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Welcome to Class 3's webpage!

We are Year 1!
Our teacher is Mrs Henshaw and our teaching assistant is Miss Hardy.




What a busy week we have had in Class 3.

The children really enjoyed meeting their new teachers on Tuesday and are all ready for Year 2.

On Thursday the Toddard Party took over the school and the children had lots of fun cheering at the football match.

On Friday afternoon we all went to Mrs Chamber's leaving party and loved every second.

I can't believe we only have 2 full days left in Year 1, I would like to thank you all for your support this year as it has made a huge difference to you child's learning.

If I don't see you before the summer have a brilliant break!




This week the children have all taken part in 'Vocational Week'. Alongside children from all year groups, we have had the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities related to different professions. This has included Painting, exploring, ambulance service, scientist, chef, ornithologist, vet, sports and much more! It has been a super busy week! 

On Wednesday, we welcomed lots of our lovely parents. We enjoyed listening about all the different jobs that you have had, thank you!



This week has been geography and DT week. We have has loads of fun learning all about Antarctica. 

We discovered that Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth and took a really good look at the animals who live there.

We made a huge iceberg and ice shelf using cardboard boxes.

We also made seals, whales and penguins.


Thank you to everyone who contributed to resources.


Have a great weekend.



On Monday we went on a trip to Brakenhurst to learn all about plants and habitats. We had an amazing time and found out lots of information.



Thank you to all the helpers who joined us on the trip.


Have a great weekend 



In English this week we have been reading the story of Jack and the beanstalk. The children created a story map and used this to write their own story. They all included lots of detail in their writing and they were a pleasure to read.


In maths this week we have been solving 2 and 3 step addition problems. The children are now all confident using their number lines to add to 20. We also looked at strategies to solve missing number problems, the children tried really hard with this.


Letter of the week Xx


Spellings this week and for the rest of the term will focus on tricky words.


I am looking forward to the trip on Monday. Can you please ensure you child has a backpack with a hat, water and sun cream to avoid anyone feeling ill in the hot weather. 

Thank you for your support with this.


Have a great weekend!





I couldn't be prouder of the children this week! Every one tried their best with our phonics screening test and their hard work (both in school and at home) has really paid off. Thank you for your support with this over the past few weeks.


In English and Science we have been learning all about plants and how they grow. On Tuesday we planted our own sunflower and some of them are already starting to grow.



In maths we have been learning our number bonds to 20.


There are no spellings this week to give the children a rest after their hard work with phonics screening and revision.


Have a lovely weekend in the sunshine- remember keep sun safe!





Welcome back!

I hope you all had an amazing break!


We have had a very busy but very fun first week back.


On Thursday it was Grandparent's afternoon, we hope you enjoyed spending time in our classroom and joining in with some of the exciting things we do in class 3!



On Friday it was history day. The theatre group were amazing and the children learned lots about our local legend of Robin Hood.


I was really impressed with the children's costumes they all looked amazing!



As you are aware next week is the phonics screening test, the children have been working really hard with their revision and I know they are all ready and will do themselves proud.


For both homework and spellings this week I have provided some revision activities to give them a little bit of final support.


Have a great weekend!



What a busy last week of half term!


In English this week we have had loads of fun writing our own animal riddles. The children used a variety of vocabulary and applied their knowledge of animal facts to make their riddles very detailed.


We have been revising lots of practical maths this week; 2d and 3d shape, length, weight, time and money.


On Thursday it was sports day! The children showed their true sportsmanship and cheered each other on! Well done everyone!



There is no homework set for the half term break. 

Have a super holiday!



In English this week we have started learning all about poetry. We have read lots of animal poems and written our own. The children were fantastic at performing poetry with great expression and actions.



In maths this week, we have been shopping. We have added lots of different amounts and given change from 20p.


The children are making excellent progress with their phonics.


Letter of the week Ww


Have a lovely weekend!


Last week's information has been lost due to new website, apologies for this loss.


In English this week we have continued to learn about non fiction texts and writing. At the start of the week the children used lots of different sources to gather information about British birds and write their own fact file booklet. Later in the week we went bird watching and wrote super sentences about what we saw.



