Carlton Junior and Infant School


Year 1 Class Page


This week, year 1 are learning how to half objects. We started the week with a practical lesson halving food. 


Year 1 enjoyed a trip to Temple Newsam where they participated in a Gruffallo hunt. They are now all experts at finding animal tracks and mole hills. They also enjoyed seeing the spring animals at the farm, including piglets and lambs. Thank you again to the money raised by MP and his friends and family. 


Parents enjoying playing phonics with Year 1.


Year 1 have been learning about fossils.



We love discovering new words!                



Congratulations to Farhan for winning the 'My Jurassic World' competition.


Jurassic World- Yorkshire Museum 

As part of our topic work all about dinosaurs, we decided to go out of the classroom to find out a little more because it's such an exciting topic !  

English 17.01.2019

Year 1 have started their new topic 'How to save the World' and as part of this topic were asked to think about all the issues people face all over the world. Take a look at some of their responses.


We have been using the tens frame to help us make numbers to 50. Using the tens frames helped us identify how many tens and ones are in two-digit numbers. 

Dino Poetry - 16.01.2019

This week we have been writing our own dinosaur poetry. We have worked really hard to include rhyming words. Take a look at some of our poems.

 Dino Hunt - 14.01.2019

We went on a dinosaur hunt today because the eggs in the classroom had hatched. We found some suspicious objects around school. Please look out for a dinosaur and report anything suspicious to Year 1!


It's really important to keep healthy and clean. Therefore, we are giving Rex his first bath at school.



We returned to school to find we have had an unexpected visitor over the holidays. 

We are not sure what animal has laid the eggs, but we have our suspicions.



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from year 1


Rex Enjoying a meal

Rex enjoying his first meal at Carlton! 



The year 1 class tortoise, courtesy of Santa 


Christmas Lunch - 11.12.2018

Year 1 getting into the festive spirit by having their Christmas lunch today.

Nativity Play - 10.12.2018

We loved performing 'Prickly Hay' to all the parents. We enjoyed dressing up and singing the most.

Bike Ability - 06.12.2018

We had a fantastic opportunity to have a session with the bike ability team. We used our balancing skills to help us ride the bikes.


Christmas 05.12.2018

Today, we visited our local post office as we had written letters to Ms Mahmood. We bought our own stamp to stick on our envelopes so that we could post our letters.

We are eagerly awaiting Ms Mahmoods response. 



This week, we are beginning to learn about subtraction. We used Skittles to help us learn this concept.


Christmas has arrived - 30.11.2018

We decorated the classroom ready for the 1st December. 

Christmas has officially arrived in Year 1!!!! 


Well done Labeeb

Labeeb from year 1 brought a trophy and certificate to school. He achieved 1st position in annual exams at Madresah and was recognised for outstanding achievements.


Today's Makaton Video - 27.11.2018


Bring a parent to school week - 26.11.2018

Parents visited the year 1 classroom today and took part in the maths lesson. They supported not only their child in their learning, but also supported others around them. The parents were an asset to the maths lesson and we hope they found the lesson useful.

Maths this week - 22.11.18

We have been learning to add and used the part part whole model, numicon and resources to help us solve number sentences. We really enjoyed using the resources to help us practically solve the addition sentences. 


Makaton Sign

Year 1 learnt the Makaton sign for ‘good sitting’.

Celebrating Children in Need - 16.11.2018

We enjoyed having our Pudsey Bear treats during lunchtime today. Thank you to our lunchtime ladies.

Year 1 children and staff celebrating Children in Need 2018 


Science Visit - 15.11.2018

Carlton were lucky enough to have a visit from a scientist today. They learnt all about friction. He had a child hovering around the floor, had a child making friction with giant hands and had a child removing a table cloth without smashing the plates.



Year 1 and year 6 today teamed up to plant new trees up near the forest. At Carlton we were lucky enough to receive a tree pack from Sir David Attenborough who is campaigning for new trees to be planted across the U.K. We were glad to be part of such an amazing campaign which is heavily supported by the queen.

The children partnered up, and it was lovely to see how caring the year 6 children were towards the year 1’s. 

