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This half term we are learning to measure accurately. At the moment we are reading scales when measuring the mass of objects. Do you have weighing scales at home? Can your child estimate and measure the mass of everyday objects around your home? How accurate is your child at reading the scales? 


Keyskills to be practising at home-

  • Times tables 3s, 4s, 6s and 8s.
  • 2d and 3D shapes
  • Telling the time

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We have been reading stories from the same Author .

Gorilla by Anthony Browne - Anthony Browne - 9781406352337 Book 

We have been looking at the features of his stories and recreating the story with our own characters and animals. When writing we are looking for lots of punctuation used correctly, such as capital letters, full stops, commas in a list, apostrophes for possession and contracted words.   Does your child write short stories at home? Are they remembering to use the punctuation? 



 This half term we are being photographers. We are talking about different devices that can be used to take photographs. We are working on tablets to take photographs, discussing what makes a good photograph, taking lots of photographs, and appraising and deleting them from the device used. We will be learning to upload and share photographs with others in the class.

Do you have devices at home that your child can use to practise taking photographs? Can you help them to review and delete photographs?

KS1 Christmas party.

KS1 Polar Express Day

Thank you to everyone for joining us for a great day!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Christmas craft afternoon.

We all had lots of fun! 

Here is our general information pack for anyone who was unable to attend our welcome afternoon. If you have any questions, please come see Mrs Toddington or Mrs Grimshaw.

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This half term, we have been learning how to write instructions.  We have looked at lots of examples and then wrote our own, 'how to look after a pet'. 

What instructions could they write and try out at home? How to make a sandwich? How to clean up after tea?



We have been working on solving addition and subtraction word problems using the bar model. 

We are also learning our 3 and 4 times tables. Any extra practise at home would be great!!!



In Art we have looked at the work of Andy Goldsworthy, discussed his use of nature and recreated some of his work. Also, we have been learning the primary colours and how to mix them to make lighter and darker shades.


Science is all about materials. We have been investigating which materials have the best properties to be used to build a raft. 

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This half term we have been learning to write a story with a familiar setting. We have been reading PEACE AT LAST.

The children have been changing the story with their own characters and writing a new story.


Can they write a story at home about a familiar place?

Have they remembered to use capital letters and full stops?

Have they used any conjunctions to join their sentences? (and, but, or, so)



In maths we have been learning about money. We have been using column addition and column subtraction to show that we can add and subtract money. We have been working out how much money we need to buy items from the shop. We have also been working out how much change we might get once we pay for our items.



In science we have been learning about animals and their habitats. We have been to the forest and observed the microhabitats and investigated what lives there.


We have seen lots of spiders, flies, wasps and worms on our minibeast hunt.


What minibeasts can you find in your garden or at the park?


Here are some future dates you may like to put in your diary.Image result for father christmas pictures

Tuesday 27th Nov- KS1 Christmas craft afternoon for parents ( please look out for the letter with more details)

Thursday 29th Nov- Christmas market 6:30pm-come and buy your Christmas Gifts  Tickets £1 from the office all profits to PTA

Monday 3rd Dec- Parents Evening

Thursday 6th Dec- KS1 Polar Express Day -parents invited for the morning session, please look out for the letter with more details) Get your PJs ready!!

Wednesday 12th Dec- Christmas fair 3:15pm                       

Monday 17th Dec- KS1 Nativity 9:30 am

  -Christingle at Church 1:30pm-parents welcome in Church

Tuesday 18th Dec- KS1 Nativity 2pm

Thursday 20th Dec- KS1 Christmas party day

Friday 21st Dec-  Christmas Dinner School closes for Christmas 2pm 

More information about the Christmas Events will be sent home nearer the time.




General information



Your child will have one guided reading session and one individual home reader session each week. Your child's reading day will be written in the front of their purple reading record.



  PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please remove earrings.



Your child will be given homework on Fridays and it will be collected the following Friday.

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