Category Archives: Year 1

Year 1 blog

Children in Need: Best Dressed Bear Competition

 

This year, to raise money for BBC Children In Need, children from every year group dressed up their bears in all sorts of different outfits. We were SO impressed by your creativity and imagination, and awarding prizes was verrrrry difficult. Thank you all for your generous donations – we hope to have the total added […]

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Published Date: 21st November 2017
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

KS1 reading INSPIRE

 

What a fabulous, inspiring morning we had today. The classrooms and hall were buzzing with reading excitement and everyone got stuck in. Come and take a look…  

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Published Date: 20th November 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1, Year 2


 

The Magic Porridge Pot – Book Review

 

This week, Year 1 completed their work on The Magic Porridge Pot – a traditional tale from Germany. This included writing their version of the story with their chosen food. Children were very imaginative and had some great ideas. Some parents had the opportunity to view and enjoy this work at the recent Parent Consultation. […]

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Published Date: 9th November 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1


 

Magical maths is back!

 

Today we had a magical maths assembly and the clubs will be starting again in January. The clubs will be after school every Wednesday for 6 six weeks. You can join by visiting the website or calling the telephone number on the flyer that was handed out today. There is a cost for the workshops. […]

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Published Date: 7th November 2017
Category: KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

What a busy half term!!

 

In Maths we have covered several topics, including place value, calculation and geometry.  We demonstrated our understanding of place value by, for example, using dienes blocks and ordering numbers. We performed addition calculations in different ways, including outside on the field using natural objects. We learned about geometry in a tasty way by making 2D […]

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Published Date: 27th October 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1


 

McMillan coffee morning

 

The McMillan coffee morning was a success this morning – thank you to Mrs Matthews for organising it and all the staff that helped set up. A huge thank you to all the parents/carers/staff and children who donated cakes and biscuits in order to make it successful. We had a good turn out and we […]

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Published Date: 29th September 2017
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, School Council, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Welcome to Year One!

 

This half term we moved from Reception into Year One. We have a new classroom and have been getting used to our new routines and responsibilities. In Maths we have been focusing on a number of topics including 2D shapes, counting and place value. In Literacy we have been developing our handwriting and learning what […]

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Published Date: 21st July 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1


 

World Book Day 2017

 

We had a wonderful world book day in year one! Lots of us dressed up as our favourite book characters. We enjoyed reading in the book corner. The big books were as nearly as big as us! Arabella the story teller came to visit us. Can you guess which story she read?

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Published Date: 17th March 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1


 

Number words

 

This week year one have been learning to read and write number words! We have been practising writing them in sand. And in paint! We even had a challenge to find, read and match the number words!

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Published Date: 25th January 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1


 

Birmingham Royal Ballet

 

On Tuesday year one had some special visitors – real ballerinas! They showed us how they learn to perform ballet. We practised pointing our toes. Ballerinas stand with their feet together. We even had to put the soles of our feet together. It made our legs ache! They came from the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Have […]

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Published Date: 18th January 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, sports blog, Year 1


 

New Year New Topic

 

Year 1 have been excited to find out about our new topic! We had to look at pictures from around the school to find where the clues would be. Where could they be? We decided to talk in our groups about where the clues might be. Some of us even drew a map to help! […]

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Published Date: 18th January 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1


 

Elmer – it’s ok to be different

 

We had a wonderful time today watching an Elmer performance from an amazing theatre company. It’s ok to be different, embrace it!

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Published Date: 9th January 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 1, Year 2


 

A BUSY CHRISTMAS WEEK IN YEAR 1

 

We have had a busy week in Year 1. On Monday, Jangle the elf rewarded us for our beautifully written letters to Santa. He placed a gold coin in our empty water bottles… What a surprise! Later that morning we joined EYFS and Year 2 to watch the magic of Flip the Clown. We enjoyed the […]

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Published Date: 16th December 2016
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1


 

Magical Christmas show with Flip

 

We’ve had a lovely Christmassy magic show with Flip the Clown this morning 🎄 We even face timed santa 🎅🏼

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Published Date: 12th December 2016
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2


 

Jangle the Elf

 

It was a very strange start to our afternoon in year 1. We found a trail of green glitter leading into our classroom! Jangle the Elf was sitting on Mrs Matthews chair with a big bag full of goodies! We had the magical green sparkles all over us! He gave us lots of exciting treats! […]

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Published Date: 1st December 2016
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1


 

We were all INSPIRED!

