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Yr 1 - Brilliant Bonsais

Summer 2 in The Brilliant Bonsais!


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Beside The Seaside!



As many of you have probably heard, on our first day back all of the Year 1’s boarded a plane to the seaside! We created our own passports and used our boarding passes to find our seats. We are so excited for our new topic, just in time for a long summer holiday.


Thank you,

Miss Newman and Mrs Fowler



We are learning about all things seaside, past and present, and all of the features. The topic books we will be looking at are The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda Armitage and Dear Greenpeace by Simon James. We are going to take lots of our learning outdoors and write postcards to Greenpeace.






Phonics and Reading

To have the best possible start in Year 2 the children need to be as high up the rainbow as they can be, depending on their reading level. We are so pleased so far with how much the children’s enjoyment in reading has improved, and hope this will continue with frequent reading at home over the last half term. The children need to be reading at least 3 times a week and hope and all three times need to be written in their diaries for Mrs Fowler to check.





This half term we will be focusing on money, mass, space, volume and capacity! Again, lots of this learning will be taken outdoors. The children know lots about money already, so they are really enjoying using our shop inside the classroom. We are going to put this into practice by opening an ice-cream shop at the end of the term!

We are really focusing on the children’s fluency skills this half term, hopefully defeating lots of our superheroes ready for our move into Year 2!




 will be very cross-curricular alongside our literacy topics. We will be designing and making lighthouse for Mr. Grinling, making the perfect packed lunch, and developing our understanding of seasons and how different times of the year effect the weather.



is still on a Tuesday and this half term we will be focusing on Athletics with Mr Strachan. Please ensure your child’s P.E. kit is in school from the first week back. Please be aware that we are not allowed to take your child’s earrings out so they need to be able to do this themselves or they need to be removed before the session every week.










We have worked with the Year 4's to print off a picture of a jungle animal. We have then spent time using books and Ipads to research our chosen animal. We have spent lots of time putting the information together to make a jungle animal fact file!


Take a look at some of them below:

Jungle Animal Fact Files

Alien Crash Landing!

Monster Making

Key Reminders:


  • P.E. is on a Tuesday. The uniform for P.E. is a white t-shirt and black shorts. If your child wears earrings they need to be taken out before Tuesday P.E. sessions or they will not be able to take part.
  • Please make sure that everything your child brings to school is clearly labelled with their name and year group.
  • Phonics club for selected children will begin back on Tuesday 23rd April and Wednesday 24th April 2019. The slips were signed for these children during parent's evening.
Below are some useful website to help the children keep learning at home!