Year 1AI: Blog items

Telling the time

Date: 17th May 2021 @ 11:01pm

Last week we have been learning how to tell the time to o'clock and half past times. We used our own analogue clocks to tell the time and then we read times and drawed the minute and hour hands correctly on a blank clock. 

We discussed how telling the time was an important skill that will help us all the time. We also looked at lots of different images of clocks so we had an understanding that clocks can look very different. 


Why not try this game and continue to do some learning at home... Click on the top sections where it says analogue to analogue and o'clock/half past times.


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Measuring Sunflowers

Date: 17th May 2021 @ 10:54pm

Our CC topic this half term is called 'How does the garden grow?' We have learnt lots of facts and vocabulary linked to plants, flowers and trees. We started the half term by planting some sunflower seeds and over the last few weeks we have been looking after out plants and measured how tall the plant is growing. We used our maths skills to measure our sunflowers using a ruler and record how tall they have grown. Next week we are hoping to take them home and continue to look after them until they have grown into beautiful sunflowers. 




Date: 26th Jan 2021 @ 10:13am

Last week the children were very excited to see the snow when they came to school. At break time we played in the snow made snow angels and had snowball fights. 

Look at the fun we had!

Year 1 - Super Home Learners

Date: 18th Jan 2021 @ 7:42am

In Year 1 during the first two weeks of remote learning we have had fantastic work being sent in. Children have been working really hard and are asking questions and making comments on padlet all the time. The engagement has been brilliant. Have a look through our pictures below...


Well done everyone!!! smiley

Mrs Iqbal, Miss Powell, Mrs Cooper, Miss Kevill

How to access Padlet week beg 4th January

Date: 6th Jan 2021 @ 3:46pm

Hi Everyone!

Sorry about the confusion with the padlet link today. It was a little bit annoying and frustrating. So this week when you use the link posted in the discussion thread for padlet on school spider you must add the addtional details that are explained on the video. 

Please see the video below where I am explaining how to do this. The details will also be posted on school spider each day. 

Hope this helps!

Any questions please email us on 

Mrs Iqbal and Miss Powell 

Year 1 Remote Learning 06/01/21

Date: 5th Jan 2021 @ 4:05pm

Happy New Year!!!!

We hope you have had an amazing Christmas. Unfortunately we will be working from home this half term due to the National Lockdown which came into place Monday evening. We do not want you to worry as we are here with you. However we would like you to continue with your learning at home using Padlet and school spider. 

You must log onto school spider each morning and do the register. We will then post the padlet link for that day where you will find all the day's learning. Make sure you go to the column for that day. So today go to the column labelled Wednesday and scroll down to see your activities for the day. At the top of the column you will find some messages from the staff in Year 1. 

Each day we would like you to ask us questions or tell us about your learning using the discussion thread for that day. Parents if you have any questions or can't find any logging in details for any of the online resources that we use please email us on the year group email or alternatively when you receive a call from Miss Kevill please let her know as well.

It is important that you log onto school spider each morning and do the register and complete the activities on Padlet. Miss Kevill will be ringing each day to any parents of children who have not been accessing the remote learning and have not been completing the daily register. 

Thank you for your support and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask through email, school spider or when you receive a call. 

Stay Safe!!!

Mrs Iqbal, Miss Powell, Mrs Copper, Miss Kevill and Mrs Tierneysmiley



Friday 18th December - Behaviour Star!

Date: 28th Dec 2020 @ 2:06pm

The final Behaviour star of the Autumn term and 2020 goes to...

Ferdows for always doing the right thing and following the class and school rules and expectations.

Great Job!!! 

Christmas Lunch!!!

Date: 28th Dec 2020 @ 2:02pm

On Thursday 17th December we enjoyed Christmas lunch. We wore our Rudolf hats and used our Christmas placemats to put our lunch on. We ate turkey or Cheese whirls along with the usual traditional side dishes of roast potatoes, brussel sprouts, mash, carrots and gravy. It was delicious!!!

Thank you Alison and all the cooks in the kitchen:)


The Gruffalo Panto

Date: 13th Dec 2020 @ 7:42pm

On Friday 11th December we were treated to the Gruffalo live stream Panto online. It was really funny and we all enjoyed watching it!

Friday 11th December - Behaviour Star!

Date: 13th Dec 2020 @ 7:33pm

Last week Kinglsey was awarded the Behaviour Star of the week. He always follows the class and school rules and is a great example to the other children in the class.

Well Done!!!

1AI Air Treat

Date: 13th Dec 2020 @ 7:29pm

On Wednesday 9th December Air House children in 1AI were treated to an afternoon of Gingerbread Decorating in the hall.

Well Done Everyone!!! They looked amazing! Hope they tasted good as well...


The Elf Workout!!!

Date: 13th Dec 2020 @ 7:24pm

Last week Mrs Thewlis introduced us to 'The Elf Workout.' We had an amazing week doing the workout each day. Some children even requested it everyday! What a healthy, fit class we are:)

Healthy Bodies = Healthy Minds!!! 

Why not try it yourself in the Christmas Holidays!!! 

Friday 4th December - Behaviour Star

Date: 6th Dec 2020 @ 2:50pm

This week in 1AI we had a girl who received the Behaviour Star!!! She got this star because she has shown great behaviour to all that her learning this week and has shown great listening and attention skills during carpet times together as a class. 

