Heyes Avenue, Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside WA11 0XQ

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grangevalley@sthelens.org.uk

Grange Valley Primary School and Nursery

Inspire to Guide, Challenge and Achieve.

Welcome to Miss Golding's Year 1 blog

 

Week beginning 16.07.18

I can't believe this year is now over! It has absolutely flown by, but as they say 'time flies when you're having fun!' We have had an amazing year and I'm so proud of what the children have achieved through all their hard work!

We have had two special assemblies this week, the first was to say good bye to Miss Sheffield, Mrs Fowler and Mrs Sharrocks, who are all starting new jobs in new schools. We will miss them very much, but wish them the best of luck! The second assembly was to celebrate all the children's achievements this year, and also to say good bye to Year 6, who we also wish the best of luck as they start their new journey through high school.

Have a lovely break, see you in September!

Attendance - 94.33%

Congratulations to this week's award winners

Gold - Lilly

Silver -  William

Bronze - Finlay

Writer of the week - Finley 

Mathematician of the week - Ayda

Reader of the week - Kacey

Special Awards

Progress award - Tyler

Merit award - Isobella S

Week beginning 09.07.2018

In English we have come to the end of our unit on 'Song of the Sea'. The children have enjoyed this unit and it has really shown through their writing, they wrote their own versions of the story this week, which included alliteration, onomatopoeia and similes, they are amazing!

In maths we have finished learning about money and have started to learn about volume and capacity.

This afternoon we enjoyed our Summer disco, the children  all had a good dance in the hall, then enjoyed ice lollies, sweets and party games in class! 

Attendance - 93.0%

Congratulations to this week's award winners

Gold - Scarlett

Silver -  Summer

Bronze - Sonny

Writer of the week - Amelia

Mathematician of the week - Pearl

Reader of the week - Leah

Reminders

School closes for summer - Friday 20th July

 

Week beginning 02.07.2018

This week we have been celebrating the 150 year anniversary of St Helens. The children researched the history of Haydock and produced presentations in groups. They have also written amazing fact files about Haydock.

In maths we have started to learn about money. We have looked at the different coins we use in the UK and next we will be looking at the notes we use.

On Thursday we had a special visitor from Haydock library, who came to tell us all about the 'Summer reading challenge'. The children enjoyed the assembly and are very excited about the challenge!

Attendance - 97.33%

Congratulations to this week's award winners

Gold - Frankie

Silver -  Maria

Bronze - Cohen

Writer of the week - Willow

Mathematician of the week - Finlay

Reader of the week - Bella J

Reminders

Summer disco - Friday 13th July

School closes for summer - Friday 20th July

 

week beginning 25.06.2018

In English we have started a new unit based on the film 'Song of the Sea' The children have written some fantastic sentences, which have included alliteration, prepositions and superlatives. 

In maths we have been learning about time. The children have done really well, they can confidently tell the time to the hour and half past!

In science we learnt about wild plants and went on a wild plant hunt,looking for daisies, buttercups, dandelions and brambles, among others.

We ended the week with a lovely day on Friday. Not only did we get to go on the bouncy castle, we also had a great afternoon at church taking part in sporting activities, whilst learning about commitment and teamwork. 

Attendance - 98.0%

 Congratulations to this week's award winners

Gold - Thomas

Silver -  Tyler

Bronze - Finley

Writer of the week - Phoebe

Mathematician of the week - Sonny

Reader of the week - Max

Reminders

Summer fair - Thursday 5th July

Summer disco - Friday 13th July

 

week beginning 18.06.2018

In Maths this week the children have worked really hard. We completed our unit of work on fractions, the children have a good understanding of halves and quarters. We have now started a new unit on counting t0 100. The children have looked at place value and how grouping 10 can help us to count larger numbers.

As the World cup has now started, on Thursday afternoon the children took part in a football session on the field. They did some training activities, then played a match, which they all really enjoyed!

On Friday morning the children went to visit their new teacher in their new classroom. The children were very busy, they drew some fantastic self portraits and did some lovely writing about how they are unique. The children came back very excited about moving into year 2!

