Thank you so much

We just want to say a big THANK YOU to you all. You have been amazing throughout lock down and in to our bubbles with your enthusiasm and support. We also really appreciate all of the lovely cards, messages and presents. The picture frame is amazing and our class of 2020 is definitely the one we will  always remember. Enjoy the holidays and we look forward to catching up with you all in September. We are still in Class 3 so pop by and say hello we would love to see you.

Thank you once again

Mrs  MacIntyre Mrs Kelly Mrs Buckmaster Mrs Tingey and Miss Jillians

Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Join Oxfordshire Libraries and The Reading Agency from June to September for a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter. This year the Summer Reading Challenge is online and children can join today. It’s free!

Forget me not :)))

It is hard to believe that this is the last week of term; our last week of Year 1 with you! It has definitely been a very different year and one we will always remember. We have loved working with Class 3. You are all amazing and we feel lucky to have been your teachers. Have a lovely summer and we look forward to seeing you all in September.

We have a little packet of Forget me not seeds for you to  grow over the summer. We will give them out to our bubbles but if you are not in school you can pick yours up from the office on Thursday or Friday between 10am and 2 pm.

forget me not

Meet your new teachers!

Good afternoon everyone.

Please find the links below for videos from your new teachers and Mr Davis. They will give you a brief tour of your new classroom and read you a story.

These videos are for your personal use only and we politely request that they are not shared on social media.

Tour of Class 2

Class 2 Story

Tour of Class 1

Class 1 Story

Oh no!!!

I’m so sorry we have been so busy running, jumping and throwing today we have forgotten to hand out work for next week. I have left it in reception for you.

Have a great few days

Mrs Macintyre

Sports Week

Yay!! It’s my favourite week of the year next week – Sports Week. We have lots of fun activities planned for you to be involved in, in school. We are going to be working on personal bests, healthy lifestyles and have a little bit of competition. All children in  can come to school dressed in their P.E kit  for the week. 

We also have lots of amazing resources to help you take part at home. We always work in conjunction with the Youth Sport trust during Sports Week and this year, the Youth Sport Trust has teamed up with Sky Sports to run a national campaign which will aim to unite the country – families, schools, sport and businesses – in a celebration of the power of sport to bring people together, even during isolation. The campaign builds on the Youth Sport Trust’s #StayHomeStayActive campaign. 

Taking place from 20 to 26 June, the UK-wide campaign will give families, communities, schools and sports clubs the opportunity to engage in a series of virtual sporting challenges which help young people capture the enjoyment, competition and camaraderie they have been missing out on during weeks of school closures and social distancing. Checkout the Youth Sport Trust’s website HERE for more information and useful resources. They are brilliant and have lots of activities for you to try. We will be also using them at school. I have left some of the Youth Sport Trust recording sheets next to the work packs for next week.

Mine and Mrs Kelly’s personal challenge is to learn the shuffle :))) I  still haven’t quite mastered The Floss but I’m determined this time.

Can you think of a personal challenge that you could set yourself and see if you can improve during the week?

Other useful resources:

YST overview

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Home learning for week beg 15th June

Hello everyone, we hope you are all having a great week and enjoying some of the activities from the blog and in school. Mrs Kelly had a lovely time in school with Bubble A on Monday and Tuesday and really enjoyed seeing you all. I am really looking forward to working with Bubble B tomorrow and catching up with all your news.

Moving forward with home learning we will be sending  the children home with a work pack. This will contain three days work, for their days at home. It will include a daily Maths task, writing task, spelling activity and a reading comprehension. We will also set a science or geography activity to be completed over the three days. Please also continue to use the daily  letters and sounds videos Click here The pack is labelled Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday but if your child is in Bubble A you will start the Monday work on Wednesday. If your child has not returned to school, there will be a pack in the office for you to collect. Please note that the office is only open between 10am and 2pm daily. The first pack will be available from Monday at 10am. Bubble B will bring the work home on Friday. If your child has not returned to school please use any ideas from the blog or    The Oak national academy   or BBC bitesize  . Both of these sites provide a days work for your children designed especially to meet the requirements of the Year 1 curriculum.

We are  watching this virtual assembly from the NSPCC with Ant and Dec this week so if you are at home you might want to watch it too. Speak out. Stay safe Please watch it if you can.

Take care everyone


Home learning ideas – June 2020


A BIG thank you to everyone for all their hard work and contributions to the blog over the last couple of months.

Here are some ideas for continuing learning at home in the coming weeks.

We have put a lot on the blog over the last couple of months so do use anything that you didn’t have time to do. Also BBC bitesize and The Oak national academy offer daily lessons in all subjects designed particularly to meet the requirements of the Year 1 curriculum.

Further ideas for different areas are –

Phonics – Please continue to use the letters and sounds channel  Click here Also use any phonics Phase 3, 4 and 5 worksheets. Twinkl have some good ones. Click here

Maths – Continue with learning number bonds to 10 /20 and times tables 2,5,10

Hit the button is great for this. Click here

BBC bitesize have some great free daily Maths lessons Click here

The Oak academy also do free daily lessons Click here

Hamilton trust have some great free learning at home packs.Click here

Twinkl also have some great Maths resources aimed at year 1. Click here


English- Keep reading as often as you can – your child reading to you and you sharing picture books with your child – discussing the storyline, characters and language used. Can you spot and talk about new words? Can you use these in your own sentences?

Continuing with the theme of plants Frog Belly Rat Bone is a great book to use as a stimulus for writing. You can find someone online reading it if you don’t have your own copy.

Ideas to then do and these can be applied to any story you may choose –

Read the story. Really get to know the story by acting it out or making stick puppets of the characters and using these to perform parts of the story.

Recite a part of the story – can you add expression or actions to your speaking.

Draw a map of the story – Story Map

Write the story

Look at a picture of cement land/or the setting of your story think of adjectives to describe it.

Write sentences about Cement Land/setting

Describe a character in the story.

Look at the picture of the boy finding the treasure box. What might he say? Write this in a speech bubble.

Imagine the boy and Frog Belly Rat Bone meeting. What might they say to each other? Write in  speech bubbles.

Can you write a story about when you visit Cementland – Can you change it?? How??

All of these ideas you can use with any story.

Science –

What does a plant need to grow Click here

What plants can you find outside Click here

Parts of a plant BBC bitesize click here

What is the life cycle of a plant Click here

Physical Education –

 Try and engage in at least 30 minutes of physical activity. This could be Joe Wicks, Jasmine P.E, ActivAll play or 5 a day tv

Also try some of the Youth Sport trust resources Click here. They are lots of fun and include dance, games, gymnastics, health related exercises, outdoor adventure

These are all just guides to help you plan your home learning in the coming weeks. Remember just do what works for your family and take lots of active breaks.

Take care everyone and we will see you soon :)))

Friday 5th June

Good morning everyone, well today is the last day of our daily blogs because Year 1 will be back in school next week. We are super excited to see everyone and have lots of news to catch up on and fun things to do!!!! My favourite term is the Summer term as we can spend lots of time outside learning and keeping active. We will also put some useful websites and ideas  in a post for those of you that are still home learning to help you with this. The class email will no longer be running but please follow the usual procedure and email the office with any queries and we will get back to you.

I am really impressed with the poems that I have received this week based on your gardens well done everyone – you have thought carefully about your choice of words and adjectives.

Isaac has sent a picture of his wonderful poem for us to enjoy, well done Isaac:)))

Isaac 1

Olivia has worked really hard on her numbers to 50 this week and she has also written a super poem, well done Olivia:)))

Have a great day everyone :))))