There is a new video on maths with parents all about addition and subtraction. The children have really got to grips with 2 digit place value so we are moving on to calculating with numbers from 50 to 100.

Children should also have a go at completing the next page of their spelling booklets if possible. Please remind the children to hand the booklets in on Monday and we will give them out again on Wednesday — with a sticker for each child who completes the page.

Thank you


We are sending home some words similar to a phonics check to go through with your child. These are a list of real and alien/nonsense words that test your child’s reading/phonics skills. The nonsense words are on the back. The children will be familiar with them as we do lots of practice in school. For all the words, we encourage the children to find ‘special friends’, ‘fred talk’ and then say the word. There is also lots of guidance online if you search ‘year 1 phonics check’. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to see one of us.


Lost coat

A child in our class has lost a navy blue coat with a cream fleecy lining to the hood. If your child has a similar coat, we would be grateful if you would check to see that he/she has not accidentally brought home the wrong one. Thank you!


We have been learning about the parts of a plant. Today, the children cut up, examined and labelled the parts of tulips. They worked hard and thought carefully about the parts and what they do. Well done, Year 1.



Imaginary journeys

In topic, we have been taking imaginary journeys. We’ve been to three different continents: Antarctica, South America and Europe. In Europe, we’ve been to the coast in the UK, and now to a city in France: Paris! One of our activities was a modelling challenge; the children had a  good go at making models of the Eiffel Tower! Well done, everyone.


Food Bank Collection – Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Friday 17th May Mrs Hindmarch and Mrs Coleman will be collecting the foodbank items for St.Wilfrid’s Centre. In Year 1 the items we are collecting are…

Year 1 Tinned meals e.g.

–          Ravioli

–          Macaroni cheese

–          Spaghetti bolognaise

(no baked beans, they are inundated with baked beans!)

Many thanks in anticipation.