Attendance - 94.33%

 Congratulations to this week's award winners

Gold - Maddison

Silver -  Ayda

Bronze - Alex

Writer of the week - Scarlett

Mathematician of the week - Isla

Reader of the week - Bella

Reminders

Summer fair - Thursday 5th July

Summer disco - Friday 13th July

 

week beginning 11.06.2018

What a busy week it has been this week in year 1! This week has been all about phonics and the children have done amazingly well!

We had a lovely science lesson on Wednesday. This week we have learnt about deciduous and evergreen trees, therefore we had a trip down to our school woodland area to see what different types of trees we could find. The children had lots of fun exploring the woods looking at different leaves to identify the trees. As a special treat for all their hard work with phonics, we also all had an ice cream!

On Thursday afternoon we had our sports day. The children enjoyed taking part in their races and behavior on the day was excellent, well done Year one! The overall winners were the red team, however much fun was had by all!

 

Attendance - 95.67%

 

Congratulations to this week's award winners

Gold - Kacey

Silver -  Alishia

Bronze - Lilly 

Writer of the week - Cohen

Mathematician of the week - Mia

Reader of the week - Willow

Reminders

Summer fair - Thursday 5th July

Summer disco - Friday 13th July

 

 

 

week beginning 04.06.2018

In English this week we have done some more work around letter writing. We have looked at the features of a letter and the order they come in and the children have written some lovely letters to their Year 2 teacher.

In Maths we have started to learn about division. The children have looked at grouping equally and sharing equally, we have had lots of discussion around what 'equally' means. 

In Geography we introduced our new topic about the seaside. We have discussed our holidays and trips we have had to the seaside. The children have also shared their amazing half term projects! 

On Wednesday St Helens music service came to do a special assembly. They played a number of familiar songs from popular children's films, which the children absolutely loved!

Attendance - 92.0%

Congratulations to this week's award winners

Gold - Pearl 

Silver - Amelia 

Bronze - Finlay 

Writer of the week - Isla W

Mathematician of the week - Leah 

Reader of the week - Maria

Reminders

Sports Day - Thursday 14th June

Summer fair - Thursday 5th July

Summer disco - Friday 13th July

 

Week beginning 21.05.18

We have had a traditional tales themed week this week. In Year one we focused on 'Little Red Riding Hood'. To begin the week the children listened to the story and wrote a fantastic persuasive letter from the wolf to the woodcutter to try to persuade the woodcutter to let the wolf back to the forest. Later in the week the children made some delicious fairy cakes (like Little red riding hood did for her grandmother) and wrote some super instructions on how to make them. We also wove baskets to put the cakes in and painted some beautiful pictures of flowers using bottle tops, just like the flowers Little red riding hood picked for her grandmother.

In maths we have started learning about multiplication, we have looked at making equal groups, adding equal groups an making equal rows.

Hope you have a lovely half term!

Attendance - 96.67%

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

Gold - Spencer

Silver - Leah

Bronze - Summer

Writer of the week - Finley  

Mathematician of the week - Isabella  

Reader of the week - Riley

Reminders

Sports Day - Thursday 14th June

 

 

Week beginning 14.05.2018

This week In English the children have written their own stories about a magical land on the other side of a small door in an old tree, We used the cardboard box that we decorated as a tree for inspiration. The stories are all very different and all brilliant! We have some super imaginations in Year one!

As part of our RE unit on friendship, and also to link with the Royal wedding, we had a visit to Christ church on Thursday. Some of the children dressed up and we held our very own Year one wedding! It was an amazing afternoon we had the wedding ceremony in church, followed by a party. We had wedding cake and the groom even did a speech!

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

Gold - Isla

Silver - Isabella

Bronze - William

Writer of the week - Finlay 

Mathematician of the week - Lilly 

Reader of the week - Ayda

Reminders

Class photographs - Friday 25th May

School closes - Friday 25th May

Sports Day - Thursday 14th June

Week beginning 25.9.2017

This week as part of our Geography topic on weather we learnt about weather forecasting. We looked at the different weather symbols and  discussed their meanings, then in groups the children planned and presented their own UK weather forecasts to the rest of the class.

