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with Mrs Pearson, Mrs Hall, Mrs Turner and Mr Bringloe




 Poem of the Week

Each week we will have a class poem linked to our topic. Please can you read and share the poem at home with your child.

Our Busy Week 16th February

This week the children enjoyed meeting Yazi and learning a little about her culture. The children particularly liked dressing up and dancing. Here are some photos of the activities from the afternoon.


We finished our information texts about moving models and completed our fantastic wheeled vehicles. We hope you enjoy playing with these at home. We hope you have a restful half term but don't forget the handwriting books, the spelling and of course the reading!


The reception children have been weighing in maths. They have been comparing objects and using the vocabulary heavier and lighter. You can show an adult what we have been doing by completing these challenges. 


 1 Choose 2 items e.g. a book and a shoe and guess which you think will be heavier or lighter. Were you right?


2 Take your teddy for a walk around your house. What can you find that is heavier than your teddy?      


Our busy week commencing 19 January 2018

Use your text map and the video below to help you practise our model text at home. It will really help with your writing next week!

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Our Busy week 15th January 2018

This week we were excited to welcome Mr Marris and his tractor to school. See the pictures below.




Freddie was very proud of the writing he produced about Mr Marris' visit (I thought the tractor was high and fun). He used his phonics really well.

The Year 1s will be using this experience to help construct an information text about tractors and move on to writing information texts about other vehicles.


Homework - thank you so much to children who have been practising in their home handwriting books. Don't forget to read each day and practise your spellings too.


The Year 1s have learning how to move objects on a computer by inputting a simple code. You can look at their work by clicking on the link below.








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Our Busy Week 8th January 2018

We hope everyone had a restful holiday and we would like to wish you all a  Happy New Year.


The reception children have enjoyed exploring our new block area and other new resources this week. They have created some super models and pictures. 



We have also been very impressed how hard the children have been doing with their writing. They are using their phonics to help them spell words and are beginning to use cursive writing.



The Year 1 children have begun their topic on transport by designing their own vehicle which they are going to make over the next few weeks.





Home Handwriting Books

The Year 1s have moved on to words in their home handwriting books. Please complete each week and bring back into school for a small treat on Friday. Don't forget to look at the videos at the top of this page if you have forgotten how to form a letter.


Our Busy Week 18th December 2017


Merry Christmas Everybody!!

Thanks to all parents and carers for your support during the last week. The children really enjoyed the pantomime and showed us their best dance moves at the Christmas party. See the pics below....



On Monday the reception children had a party with their buddies which was enjoyed by all. The Year 6s helped them to decorate biscuits, played games and enjoyed sharing party food which they had prepared.

All the staff in Italy class would like to thank you for all our lovely cards and presents.


We have uploaded the last video of 2017 onto the handwriting stars and it would be great if you could find time to practise over the holidays. Keep reading and have a super holiday.

Our Busy Week 11th December 2017

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we performed our nativity for our families. All the children were brilliant; singing beautifully and speaking clearly. They looked wonderful in their costumes.

Remember to click on the handwriting star to practise your homework. We are practising numbers now.

Our Busy Week 27th November 2017

Thank you to everyone who helped or came to the Christmas fayre this afternoon. All the children really enjoyed themselves and were very excited about visiting Santa!


We have been doing lots of practising for our nativity this week and are  getting better and better at remembering our lines and the words of the songs. Mrs Musson really enjoyed watching our rehearsal on her last day at school on Thursday. She said it made her feel very Christmassy!


Don't forget to bring your costumes to school on Monday.


This week in maths the reception children have been making repeating patterns.

Can you draw a repeating pattern using shapes?

Say the pattern out loud to yourself.

Can you create a pattern using your body e.g. clap, clap, stamp?

Can you use find something else from home to make a repeating pattern with?

You could also play the sequence game on this website

or  'Line up' in Busythings mathematical patterns.


The Year 1s have been learning about 2 and 3D shapes and their properties. They have used the vocabulary sides and corners for 2D shapes and faces, edges and vertices for 3D.

You could make 2D shapes on the geoboards on this website 

or Busythings have lots of shape games including a new one called Santa's sleigh dash.



Next week in literacy, the year 1s are going to write their own story based on 'Little Charlie' which we have been learning. Can you think where your new character is going to live, which animals they will meet and the food they will put in their bag? This will help you when you start writing.



Our Busy Week 20th November 2017

Congratulations to Finlay for winning the presentation award this week.


Remember to use the videos to help you practise your handwriting and you could be the next winner!



Can you learn the 2nd verse of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star for our nativity? The words are below to remind you.


When the blazing sun has gone,

when he nothing shines upon.

Then you show your little light,

twinkle twinkle all the night.

Twinkle twinkle little star,

how I wonder what you are.


Our Busy Week 13th November 2017

Thank you to everyone who came in non uniform today and donated some money to Children in Need. The reception children  enjoyed decorating spotty biscuits, colouring pictures and hunting for Pudsey Bear. In maths the Year 1s drew their own Pudsey Bears which had to be bigger than 1 metre tall.



Our Busy Week 6th November 2017

We have been working hard on learning our new story, Little Charlie. See if your child can tell you any of the story so far. There is a video below to help if they get stuck.


