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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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