Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Yr 1 - Brilliant Beeches

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The Brilliant Beeches


Carnival Week!

This week we are having a carnival week. We will be celebrating Year 1 by dancing, creating head pieces and leaf collars, trying Caribbean food, using steel drums and ending the week with an outdoor carnival!

Summer 2

The Secret Life of Toys

In English we have been reading the story 'Lost in the Toy Museum' by David Lucas. We are still focusing on using capital letters and full stops, along with remembering to use finger spaces consistently. We will re-writing the story using descriptive sentences.


In Shared Reading lessons we have been reading 'Naughty Bus'. It has been making us laugh a lot! We have been using our inference skills to decide what the naughty bus is up to. We can't wait to read until the end.

In Maths we have been learning about numbers all the way to 100! We have enjoyed comparing numbers and sequencing them in different ways. We are very proud that we can now count in 2's, 5's and 10's!

In Science we have been comparing materials and deciding what different toys could be made from. We have been looking at old fashioned toys in History and seeing how toys have changed. In Art we are beginning to design and sculpture our own toys.

We have been enjoying using our outdoor area whilst the weather is lovely! Outside we learn about different types of bugs, we look after our outdoor garden and grow vegetables, we learn about money through our role play shop, we design and build objects in the construction area, and learn about capacity in our water area, just to name a few... all through play!

We have been so impressed with all the fantastic entries we have had for the Easter Craft Competition! Well done everyone! 

A few reminders:

  • P.E will continue to be on Thursday afternoons. We will not be getting changed but children can wear trainers.
  • Please return any school books that children have at home. We can then swap them and continue to do so every week for children who need it.
  • We are asking for all GCP books to be returned also. Y1 children just received a phonics book which we will continue to use in school.
  • We are really looking forward to hearing the children read again. Remember to read every day and talk every day (3x a week minimum) so children can get a sticker on their RED TEDs.
  • We will continue to use our email address if you have any queries as we return to school. If you would like to speak to me personally you can also do so through the school office.

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