In maths this week we have continued our revision of numbers to 100. The children are growing in confidence with both writing and recognising numbers along with counting forwards and back.

Have  a super weekend!


In English this week we have started learning all about non fiction texts and fact files. This week we have learned all about lions and their habitat. The children loved learning all about these beautiful creatures and their writing was amazing, I was really impressed with the number of facts and detail which they included.

In maths this week we have been practising our counting to 100. We used a number square to support us. The children were fantastic at counting on but found counting backwards and crossing the 10s challenging so lots of practise at this would be great!

We have also started our revision in school for the phonics screening test. The children have tried really hard with this and really enjoyed the variety of activities they completed. Any support at home would really help your child gain confidence with the screening test- please see the information booklet which I handed out before Easter of ideas of how to help or come and see me if you would like to be shown some practical examples or are unsure of how to voice/segment and blend the words.
The children had loads of fun creating their own alien and giving it an alien name

letter of the week- Pp
tricky words of the week- like, so 

Have a brilliant bank holiday weekend!

Welcome back!
I hope you all had a lovely Easter break. 
The children have been so excited to share what they got up to during circle time and it sounds like everyone had loads of fun.

This week in English we have been learning all about exclamation marks. We practised using our story voices during role play activities and then wrote sentences at the end of the week.
We linked our learning to the story of Robin Hood and the children loved watching video clips and pretending to be the characters.

In maths this week we have been investigating and learning all about 3D shape. On Tuesday and Wednesday the children carried out a range of practical activities to investigate and deepen their understanding of 3D shape.


Picture 1
Picture 2

In preparation for the phonics screening check spellings will be replaced by a phonics activity this half term. On Friday mornings the children will be sitting a small screening test each week rather than their usual spellings test. this will allow the children to get used to the format of the test bit also allow us to clearly see where your child needs more support.
I hope you found the information booklet that was handed out before Easter useful, if you still require more advice please come and see me.

Letter of the week- Bb
Tricky words of the week- said, have 

We have had loads of fun this week floating and sinking our boats. I was so impressed with the time and effort you had all spent and the children were able to speak confidently about their learning and materials knowledge.

The winners from each table were:

Picture 1 Winter- Che
Picture 2 Autumn- Stanley
Picture 3 Summer- Harvey
Picture 4 Spring- George

The overall winner was Stanley whose boat was unsinkable- congratulations!

In English this we made some delicious Easter Egg cakes and wrote instructions of how to make them. The children confidently used time connectives and adjectives to describe their ingredients.

In maths we worked together to solve lots of addition and subtraction problems. The children used their mathematical language confidently and used a variety of methods to solve the same problem.

The children each have 2 reading book for over half term and I have sent home some information regards the phonics screening test.

Have a fantastic Easter!!

24th March

This week we visited Nottingham Castle! we had loads of fun dressing up as knights and learning all about castle life in the past. 

In English this week we have been learning about castle banquets and have written instructions of how to make a jam sandwich. We followed our instructions this morning and made sandwiches for our afternoon banquet.

In maths we have been learning all about quarters.

Tricky word of the week- my


Have a great weekend and enjoy Comic Relief 

17th March

In English this week we have been learning all abut question marks. We wrote questions for a friend and interviewed each other. We sorted questions and statements. We finished our week with the case of 'Missing Elsa'. The children had to investigate a 'crime scene' and ask questions about where Elsa had gone. The children were brilliant and asked lots of accurate and thoughtful questions. You'll be glad to know Elsa was found safe and sound!

In maths this week we have been learning all abut fractions. We focused on half of shapes and numbers this week.

tricky word of the week- are
letter of the week- hH

I can't wait to see your boats next week ready for our competition!

Please note after the problems bought to my attention regards abacus this week, all accounts have been reset and your new username and password is written in your home school record.

Have a good weekend!

10th March

In English this week we have been learning all about capital letters. We practised recognising capital letters and matching them to lower case letters. We also looked at where capital letters are needed within sentences and practised adding these into our writing.

In maths this week we have been learning how to divide and share objects practically into groups. The children really enjoyed sharing a variety of objects and we spoke about why it is important to share equally.

