Weekly Update w/c 30.1.17

The children have been busy story telling this week and we have heard some fabulous new stories based on Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

In literacy next week we will begin to look at information texts. The children will be finding out facts about animals and creating their own information poster.

In numeracy we will be bringing together all the work which we have been doing on addition and subtraction by doing some problem solving work.

Parents Appointments

Thank you to those people who have already signed up for parents appointments. If you haven’t already done so, please could you click here to go to the website to sign up. If you are unable to do it online, please pop into the office and the office ladies will be able to book your appointment.

Book Week

Some advance notice that book week will be the week beginning Monday 6th February. During this week we will be meeting the author Kristina Stephenson who writes the Charlie Stinky Socks series. We have been reading these books in school and the children are really enjoying them. This is a link to the website if you would like to look at it with the children. http://www.sircharliestinkysocks.co.uk/author/. On the Friday on that week (10th February) children may come to school dressed up as their favourite story characters. They are welcome to bring in the book to share with the class if they would like.

We will also be having a book sale on Friday 10th February. If you have any books which you would like to donate for the sale, please bring them into school. We would also appreciate some help to set up and run the sale. If you are able to help, either for the whole morning or for an hour or two, please could you let your child’s teacher know.

Staff training day

Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday 6th February due to a staff training day.

Thank you for your support

The Year 1 team


Weekly Update – w/c 23.1.17

In literacy next week we will be continuing our work on Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children will be changing part of the story to make it their own and will be given a choice of how they present their story (eg. written or choosing to use an app on the ipads).

In numeracy next week we will be doing some work on subtraction calculations.  Click here for a link to some online addition and subtraction games.


Parent Appointments

Parents appointments will be the week of Monday 13th February. Please keep an eye out for an e-mail from the office letting you know when you can book.

Please note that there are no appointments with the Year 1 teachers on the Monday because we are all on a training course so you will need to scroll past these times to find the available appointments.


Thank you

The Year 1 team


Weekly Updates w/c – 16.1.17

We have launched our new topic for this half term ‘The Zoo’. There are lots of animal related resources for the children to explore in the Discovery Zone and children will have a Zoo topic passport with some new challenges to complete.

In Literacy we are beginning a Talk for Writing unit on Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children will be learning actions to help them re-tell the story. Next week we will be doing sentence work based on the story as well as creating a story map.

In Numeracy next week we will be continuing our work on place value and ordering numbers as well as beginning to add 10 and 11 to numbers.

Rainbow Maths Targets

Your child should have bought home their new rainbow maths targets. This term they are focused on doubling and halving. We test the children every few weeks to see if they can achieve their target quickly and they will bring their sheets home so that you can see how they are getting on. Please click here for some online activities to help your child practice their target.


High Frequency Words

Thank you for all your support helping your child to learn to read and spell the High Frequency words – it really does make a difference to both their reading and writing!

This term we will continue to send the High Frequency Word boards home with your child. Children will be given a new board when they are confident reading their current board at speed. Please keep going through the previous boards at home with you child as our assessments at the end of last term have shown that some children are not retaining some of the words which they have learnt previously. It only needs to take a couple of minutes a day and can make a big difference for your child.

The children who are confident reading all the Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 words will no longer be bringing home boards but will have information sent regarding spellings.


Thank you for your support

The Year 1 Team







End of Term

Just another quick reminder that the term will finish on Tuesday 20th December at 1pm.

Children will not need to bring their lunch on this day but may bring an extra snack to eat as well as their fruit.

On Monday could children please bring in a plastic bag in which to carry home all their Christmas art work.

We wish you all a very happy Christmas and hope that you enjoy a restful festive break.

The Spring term begins on Thursday 5th January 2017.

Many thanks

Year 1 team


Weekly Note – w/c 12.12.16

We were really proud of the children for their performance in the Christmas Concert. We think they all did a fantastic job and we hope you enjoyed it!

Mrs Bramley and Miss Horsepool’s classes have already enjoyed their trip to the museum. Mrs Boscher’s Class will be going on Monday morning.

Our Christmas party will be on Wednesday 14th December. Children may wear party clothes to school on this day. The children will still be having playtimes on this day so please could you ensure that they wear sensible shoes and bring coats to school.

We ask that you provide a small amount of food for the party lunch (only enough for 6 children so that we don’t have too much waste). Please could each class bring the following:

Mrs Bramley’s Class – small cakes and chocolate biscuits

Miss Horsepool’s Class – sandwiches and rolls (no peanut butter or Nutella please)

Mrs Boscher’s Class – fruit and veg eg. grapes, cucumber sticks, carrot sticks,

If your child has any allergies or specific dietary requirements, please could they bring their normal packed lunch to eat. Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you have any questions.

