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Friday 17th December

We have made it to the Christmas holidays!! This week we had a Disco Dodgeball session with Mr Shingler which the children absolutely loved! They were all great sports when they were caught 'out' and listened to and followed the rules like professionals, well done 1C! Here are some photos. I have also uploaded videos from the gymnastics session last week. 


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We had a very special visit from Father Christmas this week too, 1C are all definitely feeling the magic and were delighted to each receive a present. 

We have enjoyed a pantomime, our class party, Christmas dinner, lots of festive activities and we also finished writing about the Nativity story, and completed independent maths and spellings work. WELL DONE! heart Thank you for the party donations, the children had a great time.


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Over the holidays, please finish your reading books in your reading folders, and we will all be back raring to go in January for the spring term. We are so proud of all of the children, they are working hard and have come a long way since September. 

Lastly, thank you VERY much for the kind cards, gifts, and emails the teachers and teaching assistants have received this week. We are touched by your generosity. Have a magical Christmas break and stay well.


We will see you on Thursday 6th January.

Love Mrs O'Connell and Mrs Al-Noah Xx

Monday 13th December

Just a quick note to say our school Christmas dinner is on Wednesday. If your child has a packed lunch feel free to send in something special in their lunchbox for them to eat.

Mrs O'Connell

Friday 10th December

It has been a little bit like Santa’s workshop this week in 1C. We have been busy making Christmas cards and our Van Gogh calendars. The children have also been writing about the nativity story and continuing to practise their addition and subtraction skills.

We hoped you enjoyed our playground singing on Tuesday. Fortunately, the bad weather didn’t dampen spirits and the children kept on smiling as they performed.

Thank you for your generous donations for next week’s Christmas party.The children will be able to have a feast ! No PE on party day (Thursday) and the children can come to school in their party wear. We’re all looking forward to a fun day.

The children were looking festive today in their Christmas jumpers 😊

Have a super weekend everyone,

Mrs Al-Noah and Mrs O’Connell

Friday 3rd December

This week we have been practising addition and subtraction using different methods. We can now use counters, drawings, our head and hands, as well as our number bonds that we already know to work out number problems. 


On Wednesday we were very excited to write letters to Father Christmas. The children were fantastic at thinking of greetings and questions for Santa, as well as writing what they would like as a present if he comes to their house on Christmas Eve! Here are the letters so you can see them too! laugh

The children have been practising for their sing-song next week. We are really hoping the weather is kind to us. We can't wait to sing for you, see you there on Tuesday 7th 

at 2.30pm. As part of a special hat the children will be wearing, I will be using a small spot of face paint on each child - please do let me know before Tuesday if you would rather your child didn't wear face paint.


Don't forget it is also Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 10th December. 

Finally this week I would like to share something our lovely Muhammad Yusuf has been busy doing at home. He has been writing book reviews for Books Up North. I thought it would be lovely to share his work and it might inspire other children in 1C to contact their website and have a go too! Well done Muhammad Yusuf, our published writer! heart

See you next week, 

Love Mrs O'Connell and Mrs Al-Noah Xx

Friday 26th November 

We have had another busy week. We are reading The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and the children have enjoyed acting out the characters and also learning about verbs and how to use them in a sentence. 


We have also spotted other Julia Donaldson books around school, if you have any at home I would love to hear about it next week!


As part of our 'Time Detectives' work, following on from learning about playground games, we have talked about what school was like for children in the 1960s. We are also finding out about technology from that time and asking 'How did children listen to music in the 1960s'. We have heard a first hand experience and also started to look closely at real life artefacts. If you have anyone in your family who was a child in the 1960s, be sure to ask them about it. laugh

See you next week,

Mrs O'Connell and Mrs Al-Noah Xx

Week ending 19th November 

First of all we would like to say how lovely it was to see so many of you on Parents’ evening this week. It was great to share your child’s progress with you and to hear of your continued support.

Thank you also for your donations to Children in need.The classroom was a very colourful place to be on Friday.

We have been looking at toys from the past as part of our ‘Time Detectives’ topic.As well as looking at old footage and photos of children at play in the 1950s, the children had a go at using examples of toys from the period. They thought they were fun but wouldn’t want to swap them for the toys they have now !

As it has been national anti bullying week ,we have continued to talk with the children about friendships, showing kindness and respect to each other and how to deal with playground situations.

We have also begun a new art project. You could ask the children if they recognise this painting and who the artist is.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Al-Noah and Mrs O’Connell

Friday 12th November

What a fantastic week we have had, the children are working their socks off! 

We are reading Peace at Last by Jill Murphy. We have enjoyed pretending to be the characters and we also wrote super sentences about the story.

We also enjoyed gymnastics and balance with Mr Shingler. The children worked brilliantly in pairs. 

Over the past 2 weeks we have been talking about climate change and the very important 'Climate COP26' meeting that has been taking place. We have also enjoyed watching Newsround to catch up with the daily news. Here are some of our feelings about what is going on...


"The world isn't very well." ~ Robert

"The people are hunting Earth and if we don't do something soon there'll be no nature left." ~ Alice

"My entire family care about the whole world." ~ Bella

"I saw a big fire spreading on the news." ~ Asher

"Fires start, the air gets hotter and that makes more fires." ~ Tom


Please make sure you check the homework tab at the top of this page. We really want to encourage the children to complete all of their homework and to get the best out of their learning. 

We are looking forward to speaking to you online for Parent's Evening next week. In the meantime don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Mrs O'Connell and Mrs Al-Noah Xx 

Week ending 5th November 

We hope you all enjoyed the half term break . The children have shared their news and written some sentences about what they have been up to . 

They have been excited about bonfire night and we watched some video clips of firework displays. We then talked about how  some words actually make the sound they are describing  ( I told them this was called onomatopoeia- but I don’t expect they will remember such a big word !) All the children did really well writing firework words.  I was very impressed. Here are some of the children reading out their work .


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We have also been thinking about being safe on bonfire night. The children wrote about important  things to remember.  Here are some of them reminding everybody what to do.


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Here are some examples of what the children wrote in their books.They are working hard on their handwriting.

We have also written spooky poems based on 'A Dark Dark Tale'. We thoroughly enjoyed this and came up with some amazing ideas! 

In maths this week we began to look at the whole / part model. The children have been finding out how a number can be split  into parts, in different ways.We always do this practically to begin with. The plus or or addition symbol was introduced and the children are on the way to starting to write  number sentences.

On Wednesday the rain stopped and we enjoyed Wake Up Shake Up...

We are looking forward to the term ahead. It is always a busy time and it will be Christmas before we know it! Here is the curriculum update, showing what exciting learning is in store. 

We also just wanted to say thank you for all the support with our Floppy’s phonics scheme. The children are progressing well. As a school we have put together some videos you might find helpful. They can be found under the ‘curriculum’ tab on the webpage but we’ve provided a link below.
Have a great weekend,

Mrs Al-Noah and Mrs O’Connell