Grouping Animals

We have been looking at different animals including humans. We have been thinking about what makes them special and how we can group them. We have been learning the names of these groups, such as mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Watch the different clips included in the link below:

Can you remember the different groups and what is special about them..?

Here is a website that has lots of different animals, their groups and names:


Space – The Moon Landing, Planets and the Earth from space

This half term we are learning about when humans explored and landed on the moon for the first time and a man called Neil Armstrong was the first to step on it. Take a look at the link:

We have also been learning about the planets in our Solar System to help us write information about them for Talk for Writing. Try and learn the Planets song:

The song is the first few minutes.

As promised – The International Space Station – A live view of the Earth from space right now!

As promised – India’s Chandrayaan-3 Moon mission blasts off!

Artemis II mission… Who will be going to the Moon?

Have fun! πŸš€πŸŒŒπŸ˜Š

Stories to enjoy

Enjoy these stories! Try to join in with the parts you know!

Owl Babies

Wolf Won’t Bite!

Mr Gumpy’s Outing

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Busy Spider

The Tiny Seed

The Bad Tempered Ladybird

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy

Hairy Maclary – Caterwaul Caper

Hairy Maclary – Scattercat


Fun with maths extras

I am re-posting this so that the children don’t have to scroll so far to get to it again. I have added a 100 square as we are now working with numbers up to 100. Also, we have been trying to read time to the hour – o’clock and half part, so I have included an interactive clock with draggable/ movable hands.. Can you count in tens up to 100? 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 … What comes next..?
Here are the sites mentioned in our Year 1 workshops:

Number bonds

Interactive clock

Interactive coins

Coins games

Interactive dice

Have fun!

The Coronation of King Charles III ~ A very important occasion

On Saturday 6th May, King Charles III and Queen Camilla had their coronation day when they were crowned. Watch the quick clips and see what happened on this historic, special day!

On Friday 5th May, we had fun dressing up in red, white and blue, making bunting and learning about King Charles III before his coronation. Here are some links for you to explore to find out more.

Science – Visit to Bearwood Road Allotments

On Wednesday 3rd May, 1S and 1L visited Bearwood Allotments. We had lots of fun exploring and learning about plants and soil. Stephen Taylor – from West Midlands Farm Discovery – The Country Trust – helped us learn more about planting seeds and what plants need to grow. We planted radish and mangetout / pea seeds, explored the plants already growing like strawberries, lettuce, radishes and also herbs like mint, sage and chives to name but a few.

History – Remembering The The Gunpowder Plot

This half term in history, we have been thinking about The Gunpowder Plot. Have fun learning these songs to help you remember key facts.

Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot song 1: ‘Shadows in the night’

Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot song 2: ‘Hundreds of years ago’

Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot song 3: ‘Remember, remember’

RE – The Lost Son

This half term, we have been looking at the parable of β€˜The Lost Son’. A parable is a simple story told to teach a lesson about how to behave. Jesus told many parables and these can be found in the Gospels in the Christian holy book called the Bible. Here is a clip showing the story.

What was Jesus trying to help people understand with this story?

Do any other stories from any other religions have messages like this?


History – The Gunpowder Plot

Gunpowder Plot - 5th November - Events Lesson | Teaching Resources

This half term in history, we have been thinking about The Gunpowder Plot. These clips will help you understand what it was, why it happened and why we remember it.
Who is the man in the picture above..? How much can you tell your grown up about what happened and why?

Why did The Gunpowder Plot happen?

What happened during The Gunpowder Plot?

What happened after The Gunpowder Plot?