Year 1 Ms Wright and Mrs Daynes

Healthy Cafe

Year 1 have been thinking about our lifestyles this term and what makes a healthy diet.  We enjoyed designing, making and then eating our own healthy sandwiches in our pop up cafe!




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Year 1 Learning Together

The children had a great morning learning with their parents about 'changes' - thank you to all those who were able to come along and join in and for the great feedback.


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Design and Technology - Sewing stuffed toys!

The children have been designing and making soft toys, following our theme of healthy foods. The children in Year 3 came to share what they had learned by making bunting and help the Year 1s learn how to sew using a running stitch.

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June 2017

Welcome back to our final half term!  We will be thinking about "Food, Glorious Food!"  We will learn about healthy food and  make our own healthy snacks. In DT we will be making soft toys based on fruit characters and in Art we will be printing fruit designs.  In Literacy we will concentrate on instructional writing (recipes) and in maths focusing on measuring height, length, mass/weight, capacity and time.  In Science we will think about different types of weather and we'll consider sun safety.  

We have lots of important dates for your diaries -

Wednesday 21st June 2.45 Homework share in class

Friday 23rd June 8.45-10.00 parents and carers are invited in to class to take part in a Learning Together session with their children focusing on "Changes" that take place as we grow.

Friday 30th June - Sports Day

TBC parents and carers invited into our "Healthy Eating Cafe".



Once upon a bean....

Class 12 have been learning what plants need to grow.  They planted and cared for their beans and then took home a bean plant.  Quite a class of gardeners!



Congratulations - you have won the tick tock challenge for this week! Everyone has done really well and made a huge effort to be in school on time! Your reward is a non-school uniform day next Friday (12th May). Keep up the hard work!


The First Hippo on the Moon


As part of our 11 experiences before 11 promise, Class 12 went to the Lowestoft Marina Theatre to watch a play based on the book 'The First Hippo on the Moon' by David Walliams. They loved the puppets, songs and audience participation! Afterwards they went to the beach to have lunch and play in the sand! They even showed great team work when burying Logan's mum in the sand!

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Look at some of the amazing writing we did the day after the trip...


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                    Leandra                                Alfie                                                    Rio


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   Evie                                            Charlie S                                       Ellie-Mae

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The Long Shop Museum


Today (20th April) the children visited the Long Shop Museum. We learned lots about planting, growing, seasons, and the history of farming. They loved seeing all the old machinery and learning how farming has changed. They even got to plant our own seeds. They are now really looking forward to their topic this half term - 'Once upon a seed...'


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Welcome back for the Summer Term!


We hope that you had a great Easter holiday and you are rested and ready for the busy term ahead!



Thursday 20th April - Long Shop Museum Trip 

Thursday 27th April - Marina Theatre Trip - First Hippo on the Moon - Please make sure you bring a suitable warm and weatherproof coat as we will be walking to the beach after the performance to have our lunch.

Homework is given out on a Friday and due in on a Wednesday.

New phonics words will come home every Friday - please make sure you practise these regularly as well as your speedy sounds.

Please read and sign your reading record at least 3 times a week. 


Topics this term:

Maths: Fractions, 2D and 3D shapes, time, measurement and practical problem solving!

English: Traditional tales (The Enormous Turnip) and instructional writing (recipes)

Science: Plants (The parts of a flower, wild and common garden plants, types of trees and what plants need to survive), weather

Topic: Once upon a seed... and Food, Glorious Food 

Including: Where does our food come from? (Where in the world, when were they discovered and is it from a plant or animal?) How can we stay healthy? (Filming exercise routine and writing instructions) Design and Technology (Hand puppets and a healthy cafe - look out for your invitations to help sew and also visit our cafe!) Art - Observational drawing and printing repeated patterns...



A Maths Easter Egg Hunt...

The class worked in teams to find plastic eggs containing word problems to solve. They showed great team work, encouraging each other when searching for the eggs and working together to use what they had learned this term in maths to find solutions to the problems.

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And a chocolate one!


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Year 1 learned about the Easter Story and also about the history of Easter Eggs.  Paul from Tesco's came into class to talk to the children about the history behind the Easter egg tradition.  The children designed and made their own decorative  eggs

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Science Week

The children really enjoyed being Scientists when they went up to Alde Valley Academy for the afternoon.  They were able to participate in lots of different experiments and activities. They separated colours in pen ink, thought about insects and even mixed ingredients to make and then test their very own bouncy ball!  It was great and the children all came back thoroughly inspired.

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World Book Day

We all had great fun dressing up as our favourite book characters on World Book Day. We shared our favourite books with the class and enjoyed having our parents come in at the end of the day and read to us.

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This half term we have been looking at early multiplication.  We have been practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and have got really good at it! (Ask your child to show you!)  We then started by grouping objects in different ways and then adding up the groups to see how many there were in total.



In PE we have been exploring movement and dance. We used ribbon sticks to reflect the movement in the music.


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We have been basing a lot of our work around the story of Flotsam and Jetsam. We thought about their characters, wrote speech bubbles, learned about recycling and eventually wrote our own adventure for the main characters. 


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In Science we have been learning about the different animal types. We have been describing and classifying them and have learned about whether they are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.


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Watoto Choir


In January the Watoto choir from Uganda came and performed for us. We were amazed by their energy, singing and dancing and loved watching them. Edward even got the chance to go up and perform with them! 


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Welcome back to a new term and a new year!

We hope you all had an amazing Christmas and feel rested and ready to learn lots this term!



We have an exciting new topic - we are going to become outdoor explorers! We are expecting a parcel to arrive soon and will share what is inside with you once we have had a chance to explore!
Topics and skills we will be learning this term include...
* The different types of animals and how to categorise them.
* Non-Chronological report writing
* What is there in Suffolk? (The features of the local area and what we can do there!)
* Seaside towns (How have they changed?)
* Pollution and how we can help solve the issue
* Naming our body parts and using our senses.
* Poetry writing
* Moving picture and collage


In Maths we will be covering:
* Addition and Subtraction
* Multiplication and Division 
We will be looking at each topic in depth and in many different ways so we can 'master' our skills and use them confidently in everyday life.


We were really pleased to hear so many positive comments about the impact our new Phonics programme (Read Write Inc.) is having with the children's confidence in recognising sounds and using them to read fluently. 
We will be continuing to follow the scheme this term, completing an hour of phonics and reading each morning. We ask that you continue to support us by practising the sounds and key words as much as you can.
It is also really important that you continue to read with your child at least 4 times a week. Please make sure you write a short comment in their reading record as their books will only be changed when this is done.
PE is still on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure you have a full PE kit in school on these days. 


There will a Maths or English related challenge to complete each week. This will come home on a Friday and will need to be in school on a Wednesday. A new homework project will be coming home soon, all about pets!