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Year 1

W/B - 15.10.18

As part of our topic on family history, Year 1 spent an afternoon playing with games from the past. They had a go at tiddlywinks, pickup sticks, snakes and ladders, naughts and crosses and Jacks. We spent time talking about how toys and games have changed over the years and many were surprised to discover that games they can now access online were first played years ago with pen and paper!

Year 1 Common Exception words - homework

W/B - 8.10.18


English - Before assembly, Amelie drew a picture of a castle and gave it to Polo the Bear.

After assembly... we found a poster left by William The Conqueror!!
He has traveled back through time and he wants to hire year 1 to build castles!! We spent the week researching castle defenses and next week will we start to write our reports to send to King William.


Maths - We have learnt about the parts and whole of a number using Cuisiniere Rods and then have learnt to record this using the bar and cherry models.

Materials Hunt - Science. Ask your child what materials they can find in the house...

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Art - We will be taking part in different arts and crafts over the next year. We would appreciate if you could send your child to school with an apron to ensure their school uniform doesn't get messy. It is not necessary to buy an apron as an old, baggy t-shirt, over-sized shirt or cooking apron will do. We will keep the aprons in the classroom. We look forward to our arts and crafts sessions!
Over the next two weeks we shall be discussing with the children changes that have taken place in living memory as part of our family history work. Please could all the children talk to someone in their family from an older generation and ask them about their childhood and other changes they have seen in their lifetime. It would be helpful if together you could write a few notes in their homework books for them to use in class. The children will be sketching the person they talked to and writing about their memories. Thank you very much!

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Hungry Caterpillars


Rainbow Fish

Cats in Hats

Year 1 book changing days
Please send in your child’s book to be changed on the correct day. Children's reading groups will be told to them and written in or stuck in reading records from this week.


Homework in by Wednesday please.
Reading books will be changed throughout the week.



Another lovely week in Year 1. We have been looking at position, estimation and have been using the bead strings in maths. In Phonics we have been recapping some sounds and learning lots of new tricky words. In Geography we looked at Google maps to see where we were in the world! A new English wall in the classroom has got us very excited - we look at the picture and then write down what we can see, what we think and what we wonder. Have a look at some of our learning this week...

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Mazel Tov to Natasha and Sophie - our new school councillors and Amelie and Raphael our new Tzedakah councillors.

Wishing you all well over the fast.

W/B: 10th Sep

This week we have started our class reader "Come to School too Blue Kangaroo!" - A story all about starting school. We already know the story as we have made story maps and acted it out also. We will continue to look at this book more next week.

In Maths we have been thinking about ordinal numbers. We had a race to see who came 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. We have also learnt to subitise which means knowing an amount by just looking instead of counting.
It's been a lovely week and next week we look forward to welcoming Miss Grant, our trainee teacher into the classroom.

W/B 5th Sep.


Wow! What a fantastic first week. The children have all worked extremely hard to get in to the new year 1 routine.

English - We did a treasure hunt around the classroom to get used to our new environment. We also wrote postcards to Polo (our class Bear) about what we did on our summer holidays.

Maths - We have learnt about position including left and right.
History - We have been thinking about our families and we are going to make a family tree!

Word of the Week - INDEPENDENT - ask your child what it means and encourage lots of independence at home.

L'shanah tovah - See you Wednesday

Welcome back Year 1 children!
We are looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday morning and we are excited to hear all about your summer holidays.

Don't forget to bring your labelled water bottle (and Kippah if you have one).



Miss Baker and Mrs Bernard