Birthday Celebrations

This Friday (27th November) we will be having our first birthday celebration, this is for all of the children who have had a birthday during September, October and November. These children can come to school in their own clothes and the rest of the children will either come in their normal school uniform or PE kit if it is there usual PE day.

The children do not need to bring anything in for our celebration, school will provide a cupcake and candle for each birthday child and we have planned some games to play in our bubbles where the children will have the chance to win some sweets.

We have some banners to put up in all of our classrooms and we will play some party music to try and create a fun and exciting birthday atmosphere. We hope the children enjoy celebrating with their friends!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me (

Thank you

Mrs Hargrave


Read Write Inc Leaflet and Homework Paper

The children will be bringing home a leaflet we have found from our Read Write Inc resources we thought might be useful for parents and carers who read with your child at home. The leaflet does talk about resources being sent home and unfortunately we not be able to do this currently but we wanted you to have the information anyway in case you found it useful.

As always, any questions about Read Write Inc please do not hesitate to ask. It is lovely to see how the children are progressing with their reading.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 1 Team

P.S. Sorry the paper needed for the children’s homework will be sent out tomorrow. Thank you.

Year 1 Purple Mash Emails

The children have been shown today how to email each other using Purple Mash. We have talked about how to send, reply and delete emails. We talked about using this app appropriately and that emails should be kind and how they would usually speak to their friends. Any problems regarding this please encourage your child to  press the ‘Report to teacher’ button and inform a member of staff as soon as possible.

Thank you,

The Year 1 Team

Year 1 Information

Just a quick note to ask if children can share things on Seesaw that they have made at home rather than bringing them in to school to follow our risk assessment and keep the number of things passed between home and school to minimum. We will organise an official show and tell session for the children using Seesaw soon.

Thanks for your continued support,

The Year 1 Team

Flu Immunisation

The flu immunisation for the children in Reception to Year 6 will take place on Monday 23rd November 20.

Maths week Rock out 2020

As part of our commitment to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, this November we are taking part in a competition for Maths Week England. It’s called Rock Out 2020 and it’s all done online via

For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours). Winning classes in the school and in the country as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.

All game modes (Gig, Garage, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 7.30am and 7.30pm on Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th.

In the spirit of the competition, please don’t play on their behalf but by all means encourage and support them to the extent that it doesn’t cause high stress levels or impact on family plans. We suggest a limit of half an hour a day outside school hours – some will play more, some will play less.

Thanks for your support and Rock out!

Mr Harvey


Year 1 DT

This week we will be planning our DT project ready for us to make it next week. For this project each child will need to bring in a plastic bottle, cardboard tube or small box for a space vehicle. We are encouraging children to consider what vehicle they are making to bring the best item to make it with. To comply with our risk assessment and to make this as safe as possible we are asking children to bring in their own items labelled clearly with their name. These will be collected in to black bags and stored in the cupboard for at least 72 hours before we use them. The children will complete their project using this item and other resources we have at school to minimise items coming in to school. Please could your child bring their item (bottle, tube or small box) in by Friday 3rd November at the latest.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 1 Team

Year 1 Favourite 5 Books

Please could you check book bags and at home for any Favourite 5 books from last half term. We are missing two copies of ‘The Dot’, ‘Peace at Last’ and ‘The Lion and the Mouse’. They will be labelled on the front with a Favourite 5 sticker.

Today some children have taken home books from our new set from Favourite 5 books for this half term but we only need the ones mentioned above returned to school at the moment.

Just a reminder that these books will be collected on Friday to be quarantined until the next week.

Thank you for your continued support,

The Year 1 Team

Year 1 Police visit

As part of our Paws, Claws and Whiskers topic we are always very lucky to be able to invite one of our Police parents and dogs into school for a visit. This visit will take place tomorrow morning at around 915am so please can you let us know if your child has any allergies to dogs- due to Covid and current restrictions and guidance, the children will not be able to touch the dogs or go near them or the Police officer. We will make sure that social distancing is in place at all times and that masks are worn if we are inside the classroom (weather permitting).

The children are very excited about this special visit and have prepared lots of questions!

If there are any allergies or questions then please either catch us on the door, send an email or send us a message on Seesaw.

Thank you

Year 1

Year 1 – Letter Card and Spelling Test Books

Two quick messages!

We have sent home a copy of our school letter card for each child. This should help with letter formation and using ‘Fred Fingers’ at home for homework and in any other writing they choose to do. Please encourage the correct formation with whooshes in and for them to use the sounds they can hear.

Tomorrow the children will come home with their spelling test book so you can see how they got on with their first spelling test. Please check their test and note any spellings the still need to practise. Please return these books by Monday at the latest ready for subsequent spelling tests.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year One Team