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Welcome to Year One’s blog page.  We will keep you updated with the fun and exciting things we get up to everyday via our Twitter feed and blog.  We would really appreciate you commenting on our posts and letting us know what you think.

Here is our learner profile for what a year 1 child will be able to do by the end of the year.

Year 1 Learner Profile

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Year 1 trip to Formby National Trust Park

Year 1 have had an amazing day today at Formby National Trust Red Squirrel Park. We had a lovely long walk along the beach and through the woods, looking for different animals and their habitats. We saw lots of creatures on our nature walk, and we even saw a rare red squirrel eating its lunch! We stopped for a quick lunch break and then decided to make some fantastic environmental art structures and and see how many different kinds of leaves we could identify on our trail! It was such a fun day and we learned so much about different woodland creatures and their habitats. Well done, Year 1!

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Learning about our skin!

Our skin is amazing! Today, we learned that our skin is our largest organ and it is very important. First, we played some parachute games to help us think about how our skin is stretchy.

Then we created some tableaux to show what else our skin can do.

Our skin is stretchy!

It keeps us cool and allows us to sweat.

It also stops us from getting too hot.

Our skin also helps us to sense things when we touch them.

Our skin even protects us from bacteria!

 

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How many legs?

Dimitri visited a zoo. He peered into one of the cages but the glass steamed up and he could only see 12 legs.

Who could the legs belong to? How many different ways can you make 12 legs using these animals: giraffes, tigers, penguins and flamingos?

Year 1 have found some great ways to solve this problem. Can you think of any more ways?

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Our finished kite products!

Year 1 have finished making their kites! After testing a range of shop-bought kites, and investigating the most suitable materials, we decided to use plastic bags to make our kites because they are so strong and waterproof. We also used straws or kebab sticks to hold the kites in place, and used colourful felt to make the final products look like our designs. Take a look at our amazing kites!

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Investigating shadows

As part of our science topic about the changing seasons, we learned about how the earth rotates once a day to give us day and night, and how the earth revolves around the sun to give us 4 seasons in a year: autumn, winter, spring and summer. We went on to the yard and used our maths skills to measure the length of our shadows and investigate whether the length and direction of the shadows changed at different times of the day. Even though it looks like the sun is moving across the sky, we are the ones moving as the earth spins around! We love science and maths!

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Making rain gauges

Year 1 have started a new science topic this term called ‘Habitats and Seasonal Change’. We started off by thinking about our seasons and how the weather changes throughout the year. We decided to make rain gauges so we could measure how much rain falls on our school grounds in April. Do you think this will be more than, less than, or the same as the average rainfall in winter or summer?

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Year 1 stage a protest

Today Year 1 staged a protest! The Crayons are sick of being mistreated by Duncan and they have had enough!!

 

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Year 1’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic D&T Project

This half term, Year 1 are preparing for a special Teddy Bear’s Picnic in our D&T lessons! We received a letter from Mr Bear inviting us to a picnic and asking us to help him choose and prepare some ideal picnic food. Today, we started off by sampling some classic picnic food: hummus and pita bread, cheese and biscuits, bananas, and Battenberg cake. We tasted and evaluated each food, describing the taste and texture of each one, and choosing our favourites. Later in the topic, we will be learning to cook some delicious picnic foods. What would you have at your ideal picnic?

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St. Pat’s Got Talent 2018

We finished the term in style today with a beautiful church service for Holy Week, a lovely attendance assembly and, to top it all off, our annual St. Pat’s Got Talent spectacular! Children in each class from Nursery to Year 6 have been auditioning in their classes and practising hard to make through to the finals. The standard was so high again; the talent in this school is truly incredible! We had singing, dancing, piano playing, comedy and even magic!

In the end, Thomas and Alfie from Year 1, and Viyan from Year 6 were this year’s St. Pat’s Got Talent winners with their superb performances, but all the performers were outstanding. It was great to see so many parents there to support the children too, as always.

Well done, everyone and have a lovely Easter. Meanwhile, take a look at some of the photos and videos below!

Reception: Reception Performance

Thomas and Alfie (Year 1) Year 1 Singing

Anthony, Kamal, Ismail and Byron (Year 1) Year 1 Dance

Abbas, Dahir and Muiz (Year 2) Year 2 Group

Charlie (Year 2) Year 2 Singing

Amber and Amanda (Year 3) Year 3 Singing

Joseph, Tyler and John (Year 3) Year 3 Magic

Giddeon and Adam (Year 4) Year 4 Comedy

Lillianna and Maysie (Year 4) Year 4 Dance

Year 5 rock band (Year 5) Year 5 Rock

Kerin and Daisy (Year 5) Year 5 Dance

Viyan (Year 6) Year 6 Piano

21 Pilots (Year 6) Year 6 Rap

Kieran and Hawi (Year 6) Year 6 Singing

 

 

 

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Year 1 St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

We had so much fun on Friday celebrating St Patrick’s Day. Thank you to the Melody Makers for a fantastic dance workshop.

 

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