Weekly Note w/c 27.11.17

Thank you to everyone who has sent in photographs or brought in old toys to share with their class. We will be continuing our learning about old toys this week with our trip to Candie Museum where children will learn about old toys from the fifties and sixties as well as from the Victorian period. Thank you to everyone who is able to accompany us on these trips. We will also have old toys for the children to explore and play with in the Discovery Zone.

In literacy next week we will be looking at the book Dogger by Shirley Hughes. This story is about a little boy who loses his toy dog so we will also be linking this to our PSHE work by thinking about different feelings.

In maths next week we will be continuing our work on addition; starting with the largest number and counting on and using cubes and number lines to help us.

Christmas Concert

We are now beginning our Christmas Concert rehearsals. Children should now have brought home a letter letting you know their part and the costume they will need. Please let us know if you have are having any difficulties sourcing anything for your child’s costume. Children who are saying lines will bring these home to practise.

Christmas Hampers

Thank you to everyone who has already donated items for the PTA Christmas Hampers. Year 1 are asked to bring in anything ‘Christmas’ eg wrapping paper, ribbons, baubles, cards, food (please ensure the useby date is after 8th December). Items can be left in the box by the office.

High Visibility Vests

Blue Islands have very kindly donated some high visibility vests for Reception and Year 1 children to help them be seen better in the dark. Your child will be bringing theirs home today.


Thank you for your support,

The Year 1 Team


Museum Trip Helpers

If you are able to help with our trip to the museum next week, please could you let your child’s teacher know as soon as possible. We currently do not have enough helpers to provide the correct ratio of adults to children so will not be able to go unless we do.

Miss Horsepool’s Class – Monday 27th November 10 – 12

Mrs Bramley’s Class – Tuesday 28th November 10 – 12

Mrs Boscher’s Class – Friday 1st December 10 – 12


Update – Mrs Bramley’s Class now have enough parents – thank you to those who have volunteered. The other classes are still in need of more helpers.


Thank you.


Weekly note w.b 20.11.17

Dear Parents/Carers


Thank you for all the donations for Children In Need, everyone looked fabulous and made such a great effort.



This week we will be starting to look at old toys. You may like to talk about some of the toys you played with as a child and how they are different to the toys the children play with now. You may also like to ask Grandparents to share toys that they had as a child too. We will also be thinking about toys that are special to us and why. You are welcome to take photos and send them in or email them for your child to talk about and share with their class.



The children will be looking at addition and making addition stories. We will use cubes to add numbers together and then move on to using a number line. We will be encouraging the children to start with the biggest number and count on.



The children are enjoying using mathletics. If you are having any problems logging on please let us know.


Wellington Boots

Despite the muddy conditions we still like to get outside as much as possible. Please ensure your child has a pair of wellington boots that are at school otherwise this may restrict where they are able to play as some areas are too muddy for school shoes.


Visit to Candie Musuem

We will be visiting Candie Museum to have a look at old toys. Our dates for going are as follows and all classes will be leaving at 10.00am until about 12pm. If you are able to help please let your class teacher know.

Miss Horsepool class – Monday 27th November

Mrs Bramley’s classTuesday 28th Novemer

Mrs Boscher’s Class – Friday 1st December


Year 1 team


Lost LOL Dolls

Molly has lost her LOL Doll. Here is a message from her mum:

Help please!!
Very sad crying daughter 😞
Molly has lost Her lol surprise doll she’s only just received it for her birthday (it’s like this one in the photo below but with a different outfit on) hopefully some one has picked it up by mistake from Mrs Bramley’s class thank you so much.

Evie from Mrs Boscher’s Class has also lost her LOL Doll. It looks similar to the picture above but has white hair and different clothes.

If you find either of these dolls please could they be given to class teachers. Thank you

Please could we remind you that children should not bring toys into school. They have the opportunity to bring a toy in to show the class when they are the star of the week.

Thank you


Weekly note w.b. 13.11.17

Dear parents/carers



Next week in maths we shall be working on addition by building addition stories with cubes and counting on using number lines.

Thank you for the work done at home on Rainbow Maths Targets. We shall continue to check these regularly in school and send home the assessment sheets each time so you can see how they are getting on.



The school has now renewed the Mathletics subscription. Your child should have brought home a letter giving you information of how to use the site or app together with their log on details.



Next week we shall be finishing our work on ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’ Children will be using the iPads to create their own stories and then innovating the story by making changes to the story map.


Children in Need

Next Friday 17th November is Children in Need Day. Children are invited to come to school dressed in spots for a small donation.

We have a stock of glow in the dark wrist bands and head bands in school which children can buy on Monday 13th or Tuesday 14th. These will be on sale in classrooms so please could we ask that children bring money in their book bags.

Wristbands – £1.00

Headbands – £2.50

Please note that children will only be able to buy one item, either a wristband or a headband.

If we then have any left over then these will be available to buy on Friday.


Thank you for your support


Year 1 team


Weekly Note w/c 6.11.17

The children really enjoyed the local area walks this week. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came with us to help.

In the Discovery Zone the children have been inspired this week by our local area and have been drawing maps and making road ways with the bricks.


We kindly ask that library books are brought back each week so that other children can have the opportunity to enjoy them and to give your child the chance to choose some more to bring home to share.

Our library days are:

Tuesday: Mrs Bramley

Wednesday: Mrs Boscher

Thursday: Miss Horsepool


Home Learning Challenge

To link in with our local area work, if you would like to, please could you and your child draw/make (eg. with Lego bricks) a map of their journey to school. Ask the children to think about the different things that they go past or see eg. shops, businesses, parish halls, traffic lights, zebra crossings etc. and add then on to your map. Please send the maps (or a photo) in so that children can share them with the class.



In Numeracy next week we will be doing some work on tens and units. Children will be thinking about making teens numbers with Numicon, ordering numbers and partitioning larger numbers into tens and units. We will also be continuing to work on the Rainbow Targets and will start testing them in class. We will send the sheets home so that you can see how your children are getting on. Please note that the children have 1 minute to do the 10 questions.


In Literacy next week we will be continuing our work on ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. As this is a Talk for Writing unit, we are doing lots of work on re-telling the story and learning it by heart using actions to help us. Here is a copy of the story map which we are using in class. Your child might like to tell you the story at home. Click here to see the author Michael Rosen performing to story with actions.











Thank you for your support

The Year 1 Team