Monthly Archives: March, 2018

Happy holidays!

Well done Year One another term completed!

Thank you for bringing in and sharing your favourite toys this week, it was lovely to see the variety of toys you brought in.

And thank you for all of the money you have raised over Lent for CAFOD.

We hope you enjoyed visiting our toy museum, we have been working really hard on our writing this term.

Our exciting topic for next term is…


Hopefully with better weather we will be making use of our secret garden, growing a variety of vegetables and plants. We have really exciting new texts to explore too. In the first week back we will be looking at common exception words for Year One as a focus in our writing. And in maths we will be focusing on the place value of numbers- exploring a lot bigger numbers then we have before.

If you want to do any home learning over the break then remember you have the new phase 5 cards and list of games. Lots of reading and Easter craft would be lovely too.

Have a wonderful, fun and safe Easter break.

The Year One team

It’s nearly Easter holidays!

Another busy week in Year One! In Maths we have been focusing on halves and quarters of shapes. Next week we will be moving onto halves and quarters of amounts. We will be using  a bar model to help us.

On Monday the 26th March please can your child bring in one of their favourite toys. Please do not send in anything too valuable, precious or electrical.

We will be using these toys as a writing stimulus for their information page. We will be displaying these in our ‘toy museum’ in our classrooms.

We would like to invite all parents to view our toy museum from 3 O’clock on Thursday 29th March.


More old toy photos

What a busy week!

   Well it has truly been a crazy, busy week in Year One! It started off by finding a map in the classroom on Monday! We weren’t sure where the map had come from or what we would find but it was certainly exciting! We generated some ideas of what we could find, then got out the shovels and spades, followed the map to the X and started digging! We couldn’t believe it, we found buried in the mud a very very old toy. It had a note from the little boy who buried it and information about the toy buried. In English next week we are going to create our own information page about a toy just like the little boy did.


On Tuesday we had the phonics workshop. Thank you to all parents who attended. We hope everyone who wasn’t able to attend received the powerpoint slides. You will also find in your childs bag phase 5 red flash cards and a list of potential games and activities you can use to do.

Also on Tuesday we had 6 children from our year group who took part in a racket skills tournament. Out of all of the other schools who attended… St Peters won!!! We are very proud of the team we sent to represent us. Well done Year One!

And last but not least, we have ended the week with a very special visitor. We have been very lucky to have Beryl, who used to own her very own toy museum bring in her collection of toys! It was such a surprise to the children who came back from assembly to find the classroom had turned into an old toy museum. Some of the toys that Beryl brought in were around 150 years old. She even let the children hold and play with these precious old toys! We are so grateful for her bringing them in and sharing them with us. Most people will never hold and play with such old and precious toys so we are very lucky.


Back to school

It was lovely to hear and see pictures of Year Ones adventures in the snow over the weekend.

Thank you to everyone who made it to parents evening this week. It was lovely to share what fantastic progress every single child has made in Year One so far.

This week our story ‘the way back home’ by Oliver Jeffers comes to an end. Tomorrow we will be writing our own versions of the story. Some children have changed the moon in their story to a star or even Hawaii! Others have changed the plane to a rocket and even a jet pack!

Something to practice at home- this week in our writing we have been using question marks accurately- you could practice writing questions about anything- as we know they like to ask  lots of questions! We have also been focusing on using ‘and’ to join our sentences together.

Next week in English is very exciting- we can’t give too much away. Ask your child on Monday what they have found.

In maths we have continued counting on a number line but this week focusing on subtraction. Next week we will be moving on to mass. We will be weighing different toys and using balance scales to help us reason which toys are heavier/ lighter.

Reminder- we have the phonics workshop on Wednesday 14th March at 10:30. It will start with a talk with Mrs Knight about the phonics screening  check and then you will be able to come down to the classroom to experience some of the phonics activities we do in school with your child.

Have a lovely weekend

The Year One team



World book day in the snow!

A little snow wouldn’t stop us from coming in to school and dressing up! Fantastic effort Year One, you all look great. We hope you had a wonderful world book day.