Year 1- Orange Class

Class Teacher- Miss R Dunbar

Supported by- Mrs H Keegan and Miss Schofield 

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Tuesday 16th July 2019

Today we teamed up with Nursery and had our very own 'Forest Festival' to celebrate a whole year of amazing Forest School learning. We made woodland crowns, we made potions, we had our faces painted, we dressed up, we toasted brioche, we made smores and more importantly, we made memories that will last a lifetime. 


Monday 15th July 2019

Today we visited Elton Reservoir to feed to ducks. We have been learning about what we should and should not feed the ducks. We chose to feed them peas.

Friday 5th July 2019

Year 1 love 'Forest Friday' and being outdoors. Today we released the last of our butterflies and made bows following our villain topic in English.

Monday 1st July 2019

As part of our Science topic we have been learning all about the life cycle of a butterfly. We have put lots of time and effort into nurturing our butterflies and today we said goodbye as we set them free. 

Summer is finally here! Miss Dunbar decided that it was too hot and we needed to cool down. 

Tuesday 15th June

Year 1 had a great time and worked VERY hard! The children competed in house teams. The scores are currently being added together by Mr & Mrs Copper. The children are very excited to find out who the winning team is.

Wednesday 5th June 2019

As part of our Science learning we will be learning all about minibeasts and microhabitats. This week we had a VERY exciting delivery...

Keep an eye on our page for caterpillar updates!

Monday 3rd June 2019

Our golden jumper winner this week is...

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

This afternoon we took our learning to Bolton Road Methodist Church where we learnt all about baptisms. 

Monday 20th May 2019

Our golden jumper winner this week is...

Green fingers

Today we have planted our very own pumpkins for the second year running. We are already thinking about delicious pumpkin soup in autumn. 

Friday 17th May 2019 

Is there anything better than being outdoors? Forest Friday is by far our favourite part of the week. 

Tuesday 7th May

Our golden jumper winner this week is...

Tuesday 7th May 

Year 1 have FINALLY received the 100% attendance award! Miss Dunbar and Mrs Keegan are over the moon!

Friday 3rd May 

Blackpool Zoo

Our 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers' topic took us on an adventure to Blackpool Zoo! We had the most amazing day. We learnt lots of new and interesting facts about some of our favourite animals and where they live. 

Monday 29th April 

Our golden jumper winner this week is...

Friday 26th April 

As part of our 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers' topic we have been exploring 'Amazing Africa'. This week we began making our very own traditional African masks. Paper mache can be VERY messy! We are super excited to showcase our finished pieces. 

Tuesday 16th April 

Exciting visitors 

As part of our 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers' topic we were visited by some very special creatures. We had a super exciting morning meeting all of the creatures and learnt lots of new and interesting facts. 

More wonderful memories made in Year 1!

We met Brian and Lizzie the bearded dragons. They looked very spiky. 

We met Millie the millipede. She has so many legs!

We met Skittles the gecko. He was VERY fast.

We held stick insects. 

We met Plisskin the snake. Some of us were really brave and even held him!

We met two african land snails. They were VERY slimy.

Monday 25th March 

Our golden jumper winner this week is...

Friday 22nd March 

We have had a very busy afternoon learning all about trees. We were able to identify some deciduous and evergreen trees on our tree hunt. 

Monday 18th March 

Our golden jumper winner this week is...

Thursday 14th March 

Thank you to all of the parents who have returned their trip letter. Please ensure that you have signed and sent back your forms before Tuesday 23rd April. We are VERY excited!

Monday 11th March 

Year 1 were VERY excited about today’s delivery. The Big Grow is back. Together with 400,000 children across the UK and Ireland we will be learning everything we need to know to grow our own vegetables. 

Friday 8th March 

Thursday 7th March 

Thank you to all of the parents who joined us for Parent's Evening. What a wonderful opportunity to share all of the fantastic learning that has taken place so far. Myself and Mrs Keegan feel EXTREMELY lucky to teach such an amazing class.

Thank you for your continued support.

Tuesday 5th March 

We made our own pancakes and then wrote instructions to help other people. Not only are we great cooks we are also great writers! 

We really impressed Miss Dunbar and Mrs Keegan with our pancake flipping!

