Monday, 23 July 2018

Thank you

What a year it has been! Thank you to for all your continued support. We have had a fabulous year with the children and they have worked so hard.

Last week for sports week and the children had a fantastic time trying out lots of different sports and activities. We enjoyed tasting different fruit every day, learning about healthy and unhealthy foods and here are a few pictures to show you what we have been up to...

Yoga with Bryony

Yoga with Bryony

Speed stacking

Disco aerobics with glow sticks

Disco aerobics with glow sticks

Archery with Louis and
Charlie from LBC Coaching 
Archery with Louis and Charlie from LBC Coaching

Table tennis

We hope you all have a wonderful summer. We would love for all children to take part in this years Summer Reading Challenge. Click the link below to find out more...

We will see you again on Thursday 6th September.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

9th July 2018

This week the children are singing their hearts out in the end of year summer concerts. We hope you enjoy the concert and appreciate how hard the children have worked to learn the songs on top of all of the others things they have been doing!

After the concerts we are continuing with our topic work for Carnival of the Animals. We will be....
  • making clay animals
  • designing and decorating animal biscuits
  • writing instructions on how we decorated our biscuit
We have also been busy writing out favourite memories of year one and continuing to learn a special dance for sports day.



As you will know from the newsletter, Sports Week will run from Monday 16th to Friday 20th July.  Each day there will be different sports activity for each class, including workshops.  To make it easier, please send your child to school in their P.E kit (including P.E shoes) every day. Please also send them with a named bottle of water.

In celebration of how far the England football team have come in the World Cup if children wish to wear an England football kit or colours this Friday 13th  July instead of uniform then they may.

On Sports Day (Friday 20th) we would like the children to dress in their team colours. If possible please can…

  • Snowdon wear a green t-shirt
  • Ben Nevis wear a blue t-shirt
  • Scarfell Pike wear a red t-shirt

After sports day we will be having our annual family picnic at school so please remember to bring a picnic along to enjoy afterwards.

If the great British weather lets us down we cannot do the races if it is raining or if it has rained early that morning as the field will be too wet.  We will put the flipchart out to let you know if that happens, as well as letting you know by text message and Facebook.

Please may we also remind you that you are welcome to take photographs of your children during sports day but please do not share them on social media if they contain other children.

After this Friday (13th July) the children will no longer need to bring their book bags into school. We will keep them at school at hand them out again when the children come back in September. We will be taking in all reading and sharing books so please bring in any that you may have at home. We would love for all children to take part in this years Summer Reading Challenge. Click the link below to find out more...

The last day of term is Tuesday 24th July.

We hope you all have a wonderful summer. We have had a wonderful year and the children have worked extremely hard.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

2nd July 2018

Fluffy and Sparkle-Wing under the brooder keeping warm
We have hatched two chicks! The children have named them Fluffy and Sparkle-Wing. Fluffy hatched out on Sunday evening and Sparkle-Wing Monday morning whilst the children were in class. All of the children will be giving them lots of cuddles this week and at the end of the week they will be off to live on a free range farm.

On Monday we randomly selecting a number and the winner of the £30 cash prize was R Holt from RE class. Please come and see Mrs Ellis to claim your prize!

This week in maths we have been carrying out some simple maths assessments and they show just how hard the children have worked this year!

In English the children have been writing their own stories and creating animal fact books.

They will also be completing their final D&T project this week and we have been busy rehearsing for the summer concert - what a week!

We hope to see you all the Summer Fair this Friday 5pm-7pm. Please come and meet the new year 2 teachers and don't forget to come and say goodbye to the year 1 team!!

Dates to remember...
RE concert Monday 9th July
HP concert Tuesday 10th July
CR concert Wednesday 11th July
JW concert Thursday 12th July
Sports week Monday 16th July
Sports day and family picnic Friday 20th July
Last day of term Tuesday 24th July

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

25th June 2018

Wow- what a wonderful time we have at Africa Alive! We hope the children enjoyed it as much as the adults did. We were really lucky with the weather and it was a fun filled day.
This week in English the children have been writing recounts on their trip to Africa Alive. We have been using time words to sequence the days events such as in the morning, first, next, after, at the end of the day and were beginning to use adjectives and conjunctions to make our writing more exciting.

In maths we have been learning all about place value using arrow cards. We know that a two digit number (e.g. 12) is made up of the digits 1 and 2 but that the 1 is worth 10 and the 2 is worth 2. We have been recording this as a number sentence - 10 + 2 = 12. This will help the children with their transition into year 2. As part of your home learning you could practice counting in 2s, 5s and 10s up to 100. You could also play a game of fizz buzz (the children will be able to teach you how to play this!) You could also talk about numbers you see out and about- for example if you live at number 52 you could talk about the fact that this is a 2 digit number made up of the digits 5  and 2 but that the 5 if worth 50 and the 2 is worth 2.

