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  • F1 Canary Class AM 93.8%
  • F1 Canary Class PM 88.6%
  • F2 Kingfisher Class 96.7%
  • F2 Puffin Class 96.6%
  • Y1 Flamingo Class 97.7%
  • Y1 Merlin Class 88.9%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 98.3%
  • Y2 Robin Class 95.7%
  • Y3 Tawny Owls Class 97%
  • Y3 Wren Class 99.3%
  • Y4 Hummingbird Class 93.8%
  • Y4 Nightingale Class 97%
  • Y5 Peregrine Class 98.6%
  • Y5 Swallow Class 97%
  • Y6 Bluejay Class 96.6%
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Y1 Flamingo Class

Welcome to Flamingo Class


Teacher: Miss Tanner


TAS: Mr Dougill, Miss Sharp & Miss Stott


Monday - Art & Karate


Tuesday-  French & Gymnastics


Wednesday- PE


Information for Parents/Guardians:


Social Media- On the notes page of your child’s school diary we will add all details about our Class Blog. Children will all be given a login so they can access the Blog from home. We will also have a class website where you can find information about what we will be learning each term and all the things we do in class. You can also follow us on our Twitter page for daily updates @Y1Flamingo


Book bags - Your child will have a library book and reading diary. Please ensure your child brings their reading bag to school every day. All library books will be changed on a weekly basis and diaries will be marked each week too.


Water bottles - Please bring fresh drinking water every day.


Homework-Homework will be sent home on a Friday and asked to be returned the following Thursday. Homework will be phonics based to help your child achieve age-related expectations in reading. There will also be 5 spellings sent home each week and children will have a spelling test every Wednesday.





This week in English we have been doing lots of activities related to our new class novel - Roald Dahl's The BFG. Head over to our Blog to read some of our work.




Fun in the Sun


This term we have been making the most of the lovely weather and we have been practising our phonics and playing games outside in the sunshine. 





In art, we have been looking at Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and trying to recreate our own portrait.





We have been working very hard during our Karate lessons and we have been practising our forward walk and punches. 



In Maths this term we have been..... 


Completing puzzles and learning about 2-digit place value.



Estimate and measure the weight of different objects



Measure the capacity of different objects and create a lock graphs



Recognise and write basic fractions of shapes



This term we have been practising lots of different jumps, balances and trick in order to earn our level 8 badges.




Summer Term

Our topic this term is Spectacular Science & Amazing Art







Saying sentences before writing them

Reading over sentences to check they make sense

Using interesting language

Developing story techniques



Adding suffixes and prefixes



Capital letters

Days of the week

Exclamation marks



Read words containing taught GPCs

Read words of more than one syllable

Read words with contractions

Recite rhymes and poems by heart

Explain the meaning of what is read to them

Comprehension tests



Phase 3 and 5 sounds

Phase 4 blending

Polysyllabic words

Common exception words

Alternative sounds



Number and place value

Mental addition and subtraction

Problem solving reasoning and algebra






Position and direction

Multiplication and Division



Understand that text comes in different colours, sizes and styles.

Record using computing resources and understand how to play it back.

Understand the difference between a graphic package and a paper based package.

Understand e-safety, passwords and how people communicate.

To understand that information can come from different sources.

To understand that devices respond to commands.



Ask simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways.

Observing closely, using simple equipment.

Perform using simple equipment.

Perform simple tests.

Identifying and classifying.

Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.

Recognise and compare the main external parts of the bodies of humans and other animals.

Recognise and name the main parts of a flowering plant including root, stem, leaf and flower.

Identify and name some different sources of light.



Naming the world's seven continents on a map and glove

Find and name the world's five oceans on a map and globe

Find and name countries of the UK on a map

Find and name the capital cities of the UK on a map

Talk about different features of countries



Continue to develop empathy for others

Recognise what is right and wrong

Agree and follow rules for their group and classroom

Know how to apologise and make amends.



Identify what matters to them and others and link this to religion.

Recognise that religious teaching and ideas make a different to individuals and families.

Explore a range of religious stories.

Explore a range of sacred writings.

Name and explore celebrations.



Looking at our own fears and dreams

Understanding strategies for staying calm

Understanding how to achieve dreams

Recognising items that we treasure



Outside Provider

Art around the world-looking and investigating art from different countries.


Physical Education

Mini Olympics

Running games

Jumping Skills

Races and Games

Throwing Skills



Learning our Katas

Performing simple punches and kicks



Level 8 and 9 skills


Spring Term 2018


Peter Pan


This term our topic will focus on the book 'Peter Pan'. We will be taking part in lots of exciting activities related to pirates, fairies and explorers. 



Write diary entries as pirates or explorers.

Describing different settings.

Understanding the features of non-fiction texts.

Writing simple non-fiction texts.

Writing simple stories.

Looking at a range of poems.

Creating simple poems.

Using a range of adjectives.

Using connectives to sequence ideas.

Creating longer pieces of texts.

Beginning to join our letters.

Power of Reading - Traction Man.

Following Pirate instructions/following instructions.



Making predictions about texts.

Looking at the features of non-fiction texts.

Relating texts to everyday life.

Summarising the key events.

Retelling story events in the correct order.



Year One Phonics Screening Test.

Recognising all phase 5 sounds.

Blending longer words.

Recognising constant clusters.

Spotting digraphs and trigraphs in words.

Reading real and non-real words.






Spelling of tricky words.

Using a range of punctuation marks correctly.

Distinguishing sentences.



Find one more and one less.

Say the number 2 more or 2 less.

Locate 2-digit numbers.

Revise pairs to 10.

