Weekly Note w.b. 30.4.18

Dear parents/carers


We shall be returning to work on place value and reading, writing and ordering numbers.

In the next couple of weeks we shall move from the current Rainbow Maths Targets (doubling and halving) to new targets on addition and subtraction. You will receive a letter to let you know your child’s new targets.



We will be beginning some work on reading and writing instructions using a text called ‘How to Grow a Sunflower.’



Next week we shall be opening a ‘potting shed’ in the Discovery Zone. Children will be able to choose to plant cress, a bean or sunflower seed. They will need to work out how much it will cost them to buy their equipment e.g. pot, seed, soil before following the planting instructions. They will be able to bring home their seeds to watch them grow at home.



We have now opened a ‘self service’ cooking area in the Discovery Zone. We currently have a recipe which children can follow to independently bake one muffin. They are following the instructions and using spoonful measurements (2 tablespoons of flour, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of raisins, 1 teaspoon of butter and 30ml of milk) We are then baking the muffins and sending them home to eat.


Victorian Walled Garden

We have arranged a trip to the Victorian Walled Garden at Saumarez Park to find out about the plants growing in the garden and do some practical planting.

Mrs Bramley’s class – Friday 4th May

Mrs Boscher’s class – Thursday 10th May

Miss Horsepool’s class – Monday 21st May.

Each class will leave school on the buses at 9.15am and return by 11am. We will require at least 5 additional adults to accompany each class. Please do let your class teacher know if you (or grandparents) can help.


Visiting Author

Our Guernsey Patron of Reading Ann Bryant will be visiting us for a workshop on Tuesday afternoon. We hope that the children will be inspired by her passion and enthusiasm for reading!


Star of the Week

All the children have now had a turn at being Star of the Week in their class. Thankyou for all the wonderful photographs, show and tell items and stories which have been brought in. It has been lovely for the children to share their special interests and belongings with their class.

This term we shall be choosing 2 children per class per week. The children are invited to bring in some information about either a special place (in Guernsey or the world) or a special person or event in history. We shall then add their information to our class maps and timeline. They could bring in photographs, an information book, objects drawings or writing to help them talk to their class about what they have chosen.

When your child is chosen they shall bring home a letter with more information.


Sunny Weather

Thankyou if you have already sent a sun hat into school for your child. Please can we asked that these are named to reduce lost property. Your child is welcome to either leave a hat in their tray or bring it to and from school every day. Could we also remind you that suncream should be applied before school if possible as we are not able to apply this to children during the day.



A quick reminder that our library days have changed this term and are as follows:

Mrs Boscher – Tuesday

Miss Horsepool – Wednesday

Mrs Bramley – Thursday


Many thanks

Year 1 team


Weekly Note w/c 23.4.18

This week the children have been enjoying a variety of traditional tales. We will be continuing this work on storytelling next week by encouraging children to make up their own stories, basing them on traditional tales if they wish.

In maths, we will be carrying on with our work on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Click here for some counting activities which you might like to do with your child at home.

Please remember the new library days:

Tuesday – Mrs Boscher

Wednesday – Miss Horsepool

Thursday – Mrs Bramley

All children need an outdoor PE kit on a Wednesday please – there were quite a few who had forgotten this week.

As the weather is now starting to warm up (fingers crossed it continues!), please ensure that children have suncream applied before school and that they bring a named sunhat in to wear when the weather is hot and sunny.

Thank you

The Year 1 Team


Weekly Note – w/c – 16.4.18

Welcome back! We hope you all had an enjoyable holiday.

We are excited to be beginning the final term in Year 1 as we have lots of exciting things coming up.

As this is the last term in Year 1, in preparation for the children moving to Year 2, we are encouraging more independence. Please could you help with this by saying goodbye to your child when they line up outside so that they can come in organise their things by themselves. We will be around to give reminders if they forget anything. We have noticed more children coming in with their parents through the Reception doors. Please could we remind you that Year 1 children should be coming in through the Year 1 doors (where Mrs Bramley’s and Mrs Boscher’s classes are collected from at the end of the day).

Next week we will be doing some story telling in the Discovery Zone and linking it to our literacy teaching. If you have any traditional tales at home which your child would like to bring in and share with the class we would love to see them.

In numeracy we will be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s as well as doing some work on halving. This links in with the Rainbow Maths targets which we will be continuing with from last term for the next couple of weeks.


Tuesday – Mrs Boscher

Wednesday – Miss Horsepool

Thursday – Mrs Bramley

Please note that these are different to last term.


Tuesday  9 – 10.20 – Mrs Bramley

Thursday  9 – 10.40 – Miss Horsepool

Friday   9 – 10.20 – Mrs Boscher

We are still short of parents to help the children with changing so if you are able to help please let your child’s teacher know. Thank you


Wednesdays – Please could all children bring outdoor kit with trainers.



Thank you for your support,

The Year 1 team.