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Puffins, Wrens and Woodpeckers, Years 1 and 2, 2018/19





This year our wonderful KS1 is made up of three classes: Wren, Puffins and Woodpeckers. 

Woodpecker is a Year 2 class, Wren is a Year 1/2 class and Puffin is a Year 1 class.

Our topic for the Summer Term is




Year 1 Phonics Screening Check 2019 - Information for Parents

Lovely Ladies Afternoon in Puffin Class

Kingswood Residential - 4th and 5th March 2019.

World Book Day 2019 - Puffin Class. We all looked amazing and had great fun.

Wednesday 6th February was Safer Internet Day. All the children in Key Stage 1 found out about how to keep themselves safe on the internet and made posters to show what they had learned.

Welcome to 2019!  

Happy New Year to all our children and parents/carers.

January 18th 2019:

We are learning to tell the time in Key Stage 1.

Last week we made clocks and learned to read:

O'clock, half past, 1/4 past and 1/4 to times.

The more practice children have in telling the time, the better.

You could help a lot at home by looking at the clock at key times of the day:  

Wake-up time, breakfast time, bed-time, tea time, times of favourite TV programmes etc. This will orient the children to the sequence of their day and also to the passing of time until when you say "5 more minutes" the children might begin to recognise how long or little time that is!!!

Here is a teaching clock to help:

Dates for your diaries up to the end of term

Tuesday 11th Dec - Christingle Service at St Helen's Church at 6pm


Friday 14th Dec - Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Dinner


Monday 17th Dec - Whole School Pantomime (oh, yes it is!!!!! Sorry couldn't resist)


Tuesday 18th Dec - Key Stage 1 Show : The Inn-Spectors at 10am and 2pm - please note that there are no more tickets available for the 2pm show!


Weds 19th Dec - Whole School Party Day


Friday 21st Dec - Break up for Christmas.

Have a great Christmas from The Key Stage 1 Team

Puffin Class had great fun decorating Christmas trees (recycled after the foundation stage concert) on Friday 14th December - which made a welcome break from concert rehearsals. Thank you to Mrs Clay for giving Puffins so much fun

Wk beg : 26th November - What a busy week we have had preparing for our Winter Warmer. The children have been baking lots of yummy things so we really hope you will join us this Wednesday (28th)

Wk beg 5th Nov - What a busy first week back we have had. As part of our Remembrance Day celebrations the whole school have been busy making poppies for our magnificant poppy display.


All classes have PE on Tuesday this term.

Woodpeckers had a fabulous Grandparents' Day!!!!


Monday 8th October is our Grandparents' afternoon. Our classrooms will be open from 2.30pm. We look forward to a lovely afternoon of activities. 




We are so excited about our Jubilee 1990s and 2000s topic. We have been producing our very own 1990s non-fiction booklets.

This week we will focus on 1990s films and The Lion King is our chosen film. Our English lessons are all based on this film this week and we are super excited to tell you all about it!!

In science this week we have been learning about natural and man made materials. We have looked at how some man made materials are made and where natural materials come from.


In English this week we have been writing our own information booklet about the 1990's.

We have looked at major events, toys, television and fashion.


We had great fun on No Pens Wednesday making sure that we didn't use pens in any of our work. We used computers to do our writing and number cards to create addition sums.


Parents Evening is this week - Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th for Puffin and Woodpecker Classes and Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th for Wren Class. If you have not already made an appointment, please see your child's class teacher.

Our science topic this half term is materials. 

Autumn 1 Curriculum News letter : Look what the children will be learning about in our first half term.

It was great to see so many Year 1 parents at our Phonics Workshop last week. Here is the power point if you missed it - please feel free to ask me any questions. Mrs Cottee