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Autumn 1, Week 4

Class One was greeted this week with a bit of a mystery on Monday….a lost satchel in our outside area!  Upon inspection, we noticed some envelopes, stamps, paper and royal mail signs inside; it was clear who the lost bag belonged to…the Jolly Postman!

Class One set to work writing letters to the postman to alert him of his lost bag.  They added a contact number so that he could call the school and signed the letter off with their names in a polite way; the Class One teachers were very impressed with our sounding out skills.  We have also built our own post office in class this week to sort out all the postman’s letters.  We have been adding stamps onto our envelopes (and choosing first or second class varieties depending on how quickly we want our letters to reach our destinations) and have also been weighing out parcels, using the weighing scales.  Other activities have included, buying items from the post office using 1 and 2p coins, creating new decorative door numbers for our houses, drawing pictures from the Alan Ahlberg story ‘The Jolly Postman’ and even dressing up as postal workers, complete with letter bags and royal mail hats!


  • Next Friday will be 'hedgehog day' here at St Ippolyts!  We will be having some special visitors come to school to see us and be having a themed day of hedgehog crafts.  Can you help us to research some interesting hedgehog facts over the weekend in preparation?
  • Thank you for some of the WOW forms we have had in so far.  It is lovely to celebrate your children’s successes with the class and we look forward to seeing some more!  More WOW forms to be handed out soon.
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Autumn 1, Week 3


This week in Class One, we have been thinking about people who help us at home!  We read the Anthony Brown story, ‘Piggybook’ to help us start to think about all the different things that our grown-ups have to do every day.  The story features some very amusing pictures in which all of the Piggot family start to transform into real pigs, thanks to their messy behaviour!  This led to some great discussions about how we can help out at home and the children have been practising by measuring water into washing up jugs, making pretend dinners for their ‘families’ in the home corner and have even been designing some trophies, to say thank you to those who help us at home.

Next week, we will be reading the story of the Jolly Postman to begin to think about people who help us every day such a postmen/ladies and lollipop people.  We will be posting letters using stamps and envelopes and will be practising crossing the road safely, using our zebra crossing and road sign toys in the outside area.

A big thank you to everyone who attended curriculum evening this week!  I hope that it was helpful to you all and has given you a little more of an idea about what we get up to each day here in Class One! Next week will be our annual Harvest Festival at the church so we hope to see lots of you there.

Happy weekend! 

Miss Ingle, Mrs Holmes and Mrs Sabri.


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Autumn One, Week Two

Here we are at the end of our second week back and Class One is complete with all 30 children now in class.  We are all feeling very proud of the new cohort in the way they have conducted themselves around school and in the kind and sensible way they carry out their learning each day and it has been lovely this week to watch them begin to form friendships with new children and get stuck into the many activities we have had planned for them this week.

This week, your child has very busy taking part in…

  • Circle times to discuss likes and dislikes
  • Painting in the art corner
  • Making ‘stick men’ based on the Julia Donaldson story
  • Learning about Autumnal changes and spotting signs of Autumn around the school
  • Collecting autumn leaves to create their own ‘leaf hedgehogs’
  • Trying out some number games on the class computers
  • Learning single letter phonic sounds and forming them without taking our pen off of the whiteboard/ moving the pen in the correct direction.

A thank you once again for your patience at the gate during home-time and morning drop offs as we learn all of your names and faces.  As you can imagine, learning parents, grandparents, child-minders, aunties and other family friends for each child is not an easy task but we hope to get a little quicker at this soon.  In the meantime, please continue to inform a member of office staff or class adult if someone new is picking up your child, as we will be unable to let your child leave unless we have had consent and notification of this.


We are very proud of all the children who have been leaving their parents at the gate and walking in completely independently.  Children are encouraged to enter the classroom independently in the morning and so we ask that you could reinforce this and remain at the gate during drop off times; the children will be greeted with lots of praise if they are able to do so and even earn stickers!  Obviously if your child is very distressed, we appreciate that you may wish to walk your child into class still over the next week.

