Everyone loving their first day back!


How creative - well done Keyan and Lyla, we are so proud of your amazing home learning.


Thank you for sharing Elijah, what a powerful banner!


Fantastic learning - it looks great fun too!


We are so pleaed you like your home learning, well done!


This is superb Charlotte - well done!


Amazing work Poppy! We love your self portrait.


Wow! Loving your clothes and all your work for international day, fantastic!


Loving your international day wear!


Do you love Harry Potter? Want more from J.K.Rowling? Want a whole, new book for free? A chapter a day from today till July... The Ickabog - read yourself (7-9yrs) or have it read to you! Post your review of chapter 1 here!


Well done Jared - you have tried really hard with your Formula 1 Factfile. We hope you liked writing about this subject, thank you for sharing your extra work!


It will be sad to part company, but I'm sure we will all keep working together on many things in the future! So long, not farewell!


Thank you Amy! We miss you!


Thank you Tomisin - we love your card!


Thank you Tobi, we will pass the message on to Ms Blackmon and Ms Atwood.


Thank you Tomisin!


We have loved being part of the hub team and it has been a privilege to work with children from the other academies.


Such concentration Matteo - your marble run looks great. Hope you enjoyed making it!


Thank you Keyan and Lyla - what lovely messages! We miss you! Hope to see you both soon.


Thank you Jayden - what a lovely picture, Miss Weaver will be proud! We miss you too - hopefully we will see you soon!

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Year 1

Class Teachers: Miss Hale & Mr Rarras

Teaching Assistants: Ms McLean & Mrs McCormack

PE day: Tuesday afternoon and Thursday Morning

Day homework is set: English, spellings and Maths home learning goes home every Thursday. Occasionally the children will receive a project which they will complete over 1 or 2 weeks.

Day Homework is due in: Home learning is due the following Tuesday.

Amount of time which should be spent reading every day: Children should spend at least 10-20 minutes a day reading. This can be broken up, for example: 10 minutes before dinner time and 10 minutes before bedtime.

Key Spellings/spelling patterns for the term: Children would have received a set of high frequency words. These should be practiced every day at home for at least 10 minutes.

Key maths facts which your child needs to know this term: Children need to be able to compare and order number to 50 and beyond, double and half numbers to 20. Recognise and name a half and a quarters and measure and compare different capacities

Literacy overview:

Our topic for this half term is Wild Things! We will start the term looking at our core book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and writing diary entries from Max’s perspective. Other genres we will be looking at include poetry and non-fiction texts.

Maths overview:

During this half term the children will be focusing on partitioning numbers to 100 and looking at the place value of those number, using tens and ones. We will begin to focus on multiplication of numbers that will look at counting in groups of 2s, 5s and 10s and division, where children will share numbers into groups of 2, 5 and 10. We will also look at fractions (half and a quarter) of shapes and measuring capacity.

All other subjects

History: We will be learning about the life of a significant person in History- Neil Armstrong.

Art: To use a range of materials creatively to design and make a Wild Thing.

Science: Plants- investigating what plants need to grow.

French: Revising greetings, role play and talking about our family.

PE: Hand-eye coordination- striking and fielding (throwing and catching).

ICT: E-safety and creating games.

Music: Learning about beat and rhythm linking to machines and robots.