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Week Beginning 14.10.19 - Picture 1

I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down !....if I can

In science this week, the children have been listening to the story of the Three Little Pigs and discussing which material was best to build a house.  In groups, the children worked together to make houses using either art straws, clay, lolly sticks, plasticine, foil and cardboard.  What do you think was the strongest material ?...Come and find out at our class assembly on Thursday !


In English this week, the children have been learning about different traditional tales and fairy tales.  They have been exploring different versions of ‘Snow White’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.  The children had to retell the and sequence events that happen in the stories. They have also been sharing their favourite stories with the class.

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Ball Skills in PE

In P.E. this week, the children have been learning about different ball skills such as batting the ball to one another using their hands, throwing the ball to one another and dribbling the ball with their feet.  They have practised these skills by playing various games which they have really enjoyed.


We have been working extra hard in our Math lessons. This week we have been counting using different objects. We used the beads and strings to represent a given number. We then had to find one more and one less of that number. We even started using different mathematical vocabulary like counting back, before and less than.

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Sorting Materials

In Year 1, we have looked at lots of objects made out of different materials and began sorting them into different groups; glass, wood, plastic and metal.  The children were fantastic at sorting the objects by their materials but they were then set a challenge….

In which groups should you place:

  • A glass jar with a metal lid
  • A frying pan made of metal and plastic

What do you think ?


The children met Hocus and Lotus, the dinocrocs who will be introducing them to French with Madame Farrington, through stories, songs and a DVD. They learnt how to say hello and to count to 10 in French.

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Our Exciting Start in Year 1 !

We have had a wonderful start in our new class.  We have spent time getting to know each other by enjoying circle games together, taking a tour around the school and participating in various activities such as drawing self-portraits.  What a fun start to the term and there’s more to come…

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