Lastly, you may notice that over the course of the year, your child may come home wearing a badge on a Friday afternoon.  These are from our Friday awards assembly in which your child can win a values, effort or achievement award. Your child will be able to wear their badge for the whole week but will hand it back in the following Friday morning so that it can be given to the next person.  We ask kindly that children look after their badges each week and that parents ensure that the children bring it back in on the following Friday.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Enjoy your weekend everyone,

Miss Ingle, Mrs Holmes and Mrs Sabri

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Week 1, September 2017

What a successful week we have had in Class One this week!  All children have settled extremely well into their new routine and it has been a joy to get to know some of our new intake over the course of the week.  The children have been up to many different and exciting activities including rainbow sand mark-making, painting, PE lessons with Mr Jefferies, number work, phonics sessions and even creating their own mud-recipes in our brand new mud kitchen! It is also really lovely to see so many children coming in to the classroom independently now; we are very proud of them and how positively they are entering the classroom each day.

A big thank you to all parents for being so patient at the gate as we learn all of your names and faces and also for ensuring that all school uniform is clearly named’. This has made things much easier for us all this week and is very much appreciated!


  • A reminder to all parents that children’s reading books will be changed each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Your child will be heard read by the class adults throughout the week so please ensure these come into school each day in book-bags.
  • Water bottles should contain still, unflavoured water only.  Your child may also bring in one fruit or vegetable item each day to eat at their snack-time.  We ask that you do not send in cereal bars/ crackers/ yoghurt covered fruit or other similar items please.
  • As part of the Early Years Curriculum, children are encouraged to work and learn outside as part of an ‘extended classroom’ in out outside area.  We have a saying in Reception that there is no such thing as bad weather, only wrong clothing!  We therefore ask that children bring in some wellington boots to keep in class each day, so that they are suitably dressed for all weathers.  Some of our best learning and experimenting comes from playing in the rain and with puddles!
  • Lastly, all children are expected to change for PE at school with a level of independence.  Whilst we will always help those who need it, we encourage children to ‘have a go’ at doing up/ undoing buttons and ties, before seeking help from a grown up.  We therefore ask that you practise this at home with your child over the next half term or so, so that they can get used to dressing and undressing with confidence.

Thank you to all for a great first week, it has been lovely chatting to some of you at the gate and I look forward to getting to know you and the children more over the coming year!

Miss Ingle

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Welcome to our new Class 1 children!

We have had a fantastic first few days here in Class One and Miss Ingle and the class adults have all been left feeling very impressed with how well all of the children have settled into their new routine and environment!  Thank you also to all parents who have made morning time easy and have been encouraging children to enter the classroom independently, the children seem very happy to be in school!

For our first few days, we have been doing lots of fun activities, to get the children settled and encourage them to explore their new classroom.  Some of the activities your child has been doing include, paint portraits and hand prints, dinosaur small world role play, junk modelling, scooter racing, dressing up, construction actitivies such as the marble run and lego and lots of fun counting activities and songs; it has been great fun!

Your child's book bags are still a little empty this weekend, however next week your children will begin to bring home an independent reading book to share with you, as well as their first school reading record.  A letter will come out with these, to explain them in more detail.

Thank you also for ensuring all new uniforms are clearly labelled; it has been a great help this week already!  Class One will begin their PE lessons next week and these will take place on a Thursday and Friday so please ensure all children have their PE kits in school for these days.

Enjoy your weekend and see you all on Monday ready for our next intake of children! 

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Animation Club Reminder for the 18th March

For our last animation club on Wednesday the 18th, we will be using the 'lego animate' app to record a short movie, using the Ipads.  If your child is in this club and would like to bring some lego figures from home for this, they are more than welcome to do so.  Please ensure they come into school in a named sandwich bag/ envelope/ container to prevent any missing items!  No more than 4 or 5 per child.


Thank you,


Miss Ingle.

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Nín hǎo from Class 1! WB 19th January.


GUNG HAY FAT CHOY (Happy Chinese New Year) for yesterday!  We have loved taking part in our school arts days this week based on our theme of Chinese New Year. We started the week by learning about the Chinese New Year story and acting it out using animal masks in class.  We then enjoyed making some delicious spring rolls in the cooking room on Tuesday.  It was a little tricky to use the thin filo pastry so we had to be very delicate when rolling our spring rolls, but we all did extremely well.  Lots of us could name some of the healthy ingredients we put inside and we measured them out carefully into our ingredient bowls using our counting and measuring skills.