Our work on weather is closely linked to our science topic on seasons. This week in science we learnt about how the changing weather effects plants and trees. The children produced some beautiful artwork showing how trees change through the seasons. Next week the children will be going on an Autumn walk to observe the signs of Autumn.

Reminders 

The children will need to bring in suitable clothing for our Autumn walk on Monday. Ideally a warm coat and wellies.

Week beginning 2.10.2017

We have been very busy in year one this week! The children thoroughly enjoyed their Autumn walk on Tuesday, they found many signs of Autumn around our school and then later in the week they made wonderful bookmarks with the lovely leaves that they had collected.

We also took part in 'No Pens Day Wednesday' to focus on learning through speaking and listening. The children brought in special belongings to 'show and tell' and we celebrated each other's special moments. The children did exceptionally  well, speaking so confidently in front of the class, listening to others and asking thoughtful questions!

 

This week we have started our new English unit on the book 'Wombat Goes Walkabout' by Michael Morpurgo. The children really enjoyed listening to the story and learning about a number of Australian animals. The children discussed in their groups their favourite animals and wrote some fantastic sentences about why they like them! The children have also started to write their own versions of the story, using some super adjectives.

The children have also been very busy practicing for our upcoming Diwali assembly. Next week we will continue the preparations and the children will be learning more about Indian art and food.

 

Reminders  

Diwali assembly - Thursday 19th at 2.30pm 

Week beginning 20.10.17

This week has been all about Diwali in year one. The children have used clay to make their own diva lamps. They have created some beautiful  artwork including rangoli patterns and mendhi designs. The children have also made barfi and sampled some other Indian foods. However, the highlight of the week was the amazing assembly the children took part in, they worked so hard and we are very proud of them!

Congratulations to this weeks award winners!

Gold - Maddison

Silver - Alishia

Bronze - Isobella

Writer of the week - Tyler

Reminders

Ugly bug ball (£3) - Friday 3rd November

 

Week beginning 30.10.2017

This week in English we have been learning about instructions. The children have followed instructions to make fruit kebabs and rice crispy cakes. They have also looked at the layout and features of instructions and learnt how to write instructions using imperative verbs! 

To end the week we have all had lots of fun at the 'Ugly Bug Ball'. The children looked great in their costumes!

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

 Gold -  Willow

Silver - Riley 

Bronze -  Max 

Writer of the week - Phoebe

Reminders

Flu spray - Tuesday 7th November

 

Week beginning 6.11.2017

We have had a brilliant week in Year one this week. In English we introduced our new topic on traditional tales which we are basing on the story of 'Pinocchio'. We really enjoyed listening to the story and had lots of fun learning about different types of puppets, we also had a go at making our own puppets! 

In maths we have finished our unit on subtraction within 10, the children are now quite confident in using different methods such as subtracting by crossing out, using number bonds and a number line. 

On Wednesday we had our first African drumming session with Mr Pope, which was absolutely fantastic. We all got the chance to play the drums and we learnt that the real name for an African drum is a djembe!

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

Gold - Pearl

Silver - Alex

Bronze - Cohen 

Writer of the week - 

Reminders

Parents evening week - w/c 13th November

 

Week beginning 17.11.2017

This week in English we have continued our work on 'Pinocchio'. The children have written some beautiful sentences which have included, adjectives, time adverbs and repetition for effect.

In maths we have revised our learning on addition and subtraction and next week we will be starting a new unit on ordinal numbers.

Also this week as part of anti bullying week the children have taken part in a learning council debate around the issue of bullying.

Attendance 96.67%

Congratulations to this weeks award winners! 

Gold - Summer 

Silver - Finlay 

Bronze - Frankie 

Writer of the week - Scarlett 

Week beginning 20.11.2017

Another busy week for year one this week as rehearsals for our nativity have begun. The children have worked really hard and the performance is looking great!

In English we have written some more fantastic sentences based on the Pinocchio story,  one of the things we have learnt this week is how to use a simile.