Solve missing number problems.

Find number pairs to 8.

Add by putting the larger number first.

Add a single digit number to a 2-digit number.

Begin to name and recognise 3D shapes.

Count on and back in 10s.

Count in 5s.

Count in 2s.

Recognise odd and even numbers.



Using search engines for research.

Finding information about pirates

Adding text

Copying and pasting pictures

Understanding what algorithms are.

Understand the uses of information technology beyond school.



Creating a pirate ship wreck wash

Creating a pirate flag

Creating a pirate mask

Selecting appropriate resources

Evaluating our work



Following instructions to create simple models

Making a pirate island

Designing and making a pirate hat

Message in a bottle

Following a design

Evaluating our work



Learning pirate and seaside songs

Making music outdoors

Distinguishing sounds

Designing a musical toy



Discussing ideas with a talk partner.

What do we think about pirates behaviour?

Would we behave the same as a pirate?

How do pirates look after themselves?

Staying safe at sea/ near water.

Sharing ideas as a whole class.

Creating whole class mind maps.

Answering and thinking of questions.

Extending their vocabulary.

Explain their ideas to others.

Discussing their feelings.

Expressing their feelings.

Describing items to others.

Explaining their learning to others.



Looking at growth of plants

Growing our own seeds

Observational drawing of plants

Measuring and comparing height

Exploring different senses



Leaning about famous people from the past.

Learning about famous events from the past.

Learning about the role of women from the past



Looking at our own fears and dreams

Understanding strategies for staying calm

Understanding how to achieve dreams

Recognising items that we treasure




How did Abraham listen to God?

How do Jews show their beliefs through SHABBAT.

Why is rest important?

How did Noah listen to God?



With School sports coach.

Mini Olympics-

Running games.

Jumping Skills.

Races and Games.

Throwing Skills



Learning our Katas.

Performing simple punches and kicks.





This week we have been really enjoying reading our class novel, Peter Pan. Throughout the week, we have been writing lots of different types of text, all based on the story of Peter Pan. First, we wrote instructions on how to fly. Then, we wrote a set of directions to find the buried treasure and finally, we wrote a setting description of Neverland.


This week we have been working on building our descriptive vocabulary. We began the week by watching a clip from Peter Pan the film. We focused on Captain Hook and Mr. Smee. We discussed appropriate adjectives to describe each character. Later in the week, we used the adjectives to write our own wanted posters.


In chapter 5 of our class novel, Tinkerbell tells the lost boys to hurt Wendy. We decided that this was very unkind and she needed to say sorry. We thought the best way would be to write an apology letter.

We began by looking at the features of letters and then we had a go at writing our own.






This week, we have been focusing on improving our counting skills and our recognition of numbers up to 100. We have been looking at the place value of 2-digit numbers and learning to read an write them correctly. We have also been practising counting in multiples of 1, 2, 5 and 10 all the way up to 100.

We now know that all multiples of 2 end in a 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 and that all multiples of 5 end in a 5 or a 0.




We have also been learning about 3D shapes. We began by revising the names of the main 3D shapes that we learnt last year. We also learnt the words needed to describe properties of 3D shapes, such as; edges, faces, and vertices.




This week, we have been learning about animals and their young. We talked about how some animals, such a mammals give birth to live young, whereas other animals, such as birds and amphibians, lay eggs or spawn.




This week we have been learning to name parts of our body using the correct scientific vocabulary. We discussed the different names we know for each part of our body and which ones are the scientific names.

At our tables, we worked together to label a picture of the human body. At the end of the lesson, we played 'Body Part Bingo'! 




Today in Computing we worked in groups to become familiar with the keyboard. We had to find different buttons on the keyboard and navigate the mouse to different areas on the screen. We then used word to change the colour, size and text of the writing we had produced. After we discussed different styles to suit different purposes. We said that if we were making a scary title we would use red and black.



Today in Computing we have discussed the word ‘memory’ and found out how to record using an i-pad. We then worked in pairs to record each other talking about what we would research using Google. We then practised transferring our videos to a computer using copying and pasting. Finally, we watched how you pause, stop and play recordings and discussed why we have these buttons.






In our History lesson, we looked at the different ways humans have travelled. We then used a timeline to put the different ways to fly in order. We also discussed who the Wright Brothers were. Finally, we had a go at making our own paper aeroplane and tested them out.













In Art, we have been doing lots of artwork inspired by our class novel. So far, we have drawn our own treasure map of Neverland, designed our own pirate ships and created our own fairy wings using a range of patterns.




In our phonics sessions, we have been focusing on our blending skills now we have been taught all our phase 5 sounds. We practised blending by creating alien names and challenging our friends to read them.

Autumn Term

PE, Karate & Gymnastics

Special Mentions & Stars of the Week

  • F1 Canary Class AM 93.8%
  • F1 Canary Class PM 88.6%
  • F2 Kingfisher Class 96.7%
  • F2 Puffin Class 96.6%
  • Y1 Flamingo Class 97.7%
  • Y1 Merlin Class 88.9%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 98.3%
  • Y2 Robin Class 95.7%
  • Y3 Tawny Owls Class 97%
  • Y3 Wren Class 99.3%
  • Y4 Hummingbird Class 93.8%
  • Y4 Nightingale Class 97%
  • Y5 Peregrine Class 98.6%
  • Y5 Swallow Class 97%
  • Y6 Bluejay Class 96.6%

Safegaurding Information

Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • George Huthart
  • Catherine Bartlett
  • Camilla Mercer
  • Megan Williams
  • Lynne North
  • Sally Townsend
  • Kelly Whittington



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