Visiting Russia

The Infant children had a wonderful time in Russia.  They tasted different Russian sweet bread and made Russian dolls.  They also used different shapes to recreate St Basil’s Cathedral.

Yellow Class having fun in Russia

Yellow Class having fun in Russia

Recreating St Basil's Cathedral.

Recreating St Basil’s Cathedral.

Year 1 trip the Tubbenden Meadow

Last Wednesday Year 1 set off (despite the threat of wet weather) on a walk to the local meadow. Our aim was to spot all the plants and flowers we had been learning about in our Science topic.

We managed to spot quite a few different plants and flowers including a dog rose, daisy and dandelion.

The children coped brilliantly with the wet and windy conditions (although their spotter sheets didn’t survive the rain).

A big thank you to the parent helpers who made the trip possible.

1a 1b


Maths in Year 1

This week Year 1 children have been exploring caluculating using Numicon.  We used the Numicon to make number bonds to 10.  It is also very useful in finding the difference between two numbers.  Ask the children to explain how we used Numicon this week.


KS1 Christmas

Xmas 1 Xmas 2 Xmas 3

Nat c nat b Nat a

What a great start to the Christmas season.  Last week the Infants held their Nativity shows.  Reception, Nursery and some members of Yellow Class became sheep, camels, donkeys, cats, cockerel as well the normal Nativity characters.   Whilst Year 1, 2 and some members of Yellow class became Angels, Shepherds, Kings, donkeys, Innkeepers, soldiers and Stars.

The shows went fantastically and the children performed very well.  A big thanks to the parents and carers who provided such wonderful costumes.

Mrs Hodson, Starting School Leader


Celebrating Writing at the Keeping Gallery

On Tuesday the 8th July, Caitlin, Gbejule and Ruth from Yr 1 were invited to the Keeping Gallery to share some of their outstanding writing with children from other schools in the borough. They each read one of their own compositions and were excellent representatives of the school. We were very proud of the way in which the girls spoke clearly and confidently. Well done!


All Dressed Up

As part of Year 1’s topic ‘All dressed Up’, the children have been learning about different outfits for different occasions and how materials are selected to suit a particular purpose.

‘The Year 1 children performed on the catwalk to the parents. Some of them were nervous. We dressed up in different costumes. I really loved the catwalk. I was dresed as Alice in Wonderland. It was very lovely on the catwalk.’                                                           Lea Ehui Manalang

A Tiger Comes to Tea


On Monday 30th September mysterious footprints appeared down the KS1 corridor, tufts of fur were found in doorways and a tea set had been used in the classrooms. What had happened??? Year 1 spent the rest of the week studying the text ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ by Judith Kerr, through drama, writing, art and Maths. This culminated in cooking tiger cakes and biscuits for a tigers’ tea party on Friday. We had lots of guests including Mr Turvey and Mrs Vesey and all those who were enticed by the smell of biscuits. A great time was had by all. BE WARNED the tiger has yet to be found!!