Santa came to visit

Cup and Ball toy

Year 1 had an amazing time researching what Victorian children would typically play with. We even then made our very own cup and ball toys.

The little fir tree

Recently Year 1 discovered that the first Christmas tree was introduced by Prince Albert and brought over from Germany. We then read a lovely Christmas story called the little fir tree. We even retold the story ourselves. Now we are looking at instructional texts in order to make our very own little fir tree. We are then going to write our own instructions so that other people can make a fir tree too.

Computing - algorithms

Year 1 have been using the app Daisy the dinosaur to create simple algorithms and debug them.


Download Daisy the Dinosaur



Victorian Toys - Board games

In topic lessons we have been exploring Victorian toys. The children had the opportunity to explore typical games that Victorian children would play. We discussed how the Victorian's didn't have iPads or tablets. We also looked at how most of their games would be made out of wood and metal.

Christmas tree lights switch on

Year 1 loved watching the lights switch on.

Mrs Jackson's Assembly

Mrs Jackson's Last Day

A day to celebrate everything that Mrs Jackson has done for all of us!! She has been an amazing part of the Whiston team and our school will just not be the same without her. We are all definitely sorry to see her go and the children will 100% miss her. Good luck Mrs Jackson with whatever the future may bring!

European week - Spanish Dancing

Year 1 had a brilliant time practicing their spanish dance moves! 

German Food Tasting

Year 1 enjoyed trying a variety of German foods. We tried bockwurst, currywurst, lebkuchen, apple stollen and pretzels.

Talk for learning

Fairy Tale Day

Year 1 had an amazing day Friday 13th October. We decorated and made our class scare crow with fairy tale characters. We made magical wands and even had the chance to cook Snow White's poisoned apple cookies.

House types

After our lovely walk around Whiston, we discovered that there are lots of different types of houses. We've had a go at creating our own.


''A bungalow is special because it only has one floor.'' CS

''A castle can have pointy roofs.'' AN

''I've made a detatched house, it is all alone and has 2 floors.'' BS

Walk around Whiston

Year 1 had a fantastic time walking around our local area. We learned lots of exciting facts about Whiston and it's historical buildings. We even had chance to post our letters home.

School council elections

''I am helpful, trustworthy and a good role model to others.''

''I want to help make school better.''

''I want to have new toys for our playtimes.''

''I am kind and want to have new toys for wet playtimes.''

''I am friendly, caring and confident.'' ''I am not afraid to speak to teachers.''

''I am kind and helpful. I want to help people make friends.''

''I am helpful.'' ''I have respect for others.'' ''I am kind.''

''I am a good listener and I want to help school.''

''I want to help children who feel alone and also help children in other places too.''

''I am kind and caring. I want to make good changes.''

''I want to take care of people. I would like to help children who are knew to school.''

''I want to help children in other schools to have better things and make sure that no one is lonely.''

''I am good at sharing and caring.'' ''I have good respect for others and I am a good role model.''


Year 1 have been on an Autumn hunt. We explored the school grounds to see if we could see signs of Autumn.

What do you want to be when you are older?

We have been discussing what we would like to be when we grow up. Here are our ideas...

Google Earth - Whiston

Year 1 have loved exploring our local area Whiston by using Google Earth. It was amazing to zoom in closer and closer to see what palces we could visit.