Scissett CE Academy

Welcome to Cockroft Class

Teacher: Miss Goodall

Welcome to Cockroft Class! We are the Year 1 class at Scissett CE Academy. This year, all of our classes are named after athletes who are hoping to go for gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. We are named after Hannah Cockroft, a world champion and Paralympic gold medallist from Halifax and we can’t wait to follow her journey.

We have 30 children in our class and we are really proud to all be unique individuals. Miss Goodall is our class teacher and she teaches us everyday – if she isn’t in class, she is usually organising something sporty for our school! She loves to keep us active so you might find us dancing to Supermovers to help us learn our maths or running the 1K a day track. Miss Buckley also helps us to learn every day. From phonics and funky fingers in a morning to topic and science in an afternoon, she supports us to access the Year 1 curriculum. Mrs Martin teaches us on a Monday afternoon and, alongside Mrs Glen, she makes sure we become mini artists.

In Cockroft Class, we work hard to build on the skills that we have learnt whilst following the EYFS curriculum in Reception and we can still access the shared areas to continue to develop these. Though we have a more structured daily routine, continuous provision and outdoor learning are still important to us. We’re lucky to have access to great outdoor spaces at Scissett Academy and we are excited to explore these more this year. In Year 1, we have lots of different activities throughout the day to develop our English and Maths skills in lessons and in cross-curricular ways. We also practise our phonics every day to keep improving our reading skills.

Keep checking back to see what we get up to!


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Cockroft Class Blog

Array-zing Maths!

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In maths, we have been looking at multiplication. We have done lots of drawing out numbers to help us see how many 'lots of' there are and we have now moved onto arranging these into arrays. We even learned how to use the multiplication sign!

Predictions for Beegu

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We have started our new text in Year 1 today - Beegu by Alexis Deacon. Using our VIPERS skills, we looked at the front cover and predicted what we thought would happen in the story.

Beau said " she might have been poor so she might have wanted another family to look after her."

Katie said "she wanted to have an adventure so she put her collar on and went to have an adventure."

Niya thought "she heard a scary noise so she went out into the city and got lost."

Sophie suggested "she had a bad dream and wanted to make her dream come real."

Lana predicted "she might have got scared so she wanted to go and see some other people in town."

What do you predict will happen in Beegu? Keep checking back and Year 1 might help you with the story!

The Wider World - Fundraising Mission

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At Scissett Academy, we collectively sponsor a child through World Vision. Every week, we are encouraged to bring in spare pennies to help support a child in need around the world. Today, Lois and Jacob (our class share school councilors) announced that we are now sponsoring Brian Adilu from Uganda. We learnt that £5 can feed a family for a week in Brian's village, whilst £25 can provide a water pump to give them fresh water. We hope you can help us to raise as much money for Brian as possible. We will be working hard to win the fundraising trophy in Celebration Time each week. 

Year 1 Authors!

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Some of our children have been learning what it is like to be an actual author this week as after they had written their wild thing character descriptions, they shared them with the class by reading aloud. 

It can be a little daunting reading in front of such a big audience but they were real professionals, sharing their ideas and explaining why they used certain words and phrases. They even listened to feedback from their friends - what a great lesson!


Gymnastic Shapes

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Today we were gymnastics in PE. We had to make different shapes with our bodies. Before we started, we had to stretch and warm up our bodies. We had to do this because we had to get our heart pumping faster and protect ourselves from getting hurt.

This is the star shape.

This is the straddle shape.

This is the straight shape.

This is the pike shape.

This is the tuck shape.

Next time, we will work on creating a sequence of shapes.

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