Can you learn the number rhymes??

14 Sep 2017

Hi 1LJ!

We have had a lovely week of learning and have started slightly more structured English and Maths lessons with a range of practical activities to keep learning fun! 

What we have been learning this week:

English - We have been learning about labels (where we might find them and why we use them). We also wrote sentences about our families.

Maths - Counting a group of objects sensibly, for example, by sorting them into a line. We have also been practising our number formation. We learnt a rhyme for each number, to say while we are writing our numbers to help us form them correctly.

1 - One is fun

2 - Around and back on a railway track

3 - Around a tree, around a tree, that's the way we make a 3

4 - Down and over and down some more, that's the way we make a 4

5 - Down and around and put the hat on

6 - Roll a hoop and make a loop

7 - Across the sky and down from heaven, that's the way we make a 7

8 - We make an 'S' but do not wait, go straight back up and close the gate

9 - A hoop and a line, that makes 9

10 - One is fun and around we go

PSHE - We created a mood board by thinking about what emotions we feel when looking at different colours and images.

Art - Recycling symbol collage

Science - Creating our body with pretend bones (dog biscuits) and labelling the different parts.

RE - Exploring a collection of natural objects and discussing different beliefs of where they came from/how they were created.

Star of the Week

Well done to ELIJAH for being our 'Star of the Week' for focusing on his activity and completing it!


Happy Birthday to Gabriel who turned 6 last week! 


Show and Tell

Next Wednesday is Leopard's turn for show and tell. Learning theme: Recycling - what could you do at home to be eco-friendly? We will also be learning about lists, how to write them and why we use them.


Happy learning!

Miss Jun-Tai



Welcome to 1LJ!

07 Sep 2017

Hi 1LJ, 

Welcome to the start of a wonderful new year in Year 1! We have had a really happy first week so far and have settled in smoothly. We have been busy doing lots of fun activities to help our transition into the new year such as, painting our self-portraits, writing simple sentences about ourselves, learning how to use the laptops and getting messy by creating things with scissors, glue, paint and oil pastels! We have also taken part in our first yoga and dance classes! 

Please ensure you read the newsletter to find out some useful information about year 1. If you have any further questions, please come and visit me during Pop-in Parents Evening on Monday 11th September

Next week we will be learning about how to read labels in our environment and how to count a group of objects sensibly, without getting muddled. 

Happy Birthday to Ella who turned 6 this week! 🎁🎈

Show and Tell

Next Wednesday is Macaws turn for show and tell. Please bring in something that is linked to one of our learning themes. Learning theme: Labels in our environment and recycling.

Remarkable Reading 

Remarkable Reading will continue to take place every Friday morning until 9:10am so please come in tomorrow if you would like to read with your child. 


Happy learning

Miss Jun-Tai





It's the final count down...

17 Jul 2017

Hello Adventurers, 

just a few reminders for this week: 

1. Graduation tomorrow is at 2:30pm in the canteen. We have made a few treats for the children  and parents to eat but if you would like to add to the collection and bring a cake/biscuits etc... that would be greatly appreciated. 

2. Sports day is on Thursday on the common and children are to arrive in their sports kit. We will still have sport on Wednesday so I will send the children home with their kits. 

3. We have our assemblies on the last day of term and the children can be picked up at 2pm. 

I cant believe it's our final week! 

By MF 

Art Gallery

06 Jul 2017

Good morning Adventurers, 

We have had a lovely week this week and are starting the run down to the end of year... 

The children have been fabulous learning their graduation songs (a letter about the graduation will go out tomorrow but as a reminder it is on the 18th at 2:30pm) the class have even written some of the lyrics in their yellow books. We have revised numbers to 20 and found the answers to sums, using playdough to help them - a lot of fun was had splatting the play dough balls when taking away! They have drawn maps of the school so they can remember it over the holidays and spoken about the different rooms they will use in Year One. They have drawn pictures for Miss Jun Tai and will be meeting her this afternoon. We have also been practising for sports day in PE and learnt some new moves in dance. I also want to say a HUGE thank you to Sam Vaughn for teaching the children French, they are loving it! 

All of their portraits are ready for the Art Gallery tonight so please do come along to see their hard work - we will be in the canteen. 

We have a library trip tomorrow and we need helpers, so please let me know if you are free. We sadly will have to cancel the trip if there aren't enough adults to walk with us. 

Hopefully see you tonight! 

Miss Fitzherbert