Please click on the links to access information about the upcoming year one phonics screening check. Phonics screening check 2020 How-To-Help-Your-Child-Read-Using-Phonics Example real and nonsense words Example real and nonsense words v2.ppt
On Thursday, we had a visit from the Greater Manchester Fire Service. The children were able to go inside the fire engine and have a go at using the water hoses. The children were extremely enthusiastic about their visit.
Year One thoroughly enjoyed our Relax Kids session on Wednesday morning. Here are some photographs of different stages of the session including dancing, stretching, breathing and some peer to peer massage.
Here are photographs of some of Year One’s learning at the start of Spring term 2. We have been measuring length and height in Maths and we have been learning about plants in Science. We have been reading Jack and the Beanstalk. On World Book Day, the Giant climbed down the beanstalk and made a […]
On Tuesday 11th February, the whole school took part in SID 2020. The theme this year was #freetobeme where child could express themselves through an avatar. They could draw themselves however they wished, put needed to explain their choices.
Today, Year One enjoyed their school trip to The Saddleworth Museum in Uppermill. We learned about our local history; The Rushcart festival and Ammon Wrigley’s life and work. We learned a local morris man dance, made flowered hats and looked at the rushcart model. We were able to touch some of Ammon Wrigley’s manuscripts whilst […]
As part of our learning in maths this week, we have been finding and making number bonds to 10 and number bonds to 20. Here are some photographs of the children using concrete resources to make number bonds.
Welcome back, Year One! We have had a busy first week of the new term. We began the week by reading ‘Have you filled a bucket yet?’. We made our own small bucket and posted positive notes and drawings into each other’s happiness buckets. We discussed what it felt like to be ‘bucket fillers’. We […]
Here are a few photographs of Maths learning in Year One. In shape, the children have been making patterns with 2D and 3D shapes. In our number lessons, the children have been focusing on numbers to 20; ordering, comparing and representing numbers.
Here are some photographs of some of our learning in Year One this week. In Maths, the children have been working on the objective of recognising, naming and sorting 2D shapes. The children have been enjoying our ‘Santa’s Workshop’ role play area in the classroom, where they have been using measuring and cutting skills and […]
Here are a few photographs from our learning this week. You will see that in Maths, we have been subtracting and using the language of ‘finding the difference’. In History, we have been comparing London in the 1600s to London today, to explore what life would have been like in London during the time of […]
This week, year one have been learning about the changes that the Autumn season brings and noticing how the weather and daylight has changed. Part of our learning involved an Autumn walk around the school grounds to spot the signs of Autumn.
On Thursday, Year One took part in a Relax Kids session. The children danced, stretched, took part in breathing exercises and gave each other peer to peer massages. It was a wonderful session in which everybody left feeling happy, calm and relaxed.
Year One have been exploring the text ‘Traction Man is Here!’ by Mini Grey. This week, we came to school to find lots of photographs of Traction Man – he had been on lots of adventures in our school during the night! We wrote lists of questions, asking Traction Man about his adventures. We worked […]
Here are a few photographs of some year one’s learning this week. In English, we have been sorting fiction and non-fiction books. In Maths, we have been sorting, counting and representing numbers. In R.E., we have begun to learn about the creation story.
In our P4C session this week, we read The Colour Monster. We discussed which emotion is linked to which colour in the book. We talked about which colours would represent other emotions, how we know which colour/mood our peers might be feeling and how we could support them to feel calmer and happier (green and […]
Year One learned about The Gambia during Africa Week. The children started the week by sharing what they already knew about The Gambia and asking questions. We listened to African music, made jewellery, learned about an important figure from The Gambia and completed map work. Here are some photographs of our week.
Year One enjoyed an afternoon adventure at Dovestone. We went on a Gruffalo Trail! We had three challenges to complete. First, the children created pictures of the Gruffalo using natural materials that they could find in the environment around them. Secondly, in pairs, the children took it in turns to be blindfolded and guided along […]
Year 1 have enjoyed playing the Glockenspiels in our Music lessons this half term. Here are some photographs of the children practicing their skills. The children worked collaboratively in pairs and supported each other with their learning.
Year 1 have enjoyed a wonderful Traditional Tales Day. Everyone looked fantastic dressed as their favourite character from a traditional tale. This morning, the children decorated their own gingerbread man biscuit, tasted porridge and built a house of either straw, twigs or bricks for the three little pigs. This afternoon, we used the Ipads to […]
Today, we arrived to school to find a letter from The Giant asking for our help to make some magic potions. The children have been learning about capacity and measuring liquid in milliliters, so year 1 were able to measure the ingredients carefully using their maths skills. Here are some photographs from our exciting morning.
Year 1 have explored 3D shapes this week. The children have been on a 3D shape hunt. They have built castles using a range of 3D shapes, naming each shape and its properties. They have sorted the shapes according to their own criteria.
Year 1 received a message from the giant telling us that we had lots of measuring to do! The children measured the giant’s footprints using non-standard units of measure to begin with. The children chose to measure using cubes, counters, pencils and glue sticks etc. We then worked using standard units of measure. We used […]
Year 1 have been enjoying learning in their new role play area this week. We have linked our role play area to our topic of Traditional Tales. Here are some photographs of the children in their new area.
We read and discussed the book ‘Have you filled a bucket today?’ The children created freeze frames in pairs. Each pair’s action would either be a ‘bucket filler’ action or a ‘bucket dipper’ action. We decided as a class whether these actions would fill our invisible happiness buckets or take away from them. We made […]
In Science, we have continued to learn about the weather and the seasons. This week, we learnt about the wind. We have each made a wind sock to determine the wind direction. We each created our own version of a Beaufort Scale. This is a scale which shows what we would observe outside in different […]
Year 1 visited the Saddleworth Museum. We learnt about people and events from history that are significant to our local area. Firstly, we learnt all about the Rushcart festival, what it is and why and how it is celebrated both in the past and today. We made our own Skedlock flower sticks and flower hats […]
Year 1 have been interested in snowflakes. We read the story ‘Snowflakes’ and used the internet to search for photographs of snowflakes. We tried drawing lots of different types, remembering that they have 6 ‘arms’ and are symmetrical. Then, we used a white wax crayon to draw our final design and used watercolour paints over […]
Last week, year 1 embraced the snow! We went outside and experienced the snow and thought about how we could describe the snow using all of our senses. The children came up with fantastic adjectives which they used in their sentence work. We have been reading the story ‘Snowflakes’. We wrote a letter to the […]
This week, year 1 have become weather reporters. The children have enjoyed creating a forecast and sharing their report with the class. We looked at Mondrian’s art work and recreated our own version of his famous paintings using colours that represent winter time. In Maths, we have been practicing counting in steps of 2s, 5s […]
Year 1 have started learning about the four seasons. We have observed signs outside that it is winter, read books about the seasons and written what we have learnt into sentences. We have made a calendar for the new year based on our learning. The children have enjoyed learning in their new role play area – […]
Year 1 have an exciting new role play area; Santa’s Workshop! Children can use the area to practice writing their Christmas shopping lists and letters to Father Christmas. They can practice their cutting skills by choosing wrapping paper and bows to cut, stick and wrap up a parcel and choose their gift tag to write. […]
In the modern technological era, it can be difficult to know how best to ensure our children are safe and confident online. With this in mind Digiworld have come up with a fantastic website to build these skills in a fun and interactive way. Digiworld is a curriculum designed to help children, aged between 5 […]