We started our maths unit on ordinal numbers with some fun races on the play ground. The children really enjoyed this and were brilliant at using positional language. 

The children have also been using scientific enquiry to learn about their five senses.

Attendance 98.0%

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

Gold - Finley 

Silver - William 

Bronze - Kacey 

Writer of the week - Lilly-Rose

Mathematician of the week - Willow

Reader of the week - Amelia 

Reminders

Pantomime £4 - Thursday 30th November

Nativity Tuesday 5th December 9.30am and 2.15pm

 

Week beginning 1.12.2017

This week in English we have finished our unit on traditional tales and the children have all written their own wonderful versions of the story Pinocchio.  In their stories the children have included lots of what we have learnt over the past couple of weeks, like adjectives, repetition for effect and familiar story telling language.

On Thursday the children watched a pantomime production of Robin Hood, which was enjoyed by all. The children were singing and dancing and laughed from start to finish! It was absolutely brilliant!

Attendance 94.0%

Congratulations to this week's award winners

Gold - Amelia 

Silver - Ayda

Bronze - Lilly-Rose

Writer of the week - Cohen 

Mathematician of the week - Scarlett 

Reader of the week - Isla

Reminders

 Nativity - Tuesday 5th December 9.30am and 2.15pm

Christmas Bingo - Wednesday 6th December 5.00pm

Week beginning 4.12.2017

What a festive week we've had in Year one this week! On Tuesday we put on two performances of our nativity. The children were fabulous, they remembered all their lines, all the words to the songs and did some super acting! 

Our role play area has turned into Santa's workshop this week, so the children have been busy making and wrapping the presents! 

We have also learnt about how Christmas is celebrated in Spain and on Friday we took part in 'All around the world at Christmas'. We visited Year four and taught them all about Christmas in Spain and in return they taught us all about Christmas in Italy! 

Attendance 96.33%

Congratulations to this week's award winners 

Gold - Sonny 

Silver - Amelia 

Bronze - Riley

Writer of the week - Maria

Mathematician of the week - Finlay

Reader of the week - Thomas

Reminders

Church visit - Wednesday 13th December

Christmas hat/jumper day - Friday 15th December

Christmas party Friday - 15th December

week beginning 11.12.2017

Well it has been another fun, festive week for year one this week. In English the children have written and performed some fabulous Christmas poems with super actions! 

On Wednesday we visited Christ church. We did crafts, dressed up in nativity costumes and listened to the Christmas story. The children had a wonderful time.

Friday was our Christmas jumper day in school. In the morning we watched a fantastic puppet show in the hall and in the afternoon we all had lots of fun at our Christmas party, we even had a visit from Santa!

Year one are this weeks attendance award winners with 97.41%. Well done Year one!

Congratulations to this week's award winners

Gold - Spencer 

Silver - Pearl

Bronze - Mia

Writer of the week - Thomas

Mathematician of the week - Frankie

Reader of the week - Max  

Reminders

School will close for Christmas Wednesday 20th December

School will re-open Monday 8th January

week beginning 8.01.2018

Happy new year! Hope everyone has had a great Christmas break.

We had a lovely start to our first week back, as Santa left a surprise extra present for year one, their very own Paddington bear to care for! We watched the first ever Paddington that was shown on television, from which we found out that Paddington comes all the way from Peru and he loves marmalade sandwiches! In English we have written a set of instructions to care for Paddington. We sent a postcard to his Aunt Lucy to let her know that he has arrived safely at Grange Valley and we have also written our own stories about Paddington's adventures. 

In maths we have started a new unit on counting to 20, we have learnt how to count on from 10 and we have also been learning how to write numbers to twenty in words.

We finished the week with some Paddington art, we have painted some Paddington faces and made collages with coloured paper. Also as a friday treat for all the hard work we have done, we enjoyed some marmalade sandwiches whilst watching some more of the original Paddington series. 

