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This week the children will be continuing their learning of place value to 50. We will be focusing on grouping numbers into tens and ones, representing numbers to 50 with manipulatives and pictures to show our understanding of the number, one more and one less and ordering numbers within 50 from most to least for example. 


English we will be continuing our story Claude in the City. Predicting what might happen next and using descriptive language (adjectives). 


In phonics we will be focusing on ue (blue), aw (claw) and wh (which). 


In science we will be labelling body parts and history we will be looking at hospital conditions in the Victorian times. 


We are also starting a new reading reward system from next week. For each day the children read at home we will give them a raffle ticket to put into a pot. At the end of the week we will draw a raffle ticket and the winner will receive a prize. Obviously the more the children read the more chance they will have at winning :). 


Have a lovely weekend :). 


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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 1

Famous People


This term we will be focusing on place value to 50 and subtraction.


In English this term we will be looking at non-fiction texts, writing recounts, instructions and use of Pie Corbett story writing.


This term the children will continue to consolidate phase 2,3 and 4 as well as completing phase 5. Phonic checks will also be commencing this term to check children’s phonic progress.


This term the children will be learning about themselves (humans).

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 look at belonging.


The children will continue with their basic skills as well as using apps on the ipad to draw images of Florence nightingale and other topic related people/places.


The children will be learning how to send and receive with Miss Roots and Dance with myself.


This term the children will be exploring the Victorian times with a particular focus of Florence Nightingale.


  1. term the children will be exploring different mediums in order to create Florence nightingale portraits.


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.

We are not receiving all homework on time, every week. Just a gentle reminder that it is handed out on the Friday and is due back in on the Wednesday so that it can be marked. If Homework is not received, then children will be sent to homework club on a Tuesday lunch time.

Could you please make sure that your child has their spelling book every Friday so that they can do their spellings and stick their new ones in. Limits the risk of you not getting the new spellings or seeing your child’s mark.

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 another busy, yet exciting term 😊