Weekly Note w/c 8.1.18

Welcome back, we hope you had a lovely holiday and wish you a Happy New Year.

This term the Discovery Zone’s focus will be on space and monsters. We will also link into this topic during our literacy lessons. Our Rainbow Targets this term will focus on doubles and halves, more details will follow shortly.

This term we are going to be teaching the children how to use money in a real life situation. Each day, the children will receive 50p in a mixture of coins to use to ‘pay’ for items and equipment in the Discovery Zone eg. 5 minutes in the messy will cost 10p, a box in the junk modelling will cost 2p. Children will be able to practice using different combinations of coins to pay for amounts and we will move onto calculating change as they are ready. For this work, we will be using real coins. Should you find that any coins make their way home, please could they be returned.

Our PE sessions continue to be on a Wednesday. Mrs Bramley’s and Mrs Boscher’s Classes will be doing indoor PE so will just need a white t-shirt and black shorts. Miss Horsepool’s Class will be doing outdoor games so will need trainers and warm outdoor clothes eg. joggers, t-shirt and a jumper.

Please could you ensure that your child brings a coat to school everyday. Please could ALL items that come into school be clearly named as this helps us to avoid lots of lost property.

This term, our visitors from Le Platon Home will be working in the Discovery Zone with Mrs Boscher’s Class.

We are looking forward to a busy and exciting term.

The Year 1 Team


Weekly note w.b. 18.12.17

Dear parents and carers

Thankyou for all of your support with concert costumes, party food and help with our trip to the church.


End of Term

Just a reminder that we finish at 1pm on Tuesday 19th December. Children do not need their lunch on this day but can bring a second snack to eat late morning as well as their usual fruit for morning playtime.

It would be helpful if children could bring a named plastic bag to take home their Christmas art work.


World Explorers

Next term we will be looking at the world map and talking about places that are near to where we live and far away. Each class has a map on the classroom wall. If you go on holiday it would be lovely to receive a postcard or your child could bring in a photograph to talk about. We will then find and label the place on the map. If you have friends or relatives who live abroad your child could also bring in a postcard or photo from them.

Which class can collect as many different places for their map?


We hope that you have a lovely Christmas break and look forward to seeing you all again on Thursday 4th January.


Year 1 team


Help still needed please

If you are able to help accompany the children to the church on Wednesday morning at 11.15 so that they can watch the Year 5 Christmas play please could you let your child’s teacher know asap. We currently won’t be able to go as we don’t have enough adults for the correct ratio which we need. Thank you to those parents/grandparents who have already said they they can help.




Weekly Note w/c 11.12.17

Dear Parents/Carers


Christmas Concert

Next week we will be performing our Christmas Concert. We will perform for the whole school on Monday 11th and the children are very excited about performing for you all on Tuesday 12th December in the afternoon. Our concert will start at 2pm.


Christmas Play

Our Year 5 have been busy putting together their Christmas play which they will perform on Wednesday 13th December at 11.15am. We will be walking down to St Martin’s church but need to have some help to do this safely. If you are able to help walk down to the church with your child’s class please could you let us know. At the moment we still don’t have enough help to go.


Christmas Party

On Thursday 14th December we have our Christmas party day. Children can come dressed in party clothes but please could you make sure that shoes are suitable for running around as we will still be going outside as normal.

Please see our blog note from last week and the paper copy letter that was given for the food that we kindly ask is brought in for your child’s class. If you are unable to find this please let us know.


Literacy and Numeracy

This week we will be reading and learning about the Christmas Story. We will also be continuing with our work on addition.


End of Term

Term will end on Tuesday 19th December at 1pm. The children don’t need to bring in lunch but an extra snack to help them get through the morning on top of their normal fruit/vegetable break time snack would be great. Children can also wear a Christmas jumper/mufti on the last day of term for a donation of 50p which will go to the LEPRA charity.


Year 1 Team



Week Beginning 4.12.17

Dear parents/carers

Thankyou to all the parent and grandparent helpers who came with us to Candie Museum. The children really enjoyed the visit and the experience of visiting a museum, meeting people who work in a museum and looking at the old toys is very valuable. We are following up on this work in school, mainly in the Discovery Zone where we have some examples of old toys for the children to handle.


Next week we shall be continuing our work on old toys and the story ‘Dogger.’ We will then begin work on the Christmas Story.


Visit to the Church

We shall be visiting the church to watch Year 5’s Christmas Concert on Wednesday 13th December.

We will need some additional adult helpers to accompany us. If you are able to join us from 11am please let your class teacher know. We should be back at school by 12.15pm.


Christmas Concert

Please could all children bring in their costumes for the concert in by Monday 4th.

Well done to all the children with speaking parts who have already learned their lines. It would be really helpful if these could continue be rehearsed at home as this will make the children feel more confident when it comes to the performance.

The concert performance for parents will be at 2pm on Tuesday 12th December. As space is limited in the hall, two tickets per child will be sent home.


Christmas Party

The Infant Christmas party will be on Thursday 14th December. On this day children can come to school in their party clothes but please can we ask that sensible shoes are worn. (no heeled shoes please)

A separate paper letter has been sent about food. As a reminder please could you provide the following foods (enough for 5-6 children)

Mrs Bramley’s class – sandwiches/rolls e.g. egg, ham, cheese, marmite, tuna (no nuts please)

Miss Horsepool’s class – sausage rolls, pizza slices, cocktail sausages, mini cheeses

Mrs Boscher’s class – small cakes and chocolate biscuits

Please bring in food on the morning of the party. School will provide juice, crisps and fruit.


Parent help

If you would be able to come into school to help wrap ‘gifts’ for the children please speak to your class teacher. This could be at any time next week.


Thank you for your continued support


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