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We will update our weekly news each Monday...

Tuesday 5th December

Apologies for the late update.  This week we are continuing with Little Red Riding Hood as our story. We are also busy practising for the Nativity which is coming together lovely.  Please continue to help your children learn their lines.


This week...

Wednesday - straight after school in the Community Room and Dining Hall it is the Christmas Fair.  Please bring small change.  


Thursday - Christmas Jumper Day. Children are still to come to school in their P.E. kit but are allowed to wear a Christmas Jumper if they wish. 


Please can we remind parents that glass bottles should not be sent to school as their drink or in their packed lunch boxes.


Have a great week! 

The Year One Team.




Monday 27th November

It was lovely to meet with you last week for Parent’s Evening. Thank you for coming.


What a rainy start to the week! Please ensure that your child has a warm coat to go out to play in and if they bring hats and gloves, please ensure these are named.


This is the start of the busy last few weeks of term starting with our trip to Sundown. Mrs Hinchley’s class are going tomorrow, and Mrs Hounslow’s are going on Thursday.  Please ensure that if your child has any prescribed medication such as an inhaler, that this is sent with your child and given to Mrs Hayes on arrival. Please refer to the information sheet sent home last week for additional information.


If anyone else would like to enter the ‘Elf on the Shelf’ competition, you have until Wednesday morning as a winner will be drawn during Wednesday afternoon.


Today, we have sent home a nativity letter regarding ticket allocation. Some letters will have a sheet attached to them asking for any clothing to be sent in for their costume. Not all have one so please do not worry.


Have a great week!


Monday 20th November

This week we are reading The Three Little Pigs in English and continuing with subtraction in maths.  The children are well underway with learning their songs for the nativity and we are just finalising parts. Any words your child will need to learn will be sent home this week, please help them to learn these at home.  More information on tickets for this event will be out soon. 


This week you will receive a letter about the Christmas events being run in school including the 'Breakfast with Santa' event.  You will also get a reminder letter about the Sundown trip taking place next week. 


Just a polite reminder that the fee for the trip to Mansfield Museum is due by the end of this half term. 


We are looking forward to speaking with you all during the Parent's Evening meetings taking place this week. 


Have a great week!



Monday 13th November

This week we are reading The Enormous Turnip in English and starting our subtraction topic in Maths.

Just a few reminders:

  • PE for this half term is now on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Wednesday (15th) is individual school photo day.
  • Friday (17th) is wear something spotty for Children in Need - a separate email has been sent about this.
  • Parents' Evening is next week - thank you if you have already returned your slips - there are still some slots available, please feel free to come and book an appointment with your child's teacher. Appointment times will be sent out to you this week.
  • Snacks for playtimes are optional and should be healthy no chocolate, crisps or nuts please. These will be given back to your child to bring home at the end of the day.

Have a lovely week.


Tuesday 7th November

Welcome back!  We trust you all had a great half term break.  Your children came home with a few letters all stapled together with this half terms newsletter.  We appreciate there is lots going on - it is always a busy half term, but a fun one!


Please can you ensure that the Sundown reply slip is returned by Friday 10th November. 


P.E. commences on Thursday with Mr. Halfpenny.  It will continue on a Monday as normal. 


We have had a few children coming into school wearing inappropriate footwear and large hair bands / bobbles.  Please refer to the school uniform policy as these are not to be worn. 


Have a great week!


Monday 16th October

We cannot believe it is the last week of the first half term.  It has been a great start with all the children looking brilliant and all so different.  Thank you for all the effort and time you have spent getting costumes prepared and more importantly, helping your child to learn about who they were going as.  All the children were able to tell us, then write something about their chosen person.  They are all looking forward to learning about Guy Fawkes tomorrow - full uniform as normal please.


Towards the end of last week, your child should have come home with a Sundowne trip letter and their personalised Christmas Card leaflet.  Please take note of the dates on the paperwork that these need to be returned / paid for. 


Information for the rest of this week...

Wednesday 18th - 'All About Me' projects are due in.

Thursday 19th - From 2:30pm parents are welcome to come into share and celebrate the different projects. 

Friday 20th - Non-uniform day in exchange for something 'red' for the Christmas hampers.


Can we just remind you of the P.E. uniform policy as we are having children still wearing earrings or not covering them up and wearing brightly coloured leggings. 


All library books need to be returned on a Friday and school reading books on a Monday so that they can be changed.  Can we also ask that you date each new week in their reading diaries as it makes it easier for the children to find the correct week when carrying out spellings. 


School closes on Friday at 3:15pm and reopens on Tuesday 6th November at 8:45am.


Have a wonderful half term if we don't speak to you beforehand.


Monday 9th October

We hope you all had a lovely weekend.  It is hard to believe we are coming towards the end of this first half term already. 

A couple of reminders for this week...

