Phonics Workshops

ATTENTION Year 1 Parents and Carers!!

Miss Sewart, one of our Reading Leaders and year 1 teachers will be holding workshops to offer advice and support to help you develop a deeper understanding of phonics and how you can support your child’s phonic skills.

What is the Phonics Screening Check? 
Children in Year 1 throughout the country will all be taking part in a phonics screening check during the same week in June.

What happens during the screening? 
The test contains 40 words. Each child will sit one to-one and read each word aloud to a teacher. The test will take approximately 10 minutes per child, although all children are different and will complete the check at their own pace. The list of words the children read is a combination of 20 real words and 20 nonsense words.

If you would like to learn more about phonics and how to help your child at home please attend one of our phonics workshops. PRIZES UP FOR GRABS!!

Friday 24th November 2017
(Community Room)
Friday 24th November 2017
(IT Suite)
Thank you for your continued support!
We look forward to seeing you there.

Miss Sewart – Team 1
Mrs Stocks – Team 2


On Monday we had a special delivery… a purple box! We did not know what was in the box but the children had some really good ideas about what it could be e.g. a doll or a toy.

When we opened the box we discovered a London bus!

On tuesday the came into school and the class was a HUGE MESS! We shared some ideas about how we think the mess happened and who has made the mess. The children thought it was Miss Mconnell and Miss Absalom!

Today we had the book ‘The Naughty Bus’ delivered the the class. Upon reading the book the children explained that they thought the bus was naughty enough to have made the mess in our classroom!

We cant wait to see if the naughty bus causes any more havoc this week and next weeK!

Miss Coy , Miss Sewart and the Year 1 Team

The Silent Songbird

This week the children had a special surprise!

Some of the staff from speech bubbles came in and preformed a show called The Silent Songbird. This performance used  lots of different sounds to tell a story. The children were so engaged and really enjoyed joining in with the actions and taking part in their story.

Here are some pictures of the children during the performance.


The Year 1 Team

Dear Parents/Carers

As of today (20/10/17) the children will have their new homework insert in their research journals. This is based around our new topic ‘The Great Fire of London’. The children are asked to complete a box from the homework sheet each week.


Thank you for your continued support

Mrs Stocks and the Team 2 Team

Miss Sewart and the Team 1 Team

Colour Mixing

This week in art the children have been focusing on things they see in their local environment. We discussed that  in our playground area/Nursery playground area there are lots of trees. We also talked about the changes in the weather, we have seen and that the season Autumn is now in full swing.

The children were asked to practise the art of colour mixing. We discussed the use for primary colours (red, blue, yellow) and tones (white and black) when colour mixing and how we can make secondary colours (green, purple, brown).

Here are some pictures of the children completing their colour mixing activity.

From this the children then sketched and painted an autumn tree from our playground area. The children were asked to mix colours to make the different autumnal colours.

I am really proud of the effort the children put into their colour mixing and their finished tree paintings… well done Team 2!


Mrs Stocks and the Team 2 Team


Research Journals

The children are asked to complete a weekly task in their research journals. This half term this work has been based around our topic ‘Where do I live?”

Here is some of the AMAZING homework we have had in Team 2.

Thank you to all parents who work with their children to complete pages in their research journals. Homework books are collected in on a Wednesday (into the green box under the shelter- children must place their books here) and handed back out on a Friday afternoon.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Stocks and the Team 2 Team

Book Look (5/10/17)

Thank you to all parents who attended out book look on Thursday. This session gave parents a chance to look at children’s books and enjoy hearing about their children’s learning.

Well done to the children for putting so much effort into their learning in book and in the classroom.


Mrs Stocks


On Monday 25th September, Mr Higginbotham talked to us all about e-Safety.

We learned the four rules of Online Safety;

1. Keep your personal information safe online.
2. People you meet online are strangers.
3. Be kind to other people online, just like you would in the playground or classroom.
4. If you get that “Uh, oh” feeling in your tummy when you are online, tell an adult, straight away.

We watched the video to see Sid being an “Online Protector” for Lee and Kim, the children in the video.

Mr Higginbotham even gave us a rules sheet for Online Safety to take home. He told us to put it somewhere where we could keep looking at it to remind us of the rules for how to be safe online.

Don’t forget, we invite parents into our eSafety sessions once per term, so look out for a letter about the next one in the new year.

Where do I live?


For our topic ‘Where do I  live?’ the children have been asked to complete homework about where they live. some of the children chose make 3D models of their own houses or what they would like there house to look like.

On Tuesday we went for a walk around our local area. We looked at key features such as a post box, a telephone box, houses, road signs, doctors surgery, a church, Chatterbox and lots of shops.

Thank you to all parents for responding  to the trip letters so promptly.

Mrs Stocks



Welcome to Year 1!

Children and Parents… Welcome to Year 1!

Your children have been so busy these last few weeks. They have been getting to know their new class, teacher and school routines. In year 1 we spend time in the mornings completing guided reading sessions, an English lesson and a maths lesson where the children work in small groups to give them adult support. When the children are not working with an adult (Mrs Stocks or Miss McConnell) they are able to complete their challenge area tasks in our 6 areas (role play reading, maths, writing, creative and construction areas) The children are supported with these challenge by the other adult who is not working with a group (Mrs Stocks or Miss McConnell).

Here is some evidence of the children completing work in their maths sessions. The children have been learning all about number, what a number represents and the different way we can show this.


In English sessions the children have been reading the stories Oi Frog, Class Two at the Zoo and Dear Zoo and in their challenge areas they have been completing challenges which are linked to their English lessons.

In our Humanities lessons we have started our new topic- Where do i live?

The children are spending this half term discussing where they live, what they can see around them in their local area, and being part of the wider community. We have spent time exploring maps and finding our school and we have devised a simple map of the junior playground using drawings which the children completed on a walk to the playground.

We have had a great first few weeks in Year 1 and we’re very excited about what we are going to learn next!

Thank you

Mrs Stocks

Year 1 Teacher-Team 2