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Year 1


Back in May we looked at the poem 'Daffodils' by William Wordsworth in English. The children worked hard to learn the poem and perform it with actions. When discussing their Year 1 highlights this was mentioned a lot and they were keen to share their fantastic performance with you. Enjoy!


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As part of our topic, 'Seaside Holidays Now and Then', we have looked at the puppet show 'Punch and Judy'. The children selected a character from the show and designed and made their own hand puppet using felt. They worked hard to follow their design, taking care to cut the felt into the right shape and glue it in the right place. They were very pleased with the results and are keen to take them home!  


This week we have been learning about 'Le Quatorze Juillet' or 'Bastille Day' which is celebrated in France on 14th July every year. The children have learnt about the history of the day and how the people of France mark this special day with fireworks, flags and parties. They then used collage to make their own French flags. 


As part of Science week we carried out a fun investigation into what would happen if we poured water onto a plate of Skittles. The children came up with some lovely predictions and were delighted by the results. Take a look a the slideshow to see what happened...


Thank you to everyone who braved the boiling temperatures to show their support on Wednesday at our Sports Day! The children tried their absolute best and showed true sportsmanship as they competed so should feel very proud of themselves indeed! 


We started our new text in English this week; 'Flotsam', a picture book with no words. We have worked in groups to ask questions about the mysterious sea creatures in the book, and used our imaginations and interesting adjectives to describe them. 


This Thursday in PE we took part in 'Smile for a mile'. Working in our house teams to earn points, we ran circuits around the field and received a point every time we completed one. We all worked incredibly hard and were tired, red faced but very happy afterwards!


Thursday was our class 'Olympics Day'. It was a busy but very enjoyable day! In the morning the children chose a country that they would represent and created a flag. They also prepared healthy food for our Olympic feast at the end of the day. In the afternoon we had our mini games, during which the children showed great sportsmanship!


We have really enjoyed our PE lessons this term where we have been learning how to play tennis. We have practised controlling the ball using our rackets and are starting to hit the ball to our partner to develop a rally.


We have continued our topic about the Olympics this week and have been looking at the history of the Olympic torch. We found out many interesting tasks and worked in pairs to create our own Olympic torch!


We have been learning about time this week in Maths and exploring what we can do in a minute. We have also been thinking about the difference between hours, minutes and seconds. We decided that we could draw a stick man in just seconds but would need hours to walk from Hazel Grove to Stockport!


We have been getting creative this week, using collage to create a piece of artwork linked to our RE topic 'The Resurrection'!


We have been learning about Traditional Tales this week, focusing on the story of The Tortoise and the Hare. We have been learning and retelling the story as a class using a story map and actions for each part of the story.


As Spring seems to finally be here we have been looking at seasonal changes. We looked at some trees in the playground and discussed how they are no longer bare, and are starting to grow new buds. We then made observational drawings of the tree.


We have been learning about Frogs this week and writing information texts. We were very lucky as Mia  Witter brought in some frogspawn from her bond so we were able to observe it, and even saw the eggs turning into tadpoles!


This week we have been observing the key features of non-fiction books.


We had a fantastic day out at Knowsley Safari park yesterday! Despite the weather we saw lots of animals and learnt many new facts from our helpful guide tour Abbey. We had lunch with the sea lions, got very close to the Birds of Prey, and the adventurous among us even touched a snake!



We have had another busy week in Year 1! In Maths we have been getting messy with water whilst exploring capacity and in English we have been writing and publishing our own poems.


This week we looked at the book 'Handa's Surprise' and have written our own version based in Hazel Grove. On Monday we tasted different fruit and vegetables to generate interesting vocabulary to use in our stories.

16.02.18 -We had a great time making our heart of coins. Thank you for all of your donations. We also got a class certificate for our brilliant dance with Mrs O'Hare this week. Well done Year 1 you have worked hard this half term.
09.02.18 -We really enjoyed Diversity Week. Our favourite afternoon was the Market Place Experience.
02.02.18 -This week we made our own games up and have given instructions about how to play it and written them as well.

We are learning about Handa's Surprise in PE, we are creating a dance about all of the animals.

19.01.18 -On Monday we celebrated our class Liturgy. We all worked really hard and everyone was very proud of our lovely liturgy. We told everyone about World Peace Day.
12.1.18 -The children have worked very hard this week with the Year 1 team. Homework information will be distributed on Monday. Please check back here early next week for new photos. Information regarding the phonics meeting on Thursday can be found in the parents - useful information/links section of the website.
20.12.17 -We had a special visitor on party day!
15.12.17 -On Tuesday we learnt about telling the time, we played games in partners. Then later in the week we did some beautiful art work showing everything we have learnt about the seasons for our calendars.
08.12.17 -We have been making stained glass angels. This is to symbolise the angel that visited Mary.
1.12.17 -'Practice Makes Perfect.' This week we have been busy, this is us practicing for the Music Afternoon with our silly socks!
24.11.17 -We have been working hard spending money this week.
17.11.17 -We have been thinking about how to be a good friends this week. We had great fun writing messages for our classmates about why they are such good friends.
10.11.17 -This week we have been learning all about Judaism and their Shabbat celebrations.
03.11.17- It was lovely today watching all of the children enjoying their phonics games and having so much fun.
20.10.17- We have been looking at poems and we performed one about a castle today! Have a lovely half term everyone.
13.10.17- We had great fun painting our junk models of houses this week.
06.10.17 -We have worked really hard writing stories this week, so it was lovely to get outside in the sunshine today and make some shapes to introduce our new maths topic.
29.09.17 -Another busy week in year 1. We had some great fun in dance, made some beautiful rainbow bracelets in Religion and finished the week with our News Reports about The Three Little Pigs.
21.09.17 -What a busy week we have had! We have had fun learning about length in maths making chairs for The Three Bears, written fact files about the characters in the Three Little Pigs and made fishes to represent our class Gospel The Fishers of Men. Finally look at our crops from the Reception garden that the children planted last year.
15.09.17 -We have had great fun at the end of this week investigating weight. We have been finding things that are heavy and things that are light in weight.
08.09.17 -We have had a fun filled week in Year 1. We have used the beebots, been telling stories and hunting for repeated patterns.