Year 1 Blog

Pirate day!

On Thursday the 9th of February the children had a fantastic day creating their pirate characters and wearing the outfits to go with it! Their dancing, singing and poem reading was incredible and made us scurvy sea dogs proud!

Safer Internet Day 2018

Tuesday 6th February 2018 is Safer Internet Day, an annual event designed to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people. For more information, and access to advice and resources, follow this link:

Big Garden Birdwatch 2018

This weekend is the annual Big Garden Birdwatch, where people all around the country will spend one hour monitoring the wildlife in their gardens.  The results help provide RSPB with valuable insight to the British bird population. For more information, and to print out your survey sheet, follow this link:  

Santa’s Village and Code Boogie

For some fun Christmas themed games, and opportunities to practice coding, have a look at these websites from Google:

Cleethorpes Fun!

On Friday, Year 1 had a fantastic trip to Cleethorpes as part of our ‘Beside the Sea’ topic. The children enjoyed feeling the sand between their toes, building sandcastles, making sand-angels and burying each other in the sand. We went on the ‘Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway’, one of Britain’s oldest seaside miniature railways and also had an ice-cream each! The children could choose any flavour
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Awesome Algorithms!

This week Year 1 have gone algorithm mad! We’ve discovered that an algorithm is another word for an instruction, or set of rules to follow, to get something done. In particular, its the word we use when using computers and other technology. In maths, we’ve learnt new vocabulary for directions and turns, such as left, right, clockwise, anti-clockwise, quarter, half and three quarter turns.
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Year 1 – Beside the Sea

Welcome back to the final half-term in year 1! To end the year, we’re going ‘Beside the Sea’,  learning all about seasides past and present and the features of seaside towns. Here is our topic overview of what we will be learning about this half-term. Y1 summer 2 Beside the seaside 2016-2017  

Year 1 Superhero Day

All of year 1 had a fantastic time yesterday on our superhero day. The costumes we excellent, a great mix of stereotypical and real-life superheroes. We had fun with drama in the morning, acting out scenarios, from doctors and nurses saving injured people, Tim Emmett climbing up the climbing wall with his pick-axe and superheroes saving scared victims from the evil villains. We took
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Superhero Cape Experiments

As part of our science topic on materials, Year 1 have been investigating which materials might be the most suitable for a waterproof cape. We’ve looked at the properties of materials, and decided that although we think some materials, like metal, might be waterproof, they are too heavy to be a cape! We narrowed down our choices to 5 materials; cling-film, fabric, tin foil,
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Tennis Coaching

This half-term, Y1T are having tennis coaching run by ParksTennis and TennisSheffield. Our fantastic coach is called Ryan, and he will be teaching us all the skills needed to play tennis. We’ve started with ball skills and hand-eye co-ordination and next week we will be moving on to use bats and balls together! We found some things very challenging, especially throwing the ball up
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