Friday, 22 September 2017

We have had another fun week, the children enjoyed acting out their stories of 'It's not a Stick' and using their imagination to invent new ideas for a stick
 Next week

Literacy: We will be reading 'Billy's Bucket' by Kes Gray and Garry Parsons. We will discuss whether the book is a fiction or non-fiction book and how we can distinguish the two. We will talk about the structure of the story, beginning, middle and end and the children will record alternative endings to the story. We will talk about words that need capital letters and those that don't and the children will complete a sentence using a capital letter and full stop. We will discuss adjectives again next week and the children will come up with some adjectives for the objects that are in 'Billy's bucket'. The children will complete some sentences using the word bank of adjectives given.

In maths the children enjoyed completing a variety of activities during inspirational maths week.

Next week

Maths: The children will be finding pairs that make 5, 6 and 10, writing number sentences and find the missing numbers.

In science the children enjoyed learning about their 'senses' smelling and touching a variety of objects blindfolded!

On Tuesday morning the Hertford museum will visit us, the session is called 'Nelly's toy Box'. The children will have the opportunity to play with real and replica toys along with exploring the toy display.

Friday is our Harvest festival coffee morning at 11.00 to 11.30; I look forward to seeing you there.

Have a great weekend

Mrs Beadle and Mrs Wells

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Good morning
Re conversation yesterday with a few parents here is the  'show and tell' colour book bag rota. The children are aware of their week and I remind the children on Thursday to either bring something special in or to talk about their hobbies, holidays or what they are doing at the weekend.

Green  (this week)

This continues to rotate, have a good day
Mrs Beadle

Friday, 15 September 2017

We have had a busy fun week in Year 1. Here are some things we have been up to:

Literacy:  The children worked very hard on their 'Lost Toy' stories this week. All children planned their story including their character (toy), where their story was set and how their toy was lost and found.

Next week:

Literacy: We will be reading the book, 'Not a stick' by Antoinette Portis for our first week of the 'Labels, lists and signs unit'. By the end of the week, the children will be sequencing this story, matching labels to pictures, creating a new page for the book-drawing a picture and writing their own label and acting out scenes from the story.

Pre-Learning: Help the children find a stick in the garden/park and get them to imagine what the stick could be other than a stick. For example, a fishing rod or magic wand.

Maths: The children continued to form their numbers correctly, enjoyed estimating various objects around the classroom and started to write number sentences in their books.

Next week:

Maths: We will play some memory games and discuss how numbers are made up along with looking at graphs, shapes and discuss how to solve maths problems looking at different possible solutions.

Please could your children bring in their reading book everyday and if your child has read the book please write a comment, thank you.

Have a great weekend

Mrs Beadle & Mrs Wells 😊

Friday, 8 September 2017

The children have settled really well into their new routine.  The week has been very busy with lots of exciting learning taking place we have used their favourite toys to support their understanding of ‘old and new’.

In English the children described their favourite toy and we discussed the story ‘Knuffle Bunny’. They particularly enjoyed creating their own baby captions!

Next week:

We will be discussing similarities between ‘Knuffle Bunny’ and ‘Dogger’. We will look at the ‘oy’ and ‘oi’ phoneme. At the end of the week the children will write their own story about a lost toy.


Over the weekend encourage your child verbally to make up their own stories about a lost toy. This will hopefully help with their creativity and imagination for next week.

In Maths the children are learning to form their numbers correctly and we played activities ordering numbers and learning 1 more and 1 less.

Next week:

We will extend to 30 and start estimating objects.

The children had fun in science learning about the body and labelling the parts. I was very impressed with their understanding of where the parts were on the body especially one child who told us about the oesophagus!

Have a great weekend

From Mrs Wells and Mrs Beadle 😊

Thursday, 17 August 2017


I hope you are having a wonderful summer holiday.

Here is a brief overview about what your children will be learning up until half term:


In Literacy we will be covering fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

We will be starting our fiction unit on ‘Stories in familiar settings’. The main text we will be reading is ‘Knuffle Bunny’ by Mo Willems.

Please could the children bring their favourite toy into school for the whole week as we will be using them to support our topic. Can you please make sure that this toy is not precious.


In Maths we will be covering  ‘Number and place value’, ‘Addition’, ‘Money and measures’, ‘Measures and shape’, ‘Addition and subtraction’, ‘Doubling,  halving and measures’ and ‘Shape and data’. 

We will first start with working on number and place value.


In Science we are learning about the Human body.

This will cover:
• Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body
• Making observations and learning about senses
•Through games, actions, songs and rhymes.


This half term we are learning about ‘Toys today and from long ago’. This unit looks at similarities and differences between toys today and toys in the past. It introduces children to the concepts of ‘old’ and ‘new’, and encourages them to think about the changes in their own lives and in those of their family or adults around them. The approach used in this unit provides a wide range of opportunities for children to develop their speaking and listening skills.

Design and Technology:

 We will spend 2-3 whole days making 'Moving Pictures' towards the end of this half term.


In ICT, we will be developing the children's skills in order for them to be able to use them in all areas of the curriculum.

Art and Design:

In Art, we will be learning about environmental art and looking at an artist called Andy Goldsworthy for our class display. The children will create land art using natural materials and take a photograph of their design.

Religious Education:

In RE, we will be learning about identify and belonging.


In PSHE, we are focusing on 'Being Me in My World'.


Please ensure your children bring in full PE kit with all items named. (It would be useful that the children practise prior to starting school, putting on and taking off their PE clothes independently).

Library Books:

The children will choose a library book every Friday. Please ensure that their library books are in every Friday so that they may be changed. The books will alternate from fiction to non-fiction each week.

Reading Books:

In Year 1, we change the reading books as often as the child likes (assuming they have finished their current book).  Please do not rush through the books with your child as I want the children to be confident with their reading and have a good understanding. Mrs Wells or I will aim to listen to the children read once a week.  If the children want their books changed then they must put their book in the red tray (which I will point out to the children each morning).

Just to up date yourselves that the Year 1 classroom has temporary been moved to the previous Reception classroom whilst building work and refurbishment is being carried out. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing your children on Monday 4th September.

Mrs Beadle

Friday, 21 July 2017

We wish to say a huge thank you for our very generous gifts.
It has been an absolute pleasure teaching and watching your amazing children grow.

We wish you a wondereful summer break
Love Mrs Beadle, Mrs Wells and Miss Russon 

Friday, 14 July 2017

Our last week :(

The children had lots of fun programming the 'bee-bots' around the classroom, estimating the distance and navigating the corners. Please see photos below.

We had a creative Big Maths Day which the children enjoyed writing their numbers and solving maths problems. Please see photos below.

Next week: In English and ICT, the children will be recording their voices (singing, talking and reading a book) on sound buttons.

In Maths we will carry out a variety of maths games and problem solving questions using all our knowledge we have learnt over the year.

Tuesday is final friendship groups for this year and sharing assembly.

Wednesday during the day is the annual teachers’ vs year 6 rounders' match.

Wednesday afternoon KS1 will have a party. Please could you supply your child with a small snack, we will supply drinks. Children can bring in their 'party' clothes to change into after lunch.

Thursday morning the children will watch the year 6 children perform their play.

Friday is year 6 leavers’ assembly and parade and we finish school at 2pm. At the end of the day please could you meet your child near the bike/scooter shelter as it will be very busy with parents.

Have a great weekend

From Year One Team J