Y1: Gallery

We are computer programmers!

Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 4:13pm

We have had a great time learning about writing computer programs for the BeeBots! We used directional language to describe where we wanted the BeeBot to move to: forwards, backwards, turn left and turn right.  After that we had a go at predicting where it would move to following instructions we had been given. We know that a set of instructions for a computer is called an algorithm and that we must give each instruction clearly. If there is a problem with the instruction we must de-bug the program!

PATHs in Year 1 - Doing Turtle

Date: 25th Nov 2020 @ 5:12pm

In our last few PATHs lessons we have been learning all about 'doing turtle'.  Twiggle and his friends have helped us to understand that 'doing turtle' helps you to calm - when you are feeling mad or angry.   You have to:-

* Stop 
* Count to 10
* Take a Deep Breath
* Say: The Problem Is ...
* Say: I am feeling ... 

'Doing Turtle' can help you a lot.

In our provision area we have acted out when Twiggle was upset with Henrietta and some of us have completed a jigsaw all about 'Doing Turtle'. 

Year 1 - Seasons of the Year

Date: 25th Nov 2020 @ 5:06pm

In our Science lessons we have been learning all about the weather and the different seasons of the year.  We know there are 4 seasons in the year - Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer.  Today we have sang a song called: Seasons of the Year.  Then we have worked together to put pictures into the different seasons.  

PATHs - Year One

Date: 19th Nov 2020 @ 5:00pm

In Year One, we have been learning lots through our PATHs lessons.

In our provision areas we have completed role-plays, made friendship flowers, completed feelings balloons and lots more - take a look at some of work. 

Sliders and Levers

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 12:07pm

In Y1, we will be making moving pictures as our first Design Technology project. We have looked at lots of children's books which contain levers, sliders and flaps. Then we had a go at making our own sliders and levers - using as split pin as a pivot. 

Year 1 ... Maths Fun

Date: 16th Sep 2020 @ 12:51pm

Maths Fun – It’s All About The Sorting

In Year One we have been thinking about how we could sort objects / items and people into different groups.  This morning we worked outside to sort ourselves into different groups:-

* Boys and Girls
* Cardigans or Jumpers
* Dresses or Trousers or Shorts or Pinafores or Skirts
* Tights or Socks
* Different Hair Colours

Then, we worked in smaller groups with our friends to sort lots of objects – into different colour groups and some of us even sorted our objects into different animal groups.
It was super fun


Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 1:46pm

Our topic for this half term was : How do plants and animals help each other?

The children were asked to be creative for their home learning.  Well done to Charlie for creating a lovely mini garden ... I hope it makes everyone smile!

Henry has been very busy too - he has created an Animal Fact File - have a read through of all the information.  He has used to lots of skills to create his fact file - English (Reading and Writing), ICT and Science.  Well Done Henry.  

Gavin has also created his own miniature garden ... I think it is very colourful - what do you think? Well Done Gavin. 

If any other children have completed their projects - please take photos and forward them to me in school and I will update our gallery. 

Many thanks.

Miss Burns

Y1 Forest School - Session 2

Date: 18th Mar 2020 @ 3:58pm

We have had another great session in Forest School today – even the rain didn’t put us off!

We have learnt how to use a Kelly Kettle and make a mini fire so we could have some hot chocolate – yummy!  We also made badges from wood and built our own shelters – it was fun!  Some of us got very muddy … the muddier the better!

Year 1 Hula Hooping for Sports Relief 2020

Date: 16th Mar 2020 @ 11:12am

The whole school had a brilliant time raising money for Sports Relief! Here are some action shots of our Year 1 children and their hula hooping skills!

Y1 Forest School

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 4:04pm

We have had a great start to our Forest School sessions – although we didn’t escape some of the rain showers! 

