An interesting letter…

This week Sort class recieved a very exciting and interesting letter. It was from the Three Little Pigs! The Little pigs need the children to send them instructions of how to catch The Big Bad Wolf.

The children have been very engaged thinking of plans involving juicy legs of ham, giant nets, trees, cages, trap doors and buttons! Everyone came up with their own idea and then the class decided together what our instructions should be. Ask your child to tell you what we have decided…



Story writing, Mathmagicians and Materials

This week has been very busy in Sort class!

We have come to the end of our first story writing block and have written our very own stories based upon the story we learnt as a class, The Three Little Pigs. The class were very excited to become authors.

In Maths we have been writing numbers as words and we have been working really hard to add two numbers together. Lots of children have also achieved their first Mathmagicians award which was very exciting!

In Science we have been talking about the names and properties of materials. We collected lots of different materials and sorted them into groups such as bendy, shiny, waterproof and soft. We then stuck it all onto the wall to remind us of our learning.

Next week in Maths we will be counting in tens and in English we will be learning about instructions.

Don’t forget…..Library books need to be in on a Monday so they can be changed. Thank you!



Library Books

Every week your child will bring home a library book that they have chosen to enjoy at home. Please send this book in their book bag each day so they can be changed when needed.



Please make sure that your child’s uniform and PE kit are labelled with their name. As you can appreciate children’s belongings can get mixed up and it’s much easier to return items when they are labelled.


If you have any other questions please feel free to catch me at the end of the day or arrange an appointment.

Thank you for your support in advance.


Miss Stokes

The Big Build

Our first topic in Year 1 is The Big Build. The class have started work on the new topic and have been coming up with some good ideas about what they would like to find out about.

In English our story is The Three Little Pigs. The children are already getting confident at telling the story and next week we will be writing parts of it too. Ask your child to tell you the story at home…you may be very impressed!

In Maths we are practising forming our numbers correctly and have begun adding and taking away using objects.

During Topic time we are learning about different buildings around the world, materials used to make structures and our feelings.

Last week 16 children got their spellings correct during our Friday quiz. Thank you to everyone who practised at home. This week we are hoping to beat our current record!

First week

Wow! What a first week back at school!

The children all settled in really well and we have had lots of fun getting to know our new classroom and how learning happens in Year 1.

We have had a fantastic week and are looking forward to getting into a routine next week with our learning.

Visitors, hot weather and open afternoon.

Last week we had some very important visitors in school, when Ofsted visited us. The children showed the inspectors how we behave and learn and were a credit to the class.

The weather last week was hot, hot, hot! Thank you for sending the children in with sunhats and suncream. The children have been reminded to continue to bring in thin coats as the weather seems to have changed back to unpredictable showers!

Thank you to the parents that attended open afternoon last week. The children really enjoyed showing their PE skills and sharing the story we have been learning.

This week in class we have been finding missing numbers and ordering numbers up to 100. In English we have been writing postcards and letters. In our topic work this week we are focusing on the country India. Anything you can do to support this learning at home is greatly appreciated and we have already had some homework and other learning brought in to diaply on the Wow Wall.


Our new topic for this half term is Where Shall We Go?

In this topic the class will be learning about changing seasons and the different weather associated with it.

Pupils will think about journeys and will look at maps and globes. The class will be focusing on a different part of the world each week.

Our story for this half term is Where The Wild Things Are.

In maths we will begin the term by learning about 3D shapes.


New homework for this half term will be stuck into reading diaries this week so keep your eyes peeled…..Any homework brought in is displayed in the classroom so it would be great to see as much as possible.