Our art days ran on Wednesday and Thursday and we all really enjoyed being taught by the different teachers throughout the school.  We even had a visit from a Chinese dragon workshop; we enjoyed looking at the huge lion puppet and making his eyes blink!


Some of the other activities we took part in included making Chinese lanterns, learning Chinese songs, painting plates and chinese symbols, finger print blossom trees and many many more... if you haven't done so already then please take a look at the gallery page above, to see some of our fantastic work.


A plea from Miss Ingle and our class teachers; we are finding many lost gloves, scarves etc around at the moment.  If all adults could write your children's names on the labels inside these, it should help us return them much easier to their owners.  Thank you.


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First week of the new Spring Term.


Welcome back everyone!  As always, we have been very busy this week in Class One and we are already getting stuck into our new topic of ‘in the dark dark night’.


Our focus this week has been monsters.  We read the story of ‘Wriggly Squiggly’ by Jeane Willis which featured some funny monsters; the year one children then researched adjectives and similies to create their own monsters.  In reception, we also made our own monster books full of funny descriptions; needless to say we have made up some very interesting characters indeed! Reception have also been using their model making skills to bring their creatures and robots to life and have been using lots of excellent language to describe them.


In maths our focus this week has been on subtraction and counting back.  We learnt the words to a great subtraction song on youtube called ‘when you subtract with a pirate’ and this taught us lots of different ways of saying ‘take-away’. We now know that minus, subtract and difference all mean the same thing. Year One have been solving lots of worded problems but had to remember to put the largest number first and then subtract the smallest.


In science this week, we have been learning about the features of humans.  We discovered interesting facts about why we need skeletons and we thought about things that make all humans similar and different.  Next week we will be thinking more about human senses.




  • Show and tell will be carried forward to Monday of next week; unfortunately we ran out of time today so please feel free to bring your items in again next week.

  • Library books will also be changed on Monday.

  • A reminder that reception reading books will now be changed daily.

  • Spellings for Year One children will be tested on Monday.


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Wb 1st December


What a jam-packed week it has been!  Parent’s evenings, Christmas decoration making, sewing and lots of Nativity rehearsals!


We are doing well with our nativity songs, lots of us are remembering to sing in a big voice without shouting and we are using lots of actions to be expressive!


We are also getting a little better at remembering our cues to speak; some of us are still having some trouble remembering our lines so please continue to practise with us at home and check we can recall our lines without the cards in front of us and that we are reading in full sentences.


Costumes for the play have all been sorted and tried on and the stage is ready to go; we were very excited to get our first glimpses of what it looks like and to practise walking on and off of the steps.  Thank you to all who have bought in their tights, t-shirts and smart narrator clothing from home for the nativity


Our Christmas stockings have now been completed.  It was a tricky process first drawing around templates and cutting out the two pieces and then sewing them both together but we all did very well. We have now decorated them and they are hanging proudly in our class role-play ready for when we can take them home on the last day of half term.




Our Christmas nativity is next Thursday afternoon!  We look forward to seeing you all there.


Can you please ensure that water-bottles are not being kept inside books bags; we have had quite a few leaks over the last couple of weeks and books/ belongings getting rather soggy.


 Thank you for your Christmas Fair donations and to all those who came along to parents evenings.  Enjoy you weekend. J


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Week Beginning 17th November... First Nativity Rehearsals!

Christmas has arrived in Class 1 this week and we have all been very busy, preparing for this Year’s Nativity called, ‘The Sleepy Shepherd!’ The children are all very excited and they enjoyed being able to pick their parts; we have shepherds, a donkey, lots of cheeky sheep and of course Mary, Joseph and Kings all raring to go with rehearsals over the next few weeks. Costumes will all be supplied by the school for the Reception Children so you will not need to supply these. Nearer the time, Year One children may bring in smart clothes from home for their narrator roles but you may keep them at home for now until we begin dress rehearsals.

