Y1: Gallery


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). 

Home Learning

Date: 4th Dec 2019 @ 4:36pm

Year 1 have been learning all about life in the past for a child.

They have been busy at home too creating their home learning projects - take a look!

Well done to the Year 1's who completed this home learning.

Investigating Artefacts

Date: 26th Nov 2019 @ 4:45pm

As part of our Learning Challenge: What was life like for a child in the past?  Year 1 have been investigating objects from the past.

We have used artefacts and pictures to discuss and decide what each of the items were used for.  Year 1 thought it was funny if you needed to use a 'chamber pot' - We decided bathrooms like we have today are much better!

Year 1 enjoyed being historians and finding out what the artefacts were used for. 

World Children's Day

Date: 20th Nov 2019 @ 7:25pm

Today Y1 have taken part in a range of activities to celebrate World Children’s Day.  Our Rights Respecting Ambassadors (Harmony and Zara) have played ‘Rights Musical Chairs’ with us.  We have also talked about how every child across the world does not have the same education as us.  We have created our own keys for the ‘Let’s Unlock Education for Everyone Campaign’.


Toys in the Past

Date: 19th Nov 2019 @ 4:39pm

Our Learning Challenge is : What was life like for a child in the past?

Year 1 have been investigating toys from the past and toys from the present.  They had to decide whether their toy was 'old' or 'new'.  Then, they got chance to play with their chosen toy.  We also discussed that old toys were made from wood, metal or paper whereas nowadays toys are made from materials such as plastic and you have computerised toys like an I-pad or an X-Box.  

It was great fun investigating the toys!

Computer programming!

Date: 18th Nov 2019 @ 3:43pm

Y1 have worked hard this week thinking about how to write instructions for our friends to get from one place to another. Some of us were 'robot pirates' and some of us were 'programmers' - we had to use the instructions forwards, backwards, left and right to guide the pirates to the treasure.

Then we used this language to move a toy from a starting point to different locations on a treasure map.

Next week we will be using the Bee-Bots - writing algorithims and using them to program the Bee-Bots to travel around our maps.

KS1 fundraising for Children in Need

Date: 18th Nov 2019 @ 12:44pm

Our KS1 children had great fun on Friday raising money for Children in Need! In our team point groups, we took part in four different challenges:

*passing a balloon over and under

*trying to transfer malteasers from one bowl to another using only a straw

*moving a cookie from our forehead into our mouth by only wiggling our faces

*cup stacking

There was lots of laughing and team spirit as the children cheered each other on! School raised over £400 for the charity.

Victorian School

Date: 6th Nov 2019 @ 9:18pm

Today Y1 have experienced life as a Victorian school child.

They have had their nails and hands inspected to check they were clean enough for school.  Unfortunately, it was clear to see some children had spent the morning cleaning out the scullery, up a chimney or down the mine!  After promising they would be cleaner tomorrow Ma’am allowed them into class.

Did you know Victorian children paid a penny to come to school?

They have also taken part in Victorian lessons (the 3Rs and Drill).  Some children had to spend time in the Dunce’s corner.  They also joined in with devotional chanting – just like Victorian school children.  The children now know that:-

Children should be seen and not heard.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness.

Some of the children said they would like school to be more like a Victorian school because they worked hard.

A Message for Baby Zorg's Mum and Dad

Date: 24th Oct 2019 @ 12:10pm

Year 1 have been taking care of Baby Zorg for the last few weeks - ever since he crash landed his spaceship on our school field.

Today he told us that he was missing his Mum and Dad.  Here are some picture messages for his Mum and Dad.  We hope that his Mum and Dad will be able to come and find him - here on Planet Earth so that he can go back home with his Mum and Dad.  

Geography in Action

Date: 23rd Oct 2019 @ 3:53pm

Today Y1 have been undertaking some geography fieldwork.

They have explored our local area to find the answers to the following questions:-

How many people visit the local shop (Sam's shop)?
When is the busiest time in the local shop (Sam's shop)?

We worked in a small group and went for a walk along Lyme Street - where we found out that every street has a name sign.  Then, we did a survey outside the local shop to find the answers to our questions.

We found out:-

31 people visited the shop.
The busiest time was at 2.00 pm and the quietest time was at 1.15pm.

We had lots of fun!  Miss Burns, Miss Costello and Miss Parr were very proud of us as we are great ambassadors for our school.  Well done Year 1. 

Design Technology - Moving Pictures

Date: 22nd Oct 2019 @ 9:07am

Year 1 have worked very hard making a moving picture of an alien to help Zorg the alien settle in on Planet Earth. 

After looking at some children's books containing levers and sliders we had a go at making our own - the children were fabulous! Then we designed our own, choosing the materials we wanted to make our finished product attractive and fit for purpose and selecting whether we wanted to use a lever or a slider. 

Next week we will be ordering the stages of our designing, making and evaluating process and writing our own evaluations. 

