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Learning together for tomorrow’s world


Year 1


I hope you are enjoying the snow, don't forget to keep practising your words for our Play tomorrow. 

Wednesday is Homework Project day. So add those finishing touches! I can't wait to see which animals you have been finding out about.

A sneak preview of our class play...

A sneak preview of our class play... 1 Thank you for providing such wonderful costumes.

Four eggs full!

Four eggs full! 1

Six more Sleeps until our Class Play!

Six more Sleeps until our Class Play! 1
Six more Sleeps until our Class Play! 2

To say we are excited is an understatement!

Please keep practising your words, well done to Sami, Alfie and Ethan who didn't need their script today smiley.

Our dress rehearsal is on Friday and we have invited Catherington Nursery, so costumes in as soon as possible, please. 


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🔥 We have been practising Fire Safety and what to do in an emergency. 🔥

We are filling Easter Eggs!

We are filling Easter Eggs! 1

Thank you to those of you who have brought in coins to fill our eggs. We have almost filled in 3 eggs and are catching up with Rabbits Class.

February Education City Stars

Well done to Darcey, Marcie and Carina, my homework champions this month🏆.

I have uploaded some new activities for March... log in and check them out🤩.

A Snowy ‘World Book Day’.

Fancy dress Parade

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Here is our new Project Homework

RNLI Colouring Competition

RNLI Colouring Competition 1 Well done to those of you
RNLI Colouring Competition 2 who were busy in the holiday
RNLI Colouring Competition 3 and coloured their picture
RNLI Colouring Competition 4 so carefully.🤩

RNLI teach us about ‘water safety’.

RNLI teach us about ‘water safety’. 1


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Check out the ‘Latest News’ section for more pictures of our fun RNLI talk and news of our poster competition.

What a fantastic set of Explorers!

Thank you so much parents, for all the thought and effort put into such wonderful costumes. Can you spot Christopher Columbus, Jacques Cousteau, Amy Johnson, Neil Armstrong & Lief Erikson, the Viking?

Year 1 Maths Powerpoint

Programming Bee-bots

Programming Bee-bots 1 🐝 Bee-Bot racing...
Programming Bee-bots 2
Programming Bee-bots 3 ...and trying to get your bee-bot...
Programming Bee-bots 4
Programming Bee-bots 5 travel...
Programming Bee-bots 6
Programming Bee-bots 7 a square!

Sharing lunch with our adults🍗🥗

Sharing lunch with our adults🍗🥗 1 Roast dinner...
Sharing lunch with our adults🍗🥗 2 ...and chocolate pudding😎
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Sharing lunch with our adults🍗🥗 6

WOW! What Amazing Explorer Projects. What fantastic projects Year 1. You have all worked so hard. I think you all deserve a Golden Ticket! Who will be the first one to notice this message and let the class know? From Mrs Hodgkinson

Mysterious bag appears in Squirrels’ Class

Mysterious bag appears in Squirrels’ Class 1 Where has it come from?
Mysterious bag appears in Squirrels’ Class 2 Who left it?
Mysterious bag appears in Squirrels’ Class 3 Why is it in our classroom?
Mysterious bag appears in Squirrels’ Class 4 Ahh, a letter...the mystery deepens...

We love our IPads!

We love our IPads! 1 We used them to help design our Explorer Vehicles.
We love our IPads! 2
We love our IPads! 3 and to program a Bee-Bot.
We love our IPads! 4

Did you know, the Bee-bot app is free to download? Why not have a go at home... it’s great fun for all the family!

Project Homework

Just a quick reminder that projects can be handed in this week, on Wednesday 31st January. It has been fantastic to see how children are already ‘experts’ on particular explorers that we are learning about in class. Our dress-up day is next Wednesday, 7th February, I wonder how many astronauts will float into school?

Ball Skills in Action

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Watch some handy ball skills in action, the one-handed bounce and the ‘roll and snatch’.


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Great team-work...

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... with the ‘roll and snatch’.

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Education City


Macie, Sophie, Isla, Edward, Alfie, Ethan, Sami, Tianna, Finn,

Amelie, Niamh, Isabelle, Thomas


What a long 'Roll of Honour' this week, fantastic work everyone... I have added some of our Science work on Materials this week.