Monday 4th March 2019

Parent and Teacher Consultation Evening 

Parent and Teacher Consultation Evening is this Wednesday (6th March). I am looking forward to celebrating all of our children's achievements so far. If you have not received an appointment, please contact me.

Thank you for your support,

Miss Dunbar and Mrs Keegan 

Monday 25th February 

Our golden jumper winner this week is...

Tuesday 12th February 2019

Tuesday 5th February 2019

To celebrate Chinese New Year we made the most delicious stir fry. We made sure our classroom and hands were clean and then we chopped up all of the ingredients. Miss Dunbar helped us to fry them in a wok. We have really good cutting skills.  We are considering opening our own restaurant, little chefs in the making!

Our favourite part was definitely the taste test. 


We have been using our iPads to create fact files. You wouldn't believe how much we know about China!

Friday 1st February 2019

Just some of the reasons we love math so much.

Thursday 31st January 2019 

Thank you for joining us this morning. We had a wonderful morning and enjoyed sharing our learning. I hope you are as impressed as Miss Dunbar and Mrs Keegan are every single day.

Wednesday 30th January 2019

Year 1 have enjoyed making memories in the snow.

Tuesday 29th January 

This week we have been focusing on addition, subtraction, doubling and halving through games. It has been a LOT of fun. We are looking forward to sharing our learning with some of our parents on Thursday.

Year 1 will be hosting a Maths workshop during Maths Week and we would love for you to join us.

Friday 25th January 

Our star gymnasts this week are...

Tuesday 22nd January

As part of our topic 'Splendid Skies' we have been looking at weather reports and creating our own. We are very talented. Here is just a  sneak peak. 

Monday 21st January 

Our golden jumper winner this week is...

Monday 14th January 

Our golden jumper winner this week is...

Friday 11th January 2019

We have been learning a new skill. We will be learning a new sign every single week. Just imagine how great we will be by the end of the year!

 What a fantastic role model for her Orange Class friends. Thank you for being so awesome!

Today was our first gymnastics lesson with Mrs Cooper. She thought we were all very talented. Here are our gymnasts of the week. Well done children!

Our golden jumper winner this week is...

Thank you for all of your support over the past term. The children have blown us away each and every day! Have a lovely break with your families and we will see you in 2019.

Miss D & Mrs K x

Friday 21st December 

Today has been a fun filled day of celebration and a visit from somebody VERY special. Scroll down to see just some of what we got up to.

Did somebody say PHOTO BOOTH?

Year 1 were party ready this morning! We enjoyed, singing, dancing and joining in with party games all morning!

Monday 17th December 

Tuesday 18th December 

Our golden jumper winner this week is...

Friday 14th December 

The children all looked very festive. Thank you for your contributions. 

Tuesday 11th December 

Dates for this week...

Wednesday 12th December 

Year 1 had 'THE BEST TIME EVER!'. Today we were invited to watch the Snow Queen at Bury College. We would like to thank all of the students who performed for us, we all think you are AMAZING!

We are currently perfecting our Christmas Show 'Away in a Spaceship'. Mrs Keegan and I are VERY proud. We hope to see you next Wednesday (19th) or Thursday (20th) to showcase all of our hard work. There should be slip in your child's bag with all of the information you should need. 

As always, if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.

Miss Dunbar and Mrs Keegan 

Tuesday 11th December 

Year 1 were left feeling very upset after watching this advert. We had a huge discussion about how it made the reindeer feel and how important they are. Year 1 decided that something HAD to be done! This afternoon we spent some time creating delicious treats to leave out for our fluffy friends. We will each bring one home and we will also be selling them at our Christmas Fair. We hope that everybody is reindeer ready like we are!

Monday 3rd December 

Thank you to all of our amazing families for bringing in a decoration to add to our class tree. The children enjoyed gifting their decoration to a friend following our theme of giving during Advent. The children decorated our tree with all of their sparkly gifts and it looks beautiful!

Our golden jumper winner this week is...

As we arrived at school this morning we noticed a HUGE sack of gifts underneath our tree! We figured it was a little too soon for Santa to have paid us a visit. As we began to look in the sack we noticed that each gift was labelled with a date. We found one with '3rd December' written on it and opened it. Just imagine how amazing it would be if we had a new book every single day! We are feeling very lucky in Year 1.

Monday 26th November 

Our golden jumper winner this week is...