Baby Zorg knows he is in England

Date: 26th Sep 2019 @ 2:31pm

This week we have been learning a little more about The United Kingdom so we can send a message to Baby Zorg's mum and dad.

We have been able to use a map and a globe to identify the four countries of The United Kingdom - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  We have also been able to name their capital cities - London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.

Then we have used directional language such as near, far, next to, up, down, left and right to describe the position of the countries.  Some of us used a big map to help us ... it was fun!

Aliens Love Underpants ...

Date: 26th Sep 2019 @ 2:23pm

This week in Year 1 we have been working together to listen to the story of 'Aliens Love Underpants'.

After we had listened to the story we had to work together to sequence the events in the story - so that we knew the beginning, middle and end of the story.

Alien Spaceship Lost - Crash Landing at Lyme

Date: 17th Sep 2019 @ 7:46pm

Year 1 came in to school today to find out that an alien spaceship had been seen in the sky above St Helens.

Mrs Cribb needed Y1 to investigate as when she came into school she heard a big bang outside!  Year 1 explored the school field and found evidence of the spaceship crash ... then Miss Burns read a letter to us that had been written in an alien language.  It was from Mr and Mrs Zorg.  It said:-

Greetings Earthlings

Can you help us?  Our son Baby Zorg was out exploring in his spaceship and has not come home.  If you see him can you help him find his way home?

From, Mr and Mrs Zorg

Year 1 have decided they need to take care of Baby Zorg and will help him find his way home by learning all about our local area so they can send a message to Mr and Mrs Zorg!

Problem Solving in Year 1

Date: 17th Sep 2019 @ 7:32pm

Year 1 have been investigating maths problems today. 

They worked in groups to solve a problem using their number bonds to 10.  Some children used practical equipment to help them.

Great teamwork and problem solving Year 1.


Welcome To Year One

Date: 8th Sep 2019 @ 3:56pm

Year 1 have had a fabulous first few days in their new class. They have been so brilliant that all the class were 'achievers' for being 'superstars' in our Achievement Assembly on Friday.  They also had the best attendance - so SAM (School Attendance Matters) the Monkey will be in Y1 next week too. 

They have been learning lots of new routines and understanding what it is like to be in Key Stage One.  In their learning they have been exploring the continuous provision areas as well as counting (in our Maths) and understanding the importance of sharing through our PATHs lessons.

Miss Burns, Miss Costello and Sue are looking forward to the year ahead.

Thank You Year 1 for a great first week!


What makes a sunny day?

Date: 22nd Jul 2019 @ 10:40pm

Today Y1 learned about why the UK has more hours of sun in the summer than we do in the winter (A whopping 9 hours more each day). Y1 explored how our shadows move throughout the day and how to record data and interpret data from a table and a pictograph. Children recorded their shadows throughout the day, marking their new positions each time and making prediction as to where they thought their shadow would be next. Y1 then explored how planet Earth moves using globes and replica suns. Sensational science Y1!

Who lives in our school?

Date: 15th Jul 2019 @ 3:48pm

Today Y1 were tasked with gathering and recording data to help them to answer questions. Our learning question was, what lives in our school? and then children used the data they collected to answer, which is the most common insect in our school? Y1 had lots of fun exploring and investigating the many mini habitats in our fabulous school grounds. Children looked on bark, under stones, in soil and in the sky. Y1 also performed the tree shake test, placing white trays under branches and gently shaking them to see who is living on them. Y1 discovered that we have many ant nests and that ants were the most common insect. We also discovered beetles, grasshoppers, butterflies, and some interesting things in our school pond. Great investigating Y1.

Reasoning with money.

Date: 4th Jul 2019 @ 1:13pm

This week in year 1, children have been answering and shoving problems related to money. Following on from children's work with recognising and using coins, Y1 have been looking at and using notes. Children were very excited to be rich for the day and they were fantastic at counting and using their money. Super spending Y1.

Y1 assault course fun for UNICEF’s soccer aid.

Date: 27th Jun 2019 @ 12:39am

Children in Y1 helped to raise money for UNICEF’s soccer aid by completing our huge 75ft inflatable assault course. A great day was had by all and Mr. Devereux and Mrs. Costello even managed to have a sneaky go. 

Who ate the Zookeeper?

Date: 27th Jun 2019 @ 12:26am

This week year 1 have been working on improving their comprehension skills. Together we read part of our new zoo mystery 'Who ate the zookeeper?' by Dave Dutton. Children were set the task to think of a range of questions that could reveal what happened to the zookeeper. After discussing their theories children worked in pairs to collect and write down their questions in an order they would like to ask them. Children then took part in a hot seating session with a very familiar zookeeper. It took the children 40 minutes and 3 rounds of question revising, but eventually their questions lead to solving the mystery of who had eaten the zookeeper. Perfect problem solving Y1! 

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