“Exploring our World” clay tiles

“Exploring our World” clay tiles 1 First, roll your clay.
“Exploring our World” clay tiles 2 Flatten it.
“Exploring our World” clay tiles 3
“Exploring our World” clay tiles 4 Carve your design.
“Exploring our World” clay tiles 5 Diving into the ocean...
“Exploring our World” clay tiles 6 ... or exploring the jungle.
“Exploring our World” clay tiles 7
“Exploring our World” clay tiles 8 Paint your tile.
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“Exploring our World” clay tiles 10 Then photograph your finished work.
“Exploring our World” clay tiles 11
“Exploring our World” clay tiles 12

Outdoor games... fresh air and ball skills.

Homework 📚 Update

Well done Squirrels, you all did a fantastic job on your spellings this week!

If you forgot to bring in your spelling book in on Friday, we can stick your new spellings in on Monday. 

Lots of you told me that you enjoyed playing the “O’Clock” game at home. I hope you enjoy cutting out your phonic dominoes this week, you could stick them in your homework book to show me.

Friday is Homework Day!

Here is a copy of the 'Ways to spell at home' idea sheet sent home this week

Have a try and decide which activity is most fun!

Please make sure both your spelling and homework books are in school on Fridays.

Little Robin Redbreast

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Here’s our latest Poetry Performance.

Well done to; Eva, Samuel, Tianna, Alfie, Olivia and Isabelle, who are my Education City Champions this week! smiley

Happy New Year! Here is our Explorers Project for this half-term.

Happy Christmas to you all

Squirrels Class had a fantastic last day of term with a festive lunch, party and team games. Well done Squirrels, your behaviour was superb. Enjoy your holiday and come back refreshed, ready for our exciting new “Explorers” topic.

Picture 1 ‘Decorate a Tree’ competition
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Picture 8 Team balloon challenge
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A Freezy-Weezy Snowman

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We have been learning poems by heart, here is our favourite...

Maths- Quarters Day!

Picture 1 We quartered shapes...
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Picture 3 Paper chain squares...
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Picture 5 Snowflakes...
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Picture 7 And wrapping paper
Picture 8 with Mrs Hodgkinson ☃️.
Picture 1 Here are our
Picture 2 quartered pictures
Picture 3 and snowflakes.

More Road Safety

More Road Safety 1 THINK of a safe place to cross.
More Road Safety 2 STOP, LOOK & LISTEN.
More Road Safety 3 Watch out for passing cars!
More Road Safety 4 CHECK again...
More Road Safety 5 ... and walk safely across.
More Road Safety 6 We made it! Brrr, time to go back in the warm ❄️.

Tianna made a Road Safety poster.

Tianna made a Road Safety poster. 1
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Education City

The holiday is just around the corner!

If you have a spare moment before the new year, then have a go at your Education City homework and earn yourself a sticker when we come back to school.


Wow, Isabelle, you have had a go already, well done😀

Writing our names

This week the children are really concentrating on writing both their names neatly. Lots of the class are SO close to getting their blue hand-writing pencil and this time of year is a great chance to get in a little extra practise at home...let them write their own cards and gift tags!

Let’s see who can get their pencil in the New Year.

Christmas jumper day, a chance to do some shopping and make some decorations.

Making Advent crowns

Making Advent crowns 1 We learned that the 5 candles represent...
Making Advent crowns 2 Love...
Making Advent crowns 3 Joy...
Making Advent crowns 4 Peace...
Making Advent crowns 5 Hope...
Making Advent crowns 6 And Jesus.
Making Advent crowns 7
Making Advent crowns 8
Making Advent crowns 9
Making Advent crowns 10

Retelling the Nativity story

Retelling the Nativity story 1 Listening carefully...
Retelling the Nativity story 2 Asking some villagers the way...
Retelling the Nativity story 3 Past Herod’s soldiers
Retelling the Nativity story 4 Past some shepherds
Retelling the Nativity story 5 We made it to the inn!
Retelling the Nativity story 6 Who helped us on the way?
Retelling the Nativity story 7
Retelling the Nativity story 8
Retelling the Nativity story 9 We wrote our “thank yous” !

Winter exploring, hedgehog nests and nature art.

Keeping Safe

Keeping Safe 1

We are learning about keeping ourselves safe near roads. We listened for traffic... more next week.

Rain stopped play! We’ll try again NEXT week...

Church Remembrance Display

Church Remembrance Display 1 We made a display for church
Church Remembrance Display 2 We learned about the Catherington memorial
Church Remembrance Display 3 We made a wreath to remember...
Church Remembrance Display 4 ... and wrote thank you cards for the brave men.

Our new topic is 'Toys now and then'

and our focus author is Jane Hissey.