We are continuing to learn our special dance in PE and when the weather allows will be outside. Please remember to always have a PE kit in school and some suitable shoes to wear outside- thank you.

The eggs are due to hatch on Sunday evening / Monday morning and we are all very excited!! We still have some squares left on our 100 square board so please come and see a member of staff if you'd like a square for just £1- you could win £30! We will pick one lucky winner next week once the eggs have hatched.

Over the next couple of weeks we will be really busy with assessments and rehearsals for the end of year concert. We try and read with every child at least once a week but please be patient with us over the next couple of weeks. Please remember that the children can change their own reading and sharing books at any time.

Dates to remember...
  • Friday 6th July 5pm-7pm Summer Fair
  • Monday 16th July Sports week 
  • Friday 20th July Sports Day and Family Picnic
  • Tuesday 24th July Last day of term

Monday, 18 June 2018

18th June 2018

This week we had a skeleton dancing in the classroom! Luckily we managed to catch them on camera doing a very funny dance. The children then collected the bones Mr Bones had left and measured them in cm using a ruler. We were really impressed at how well the children remembered how to use a ruler and how to measure accurately! The children were also great at measuring each other- we drew an outline of each other and then measured different parts of the body in centimeters (cm). 

This week we will also be looking at 1 more / 1 less. As part of your home learning you could give your child a number up to 100 and ask them- what it 1 more than this? What is 1 less? **As a challenge you could ask them what is 10 more and 10 less!** You can use a number line or 100 square to help them remembering to jump forwards for 1 more and backwards for 1 less.

In English we are thinking about recounts- retelling events that have happened in the past. The children have all written about what they did at the weekend (and haven't they been busy!) We will be using what we have learnt about recounts to write about when the skeleton came to visit later on in the week.

This week we were also really lucky to have two teachers from Hellesdon High School come in and do a Beauty and the Beast drama workshop with the year one children. They had a fantastic time learning songs and acting out the different characters and the teachers were very impressed with their creativity! 



On Friday we have our very exciting trip to Africa Alive. A few things to remember...

  • Children need to wear school uniform and sensible shoes
  • Apply sun cream before they come to school
  • Bring a packed lunch (unless they have ordered a school packed lunch)
  • Bring a drink (not fizzy)
  • No spending money is needed
  • Children need to be at school at the normal time of 8.55am
  • We will be back at school by around 6pm

Thursday, 14 June 2018

11th June 2018


This week in maths we have been recapping on 3D shape and money. We have been recapping the names of common 3D shapes such as cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder and square based pyramid. We have thought about everyday objects and which shape they are like and also talked about the properties of the 3D shapes- for example a cube has 6 faces, each face is the shape of a square. As part of your home learning you could look at objects around the home and whilst out and about and talk about which 3D shape they are. For example- a post box is a cylinder; a book is a cuboid. We would also like you to encourage your children to play with money. They could set up a toy shop, make rubbings with coins or play the ICT game 

In English this week we have been recapping the animal groups and writing facts about each of them. Can your children share any facts with you about mammals, birds, fish or reptiles?

This week we were really lucky to have Bryony from Slanted Dance come in and complete a Dance Workshop with all of the children. We will be really busy this half term learning a special dance. Our PE time is usually Wednesday afternoons but please make sure children have a PE kit in school at all times (including outdoor shoes) as this does sometimes change. 

Please return all forms and slips for the Africa Alive ASAP. More information will follow.

Monday, 11 June 2018

4th June 2018

This week it has been International Week and we have been learning all about Russia. Can your children share with you any facts that they have learnt about Russia? Can they remember the name of the capital city? Any of the traditional foods they eat? What the temperature is like?

This week we have...
  • Compared the weather in Norwich and Moscow every day 
  • Made traditional Russian Honey Cake
  • Created art work in the style of abstract Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky
  • Listened to music from famous composer and musician Tchaikovsky
  • Taken part in our own Football World cup- well done to team Belgium!!
Russian honey cake
We listened to Swan Lake by composer
Tchaikovsky and drew to the music

We danced to Swan Lake

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to our final year one reading event- we hope you enjoyed it as much as the children did! Please remember that reading isn't all about books- developing language and enjoying sharing and telling stories really helps and supports children. 

We will be incubating 12 eggs this half term and to help us to raise money to fund this we have a 100 square where you can pick a number for £1. We will pick one lucky winner to win £30!!