Friday 16th November 

Another week of awesome learning and making memories in Year 1...

Is there anything better than being outdoors? Year 1 think not! This week we have been developing our wonderful outdoor area. We have had a very busy week planning, measuring and planting trees we received from Woodland Trust. 

Our Golden Jumper winner this week is...

Tuesday 6th November 

Our golden jumper winner is...

Monday 5th November 

We have been learning all about fire safety which naturally opened up the opportunity for a camp fire and... TOASTING MARSHMALLOWS- YUM!

Monday 5th November 

Our vegetable patch 

Today we harvested our vegetables from our vegetable patch. We planted them all the way back in Reception. Miss Dunbar and Mrs Keegan think we have great harvesting skills. 

Thursday 1st November 

Tuesday 30th October 

Our first golden jumper winner this half term is...

Thursday 18th October 2018

Our Cornerstones topic next half term will be 'Muck, Mess and Mixture'. 

Muck and mess is good! In fact, it's mega-marvelous!

Pour, mix, stir and splat! We will be diving straight in with our hands AND feet. Keep an eye on our class page for updates on our messy learning adventure. 

Our Power of Reading text next half term will be...

Can you believe we're at the end of our first half term in Year 1? Time has flown by and we have already made so many wonderful memories. Thank you to all of our families for your support so far, we really appreciate it.

Have a wonderful break, we will see you all very soon.

Miss Dunbar and Mrs Keegan x

Today we performed in Year 5's Harvest show. Here is a little snippet of how well we performed. Miss Dunbar and Mrs Keegan were very proud. 

Wednesday 17th October 

Today is Daily Mile Celebration Day! The children enjoyed dressing up for the Daily Mile and stopping at the selfie station for some fun photographs. More memories made in Year 1!

Monday 15th October 

Our Golden Jumper winner this week is...

Dance Class with Miss Katie has been a blast!

The children have REALLY impressed both me and Miss Katie with their dance skills and confidence.

Monday 9th October 

Year 1 won the attendance award! Well done, let’s see if we can keep the trophy for another week. 

             Our Golden Jumper winner this week is...

Tuesday 2nd October 

Our Golden Jumper winner this week is...

Autumn is here!

Today Year 1 have been on a Autumn walk around our school and have taken lots of photographs of their finds. They were very good at spotting signs of Autumn and even collected some Autumn treasures which they shared with their friends in class.

The children worked together and used their photographs to create an Autumn collage on the IPads. We have some real IT talent in Year 1. Here are just a  few of our masterpieces...

Friday 28th September

What a fantastic week FULL to the brim with new and exciting learning. Year 1, Miss Dunbar and Mrs Keegan think...

This week we have been taking part in 'Spell for Success Week' to help to raise money for Parkinson's UK. The children have absolutely blown me and Mrs Keegan away with their spelling. The children worked as part of a team during this week and supported each other while earning team points.

Meet our winning team...

Year 1 have been thinking about what makes them 'super'.

Our Golden Jumper winner this week is...

Wednesday 19th September 

The children in year 1 have been learning all about their super senses. Today the children felt and tasted some mystery items and had to identify them without using their sight. 

Monday 17th  September 

Our Golden Jumper winner this week is...

Monday 17th September 

Year 1 have been using charcoal to recreate the stormy scene from our Power of Reading book. Charcoal can be VERY messy. 

Monday 10th September 

Our Golden Jumper winner this week is... 

Thursday 6th September 

Super Year 1 to the rescue

Somebody had been into our classroom while we were outside and stole our crown! Never fear, Year 1 are here! The children were able to follow the clues left behind and use their super senses to save the day. 

Super Year 1 were VERY happy about saving the day.

Tuesday 4th September 

Super Year 1!

What an awesome first day!

Today we volunteered for jobs in and around our classroom. These roles will change every half-term as we are all very eager to feed our pet fish , Nemo. Together we will continue to ensure our classroom is the best it can be. 

Tuesday 4th September is going to be an AMAZING day. 

Friday 10th August 

Our first topic of the school year is 'Superheroes'. Both me and Mrs Keegan are VERY excited!

Let’s put on our capes and discover our superpowers as we search for an answer to the question, ‘What is a superhero?’

Our Power of Reading book during our first half term in Year 1 will be...