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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 Class

Friday 27th November.

Learner of the week....

For being so focussed on his learning and becoming so much more independent with his work. He has tried hard to work out answers to subtraction number stories even though he missed a few lessons! Well done and keep up this brilliant focus and independence! 

Thursday 26th November - science fun!

We carried out an investigation this afternoon to find out what material would be best to make an umbrella for Ted. We looked at these materials - paper, cloth, foil, plastic bag and felt. We predicted which one we thought would be the most waterproof.  Then we tested each material adding 10 drops of water using a pipette. Can you remember which material would be the best one to make an umbrella for Ted? Which material was the least waterproof? 

Well Done to our winner of the PTA fireworks colouring competition!

Friday 20th November.


Learner of the Week...

For her consistent hard work and always trying her best.  This week she has used brilliant vocabulary to describe the properties of materials in our science learning and independently tested objects and recorded her findings in a table.  Keep up this great work! We are very proud of you! 

Friday 13th November


Learner of the Week....

For being a super helper while we made our craft poppies and brilliant use of vocabulary to describe the feelings, appearance and personality of Rapunzel. Keep up the great work! 

Wednesday 11th November.

This week in science, we have been exploring the properties of different materials.  Thinking about what words we could use to describe what the materials looked like and felt like.  We even learnt a new word: transparent.  

Friday 6th November.

The children have all had a really good first week back at school and settled back into their routines.  We have had a busy week learning about materials in science, finding out our new book for English and creating firework pictures for art.  

Home Learning books and this terms newsletter have been sent home today with the children.  They are also attached below too.  


Learner of the week.........

A big well done to our learner of the week. You have come back to school with such a positive manner and have been ready for learning.  We have been so impressed with your phonics learning especially using special friends in your writing.  You came up with some brilliant ideas about our new book just from looking at a picture.  Keep up your great learning!  


Term 2 Newsletter and Home Learning.

Well done Lime Class! You have all settled really well into Year 1 and have worked so hard this term.  Have a lovely week - rest and enjoy yourselves. We will see you back in school on Monday 2nd November. 
Mrs Woodhouse, Mrs Harris and Mrs Abdullah.
Achiever of Term 1!

Friday 23rd October - A big well done to our achiever of the term! You have made a great star to Year 1! Keep up your amazing learning!

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 red leaves, yellow leaves, pine cones, mushrooms and conkers. 

We have seen some brilliant home learning this term.  From art pictures of the 4 seasons to practising writing letters and numbers.  The children enjoyed sharing their work with each other and talking about what they had done. Have a look at our great work below! 

Sharing our Home Learning.

Tuesday 20th October - practising our ball control in PE.

Don’t forget that Home Learning books are due in on Monday.  We are looking forward to sharing your work!

Friday 16th October - Well done to our Learner of the Week! Keep up your enthusiasm for learning!

Friday 9th October - Well done to our Learner of the week! You have had an amazing week! Keep it up!

Friday 2nd October - A big well done to our Learner of the Week! Keep on letting your light shine!

Don’t forget to bring your reading books back to school tomorrow so you can get new ones to read for next week! 

Thursday 1st October - We used the class iPads for the first time today! We enjoyed using the Bee-Bot app to practise inputting a sequence of instructions using forwards, backwards, left and right.

Wednesday 30th September - We have been thinking about the different creatures we have on our planet. We have been learning about the different ways we can help these animals to survive. We used the forest school area to think about the different creatures that we might see or find here. We worked in pairs to create a home for the different animals like hedgehogs, foxes, birds and insects.

Monday 28th September 

A quick reminder that tomorrow (Tuesday 29th September) the children will be having individual photos taken in school.  They will need to come to school in their school uniform and NOT their PE kit.  Thank you. 

Friday 25th September - Well done to our Learner of the week! Keep up your amazing learning!

23/09 - 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.

Seven Continents Song

We have been listening to this song to help us learn the 7 continents of the world.

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 that we saw, then we put all our ideas together to make our poem.

We had great fun exploring in forest school on Monday morning! We thought about what we could see, hear, find and how we felt being in the outdoor environment.

Friday 18th September - Well done to our Learner of the Week! Keep on being the best you can be!

Friday 11th September - Well done to our learner of the week! Keep up the great work!

Friday 11th September.

I 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.  
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 19th 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. 

You will find another sheet in their home learning books too. It is a challenge sheet to complete at home if you wish and brought back into school once it is completed.  
Please ensure that children come to school with a water bottle each day so they can stay hydrated.  We are now receiving the free fruit for schools daily so children are able to have this during morning break.  
Thank you for your continued support. 
Have a lovely weekend.  

We have been working really hard this week in Lime class. Have a look at some of the things we got up to!

It has been lovely to see everyone back in school.  The children have had a great few days in Lime class and have settled well into Year 1. 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 as well as what we will be learning about this term.  


Reading books - on a Friday, your child will be bringing home 2 or 3 books to keep for the week. These will then need to be returned the following Friday.  

Home Learning will be set next week and is to be completed throughout the term.  It is due on Monday 19th October.  


PE will be on Tuesdays and children need to come to school in their PE kits.  As we move towards Autumn it will be important for children to wear dark tracksuit trousers and their school jumper to stay warm.  Trainers will also be more practical and comfortable to wear all day.  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.


Mrs Woodhouse and Mrs Harris