Year 1: The Meerkats: Blog items

Library visit, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 18th Jun 2018 @ 6:02pm

We had a great time at the library. Tom gave us a book to keep forever and we made owl masks. Tom read us three wonderful stories.

Picture News - British Values - w/c 18th June, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 18th Jun 2018 @ 6:36am

Please find attached the Picture News at home resource.

This lets you know what we will be looking at in our British Values assembly this week. 


Week Beginning Monday 18th June 2018, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 16th Jun 2018 @ 6:24pm


I hope that you are enjoying your weekend. Here is what we are doing this week:


We are completing our work on telling the time and then moving on to measuring length. 


We are walking to the library on Monday morning. We are reading Katie Morag stories.


We are learning about daily life for Grace Darling and her rescue story.


We are making Sweetie Butterflies and then selling them on Wednesday in the quad at 3.15pm.


We are exploring different ways of throwing equipment and jumping for distance in athletics. 


We are learning about the ways we have changed since we were babies.

Reading Books

We will change books on Thursday this week as Mrs Thomson and Mrs Regan have a job to do on Friday.

We are really pleased about how well the children did in their phonics check last week. Everyone should feel very proud of themselves. Thank you very much for your support. You should receive the outcome of the check for your child inside their end of year report.

I look forward to seeing you all on Monday,

Mrs Coxhead

Buddy Play, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 16th Jun 2018 @ 10:20am

On Friday afternoon we had our buddies organised a special playtime for us.

Max’s Chicks, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 16th Jun 2018 @ 10:09am

Max in Year Two has some new chicks. He kindly brought them into class to meet us!

Thursday Assembly Blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 15th Jun 2018 @ 8:11am

Today in assembly we talked about how we have three words that are important every year: CARE, GROW and SHINE! We talked how this term we are going to shine.We were then talking about a celebration which people will be celebrating this on Friday or Saturday. This celebration is held by Muslims. We talked about how Muslims fast, they fast because it is to teach them to focus on god and be generous, once fasting ends they have the celebration called Eid al-fitr.The celebration goes on for one,two or maybe even three days. How they celebrate is a bit like Christmas, they send Eid al-fitr cards out and dress formally, they also have big feasts and they wish each other a happy celebration!


We were also reminded about some special events that are coming up! If you want to be in the talent show you need to fill in the form, which is at the bottom of a parent mail that has been sent out, by tomorrow, you will need to print off the form and give it in. We are also have a own clothes day tomorrow, to be able to wear your own clothes you need to bring in some chocolates or a bottle of wine or a yummy beverage.


by Gracie and Abigail

Walking Bus, brake charity awareness, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Jun 2018 @ 1:45pm

Thank you very much to all the children and parents/grandparents who joined us on our walking bus this morning, it was lovely to see you all there.  We certainly made a long bus this morning. 

It was a lovely start to the day, the opportunity to chat with a friend, enjoy the lovely weather as well as a bit of exercise.  Remember we walk every day from booths, leaving at 8:30.

Here are a few photos.

Fathers day, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 12th Jun 2018 @ 9:41pm

Week Beginning Monday 11th June 2018, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 9th Jun 2018 @ 11:18am

Hello :)

I hope you have had a wonderful holiday.

Here is the plan for next week:


This week the Meerkats will be completing the national phonics check. The checks will be administered on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Monday we will spend time reviewing all we've learned in phonics so far.


We are going to review our holidays and write a recipe for a perfect holliday.


We are reviewing telling the time and solving problems involving earlier and later.


We are beginning our Chaning Me topic. This week's lesson is about is about human and animal life cycles. 


We are practising running and throwing in athletics. 


We are preparing for our class enterprise afternoon which will be on Wednesday 20th June.


We will begin to learn about the life of Grace Darling.

I look forward to seeing you all on Monday!

Mrs Coxhead

Scottish Dance, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 24th May 2018 @ 6:18pm

We learned a Scottish Dance this afternoon.