Little Charlie

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Little Charlie part 2

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Little Charlie part 3

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This week the year 1s having been working with money. We have been recognising the coins we have, adding 2 coins to find the total and using coins to make different amounts.         

It would be helpful if you could play shops at home and ask your child to pay for things using coins: making the exact amount (first to 10p and then 20p).

You could also ask them to:

find different ways of making 10p.

make 7p using 2 or 3 coins.

You might like to play some of the games on this website.

The reception children have been practising their writing; making signs, writing their names and labelling pictures.




Our Busy Week 30th October 2017

Welcome back everybody!

This week we have been settling back into our routines and the year 1s have started learning a new story called Little Charlie. Can you tell your grown up the story so far?


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The following words have come up this week in our literacy discussions and stories. Can you try to explain and use them at home?

sly                 bristly                lean


In maths the year 1s have been adding 3 small numbers by looking for doubles and number bonds to 10 to help them. Why not try playing this game.                              Image result for add 3 numbers


The reception children have been counting objects and recognising numbers. Here is a game for you to play at home.

   There are also lots of games on Busythings e.g. Balloon pop.


Our Busy Week 16th October 2017


Thank you to everyone who came to help us celebrate our Harvest Festival on Friday. We enjoyed listening to the songs and poems performed by the rest of school as well as enthusiastically singing 'Shoo wop de waddy waddy' ourselves.

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The reception children went on autumn walk this week looking for how the school grounds have changed since autumn has begun.



We would also like to thank Mrs Patrick for coming into school to help us do some Italian cooking to celebrate our class name. We started by making pasta which we all enjoyed eating. Can you remember what we added to make red pasta?


Have a lovely half term holiday.

Don't forget to practise your reading and handwriting in your home handwriting books. Remember there are videos to help if you click on the star at the top of the page.

Our Busy Week 9th October 2017


Congratulations to George who was the winner of the presentation award this week. He has tried really hard to make sure his letters are formed correctly and sit neatly on the line. Keep it up!


On Monday an optician came to talk to the year 1 and 2s about his job and our eyes. They had lots of fun trying on glasses and using magnifying glasses and different lenses. Here are some photos of them.On

Our Busy Week 2nd October 2017

We have been practising our Harvest song this week. Why not sing along and practise at home?

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Year 1 Maths

In maths the year 1s have begun to learn that 2 digit numbers are made up of some tens and ones e.g. 17= 1 ten and 7 ones. You could play these games at home.

Our Busy Week 25th September 2017

On Tuesday we harvested the carrots that the year 1s had planted when they were in reception. The children pulled up some very funny shaped carrots! Take a look at the photos of our crop.



Thank you to all parents who sponsored children for the assault course, we have stamped the forms and sent then back. We would be so grateful if you could return them with the funds. Here are some pictures of the reception children taking part. We would also like to thank our buddies who helped us complete the course.


On Friday, we talked about democracy and voted for our house captains. Congratulations to Adam Watson (blue Aire), Harry Graham (green Derwent), Harry Tunningley (yellow Calder) and Evalyn Laycock (Red Ouse).

Bryce and Daisy F were also voted onto the school council to represent year 1.


A final thank you for the support on the handwriting homework. All the children proudly presented their handwriting books. The next video has been loaded to the handwriting star and their is a left handed as well as right handed version. Happy handwriting!!


Year 1 Maths

Play guess the shape at home. For example....I'm thinking of a 2d shape. It has four corners and four sides. What could it be?

(Answer...a square or a rectangle!)

You should be able to guess the following shapes from simple clues...triangle, square, rectangle, circle and pentagon.

Then try this sorting game.


Reception Maths

We have begun to recognise numbers in maths this week. Why don't you go on a number hunt around your house or when you go for a walk. How many different places can you find numbers? Did you recognise any of the numbers? What was the biggest number you knew?





Our Busy Week 18th September

We had a very exciting visitor in school this week, baby Noah. 



The children had lots of questions to ask his mummy and nanna about the things Noah could do, what he ate and what toys he liked to play with. We thought about how we had changed since we were babies and the all things we can do now like running, riding a bike and playing football.


We also started to learn about our senses. We had lots of fun trying to guess what was inside the gloves just by feeling them. Why don't you play a game at home where you put some objects in a bag and then ask

an adult to close their eyes and pull out one of object and guess what it is?

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What words can you think of to describe what something feels like?



The Year 1s have been doubling numbers to 10 and also finding the number 1 less this week. Image result for double numbers

Why not try practising your skills using these games?


The reception children have been counting to 10 and 20, recognising numbers to 5 and also using the language more, less, fewer and most to compare quantities. Here is a game for you to play at home.


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We are having a big push on handwriting and you will see a gold star up at the top of our page. Please click on it for your child's handwriting homework. We would be so grateful for your support with this tricky area.




Our Busy Week 11th September 2017

The Year 1s have begun to learn their new Talk for Writing text which is a newspaper report based on the story 'The Smartest Giant in town' by Julia Donaldson. You can listen to the children retell the first part of the report here.

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The Year 1s have been practising number bonds to 10. Grown ups ...why not hold up a number of fingers and ask your child to hold up the correct number of fingers they would need to make 10 e.g. you hold up 2 and your child holds up 8.       Image result for number bonds to 10 on fingers

Our busy Week 4th September 2017

We are very proud of the way all the children have come into school this week; full of enthusiasm and ready to learn.