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Posted on
Oct 2018

What do you see?

This week in Literacy we have started looking at the story of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you See? We went on a walk around school to see what we could see, the children then used their observations to create their own version of the story.

In Numeracy we have continued to focus on place value and teen numbers. We have used dienes and numicon to help them picture and construct the tens and ones.

In Science we have continued to look at the weather and the children became expert weather forecasters creating their own weather reports.

In P4C in Y1PL we discussed what we can get from trees, suggestions included conkers, beautiful leaves, fruit and sticks. We then went to the woods and collected our favourite sticks and the children used their imagination to think what else the sticks could be used for. We then read the story The Giving Tree and discussed our thoughts. The children will be using these thoughts to create philosophical questions next week.

In Y1H we decided which picture was the odd one out and stated our reasons for our opinions. The children formed an agreement line. The children discussed which item they would rather find and discussed why.

Thank you for attending parents evening. It was really nice to meet you all. 

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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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