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Welcome to Year 1 - Peacocks!


June 2016

Thank you to all the parents that came and looked at the children’s work last week. They have worked so hard and are very proud as I am sure you are too.


The children behaved impeccably during our school trip and really enjoyed themselves. It was a shame that it started to rain but we still managed to spend a little bit of time on the beach. On Monday the children wrote a recount about what they had done on their school trip. Lots of the children remembered to include time connectives and wrote it in the correct order. Well done Peacocks class.


In Maths the children have been learning their number bonds to 20. They really enjoyed creating a rainbow to 20 poster to help them remember each partner number. This is something that will be continued into Year 2.

May 2016

Our topic this half term has been water. The children learnt some actions to help them remember the different stages in the water cycle. They have been able to write about the water cycle, draw the water cycle and label parts of the water cycle. I am very impressed they have used the word evaporation in their writing.


As well as learning about the water cycle Year 1 have been writing about the story ‘The Little Raindrop’. The children have really enjoyed examining the pictures and writing about what is happening to the little raindrop. Some children have even asked to continue writing in the afternoon.


They have been working very hard learning to count in 2, 5 and 10’s and enjoy listening to songs to help them remember.


We are really looking forward to our class trip to Southend Sea life centre and the beach. If you have not returned your child’s permission slip and or money, can you please do so ASAP. Thank you.

April 2016

The children have had a busy couple of weeks learning about 3D shapes and fractions. They really enjoyed using bread rolls to find 1/2 and 1/4. They were all able to find 1/2 of a variety of shapes and are beginning to find a 1/2 of a quantity of objects by sharing into equal parts.


As a school we celebrated the Queens 90th Birthday. The crowns they made for homework looked brilliant. Well done to Charlie for winning the Year 1 prize, and thank you for all the delicious cakes donated.

March 2016

The children have been learning to tell the time to the o’clock and half past the hour. They have participated in whole class bingo, matching times to the correct clock and teaching the rest of the class how to show the correct time on their clocks. They are developing their vocabulary to correctly name the hands on the clock and saying the time.


On Monday 14th March Year 1 visited St Pauls Church to participate in Easter craft activities. Their behaviour and enthusiasm was impeccable I was so proud of them all. They really enjoyed the whole afternoon and were asking when they could go back for some more fun!

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February 2016

Peacocks class have been working really hard on their handwriting this month. We are adapting the way we teach English to incorporate this element into every lesson.  The children are beginning to recognise the letter family that each letter belongs to and are brilliant at explaining the best way to sit whilst concentrating on their handwriting.


Alongside handwriting the children are starting to count in 2s, 5s and 10s in maths. They are starting to recognise the patterns when counting and will shortly develop their knowledge by stating there are two lots of … when counting amounts of objects.

The children did a fantastic class assembly and retold the story of Handa’s Surprise with confidence. Well done.

January 2016

Since returning from the Christmas break, Peacocks class have been very busy. They have learnt the story of Handa’s Surprise and have written some brilliant sentences showing off their punctuation. All the children participated in tasting all the different fruits from the story. Every one enjoyed the experience and I was very proud of them all for trying new foods.


In Maths, the children have been learning how to use a 100 square. Although at times this has been challenging they have all persevered and tried their hardest. Well done Peacocks.

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December 2015

Welcome to Peacocks class. As part of STEM week the children were asked to make boats over the half term holiday. We went outside to test to see if the boats floated on the water or sunk. The class of Peacocks were all really proud as every boat floated. The children really enjoyed this activity and it was lovely listening to the stories about how they were made at home.


We have also been busy learning our dance for the Christmas play and singing all of the exciting songs.

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