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?

Monday, 18 June 2018

This week's spellings

Here are our spellings for this week: 

How many can you remember on Friday?

Monday, 11 June 2018

Turns in Maths

We have been learning about left and right turns.

We used a hoop to help us. 

We practised whole turns, quarter turns, half turns and even three-quarter turns.

Quiz us when we get home to see if we can remember!

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Get to know our website

Following recent parent feedback, we have published a new series of videos on our YouTube channel that will help parents to find the information they need on our school website. Follow this link to the playlist More videos to be posted soon.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

We open on Tuesday 5th

School opens on Tuesday 5th June. We hope that you are having a restful break. All of our term dates are on our website. 

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Need a new book?

If you are looking for a new book, check out this great online tool:

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Spelling Practice

Our spellings in Year 1 this week are: 


We are also practising how to spell the days of the week, and how to write numbers to 20 as words.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Outdoor Learning Week

Thursday, 17 May 2018


Yr1 pupils are looking forward to a picnic next week. Will be lovely to see parents there too, look out for more details being sent on a WhatsApp message today. ☀️🥪🍰☀️ #IvesonEssentials #Experiences It's outdoor learning week!

Friday, 27 April 2018

A New Pot

This week we have moved our plants into a bigger pot. We moved them because they are getting bigger and the roots need more space to grow. 

First we had to fill the new pots with compost.

Next we carefully pulled the baby plants out of the old pot. We made a deep hole in the soil and gently put the plants into it. We had to be very careful not to break the roots.

Then we covered up the roots with more compost. This helps the plant stand up straight and grow tall.

Finally we watered the plants and we put the pots on the windowsill to get lots of sunlight.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Growing Sweet Peas

We are growing sweet peas in Year 1. We are learning about the different parts of plants. 

Before the Easter holiday we planted some sweet pea seeds. Now we are watching them grow!

Above the soil we can see the plants sprouting. They have tiny, green leaves on them. 

We looked at what was happening underneath the soil...

We can see the sprout at the top and the root growing down under the soil. 

Hopefully we will see our plants get more leaves, and even some pretty flowers! 

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Investigation Stations

Year 1 are learning about Materials in Science this term.

We started by naming the different materials that are found in our environment, and had a think about what different objects were made from.

This week we looked at lots of different objects and used our scientific skills to sort the objects by the material they were made from. Some of the objects were not made of the material that we first thought!


What material do you these these objects are made from?

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Skipton Castle in the Snow!

Year 1 had a wonderful trip to Skipton Castle today. We braved the cold and the snow to learn about some of the history in the local area.

We explored all over the castle and heard all about its history from our superb guides. We learned all about how kitchens were run in medieval times (no girls allowed!) and about what the toilets were like (very smelly!). We also went deep down into the dungeons and saw how dark it was for the prisoners that were kept there.
Ask us all about our fabulous experience, and enjoy the pictures from our trip.

All of us could fit into the fireplace!

This is the dungeon...with the lights on...
 and with the lights off!
We leaned about how knights guarded the entrance to the castle using a drawbridge, murder holes, gates and a portcullis.

We are looking forward to continuing our learning about castles this half term.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Fraction Finders

Year 1 have been learning about fractions. Today we have been folding shapes to find two equal parts. Look at our hard work!

Myles folded this triangle in half. He told me "I know that it is half because there are two equal pieces."
Super reasoning skills, Myles!

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Pointillism Penguins

We have been using our Art skills this half term.
We looked at the work of George Seurat and how he used dots to create his Pointillism paintings. 
We practised using different equipment to create the dots. Next we sketched our penguins. 
This week we used our skills to paint our penguins.

Look at our fantastic art! 

Zahraa working hard...
Manha was very careful!

Anum and Ahmed...

We are very proud of our work!

                  and look at the end result!

and Yad and Atharva.

Some more Pointillism Penguins...

 Ocean hard at work...

Year 1 have loved being artists this term.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Bedtime story evening!

We've had a great evening sharing stories with you all. All the children arrived in their pyjamas to tuck into a hot chocolate and a good story. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Miss Lennon and Miss Grimshaw