School Target 2020/21 = 96%
Welcome to Year 1!
Our New Fabulous Friends - 9.6.21
Today we were introduced to our new friends, we are very excited. We will be observing what is going to happen over the next few weeks.
Elmer Day - 27.5.21
We had a lovely day showing off our true colours in year 1. We read the book 'Elmer' and discussed how important it is to be our true authentic selves. This took the children back to when we learnt the song 'True Colours' and we had an impromptu sing along! We continued our conversation about how we are all unique, some of us wear glasses, most of us look completely different to each other. We are very lucky to have children in our class who speak different languages which makes them unique, they taught us how to say 'hello' in Polish.
We then took ourselves outside for our golden time and to enjoy the beautiful sun and our wonderful outdoors.
The Celts - 13.5.21
Today we finished our Prehistoric Britain unit in History by designing our own Celt jewellery. First we explored what life was like in the iron age and what Celts looked like. We noticed they wore a lot of jewellery and had fabulous shields, so we decided to make our own.
Parts of Plants - 11.5.21
We had lots of fun today learning about the different parts of plants and then taking our learning outside to see if we could get some hands on experience with identifying the different parts of the plant. We also discovered some similarities between parts of plants and parts of trees!
Mad Hatters - 29.4.21
We designed our very own hats as part of our quality text topic. We took inspiration from different styles of hats ranging from leprechaun hats to fireman's hats.
Stress Awareness Month - 22.4.21
For Stress Awareness Month, Year 1 took the afternoon off to discuss what stress is, how it makes us feel and the things we can do to relieve our stresses. We decided to take a nature bath, taking in the smells and sounds around us whilst we lay on the grass with our shoes off 🌳. We then made breathing rainbows to help us remember to breathe when we are stressed 🌈. We have had a fabulous afternoon and we have all felt a little less stressed.
Freeze Frame - 22.4.21
In our quality text lesson we made freeze frames of different settings we could find in our book. We were able to show off our incredible acting skills.
Smoothie Making - 21.4.21
Year 1 had a wonderful time learning how to be healthy and happy. We learnt lots of new information about the food we eat and even got to have a taste of a delicious fruit smoothie 🫐
Wild Plant Hunt - 20.4.21
Today we went on a wild plant hunt around our school ground for our Science topic of 'Plants'. We were looking for a range of wild plants from daisies to ivy. We worked scientifically to record our data in a tally chart and discussed our findings once we had returned to class.
Planting Beans - 13.4.21
We began our new Science topic of 'Plants' by planting our own beans. We discussed what seeds need to grow and watched how to plant a bean before doing it ourselves.
What is it? - 14.4.21
We have been having so much fun in our quality text lessons. Today we began our drama filled unit with a mystery item in the middle of the carpet. We had lots of ideas about what it could be.
This week in Year 1, we have been discussing how important it is to show our true colours. We all have and feel so many different emotions that we have a rainbow inside of us and it is okay to let it show.
Alien Abduction - 26.3.21
After sending off our letters from our quality text writing, a special visitor came to take Miss Bryan away! Once we had persuaded the Alien to stop running away we were able to ask them all of our burning questions.
Virtual Trip to the International Space Station - 25.3.21
Today we went on a trip to the International Space Station. As we were exploring, we came across Paxi, an alien that was visiting the ISS. What a coincidence that we have been writing letter to Aliens incase they were to visit Earth! Paxi was due to visit Earth but they didn't tell us when...
Hibernating - 24.3.21
In our Science lessons we have been looking at seasons and change. This week we looked at how the change in seasons effects animals. We looked at animals that hibernate and where they hibernate. We worked in groups to match the animal/insect to its hibernation home.
Year 1 did their first mile today. We used our walking time wisely and sang some songs from our learning this week.
We practised our tricky words by singing the tricky word song. We also reminded ourselves that we are writing superstars by singing the song that reminds us about our capital letters, finger spaces, sounding words out the best we can and putting our punctuation at the end, as well as going back and checking our work.
