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Week beginning 12th February 2018


This week in Literacy and Topic we have been finding out about Mae Jemison, who's dream to become an astronaut came true! She had to work hard to achieve her dream, but it was worth all her efforts.

We then shared our dreams with each other. Some of the children hope to become police officers, fire fighters, vets, teachers, footballers or cheerleaders!


In Numeracy we have been solving addition and subtraction problems and have had to use our reasoning skills to justify our answers

Here are some examples you might like to try over the half term holiday

6 + ? = 10

20 - ? = 10

? + ? = 15

? - ? = 4

12 ? 9 ? 3

6 ? 6 ? 12


True or false?  9  - 1 = 10,     10 + 10 = 20,      12 + 2 = 10


How many number sentences can you make using 4  6  10  +  -  =


The 5 Read Challenge will continue next term, so please keep practising over the holiday. The Year 1 staff have been really impressed with all your efforts this term.


Our next homework project will be all about Dinosaurs. More details will follow in the first

week back.


Have a lovely holiday.

See you all again on the 26th February.





Week beginning 5th February 2018


This week in Literacy we have been looking at words with wh or ph in them eg 

what, where, when, why, who, elephant, phone, alphabet, phonics etc

We had to be detectives and interview Mr Elephant and find out where his phone was stolen. We were brilliant at following the clues and solving the mystery!


In Numeracy we have been developing our skills in addition and subtraction. 

We have learnt how to count forwards and backwards using a number line. 

Next week we will be solving number problems.

Please continue to practise writing missing numbers on a 100 square, particularly the teens numbers as these are tricky!


In Topic we have been finding out about rain! We seem to have a lot in Bolton!!!

We have made rain gauges out of plastic bottles.

We made our own scales up the side and next week we will record how much rain falls each day.


Well done to Class D who have won the 5 Read Challenge for the third time. The children are looking forward to wearing their own clothes on the last day of term.

Please remember only the reads done at home count

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Week beginning 29th January


This week in Literacy we have been finding out about Ole Christiansen, the inventor of Lego.

We looked carefully at a piece of Lego and described its properties eg

The Lego brick is hard and smooth around the edges.

It has bumps on the top and it is shiny.

It is not absorbent but it is waterproof.


We have also been writing Spring poems to put up in the school's entrance way.


In Numeracy we have been practising writing numbers on a blank 100 square.

We have been learning the value of each digit in a 2 digit number

eg 62 is 10+10+10+10+10+10+1+1  

We found the teens numbers particularly tricky eg 13 is 10+1+1+1

Maybe you could practise this some more at home.


Well done to class C who won the 5 Read Challenge this week.


Thank you for all the money that was donated to the NSPCC today.

The children looked fantastic wearing lots of different numbers on their clothes. 




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Week beginning 22nd January 2018


This week in Literacy we have been retelling the legend of The Giant's Causeway. 

We had to think carefully about the beginning, the middle and the end of the story.

We also tried to include some words with er on the end

eg  Ben was taller and stronger than Finn


In Numeracy we have been finding out how to halve regular shapes and then we practised this skill by making jam sandwiches! We also learned how to find a half of a small group of objects. Maybe you could practise this some more at home. 


Thank you to all the grown ups who attended the Maths workshops on Thursday morning.

We are really pleased that you found it so helpful

Over the next week it would be great if you could practise counting, reading and writing numbers to 100 and become more familiar with how the numbers are positioned on a 100 square


In Topic our challenge was to make a bridge to span a particular distance. The bridge had to be strong and stable and be able to bear a particular amount of weight. We were really pleased with our structures!


Congratulations go to Class D for winning the 5 read trophy for the third time in a row. 

Remember, only grownups reading at home with you count (not ones done in school with staff)

Also please try to read on 5 different days rather than twice on one day, thank you.


Week beginning 15th January 2018


This week in Literacy we have been retelling the story of George and the Dragon.

We had to remember to include a beginning, a middle and an end.

We also had to include a word ending in est eg  George was the bravest knight in the whole world.


In Numeracy we have been learning to tell the time on an analogue clock to the hour and half hour.

We can now recognise the minute hand and the hour hand.

Maybe you could practise telling the time at home.


In Topic we have been finding out about the characteristics of Scotland and Edinburgh.

We enjoyed tasting shortbread, porridge and haggis!

We were also fascinated to learn about The Loch Ness Monster! 


Well done to class D who have won the reading trophy for the 2nd time! Miss Brown is so pleased. I wonder if class D can win next week too?


Have a lovely weekend.   

Picture 1 My Loch Ness Monster!

Week beginning 8th January 2018


This week in Literacy we have been learning about the past tense.

Our challenge was to add ed to particular words and put them in a sentence

eg Robin Hood climbed up a very tall tree in Sherwood Forest.

Robin Hood loved Maid Marion and he kissed her!


We have also been practising our handwriting, particularly remembering to use leads for every letter we write ( unless they are capitals).

Mrs Lawton is very impressed with the progress we have made since September.


In Numeracy we have begun a new topic on time. 

We have used lots of time vocabulary such as morning, afternoon, evening, yesterday, today, tomorrow, before and after.

We have also learnt the days of the week and the months of the year.

Maybe you could practise these at home eg

Which day comes after Wednesday?

Which day comes before Sunday?

How many months of the year begin with the letter J?

When is your Birthday? etc


In Topic we have been finding out about England and its capital city, London.

We started our topic by tasting some popular English foods such as Lancashire and Double Gloucester cheese, ham, Warburton's bread and custard creams! Yum! 

Next week we will be finding out about Scotland. Maybe you could find out some facts over the weekend and share them with your class on Monday.


Wow! What a brilliant success our 5 Read challenge has been. 

This week's winners are class D and they are very proud of the trophy they received in our Celebration Assembly on Friday.

All the children in school who did 5 reads and had their diaries signed by a grown up got an extra playtime - how exciting!

Who will be the winners of the trophy next week we wonder?


Have a lovely weekend



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Week beginning 1st January 2018


Happy New Year to everyone!


The theme of this week has been Fairy Tales.

The children’s fancy dress costumes were amazing. We had princesses, dragons, knights, astronauts and super heroes to name just a few!

We have enjoyed working with our friends in Reception and Year 2 to find out about Robin Hood.

We made Robin Hood hats, money bags out of felt, used money to buy items from a market stall and totalled scores on an Archery board.


On Thursday we had a lovely treat in the hall, a performance of the pantomime Robin Hood!


On Friday we dressed up in our pyjamas and we invited our grownups to come into school and read and share stories with us.

Thank you for all your support during this very busy week.


Please check your child’s reading packet for next week’s spellings.

If the children  get all their spellings correct they have their names placed on the Golden Spelling Star Chart!

Also we launch our 5 Read weekly challenge today!