 

Congratulations to this week's award winners

Gold - Cohen 

Silver - Isla 

Bronze - Spencer 

Writer of the week - Summer 

Mathematician of the week - Kacey

Reader of the week - Isobella

Week beginning 15.01.2018

 

This week in English we introduced our new non-fiction unit on Pirates. We had a great afternoon learning some facts about pirates. The children pretended to be pirates and got under the tables in our classroom to imagine what life would be like in the cramped, smelly living quarters aboard ship! We also learnt a sea shanty. Following this the children wrote some fabulous sentences including adjectives and similes. 

In maths we have continued our learning on counting to 20, next week we will begin a new unit on addition and subtraction within 20. We ended this week with a brilliant debate on 'different families' the children all had lots of lovely ideas about what a family is and how all families are different.

Congratulations to this week's award winners

Gold - Isobella 

Silver - Lilly

Bronze - William

Writer of the week - Riley

Mathematician of the week - Isla

Reader of the week - Alex

Reminders

 22.01.18 - Library visit (please ensure children have suitable coats and footwear)

 

 

Week beginning 22.01.2018

On Monday we visited Haydock library for a workshop called 'Around the world in different books' . The children had a lovely time, they listened to the story of 'Handa's surprise' and learnt that the story comes from Africa. The children also looked at a number of other books, learnt which countries they came from and found the countries on a globe. 

In English we have continued our unit on pirates and learnt about the different duties they had on the ship. Next week we will write our report including all the facts we have learnt. 

Attendance 97.17%

Congratulations to our award winners

Gold - Willow 

Silver - Phoebe 

Bronze - Thomas 

Writer of the week - Finlay 

Reader of the week -  Lilly-Rose 

Mathematician of the week - Mia 

Week beginning 29.01.2018

This week in English the children have completed some amazing writing to end our non-fiction unit on pirates. First they each wrote a message in a bottle, pretending that they were stuck aboard a pirate ship and needed help. They also wrote fantastic non-chronological reports including alliteration and onomatopoeia. 

In maths we started our new unit on addition and subtraction within 20. The children have looked at adding by counting on from the biggest number and adding by making 10.

This week in PE we tried some indoor orienteering, the children were absolutely brilliant at it. They worked in teams using a map and a key to make different patterns with equipment. The children really enjoyed it and the teamwork was excellent! 

 

Attendance - 99.3% We are this week's attendance winners. Well done Year one!

 

Congratulations to this week's award winners

Gold - Isabella 

Silver - Sonny 

Bronze - Ayda 

Writer of the week - Tyler 

Mathematician of the week - Alishia 

Reader of the week - Finley 

Reminders

Wednesday 7th February - Church visit

Friday 23rd February - Valentines disco (£3 to be brought in on the day)

week beginning 5.02.2018

This week in English we have been looking at fantasy stories, the children have written fantastic setting and character descriptions linked to the Trolls movie.

In History we learnt about the Queen's coronation. The children acted out part of the coronation ceremony and made their own coronation crowns.

On Wednesday we had a lovely afternoon at Christ church. Linking with our RE topic on belonging, we went to church to take part in a mock baptism. Children were chosen to take the roles of parents, godparents and the church congregation. The children also did some crafts and learnt about Jesus's baptism.

 

Attendance - 98.0%

 

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

Gold - Maria 

Silver - Pearl

Bronze - Amelia 

Writer of the week - 

Mathematician of the week - Isla 

Reader of the week - Max 

Reminders

Friday 23rd February - Valentines disco (£3 to be brought in on the day)

Week beginning 19.02.2018

This week in English we have been learning about stories with repeated patterns. We listened to the story 'Dear Zoo', retold the story concentrating on spelling tricky words correctly and using correct punctuation. We also wrote our own version of the story, ours was called 'Dear Farm'. 

In maths we have come to the end of our unit on addition and subtraction within 20. Next week we will start a new unit on shapes and patterns.

In art we learnt about the artist Piet Mondrian, and used his style to create our own collages. We have some very artistic children in year one, they created beautiful pictures!

We ended the week with lots of fun at the valentines disco, where they all danced their socks off, I'm sure we'll have some very tired children tonight!

