Welcome to Class 1B

Mrs Bateman and Mrs Gibbon

End of Year Disco

We had a fabulous time at the Year One end of Year Disco. Thank you very much Stevie Mandini! Also a BIG THANK YOU to the PTA for funding the disco.

Have a look at us strutting our funky stuff!

What are we learning?


We have had a fantastic Tudor day with a visit from Queen Elizabeth I.

In the morning we found out a lot about a very special monarch and about what life was like in Tudor times. Then we made our very own Tudor crown. It was great fun!

In the afternoon we learned some Tudor dances and enjoyed a feast at our Tudor banquet.


As part of our topic Kings and Queens we have been learning about life under the reign of Queen Victoria. We have been finding out how life changed for ordinary people in Victorian times. We did some freeze frames to show some of the main changes.

Can you work out which ones are which? They show: Victorians on a train, entertainment at the zoo, coal miners, paddling at the seaside, Victorian school, factory workers, picnics in the park,  entertainment at the theatre, watching Punch and Judy.

It was great fun creating our freeze frames.


This week in English we have started to learn out new Talk 4 Writing story "The Tiger Who Came To Tea". We have been retelling the story with actions and getting to know the story map. We did a story map jigsaw then matched the pictures to the sentences to see if we really knew it!


This week we have been looking at Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We read the story and put it on a story mountain.

Then we wrote a description of what Baby Bear found when he came home.

We then did some hot seating and pretended we were Goldilocks and tried to explain to the Bears why she went into their house.

We used our ideas to write a letter of apology to the Bears.

Have a look at some of our fantastic work!

World Book Day

All dressed up as some of our favourite characters!
All dressed up as some of our favourite characters!

We have had a fabulous World Book Day dressing up as everything from Dorothy to Charlie, and from Robin Hood to the BFG!

Some Year 6s came to visit us this morning and shared some stories with us. We really enjoyed sharing their books with them. 


In English we have started our new Talk for writing unit. We have been learning to tell the story of Stanley's Stick off by heart.

We have also been learning to use the conjunctions and, but, because and or in our writing.


In maths we have been learning about place value. We have been using the base ten sets to make 2 digit numbers.

We have used the arrow cards to partition 2 digit numbers into tens and ones.

We went shopping at the toy shop to buy our toys! We had to make a price tag for them and then show how we would pay for them using 10p and 1p coins.

We have also been learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. We have used coins to help us do this. This week we went on a treasure hunt around school. We had to find where envelopes of money were hidden and count how much was inside.


As part of our work in Geography we went on a walk in the local area. We thought about the route that we took and followed the route on a street map. We looked for human features on the way.

General Information

Reading books are changed on Mondays and Fridays.

Library books are changed on Wednesdays.

Homework is sent home on Thursdays.

Homework is handed in on Tuesdays.

PE kits are needed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Spelling test is on Fridays.                         Thank you.

Year 1 Phonics and Reading meeting 25.1.17

For anyone who was unable to attend the meeting. The handouts are here. Please feel free to ask me about anything!