Year 1CC: Blog items

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!

Toy day

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:49am

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 @ 8:49am

As part of our topic ‘Toys Alive!’ we have been learning about toys and games from the past. We made chatterboxes. They were a bit tricky to make but we loved them with our friends. We wrote nice messages inside so our friends felt happy!

Manchester Airport

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:48am

We absolutely loved our visit to Manchester Airport to launch our new topic of ‘How do you wheel, drive and move?’ We learnt so much information about aeroplanes and we got to see loads taking off and landing which was super exciting. We had a look at the...


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