Flixton Primary School

Enthusiasm. Effort. Excellence.

Infant Department: Mardale Avenue, Flixton M41 5SA
Junior Department: Delamere Road, Flixton M41 5QL


0161 748 2871/ 0161 748 5141

Class 1B (Mrs Bateman)

Welcome to Year1B

Mrs Bateman &

Mrs Donohue 

Spring This term we will be learning...

English Phonics - Revisit Phase 5 sounds. Consolidate Phase 3 sounds and apply to reading and spelling words. Read and spell polysyllabic words

Writing - Talk 4 Writing - Stanley's Stick, Instructions, Tiger Who Came For Tea.

Handwriting -  Cursive letters step 1, 2 and 3 (o, m, n, r, s, p,y, u, i, j, 

Maths Adding and subtracting single digit numbers mentally, adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers using dienes to support jottings to help calculations, place value of 2 digit numbers, measuring length, 2 D shapes, 3D shapes, counting in 2s, 5s, 10s.

Science - Animals including humans classifying animals into groups (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates); carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

Seasonal change - Carrying out our own investigations to find out about the weather during different seasons (winter).

History - History of toys continued, history of tr6ansport. 

Geography - UK - Using atlas to locate and name the countries of the UK. (including capital cities, mountains) use directional vocabulary (compass)

Computing - We are TV chefs - Using Ipads to film a short instructional video.

PE - Gymnastics - Gym coach. Games - Ball games - rolling, throwing, catching. 

RE - What makes places sacred? Looking at places of worship for Christians, Jewish people and Muslims. 

Music -I am in the groove - consolidating pitch and rhythm using voices and body percussion. Introduce tuned instruments (glockenspiel)

 DT - Food technology Designing and making a healthy fruit kebab.

Art - line and shape - continue work on line and look at how line can be used to create shapes. 


Look what we have been learning

15th March

Grounds sponsored event making a willow tunnel.

We worked with our link class 4B to help create a willow tunnel. We used fork and a spiker (which we had to hit with a hammer, we managed not to hit any fingers!) Then we tied the willow sticks together that we had planted. They are already starting to show some green buds. It was great fun and hopefully we will raise lots of money for our school.

Don't forget to collect your sponsor money and send it in!

8th March

Design Technology

We finally got to make our fruit kebabs today! We used our designs and followed the instructions we had written. They tasted really yummy. we want to try them again at home!

1st March

World Book Day

We had a fantastic day for world book day. We got together with our link class 4B to share some stories together in the new infant library. The juniors were very good teachers and read to us and even let us read their books too! It was really fun!

19th February


We went on a treasure hunt around school. Hidden in our classroom and around school were envelopes with money in. We had to count the money that was hidden in each envelope and work out which had the most in. We practiced counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to count the values of the coins.

26th January


To get us ready to innovate our Talk 4 Writing story Stanley's Stick, we have been using our imaginations! We all had a stick and we looked at it first and wrote down adjectives to describe what it was like. We tried to think about what it looked like and also what it felt like. Then we lived in our own world of imagination and thought about what our stick could be...just like Stanley. We had loads of ideas; from a hook for a pirate, to a tree for a fairy to live in. From a paintbrush to paint the best pictures to an anchor to stop a ship from sailing away. We even had an underwater telescope and a walking stick for a very old man!

Converting media.
(Media will continue converting in the background)

23rd January


We walked to St Mary's  Church too see what features we could find. Canon Chris talked to us about what it is like in a service.

19th January

Design and Technology

To finish off our unit of work on moving pictures we enlisted a bit of extra help!

We had a fabulous morning with lots of extra volunteers to help us to create our finished products. We used our designs to create a moving picture to tell the story from a Traditional tale. have a look at us in action. see if you can spot our moving mechanisms...there are sliders, levers, wheels and lift the flaps! 

18th January

Design and Technology

To get ready for our new design and technology unit making a healthy snack, we have been tasting fruit. We tasted different fruits to help us decide which ones we want to use to make our fruit kebabs. Some were delicious, some we were not too sure of and some we definately did not like at all!

8th December


We have been learning about line in art. We learned how to create line in different media. We have used pencils, crayons, scissors and ink. It was great fun seeing the different lines we created come alive on the page and take on a life of their own.

All these happy readers have zoomed round the racetrack twice already! Well done and keep bringing your signed book in every Friday!

5th December

Christmas Baking

We spent a fabulous morning in the Junior Department with Mrs Tatham, decorating Christmas cookies. The children did really well following the instructions carefully. Although, we are not sure very many will make it to Christmas!!! They were all very keen to eat them!

8th November


We have been intrepid explorers this week! We have been putting our map skills to the test by finding our way around the school. We looked at a plan view of the Infant building and then used our map to locate rooms within the school. We practised orienting the map by turning it the same way we are facing to help us find our way around and know where things are. We tried to label all the rooms on our map. It was quite tricky!

It was even more of a challenge when we ventured across the field to do the same in the Junior building. Even Mrs Bateman and Mrs Donohue needed a map to help them find where all the classrooms were!

7th November

Design Technology

We have started work on Moving Pictures. We evaluated existing products by looking at books that have moving parts. We looked at the mechanisms that are used to make the parts moved and thought about how we could recreate them. we are going to be designing our own moving picture to tell a Traditional Tale to Reception children...Watch this space!


We wanted to find out which flavour popcorn was the class favourite. We thought about how to answer the question and also how to show what we had found out in different ways.

We found out that most people in the class like sweet popcorn. Mrs Bateman knows which one to buy when we choose cinema for our treat time!!

26th September


Before we start our mapwork, we have been learning what an aerial view is. We imagined that we were the smartest giant in town and looked down on everything, this is an aerial view. We then imagined that we were the small goat from the story, this is a normal view.

We have had a fantastic first week in 1B. Have a look at some of the things we have been doing...

Useful resources


Monday - Reading books

Tuesday - Homework handed in

Wednesday - Class library books, PE

Thursday - Homework given out, PE

Friday - Reading books, Reading racetrack books