 

Attendance - 97.33%

 

Congratulations to this week's award winners

Gold - Riley

Silver - Maddison 

Bronze - Scarlett 

Writer - William 

Mathematician - Finley 

Reader - Phoebe 

Reminders

World Book Day - Friday 2nd March (come in your pyjamas and bring your favourite teddy)

Easter Bingo - Tuesday 27th March 5.30pm

Week beginning 26.02.2018

This week in English we started our new unit on stories with familiar settings, which will be based on the book 'The train ride'. To introduce the unit we set the classroom up like a train and pretended to go on a train ride through the countryside. We thought about all the things we would see, hear, smell and generated some fantastic vocabulary!

In maths we started our new unit on shapes and patterns. We have looked at 2D and 3D shapes and thought about how we can group the different shapes. 

It has also been world book day this week. To celebrate this on Tuesday afternoon our parents/ carers came in to read, which the children absolutely loved, so thank you to everybody who came! Today we all came to school with our favourite books and teddy bears and wore our pyjamas. This afternoon we shared our favourite stories whilst drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows!

 

Attendance - 95.0%

 

Congratulations to this week's award winners

Gold - Max 

Silver - Leah 

Bronze - Alex 

Writer of the week - Willow 

Mathematician of the week - Pearl 

Reader of the week - Ayda 

 

Special Congratulations to Tyler  and Isobella who won the World Book Day reading awards, for always trying hard with their reading both at home and in school.

Well done to you all!

Reminders

   Christ Church Easter visit - Thursday 8th March

Easter Bingo - Tuesday 27th March 5.30pm

 

Week beginning 5.03.2018

This week in English we have continued our unit on 'The train ride'. The children have written some super sentences using repetition for effect, onomatopoeia and similes. They have also generated some amazing vocabulary.

In maths we have completed our unit on shapes and patterns. The children produced some fantastic repeated patterns! Next week we will be learning about length and height.

Unfortunately our church visit was cancelled this week due to the bad weather, but hopefully we will be able to rearrange this soon.

 

Congratulations to this week's award winners 

Gold - Mia 

Silver - Alishia 

Bronze - Finley 

Writer of the week - Sonny 

Reader of the week - Amelia 

Mathematician of the week - Summer 

Reminders

Phonics meeting - Monday 12th March 3.30pm

Parents evening - 13th, 14th, 15th March

Liverpool World Museum trip - Monday 19th March

Songfest - Wednesday 21st March

Easter Bingo - Tuesday 27th March 5.30pm

Week beginning 12.03.2018

This week the children have written their own amazing stories using all they have learnt over the past few weeks. Their stories included super adjectives, alliteration, onomatopoeia and repetition for effect. 

In maths we have been learning how to use language such as longer, shorter and taller to compare the height and length of certain objects. 

In science we started our unit on space, the children learnt the names of the planets and a rhyme to help them remember the order of the planets from the sun. 

It was lovely to see so many parents this week at parents evening and at our phonics meeting. Thanks to everyone who came!

Attendance - 97.33%

 

Congratulations to this week's award winners 

Gold - Isla 

Silver - Frankie 

Bronze - Finlay 

Writer of the week - Kacey 

Mathematician of the week - Isabella 

Reader of the week - Maddison 

Reminders

Liverpool World Museum trip - Monday 19th March

Songfest - Wednesday 21st March

Easter Bingo - Tuesday 27th March 5.30pm

 

Week beginning 19.03.2018

We've had another very busy week in year 1. We started the week with our visit to the World Museum. We started the day exploring the space and time exhibition before watching the amazing planetarium show. After lunch we had time to explore the rest of the museum before heading home.

On Wednesday we took part in 'Songfest' at the town hall to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of St Helens. The children joined in singing a selection of songs that we have been learning and also performed our own class song to the other schools.

In English we have come to the end of our unit on 'The train ride'. The children have now all written their own super versions of the story.

