Author: Mrs Smith


Meeting a Zoologist

Today we had a real treat when Hayley, Mrs Blackwell's daughter, came to talk to us about her job. She is a zoologist and works in Botswana studying elephants. She showed us photographs of the animals and of where she lives. She sleeps in a tent and can hear the elephants outside at night! Thank…

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 19 June 2017

Category: Year 1

A Tennis Taster Lesson

Year 1 enjoyed a tennis lesson today with the coach running our after school tennis club. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 7 April 2017

Category: Year 1

Our Favourite Book Characters

All the children looked fabulous in their World Book Day costumes. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 5 March 2017

Category: Year 1

Year 1 Have been Very Creative!

Well done to all the children for their wonderful dioramas and thank you to all their parents for helping make their wonderful creations. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 27 February 2017

Category: Year 1

Story Dioramas

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 27 February 2017

Category: Year 1

Story Dioramas

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 27 February 2017

Category: Year 1

Our Wonderful Dioramas

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 27 February 2017

Category: Year 1

3D Shape Models

We made some wonderful models, using cones, spheres, cubes and cuboids. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 22 February 2017

Category: Year 1

Making 3D Shape Models

We have been making models using 3D shapes. How many cones, spheres, cubes and cuboids can you see? 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 22 February 2017

Category: Year 1

Football with Manchester United

Year 1 are really enjoying improving their football skills with coaches from the Manchester United Foundation. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 22 January 2017

Category: Year 1

Manchester Transport Museum

We enjoyed seeing a horse drawn bus at the museum and learning about the job of the conductor. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 22 January 2017

Category: Year 1

Manchester Transport Museum

The children saw many buses from the past. They were able to see how buses have changed and they enjoyed sitting in the driver's seat. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 22 January 2017

Category: Year 1

Our trip to Manchester Transport Museum

Year 1 enjoyed seeing a fire engine from the past at Manchester Transport Mueum.

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 22 January 2017

Category: Year 1

Our Non Fiction Books

We know a lot about fire engines now so we have made our own books. We are very proud of them! 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 12 December 2016

Category: Year 1

A Visit from the firefighters at Stretford Fire Station.

Today the children had the chance to get inside a fire engine, use the hose and look at the equipment used by the firefighters. We had a fun and interesting time. Thank you to the firefighters for their visit. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 12 December 2016

Category: Year 1

Wearing our Fraction Hats and our Fraction Outfits.

Everyone looked fantastic today, dressed as a fraction and wearing a fraction hat. Each quarter of our hats is decorated in a different way. They are really colourful. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 12 November 2016

Category: Year 1

How to carve a pumpkin

Today Year 1 have enjoyed carving pumpkins. They were experts and are ready to write their own instructions tomorrow! They also enjoyed looking at some spooky books and choosing their favourite parts. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 31 October 2016

Category: Year 1

Halloween

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 31 October 2016

Category: Year 1

Halloween

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 31 October 2016

Category: Year 1

Carving Pumpkins

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 31 October 2016

Category: Year 1

Carving Pumpkins

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 31 October 2016

Category: Year 1

Dot Day

Year 1 have really enjoyed reading The Dot by Peter H Reynolds. Afterwards we created our own colourful dots. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 19 September 2016

Category: Year 1

Domino Maths

Children in Year 1 have enjoyed learning to play dominoes. They have been learning to recognise arrays without counting. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 19 September 2016

Category: Year 1

Maths in Year 1

We have been busy in Year 1; counting, ordering numbers to 20 and finding missing numbers in a sequence. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 19 September 2016

Category: Year 1

Making an Ascension Model

Working together to make our model of the Ascension. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 9 May 2016

Category: Year 1

The Ascension

Today we learnt that Jesus ascended into Heaven. Together we enjoyed making a big cloud out of cotton wool. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 9 May 2016

Category: Year 1

We are TV chefs!

We are making our own cooking programmes which will show viewers how to make healthy fruit flapjacks. Today we enjoyed being presenters and then eating the flapjacks. In our next lesson we will be learning how to edit our programmes. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 29 April 2016

Category: Year 1

We are Poets!

Today a poet called Andy Tooze helped us to write our own poetry. He gave us lots of tips to help us become better poets. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 16 March 2016

Category: Year 1

World Book Day

All the children looked fantastic today, dressed as their favourite book character. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 3 March 2016

Category: Year 1

A Musical Day

We have had fun in Year 1 singing, dancing and playing some instruments. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 1 March 2016

Category: Year 1

Odd or Even?

Today we were investigating odd and even numbers by building towers with multi-link. We saw patterns and found out that even numbers end in 2,4,6,8 or 0. Everyone worked really well in their group to complete the investigation. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 22 February 2016

Category: Year 1

Programming in Year 1S

We have been using the bee bots in class. The children have been learning the names of the continents as part of our topic work so they programmed the bee bots to move around the world. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 11 February 2016

Category: Year 1

Sea Collages

We have been working on sea collages in art after looking at sea paintings by J.M.W. Turner. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 8 February 2016

Category: Year 1

Working on Our Collages

We used scissors to create the straight edges on the boats and tore painted paper to create the wave effect of the sea. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 8 February 2016

Category: Year 1

Sorting 3D Shapes

We have been sorting 3D shapes into groups- those that have curved faces and those that have flat faces. The children saw that some shapes belonged in both groups so we needed to overlap our sorting hoops.

