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Week beginning 15th October 2018


This week in English and Maths we have done some assessments to find out how much we have learnt over the last 7 weeks.

Our teachers have been amazed at the progress we have made!


Over half term please continue to read as often as you can and learn your 5 new spellings.

Homework challenge:- Practise counting in twos up to 20, fives up to 100 and tens up to 100.


In our IPC curriculum we have learnt all about Samuel Crompton and his wonderful invention 'The Spinning Mule'.

We spent a lovely day in Bolton finding out more about this famous person and then had the opportunity to look around Bolton Museum.


Thank you to everyone who sent in food items for 'Winter Watch'.

The children are now more aware of how they can help homeless people in Bolton.


Have a lovely half term.

Week beginning 8th October


This week in English we have been looking at the story 'George's Marvellous Medicine' and writing a set of instructions to make our own medicine.

We thought of lots of disgusting ingredients such as wriggly worms, eyeballs and toe nails!

We had to make sure we used 'bossy' words in our instructions such as put, get, mix, stir, drop etc

Homework challenge: Write a set of instructions for brushing your teeth or making a sandwich. 


In Maths we have developed our understanding of subtraction.

We now know that we must put the larger number first when subtracting and our answers will be smaller

Homework challenge: Throw 2 dice and subtract the smaller number from the larger number. How many calculations can you do in 3 minutes?


In our IPC curriculum, in the afternoons, we have been drawing maps of Bromley Cross.

We had to think carefully about the position of the buildings, where the roads were and other 'street furniture' such as bus shelters, signs, railings, traffic lights etc.

Then we made our own buildings out of junk materials and  in small groups designed  imaginary villages. This was lots of fun!

See you all next week .


Week beginning 1st October 2018


What an exciting week we have had in Year 1.

When we came into school on Monday morning we found an enormous sandwich with a bite taken out of it! Who did it belong to?

Later in the day we learnt that other unusual items had been found in school such as a golden egg, a gigantic shirt, a huge pair of trousers and some magic beans!

We also kept finding trails of glitter in and around school!

In our role as  detectives we concluded that the Giant from Jack and the Beanstalk had visited our school!!!


In our English lessons we have written about these exciting findings and in our Maths lessons we have used beans to help us with our subtraction work.

We didn't have enough magic beans for the whole of Year 1 to calculate with so we used jelly beans instead! We did such super learning with them that our teachers let us eat the jelly beans afterwards!!!


Thank you to everyone who attended the Phonics session on Tuesday morning.

The children had a great time sharing their learning with you and hopefully it has helped to inform you of how you can help your child at home.


In our IPC afternoons we went on a walk around the local area to identify different buildings and their functions eg library, supermarket, train station and church.

We will use this knowledge to help us when we come to plan our own imaginary village next week.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in boxes to help with our model making.


Home learning challenges:

English - Recount the story of Jack and the Beanstalk to someone in your family

Maths -  Practise simple subtraction using counters, buttons, conkers, sweets etc.

eg There are 12 sweets. I take away 7 of them. I have 5 left. 



Enjoy your weekend and see you all on Monday.



Week beginning 24th September


This week in English we have been looking at the story 'The Snail and the Whale' by Julia Donaldson.

The snail went around the world and saw lots of wonderful sights such as a volcano exploding, an eagle soaring through the sky and penguins waddling on ice!

The illustrations in the book gave us opportunities to think of some really good describing words to use in our writing. 

Homework Challenge - See how many describing words you can find in your reading books this week.


Next week the children and staff are looking forward to our Parental Engagement session on Phonics.

The session will start at 9 am on Tuesday  2nd October.

If you can attend it will be a great opportunity for you to find out more about Phonics  learning in Year 1. 


In Maths we have been investigating how many different pairs of numbers make 10.

We then found pairs of numbers that make 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9

We used counters to help us. 

Homework challenge- How many different pairs of numbers can you find that make 12?


In IPC we had the opportunity to dress up as 'People Who Help us' such as Firefighters, Police Officers, Builders, Doctors and Nurses.

The children had lots of fun and were very creative and imaginative in their role play.

The children had to think carefully about how these people might help us such as a Nurse might take our temperature, listen to our heart, bandage our arm etc.  



Have a lovely weekend. 



Week beginning 17th September 2018


This week in English  we have been looking at the story Tiddler by Julia Donaldson.

We have practised saying our sentences out loud, counting the words in our sentences and then writing our sentences.