Ndebele Houses, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 24th May 2018 @ 6:17pm

We looked at some of the Ndebele house painting in South Africa and created our own versions.

Diva lamp painting, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 24th May 2018 @ 6:15pm

Once our clay had dried we painted our lamps and added some glitter to catch the light.

Peacock, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 5:08pm

We learned that peacocks are the national bird of India. We watched a video of the peacock dance and painted our own using pearly paints. 

Diva Lamps, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 5:06pm

We used clay to make diva lamp holders. We will paint them once they’re dry.

Brass and woodwind, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 5:05pm

Teachers and students from Penwortham Girls High School played us some music from different countries of the Commonwealth.

Fibre Artist, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 5:02pm

This morning Caroline Finnigan came to school to show us how she turns sheeps wool into yarn that she can knit with and how she dyes the wool to make different colours.

Week Beginning Monday 21st May 2018, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 19th May 2018 @ 12:52pm


I hope you are enjoying your weekend and the Royal Wedding, if you are watching.

Next week is our annual Arts Week so our timetable will be quite different! This year the theme is The Commonwealth. On Monday, we have a visit from a Deputy Lieutent for Lancashire who will teach the children a little about The Commonwealth. We also have a local artist, Peter Bourne, coming to school to make decorate fish with the children. On Tuesday, a local fibre artist will be sharing an assembly with the children about spinning wool and creating textiles. Some wind instrument players from Penwortham Girls High School will be coming to perform some of the songs they've been practising to Reception, Year One and Year Two. On Wednesday afternoon it is Sports Day (weather permitting). On Thursday, a dance group are coming to teach us some traditional Scottish dance. On Friday, a local artist who specialises in clay sculpture is coming to teach Year One some clay skills. Also, Peter Bourne is returning on Friday to help us to paint some poppies. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will practise for Dance from the Heart which is an annual dance event that takes place after half-term. We will also be doing our own art activities in class throughout the week based on countries from The Commonwealth. 

We will change books on Friday as normal and check spellings. We will send home holidays passports instead of usual homework to complete over the half-term. 

Please send in some kind of named old top/overall on Monday to keep in school all week. This is to protect the children's school uniform. 

I look forward to seeing you on Monday,

Mrs Coxhead

Castle Decorating, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 18th May 2018 @ 8:33pm

On Monday we decorated our castles. They are very impressive!

Royal Wedding Lunch, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 18th May 2018 @ 8:29pm

Here are some pictures from the special lunch on Thursday.

Model castles, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 12th May 2018 @ 11:30am

Here we are beginning our model castles. We worked together with our partners.

Yoga, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 12th May 2018 @ 11:28am

We tried yoga with Emma. We followed a story as we learned different yoga positions.

Week Beginning Monday 14th May 2018, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 12th May 2018 @ 11:26am


Here is what we are doing next week:


We are writing information booklets about banquets - comparing medieval banquets in the past to royal banquets today.


We are reviewing telling the time to the half hour and learning about position and direction.


We are choosing the correct pronounciation for graphemes and using clues to answer inference questions.


We are reviewing everything we have learned to practise for our phonics check.


We are completing our castle models from last week.


We are studying the weather at this time of year and learning about weather forecasts.


We are learning to recognise our qualities as a person and a friend.


We are practising ball skills.

I look forward to seeing you next week!

Mrs Coxhead

Week Beginning Monday 7th May 2018, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 7th May 2018 @ 1:57pm


I hope you have been able to make the most the all the sunny weather this weekend. 

This week is a little different than usual as it is our termly check-up week. Children will complete check-ups in Reading, Maths and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling and Phonics. 

Aside from check-ups, we will be making model castles in Design and Technology and learning about materials in Science. In PE we will have a practise of our races for sports day and practise our ball skills. 

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Many thanks,

Mrs Coxhead

Castle Paintings, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 4th May 2018 @ 5:50pm

We experimented with different colours and brushes in order to create castles pictures.

Scratch Junior, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 4th May 2018 @ 5:49pm

We tinkered on Scratch Junior. We made algorithms that made our characters move.

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