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 7 February 2016

Category: Year 1

Role on the Wall

Today Year 1 were thinking of adjectives to describe The Lonely Beast. They worked really well in their groups and came up with lots of words to describe him like worried, brave, quiet, unhappy and tearful. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 27 January 2016

Category: Year 1

Reading to Reception

Year 1 had a lovely time this morning when we visited Reception to read the books we have been making. All the children have worked hard writing and illustrating their books and we are very proud of them. Thank you to Reception for listening so well to our stories. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 22 January 2016

Category: Year 1

Our books are almost finished!

We have almost finished writing our own books. We are completing the illustrations and then they are ready to read to Reception. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 20 January 2016

Category: Year 1

Writing Books

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 20 January 2016

Category: Year 1

Writing Our Own Books

We have read two counting books; Handa's Hen and We All Went on Safari. After that we enjoyed being authors and illustrators as we wrote our own counting books. Here we are making our books. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 20 January 2016

Category: Year 1

Celebrating Goals!

More football fun today when Year 1 played mini matches. Everyone enjoyed themselves. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 14 January 2016

Category: Year 1

Year 1S football with Manchester United

Our first lesson was all about controlling the ball. Year 1S really enjoyed themselves. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 9 January 2016

Category: Year 1

Learning new skills with Manchester United.

Year 1S really enjoyed their first football lesson with Manchester United. We can't wait until next week!

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 9 January 2016

Category: Year 1

Silver Trail

Thank you children for bringing in all those silver coins, our line was over seven metres! 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 17 December 2015

Category: Year 1

Working Hard to make our Advent Wreaths

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 17 December 2015

Category: Year 1

Mixing ingredients to make Avent Wreaths

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 17 December 2015

Category: Year 1

Tasty Advent Wreaths

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 17 December 2015

Category: Year 1

Tasty Advent Wreaths

Today we made tasty Advent Wreaths. We mixed melted marshmallows and cornflakes and added green food colouring. Then we made circles and decorated them with red skittles for berries. We are looking forward to tasting them! 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 17 December 2015

Category: Year 1

Ready, Set, Go!

After putting the wheels and axles on our vehicles we took them into the hall to test them. The vehicles travelled really fast on the wooden floor. All our vehicles were different; some had seats and steps inside and some had lights and windows. We really enjoyed designing and making…

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 7 November 2015

Category: Year 1

Testing our Vehicles

We had fun today, testing out the vehicles that we have made. We were amazed at how fast they travelled. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 7 November 2015

Category: Year 1

Drama: NOT A STICK

The children acted out different uses for a stick after reading the book called NOT A STICK. They thought of imaginative ideas like a back scratcher, a paddle, a walking stick and a rocket! 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 14 October 2015

Category: Year 1

NOT A STICK

We have really enjoyed reading NOT A STICK by Antoinette Portis. The main character imagines that his stick is lots of exciting things like a sword, a baton and a dumb bell. We have thought of our own uses for a stick and enjoyed acting them out. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 14 October 2015

Category: Year 1

Inspired by Jackson Pollock

The children are really trying to roll their marbles to make an interesting pattern. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 29 September 2015

Category: Year 1

More Pictures of Year 1S artists!

Rolling paint covered marbles creates an interesting background for our abstract art work. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 29 September 2015

Category: Year 1

Art Work Inspired by Jackson Pollock

Year 1S had fun today when they began their abstract art work which is inspired by artist Jackson Pollock. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 29 September 2015

Category: Year 1

Abstract Art

Here the children are busy rolling marbles to create patterns.

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 29 September 2015

Category: Year 1

Our class Mass

Father Michael celebrated mass with Year 1S on Wednesday. We have been talking about all the beautiful things that God has created in our world and we made a big rainbow together. Thank you to Father Michael and all the parents and parishioners who celebrated mass with us. 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 24 September 2015

Category: Year 1

More catapults!

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 1 March 2014

Category: Year 1

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Catapults

Combining our work on forces and castles we measured just how far we could launch marshmallows using the catapults we made! 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 1 March 2014

Category: Year 1

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Football Fever!

Year 1S really enjoyed their first football session with Manchester United and are looking forward to next week! 

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 1 March 2014

Category: Year 1

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A visit from baby Leo!

As part of our topic on Changes, Year 1 had a visit from baby Leo and his mummy. We really enjoyed watching Leo as he tried to crawl to reach his toys. We learnt a lot about how we have changed since we were babies!

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 9 October 2013

Category: Year 1

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea!

Year 1S were taking the register when there was a knock at the door. It was a big, furry tiger! "Do you want to stay for tea?" asked the children. "Yes please" replied the Tiger.

We had a lovely afternoon when the Tiger Came To Tea!

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Posted by Mrs Smith on 20 September 2013

Category: Year 1