our very own potato pick competition. We each had a turn collecting as many potatoes as we could in 30 seconds. We then had to find our number on the number line and write our name next to the number. We then used this to find out who was the winner. We knew that the person with the most was the winner! 

Super counting!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:40am

Supertato finally got in touch with us! We were so worried about him when the evil pea kidnapped him. He gave us some terrible news … There is more than one evil pea!!!!! He had managed to trap some and freeze them but there are lots more on the loose! He asked us to count how many were trapped so he knew how many more were out there! We used our careful counting skills to see how many there were.

A day in the park

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:40am

On Friday afternoon we went on a trip to Phillip’s Park. We are lucky to be so close to such an amazing place! Whilst we were there we went to visit an allotment, played on the playground, had a picnic and went on a tree hunt. There was a surprise in the park, lots of dinosaurs!
We were all beautifully behaved and we had a great day!
Vian – “We had fun and Taqwa brought some star shaped biscuits”
Felix -“We like to go to my park”
Janelle- “I enjoyed when the dinosaurs were roaring”
Ritchie – “I enjoyed sitting in the bus pretending to be on a dinosaur safari”
David -“I liked the playground best”
James – “we saw baby chicken eggs in the allotment shed”
Thecla – “I enjoyed playing in the park”
Asa – ” We got to take home things from the allotment like peas in a pod and a spring onion”
Emily H “We fed the chickens at the allotment”
Mrs Blakeley even faced her fear and stroked one of the chickens!
Miss Dooley was a scared-y cat!

The caterpillars have arrived!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:40am

It was very exciting this week in Year 1. We received a special parcel. The parcel contained five real life caterpillars!
We learned about how caterpillars grow. We know that they need to eat all their food. When they are big and fat they will turn upside down into a ‘J’ shape ready to make their chrysalis.

We have watched our caterpillars for over a week. They have grown and they are really hairy. Today our caterpillars have started to make a J shape. Keep on reading to find out more!!

Today our first butterfly emerged from the chrysalis.
Junior – “The wings were all curled up”
Emily B – “The butterfly got rid of its waste – it looked like blood”
Felix – “We saw the tongue”
Asa – The next day the butterfly was flying because it has strong wings.
Idris- “We fed the butterfly with apple and water”
We put sugar in the water to make nectar.

Today our second butterfly came out of the chrysalis.
Cody “The wings are now red, orange and black. The butterfly got rid of all the bits it didn’t need.”
Fi – “The chrysalides split and the butterfly came out”
Morino- “The face of the caterpillar is gone”
We like our butterflies and we are excited to watch them grow.

We now have 3 butterflies!
Miss Dooley is going to take them home and hopefully the other two will come out too!

Miss Dooley had to let our three butterflies go because they were ready to leave the net. Her daughter Connie let them go in her garden. On Saturday the last two butterflies emerged. Miss Dooley brought them back to school.
We released the butterflies in the Reception playground. They were so strong and healthy that they flew away straight away.
One of the butterflies came back! We watched the butterfly on the tent and then it flew away again.
Ritchie “I enjoyed watching the butterfly fly.”
Emily H “I enjoyed taking them outside”.
Luke “I enjoyed learning all about butterflies”.
Janelle “I enjoyed watching the butterfly come back”.
Dixon “I liked visiting the caterpillars”.
Nathan “I saw the butterfly when I went home!”
Isaak “I like the butterflies because they are really fast”.
Vian “I liked it when it flew”.

Toys Alive!!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:38am

This half term we have been very busy in 1SD.
First Miss Dooley brought in her daughters magical toy box. We wrote poems to bring back the magic and make the toys come to live. It worked! Oh no, the toys were naughty and made a lot of mess and trouble.
Do we think our parents and grandparents toys would misbehave? we found out all about old toys and wrote arguments to say which we liked best and why.
This half term we also performed our very first class assembly and showed of all our amazing learning. We sang songs and paraded the kites we had made. Displayed our art work and even showed the school our maths learning.
We hope all our parents enjoyed the show. Thank you for coming!

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