Mrs Allom, Mrs Commons and Mr Lyon

Spring Term 2019

A huge welcome back after the holidays. We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

Here are just a few little changes that we are making to the Year 1 curriculum.

We will soon be starting to give out weekly spellings. A short list will be sent out on a Friday for a ‘test’ the following Friday. We try to learn an easy pattern linked to the spellings.

We are also going to introduce ‘homework’. This will be based on a ‘Creative Curriculum’ rather than formal sheets every week. Children will be given a topic idea each half term and then lots of ideas of things you might like to do over a number of weeks. This half term it will be based on ‘France’. At a given date, we will gather in all of the exciting things that have been done and share them with parents and carers.

We will also start hosting ‘Family Friday’ sessions now and again. This is where adults are invited in on a Friday afternoon to join in with activities in the class. It is always great fun and often just a little bit messy! Get your creative heads thinking!

Look out for extra information and dates coming about the various things we’ve got coming up.

Please bring in your reading folders on your reading days as some are forgetting regularly. We will also be handing out a Read Write Inc Set 2 and 3 sounds yellow book, which you can practise at home, which will support your child in their Phonics Screening Test in June.

Sorry this seems like a huge amount of information. Please don’t hesitate to come and see us if there is anything you are unsure about.


Year 1 learn about using dictionaries

Year 1 have done a super job of learning all about dictionaries in their literacy work this week. They found out that all the words are in alphabetical order and that dictionaries help us to spell correctly. Children have also had a go at writing their own...

Guide dogs come to visit Year 1

As part of our work in PSHE/C, some guide dogs came in to visit us. We met a blind man with his working dog, a puppy in training and 4 retired working dogs. The children learned a lot about the life of a guide dog and really enjoyed their...

Year 1 love having a campfire

         Year 1 had a great time having a campfire. They used the wood they had chopped themselves earlier in the afternoon to burn. Best of all was toasting and eating the marshmallows. They were...

Year 1 chop their own wood to make a fire

Mr Allom came in to school and showed the children in Year 1 how to chop wood using a billhook, so that they could have their own campfire. They had to hit the mallet very hard to split the wood. Well done Year...

Year 1 enjoy working outdoors

    Year 1 have been enjoying working outside as part of their topic "The Great Outdoors". Here they are after making journey sticks, where they found natural materials and added them to a...

Year 1 explore colours in nature

Year 1s topic is currently 'the great outdoors'. The children had a lovely time being outside and exploring the different colours in nature. They found different examples of natural materials in different colours and stuck them on to artist's nature...

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