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Welcome to Year 1


Swan Class Duckling Class Pelican Class

Miss Yates

Mrs Johnson

Mrs Wilmshurst

Mrs Massey

Mr Journeaux

Mrs Axten



Some Reminders


Please ensure that ALL your children’s clothing is named, including trousers, skirts and shirts. When the children get changed for PE it is hard for them to find the right white shirt if it is not named.

Please also ensure that the children have a named water bottle in school every day.


Monday 24th June 2019


The children thoroughly enjoyed Arts Week this week.

We had a visit from a mobile planetarium and learned about the different planets in our solar system.

We used this as stimuli for some of our creations during the week.

We also attended a dance workshop on Wednesday.

Last Friday, we completed a house family challenge to create a UFO.

In Literacy the children created a witch poem and retold the story of Winnie and Wilbur—The New Wand.

The children have represented and compared 2 digit numbers with a range of manipulatives using the symbols < and >.

Please make sure that your child brings their book bag with their reading book/library book everyday, so they can complete an AR quiz.

The children really do enjoy them.


Friday 14th June 2019


The children have been working incredibly hard on their phonics in preparation for the Phonics Screening Check which is this week, so please practise reading as many words as possible.

The results for the screening check will be shared in the end of year reports.

A trip letter will be sent out on Monday.

Please hand in the form by Friday 21st June.

This week in Numeracy we will be learning about place value and then we will move on to time and money.

Counting to and back from one hundred will really help your child learning about place value.

In Literacy we have started Winnie and Wilbur– The Magic Wand.

The children love it!

We will be describing some of the settings and creating our own wands which we designed last week.

Friday 24th May 2019


Thank you to all of those parents who dressed their child in a Victorian outfit on Friday.

 The children looked great!  

We had lots of fun learning in a Victorian classroom.

 In Numeracy we have learned how to find half and a quarter of a shape and a quantity.

Next term we will be learning how to tell the time to the half hour so please practise this at home.

During the last week of term we were writing poems with suffixes that were about verbs and animals.

 Next terms texts will be books from the Winnie the Witch series.

 It will also be the phonics screening check so please don’t forget to practise reading lots of words.

 If you would like some more words to read please see a member of staff.


Week Beginning 1st April 2019


Last week we created our own Little Red Riding Hood story where the wolf is a friendly character that is in need of help from Little Red Riding Hood.

This week we will create our own story about a boy called Little Blue Cap.

In Numeracy we measured the mass of items from around the classroom and measured the volume of different containers.

This week we will explore and measure capacity using rice and water.

If you have any recyclable rubbish, please bring it in because we will use it to create litterbugs during our open afternoon.

We have been learning about what Christians’ believe in RE as well as learning some of the stories from the Bible and why Christians’ learn these stories.

Week Beginning 11th February 2019


This week in Literacy we researched and wrote some non-fiction pieces about wolves.

In Numeracy the children have used a range of manipulatives to represent two digit numbers and using the representations to recognise their value.

In phonics we have learned the er sound made up or ir,er and ur.

Next week we will be recapping on split diagraphs and revising the or family.

Well done to all of those children who have been taking AR quizzes.

Some books may appear easier than previous books read at home, but please take into account that the children do need to complete the questions based on them.

Week Beginning 17th December 2018


We hope you enjoyed our Christmas concert.

We had lots of fun rehearsing and putting it together.

We enjoyed the pantomime on Wednesday and all the children made us proud with how well they behaved.

In Literacy we wrote a Christmas acrostic poem, we also followed and wrote instructions on how to make a Christmas angel to go on top of a Christmas Tree.

In Numeracy we have been learning the names and properties of some 2D and 3D shapes.

We will be creating Christmas pictures using 2D shapes.

We hope you have a lovely Christmas.


Week Beginning 19th November 2018


Last week in Maths we learnt to use lots of different manipulatives to help us add numbers and represent number sentences in different ways.

In Literacy we used our imagination to think of what we would like to do for a day out with the Gruffalo.

We also thought of questions that we would like to as the Gruffalo and the mouse.

In Phonics we have been learning the oo and yoo family: ew, oo, ue, u-e.

This week we will be learning ir, er, ur, oi and oy.

It was lovely to see everyone at Grandparents afternoon on Monday.

Week Beginning 15th October 2018


Thank you to all of those parents who attended the Phonics Workshop.

Please ensure that you read with your child every night and try some of the phonics activities from the packs that were sent out during parents evening.

Here are some useful websites to use at home for learning phonics.
Also alphablocks on CBBC or Youtube.


Week Beginning 1st October 2018


On Wednesday 26th September members of the Blue Town Heritage Centre visited us to talk about Harty.

If you have not brought in your donation and wish to make one please bring it in. 

In Literacy we started our text for the term, Tiddler the Story Telling Fish.

We created a story map to help us remember the order of the story and then we rewrote the story as part of our BIG write.

Place Value is our unit for this term in maths.

We have been counting to 100 and finding one more than a number.

Please practise this at home.

Thank you for all of your support with the spellings.

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