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Autumn 1 - Marvellous Me!

25th September 2020

As well as working hard in their groups, the children have been playing lots of games this week and practising how to share toys and to wait their turn. We are all really proud of how well the children are organising themselves. They are bringing their reading book to the classroom every day, as well as their water bottles. They have coped with every part of their new routine very well and it is wonderful to see everyone so happy to be back at school - that includes the grownups! 

Please can we ask everybody to ensure that your child's jumpers, cardigans, and book bags are named as it really helps when we are matching them back to their owners.


This week we have introduced the concept of maps and the children have had a go at drawing what they see on their journey to school. If your child knows their own address and postcode it will help them with their geography work next week. smiley

The children have enjoyed reading Oi Frog and the other books in Kes Gray and Jim Field's series. We have found the rhyming couplets very funny! Here is the video Mrs Al-Noah recorded for our 'storytelling corner' page in April this year. 

Oi Frog!

We have also been learning tricks and tips to remember the difference between the letters b and d. This is a very common confusion for children of this age - below are some ideas if you need them.

And finally we have great news! As well as dance lessons on Mondays, we will be starting a second PE lesson on Thursday (1st October) with our other sports coach Mr Shingler. Please now send your child in on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS wearing jogging bottoms/leggings with trainers/pumps and their usual school tops/white PE tshirt and jumper. laugh 

18th September 2020

The children enjoyed their first PE lesson this week - please see Mrs Gill's PE letter below for more details. On Monday the children are allowed to come to school wearing jogging bottoms or leggings and trainers or pumps with their usual school tops and they can wear them all day so they won't need a kit to be kept in school at the moment. 

The children have learnt about different types of computers this week, and all about how we use the internet. Below is a link for the BBC Bitesize online safety information - this is helpful to remind the children that if they see something that they don't like online they are to close the device and tell an adult immediately. 

We have also been busy learning all about where we live and our own addresses. The children are having fun looking at their own homes on Google Earth! laugh

A peek at our emotions display

10th September 2020

Mrs O'Connell says it's been a pleasure to meet you all this week!

The children have been busy getting to know their new routines, practising sounds and numbers, drawing, writing, and playing with the Year 1 toys! We read The Dot by Peter H Reynolds and made our own pictures inspired by the book. 

Here is the Year One curriculum update and examples of how we write letters and numbers at school.

4th September 2020

Hello! What a fabulous couple of days! You settled in quickly and we are very proud of the way you have started to get used to the Year 1 classroom and routines. You all look smart in school uniform, and worked and played beautifully together.

Mrs Al-Noah was particularly impressed with your tidying up! Mr Cartwright and Mrs Khan enjoyed getting to know you better too. Enjoy your weekend and Mrs O'Connell can't wait to see you all on Monday! smiley 


Our hardworking YEAR 1s colour mixing to make faces for our new display about feelings.