Science Week Mystery 'Who Ate All the Pies?' - 16.3.21
British Science Week🧬
Years 1 showed off their ability to work scientifically🥼. They had to use their scientific skills to solve the mystery of ‘Who ate all the pies?’🧪They were faced with a crime scene, evidence and some instructions on how to solve the mystery. We are happy to announce that Our Lady Queen of Peace is full of brilliant scientists who were able to work scientifically, using precise measurements, careful observations and recording data effectively in order to find the culprit and solve the crime👩🏻🔬👨🏽🔬
Paper Planes, Wind and Rain - 15.3.21
Today we have been combining our Science, Geography and Maths topics to see how the weather effects the distance our paper aeroplanes would travel. We made the planes to the best of our ability and then when into the elements to conduct our test. We took it in turns to throw our planes, some of us were lucky enough to throw just in time for a gust of wind to help us. We measured how far each plane went with a trundle wheel, then used our mathematical knowledge about ordinal numbers to find out 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
If You Come To Earth - 12.3.21
We have started off our new quality text book 'If You Come to Earth' written by Sophie Blackall. This book shows a small child writing a letter to a 'visitor form outer space'.
We have spoken about Perseverance the rover that has landed on Mars, we thought in the case that life is to be found on Mars, it would be best to have some letters prepared telling the Aliens about our planet.
Back Together Again - 8.3.21
Year 1 have had an incredible day back in our classroom after a long time of being apart. We did lots of chatting and catching up with our friends. We were also introduced to our new behaviour system and secret student mission. We cannot wait to see what these next few weeks bring us.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas break and come back refreshed in the new year ready for lots of exciting learning.
Mrs Watson, Mrs Fogg and Miss Bryan
Last Day of Term - Christmas Party Day - 17.12.20
Today we celebrated our last day in school before the Christmas Holidays. We all wore our finest party clothes and had such a great time chatting to our friends, eating delicious food and dancing our socks off.
Christmas Jumper Day - 11.12.20
Today we got to show off our wonderful Christmas jumpers.
Christmas Dinner Day - 09.12.20
Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas dinner today. They finally got to wear their Christmas hats that they have worked so hard on. Thank you to all of the kitchen staff who made our delicious dinners.
Science - Working Scientifically - 03.12.20
Today we tested the houses we have been building in our science topic of 'Working Scientifically'. We saw that two of The Three Little Pigs struggled to build effective houses to keep them safe. We built our own after some testing and now it was time for the ultimate test. The big bad wolf was coming to try and blow our very own houses down. Some of our houses were successful and some of them weren't. However, we did learn lots about what characteristics make a good house.
Odd Sock Day - 20.11.20
Year 1 took part in Odd Socks Day as a part of Anti-Bullying Week to celebrate our differences We saw socks of all different colours and sizes and we thought that they were all amazing.
Our School Trip to CHET (Crosby Hall Educational Trust) - 18.11.20
Year 1 had a lovely time today on our school trip to Crosby Hall Educational Trust (CHET).
We took part in lots of exciting activities like the obstacle course to increase our confidence, resilience and self-esteem.
Then we tried our hand at making our pottery owls, improving our creativity, motor skills and sensory development.
Finally we went down to the woods to make a small campfire.
We toasted and ate our marshmallows whilst learning about fire safety and we were lucky enough to get some time to show our creativity through our environmental art, building our teamwork skills.
Thank you CHET for a wonderful day.
Science - Classifying and Grouping Animals - 12.11.20
Today we worked in table groups to work as a team to classify animals by different criteria. We are now experts and classifying animals. We can tell you all about reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds and fish. We can also classify animals by their diets, habitats and characteristics.
Religious Education - Belonging: Baptism - 10.11.20
Today we continued with our topic of belonging, applying all of our prior learning into reenacting a baptism. Each person in our class has a role to play, from the parents and godparents to the priest. We discussed what we had learnt about the different things we could see that we had previously learnt about such as the white gown, the candle and the font.
Science - Testing our Senses - 09.11.20
Today we were discovering how our senses help us complete day to day activities. In order to do this we conducted experiments in which we would eliminate one of our senses and complete a task. We discussed how difficult some tasks can be without our sense and that we are all very lucky to have 5 working senses.
Kings and Queens - End of Topic Banquet - 06.11.20
We celebrated all of our learning about Kings and Queens by having an end of topic banquet.
Before our banquet we completed our coronation walk, we wore our crowns that had been beautifully decorated and waved our flags that we had painted ourselves. As our walk came to an end, we received a very special message inviting us to enter the dining hall to begin the banquet. Each King and Queen took a seat at their table and were served with delicious foods and incredible drink, fit for Kings and Queens.