Category Archives: Year 1

Year 1 blog

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


 

Remembrance Day

 

This week, we marked Remembrance Day with an assembly in school and representatives from school went to a special service at the Elim Church.      

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Published Date: 13th November 2015
Category: Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Children in Need 13.11.2015

 

Put your ears on, Children in Need is on Friday 13th November and we will be celebrating it in order to raise money and awareness of an amazing charity! Please donate your £1 and’put your ears on’ to show your support.

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Published Date: 9th November 2015
Category: KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

What we will be learning this week…

 

Firstly a big thank you to all parents that attended their consultation meetings last week. It was lovely to see you and show you pieces of your childs’ work that they have completed this term. If you have not had your consultation meeting there is another evening being held on Thursday 12th November between 3.30-4.45. […]

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Published Date: 8th November 2015
Category: Year 1


 

Arts Week

 

All classes will be taking part in our annual creative arts week – 9th to . We have come together with Stan’s Cafe who will be working with year 4 and 6 to create some artistic performances that the children will be creating from conception to completion. Whereas the rest of school will be taking […]

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Published Date: 5th November 2015
Category: Arts blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Monday 23rd November: The Star Dome Experience

 

Dear Parents/ Carers, We are delighted to inform you that the Star Dome will be visiting us at Tiverton Academy for years 1, 2, 5 and 6. The Stardome is an inflatable, portable planetarium which will be visiting us from the Space Centre in Leicester and we will watching particular shows linked to our learning. […]

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Published Date: 3rd November 2015
Category: Year 1, Year 2, Year 5, Year 6


 

Y1 Cinema Trip: Friday 13th November

 

  Dear Parents/ Carers,   We are delighted to inform you that we have been offered a free cinema trip as a part of the film festival. We have arranged to see ‘Princess and the Frog’, at the Odeon, New Street on Friday 13th November.   We will be leaving school at 9.00am prompt to […]

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Published Date: 3rd November 2015
Category: Year 1


 

IPC Topic: Autumn 2: Let’s Celebrate

 

This half term, we will be focusing on the topic… As it is the time of year that so many festivals of light and celebrations come around, like Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas, Hannukah and Halloween, it would be good to build our understanding of each of these events and also celebrate the history, traditions and […]

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Published Date: 30th October 2015
Category: Year 1, Year 2


 

Halloween Disco

 

We had a great time this evening at the Halloween disco! Amazing outfits and a great time had! A big thank you to the parents for the fantastic costumes!

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Published Date: 22nd October 2015
Category: Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

The Harvest Collection

 

This year, our harvest collection will be going to the Ark Project, based with the Christian Life Centre in Selly Oak. We are aware that the Ark Project helps many people in the Selly Oak are with food parcels and other kinds of support, such as crisis parcels, bedding starter packs and free school uniforms. […]

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Published Date: 15th October 2015
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

IPC Topic Autumn 1: Our World

 

For this half term, our new topic will be ‘Our World.’  Over the next half term Year 1 and 2’s topic will be ‘Our World.’   This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum. This new curriculum sets out very clearly what children will learn – the learning goals – in three […]

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Published Date: 26th August 2015
Category: Year 1, Year 2


 

Our New Topics for 2015 2016!

 

Here is a sneak peak preview of our topics for this year in year 1 and year 2! Autumn 1: Our World  Autumn 2: Let’s Celebrate  Spring 1: Myths and Legends Spring 2: Water  Summer 1: Insects and Flowers  Summer 2: Time Travellers  The units are very exciting and will also provide a framework for our […]

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Published Date: 26th August 2015
Category: Year 1, Year 2


 

Year 1 and Year 2: PATHS Inspire

 

Thank you to the great turn out from parents this week! It was a lovely day seeing parents working alongside their children making the compliment stars and Twiggle salt dough figures. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Here are some of pictures of the action :o) It was a great opportunity to learn about how we approach emotional […]

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Published Date: 10th July 2015
Category: Reception, Year 1, Year 2


 

Birmingham Music Service Summer Gala Concert – Thursday 16th July – 7pm – 9.15pm

 

Birmingham Music Service Summer Gala Concert – Thursday 16th July – 7pm – 9.15pm We are really looking forward to next Thursday’s Birmingham Music Service Summer Gala Concert held at the Symphony Hall. Super Choir (the KS2 choir) will be performing a range of songs alongside a large number of other schools from across Birmingham. […]

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Published Date: 9th July 2015
Category: Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Arts Fest: One Trust, Many Talents – Tuesday 14th July, 2pm-4.30pm

 

Arts Fest: One Trust, Many Talents – Tuesday 14th July, 2pm-4.30pm You may be aware that Tiverton Academy have organised our first Elliot Foundation Arts Festival this summer at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre at King Edward’s School & King Edward VI High School. The festival will take place on Tuesday 14th July (2pm-4.30pm) and […]

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Published Date: 9th July 2015
Category: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

My Child’s Report

 

Your child’s report is will be available to access on Friday 19th June. See the school office to receive a personal username and password. Please click on the icon below to access it.

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Published Date: 16th June 2015
Category: Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Birds of Prey Visit – Friday May 1st

 

To link in with our topic, Year 1 and Year 2 will be welcoming the Falconry Centre into school for a live Birds of Prey session. Owls and other birds of prey will come into school and the children will be able to learn all about them from their handlers and see them in flight. […]

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Published Date: 23rd April 2015
Category: Year 1, Year 2


 

Our New Topic: Summer 1: Owls

 

Our new topic this half term is Owls and we are really enjoying learning about all different kinds of owls. This will tie in with our Big Hoot art project. Watch this space for more and more updates! Year 1 and Year 2 Teaching Team

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Published Date: 20th April 2015
Category: Year 1, Year 2