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Tall Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

Class 1

Week 7  15th October 2018


Spellings for this week.  To be tested for Friday 19th October









Please keep the homework sheets at home to practice before Friday.  Thank you.


Christmas Cards

The children have come home this week with the Christmas cards that they have created in school.  Please complete the order form and return to school if you would like to buy some of these.  The cards are amazing and the children worked really hard to create them and how wonderful would they be to send out to friends and relations.  

Our Class Share Time 

This afternoon (Tuesday) we invited the parents in to join us to see what the children have been doing over this half term.  It was lovely to see many parents attending and the children finished the afternoon with some songs and some dancing.  Thank you to those parents who shared it with us.


Penny Wars

What a great time the children are having with their penny war jars.  The children have found it really funny and they're definitely getting into the competitive spirit.  It's certainly been making us laugh as the children are sneaking into other classes and putting silver coins in the jars.  Thank you to all who are supporting us with this. What a fantastic idea.  



We're moving on to a new project after the half term holidays.  We're having a special event on Thursday 1st November and we'd love for you to attend.  The children will be writing a special invitation for you after the holidays so keep a look out for that.  


Thank you again for all of your support over the last few weeks and we're so proud of how the children have settled into their Year One class and we're looking forward to lots more exciting things after the holidays.




Week 6 8th October, 2018


Class 1 were all awarded their official zookeeper badges last week and they wrote some fantastic instructions about being a zookeeper.  I was so proud of the work the children produced. 


We found out about what our pets liked to eat and we went over to the wildlife area to see if we could find our animals a suitable home.


We had some great smiles for our photographer on Friday and it will be lovely to see the final  photographs.


Thank you to all of the parents who attended for parent's evening.  It was great to let you know how well the children have settled into their Year 1 class.  


Reading Challenge

I was really pleased with the amount of children who were 'green' readers this week.  This means that they have read four or more times  each week.  Please continue to do this as it is really beneficial for the children to be reading on a regular basis.  Thank you for your support with this.


Spellings for this week









These will be tested on Friday 12th October.  Thank you.






Week 5 1st October 2018

What another fantastic week we've had in Class 1.  Something strange happened in the classroom and a bottle of magic dust appeared.  It turned us all into zookeepers so we could find out about the jobs that a zookeeper has to do in their day.

The children were amazing zookeepers although I was a bit worried when lots of them said that their best job of the day was cleaning up animal poo!! 

We're going to be looking at the writing a list of instructions this week.  We might  see if other children in the school want to take it on as a job when they've read what they have to do!!


Reading challenge

Thank you to all of you who have helped your children to be 'green' readers and an extra thank you to those children who were a 'fab fiver'.  It is really important for the children to be reading regularly at home and we'd love to see more children becoming 'green' readers each week.



The children are still desperate to have their hands on the attendance trophy (well probably more the sweets that are in it!)  so please may I  remind about how important it is to have children in school and at the correct time.  Classroom doors are now open in a morning from 8.40am.  Thank you for your help with this.


Weekly spellings









Please complete the sheet that comes home with the children each Monday and then keep the sheet at home to have a go through the week.  The children will have a fun spelling test on Fridays.  Thank you again for your help with this.






Week 4 24th September, 2018

What a fantastic and busy week we had last week.  We went over to the wildlife area to look for  butterflies and then we wrote all about it.  We've been looking at 1 more and 1 less in our maths.  We've been looking at a map of the world and finding out which continents different animals come from.   We did some great singing in music and I do apologise if the children came home singing Hey you!.  It was so catchy. 





Children are now going to be having a little spelling test on a Friday.  They will bring home a sheet with their weekly spellings on which will allow them to practice their spellings by copying the words and then covering them over to check.   Please have a go at these with your children through the week. 


Spellings for this Friday 28th September are:









Please continue to read with your children at home.  We'd love for everybody to read four times a week and be a 'green' reader.  If your child reads 5 or more times then they will be a 'Fab Fiver' and will receive a special sticker in assembly.



The children are desperate to win the enormous attendance trophy and let's see if we can go for it this week.


Thank you for your support with all of the above.  Your support is always greatly appreciated.

Welcome to Class 1!


 A very big welcome to Class 1 and Mrs Mountain and what an exciting term we've got ahead of us. 

Our project for this half term is 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers'.  We're going to be learning all about different animals, where they live and what they eat.

We started our project with a trip to The Jungle Zoo in Cleethorpes where all of the children had a fantastic day and were very well behaved.

We listened to the zookeeper telling us about the different animals.   We all thought the meerkats were rather cute, the tortoise was enormous, the monkeys were very naughty and we weren't too sure about stroking the snake!

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Reading Challenge

Children need to be reading at home at least four times per week.  Stickers will be awarded in assembly for those children reading four times or more (but only one read a day will be allowed) and a 'dojo' will be awarded for each read through the week.  Please encourage your child with this.  Thank you



Weekly spellings - to be practised for Fridays each week

The children will come home with a Look, Cover, Write, Check sheet which we would love you to practise with them through the week.  Children will then have an activity sheet to complete in class on a Friday.

Week 1 (17th September)








PE days

Our PE days are Mondays and Tuesdays so children will need to have their full kit in school for these days (t-shirt, shorts and PE shoes).  Can we please ask that all earrings are removed before school.  Thank you.