Welcome to Cellos class!

In Year 1 you will find 30 enthusiastic, kind, smiling, hard working superstars!

Our teacher this year is Mrs Marshall. Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Taylor. In our class you will also meet Mrs Biltcliffe and Miss Latham. 

We are developing a Growth mindset and our motto this year is ''We believe'. We are not afraid to make mistakes as we know we can learn from them. We believe anything is possible and in Cello class we are all Superhero learners. 

We always start our busy day with a English and Maths morning challenge to get ourselves ready for learning.

When we work hard and try our best we earn lots of gold coins and Dojo points. 

 We appreciate all the support from parents and grandparents who help us practice our spellings and hear us read so we can become even cleverer!

Our PE lessons are on a Wednesday and we have swimming lessons on a Friday morning. 


To find our Key Learning documents please click here.

To find our Theme overview please click here.


Summer 2


Our Father's Day Assembly


The children did a fantastic job in their Father's Day assembly. They were all very brave and used the microphone to help them speak with loud, clear voices. The children used adjectives to describe their dads and grandads including awesome, brave, strong, clever and funny. We wrote acrostic poems to describe our dads. The children dressed up to show what their favourite thing to do with their dad is, including riding their bike, playing football, going to the park and even rock climbing!. All the children said something about why they love their dad or grandad. We performed 2 poems, 'Daddy's shoes' and 'Walk with me daddy'. The children gave their dads a high 5 and a hug at the end of our assembly. We were very proud of everyone!


Summer 1

2019 Celebration of Childhood day

Theme WOW Day

Our theme this half term is Robots. We are learning all about our 5 senses and what is a human and what our bodies can do. We enjoyed a fantastic Wow day where we were busy doing a blindfolded taste test, smell testing, feely boxes, making junk model robots, scavenger hunts, making popcorn, listening walks and sound quizzes, blindfolded obstacle courses and lots of other fun senses activities.  

Role play


Our Robot theme involves learning all about our senses and what is a human. So we are having lots of fun in our Doctor's Role Play. We have receptionists, doctors and nurses. We can provide eye tests, injections, x-rays and all kinds of first aid! We can always get you an appointment and we do not keep our patients waiting long in the waiting room!


Our outdoor area

We have been making the most of the sunny weather and getting outside as often as we can. Here are some photos of us enjoying our outdoor area.


Spring 2


Our trip to the Christian Centre


KS1 enjoyed a fantastic day at Hesketh Bank Christian Centre. We learnt all about the Easter story and children enjoyed acting out the story being disciples. We also had fun making Easter cards, playing team games, singing, learning all about how the Christian Centre helps support our local community and we had a picnic lunch. Thank you Mr and Mrs Hawksley!

Comic Relief Danceathon


School Council organised a danceathon to raise money for Comic Relief. We had a great time and here are some photos of our awesome dance moves!


Maths Day

For Maths Day we enjoyed solving dinosaur themed word problems. Our main challenge to solve was called Dinosaur eggs. ‘Three dinosaurs laid some eggs. Each dinosaur laid an odd number of eggs. Altogether they laid 19 eggs. How many eggs did each dinosaur lay?’ We had to find different ways to solve the problem. We found lots of ways to solve the problem.


World Book Day

The children had a fantastic day on World Book Day where we focused on the story of Alice in Wonderland. Every child looked brilliant in their costumes. We enjoyed going down the rabbit hole and making jam tarts. We designed our own eat me drink me shrinking potions. Our favourite part of the day was our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party when we ate our jam tarts and some more cake!

Some of us enjoyed sharing a story with our parents or siblings.

The next day we wrote a detailed recount all about our fun Book Day. 


Family Album theme WOW day

The children have enjoyed their wow theme day.

First we have travelled back in time in a TARDIS! We loved listening to Mrs Gant talking about when she was a little girl. She brought some wonderful toys for us to look at.

In our film studio we learnt how to take our portrait and made an iMovie of our lives. It was very exciting seeing ourselves moving on screen. We used our iMovie and timeline to write about our life so far.