This week, we have been looking at traditional tales. We learnt that traditional tales are very old stories, usually told from person to person. We also learnt that most traditional tales have similar features…1. They usually contain a wolf or other talking animal. 2. They have a part that repeats (usually 3 times) 3. They contain a moral for children to learn from and 4. They usually happen in a wood, village or jungle. We have enjoyed re-enacting some of our favourite stories and some of us performed a brilliant version of ‘The Gingerbread Man’ to the rest of the class. We have also been in role as the wolf and Little Red Riding Hood in our outside wendy house and making our own gingerbread men using dough and cutters and the Year One children did some excellent rhyming, based on the gingerbread man!

We have also been thinking all about adding doubles this week. We performed our own doubles rap to help us remember. If you want to find it at home, just type ‘Doubles Doubles (I Can Add Doubles!)’ into youtube. We doubled so many things in class, cups of water in the water area, cubes, made models with double instructions and even double dance moves! In preparation for Christmas, we have been busy creating our own fabric stockings. We found that using templates can be very tricky and when we came to cut out our two pieces using felt, we really had to concentrate on our scissor skills. Next week, we will begin to sew the front and back together so we can then decorate them.


Inside some of the book bags, some of you have words for the Christmas Nativity. These are for you to keep at home and learn. Remember to try to use your BIG voices and expression as you read them and practise them whenever you get the chance!

We are also missing library books from Class 1 children; if you happen to have one at home, could you please return it so that your child can then swap it for a new library book. Thank you.

We have had lots of lovely WOW forms in this week; they have been a joy to read and share to the class and we appreciate you sharing them with us.

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Week Beginning 10th November.

In our literacy this week, we have been having lots of fun, continuing our theme of poetry.  We learnt a poem all about winter, which was full of onomatopoeias and some of us even added our own actions to it. We have enjoyed talking about the poems that some of the reception children researched at home and reading some of them in class, especially ‘I scream for ice-cream’ which was John’s favourite, ‘The peanut’ from Elliot, ‘The Spider and the fly’ from Oliver and ‘The chubby snowman’ from Romey.  Another one we liked was Ella’s favourite, called ‘sting a ling’ by Roald Dahl and this started off some great discussion work about scorpions. We looked up lots of facts about them on the computer and talked about some other dangerous animals.

In Maths in Year One, we have been solving investigations all week.  Our favourite one was called ‘Maisie’s maze’’ where we had to navigate a mouse around the maze in as many different ways as possible.  We knew that there were six ways of doing it but the tricky part was working in order, so that we didn’t repeat any of the possibile routes.  We also tried hard to find shortcuts in our workings.

In Science, we have started our new topic of ‘seasonal changes’.  We learnt that the sun is a star, we designed our own hats  and sun gadgets to protect our skin from it and we also went on a ‘shadow hunt’, to investigate sun light.  It was interesting to see that we only had shadows where the sun couldn’t reach and that they became longer at different points throughout the day.  We have also been creating our own ‘shadow dens’ in the classroom and some us of in reception were investigating what happens when we put coloured filters in front of the torch; we especially liked the green filter to make our faces look spooky!

Thank you to all of you for your kind 'Children in Need' contributions today.  We have loved being heroes for the day!


No Reminders this week.

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End of our first half term.

Wow, what a fun filled, busy first half term it has been.  The children have come so far already and it is fantastic to see how well they have settled into their new school/ routines. 

This week our focus has been on 'people who help us when we are poorly' and we were lucky enough to have a visit on Wednesday from a real life nurse, Miss Fletcher.  The children were full of questions to ask her and they particulary enjoyed trying on all of her hospital uniforms; we had a class full of nurses, radiographers and even surgeons!  We also had a few 'injured patients' who enjoyed being wrapped up in bandages and wearing pretend slings on their arm, it has been a joy to see them all acting in role in our hospital role-play throughout the week. A special thank you to both Miss Fletcher and Mrs Fletcher-Deuchar for arranging the visit for the children.

