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  • School Matters: Transition Presentation

      Thank you to all the parents of children starting nursery & reception in September who attended our School Matters sessions. Below are all the slides from each…

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  • Trott house crowned maths champions!

    The inter-house tournament in year 3 and year 4 is now complete. Trott are the winning house as they won all three of their battles. Well done!  Ennis…

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  • Keeping children safe online

    Safe use of the internet and managing screen time are becoming the biggest challenges to parenting and children’s mental health and well-being. Here is a brilliant resource with…

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  • District Sports Review

    On Tuesday 3rd July pupils from Year 3-6 represented the school at this years District Sports event. The competition, held at The John Warner School, is the highlight…

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  • Year 6 House Rounders

    Year 6 have been practicing their rounders skills for the last half term in PE. This afternoon they took part in an inter-house tournament, where all four houses…

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Fun in the Sun with year 1


Summer is well and truly here and we are lovin’ it!!! We have lots of exciting things going on this half term. So get ready for a busy few weeks!Image result for sunglasses emoji

We are beginning our summer concert dance for our performance on the 24th July! The children are very excited and working hard on this! You will have received a slip detailing costumes:

BOYS: a white tshirt and denim shorts or jeans Image result for white tshirt clip art

GIRLS a dark pink tshirt and black leggings or cycling shorts Image result for pink tshirt clip art


We are also looking forward to our school trip to the Gruffalo trail. Please ensure all packed lunches are disposable to prevent children having to carry them all day. We will be outside all day so please ensure children are wearing uniform with suitable footwear for the weather.

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We have been learning the story of the Gruffalo through Talk For Writing and are practising using describing words in our sentences.

In Maths, we have started to learn our 2, 5 and 10 times tables using objects to share into groups. We are also working on sharing objects out equally or dividing.


The weather is super hot! Please ensure your child has a hat and water bottle in school EVERY DAY and sun cream is applied before school. Image result for sun cream clip art

Children have been given weekly spellings which we will test during the week at school. We will send out new spellings as we feel necessary.

Thank you for your continued support!

Miss Tinsley and Miss Gajjar

Spring has sprung in year 1!


The weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining and we can’t wait to take our learning outdoors.

Next week is Science week and children are able to get into character by dressing up as a mad scientist. They can wear a lab coat or large white shirt and goggles. We are going to be exploring time and space. On Wednesday we have a Science dome coming to school and plenty of other exciting experiments going on throughout the week.

The following week will be RE week where the children will be exploring the idea of salvation. We will be taking a trip to church and will need parent helpers, a letter will be sent out nearer the time.

Children have loved doing their reading challenge at home and school so far this term. Please don’t forget to take part in the sponsored reading challenge, speak to class teacher for more information.

Thank you for your support this term and we hope you have a lovely Easter.


Year 1 team

News in Year 1


Collaborative Inference Day 

On Monday 29th January the children will become reading detectives and will take part in a fun filled investigative day. They will develop their collaborative and inference skills by solving clues to reveal a mystery person. For this day the children may come into school dressed as detectives to really get into role!



We are expecting some very exciting visitors over the next few weeks. These will be linked to our topic of People Who Help Us! We have a nurse and a police officer planned so far!


Science Day

We enjoyed a great day at Forest School on Tuesday! We have been exploring different materials, what they are made from, what they feel like and whether they are waterproof!

We went to Forest School, got into teams and built hideouts using cardboard, fabric, plastic and wood. Miss Tinsley then poured water over the dens to see if they were waterproof!! We found out that only the plastic kept the water out!

Reading in Year 1


Don’t forget we have shared reading tomorrow morning! (Thursday) We will review this at half term.

We will be changing children’s reading books twice weekly from now on. This will give children the chance to practise their reading with familiar books and build up their fluency.

Home reading books should not be too challenging for the children to also help with their fluency, so please let us know if they are having to sound out every word!

By the time children are in year 2, they should be able to fluently read 90 words a minute.

We would like to offer children the opportunity to borrow a library book as well as their reading book which they will change on their own during their guided reading session. This day will differ for children so please ensure their books are in their book bags every day!

Please let us know if you have any questions!

The Year 1 Team

Happy New Year (Year 1)


We hope you had a great time over the Christmas break!

Thank you for all of our lovely gifts…we were very spoilt!


This term our topic is ‘People Who Help Us’ and we are hoping to have some visits from people in different jobs!

We are going to be thinking about their role and how they help us, basing our topic and writing for this term on this.


This term our Shared Reading morning will be on a Thursday from 8.55-9.10. We hope you can join us to share a book with the children, grandparents and other relatives welcome too!

Forest School will continue to be a Tuesday and PE on a Wednesday.

Please ensure book bags and water bottles are brought to school every day.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 1 Team