First of all we played a game to introduce ourselves – we had to use alliteration.  Here are some of the names we used:-
Arthur Alligator
Ellie Elephant
Noah Newt
Henry Horse

Then, we played a game where we learnt all about predators and prey.  We pretended to be sharks and fishes, deer and wolves and antelopes and cheetahs.  After that we listened to a story all about wolves.

We have also made mini dens / shelters for a small animal. 

Finally, we looked closely at some newly planted trees and we are going to observe how they grow over the next few months.

Take a look at some of our photos.

World Book Day - Year 1

Date: 5th Mar 2020 @ 10:56am

We have been celebrating World Book Day in Year 1.

Take a look at all of our costumes. 

Year 1 - Our Trip to Chester Zoo

Date: 4th Mar 2020 @ 8:30pm

Year 1 had a wonderful day at Chester Zoo - as a start to our topic for this half term: How do plants and animals help each other?

When we arrived we took part in a workshop called "Curious Creatures".  In the session we learnt all about nocturnal animals, big animals, fast animals, underwater animals and colourful animals.  Year 1 even got to smell 'jaguar wee' and 'badger poo' - I think that we will remember that for a long time!  Also, apparently elephants poo over 100kg every day - YUK!!!

After that we had a tour of the zoo and saw lots of animals - including the chimpanzees eating their lunch.  We saw meerkats, giraffes, rhinos, monkeys, snakes, jaguars, cheetahs and many more ... but the highlight of the day was seeing the new baby elephant - it was being cared for by it's Mummy and Daddy.

It was a great day and all the children enjoyed it.   


A Promise is A Promise

Date: 25th Feb 2020 @ 2:21pm

In Year 1, we have listened to the story 'A Promise is A Promise'  by Robert Munsch.

We then talked about keeping promises and what makes someone trustworthy. We made our own Y1 Promise:-

* To be kind and caring to everyone.
* To say nice words to all our friends.
* To do good things and actions.
* To join in all activities and try our best.

We are going to try very hard to keep our Y1 promise.  

Weather Reporters

Date: 11th Feb 2020 @ 4:28pm

To finish our Learning Challenge topic - Is the weather always wonderful? - Year 1 have worked in small groups to present their own weather reports.

They had to write their own short scripts and decide who was going to talk about the weather in the different parts of The United Kingdom.  Also, they showed their understanding of the weather by using a range of weather words all about England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

They worked well in their teams and had great fun.

Well done Year 1!

It's all about the seasons!

Date: 11th Feb 2020 @ 4:17pm

Is the weather always wonderful?

Year 1 have been learning all about the different types of weather and the seasons of the year this half-term.

For their home learning they were asked to produce a creative project all about the seasons of the year.

We had some very creative designs and ideas.  Thank you to all the children (and their families) who created some wonderful home learning projects.

Henry and Gavin received a prize each for their creative designs - well done.

Take a look at our home learning - we are very creative in Y1!


Date: 10th Feb 2020 @ 4:55pm

This half term, Y1 have been developing their food technology skills in DT by designing and making fruit kebabs.

We have been:

*learning about the different food groups

*finding out how much of each food group we should eat using the Eat Well Plate

*learning about seasonailty - which fruits can we get at which times of year and where do they come from? 

*using our senses to describe the appearance, taste and texture of different fruits

*developing our data handling skills by creating a tally chart and bar graph to show which was the most and least popular fruits from our taste testing

*learning how to cut foods in different ways: the fork secure, the claw grip and the bridge hold - choosing the most appropriate one for the type of fruit being cut

*designing our own fruit kebab - thinking about fruits that we like and that would look nice when presented together

*combining our skills by making our kebab - and filming it (using clear instructions, like a cookery video) for half term's computing unit of work 

*writing an evaluation about our finished product - saying what we liked and what we would change next time

Mrs. Roberts was very impressed with how we used our knife and fork to show the different ways of cutting we had been taught. 

We had lots of fun and loved eating our fruit kebabs at the end!

Science Week 2020!

