Year 1KW: Blog items

Bring a toy to school day!

Date: 1st May 2019 @ 9:14am

Because we are learning about toys in our connected curriculum lessons we were allowed to bring in our toys from home. We had so much fun playing with our toys and sharing them with our friends! We were comparing our toys to toys from the past and thinking about whether our grandparents would have played with these toys.

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

Catwalk extravaganza!

Date: 27th Mar 2019 @ 4:13pm

We invited our parents in to look at all the amazing learning we have been doing about Africa.

We paraded into classroom on our catwalk singing a traditional african song.

Then we performed our free Nelson Mandela song. We showed our parents the ebooks we had made all about Nelson Mandela.

He was a very important person!


Big bad wolf!

Date: 27th Mar 2019 @ 4:10pm

We have been learning about materials in our science lessons. We decided to build houses out of materials to see which houses the big bad wolf could blow down. The materials we chose were; metal, cardboard, paper, plastic and wood.

The big bad wolf arrived in our classroom to blow our houses down! 

He blew the metal house, the cardboard house and the wood house down. At first he couldn't blow the paper house down but we realised that it wasn't fair because he stood really far away from the paper house and really close to the other houses! We said he needed to be fair and do it from the same distance for each house. When he did this the paper house blew down straight away! The only house he couldn't blow down was the plastic house so we decided this was the best material to use as it was the strongest. 

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: 27th Mar 2019 @ 4:03pm

We have been working on our painting skills with the artist.

First we had to paint a background. We used oil pastels to create texture in our paintings.

Next we had to paint patterns. Some people chose zig zags, straight lines, stripes, wavy lines.

Then we had to cut shapes out using our patterned paper.

We stuck this altogether on our textured background to make a beautiful castle painting. 

Do you like it?

Naughty Buses!

Date: 27th Mar 2019 @ 3:59pm

We made buses for the Naughty Bus so he wouldn't be lonely but he stole our buses and made them naughty too! 

When we were making our buses we knew we needed an axle and a wheel so that our buses could move.

The buses went off on an adventure to all the different countries in the United Kingdom.

Did you know?

The capital city of England is London.

The capital city of Scotland is Edinburgh.

The capital city of Wales is Cardiff.

The capital city of Northern Ireland is Belfast.

We found all the countries on a map and we coloured in the flags the correct colour. 


Manchester Airport

Date: 27th Mar 2019 @ 3:55pm

We have been learning all about types of transport this term. We went on a school trip to Manchester Airport! We learned lots of information about aeroplanes and saw lots taking off and landing! We even got to dress up as pilots and go in the flight deck. We had so much fun!

Did you know?

The Concorde had a pointy nose so the pilots couldn't see when they were taking off!

The Queen had her own special seat on the Concorde. She sat in seat 1A.

The Concorde was too expensive for people to travel on so they stopped flying it.


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.


Healthy food and lifestyle

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:58am

We have been learning about healthy food. We had to design a healthy plate with fruit and vegetables, protein such as meat, fish and poultry and carbohydrates such as potatoes, rice and pasta. Eating healthy foods makes our bones stronger and makes us more active because it gives us energy! 


Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:56am

We have been investigating height and length this week in our Maths lessons. We used cubes because we know how important it is to use units which are the same so we are measuring accurately.


Debate writing

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:56am

We have been learning to write a debate. Logan – “A debate is a bit like an argument but it’s like a good argument not a bad argument.” We were trying to discover if old toys or new toys are better.

Let’s go fly a kite…

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:55am

We made kites as part of our Connected Curriulum topic. We had to design the kites and say how we would join them together. We learnt the song ‘Let’s go fly a kite’ from Mary Poppins. We were so excited when we got to take our kites out and fly them. It was a super windy day so they flew really high!

Puppets alive!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:55am

After our Punch and Judy show we decided to make our own puppets. Our teachers taught us how to sew! We designed our puppets and sewed them together.

We read the story of Pinocchio and thought it would be a good idea to try and make our puppets come to life. We planned our story on a story mountain, making sure we had a beginning, problem, resolution and ending. We named our puppets and decided what we wanted to happen to them. Some puppets were at the beach and got dragged away by a huge wave. Some puppets were taken by an evil witch or wizard and had to find a way to escape! We all came up with amazing ideas. Miss Calvert was so impressed because it was the first time we had written our very own story from scratch!

Outdoor games

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:52am

We have been going outside to play lots of games from the past. We played duck duck goose and hopscotch. Lots of us have been choosing to play duck duck goose in our playtime because we enjoyed it so much!

Punch and Judy!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:49am

We had a visitor in to school called Martin. He was so funny! First of all he did some magic tricks and made us some animal balloons. He even made Darcie and Nathan get married!

Then he showed us his puppets called Punch and Judy. His puppets were very old and he told us all about the history of Punch and Judy shows. He then made the puppets come to life! He put on a very funny show.

We got to play with the puppets afterwards and had a go at putting on our own puppet show. It was the best morning ever!

Noughts and crosses

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:49am

We have been playing games from the past as part of our Connected Curriculum topic. We love this game and we even managed to beat Miss Calvert once. We were so happy!

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