We also thoroughly enjoyed having you all in for family week on Tuesday.  It was great to see so many of you attend and we hope you enjoyed some of the activities as much as the children did.  The 'X-ray' pictures you made with your children have been hanging proudly in Class 1 all week and we have also been lucky enough to look at some real X-rays, thanks to Ella's father, Mr Foster, who provided the class with these for us to look at.

As you may have noticed from your child's book-bags, all home-learning books have been kept in school over the half term and there is no home-work set for Class 1 and Class 2.  We hope that this will give the children (and yourselves) a break and chance to enjoy their half term after a long and busy half term.


After half term, our topic will be changing to 'Changing Seasons'.  Our Arctic role play is now all set up and ready to go for the children when they return to school.  If you have any items at home which you would like to lend the class for our Arctic role play area, such as old winter scarves and gloves or stuffed toys, they would be very much appreciated.


Wishing you all a happy and safe half term!


Miss Ingle.

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Police Week- WB 13th October.


In our learning this week, we have been continuing our topic of ‘people who keep us safe’.  Our week got off to an interesting start when we came into school to find police tape and pictures of robbers hidden all around the school!  We decided to use our detective skills and go on a police-search to find them all.  We took our clip boards with us and created a tally chart; we had to try to remember to ‘cross the gate’ when we got to number 5.   We then counted up each line to find totals, we had lots of fun doing this.

The adventure continued on Tuesday when we discovered that lots of our teddies and toy money had gone missing.  Even Mrs Jones’ lunch had disappeared!  We decided that it would be a good idea to make WANTED posters to catch any robbers and so we drew what we thought they may look like and wrote what we should do if we see anything suspicious.

In Year 1 History, we have been learning all about the British monarchy and we all researched our favourite member of the Royal family.  Most of us chose to find out about Kate or baby George but some of us also found out a little about Henry 8th and we decided that royals these days are much nicer!  One of our favourite things this week was when we made our own cardboard castle in the outside area.  We had to work as a team, to check we had delegated fairly.  We added, ramparts along the top of the castle, a drawbridge, a moat, arrow slits and even a portcullis!  We also discovered that the safest part of the castle is the tallest tower; sometimes called a ‘Keep’.


Reminders/ AOB:

*  We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday for a fun filled afternoon of activities.  We will be doing some arts and crafts as well as some other exciting things.

*  Now that it is getting cold, can all parents/ carers ensure that children are coming to school with some form of coat/ waterproof or their St Ippolyts fleece every day please.  As part of the early years curriculum, the outside area is considered part of the classroom and should be accessible to children in all weathers!  This also applies to the Year One children in Class 1 who still use this area. Wellies are very welcome should you wish your children to have a pair at school.

*  Well done to all for your effort with the home-learning tasks this half term.  The police artefacts were outstanding and the children have been using them all week in their learning.  There will be no home-learning set in KS1 and Early Years throughout the school next week, to give children (and parents) a chance to relax and enjoy their half term.

*  A reminder that all show and tell items should be linked to our half termly topic OR of a special significance please. 




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Friendship/ Fire-fighter Week in Class 1! (Wb 6th October 2014)

This week, we have been starting our topic of ‘people who keep us safe’, which will last until the end of half term.  We started the week by thinking about fire-engines and we added our own labels to say some of the things we would find inside.  We discovered that fire-fighters need a pump, hose, a first aid kit, sirens and special cutting tools which are sometimes called ‘the Jaws of Life’!

The Year One children have also been writing instructions this week and have been trying our best to use ‘bossy’ verbs such as ‘put’, ‘walk’, ‘make’, ‘stay’, to write a set of instructions of what to do in the event of a fire.

In Reception, we have been doing some excellent role play to do with the fire-service.  Some of us decided to transform a huge cardboard box, into our own fire-engine; we drew on blue circles for sirens and wheeled out the tyres for either side so it looked real.  We also made some cup and string telephones and made 999 calls; we had to remember our address and to ask for the correct service.

One of the most exciting parts of the week was our visit from a real fireman.  We enjoyed trying on his safety clothing and we learnt that the proper name for a fire-engine is a ‘fire-appliance’.  We tested out some of our question words on him and many of us now want to become fire-fighters!  Thank you to our visitor for sparing the time to come in and also to Mrs Laws-Randall who kindly organised the visit for Class 1.

