Category Archives: Year 1

Everyday Materials

In Science, Year 1 have been exploring everyday materials. We know that lots of the things we use everyday are made of plastic, glass, wood, metal and rock. We went on a hunt around our classroom and outside area. We found lots of objects that are made from these items. We found out that some of these objects were made of more than one of these materials.

Take a look at what we have found!

Superheroes in Year 1!

Superheroes are everywhere in Year 1! Year 1 have been working extremely hard in their first week of Spring Term. We have written superhero poems and created our very own superheroes. They are now flying around our classroom! We have been exploring materials in Science and finding out about transport from the past in History. We have worked really hard and look forward to learning more in our Superhero topic!

6’s and 7’s Pupil Voice

I really enjoyed learning about feelings and talking to other people

Anas – Year 2


I liked learning about giving kind messages to people and about sharing our feelings.

Amelia – Year 2


What I enjoyed the most was sharing our feelings and giving warm messages.

Hafsa – Year 1


I enjoyed learning about giving warm messages and sharing feelings.

Harry – Year 1

Well Being Week…What We Think.

Well Being Week Pupil Voice

Mikaeel Reception – ” All the teachers keep me safe.”

Eliora Reception – ” The cameras on the building help make sure we stay safe.”

Hafsah Year 1 – “We learnt that exercising makes you feel amazing.”

Kye Year 1 – “Exercising give us more energy to do things and keeps us fit.”

Amira Year 2 – “We learnt about being kind to make people feel happy.”

Amaan Year 2 – “I learnt that when you help people you help their feelings.”

Dante Year 3 – “I learnt that deep breathing helps us stay calm.”

Olivia Year 3 – “I learnt lots of ways to keep myself healthy.”

Isaiah Year 4 – “Meditating is a way of staying calm.”

Ayah Year 4 – “I learnt that if my well being is good I am relaxed.”

Codie Year 5 – ” Fake news can be called ‘Clip Bait’ and things like Green Screen and Photo Shop are used to make it.”

Carmen Year 5 – ” Fake news is very bad and is used to spread bad things, make money and to give people the wrong information.”

Shanti Year 6 –  “You should never send inappropriate images – it can ruin your life and others.”

Erica Year 6 – ” I enjoyed learning about how much sleep I should get every night. It was really nice to find this out.”

Christmas Cheer

This week has been a lovely week in Year 1. We started the week with our special Christmas lunch. We created hats and place mats and took them with us. On Tuesday afternoon, we walked to the church and enjoyed the church service. We also took part in Reception’s Christmas Nativity as the fabulous choir. We sang and joined in with the actions extremely well! Today was Christmas jumper day and the children wore some wonderful jumpers. Thank you for all your donations!

Christmas Story

We have been learning about the Christmas story in R.E and the children did some fantastic writing to retell the story.   They were able to sequence pictures of the events and we even spotted Christmas symbols that are important to Christians in the story  such as the star and the gifts from the wise men.


We have been learning about non-fiction in English and writing facts about Autumn and Winter.  In Maths we have been learning number bonds/ pairs to make 10.  The children have written them down systematically to check they have all the number pairs and finding missing numbers in number sentences.  Super work Year One!

We have also made mats and hats for our Christmas lunch on Monday!

Walk around our local area

Year 1 are learning about our local environment – Nechells in Geography. We have been learning about physical and human features and how to ask geographical questions. We know that physical features are features that are natural and human features are features that are man-made. On our walk to the Post Office, we noticed lots of human features; houses, shops, road sign etc. We are going to learn some mapping skills and create a map for Mrs Ali to show her how to get back to school from the Post Office.


Year One weather reporters!

This week we have been busy learning about the weather in Autumn and looking out for the weather of the day.  We watched weather forecasts and had a go at doing our own weather forecasts using weather language we have learnt such as; frosty, misty, foggy, cold, rain etc.

We have been retelling the story of Plop. The Owl that was afraid of the dark by Jill Tomlinson.  Today we rewrote the story in our books using punctuation and story language we have learnt throughout the week.  We even learnt how to use exclamation marks and question marks!  Well done Year One!


We have also been learning how to show numbers in different ways.

Shapes everywhere!

Year 1 have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We know that there are lots of shapes in our environment. We can name the shapes and we can talk about the properties of the shapes.  We have been exploring 3D shapes and discovered the 2D shapes that we can see on them. We can see 6 square faces on a cube! We created our 3D shapes using midget gems and cocktail sticks!

Take a look at what we have made!