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Year 1

Welcome back to the final half term in Year 1!!


We still have a lot of exciting and enriching activities to help the children prepare for Year 2 and appreciate you continued support!


Our topic for this half term is based upon the fabulous text 'The Jolly Postman' and details of home learning activities can be found under the 'Home Learning' tab on the web site.  Copies of the 'Home Learning' sheet have also been sent home with each child.



Enjoying our learning!


As part of our topic work we have been learning about Grace Darling.


Grace Horsley Darling was an English lighthouse keeper's daughter, famed for participating in the rescue of survivors from the shipwrecked Forfarshire in 1838.


Today we had a visit from Andy Morgan, a volunteer with the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI).


We learned about the amazing work the RNLI carry out every single day of the year, and how brave the volunteers are, risking their lives to save others.


We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures of our amazing session!


For more information about the RNLI you can visit www.rnli.org 




More truly fantastic home learning based on our text The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch!  Well done everyone!



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We have already had some amazing home learning from Year 1 children linked to our book The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch...

We look forward to seeing more of your lovely ideas from home!




Welcome back to the new Summer term.  We hope you all enjoyed the break and are making the most of the glorious weather!


As the weather is improving,please ensure you send your child into school with a bottle of water and a sun hat, both clearly labelled with their name.


If your child needs sun cream, please apply the cream before school.



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Science Day!


Year 1 met Magnetic Michelle, a funny and clever scientist.  She helped us understand more about air and gravity.  We were able to join in with different activities and had a good time!!



World Book Day in Year 1


We have been having a great time sharing our favourite bedtime stories today and wearing our pyjamas!!!

Please follow the link under 'Children' to see our new home learning activities for this half term!  You should aim to complete one piece of home learning every week, as well as keeping up with your daily reading and maths activities.


We look forward to seeing all your amazing work!!




Welcome back to the second half of the Spring term!  We hope you all had a good break.


Just to remind you, as part of our healthy living drive, we have asked that parents send in books or similar items that we can use to help children celebrate their birthdays.  A perfect example of this can be seen below!  Thank you very much Tharani, and we hope you had a lovely birthday!

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During this half term, our DT activity has been to design and make sock puppets.


We have found it very exciting and hope you enjoy looking at our finished work!

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Speak Out   Stay Safe  Speak Out  Stay Safe


We had special visitors in school to teach us about staying safe, and reminding us who we can speak to if we need help.


The visitors were from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).



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We learned that we should speak to trusted adults , and can also ring Child Line on  0800 1111.

Toy Maker Workshop


Year 1 had the most fantastic morning with Lizzie, a Victorian toy maker, who visited us to help us learn about toys in the past.


We were shown, and explored, toys made of wood, china and metal.  We saw a very old bear, who had an eye missing, and had a lot of fun with wooden cup and ball games!


We learned that some toys in the past are similar to toys we have now.  Take a look at our photographs and see if you can find toys we play with now!

School Library


Just to remind you that the Year 1 children go to the school library each Thursday.  The children really enjoy changing their books and sharing new books with their friends.



Anyone for tennis?

The Year 1 children and teachers had an amazing morning learning tennis skills with the fantastic coaches from Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Association.   


We learned how to bounce and balance balls, how to work with a partner and about throwing and catching. Thank you to the coaches for helping us learn new skills.  We hope you enjoy looking at our photographs!

More Magical Maths stars!  Well done!



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Congratulations to the first Magical Maths stars who have successfully passed the first level of maths challenge!  Keep practising your number facts!



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Spring Term!


Welcome back to Spring term!  The year is already starting to fly past!


Our topic for this term is 'Toys', which will focus upon history and science.  We have a very exciting visitor coming in to see us and teach us about toys in the past - please see our letter for details.


Please also click on the link in 'Children' to see our current 'Home Learning' sheet.  The children really enjoy sharing their learning with the class, so please try to complete as many tasks as you can during the half term.  Thank you!



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School lunches


Just to remind you, the following items are only allowed in a packed lunch box on a Friday...


Crisps, Quavers, savoury snacks (Mini Cheddars), packs of mini cookies and sugary cereal bars.


The following 'red' food items should not be sent in at any time:


Nuts (due to Health and Safety guidelines)

Peanut butter

Jam sandwiches

Chocolate spread

Sweets of any kind

Sausage rolls

Pork pies

Pies with savoury fillings

Chicken nuggets



Fizzy Drinks

Hot food - again, due to Health and Safety guidelines


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.


Thank you for your continued support.


General information:



PE:    Please ensure your child's PE kit is clearly labelled and left in school.  The kits will be sent home at the end of each half term.


Reading Books:  Children receive a school reading book which is changed regularly.  We visit the school library each week and the library is open after school if you would also like to visit with your child.


Please sign the Home School Diary when you read with your child. 


Times:  School begins at 8.50am and ends at 3.10pm - please help us to help your child settle into their day of learning by ensuring they are on time.


Homework:  Each half term we send home a sheet with ideas and activities for you to work on with your child.  Work can be sent into school and is displayed and shared with the other children.


Contact:  If you need to speak urgently to any of the Year 1 teachers, a brief message can be given in the morning or at the end of the day.  If you need more time, please let the office know and make an appointment.


Thank you for your continued support!