Tricky word of the week- all
Letter of the week- mM

3rd March

This week was World Book Day, the children looked amazing and we had a brilliant day learning the story ' The owl who was afraid of the dark' by Jill Tomlinson.

In English this week we have looked closely at using full stops. We read passages with no punctuation and the children had to identify the beginning and end of the sentence and then add the correct punctuation.

In maths this week we have started applying our knowledge of 2s, 5s and 10s to solve 'lots of' problems.

Tricky word of the week- they
letter of the week- nN

Welcome back- I hope you all had a lovely half term break.
We have had a really fun week! It has been history week and we have been learning all about Florence Nightingale. The children have really enjoyed going back in time and comparing differences and similarities. 
In English we have written a description about what the Scutari hospital was like and award someone special the Sebastopal medal.

In maths we have been counting in 2s and 5s. We have done this practically by grouping and completed number tracks starting from different points.

Letter of the week- Rr
Tricky word of the week- you

Friday 10th February

This week has been assessment week. The children have tried really hard with each assessment and are all showing that they are making great progress towards the Year 1 end of year expectation!

In the afternoons this week we have been carrying out some computing tasks where the children got to explore different apps and websites using both laptops and ipads. It was also safer internet day and we spoke about how to stay safe online.

On Thursday we got out the instruments- the children played a variety of instruments to different songs. They then worked with a partner to write and follow their own musical symbols!

Tricky word of the week- was
letter of the week- Kk

There is no homework or spellings this week.
Have a great half term!

Friday 3rd February

It is so nice to be back and see all the children again, I am so impressed with the work the children have completed in my absence. Thank you so much for all your kind get well wishes.

In English this week we have been learning the story of Snow White. We broke the story into a beginning, middle and end for the children to rewrite the story. The children included lots of time connectives and adjectives which was amazing to see. ways to help at home- when writing at home please encourage your child to say their sentence aloud before writing as this will help them to ensure their sentences make sense.

In maths this week the children have been subtracting. They have used objects, number lines and hundred squares. Ways to help at home- lots of real life subtraction problems

Letter of the week Jj
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In English this week we have been writing our own stories for an exciting competition at school! We understand that stories need a beginning, middle and end and lots of WOW words to make the reader interested. Your ideas have been fantastic!

In Maths we have been adding single digit numbers to 2 digit numbers. We are getting really good using a 100 square to help us cross the ten barrier. We have new Maths jotters which are helping us to practice our calculations together before having a go independently.

We have designed our own shields this week; next week we are going to use our design to make them, exciting!!
W.C 16.1.17


This week we finished our Information Books about Castles. We became illustrators, as well as Authors and thought about why it is important to have accurate, detailed pictures. 

In Maths, we have been comparing and ordering numbers to 20 and beyond. We are doing lots of work with hundred squares to help us understand the value and position of different numbers.

In Science, we have been learning about trees and animals in different seasons. What happens to the trees in Autumn? When do hedgehogs hibernate?

Thank you for your donations of cardboard boxes...we are planning to turn them into this space!! 

Letter of the week: Uu

Friday 13th January

In maths this week we have been learning all about 2 digit and the value of each digit. We have been breaking numbers into tens and ones. Ways to help at home- lots of counting to 100 (there are lots of great songs on the internet) recognising and writing numbers to 100

In English this week we have written our own non fiction book all about castles. We are carrying on with this next week to ensure our books are full of information. Ways to help at home- please continue to practise correct letter formation and using phonics to segment words for spelling

In science we have been learning all about the seasons of the year.
Tricky word of the week- be
Letter of the week- Tt

Have a great weekend from everyone in class 3

Friday 6th January

Happy new year everyone and welcome to 2017!

In circle time the Children shared what they did during their Christmas break with the rest of the class and it sounds like you all had a fantastic time!

We have had a really busy 3 days and the children have settled back into school routines brilliantly.

This week we have been writing a description of our very own creepy castle. The children have loved writing all about ghosts, spiders, witches etc and their ideas and writing have been awesome.
Letter of the week- Ll
Tricky word of the week- we

This week the children have been assigned a reading book in line we our new book band system. Please let me know how your children get on with their new book.

In maths we have been learning about positional language. The children really enjoyed following instructions to create a picture using mathematical terminology; underneath, above, next to, between etc
The children struggled to know their left and right so practice at home would be brilliant.

