Category Archives: Year 1

Year 1 blog

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


 

The Christmas Magic Show

 

We had a great time in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 with Flip and Dippy visiting us for a Christmas magic show! It was just amazing!    

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Published Date: 14th December 2015
Category: Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2


 

StarDome visits Tiverton!

 

This afternoon we had some wonderful visitors from StarDome to teach us about constellations. We listened to traditional tales from around the world about how stars formed beautiful constellations. It was an amazing afternoon! What constellations can you see at night?

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Published Date: 23rd November 2015
Category: Science Blog, Year 1


 

Nativity Costumes: Monday 14th December

 

  Nativity Costumes Dear parent/carers In this year’s nativity, year 1 and 2 will be dressing up as stable animals (chickens, donkeys, sheep and cows) or shepherds. If you are able to make or purchase your child a costume, this will really help as we can ensure that everyone has one for the performance. Here […]

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Published Date: 19th November 2015
Category: Year 1, Year 2


 

EYFS and KS1 Christmas Movie Night – Tuesday 8th December

 

  Dear Parents/Carers, We are excited to announce this year’s Christmas Movie Night for EYFS and KS1 will be on Tuesday 8th December. The film showing is ‘Arthur Christmas’ and the cost for attending will be £1 per pupil, which will include a drink and popcorn. The film will start at approximately 3.30pm and end […]

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Published Date: 19th November 2015
Category: Reception, Year 1, Year 2


 

Christmas Dates

 

Dear parents,   Here are a few dates for you to put in your diaries for the month of December. It will be an exciting time for us all!   Monday 7th December Christmas Theatre Trip for Year 2 – We will return to school for 6pm. Tuesday 8th December KS1 and EYFS Movie Night […]

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Published Date: 19th November 2015
Category: Year 1, Year 2


 

Arts Week: Diwali Celebrations!

 

Diwali is the Hindu/Sikh festival of light. As part of our celebrations in class we read the story of Rama and Sita and learnt just how powerful light can be! Here are our Diwali firework pictures on display. We used the glue very carefully to make firework shapes and used coloured glitter to represent how the fireworks […]

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Published Date: 17th November 2015
Category: Arts blog, Year 1