Class 1 trip to Warwick Castle


Just a few reminders about the Class 1 trip to Warwick castle on Monday.

Children are allowed to wear own clothes on their bottom half i.e. warm jeans/ leggings, but we ask that they wear their school jumper/ cardigan on their top half. Coats, hats, scarves and gloves may be needed dependent on the weather.

Please can you send your child’s school lunch in a carrier bag, which we can then dispose of easily. This will mean the children don’t have to carry around a lunch bag for the entire day.

We aim to arrive back at school for 16.00. I will communicate with the school office, who will post a note on here to you, should we be later for any reason.

Hopefully, it will be a really fun day out for the children.

Kind regards,

Miss Latham



Art inspired by Paul Klee

The Topic this term in Class 1 is ‘Dungeons and Dragons’. As part of the topic, the children have been learning about medieval castles. Inspired by the artist Paul Klee and his painting ‘Castle and Sun’, the children used collage to create their own shape pictures of Warwick castle. Castle-and-Sun-by-Paul-Klee IMG_2052 IMG_2051 IMG_2194 IMG_2195 IMG_2207 IMG_2208

We also used different media, including decoupage, pastels and paint, to create individual shapes, which we collaged together to create our own large scale version of ‘Castle and Sun’.

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I think the children have done a fabulous job of creating their own collaged castles.

Year 1 homework: Number bonds to 20


It is my aim for all children in Year 1 to achieve their yellow shining star badge in the next few weeks. To achieve this, they need to know number bonds to 20. The children have been introduced to these in maths lessons, but continued practise at home will help them to recall their number facts quickly. Here is a link for the game ‘Hit the button’. Select number bonds and then number bonds to 20. By the end of the week, children should be able to select the matching numbers to make 20.

Class 1-Forest school


Just a reminder that Forest school will be starting again tomorrow afternoon. As the temperature has now dropped, please can you send your child in with an extra layer i.e. fleece or jumper. Forest school will then continue to run every other Wednesday.

Thank you,

Miss Latham

Christmas break


Due to the chaos of the last week, unfortunately we haven’t had time to change the children’s reading books. Instead have a go at reading books from home, Christmas cards, magazines etc. I know the Christmas holiday is a busy time, so don’t feel the need to record any learning that is done over the holiday in your child’s reading diary. Alternatively, I have given out a Christmas checklist and thought it would be nice for the children to create a collage of photographs/ pictures/ drawings, telling us about all the Christmas traditions they get up to over the holiday.

Have a lovely break, I’m sure the children certainly need it!

Merry Christmas to you and thank you for the generous gifts!

Thank you,

Miss Latham

Half- term homework

There is no official homework for Class 1 over the half- term.

Year 1s can carry over their spellings from last week, to be tested on them on the first Friday back.

It would be lovely if your child could bring in a photo, drawing or momento from something nice they have done or something they have enjoyed over the holiday.

I hope the children enjoy the rest…I’m sure they need it!

Miss Latham

Class 1 make apple crumble

Over the past few weeks, the children of Class 1 have been learning about instructions. The Year 1s were able to write a set of instructions for ‘How to make an apple crumble’. Of course, we then had to have a go at following our instructions to  make our very own apple crumbles.

The Year 1 children made their apple crumbles to be cooked at eaten at home, however the reception children worked together to make 2 giant apple crumbles, which we all enjoyed on Thursday afternoon.

They all said how tasty the apple crumbles were!

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KS1 Harvest Festival

The children have really enjoyed the Harvest Festival celebrations today. It was lovely to see so many parents and grandparents come and watch the children.

They worked very hard on their crafts and songs and loved showing you all what they had achieved.

The children have been learning about how we celebrate harvest by giving to those less fortunate, so we thank you again for all of your generous food bank donations.

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Class 1 phonics stay and play

A big thank you to all of the parents who came for today’s phonic stay and play session. I know the children loved having you in school and I hope you left feeling more confident in how to support your child at home with phonics and reading.

I completely understand that it wasn’t possible for some of you to attend today, so instead, I have uploaded some of the useful links I shared after the session.

The following video shows you how to say each sound for the 42 letter sounds:

Here is a link for the Phonics Play website, where you should be able to access some free phonics games. There is also a parents page, which can give you additional information about phonics.

In class 1, we also use the Jolly Phonics songs and actions to help us remember the sounds and letters. You should be able to find all of the songs on Youtube.

Not all words can be read by sounding them out phonetically. We call these tricky words. There are lots of great songs your child can sing along with to help them learn the tricky words by sight. These are the ones we use in Class 1.


Everyday heroes

I am so pleased with how well the children have settled into school. This term, our topic is ‘Everyday Heroes’, where we will be learning about the emergency services and how they help us in our lives.

Last week in maths, the Reception children helped paramedics to pack their first aid kits, by counting in the correct number of items stated on the list.

IMG_3259 IMG_3262We also made repeating pattern police cars and ambulances using blue, green and yellow squares.

In literacy the children had a go at writing lists of items to pack into their doctor’s bag. They even had a go at role playing as a doctor or nurse and did some mark making on the patient records and appointment cards.

In art, the children made fireman hats out of paper plates and they created handprint firemen.

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