A walk in DENTON! Niamh

In Year 4 we have been talking and creating our own book about a walk in Denton. We all created a story at first we read a book called A walk in London. From this book we got some great ideas for our stories. Recently we published our stories like it was a real book. I found it fun, especially since we switched books and read each others stories. But then we had to write what was good but then something bad about it. which I found this really hard because they were very interesting and people had great handwriting to. But I finally decided. Now back to the point not about me. But I found this very fun to do. It wasn’t very easy at first for me but I finally got the hang of it. Then we also had to create a  short clip and it went onto the Corrie website. Once again it was very fun and enjoyable. I think that everyone else in Year 4 enjoyed it to not just me. I think that everyone else did very well making there short films and some people even added funny things to theirs. Plus it was World Book Day So you might see some crazy costumes if you watch the videos.


Welcome to the Summer term planner.

Welcome to Year 1 Summer term.

What a busy term we have in store this term, it will be out of this world…

The creative curriculum topic for this term is Mega Structures we focus on the International Space Station, Satellites and Rockets all linked to the topic of Space.

The children will be learning about the Space programme using a time line. They will be learning about the first British Astronaut to go into Space, Tim Peake.

On 15 December 2015, Major Tim Peake embarked on the Principia mission to the International Space Station, where he spent six months orbiting Earth. Thanks to extraordinary leaps in communication technology, we watched as he broadcast live experiments, walked in space and even ran the London Marathon.

https://www.msimanchester.org.uk/whats-on/soyuz-spacecraft follow the link to find out more information. You can visit the Science Museum in Manchester and see the Soyuz’s capsule that Tim Peake travelled back to Earth in. (The exhibition is free).

The class homework is all about the Space topic to develop the children’s creative ideas through art, DT, poetry and designing creative pieces of work.

Follow the link to the Space homework.          Space_homework 2

This term we started the Space topic with a bang. The children loved the clips and were inspired to asked lots of questions about the events we staged for the children. Click on the links below.


English – The children will be reading and writing stories linked to Space: Q Pootle 5, Aliens love Underpants and Beegu and many more Space stories.

This week the children are reading the story ‘Alien’s love Underpants,’ and they will be rewriting the story and designing their own ‘underpants’ using adjectives in their writing.

The children will be reading and writing nonfiction text about Space. They will be writing instructions on how to make a rocket and other space inventions.

Please help your child to learn the weekly spelling list that are sent home on Monday’s


Find 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less than any 2-digit number; explore patterns on the 100-square; understand place value in 2-digit numbers and identify 10s and 1s
Use number facts to add and subtract 1-digit numbers to/from 2-digit numbers; add pairs of 1-digit numbers with totals above 10; sort out additions into those you ʻjust knowʼ and those you need to work out
Add three small numbers, spotting pairs to 10 and doubles; add and subtract 10 to and from 2-digit numbers

Compare weights and capacities using direct comparison; measure weight and capacity using uniform non-standard units; complete tables and block graphs, recording results and information; make and use a measuring vessel for capacity

Find half of all numbers to 10 and then to 20; identify even numbers and begin to learn halves; recognise halves and quarters of shapes and begin to know 2/2=1, 4/4=1 and 2/4=1/2; recognise, name and know value of coins 1p–£2 and £5 and £10 notes; solve repeated addition problems using coins; make equivalent amounts using coins

Science – Identifying Materials.

In this unit children will have identified and named common types of materials including wood, metal, plastic, rubber, fur, towelling, nylon, wool, sponge, cotton wool, paper, card, brick, ceramics, rock and some liquids and powdered solids. They will have labelled, collected and grouped together objects made from the same material. They will state that different objects can be manufactured from the same materials. They will say why some materials are unsuitable for some objects.

Working scientifically, children will have tested the properties of different liquids. They will have investigated which materials are good to wrap and protect a hollow chocolate object being sent through the post.


The children follow the Charanga music program with Mr. Derbyshire each week.