Well Done Darcey!!!

Behaviour Stars!!

Date: 29th Nov 2020 @ 1:26pm

What a busy few weeks we have had in 1AI that I haven't managed to blog our Behaviour Stars for the last few weeks...

Here are our stars from the last three weeks:

Rayyan - Friday 13th November

Amelia - Friday 20th November

Abdul - Friday 27th November 

Well done to the three of you!!!yes

Happy Half Term!!!

Date: 22nd Oct 2020 @ 4:04pm

What a busy and tiring first half term back in school we have had!!!

The children have been amazing getting stuck back into their learning and enjoying being back into the structure of a new 'normal' in school and seeing their friends. It has been a joy to watch children learn new Year 1 skills. 

Have a lovely half term what ever you do but remember to keep safe!

Love Mrs Iqbal 

Reading Star!!!

Date: 22nd Oct 2020 @ 3:56pm

We have Reading Star in 1AI class!!!

This half term Ferdows has smashed through the Year 1 levels on Lexia and is now working his way through his allocated books on Active Learn!!

This was noted by Mrs Thewlis who has sent him a special Reading Teddy. 

Well Done Ferdows!!!

We are really proud of you in school!!smiley

Active Learn

Date: 20th Oct 2020 @ 6:25pm

Hello Everyone!

Today children have brought home a letter all about Active Learn. I have also attached the letter that has been sent home to this blog. 

This is an online rssource to support your child with their reading, phonics, spellings, punctuation and grammar skills. The logging in details are also attached to the letter.

Please can you make sure you read the information and if they are any issues with the logging in details or you have any further questions please ask me at the gate when you drop off or pick up your child or alternatively drop me an email on: 

Mrs Iqbal 


Lexia Superstars!!!

Date: 18th Oct 2020 @ 11:29am

This week in 1AI we have loads of children working really hard on Lexia at home and in school. We gave out 9 more certificates during our class celebration assembly on Friday morning. Some children got 2 certificates!!! 

Ferdows - Level 4 and 5

Hannah - Level 1

Kingsley - Level 3

Ranya - Level 3

Rayyan - Level 1

Tomasz - Level 2 and 3

Zainab - Level 4


Well done everyone!!! Keep it up!!!


Friday 16th October - Behaviour Star!!!

Date: 18th Oct 2020 @ 11:23am

This week's Behaviour Star in 1AI went to....

For being really polite and helpful in the class this week.

Great job!!! 



Date: 11th Oct 2020 @ 9:21am

This week we started our new story called 'Supertato.' We discovered a sack of vegetables stuck on our working wall with a parcel next to it. The vegetables were terrified and needed our help to identify and describe the Evil Pea! We became adjective detectives and designed the evil pea and thought of adjectives to describe the character.


Lexia Superstars!!!

Date: 11th Oct 2020 @ 9:12am

This week some children received some Lexia certificates for completing levels on the program. Some children even received two certificates. 

Joel - Level 1

Noah - Level 1

Kingsley - Level 1 and 2

Ferdows - Level 2 and 3

Ranya - Level 1

Zainab - Level 3

Well Done Everyone!!! Keep it up!!!

Friday 9th October - Behaviour Star!!!

Date: 11th Oct 2020 @ 8:42am

Another week has flown by and the Behaviour Star has been awarded. 

This week it was awarded to a boy for having amazing manners and being very polite around the class and school. 

Well Done!!!!


Friday 3rd October Behaviour Star!!!

Date: 4th Oct 2020 @ 4:49pm

This week we have a girl in 1AI who received the Behaviour Star!!! This girl always has fantastic behaviour around school and is a great role model for other children in the class.

It is.......

Well Done!!!

Our Learning so far...

Date: 27th Sep 2020 @ 3:13pm

What a wonderful start to our learning in 1AI!!! 

Children have amazed me with their commitment and ability to work in our new 'normal' in Year 1. This week we have continued to read and use our focus text called 'My Mum is a Supermum.' We have used this to write labels to describe the mum in the story, another superhero and ended the week by drawing and labelling a picture of our own Mum or Nana.  Why not listen to the story using the link below:


In maths we have started to think about adding two numbers within 10 using the counting on method on a number line and combining two groups of objects. We have also started to practise our number skills in our daily Fluent in 5 sessions. We end each session with a BIngo game where we practise writing our numbers and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. 

In our Connected Curriculum or what we call 'CC' we have started to think about what is incredible about our bodies and what we already know. It was amazing to listen to all the facts that children already knew about the body. We talked about the differences and similarities between us all in 1AI and talked about what we were good at. 

In PE we started the 'Daily Mile' using our track outside and indoor PE consisted of Just Dance and a fitness version of the game Bingo! In Outdoor PE we have started to practise lots of multiskills using different games and equipment.  

Phew!!! It has been a busy few weeks!!! Keep checking our blog for more learning updates from 1AI. 

Friday 25th September Behaviour Star!!!

Date: 25th Sep 2020 @ 11:58am

It's the end of the week again and in 1AI we have another Behaviour Star!!

This week the award has been given to Tomasz. Well Done for following our class and school rules and being such a great example to other children in the class and around school.

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