Sunday, 23 July 2017

WB: 17.7.17.
What an enjoyable action packed last week of term we have had. The children have been amazing and we are all very proud of each and every one of them. They have worked extremely hard and we thank all parents for their continued support throughout the year.  They are all ready for Miss Lawrance in Year 2!
A big ‘well done’ to Felix, Thomas, Amy and Lennon for representing Year 1 in the Key Stage One ‘Spelling Bee’. The children were just brilliant especially Amy and Lennon who were overall winners of the competition.
Thank you all so much for the kind words of thanks, cards, presents and vouchers that you gave to us. They were very much appreciated.
We hope that you all have a safe, happy and relaxing summer holiday and look forward to catching up with the children in September. 

God bless you all.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

WB: 19.6.17.

What a wonderful time we had on our school trip when we visited Whipsnade Zoo on Tuesday. The children had fun getting up close with some of the animals…

A big thank you to all our parents for helping out on the trip. This would have not been possible without you.

The children had a great time on Friday when they participated with enthusiasm in Sports Day. Well done to the winning house overall – St Clare!


 And the relay teams…

Have a lovely weekend !

Saturday, 17 June 2017

WB: 12.6.17.
This week the children have been wonderful. Mrs Stocks has completed the Phonics Screening tests for those children present and we are very proud of how the children approached the task. A big thank you to all parents for helping the children prepare for the test.
In English, the children have enjoyed listening to the story of ‘Dougal the Deep Sea Diver’. This story has inspired the children to explore features of a diary, explore characters and underwater settings.
In maths, the children have been measuring using language such as heavy, heavier, heaviest, light, lighter and lightest. They have also been estimating how many cubes an object weighs and have been weighing individual objects to put them in order from heaviest to lightest.

In RE we have been listening to the story of Zacchaeus the tax collector. We discussed how Zacchaeus really wanted to see Jesus and how Jesus helped him to change his ways.
In Science, the children have been naming and labelling the parts of the body.  

We have also been practising for our sports day on Friday and look forward to seeing you there to cheer the children on.

Please can the children bring in a t-shirt in their house colour to wear on Friday.

St Bernadette
St Clare
St John Fisher
St Thomas More



Next week we are looking forward to our trip to Whipsnade Zoo. Not quite sure what the weather will be like yet. However, please ensure can all children wear appropriate clothing and bring a small disposable water bottle so it can be filled throughout the day if necessary.

Enjoy the sunshine this weekend and a Happy Father’s Day to all our Dad’s!

Friday, 26 May 2017

WB: 22.5.17.
What a busy couple of weeks the children have had.
During our topic work the children have been using the iPad’s to find some interesting facts about the Queen, Queen Victoria and Neil Armstrong.
In RE, we began our new topic on ‘Being Sorry’. The children discussed how our behaviour and actions can affect others. This gave them the opportunity to talk about the right and wrong choices that they make and the consequences for their actions.
In Maths, we have been finding 1 more/1 less, 10 more/10 less than any given number on the 100 square. We have also been using addition and subtraction to solve the answers to number sentences.  We have also been looking for patterns in numbers on the 100 square.
The children have all been given their login details for ‘Times Table Rock Star’.  We have had a look at the website today and the children seem excited about choosing their very own rock star name and creating their avatar.  Over the half-term it might be good to have a look at this and ‘have a go’.  
In light of recent events in Manchester a final decision will be made after the half-term regarding our forthcoming trip to the London Aquarium.

Enjoy the holidays!

Saturday, 13 May 2017

WB: 8.5.17.
What a busy couple of weeks we have had in Year 1.
In English, the children have been continuing to work on a non-fiction text. They have been labelling diagrams, writing captions and working on writing opening sentences when completing a report.  Perhaps when you are sharing a non-fiction text with your child at home you could discuss how the writer of the book has used different layouts to present the information.
In Maths, the children began by measuring the length of objects using non-standard units (uni-fix cubes) and then progressed to using the vocabulary of centimetres when measuring with rulers. This week they have been using adding and subtracting a single-digit number from a 2-digit number.  
In Science, the children have been identifying and classifying animals. They have been looking at birds, mammals, reptiles, fish and amphibians and discussing the differences between the groups.
In RE, we have been learning about what happened on Pentecost day and thinking about how the Holy Spirit helped Jesus’ friends. Next week we will begin our new topic on ‘Being Sorry’.
A big thank you for all the wonderful contributions we have had so far whilst learning about ‘Famous People’. The children have really enjoyed sharing their information with each other.
During Art and Design, the children have been learning about the famous artist, Vincent Van Gogh. Using pastels, they have created some amazing pictures.

Next week in English, the children will be introduced to a traditional tale from India.  
In Maths, the children will continue to use addition and subtraction. They will also be finding 1 and 10 more/1 and 10 less than any number to 100.

Enjoy the weekend!