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Archive | 2014

He’s Behind You…

What a crazy, yet festive week we have had! The children really enjoyed the Panto visit and Crib Service. It was nice to see so many parent faces in the church. The children hope you like their Christmas cards and 2015 calendars.


Enjoy the holidays.


Please hear your children read and practise those tricky words, as often as you can. On returning in the New Year the children will be counting in multiples. So practise those times tables during any car journeys!








What a Wonderful Performance!

We are all so proud of the children’s Hansel and Gretel production. They sang beautifully and remembered all their cues independently. Thank you for all your support with the costumes. The children have also performed well during Literacy and Maths, in which they retold Jack and the Beanstalk, sorted letters from the Jolly Postman and identified properties of 3D shapes.


Let’s Do It!

R UMAX     PL-II            V1.4During our Literacy lessons the children have been using verbs. They then carried on with their descriptive work from last week using adverbs. The children have really  impressed Miss Hesketh and Miss Novell with their problem solving skills in Maths, recalling the different mathematical skills from this term. The children are excited about their Hansel and Gretel performance next week!

A Fruity Week!

CIMG4253This week the children really enjoyed making their fruit salads in our new food technology room. We hope you enjoyed eating them at home too! We have been telling the time in Maths. Please practise reading o’clock, and half past times. The children also enjoyed watching a story video clip to help inspire some creative writing during our Literacy lessons.

We’re Surveying in the Rain… what a wonderful feeling….

Today we bared the drizzle and carried out our local shop survey. The children were well behaved and looked for the different types of shops. In Maths we have been measuring length using rulers. The children have been story writing during our Literacy lessons.

We look forward to making our fruit salads next week.


A Heroic End to the Week

So many exciting things! The children really enjoyed their Pudsey surprise visit. The outfits were fantastic and we hope the children enjoyed their day!

This week in Maths the children have been very practical, weighing lots of items and using great math vocabulary. In Literacy we have been looking at writing stories about their own magical objects. We also had the opportunity to try some different fruits; pineapple, mango, pomegranate and passion fruit! All the children enjoyed looking at and trying these, ready to make their own fruit salads soon!


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A Busy Week Back

The children have been learning their number bonds to 20 in Maths. During Literacy we looked at ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ story and the children retold it using their own story maps. Next week the children will be writing their own stories. The children have enjoyed playing ‘Phoneme Spotter’ in our Phonic lessons, they needed to find words that have split-digraphs.


Hanging Around!

This week the children have made moving skeletons, which we hung in class. The children made them as part of our Science lesson in which they named the different bones. During Literacy they have been writing sentences using adjectives and in Maths the children have been solving  subtraction using a numberline.


What can you see?

This week Year One took a lovely walk to St. Albans Cathedral where all the children sat beautifully to make observational drawings of the Cathedral. The children identified lots of detail and used lovely shapes in their drawings which impressed all of the adults.

In Literacy this week the children have been working hard to use connectives in their sentences and in Maths we have been learning our number bonds to 10.


Picasso Picasso!

This week year one have created their own Picasso style self portraits; Miss Novell and Miss Hesketh are very impressed! Lots of attention was paid to different shapes and patterns. Leading into our maths this week, we have been describing and sorting 2D shapes and Literacy has seen us start to gain an understanding of the use of connectives in writing.