 

Year 1 and year 2 welcomed parents today for our reading INSPIRE workshop and it was a great success. The children and parents had the best time circulating around the year 1 classroom, year 2 classroom and hall. We provided the children and parents with lots of different reading activities such as reading sacks, non […]

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Published Date: 14th November 2016
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1, Year 2


 

Children in Need

 

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Published Date: 9th November 2016
Category: eyfs blog, KS2 blog, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Super Scientists

 

In Science this week year one have been learning about materials. We have been learning the names of different materials and exploring their properties. Can you see the different materials we have explored? Chloe made a circus tent using different materials in the art studio. We also looked on the ipads to learn about other […]

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Published Date: 23rd September 2016
Category: KS1 blog, Science Blog, Year 1


 

Amazing apparatus

 

Year one were very excited during PE this week. Miss Meah helped us to learn how to use the apparatus. We climbed up safely – some of us even got to the top!

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Published Date: 23rd September 2016
Category: KS1 blog, sports blog, Year 1


 

Eid Mubarak!

 

It’s party time in year one! Year one had a wonderful afternoon celebrating Eid ul-Adha with our friends on Friday afternoon. We learned that Eid ul-Adha is a day of happiness and forgiveness. Check out our dance moves to the song Happy – its one of our favourites! We also made some Eid crafts during […]

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Published Date: 18th September 2016
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1


 

Circus Day!

 

Year 1 and year 2 were very lucky to have Juggling Jim join us for a fun filled day. He taught us many circus skills. We learnt how to spin plates – it was very tricky to keep the plates level! Next we practiced a balancing trick with cups and boards – we had to keep […]

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Published Date: 18th September 2016
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1


 

Busy bees!

 

Wow! What a start to the new school year! Year 1 have already been busy working hard all last week! During Literacy we have been practising writing sentences about our holidays.   In Maths we have become measuring experts! We have been learning how to use metre sticks to measure some really long objects around our school. […]

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Published Date: 12th September 2016
Category: KS1 blog, sports blog, Year 1


 

We’re MAD about science!

 

We had a great assembly when Mad Science came in to do a fantastic assembly for the whole school. It was such fun science experiments. Some children have now joined the Mad Science Club after school. Watch this space for more information about their progress!  

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Published Date: 26th May 2016
Category: Science Blog, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Y1 Drama Production: the Enormous Turnip – 26th May 2.30pm

 

You are invited to join year 1 for their own drama production. Y1 Drama Production: the Enormous Turnip – 26th May 2.30pm We hope you will enjoy it!

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Published Date: 9th May 2016
Category: Year 1


 

KS1 Dates for the Diary

 

Dear parents,   We are looking ahead to an exciting term. Here are a few dates for your diaries.   May May is the month for the testing period of Y2 SATS. Year 2 will be taking their tests in the reading, writing and maths papers. 12th – Y2 Football Training with Aston Villa Football […]

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Published Date: 9th May 2016
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1, Year 2


 

Our sunflower seedlings have arrived!!🌱

 

Last week we planted sunflower seeds and since then we have been giving our seeds lots of love, care and water! Just look at how much they have changed! Some have begun to shoot up and others are just beginning to sprout. We can’t wait until they are fully grown sunflowers 🌻

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Published Date: 19th April 2016
Category: Science Blog, Year 1


 

Testing materials

 

This week Year 1 have been testing materials they think would be suitable for a garden apron. We had great fun investigating the properties of materials and were surprised with some of our results. Keep up to date about our investigation into materials right here on our blog!    

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Published Date: 19th April 2016
Category: Science Blog, Year 1


 

Easter Egg Competition – the Winners!