They were continuously encouraging the younger children to try,  join in and use the vocabulary related to planting. 

 Carlton celebrating Remembrance Day 

Carlton celebrating the festival of Diwali 

Year 1 Cinema Trip - 09.11.2018

Year 1 trip to the cinema to see Peter Rabbit. They all had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the film.


Anti Bullying Week

Monday the 12th November is Anti Bullying week. Please click on the link below for ideas to discuss with your child at home. Please Click here for the link


Following on from our pumpkin workshop, the children decided they did not just want to throw their pumpkins in the bin, but they wanted to reuse them. We decided to take the pumpkins up to the Forrest and leave them for the squirrels to eat and enjoy. The children learnt that not only would the pumpkins be reused, but they were in fact recycling them to feed the squirrels. They also learnt that the pumpkins would eventually add to the soil which we could later use for planting. 

We look forward to checking to see if the pumpkins have been enjoyed by the squirrels. 


Pumpkin Workshop 22.10.2018

What a fantastic, fun filled afternoon the children in Year 1 had today. 

We carved our own pumpkins, had a story read to us by a witch, tried pumpkin seeds and even tasted pumpkin soup. 

The children thoroughly enjoyed getting dirty and scooping the inside of the pumpkin out and then deciding which shape eyes they wanted to carve. The children were undecided on the soup but Ms Mahmood enjoyed hers and the soup warmed her right up and gave her the energy to continue working. 

Thank you to the 2 parent volunteers who helped us out and a big thank you to Witch Motley for spending time with us and showing us how to carve the pumpkin.



Year 1 were visited today by an author. She came to see them to read her latest story to them, all about Australia. The children were really engaged with her reading the story and they then got to follow up the reading with a colouring activity based on their favourite part of the story. 

The Great Carlton Walk - 17.10.2018

We had a wonderful afternoon participating in our School Sponsored Walk 2018.

It was a lovely afternoon walking to the Dewsbury Town Hall were the Deputy Mayor Mumtaz gave us an inspirational speech alongside Councillor Masood Ahmed.

This marked, International Walking to school month as well as promoting health, empathy and whole school community spirit. Keep Walking !!!



The children went on an Autumn sensory walk. We made predictions of what the children thought we may see. We had a lovely morning in the forest school which then lead into our writing of Autumn Poetry. Have a read.....

Reading is very important in every school and to every teacher. I wanted to share this picture with you because it reflects how much the children in Year 1 are enjoying reading. They really do have a love for reading.

Reminder: please read with your child every night and return books to school on Wednesday!

The children have been working so hard over the last few weeks that myself and Miss Wilson just had to showcase their work in 3 displays. Their is a Dream Jar displayed, linked to our creations. There is a spider display which links to the writing we did on the book 'Aaaarrgghh Spider' and the final display is a work in progress based on the season Autumn. The children have created amazing Autumn poetry which we are hoping to share with you at the upcoming Harvest Festival Assembly.




Here are just some of the amazing houses that the children have made at home with their parents. This links with our topic ‘houses and homes’. I am overwhelmed by the number of children who have gone home and been so creative. This wouldn’t be possible without the parents support, thank you. I can’t wait for our next creative homework. 


Reading in year 1 is very important. As you can see from the photographs, the children in year 1 are really enjoying reading with their friends in the reading tent. Please ensure you are reading with your child every night and returning books to school on Wednesday.


This week the children in Year 1 celebrated Rhoald Dahl's birthday by creating their ow dream jars. The children had to work together to rip cotton wool and then the cotton wool would absorb the coloured water. the children had so much fun making these.

The children are now focusing on writing based on their dream jars. So far they have created amazing work.



 In year one this week, the children followed up their creative skills by challenging their selves to write instructions. The children previously made dream jars to celebrate Roald Dahls birthday  and Ms Mahmood set the children the challenge of writing her a set of instructions so that she could make her own dream jar. 

As you can see from the example, the children did an amazing job at writing the instructions and this shows what an incredible start to year 1 they have made. We have been really focusing on correctly using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops the past few weeks.