Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Days of the week

In Year 1 we currently learning about the days of the week. Here is a clip to help your child spell and order them correctly. Can you spell them on your own after watching the video?

Friday, 7 December 2018

Winter Wreaths

This week in Stay and Play, Hyde Park Source taught us how to make a winter wreath.

We started with rings made out of willow sticks. Then we wove ivy, fir branches and holly leaves into the rings.

Will you be joining us on Wednesday for our final Stay and Play session? We will be doing some exciting cooking!

Maths Challenge!

In Maths this week we have been representing numbers up to twenty. 

Look at all the different ways we have made the number 11. 

Home Challenge: 
Can you choose a number between 10 and 20 and make your own poster to represent it in different ways?

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Stay and Play in the garden

On Wednesday Hyde Park Source came in to begin their Stay and Play sessions with Year 1.

These will be taking place every Wednesday morning for the next 5 weeks. 

This week we did an Autumn scavenger hunt and then we learned about using leaves for compost, and some children helped to get one of the beds ready for planting by removing weeds and replanting some chamomile plants.

We even had a visit from Pudsey Bear!

Will you be joining us in the garden next week?

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Lots of odd socks!

Today in Owls class, lots of people wore odd socks!

We are supporting the Anti-Bullying week by wearing our odd socks, and saying that being different is a good thing!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Odd Socks?

What is going on with these socks?

Mrs Fenske and Miss McGill both seem to have odd socks on... Can you explain why?

Monday, 5 November 2018

A Crackling Start to the Term

Year 1 have started reading Bear Snores On.

To introduce this text we recreated the bear's cave using the pavilion in the Secret Garden. We built our own campfire to keep us warm while we read the story!

Friday, 26 October 2018

Holiday Project

Year 1 Holiday Project

For our Into the Woods topic, can you make your own woodland creature mask?

You can use any materials you like, have a look at these ideas!

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Maybe you could use a paper plate or some card?

We look forward to seeing your creations after the holidays!


Year 1 have been creating art related to poppies in preparation for Remembrance Day. 

We used sponges to print the colour onto the poppies

Black History Month

Our class assembly this week was about a historical moment:

We talked about the 1968 Olympics, and about how Tommie Smith and John Carlos stood up for their beliefs.

We talked about whether breaking the rules is a good thing or whether we always have to follow the rules. Then we spoke about how things cannot change if sometimes we don't stand up for what we think is right.

Spooky Story Telling

For Spooky Story Telling Day, Year 1 read The Return of the Jabberwocky by Oakley Graham.

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We acted out the story in groups, going on a hunt for a Jabberwocky. We also talked all about the interesting language used in the story.

Then we talked about what different animals might look like, such as the Jab Jub Bird and the Bandersnatch.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

We are Chefs!

Today Year 1 made their own pancakes .

This was part of our work on English on The Runaway Pancake. We followed a recipe, measuring our ingredients and using new tools such as an electric whisk.

We then used multi-cookers to cook our pancakes. We even flipped them ourselves!

Look at Junaid flipping his pancake!

Oliver was very careful when he poured out his pancake.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Maths This Week

We are learning about number lines this week.

Look at this number line - can you see anything wrong?

Can you explain what is wrong? How do you know? Make sure you can give a reason!

Monday, 1 October 2018

Bring your toys to school day...

On Thursday 4th October we will be looking at how we have changed in our lives.

To support this learning we would love for you to bring one of your favourite toys in from when you were younger.

We will be sharing about our toys and discussing what has changed about the things we like and how we play.

We look forward to seeing what you bring!

Friday, 28 September 2018

We are...Mathematicians!

Year 1 have been learning to compare numbers.

We have been using the vocabulary more and less.

We then moved on to using < and >  to compare numbers and we even used the = symbol as well!

Number blocks helped us in our learning.

How to help at home: Practise comparing numbers using 'more' and 'less'. Who has more vegetables at dinner? Are there more trees or flowers on your street? How many things can you compare?

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

We are...Historians

Today Year 1 put on our Historian hats and looked at household objects from the past and present.

Here are some of the things we looked at...can you tell what they are?

We tried to guess what they might be before finding out.

Ask us to tell you what we found out!

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Class Newsletters Autumn 1

Please use this link:


In Maths Year 1 are learning about sorting in different ways.

Today we used objects to practise our sorting skills.

Look at our hard work!

Falah, Daren and Omar sorted objects by colour.

Umar said "I am collecting all of the fruits."

"These are things that run on a track. There are things that fly. These are all bears and these live on a farm."

Can you help us by sorting different objects at home? 

Look at these problems for some ideas:

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Term Dates

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After School Education

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Happy Holidays!

We would just like to say thank you for such a lovely year in Owls and Finches classes! 

You have worked really hard, grown up lots and learned lots along the way. We are very proud of all you have achieved, and we look forward to watching you continue along your Iveson journey in Year 2!

Good luck and have a lovely summer!

Miss Grimshaw and Miss Lennon

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Coding Challenge

Iveson Summer Coding Challenge
The UK will require 2 million more engineers over the next decade, the majority of which within the information & communication sector. Iveson will be inspiring the next generation of young computer engineers this summer. Iveson summer coding challenge.


Friday, 13 July 2018

Owls International Challenge

As part of our homework, we have each got a country to research. 

Can you find out:

What continent your country is in?
What language is spoken there?
One interesting fact about your country.

Bring in your research next week for a dojo!

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Rainbow Fish

Today we read The Rainbow Fish and used this as inspiration to create our own art work.

We used our fingers to create printed patterns as rainbow scales.

Then we added one sparkly scale to our fish.

Have a look at our wonderful work!

Monday, 9 July 2018


Our spellings this week are: 

today, come, some, where, were, when 

We will also be practising the days of the week:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

How many can you get right this week?

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Our Story This Week

This is our story this week, we will be learning to retell the story using actions - can you show your family?

If the video above does not work, try this link:

Monday, 2 July 2018

Iveson Excellence

We celebrate Iveson Excellence here:

Special Mentions, Academic Excellence, Pride of Iveson and much, much more...


This week's spellings are:

Don't forget to practise them!

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Sports For Champions

Sports for Champions will be visiting Iveson Primary on 3rd July. 

 Now that the sponsorship forms have gone out we hope you are doing your best to ask your family and friends to sponsor you in our sports challenge! Remember - only ask people that you know to sponsor you. 

Sponsorship forms should be returned with any money collected on Tuesday 26th June.

If you have any questions about this, please just ask.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Making Sea Stars

Today we made sea stars. 

We made them with salt dough. 

To make the dough we mixed flour, salt and water and stirred it until it was sticky. Then we added more flour and squeezed it until it was a dough.

We moulded the dough into sea stars.

Finally we used lollypop sticks and match sticks to decorate our sea stars with lines and dots.

What do you think of our super work?