KS1 Weekly News 20.10.23

A message from Mrs Barker our English Lead: To celebrate World Book day in March 2024, we’ll be holding a week of activities around the theme ‘Reading is magic’.  To help us to celebrate in school, we’d welcome any donations of Halloween decorations you may have from this year.  There will also be a dressing up day, so if you have witch/wizard/Harry Potter costumes, please keep them to use during this week.  If you have any decorations we could use, please send them into school after half term, from Tuesday 7th November.  More information about our reading week will be shared in the new year.  Thank you for your continued support.

A message from Mrs Tweddle our Maths Lead: Thank you to the parents/carers who came into school this week – don’t worry if you missed it, we will have more open afternoons very soon. We were looking at NUMBOTS. This is a really useful resource to help your child with maths so please encourage them to have a go! Log in details are in your child’s reading record.

IHL and 1TS – This week in English, we heard the story of Dylwyn the Welsh Dragon and practised spelling polysyllabic words by breaking them down into syllables, then using our Fred fingers and phonics to spell them. We are really proud of how the children are applying phonics in their writing. In maths we have recapped one more and one less numbers to 10 and counting backwards from 10 and 20. In music we listened to Edgar’s Pomp and Circumstance and we talked about dynamics and the role of the conductor.

1MG – This week, in English, 1MG have been looking at imperative verbs and then have begun to plan their own set of instructions on how to make a daffodil. In Maths, they have been starting to look at addition and subtraction within 100. What a busy week again in IMG.

We have been finding out about Wales this week. Have you visited Wales? Let us know or send a photo!

Scientist of the Week

1HL – Scientist of the week in 1HL is Reece for interpreting data on a pictogram.

1TS – Scientist of the week in 1TS is Ameen for super listening.

1MG – Scientist of the week in 1MG is Freddie – well done.

Pupil of the Week

1HL – Pupil of the week in 1HL is Jack for making good progress in phonics and with his writing.

1TS – Pupil of the week in 1TS is

1MG – Pupil of the week in 1MG is Eloise for her fantastic effort and determination towards her work.


This week we have no birthdays in KS1!


Red word spellings go home on a Friday and for 1HL and 1TS we will have a quiz the following Monday.

1MG spellings go home on a Friday for a spelling test the following Friday.

Please make sure your child brings their reading book and record into school everyday.

PE days are indoor Tuesday and outdoor Thursday – please ensure your child is in the correct PE kit as stated in the uniform policy. Please ensure hair is tied back and no jewellery thank you.

The children continue to follow the Golden Rules and we continue to look for children who are showing us our school values – INSPIRE, ENJOY, ACHIEVE!

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