Class Assembly Video

Thank you so much Beech parents/grandparents and carers for coming to our class assembly today. The children were incredible and they did SO well performing to such a big audience – it was a lovely celebration of how well they have done this year. They really are superstars! I’ve attached the video shown today at the end.

Another superstar I want to give a special mention to is Mrs Wright – she did so much brilliant work sorting the costumes and getting all the props – the assembly would never have been what it was without her. Bright/Wright has been a team all year and I am so grateful for all she has done supporting the children in the classroom this year. She’s been instrumental to everything that’s happened.

Thank you again for your kind words and gifts today – it was really unexpected but greatly appreciated.

Warmest wishes

Mr Bright

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In maths this week Year 1 have been re-visiting capacity. We’ve been using vocabulary such as ‘full’, ’empty’, ‘half full’, ‘quarter full’ and ‘three quarters full’. It’s been fun filling different sized containers up with both water and cubes!


Can you fill a container up at home using the language ‘full’, ’empty’, ‘half full’, ‘quarter full’, ‘three quarters full’?

Try filling two different containers with different amounts. Can you use the words ‘more’ and ‘less’ to describe the difference between them?

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Elm Class Assembly

We are really looking forward to welcoming Elm parents and carers to this special event at 2.30pm on Friday May 12th 2017. It’s going to be great sharing with you the exciting learning that has been happening this year in Elm. Please do put it in your diary if you haven’t done so already. See you then!

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Super Home Learning!

It’s been great to see and hear so many of you have been growing plants and flowers at home recently. Well done everyone! Lots of you have brought in photos or even plants you have started growing for us to have a look at. Thank you for these! This week Owen brought in a Venus Flytrap for Show and Tell which was really exciting and we watched this video to get a close up of them in the wild.

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Times Tables


Year 1 children are really coming on with their times tables. You can continue to help at home by asking your child to chant their times tables whilst you have breakfast or walk to school! Our focus this year is the 1, 2 and 5 times tables.

Here are some for you to try:

4 x 2 =

9 x 2 =

11 x 2 =

3 x 2 =

8 x 5 =

3 x 5 =

10 x 5 =

2 x 5 =

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Writing A Book Review

In the summer term we have something new for Year 1 children to try! We know how much you are enjoying reading your new books and so will be sending home a blank book review for you to fill in each week. If there is one book you’ve read during a week which you’ve really enjoyed then why not have a go filling one in and explaining what and why you enjoyed the story. A selection might be displayed in our classrooms – look out for the Year 1 Book Review Sheets coming home after Easter!

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Happy Easter!

We would like to wish all Year 1 parents a very happy and safe Easter holidays. We hope everyone gets lots of rest and relaxation and comes back raring to go for the summer term. Things to look forward to include Maypole, Sports Day and Class Assemblies! It’s going to be fun! We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 18th April!

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Green Fingers

Our topic for Summer 1 will be ‘Green Fingers’. We are going to be learning about plants, rain forests, deserts and the science of plants.



Can you use Oddizzi ( to find out some facts and information about rain forests around the world? Where are they found? What animals and plants live there?


Why not buy some seeds and plant them over the Easter holidays…maybe you could keep a journal of how your plant grows. What things will your plant need to grow? You could even use a ruler to measure the height of your plant as it grows…

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Red Nose Day

Year 1 are excited about Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day this Friday!

In our assembly last week we watched Hassan’s moving story. Check it out below:

Money raised this week will go to support great causes both here and abroad such as those which helped Hassan. Children are invited to come to school on Friday wearing red or non-uniform if they prefer. Children who have red noses may bring them into the academy on Friday if they wish to but we suggest they are named in some way and also that they know their nose will be their responsibility for the day. It’s going to be a fun day!

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New Reading Scheme

Thank you for the positive feedback about our new reading scheme. 🙂 Just to clarify that children are expected to bring the book they have been given to read with them to school each day so that they can then choose another one for themselves. Please read with your child every night – once the book is finished they may bring it in and change it in class, preferably every day.

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