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA We are pleased to announce the winners of the Easter Egg competition!   Nursery Reception Year 1 Year 2   Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

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Published Date: 24th March 2016
Category: Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Some Egg-cellent Entries! The Easter Egg Competition

 

A big well done to all the children (and parents) for their fabulous entries this year! 😉 Here are the amazing entries which are being judged. Watch this space for news of the winner!  

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Published Date: 24th March 2016
Category: Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Sneak Peak!

 

Can you guess what we are busy making? We have been very busy using our art skills to create something beautiful for somebody who is very special to us. We have scrunched up tissue paper to give the texture of petals and glued them carefully onto coloured card. Look at the pictures below to help […]

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Published Date: 4th March 2016
Category: Arts blog, Year 1


 

World Book Day

 

Thursday 3rd March we celebrated World Book Day throughout the school. The children looked fantastic dressed as their favourite book characters which included: Willy Wonka, Miss Spider (James and the Giant Peach), Barry (Barry the Fish with Fish Fingers) and Winnie the Witch to name a few!! In the afternoon we paired with Year 5 […]

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Published Date: 4th March 2016
Category: KS1 blog, Year 1


 

Year 1 and Year 2 Mothers’ Day Concert

 

Today we invited our families to come and share with us our Mothers’ day celebrations! It’s been brilliant.      Here are the songs and poems we performed. Thank you for coming and we hope you enjoyed! Mrs Round KS1 Coordinator   Gifts of Love – Y2 changed the lyrics to reflect what our mums […]

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Published Date: 4th March 2016
Category: Arts blog, Year 1, Year 2


 

IPC and Science Topic: Year 2 Spring 2: Plants

 

Spring is just around the corner! This half term, we will be learning about living things and how they grow. We will be focusing new life, specifically the conditions for plants to grow and naming the parts of plants. Learning Objectives identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and […]

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Published Date: 22nd February 2016
Category: Science Blog, Year 1


 

Parent Consultations: Spring Term

 

Dear parent/ carer, This half term’s parent consultations will be taking place on Tuesday 1st March. This will be an opportunity for you to meet with the class teacher and discuss your child’s progress so far. Letter have been handed out with a reply slip for you to indicate the most convenient time slots. Please […]

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Published Date: 22nd February 2016
Category: Year 1, Year 2


 

KS1 Mothers’ Day Concert

 

Year 1 and Year 2 will be hosting a Mothers’ Day concert on Friday 4th March starting at 9.20am. We hope you can join us! Mrs Round and Miss Sehmar Year 2 and Year 1 Teachers  

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Published Date: 22nd February 2016
Category: Year 1, Year 2


 

KS1: Dates for the Diary – Spring 2

 

Dear parent/ carer, This Spring half term is looking to be very busy! Here are some dates for the diary. Monday 22nd February – Friday 26th February – Book Fair: Please feel free to pop in before or after school to look at the selection of books and pick up a bargain. Tuesday 1st March […]

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Published Date: 22nd February 2016
Category: Year 1, Year 2


 

We Are Artists!

 

This morning we are busy being artists! Year 1 are creating pieces of art in the style of Wassily Kandinsky – a Russian artist who is famous for his abstract art work. Kandinsky loved listening to music whilst producing his art and we too are listening to his favourite musician Richard Wagner whilst we create […]

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Published Date: 3rd February 2016
Category: Arts blog, Science Blog, Year 1


 

Halving Shapes!

 

Here is a great way to understand that half is one of two equal parts! In Year 1 we now know that we must half a shape down the middle to make sure that both sides are of equal size. We had a great time learning and the cakes were yummy too!

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Published Date: 28th January 2016
Category: Year 1


 

Sorting Animals

 

This week we have been learning about different types of animals from general house pets to mysterious sea creatures. Using a selection of images and descriptions we were able to classify them into their correct animal groups. See how we got on! !    

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Published Date: 28th January 2016
Category: Science Blog, Year 1


 

What’s Behind the Stable Door?

 

What a fantastic show Tiverton Academy put on today at Elim Church. We were ever so proud of all children involved, especially year 4 for their acting skills and remembering all their lines. The shows just keep on getting better and better. We would also like to say a big thank you to Mrs Baker who […]

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Published Date: 17th December 2015
Category: Arts blog, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6