Blackbirds – Year 1

Welcome to Blackbirds Class Page

We are a Year 1 class.

Our class teacher is Miss O’Kane.

Topic Dates Year 1 2018-2019

Follow the instructions to log onto Bug Club to read lots of fantastic books.

Spellings and spelling books are given out each Monday and must be returned to school each Friday.

Homework is given out each Friday. This should be marked by an adult at home and kept in the homework files. Homework does not need to be returned to school until Wednesday 5th December. 
Library day is Monday. Please make sure your child has returned their book so that they can choose a new one.
Our P.E days are now Monday and Tuesday. The children will also have a gymnastics session on a Wednesday afternoon lead by a professional gymnastics coach. They will come home in their school tracksuit with their uniform in their P.E. bag. Please return the kit to school the next day.

Natural History Animal Visit

We got to learn about and stroke lots of different animals including a snake, a turtle, a hedgehog and an owl.

Bulb Planting at Sudley House

We went to Sudley House to plant crocus bulbs on the bank at the back of the house. They should start to grow in the Spring time, we can’t wait to see them!



We made Gruffalo character finger puppets 

Science Day – WHY?

We investigated WHY do objects either float or sink?

                            WHY does a rainbow appear?

                             WHY can some insects walk on water?

                             Why does a light bulb turn on?


Measuring different temperatures inside and outside

Making and testing paper aeroplanes

We made paper aeroplanes out of different materials to see which one would fly the furthest. We found that paper worked better than card because the folds stayed together more securely and that fabric was not a suitable material.

We made a rain guage in Science to measure how much rain falls over 2 weeks.

Judo Demonstration

The children really enjoyed the Judo demonstration. They learned some moves that will be taught during the Judo sessions offered before school.


Autumn Nature Walk 

The Blackbirds went out onto the playground to search for signs of Autumn. We found that some of the leaves on the trees are starting to change colour and fall off.