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Posted on
Oct 2018

12th October

In Literacy we have gathered all of our knowledge to write the story of the Gingerbread man. We have started to write independently and have been encouraged to sound out difficult words, applying our phonics knowledge. 

In Maths we have started place value. The children have been looking closely at teen numbers, identifying the tens and ones using numicon and deines. They have been encouraged to talk about how the number is made up of ten and ones. 

We are looking forward to seeing you at parents evening next week. 


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Posted on
Oct 2018

Gingerbread hunt

Run away Gingerbread Men

We have had a lovely week this week and the children are quickly becoming fantastic independent learners.

In Maths this week we have been looking at more and less and have introduced the symbols < and >. (Crocodile eats more or - or the 2018 version with a shark) to compare two numbers.

In Literacy we have continued to look at the story of the Gingerbread man and have been acting out the story in groups. Yesterday, in preparation for baking next week, Mrs Duck and Mrs Rodgerson were testing out the schools prize winning recipe for Gingerbread men. Unfortunately their baking didn’t quite go to plan, when the Gingerbread men escaped from the oven. Luckily, the school CCTV gave us some clues and we eventually managed to safely track them all down. We caught all of the playful gingerbread men but
they were so muddy that even the teachers couldn’t eat them!

Take a look at the children hunting for the clues in the photos below. They were so excited they had to tell all the year 2’s during assembly time. The children will be using their understanding of the story to re –write it next week. We are so lucky to have fantastic school grounds and the opportunity to use outdoor learning to enhance the childrens’ understanding.

In Science and Topic we have been looking at the weather and are keeping a weather diary for the month. In Science we have made weather predictions and thought about what clothes we might wear on a cold day.

I was incredibly impressed by the positive attitude shown by Mrs Lucas’/Pitts phonics group this week. They all did incredibly well with their spellings and thank you very much for your support at home helping them to learn their new (and old) spellings.

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Posted on
Oct 2018


Sorry for any confusion caused this week with the spellings for Mrs Lucas’ phonics group. I would like to say that it was a deliberate test to see who noticed but for some reason I sent out completely the wrong spellings without realising!!! 

Here are the correct spellings and the children wiill be very relieved to see that they are much easier and cover the correct sound. 

Sorry once again. 

Mrs Lucas 


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Posted on
Sep 2018

A lovely sunny week

This week in Year 1 we have started looking at the story of the Gingerbread Man. The children have used actions to learn the story and they have shown their understanding by plotting the story onto a story map.

They have also done some fantastic independent writing, writing a phrase from the story. See if they can remember and tell you which part of the story it was.

In Math’s we have continued our number work by identifying numbers which are 1 more and 1 less. Today we have moved onto counting on in 2’s from a given number. They have used 2p’s, that they put into a purse to help them with their counting. If you have any loose change at home maybe they could have a go and wow you too.

In Science we have adopted a class tree. They took a shine to many of the school trees but sensibly voted on their favourite. We shall be looking at how their tree changes over the seasons. They did some beautiful drawings of the tree. They might want to photograph or draw a tree at home too.

You will have received their purple spellings books home today. If they have struggled with any of the words they will be highlighted for you. They had a really positive attitude ad all had a really good go. The average spelling score for each class will be read out in Monday’s assembly and the wining class will be announced.

We wish you all a lovely weekend.

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Posted on
Sep 2018

A wet and windy week

This week we have started our topic on Weather and we can only apologise for all the rain we have caused. The weather went downhill when we decided to make umbrella pictures. They really are very good but wouldn’t help with the rain we have had.

In Science we have continued to investigate Seasonal  Changes by sorting pictures related to the different seasons. We have also enjoyed learning songs about the seasons.

In Literacy this week we have been learning about the body and the senses. We have looked at labelling drawings. This is a skill that the children often find tricky and some how manage to perfect the impossible skill of writing in reverse. They worked really hard correctly linking the words to the correct part of the drawings and did some fantastic cursive writing.

You should have received your first weeks spellings today in a purple spelling book. Please take a moment to read the note on the inside cover. Please can we remind you to send the books back into school on Thursday so that we can stick in the new spellings ready for returning on Friday.

In Maths we have been looking at 1 more and 1 less than a given number. They have worked really hard using number lines and counters to help. Mr Stones visited Y1PL today and was incredibly impressed by their number work and positive attitude to their learning.

Thank you once again for attending our Meet the Teacher meeting. It was lovely to meet you and have the opportunity to talk to you. Please feel free to pop in if you have any further questions. We shall be putting some links to the meeting onto the website shortly.

We hope you have an enjoyable weekend and manage to dodge the 3pm downpours!

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Our 50th anniversary

50th Anniversary

An Introduction to Bradway Primary

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"We are incredibly happy with Bradway Primary and the education it is giving our child. " - Parent