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Sorry for the late update on the learning that will be taking place this week! 


This week is Book Week so in English we are acting out and writing about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory based on a fantastic dance workshop we had last week. 


In maths the children have started adding and subtracting within 20. This week particularly we have been learning about number bonds to 10 and number bonds to 20. Making sure that we are working systematically in order to find all of the possibilities. The children have been using coat hangers and pegs, tens frames and cubes and Numicon to find and make number bonds. 


In R.E we are learning about Shrove Tuesday and how and why it is celebrated by Christians. 


In Art we will be creating nature printed pictures using outdoor resources such as leaves and sticks. 


In phonics we are recapping the ai/ay/a-e and ow/ou and ie/igh/I-e sounds. the children will practise reading words with these sounds and then writing.


In history we will be learning about what a pirate is. 


Have a lovely week :) 


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Welcome to Blue Class!

I'm Miss Bowman and I am the class teacher for year 1. Mrs Baker and Mrs Tilley are Blue Class' lovely teaching assistants. Mrs Baker works Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Tilley works on a Thursday and Friday. We love working in Blue Class and learning alongside the children. There is nothing more amazing than seeing the children's personalities grow throughout the year as they develop confidence with their learning. This gives them a sense of pride and achievement which makes us all very proud to work with them. We aspire to capture the children's interests as we go along our learning journey, to ensure that they are always engaged and inspired. We aim to promote a love of learning that they will be able to take with them throughout their school journey. Together myself, Mrs Baker and Mrs Tilley make a great team as we offer different skills and attributes. Mrs Baker is very creative and often comes up with fantastic ideas to make our classroom engaging and exciting for the children to work in, Mrs Tilley is very compassionate and caring and I love to have fun and be silly sometimes. We are also very lucky to have a lovely spacious classroom where the children have access to a themed book corner and role play area depending on the class topic. Overall we aim to ensure that children receive the best education, academically and emotionally in a safe learning environment where they feel confident and happy to be themselves.

Spring Term 2



This term the children will be learning to add and subtract within 20.


This term the children will be learning about general SPaG e.g. adjectives, adverbs, plurals, prefixes and suffixes. As well as this book week is this term where children will be completing writing based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They will also be looking at a Pie-Corbett pirate story and pirate poetry.


  1. term the children will be consolidating all phases as well as looking at alternative sounds.


This term the children will be learning about plants. We will also be visiting Spadeworks to learn about how they look after plants.

Guided Reading

The children will have guided reading every day. This will work in a carousal manner where the children will do a different activity each day. One of those activities will be to read with myself individually.


The children will learning about Christianity and the Easter Story.


  1. children will be learning about algorithms and how to de bug using Purple Mash.


  1. children will be learning about striking and fielding with myself and PASS and dance with Miss Roots. P.E will continue to be on a Tuesday and a Thursday.


  1. term the children will be learning about pirates then and now.


The children will be exploring maps and keys. They will also be creating their own map for a fantasy land to find treasure.


This term the children will be exploring printing and sea art.


Challenge time will be continuing. Subjects such as computing, history etc will be taught in small groups alongside child-initiated learning.

General Reminders:

Please can you make sure that all items of clothing are labelled with your child’s name. This will help us locate items more efficiently if they are misplaced. We had lots of jumpers and water bottles left in the boxes which we have now put into lost property as they were not claimed. If you are missing any water bottles and jumpers in this coming term please feel free to come and have a look in the classroom at the end of the day.

Pencil cases are allowed in schools; however, I do not let the children use them during learning time as the school is fully equipped with everything that they need, and I find that this stops any distractions. The children will be able to use their pencil cases during any Art/colouring activities, golden time and challenge time.

If you would like your child’s book changed, please write ‘please change’ into the yellow book. Mrs Tilley and Mrs Baker check these books every day.

P.E will be on a Tuesday and Thursday so please make sure the children have their P.E kits in on those days.

Please feel free to come and speak to me on the playground after school if you have any queries. I look forward to an exciting year 😊