-Please ensure that everything owned by your child is named.  

-Please return any disco money and slips by Tuesday 10th October.

-Please return any consent forms for the trips by the end of this week.

-The school disco is straight after school on Wednesday until 4:45pm. Children will be picked up from their classrooms. 

-We would welcome any donations (baked or shop bought) of cakes / biscuits for the Macmillan Coffee Morning. The donations can be sent in on Thursday.

-Friday 13th, the Macmillan Coffee Morning is on until 10:30am.  Please enter through the school's main reception. 


Reminders for next week...

Monday 16th - dress up as a historical person.  Please ensure that your child knows who they are and can tell us something about them.  No P.E. kits needed today.

Tuesday 17th - Mansfield Museum are coming into school to talk about Guy Fawkes. Full school uniform to be worn. 

Wednesday 18th - 'All About Me' projects are due in.

Thursday 19th - From 2:30pm parents are welcome to come into share and celebrate the different projects. 

Friday 20th - Non-uniform day in exchange for something 'red' for the Christmas hampers.


Have a great week! 


Monday 2nd October

Our topic this week is 'Pets' and in Maths we are learning about the number line and ordering numbers. Just a few reminders about upcoming events:

  • Wednesday this week is our MFL day - Children can come to school dressed in the colours of the French flag (red, white or blue). We will be tasting baugette, brie, crossiants, pain au chocolate and making crepes. We have some gluten and dairy free mix for the crepes but if your child has allergies you may wish to send in extra items for them to taste along side this.
  •  Our Halloween Disco is on the 11th October - please return your slips and payment if you wish your child to attend.
  • On Monday the 16th October we are asking children to come dressed as someone from the past as a fun start to our history week.
  • On Tuesday the 17th October we have a visit from Mansfield Museum who will be coming to school to do a Guy Fawkes workshop with the children - a letter regarding this will be coming out this week.
  • We hope your 'All About Me' projects are going well and look forward to welcoming you all into school on Thursday 19th October to share these with you.
  • Our PTA are getting ready for our Christmas Hampers and are asking for Year 1 to donate red items for the Hamper this year. In exchange for red items children can come to school in non-uniform on Friday 20th October.
  • The weather is still as unpredictable as ever. Please ensure that your child comes to school with their coat. 


Monday 25th September

This week our topic is 'Our Homes'. Thank you if you have already sent in or emailed a picture of your child's house to us ready for them to use in class. In Maths, we are learning about comparing groups of objects and amounts using greater and less than and their corresponding symbols.


PE is on Mondays and Fridays this half term - please can you ensure that any earrings are removed for these days.


Our Modern Foreign Languages day is on Wednesday 4th October - Children can come dressed in the colours of the French flag - red, blue or white or a combination of these. 


Please feel free to come and speak to us if you have any questions.


Monday 18th September

This week is all about our families - the children will be drawing and writing about the people they live with. In maths we will be focusing on finding one more and one less of a given number.


In preparation for next weeks topic on our homes - could you please send in or email us a photo of your child's house ready for them to draw a picture of it - thank you in advance.


A letter will be coming home this week regarding our dress up day in October where we would like each child to come in dressed as someone from history as a starter to our history lessons on Guy Fawkes.


Spellings can be found at the bottom of the homework letter that is sent home each Friday (also added to our homework tab on our website) - There are five tricky word spellings to learn that your child will then write in their home school books as part of our spelling quiz the following Friday in class. Please leave this section blank ready for them to use in class.


Everywhere Bear - Each Friday a child will be chosen to bring home their classes Everywhere Bear along with his diary to log the adventures he has been up to. This can be photos, drawings or a short note. He then needs to be returned on Monday so he can share his adventures with the class.


Monday 11th September

Your children have made a fantastic start to the year and are settling in to Year One well. Last week we started our All About Me topic and the children are painting their portraits for display and writing about themselves. 

This week we are recapping our Phonics learning from Reception and counting, sorting and representing numbers to 10 in maths. Our topic this week is all about our five senses.

A few reminders:

- Meet the Teacher - This Wednesday after school please feel free to drop in after school and have a look around your child's classroom. This will be an informal chance to meet and hopefully we can answer any questions you may have about life in Year One.

- please look out for a letter tomorrow introducing our All About Me homework project (One will also be added to our Yr 1 information tab).

- please remember to remove your child's earrings on PE days.

- Reading books will come home on Wednesday please return these to school on the following Monday.

- Children can change their library books on Fridays.

- Phonics homework sheet will be sent out each Friday (a copy can also be found on our Yr 1 Homework tab). At the bottom of the sheet will be next weeks spellings for your child to learn for the following Friday.


If you have any questions - please feel free to come and see us or send us an email.

Have a lovely week, hope to see you on Wednesday,

The Year One Team.

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