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Week Beginning 13 March 2017


  • World Water Day 22 March – Dress up in blue or water themed
  • Friday 24 March - Fairy Tale dress up day
  • Raincoat and Cold Weather- Please ensure that your child brings a raincoat to school for the wet weather and a coat now that the tempature has dropped.
  • Swimming - Please be aware that the days are getting colder and wetter so please dress your child accordingly.  On swimming days girls may wear dark leggings and matching dark socks instead of tights to make it easier for them to get dressed.  A warm hat is also recommended.


In Literacy, children will be studying fairy tales for the next couple weeks. We will read a range of traditional fairy tales and talk about the characters and characteristics of fairy tales. Also, we will practise retelling stories verbally and in written form. Children will continue to work on sentence level and begin to use conjunctions to join simple sentences.


Fairytales, traditional stories, features, characters, structure, conjunctions



Over the next few weeks Sharks will be learning about split digraphs. A digraph is two letters together which make one sound. When a digraph is split by a constant it becomes a split digraph e.g. i-e – like. The split digraphs we will be learning to read and spell in context are; a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e and u-e.

Puffer Fish

This week the Puffer Fish group will be continuing to practise the sounds s, a, t, e, i, p, n. They will learn how to say the sounds and read them when they are blended with other sounds to make words. We will focus on the words- sat, tip, pen, pin, at, tap.


This week Starfish will continue to learn about alternative pronunciations for ‘ou’ . The children will practise reading and spelling polysyllabic words such as: cloudy, group, would, could, shoulder, countdown. We will also recap on some of the alternative pronunciations learned so far.


This week Stingrays will continue learning new vowel digraphs within phase 3. We will be looking at oa, oo (short sound) and oo (long sound). We will be applying these sounds to help sound out and spell new words such as boat, roof and book whilst continuing to practice and identify our vowel sounds (a,e,i,o and u). We will also be learning how to spell tricky words such as was, all, they and my.


This week, the Jellyfish phonics group will continue to work through Phase 4 where they will practise the recognition and recall of Phase 2 and 3 graphemes.  They will learn and practise the reading and spelling of ccvcc words using these sounds e.g. trust, spend, glint, tramp, grunt, crept, crunch, drench, shrink etc.  Children will also be taught how to read the tricky words were, there, little and one, and how to spell the tricky words they, all, are and children. 


This week, Octopus are going to recap on the oo, oo, ar and or sounds. They will practise applying the sounds and explore words with these spelling patterns. They will be learning to spell words such as book, look, took, food, mood, bark, dark and spark.


In Maths this week the children will review their addition skills and begin to use these to solve mathematical word problems.  They will add one-digit and two-digit numbers to 100, including zero, as well as read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition and equals.


Add, equals, more, together, number, total, read


This week the children will learn how textiles are made and will learn to weave. They will also learn how to modify threads by plaiting, fraying & knotting.

Textiles, fabrics, wool, material, thread, modify, knot, fray


Over the coming weeks our coding lessons will continue to focus on having an increased number of moveable objects, each with specific directions linked to the pressing of keys or swiping of the screen. As we start to enter our literacy focus of traditional tales the children will create apps based on the fairy tale theme.


Computer, laptop, coding, Expresso, software, program, keyboard, mouse, input, output, code, direction



Review the topics we have covered  through some interactive activities.

Homework: Read a little book.


Review the topics we have covered  through some interactive activities.

Homework: Worksheet





De kinderen van year 1 hebben al een idee wat zij later willen worden en zullen deze week starten met het onderzoek naar hun favoriete beroep.  Maar wat doen grote mensen eigenlijk de hele dag?  We bespreken het beroep van mama en papa aan de hand  van  wwww- vragen . ( wie?  wat? waar? wanneer? waarom? )  Heeft u tijd en gelegenheid om uw vak in de Nederlandse klas  te komen toelichten?  U bent meer dan welkom!

De letter van de week is de `eitjes`- ei!

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