Welcome back!

Welcome back!

In English this week, we have started our new book ‘Mr Gumpy’s Outing’. First, we learnt the story and acted it out through drama before we created our own story maps and re-wrote the first part of the story.

In Design and Technology this week, we have been learning how to make a ‘moving picture’ we used different techniques and mechanisms to design and make our own moving picture of Mr Gumpy’s outing.

In Maths, we have started learning about multiplication. Initially, we were using the 2 times table only by first  using repeated addition before creating our own multiplication number sentences. e.g 2 + 2 + 2 = 6 or 3 x 2 = 6. We then drew arrays to match our number sentences. Next week, we will be moving on to using the 5 and 10 times tables. Practising times tables at home using TT Rockstars will support your child with their learning in class, if possible, counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s when walking will also help.

Our Feel it emotion this week was ”Brave” , we discussed what this emotion feels like, when we might experience it.

On Fridays this term from 9:35 – 10:35 we will be going to the field near Aboyne Lodge school but we do need adults to help walk us there and back safely. If you are available to walk with us to/from the field on a Friday morning please sign up on the sign up sheet outside your child’s classroom.


  • Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school during term time.
  • Books will continue to be changed on Mondays and Thursdays.


Thank you for your ongoing support.

The Year 1 team