Welcome to Year 1.

Our new Year 1 class have made a great start to the school year. The children have all made a successful transition to Key Stage 1, which is quite a big jump from the Early Years curriculum. As well as continuing to learn through their self-selected activities, the children have also now begun to learn through a more formal style of lessons.

In the mornings the children have a Literacy, Numeracy and phonics lesson and then each afternoon they study the other National Curriculum subjects- R.E, Science, Humanities (History & Geography), PE, ICT, PSHE & C, Art, Design and Technology and Music.

Not only do the children have all this work to do but they also have a lot of stairs to climb up to their new classroom on the top floor alongside the older children! Everyone has settled in well and we are very proud of them. Watch out for some photographs of some exciting Year 1 activities coming soon!

Tasty treats in Year 1.

Yesterday Year 1 made delicious fruit salads as part of their Design and Technology food project for this term. The children have enjoyed listening to some stories about a little boy called Oliver in ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and ‘Oliver’s Fruit Salad’, who only liked eating chips! Oliver learned in the stories that he should try eating…Continue Reading

A super seaside visit.

Year 1 had a wonderful visit to the seaside on Wednesday. The children have been learning about seaside environments and comparing them with the local environment of Bensham where our school is situated. They have labelled maps of seaside resorts around the UK and have learned about the features of a seaside locality. The children…Continue Reading

Eerie goings on in Year 1.

Something really strange happened recently in Y1! Four alien babies suddenly appeared in our classroom. We are not sure why this happened but we found some torn up notes nearby saying ‘If found please return to Phogtronic‘ and ‘Help I have lost my babies’. We didn’t really understand what had happened but we wondered if…Continue Reading

STEM week in Y1

Year 1 have been very interested in learning about the kinds of careers and jobs some of our parents and adult helpers do, during STEM week. We have enjoyed having visitors to our class who have shared information with us and have explained how they had to work very hard at school to get the…Continue Reading

Making an Angel at the Shipley Art Gallery

Last week Year 1 had lots of fun drawing and making models of angels at the Shipley Art Gallery. They went to the gallery to be creative as part of the requirements of the Arts Award  which they are completing in school. The children had to make observational drawings of the model angel, draw it…Continue Reading

Year 1 enjoy P4C!

Year 1 have been enjoying their Philosophical enquiry lessons this term. Through some familiar and new stories our class is learning to use philosophical language, to ask open questions, give reasons and make simple connections. The children are beginning to collaborate to help make sense of ideas from other people, and they can recognise and…Continue Reading

Investigating Toys

Year 1 have had lots of fun this year investigating toys old and new. We are currently reading and writing reports in our Literacy lessons about toys from long ago, and we have enjoyed working with ‘That History Bloke’ this year, exploring the old fashioned toys he brought in for us to work with. Maybe our…Continue Reading

Year One at the Castle Keep

On Tuesday 6th February Year One went on a trip to Newcastle’s castle keep. As it was a very cold and  snowy day we certainly were able to feel what it must have been like to be a soldier defending the castle from attack! We saw the great hall, the Queen’s bedroom and the very…Continue Reading