In our class museum we investigated old toys and technology with our detective eyes and magnifying glasses. We learned a lot, especially about cassette tapes, video cassettes and iPods.

We spent some time talking about our families and drew a picture of the people who lived in our house. We created family trees and learned about different families. 

What an amazing day!

Spring 1

Growth and Green Fingers


As part of our theme work we planned and designed a fruit salad, then we chopped the fruits carefully (with help) and made our fruit salads. We all enjoyed eating our fruit salads. We definitely had our 5 a day!

We also tasted some more unusual fruits and thought of good adjectives to describe their tastes. We did not all like all the fruits but we were brave and tried them!



In our English work, we have enjoyed learning about instructions. We followed instructions to make paper aeroplanes, painting flowers and making jam sandwiches. We wrote our own instructions to make jam sandwiches and our fruit salads. We have used time connectives and bossy verbs.


We have enjoyed a plant hunt, we have learned about the parts of a plant and what parts of a plant we can eat, we know all about the life cycle of trees and what happens each season and we had fun printing using vegetables to make a flower. 


Safer Internet Day



On Safer Internet Day we enjoyed listening to a story about 2 friends called Zap and Zoom, they liked playing games online with each other. Luckily they were both sensible and asked permission before they went online and asked for help when they were unsure what to do.

We looked at what symbols for yes and no would look like on the computer so we would know to be careful when pressing any buttons.

We drew what we thought the internet looks like and discussed what personal information is. We played a game called keep it safe or give it away. We now know to keep our personal information safe, such as our name, address, school and passwords. Then we learnt about permission, making sure we ask permission when we go online, by enjoying a game to ask permission before we threw someone a beanbag. 


Autumn 2

Our Christmas party!


At our Christmas party we enjoyed dancing, playing party games, playing pass the parcel and a very special visit from Father Christmas. 

Christmas jumper day!
Christmas jumper day!


Enterprise Week



For Enterprise week we made Christmas biscuits. Our company was called 'Jingle Bells Biscuits'. We successfully pitched to Mr Upton and secured our £30 so we could buy all our ingredients. We had fun making and decorating the biscuits to sell at our Christmas Fair. At the fair children also had the opportunity to decorate their own biscuits. We all enjoyed helping sell our biscuits on our stall.

 We hope you like our advert advertising our biscuits made by Santa's little helpers!




We have had the fantastic opportunity to enjoy the Narnia experience at Hesketh Bank Christian Centre. All the children (and adults)loved walking through the infamous wardrobe. It was great to see the look on the children's faces once they arrived in Narnia, which really felt cold! 



In our English work this half term we have enjoyed reading lots of dragon stories. We are writing our own innovated story of Zog by Julia Donaldson. Our classroom has currently been invaded by dragons, thankfully friendly dragons. The children all made fantastic dragons at home and brought them to school to inspire their character writing in their own dragon stories. 



Remembrance week

We enjoyed learning all about the importance of Remembrance and D-Day. The children showed great empathy and understanding with the soldiers, expressing great ideas for what they thought the soldiers and their families would have been thinking and feeling. 

We made our own poppy wreath which we presented during Double Basses assembly. We also made a beautiful fingerprinted Dove of Peace.


Autumn 1


Children in Need Ramble

We enjoyed our ramble to the woods where our family sponsored us for the great cause, Children in Need. The sun was shining for our ramble and some of us were able to ramble with our  parents or grandparents.

Penguins, Possums and Pigs


Penguin art work

Our theme this half term is Penguins, Possums and Pigs.

We have enjoyed drawing, painting and making lots of penguins. We have created a clay penguin, learned how to do an observational drawing and shade using pencils, had fun using water colours to paint an Emperor Penguin and made a penguin collage. We enjoyed using different brushes and mixing the paints. We were able to concentrate really well when we were being artists so all our work is really good.


We really enjoyed our trip to Blackpool Zoo where we saw lots of our favourite animals and found out even more information about all the animals. 

In our English work we have written a  non-fiction book all about penguins and we are now penguin experts! We are also wrote our own story based on the book 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers and had fun roleplaying this story in our outdoor area.