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Week beginning October 22nd

This week we have been practising using our number bonds in practical and more formal activities. We are remembering the bonds well and can now use them in simple addition and subtraction activities.

We read Little Red Hen as our traditional tale this week and consolidated our use of adjectives in our writing. We also wrote a recipe for a pizza as part of our work around The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) by Philomen Sturges.

We completed our history and geography topic of Castles and Knights with a quiz and learned about the Sikh tradition of Langar meals in RE.

Week beginning October 15th

This week we have been reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We wrote a letter to the bears to apologise for breaking the chair and eating their porridge. We also wrote a recipe with instructions of how to make porridge.

In Maths we have been learning and using number bonds to 10.

We visited Sugley Church on Friday for the Baptism of baby George. We had 2 parents and 3 godparents. Father Neil told us lots about the church too and we were able to have a look around afterwards.

Week beginning October 8th

This week we have been reading Little Red Riding Hood and have been describing characters and settings.

In Maths we have been learning how to use the part, part, whole model. We had lots of practical activities to reinforce the concept.

On Tuesday our second group of children enjoyed their first Forest School session in Denton Dene. We searched for medals, played hide and seek, learned about parts of a tree and how to look after ourselves, others and nature.

Today was our school trip to Newcastle Castle and Keep. It was really good fun and even the teachers learned lots of new facts about castles and medieval banquets.

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Week beginning October 1st

This week we have been reading Jack and the Beanstalk and we also read Jack and the Incredibly Mean Stalk. We have been sequencing the story using story maps and we have been comparing characters using adjectives.


In Maths we have been ordering numbers from greatest to smallest and smallest to greatest and we also looked at ordinal numbers. Ordinal numbers were tricky so we found some fun ways to learn including sequencing the story There Was and Old Lady Who Swallowed a fly and playing the Snail's Pace Race game.


Our first Forest School group finished their sessions identifying trees by their leaves and swinging in hammocks!


The school nurse visited to talk to us about how and why to keep our teeth healthy and the Road Safety lady came to tell us about the importance of seat belts and car seats.

Week beginning September 24th

This week we have been reading different versions of The Three Little Pigs and we have been sequencing beginning, middle and end. We used adjectives to describe the wolf and unjumbled sentences from the story.


In Maths we have been learning more than/less than and greater than/fewer than. We have also been learning to use the < > and = symbols correctly to compare numbers and amounts. 


In RWI we are consolidating Set 2 and 3 sounds and are developing our ability to 'hold a sentence'.


We have been observing the changes in the seasons in Science and have read the story of The Good Samaritan in RE.


Continuing our work on castles in History we have been observing features of Motte and Bailey Castles.


Half of the class also had great fun during our second Forest School session at Denton Dene.

Week beginning September 17th

This week we have been reading Hansel and Gretel in our English lessons. We have sequenced events in the story, have written about how we would capture the witch and have used our imaginations to say what else could happen to Hansel and Gretel in the forest.


In Maths we have been counting forward and backwards and have been looking for one more or one less than a given number.


Our first group of children enjoyed Forest School on Tuesday and we had great fun on a nature hunt and enjoyed chilling out by 'forest bathing' and listening to sounds around us.


In Science we were naming parts of our bodies and learned a new song called 'I've Got a Body'


In History we looked at castle parts and labelled a castle as part of our castles lap book.


We also voted for Zak and Sienna to be our school councillors smiley.

Week beginning 10th September

This week we have been reading Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Picnic by John Prater. We have been using adjectives in our writing to describe characters and we have been sequencing events into beginning, middle and end categories.


In Maths we have been sorting and counting objects and representing numbers in different ways.

In our topic work we have begun our work on Castles and Knights and we have looked at seasons and changes.


We have learned a new song too 


Week Beginning September 3rd, 2018

Welcome to Year One! The children have settled in extremely well and they all look so smart in their new uniforms. We have begun with settling-in and PSHCE activities and will begin our Year One curriculum properly from Monday. Look out for my newsletter which will be coming home on Thursday.