A fabulous day at Newcastle Keep

What a fantastic day at Newcastle Keep! We all thoroughly enjoyed learning about what life was like, especially seeing the toilets (a hole in the floor)! We are all extremely exhausted from climbing the stairs to the top, but what a view.

French Day in 1C

The children all had a brilliant French day! We spent the first part of the morning tasting French food and some of us were very brave and tried Frogs legs! We spent the rest of the day learning the colours in French and made a class pointillism painting.

Year 1 Phonics Homework

Today your child will be bringing home a pack to practise their phonics skills with. There are pointing sticks to use, just like in Read, Write, Inc. and your child will be able to show you how to use the rest of the contents of the pack. Although this pack will help...

Mini beast hunt

The children really enjoyed finding mini beasts in the environmental area. They looked under stones, in the bushes and in the pond to see what they could find.

Welcome to 1C!

Welcome to our new class page! Please keep checking to see our latest news and photos of what the children have been getting up to this term.

Summer Term

All of the children have made a brilliant start to the Summer Term and are really enjoying our new topic, ‘Castles’. Already, we have made a castle role play area and the children can name the different castle parts, as well as explain their purposes.  Last week, the children loved learning about the Coat of Arms and the meanings behind the colours and animals. I was so impressed when the children made their own and explained their colour and animal choices.

A huge welcome to Mr Clark, our trainee teacher who will be working in 1C until after the half term. The children are really enjoying having him in our class and are impressing him with their brilliant attitudes and super work!

Reminders for the Summer Term

  • This term, we are really lucky to have Happy Feet and basket ball coaching for our PE sessions. These will be on a Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning. Please ensure your child has their indoor PE kit with appropriate footwear.
  • Children should have their reading book and reading diary in school every day. Please read as much as you can with your child at home and write a comment to let us know how they are doing. Also, remember the Read Write Inc speed sounds are in the back of the diary and it would be great if you could practise those with your child.
  • As the weather is starting to get a lot warmer, please ensure your child has a water bottle which will be kept in the classroom and a sun hat.


Wear It Out!

The children really enjoyed coming to school today in their bandanas to help raise money for people diagnosed with brain tumours.

Creative Homework

A huge well done to everyone in our class for their creative homework. I was absolutely delighted when I calculated the points as everyone had more than 15 points and were awarded with the special creative homework certificate. I hope you all enjoy the next half term’s tasks!

Happy New Year!

I would like to say a huge well done to all of the children returning after the Christmas holidays.  We had a great first week back and it was lovely hearing about their Christmas holidays. It sounded like everyone had a wonderful Christmas and were very lucky children.

This week we are going to be revealing our new Spring Term topic, ‘Home and Away’. We are going to be looking at different places in the UK as well as countries from around the world.  It would be great if children could bring in any photographs of places they have visited or holidays they have been on for us to talk about and display in our classroom.

Where the Wild Things Are

This week children have really enjoyed reading ‘Where the Wild Things Are’.  They thought of some great power words to describe Max’s room and then made their own setting with a partner.

Our Visit to Souter Lighthouse

We had a fun packed day at Souter Lighthouse. We enjoyed exploring the different parts of the lighthouse and all climbed to the very top! We found out what life was like over a hundred years ago and even got to play with some of the toys! In the afternoon we all enjoyed making lighthouses which Mrs Cowan has displayed in our classroom.