Year 1KW: Blog items

The magical toy box

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 1:53pm

As part of the topic work toys old and new the children have been reading the book 'The magical toybox'. The story is about toys that come to life. The children have enjoyed finding out about what the toys get up to when Lucy the little girl goes to sleep.

The children have enjoyed making the characters from the story in the creative area. They used collage paper, split pins and felt tips to create giraffes, hippos, teddy bears and lions.

Old and new toys

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 1:20pm

This term we are learning all about old and new toys.

On Friday we all brought our favourite toys into school. We had lots of fun sharing our toys with each other and playing different games. We loved playing board games like snakes and ladders and learnt how to play guess who. William in Miss Rileys class was a great bingo caller and we played a whole class game of bingo!

In the afternoon we were very lucky and had a special visitor who showed us some old toys and taught us how to play with them. We loved learning about the old toys, especially 'jacks' and 'shut the box'.



Toys Old and New Launch

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 12:53pm




This half term the children are going to be learning about toys old and new. To launch the topic the children were asked to bring in their favourite toys. Have a look aat some of the toys they decided to bring in.

Busy Beebots

Date: 1st Dec 2019 @ 10:57pm


The children have really enjoyed learning how to follow and give instructions to each other this week. They have programming the Beebots to follow a set of directional instructions to make them move around a grid. The children found this fun and didn't stop laughing. As you can see one of the Beebots didn't like to listen and decided to have a nosey at the what was happening in the classroom instead.

Christmas decorations

Date: 1st Dec 2019 @ 10:39pm

Ho ! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas !

The children are getting more and more excited about Christmas. We have started decorating  the classroom and will be putting the Little Fir Tree up this week. We are going to be reading Christmas stories, singing songs and making christmas crafts as part of the 24 day Advent Christmas countdown. Make sure you ask your child about the stories that they have been reading!

Wash Wash Wash your hands!

Date: 1st Dec 2019 @ 10:00pm


The children have been learning about the importance of washing their hands. The Nurse came into school this week and showed the children how to wash their hands and talked about why they needed to wash their hands too! She gave the children handwashing posters to use in school to help them remember how to wash their hands correctly and taught them a song to sing too!

Handwashing song (Tune of row row row your boat)

Wash, wash, wash your hands, wash nasty germs away,

If you don’t you might get ill and that would spoil your day.


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.


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