Another thing we have been doing this week is going money-mad!  We have been learning the shapes and colours of coins in England and understanding that some amounts can only be made by adding coins, (for example there is no such thing as a 3p coin but we can make 3p using other coins).

We have been trying hard to tap twice on 2p coins and 5 times on 5p coins, to understand the value of each.  We also found it really interesting that some of the smaller coins are actually worth more than some of the larger coins!

Some of us made up our own shop in the outside area to use coins in a real context and most of us can now even count in 2ps by tapping on the coin twice!  We noticed that some of the money in class was real and some was fake so some of us were very clever and used magnets to find all of the real money.

This week has also been friendship week.  Each day we have had a different focus and we have been doing lots of fun activities to help us think about positive behaviour and how to be a good friend.  One of our favourites was making ‘friendship pie’, where we mixed up ingredients to create the perfect friend.  You may have noticed ‘friendship tokens’ in our pockets or book-bags; we have earned these throughout the week each time we have been spotted being a good friend to others.

No reminders this week, just a big thank you to all for your continued support with home-learning, spellings (Yr 1) and reading at home, so far this half term!



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Class 1- WB 29th September.


In our learning this week, we have been focussing on ‘people who help us in the community’.  We started the week with a fantastic visit from Mrs Conway the dentist, who bought with her lots of activities for us.  We dressed up as dentists, sorted foods which are good for our teeth and those which were sugary and we all had the opportunity to ask lots of questions about the dentist and how to look after our teeth.  A huge thank you to Mrs Conway from sparing her time to come and visit us! We have also been thinking about the role of postmen this week.  On Tuesday we found a mysterious bag on our playground.  We worked out the clues inside, to find out that it belonged to a real postman and we wrote him letters to tell him we found it.  We have also been making our own stamps and post-boxes in our creative area!


For our maths focus, we have been thinking about shape and measuring this week.  On Monday we went on a 2D shape hunt around the schools and we learnt that the term ‘2D’ means a flat shape.  We began to learn the names of the various shapes and we counted the sides of each.  We also arranged our 2D shapes into some brilliant pictures.  We have also been using cubes and metre sticks, to measure items from around the classroom and have started to look at 3D shapes.  One of our favourite maths activities this week was learning about symmetry.  We have been designing our own symmetrical patterns using the CBBC Charlie and Lola butterfly game online; feel free to try this out at home too; it is great fun!

In our afternoons this week, we have been thinking about what Harvest is and discussing what happens at our annual Harvest festival.  We painted Harvest pictures ready to show in this year’s festival and learnt a little about how farmers need to prepare for the Harvest time. A big thank you to all who attended this year’s Harvest Festival and for all of your kind donations.





Friday the 10th of October will see the first of this year’s cake sales (Class 5’s turn this time).  Cakes are usually sold to the children at a price of 25p each.  Should your children wish to purchase a cake on this day, they may bring money in to do so. We ask the children bring a maximum of 50p only and that this is kept within a named envelope.


Thank you.


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WB 22nd September.

In our learning this week, we have been focussing on ‘people who help us in and around school’.  We have been lucky enough to have a visit from Mrs Stokes, who taught us all about road safety.  We enjoyed looking at her road signs and linking this to our home-learning from last week.  (Thank you to everyone for your hard work with this; I have loved looking at your photos and illustrations!)  We have also had visits from Mrs Pepper our school secretary and also Mrs Wong, our school cook.  We made some fantastic stick puppets of members of staff and have been having great fun using them to create our own puppet shows. 


We have also been doing lots of number work this week with adding 1 and 10 to numbers.  We have used mathematical language such as ‘more than’ and ‘less than’.  Some of us also began to find 1/ 10 less than a number which was very impressive! 



In RE, we have been learning about the Christian creation story.  We learnt about how God made things in 6 days and then rested on the Sunday and we said thanks for nature and the world around us.  Well done to all who have received an award in Friday work assemblies so far this half term, it is a joy to see so many of the Class One children demonstrating this half term’s value of ‘Generosity’.


