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5th September 2017


Welcome to Year 1


The children settled in to their classes well this morning and we hope that they will come home reassured that Year 1 is not too different to YR; yet!


To begin the year our topic is going to be 'Life on the Ocean Waves'. We are going to be learning about many things such as how sea travel has changed over the years and about the seven Oceans of the world. The children would like to learn about Pirates too so watch this space for more information!


Our curriculum evening is going to be on the 19th of September at 6:30 pm. We hope that you will be able to join us for this meeting where you will find out much more information about year 1 and how you can support your child at home.


If you would like to come and help in your child's class please see your Class Teacher.


The Year 1 team



'Show and Tell'

 'Show and Tell' happens on a Tuesday afternoon in Year 1. If it is your child's turn for show and tell they will be told in advance so that they have time to think about what they would like to share with the class.  Their chosen item will be shown and discussed during our Creative Afternoons throughout the year. Please make sure that this is an item of significance (no toys) and something that your child is happy to talk about with the rest of the class.


We would ask that the children do not bring anything else to school to show at any other time as you can imagine finding time to share it can be quite a challenge.

14th September 2017


We have started to introduce 'Monster Phonics' to the Year 1 children. They all seem very keen to learn more about the monsters and begin to use the sounds that they are learning about. The link below will give you a brief introduction to this scheme. We will give you further information about 'Monster Phonics' at our curriculum evening on September 19th.

20th September 2017

Thank you to all those who were able to attend last nights Curriculum Meeting. If you were unable to come, the slides from the presentation containing all key information is attached below.