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– and The McGinty Speech and Language Centre

"Let your light shine”, Matthew 5. 16

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Year 1 Lime

Recommended Reading List for Year 1

We really enjoyed our visit to West Malling Library this morning and lots of us were able to take out some books using our library cards.

Well done to all of Lime class for a fabulous class assembly today!

We really enjoyed our online workshop with the author and illustrator Bethan Woollvin. She showed us how to draw the characters Hansel and Gretel from one of her stories.

Welcome back to Term 4!


We hope you had an enjoyable break!  We have an exciting term ahead including an online workshop with the author Bethan Woollvin, Book Week, Comic Relief and Easter.  We also have our class assembly this term - Wednesday 22nd March.  Please do come along and share in your child's learning.  


Welcome Back to Term 3!

We hope you all had an enjoyable break and are ready for the term ahead.  Thank you so much for all your generous Christmas gifts that you gave to the whole Lime class team.  They were very much appreciated.

Important information:

PE this term will be on Mondays and Wednesdays and children need to come to school in correct PE kits.  

Bug Club: This is a really useful way for children to practise their reading skills. It would be really helpful if children could use this more, especially the Bug activities for each book as this will help them to progress further with their comprehension skills. 

Home Learning: Books will be coming home on

Friday and is due in on Monday 6th February.

Reading Books: From next Friday (13th January), most children will be coming home with a new level book bag book which will correspond to the book they are reading in school during our guided reading sessions.  

Please do not hesitate to speak to us or email on
 should you have any questions.  

Thank you for your continued support. 

Use these games to practise your phonic skills.

Reading Books
Well done for all of the fantastic reading at home this term. Please continue to read books at home with your children during the Christmas break and we will send reading scheme books home when we return in January. 

Highlights of West Malling Christmas Service 2022

Uploaded by West Malling CE Primary on 2022-12-16.

Snow Day Fun

Tuesday 13th December - West Malling’s Festive Sporting Extravaganza!

On Tuesday 13th December your child will be taking part in West Malling’s Festive Sporting Extravaganza!

Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE Kit and in their castle team t-shirt.

If your child doesn’t have a t-shirt of the correct colour, then a plain white t-shirt is fine. Castle team colours: Bodiam-blue, Hever-yellow, Leeds-red, and Dover-green

Term 2 Newsletter and Home Learning


Sharing our Home Learning

Dough Disco!

Practising our ball skills in PE - bounce- clap-catch.

As part of our science learning, we went on an Autumn hunt around our beautiful school grounds to look for signs of Autumn.  We found yellow leaves, conkers, seeds and acorns. 

We had lots of fun in our PERFORM drama workshop this morning!

Harvest Festival - all the children did a fantastic job sharing our song about the four seasons in church this morning. Well done Lime class!

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In maths, we have been learning about the greater than > less than < and equal to = signs.  Remember: the crocodile always eats the biggest number! 

Today we were thinking about the different parts of our body.  Using a picture from our Power of Reading book ‘Here we Are’ as a starting point, we thought about the parts of our body that are on the outside and the parts that we can’t see on the inside.  We had fun drawing around each other to label our own diagram.  

Out and About - listen to our fantastic class poem!

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After reading the poem ‘Out and About’ we had a go at creating our own class poem.  We used our experience of exploring in Forest School to write something we saw, heard or felt, then we put our ideas together to make our poem.  

We have been practising to write the letter ‘l’ in our handwriting lessons this week.

We took our English learning outside today to use magnifying glasses, binoculars and pots to explore the forest school area. We were ‘busy’ outdoors.

Friday 16th September

We have been so proud of how well the children have adapted to new routines in year 1. They have all worked so hard this week in all the different subjects we have been learning.  We are looking forward to a fantastic year together! 


Please take a look at our class newsletter for Term 1 below.  It has lots of important information on it about the term ahead. 


Today, the children will be coming home with their Home Learning books.  This will have some ideas for you to work through at home this term linked to our learning in school.  This can be kept at home but brought back into school on Monday 17th October so we can share each other’s work.  Please find a copy of the Home Learning below.

There will also be some reading books coming home today.  Please keep these at home to read until next Friday when they will be changed.  It may be helpful if children could bring a book bag or small rucksack with them on a Friday so that the reading books can be easily transported between home and school. 


PE will be on Monday and Thursday and children need to come to school in their PE kits.  As we move towards Autumn it will be important for children to wear black jogging bottoms/leggings and their school jumper/zoodie to stay warm.  Trainers will also be more practical and comfortable to wear all day.  Velcro trainers will be appreciated please.  Earrings need to be taken out or covered at home.


Please ensure that any clothing and belongings brought into school are clearly labelled including water bottles, lunch boxes, book bags, PE kits, school uniform and coats. 

Please ensure your child brings a filled water bottle into school everyday.  

Please remember to use the lime email if you have any questions or for any information you need to give to us.
Thank you for your continued support. 

Have a lovely weekend.