Our learning this term will be asking the question ‘’what makes some places sacred’’

ICT- The children are learning about Algorithms to use in every day events.

P.E – This term the children will be participating in Games (outdoors –weather permitting)

Please ensure your child has a pair of black pumps or trainers in School every week.

It is important that children have a P.E. kit in School every day.

Please remember your child’s book bag and reading book each day. P.E. days are Monday and Thursday. Homework is given out on Friday and need to be returned no later than Wednesday. Please remember to practise the year 1 key words as the children need to be able to read and spell the words.

Please ensure you read Parent mail regularly as all information related to school events is sent home via Parent mail. All School related information can be found on the School website.

Thank you for your continued support from all the year 1 team.

Mrs Rafferty, Miss Hope, Miss Machin, Mrs Hoof and Mrs Bagley.

Summer Term




We will begin by recounting our visit to Skipton Castle to complete our previous learning. Then we will be reading a story called Dear Greenpeace, to help us write our own letters to real people. We want to raise the important issue of caring for our planet and the world’s oceans. We will be writing instructions too linked to our gardening in Science. In hand with all this, we will continue learning SPaG elements linked to our texts.

Children will continue learning key word spellings, common exception words and will continue to learn to apply phase 5 graphemes in their writing.

Handwriting sessions continue to support the children reach the end of year objectives and more of us are learning to join.

We will be doing our SATs this half term which will include: two reading tests, a spelling test and a SPaG test.




Here are the objectives for this half term. Please continue learning your 10, 2, 5 and 3 times tables too.

Finding fractions of amounts

Data handling

Money, including totals, finding change and finding the difference

Inverse operations

Measuring in cms and work on mass and capacity

For our SATs we will complete an arithmetic and a reasoning test in class.






Growing Plants

In this unit children will explore how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. They will investigate what plants need to grow and will find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. Children will discover where seeds come from by investigating fruits and seeds in their local environment. They will carefully observe and sort seeds and will also recognise how some plants are able to grow from bulbs. They will plant a variety of seeds, describing how they grow. Children will have the opportunity to plant seeds and to observe growth.

Working Scientifically, children will observe seeds and plants using simple equipment. They will ask simple questions about what plants need to grow and they will perform simple tests recognising that their questions can be answered in different ways. They will observe and measure the growth of the plants over time.

This unit builds on the work children have completed in Year 1 Plants.




Our topic is Seaside Rescue. We will be exploring the history of the RNLI as well as comparing our local area to a seaside location elsewhere outside of Europe. We will be exploring saving our world’s oceans by understanding about the dangers plastics pose, including a study of our local river. We will be producing a sculpture out of plastic for our school garden.


Our learning this term is about creation stories and the importance of the world we live in.


This half term we will be improving our outdoor games and athletics skills and continuing with developing our games skills with our Sports Coach.




The theme is Relationships. We will be learning about different families, people who help us and how to be a kind friend.

MUSIC (The Greatest Showkids)

We will be performing three songs from the film for our class assembly. Following this all the learning is focused around one song: Friendship Song, which links well with our PSHE this half term.


Will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.


Thank you


Mr Macdonald and Miss Ratcliffe

My favourite place in Denton Wilsons Hat Factory

The reason why I like Wilsons hat factory because their is lots of interesting facts about it like Joseph Wilson and his sons was founded in 1872.My dad worked there in 1981 so he was 16 when he started and he got £20.00 a week,then he did smoke alarms.And Wilsons hat factory bloo up.

My favourite place in Denton

My Favourite Place in Denton By Alfie Sugden 4D


My favourite place in Denton is the fountains also known as Civic Square.

When I was 3, in the summer I decided to run fully clothed through the fountains. I thought it was very funny but I don’t think my mum was to impressed having to chase me through the water.

I like the fountains as there is nothing else like it at all in Denton. It is a really popular place where you can sit down in the sunshine and enjoy your day and watch the pigeons playing in the water.