We will be walking to St Martin’s Church on Thursday 15th December at 1.15pm to watch the Year 5 Christmas Service. Thank you to those parents who have already said they can help accompany us. We still need some more helpers. Please let your child’s class teacher know if you are able to come.

The term will finish on Tuesday 20st December at 1pm. Children will not need lunch on this day but may bring an extra snack to eat at break time.

Thank you for all your support this term, we wish you a very Happy Christmas and hope that you enjoy the break.

The Year 1 Team.


Weekly note – 2.12.16

Next week is a very busy week!

We have been busy getting ready for our Christmas Concert and will be performing it to the rest of the school on Tuesday morning. The performance to parents will be on Wednesday 7th at 2pm.

The children will be treated to a concert by the School Music Service staff on Friday morning which will introduce them to the instruments of the orchestra.

We have our trip to Candie Museum to find out about old toys coming up from 9-11 am on the following days.

Mrs Bramley’s Class will be going on Thursday 8th December.

Miss Horsepool’s Class will be going on Friday 9th December

Mrs Boscher’s Class will be going on Monday 12th December

We still need a few parent helpers for this trip. Thank you to those parents who have already offered. If anyone else is able to help, please could you let your child’s teacher know.

On Thursday 15th December, we will be walking to the church at 1.15 to watch the Year 5 Christmas Service. We require some parents to help accompany us. If you are able to help, please could you let your child’s teacher know.

Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you at the concert next week.


Weekly Note w/c 28.11.16

Dear parents/carers


Next week we shall be going back to some work on addition strategies.

Please keep working on your child’s Rainbow Maths Targets at home. The check up sheets they have been bringing home each week  show you how they’ve been getting on. There are now just a few weeks left of this term to work on number bonds because in January we shall move to a new focus of doubling and halving.


Christmas Concert

Rehearsals are now under way for our concert and the children are working very hard to learn their lines, songs and dances.

Thankyou to all of you who have now sent in costumes in a named bag. If you have any difficulties providing any of the items then please let us know as soon as possible so that we can put out a request to the year group or source items ourselves.

The concert is at 2pm on Wednesday 7th December.

Each child has been allocated 2 tickets which you should have received. We kindly ask that if you do not need both of the tickets, please could any spares be returned to school. We have limited numbers due to the space in the hall. If you require extra tickets, any spares will be available from the school office.


Trip to Candie Museum

Each class will be visiting Candie Museum to look at old toys and explore the Discovery Room. If you are able to come along to help with the trip then please let your child’s class teacher know as we require 4 additional helpers per class. Buses will leave school at 9.15am and we shall return for 11am.

Thursday 8th December – Mrs Bramley’s Class

Friday 9th December – Miss Horsepool’s Class

Monday 12th December – Mrs Boscher’s Class


PTA Christmas Fayre

If you have any donations of toys and games, books or bric a brac then these can now be brought into school. Cakes can be brought into school on the day of the fayre.

Children can be collected early from classes from 2.30pm onwards on Friday 1st December to be taken to the Christmas Fayre. Alternatively you can collect as normal at 2.55pm and then visit!

Tickets for the hamper raffle are available from outside the office before and after school until Thursday 1st December. The raffle will then be drawn in assembly on Friday 2nd December.


Many thanks

Year 1 team


Weekly Note – w/c 21st November



The children enjoyed their visits to the library this week. They were taken on a tour of the library which included going to ‘staff only’ areas. They also enjoyed listening to stories about monsters and making their own monster.

In literacy next week we will be continuing our work on monster stories.

In maths we will be continuing our work on addition by thinking about doubling numbers. Click here for some links to activities for doubling and Rainbow Maths number bond practise.

We will also be spending time next week learning the songs, words and dances for the Christmas Concert.

Thank you for your support.

The Year 1 team.


Weekly Note 17.10.16

This is the final week before half term and we are really pleased with how well the children have settled into Year 1. We hope you enjoyed having the opportunity to come and see what they get up to in the Discovery Zone and Garden – the children really enjoyed being able to show you their favourite activities.


In literacy this week we will be innovating the story of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by asking the children to think of different settings which they could go through on a bear hunt. Children will be using an app called ‘Book Creator’ to create a page for our new class version of the story.

We have been using the story map pictured below in class to help us re-tell the story without using the book. See if your child can tell you the story with the actions!image


In our maths lessons this week we will be working on money. We will begin by getting children to recognise the different coins before using them to make small amounts.  Click below for some money activities which you might like to use to help your child at home.

Money Activities

We will also be doing some work on 3D shapes next week. We would like to make junk models using different shaped boxes or containers. If you have any suitable recycling or empty boxes that you can bring in we would be really grateful.

Flu Immunisations

The flu immunisations will take place on Tuesday 18th for those children who are having them.


We are looking forward to seeing you for the parents evening meetings next week and hope you have a enjoyable half term from 24th – 28th October.

Thank you for your support,

The Year 1 team