Date: 31st Jan 2020 @ 4:23pm

Science Week 2020

This week all of our classes have been focussing on a science topic. 

Year 1 - Animals inc Humans

Year 2 - Animals inc Humans

Year 3 - Forces and Magnets

Year 4 - States of Matter

Year 5 - Forces

Year 6 - Light

Children have been observing changes, finding patterns, classifying and identifying, researching and performing all kinds of interesting, fun and crazy experiements!

Speak to your child and ask them what they have learnt this week.

We hope you've enjoyed it!

Science Experiments with Adrian!

Date: 31st Jan 2020 @ 11:18am

We've had a fantastic morning performing some different experiments with Adrian. We've been finding out about materials that float or sink! Seeing which shape rolls the best! And which material is the most "absorbent".

We've learned 5 very important scientific words: predict; test; measure; classify and observe. Can you remember what they all mean?

Science Investigation and Senses Walk

Date: 28th Jan 2020 @ 5:13pm

Year 1 - Investigation: Who will have the biggest feet?

We have worked with a partner to make predictions.  Then we have discussed why someone might have bigger feet / larger hands / long legs or smaller feet / small hands or short legs.

Year 1 – Our Senses: Five Senses Walk

We have been exploring our five senses outside.  We discussed what we could see, hear, taste, touch and smell … it was very interesting. 

The Human Body

Date: 27th Jan 2020 @ 12:03pm

For our start to Science Week we have been learning all about ‘The Human Body’.  This morning, we have sang Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.  Then we danced to The Skelton Song.  We played ‘Simon Says’ and then played a game where we had to point to different parts of our partner’s bodies.  Miss Burns drew around Evie-Mae and we all worked together to label the different parts of the body diagram.

We have used mirrors to look closely at our facial features.  Then, we had to draw and label our facial features on a blank face template.

We have had a fun start to Science Week in Year 1.


Date: 20th Jan 2020 @ 8:01pm

In our PATHs lessons we have been learning all about 'Doing Turtle' and how this can help us in many situations.

We know to:-

and say 'The problem is ...'

We have also been thinking about OK Chocies and NOT OK Choices.

Today, we had to work as a team to complete the challenge: Which team could keep the balloon in the air the longest?

Team One managed 20 seconds - Well Done!  It was great fun! 

Place Value in Action

Date: 14th Jan 2020 @ 4:56pm

In Year 1 we have been learning all about Place Value - we have used lots of practical equipment to help us to understand 2 digit numbers.

We have made Number Maps to show our understanding. 


Fruit tasting!

Date: 10th Jan 2020 @ 4:11pm

In Year 1 today we have been talking about The Eat Well Plate and learning which food groups we should eat more and less of. We know that to be healthy we should try and eat a balanced diet including at least 5 pieces of fruit or vegetables.

We talked about making a fruit kebab as a healthy snack. Mrs Roberts showed us some different fruits: we talked about which part we eat and where in the world they come from.

After that we tasted each one and thought about: What does it look like? What does it taste like? How does it feel? Did we like it?

Then we voted which was our favourite fruit; we used this information to create a bar graph. This will help us to decide which fruits to put in our design next week.

Is the weather always wonderful?

Date: 9th Jan 2020 @ 2:05pm

Year 1 have participated in ‘Round Robin’ - experiencing and identifying different types of weather.  These have included:

* making it rain
* sorting & classifying different types of weather 

* playing ‘cloud’ football
* creating a snowy scene
* making a ‘seasons’ plate
* exploring and making weather models. 
It was great fun!

A Special Visitor

Date: 18th Dec 2019 @ 4:03pm

Year 1 have been partying today - it was a super fun end to the term.

We even had a special visitor ... I bet you can't guess who?   (Take a look at the photos to see ...)

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our Year 1 families.

See you in 2020 ... from, The Year 1 Team (Miss Burns, Miss Costello and Miss Parr). 

Lyme Community Primary, Lyme St, Newton-le-Willows WA12 9HD