We have also been practising our handwriting, ensuring our letters are sitting on the lines and are formed correctly.

Home learning challenge - Please practise your five spellings ready for Friday's test.


In Maths we have been adding 1 digit numbers to ten eg 6+3=9

Then we  practised adding  1 digit and 2 digit numbers eg 13+7=20.

We have learnt that it is quicker to put the larger number first when adding and then count on.

Home learning challenge- Please practise adding pairs of numbers such as 5+5, 7+6, 9+8, 10+10 etc


In IPC we started our new topic called 'A Day In The Life'.

On Monday we began by dressing up as Farmers for the day.

We learnt how to look after our Eagley animals - a pony, sheep, rabbits, ducks, hens, an African snail and stick insects!

On Tuesday we were given lots of different props by the teachers and we had to decide who would use them in their job. 

On Thursday we played a game where we had to think of as many jobs as we could.

We thought of about 50 different ones! 

Then we had to decide what our dream job would be, such as a firefighter, doctor, vet, footballer, taxi driver, ballerina etc.

We drew pictures of ourselves wearing the appropriate uniforms and with the necessary equipment needed for our jobs.


Well done to all the children who have read 5 times (to adults at home) this week.

Some names have been placed on the second balloon of 'Up, Up, and Away' and  are another step nearer to achieving a  treat at the end of the half term.


In the afternoon some of us had the opportunity to explore the school grounds.

We found flowers, leaves, seeds and fruits

Then we planted some seeds for Mrs Clarkson.  


Have a lovely weekend 



Week beginning 10th September 2018


In English we have been discussing and writing about the story 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson.

We have also been practising our handwriting, remembering our 'ups'(leads)

We have learnt that some letters sit in the grass, some letters reach up to the sky and some letters go underground.


In Maths we have been learning about place value.

We have used vocabulary such as one digit, two digit, tens and ones

eg 26 is a 2 digit number and it has 2 tens and 6 ones 

Home learning challenge -How many tens and ones are there in the numbers 14, 67, 81 and 100? 


In IPC we have continued to explore the wonderful things our brains can do.

We have learnt how we can keep our brains healthy by doing puzzles, getting plenty of sleep, eating a balanced diet, drinking lots of water and doing some exercise.


We have also had fun making glasses using red and blue cellophane to represent knowledge and skills.When we watched some special animation clips on the internet we could see in 3D! It was amazing!


Thank you to everybody who attended the Year 1 Welcome meeting on Tuesday afternoon. Information packs will be sent out next week.

Also homework, centred around the topic 'A Day in the Life of', will be given out on Monday.

Our first lot of spellings will be handed out on Friday 21st September.


Well done to all the children who have read 5 times this week. Their names have been placed on the first balloon of 'Up, Up, and Away' and they are one step nearer to achieving a  treat at the end of the half term.


Enjoy the weekend and see you all on Monday dressed up as Farmers,  for our special themed day. 


Week beginning 4th September 2018


Wow! What a busy four days we have had.

The children have settled well into their new classes and have produced some fabulous learning this week.


In English we have been writing sentences based on the book 'What makes me a me?'  

We were very inventive and wrote sentences such as -

I am like a monkey because I am good at climbing trees.

I am like a frog because I like jumping on my trampoline.


We had to remember to use a capital letter at the start of our sentences and a full stop at the end. We also had to remember to leave spaces between our words.


In Maths we have been counting, reading, writing and ordering numbers to 100.

Home learning challenge - See how many different numbers you can find in your house or on your travels this weekend.


On Thursday afternoon we harvested the potatoes grown in our school grounds and we made potato salad with them.

We all agreed that they tasted delicious! 


It has been the first week of our IPC Brainwave topic.

We have been learning about what the brain does and how it helps us to learn.

We joined our Year 2 friends in the hall and found out lots of interesting facts about the human brain.  We learned about how big our brain is... ask your child to demonstrate how they know how big their own brain is!

We also learned about how our brains develop and grow and were all able to use scientific vocabulary such as neurons and brain cells!


The teachers have set your children a fact finding challenge and when the children can prove to us they know the answer to the following question they will receive a sticker:


                                        "Do all living things have a brain?"


We look forward to seeing you at our Year 1 welcome meeting on Tuesday 11th September at 2:45 pm.  We will be sharing information about the year 1 curriculum and life in Year 1. 


Have a lovely weekend.

See you on Monday.