Year One

Our visit to the allotment

We have enjoyed going to the allotment today. We looked at all the fruit and vegetable plants and then shared our own growing stories. Finally we planted some Swiss Chard seeds. We think they may be sprouting when we visit the allotment again. Mrs Pike picked us some strawberries which were ready and after washing them we tried them back at school. The strawberries were delicious!

Grow, grow, grow

Look at our amazing planters! Year 1 pupils were busy in the Easter holidays creating these wonderful recycled and up recycled planters. We have enjoyed having them in our classrooms and now they will be displayed in our door area. Thank you for your efforts Year 1.

Toby's Reclamation

Toby's Reclamation kindly lent Year 1 some of their treasures! The children were able to organise the artefacts into old, new and from a long time ago. Pupils enjoyed studying the items carefully and creating an observational drawing. Maisie's and Jessica's artwork can be seen in the photographs. Pupils were also able to compare how things have changed with the invention of electricity, batteries and the use of plastic. Pupils looked at old and new irons, door bells, sewing machines and weighing scales and considered how they have changed and developed. Many thanks to Toby's Reclamation.

Year 1 Dance Festival

Year one had an exciting morning at Blackpool School sharing some dance moves, sharing dances and learning a superhero dance. We very tired in the afternoon from all the exercise!

Excellent Home Learning!

Well done to Matthew who completed his maths challenge which was to fit 30 objects in a tiny matchbox!

World Book Day

Thank you so much to parents/guardians and children for the amazing effort that was put into the children's World Book Day costumes. The pupils looked fantastic and it made the day feel really special! After showing off our costumes and explaining a little bit about our favourite book characters  Year 1 and Year 2 teamed up to research different authors and make posters. We spent some time sharing books with class 4W/5C which the children really loved and we finished the day with a sharing assembly.
Everyone went home with a World Book Day voucher - don't forget to use yours before 26th March!

Our Visit to the Model Village

We had a wonderful time at the model village today. We loved looking at the tiny houses, buildings and people. The children couldn't quite believe their eyes and were so excited and enthusiastic about the village.  We picked three places for our innovate section of our sequence linked to ' Naughty Bus' . The pond, the dragon figure and the zoo!

It's Problem Solving Week

We have been solving number problems involving 100 ants. We have sorted them into a variety of arrays.

A Tall Tale

This week in GOAL time children have been writing their own stories. Kade worked very hard on his extremely long story! In this photo his friends are helping him to hold it, they had to be photographed on the playground it was so long. Christabel and Georgiana showed brilliant engagement and motivation writing stories that stretched across the whole classroom!

We're going on a chimney hunt!

As part of our homes topic Year 1 went on a hunt to see what different types of chimneys we could find. We also answered Marcus's topic question: ' Why do some houses have chimneys and some don't?'
These are some photos of the chimneys that we found. Photos taken by the Year 1 pupils.

Our Story Settings

We have thought about the settings of our new story which we are writing in the ' invent' stage. We painted some interesting story settings. We are going to send our stories to Nick Sharrat as we have used You Choose for inspiration in the ' innovate' section of our writing sequence.

Breaking News!

BREAKING NEWS! There has been a mysterious break in over the weekend in Year 1's role play area. The Three Bears' cottage has been ransacked, their porridge was eaten and chairs upturned. Having considered the trail of evidence Year 1 have concluded that it must have been Goldilocks and have created posters describing her. So if you see Goldilocks make sure you tell a teacher immediately!

Model Homes!

To kick start our Spring Topic of Homes, we have been making different types of homes out of junk modelling. Thank you to all our adults who came in to see our models and comment on them in our Learning Journeys.


Key Stage One went to St Martin's Church today to perform the Nativity and share Christmas Wishes. The Christmas story was brought to life with some lovely enthusiastic singing of our Wriggly Nativity songs and acted out by some Year 1 volunteers. Thank you to Reverend John and the parents that came with us.

A Visit From the Dogs Trust

We were lucky enough to have a visit from The Dogs Trust. We learnt about how to look after dogs and also compared a dog's needs to a human. Did you know that there are over 300 types of dogs in the world? We talked about why some dogs have to be looked after at The Dogs Trust.

Cinnamon Snowflakes

Year 1 have been making Cinnamon Snowflakes this week. The children took on the roles of presenters and film recorders! The children learnt how to record a short film on the tablets and made an instructional film, giving clear step by step directions. Ozzy said "They taste like Christmas!"

Physical Theatre To Create A Forest Word Bank

In English we used our imaginations to create freeze frames in groups for parts of the forest like the trees, the bog of doom, the mud, the campfire and the banks. We then came up with interesting words which we used to make our class poem about the forest.

Rainbow Day - Stand Up To Bullying

Today is Rainbow Day, the children have come to school dressed in their Rainbow Day colours. The theme of the day is 'Stand Up To Bullying'. Years 1 and 2 are working together in mixed classes for the day. Children have the opportunity to make new friends and work with different people, celebrate our Rainbow values, discuss what it is to be a good friend and to be kind, discuss feelings and have lots of fun! This is some of the Year 1 and 2 children learning a dance with Mrs Miller. ☺

Football Skills

We have had a great time today stopping the ball and controlling it with our feet. We played a game where we had to dribble the ball and when Mrs Miller blew her whistle we had to stop it with different parts of our bodies. Can you see what body part we had to use?

Our French Breakfast

We enjoyed a super French breakfast this morning with our parents. This was linked to our harvest celebrations. We will talk about the French food tasting tomorrow in our harvest assembly.

We're Going On A Shape Hunt

We went out looking for shapes in the environment. We found so many shapes! Can you name them and describe their properties?

Making ways to 15

We have used a variety of resources to make 15. We recorded the addition sums.