In maths we have completed our unit on length and height, the children have learnt how to measure with different every day items, with their hands and feet and also in centimetres with a ruler.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

Gold - Kacey 

Silver - Summer 

Bronze - Tyler 

Writer of the week - Scarlett 

Reader of the week - Thomas 

Mathematician of the week - Maria 

Reminders

Easter Bingo - Tuesday 27th March 5.30pm

Church Easter visit - Tuesday 27th March

Close for Easter - Thursday 29th March

 

Week beginning 26.03.18

This week in science we completed our unit on space with a bang! We conducted an experiment to find out what makes a rocket fly. We built our own rocket using a plastic bottle and filled it with vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. 

In RE we finished our unit about Easter with a visit to Christ church. We learnt all about the Easter story, made puppets to help tell the story and we also had an Easter egg hunt! The children had a wonderful time.

Attendance 95.33%

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

Gold - Isla 

Silver - Spencer 

Bronze - Cohen 

Writer of the week - Leah 

Mathematician of the week - Alex 

Reader of the week - Pearl 

 

Hope you all have a lovely Easter! 

week beginning 16.04.18

What a busy but lovely first week back! In maths we started a new unit on counting to 40. We have learnt how to use place value to help us compare and order numbers. 

In English we have been learning how to use different suffixes. We have also learnt the spelling rule which helps us when we are using plurals. Next week we will be starting our new English unit called 'Our trip to the woods', in which we will be writing a recount. To start this unit, this afternoon we walked to our school woodland area. The children explored the area, collecting leaves, plants and mini beasts, whilst thinking about what they could hear, smell, touch and see. As a special treat for their super attendance this week the children also enjoyed an ice lolly. 

Also this week we had two visitors from amnesty international. The ladies explained to the children what life is like for a child refugee. The children listened carefully and came up with some very thoughtful ways to make a child refugee feel happier and welcome at school.

Attendance 99.58%

Congratulations to this week's award winners

Gold - Max 

Silver - Isobella 

Bronze - Riley 

Writer of the week - Alishia 

Reader of the week - Summer 

Mathematician of the week - William 

Week beginning 23.04.18

In English this week the children have been writing sentences about our trip to the woods. The children have written some fantastic sentences which have included questions, prepositions, because clauses and lots of super adjectives.

In maths we have come to the end of our unit on counting to 40 and next week we will be moving onto addition and subtraction word problems within 40. 

In art the children have been learning about L.S Lowry. This week the children learnt about the colours he used and they have experimented mixing colours with paints. 

Attendance 98.67%

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

Gold - Mia 

Silver - Finley 

Bronze - Willow 

Writer of the week - Pearl 

Mathematician of the week - Spencer 

Reader of the week - Frankie 

Reminders

 Thursday 3rd May - Local area walk

Week beginning 30.4.2018

This week in English we have come to the end of our unit and the children have all written their own brilliant  recount of our trip to the woods. Next week we will be starting a new unit on poems about nature!

In maths the children have been solving addition and subtraction word problems using different methods and have been introduced to bar modelling.

In science we have been learning about plants. To link with this topic we discussed the importance of healthy eating and enjoyed an afternoon of fruit tasting.

On Friday we had a visit from Merseyside police, who delivered an assembly on internet safety. The children listened carefully and asked some excellent questions. 

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

Gold - Maria 

Silver - Isla 

Bronze - Cohen 

Writer of the week - Tyler 

Mathematician of the week - Amelia 

Reader of the week - Alex 

Week beginning 08.05.2018

It's been a short but packed week this week! In English the children have written poems about nature. To provide some inspiration, at the beginning of the week the children went onto the playground and used their senses to explore. This definitely helped with their poetry writing as the poems they have written are beautiful!

In maths we have come to the end of our unit on addition and subtraction word problems. Next week we will be moving onto multiplication.

In Geography we went on our local walk. The children followed a route on a map, they spotted different human and physical features, they also identified different types of houses. 

Attendance 95.83%

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

Gold - Phoebe 

Silver - Sonny 

Bronze - Scarlett 

Writer of the week - 

Mathematician of the week -Maddison 

Reader of the week - Kacey

Reminders

Thursday 17th May -  Church visit

Friday 18th May -  Royal wedding celebrations (wear read, white and blue/ Royal wedding lunch box)

Thursday 14th June - Sports day