Reminders/ Other:  Year One spellings will be tested each Monday.  New spellings will also go out the same day.  Thank you for ensuring your children are bringing their spelling books into school ready for this.


A big thank you also for some of the WOW slips we have received already for some of the Reception children.  These really help us to get to know your child even better and share their success from outside of school; please keep them coming!


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Old Cardboard Boxes needed...

Next week in Class 1 we will be making our own post-boxes in lessons, as we learn about the role of postmen.  If you have any cardboard boxes which you no longer need, we would greatly appreciate anything you can bring in for us!  Any tubes, plastic bottles or egg cartons etc are also always very appreciated throughout the year as we always have use for them within our 'model-making' area.

Thank you,


Miss Ingle.


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First few weeks.



A huge well done to all of Class 1 for a fantastic first few weeks! The children have amazed me with how well they have settled into the new routine and how sensible they all are; I am extremely proud of them.  We have had a jam packed first few weeks learning about 'People Who Help Us'; thank you to everyone who has offered to come in for visits/ suggested people they know, we are very grateful for your support.


This week in our learning, we have sorted pictures of those who help us and those who don’t, written ‘gift vouchers’ to our special adults to suggest ways we could help and we have even designed and labelled trophies, to show these people how much we appreciate them.  We hope you will like them when you look through our books on Monday Open session!


Our focus this week in our maths/ number work has been on recognising number and beginning to add them together.  We have been remembering to tap each object as we count it and also learning the maths karate for adding.  Our reception children have been showing off their fantastic estimating skills and the Year Ones are making fantastic progress with their Friday Big Maths Quizzes! They have been trying hard to see how many answers they can work our correctly, within 100 seconds!  Don't forget to ask your Year Ones at home what their score was this week.


In Class 1, we have been learning all about materials.  We went on a material hunt around the school and recorded the different types we spotted.  We have also been describing common materials such as metals so that next week, we can have some fun with magnets.  We are trying hard to use scientific words such as 'transparent' and 'opaque' to describe their properties.


In RE, we have been learning to say thank you for what we have.  We thought of our own thank you prayers and have been trying hard to always say thank you to others, as part of our ‘generosity’ value this half term.



Please don't forget to make sure all children have their library books inside their book bags, ready for changing each Friday.  Also, if you have any 'effort' or 'achievement' pin-badges at home, we would greatly appreciate them back as we are running a little low.


Lastly, a huge THANK YOU to all who attended the Class 1 Curriculum Evening.  It was fantastic to see so many of you there and thank you all for your positive feedback and questions...I hope you have been practising your dough disco at home!



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Class 1 Assembly

A huge thank you to all the parents, grandparents and families that turned up for Class 1's assembly on Friday. The children were very excited and could not wait to show you what they had been learning. I am so proud of them all as they definately rose to the occasion using those big, clear voices that I know they have.  Also, what better way to finish the day after being in the hall, than to eat a yummy ice lolly from the PTA!

Reminder for Year 1 children. Tomorrow morning the Year 1 children will be joining Class 2 to have the opportunity to learn a Brazilian World Cup dance with Thabani. You may have seen in your weekly newsletter that the children can bring in a football kit if they have one or brightly coloured T-shirt. Please do not buy something especially for the occasion. Children will be in the hall so no trainers are required. With this in mind, this week's show and tell will be based on countries that are taking part in the World Cup and providing us with a few facts about the country. Together in class we will look on a World map to locate their chosen country. Year 1 children may have the opportunity to do their show and tell throughout the week so that they can take part. See you all tomorrow!

Mrs Stewart 


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How "eggciting!"

Class 1 have been so excited by the latest new arrivals to St Ippolyts. We have had the chick cam on watching throughout learning time. We have been taking note of the times of arrival and predicting whether it's going to be a boy or girl. To get used to using capital letters we have been selecting names for them. Mrs Stewart suggested Shelley as the first born. Next week our learning will focus more on our chicks, so keep watching.

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St Ippolyts C.E. Primary School
Ashbrook Lane,
St Ippolyts,
01462 432080
01462 438524
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foodbank Hitchin Food Bank
Collection point for donations in main entrance
guidedogs School Council
chosen Guide Dogs as our charity this year

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