👀Have a look at what is up for grabs at our Summer Fair on Saturday...


Just 6️⃣ days until the Summer Fair!!


The Hedgehog Nursery class have been looking after the growing area. We have been watering the flowers, peas and strawberry plants. We have also enjoyed picking and eating the strawberries, they were !


1️⃣6️⃣ Days to go until the Summer Fair ‼️Don’t forgt to bring back your grand raffle ticket stubbs & money to be in with a chance of winning the fantastic prizes 🥇Nintendo Switch & game 🥈Fitbit Alta 🥉£50 Richer Sounds voucher


On Thursday, we were very lucky to have a visit from athletes, Deji Tobais, Jazz Crawford and para-athlete Ryan Raghoo. The children had a great day taking part in workshop activities lead by these athletes and enjoyed hearing their inspirational stories during assembly.


A fantastic bronze in the triple jump for our Year 4 girls!! 🥉


Our medal winners so far!


A super silver in the 600m for our Year 6 girls!! 🥈 🏃🏼‍♀️


An amazing gold in 600m for our Year 6 boys!! 🥇 🏃🏻‍♂️


A fantastic bronze in long jump for our Year 4 boys!!


Our Year 4 relay girls have come second in their heat! Well done girls! 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️


Years 4, 5 and 6 spectators are ready to go with their chants, flags and banners!


Bumblebees enjoyed having their parents in to read today! They were able to read some fun stories to their parents!


Year 1 have enjoyed being farmers for a day


The Hedgehog Nursery have really enjoyed our Pirate day! We have made treasure maps, been on a treasure hunt and have found pirate treasure! ? ?


Year Four have been using clay to make Ancient Egyptian cartouches. They are looking forward to painting them on Friday as part of their ‘Wow Day!’ 🖌👨🏾‍🎨👩🏽‍🎨🎨


Bumblebees have been learning to tell the time! They can use their own clocks to show us o’clock and half past ? ⏲️⏰


had these fantastic cakes at lunchtime to celebrate tomorrow’s Royal Wedding 🎩👰🏽


are having a wonderful afternoon picnic celebrating tomorrow’s Royal Wedding 🎩 👰🏼

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Year 1 - Curriculum Overview 2017/18

Class Teachers: Miss Filewood, Madame Scott and Mr Hunter

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Salter and Mrs Stoneman

PE day: Thursday

Home Learning: Your child’s home learning tasks will be set weekly on a Tuesday and will be due in by the following Monday. These will consist of an English and maths home learning task.

Reading at home: It is expected that your child reads for 10 – 15 minutes every day. This must be recorded in their Reading Record book and initialed by an adult. It is an expectation that Reading Records are brought in to the academy each day so that teachers can monitor the reading that is happening at home. Your child’s reading book will be changed once a week and will be due in on a Tuesday and will be sent home on a Wednesday.

Spelling Focus: Revise the spellings on the Reception spelling lists and practise the Year 1 spelling list words.

Arithmetic Focus: Children should be practising their x2, x5 and x10 times tables, as well as revising telling the time, on an analogue clock, to the nearest hour.

English overview:

This half term, the children will be learning about and writing in the style of both fiction and non-fiction texts. The children will have the opportunity to write recounts, poems and a re-telling of a familiar story. Grammar and spelling will be a focus throughout all lessons. A new sound will be focused upon daily through ReadWrite Inc., where the children will have the opportunity to read and spell words containing the learnt sound.

Maths overview:

This half term, the children will learn about number and place value, focusing upon reading, writing and counting involving numbers up to at least twenty. They will also learn about addition and subtraction involving one and two digit numbers to at least twenty. Additionally, arithmetic skills, including number bonds to ten and times tables (x2, x5 and x10).

Science overview:

This half term, the children will be learning about animals, including humans. During this topic, the children will identify and name common animals including, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, as well as carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. They will also identify, name and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

Art/DT overview:

This half term, the children will be creating a self-portrait, as well as portraits of others.  The children will be developing their drawing and painting skills and learning about the work of a range of artists, including Van Gogh and Picasso.  


Humanities overview:

Humanities this half term will have a geography focus. During their geography lessons, the children will be using globes, atlases, maps and digital mapping to name and locate the world continents and oceans, as well as the counties and cities of the UK. To develop accuracy when describing locations, the children will be using the simple points of the compass. The children will also spend time identifying the human and physical characteristics of our local area.

Computing overview:

Throughout the term, the children will be learning about online safety and how they can keep safe online. The children will recognise and discuss different scenarios, showing both acceptable and unacceptable online behaviours, to help develop their knowledge and awareness of how to keep safe online.

French overview:

This half term, the children will begin by learning about France. They will learn different ways of travelling there, as well as learning different greetings, how to introduce themselves, say how they feel and name colours.

Music overview:

This half term in music, the children will explore ways of using their voices expressively. They will be developing skills of singing while performing actions, and create an expressive story. As well, we will focus on developing a sense of steady beat through using movement, body percussion and instruments.

PE overview:

PE lessons this half term have a games focus. During these lessons, the children will be developing their throwing and catching skills using a variety of equipment.

PSHE overview:

This half term, the children will be learning about new beginnings. During PSHE lessons, the children will be looking and understanding more about personal goals and challenges whilst spending time investigating emotions and responsibilities.

RE overview:

This half term, the children will be finding out about the religious beliefs of their peers and understand how to respect the beliefs of others.  


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