A quick reminder PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays can you please ensure PE kit is in school and the children have appropriate clothing for outdoor lessons.

Have a super weekend.

Friday 16th December

We have been busy carrying out assessments this week, I am very proud of how hard the children have worked and the progress they have made.

We have also been busy being Christmas Elves this week. We have described Santa's workshop using our senses. We had a fun day writing letters to Santa and making our very own North Pole stamps and envelopes. We have also had a Snowman and the Snow dog day where the children carried out a variety if activities all based around the story.

The children look amazing in their Christmas jumpers.

No spellings or homework over Christmas!
Friday 9th December

Wow, what a week!!! The children performed their nativity this week and were amazing. I am so proud of how well they performed in front of an audience.

We also sequenced and wrote the Christmas story.
In maths we have been learning days of the week.

There are no spellings this week and this week will be the last homework before Christmas.

Have a very much deserved rest this weekend and I'll see you for loads of Christmas fun next week!

Friday 2nd December

Where has the year gone? I cannot believe it is already December. In class 3 we are feeling very festive; we have designed Christmas cards and have started to sing lots of songs!

This week in maths we have been telling the time to o'clock and half past. The children were amazing at this and used correct language and terminology to explain to their partners how they knew the time.

In English we have used the story of 'The Queen's knickers' to carry out some descriptive writing.Later in the week we decided what we would do if we were King or Queen for the day- the writing the children produced was so stunning we went to share it with year 2.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the Christmas Production next week. The children have worked really hard to bring the Nativity to life and I'm very proud of them.

letter of the week Ff
spellings- half termly assessment of 40 words

Friday 25th November

We have designed our own Huffalo this week. The childen's designs were amazing and I'm sure Julia Donaldson would be thrilled to have them in any of her stories.

In maths we have been measuring capacity. We had loads of fun measuring water and sand using cups and then ml.

We have been revising all tricky words so far this week.

Friday 18th November

We have had a very busy week this week as we have started practising our Christmas Concert. The children are really enjoying getting into their roles and having a blast singing lots of new songs.

In maths we have looked at weight- we did this practically using balance scales.
In English we have been learning the story of the Gruffalo.

We started learning all about the UK and focused on England this week.

Tricky word of the week- he
Letter of the week- Ee
11th November
This week we have been learning the story of Stick Man. The children have loved ordering and writing parts of the story. We enjoyed going outside and making our own stick men and family.

In maths this week we have measuring length- we used standard and non standard units.

We also learned all about remembrance day.

Letter of the week- we have revised our first family of letters
tricky word- into
4th November

I hope you have all had a relaxing half term break.

We have had a very busy first week back at school. This week it has been history week and we have been learning all about DH Lawrence and what his life in the Victorian times would have been like. The children have really impressed me with their ability at ask and answer questions about a very different period of history.
On Thursday we went to Durban House and experienced first hand what life in Victorian times would have been like.
On Friday we had a 'Take 1 picture' day and we learned all about the Goose fair.

tricky word of the week- go
Letter of the week Gg revision.
Homework for this week is practising number formation.
Have a fantastic Bonfire Night and more importantly keep safe!

20th October

I am so proud of the children this week. We have completed lots of tests and everyone has tried their best, which is all that I could ask for.
We also enjoyed a trip to Colliers Wood. We spotted human and physical features, played games and did some outdoor art.


Have an amazing half term.

14th October

I cannot believe we are coming up to the last week of half term already!
We have had such a busy term and I am so impressed with how the children have settled into Year 1!

This week in English we have been concentrating on writing accurate sentences with capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. The children have tried really hard with this but practice at home would be great.

In maths we have been learning all about subtraction. The children used objects and pictures at the start of the week to support their understanding and we moved onto counting back on a number line. Putting this into real life contexts at home would be fab!

We also took our first trip to the library. The children were brilliant and really enjoyed choosing books which interested them!

letter of the week G g
tricky word of the week no
numbers of the week please continue with 0-20 as this is still not secure

Have a great weekend folks!

7th October
We have had art day this week. We learned lots all about different festivals of light and had loads of fun creating paintings.

In English we have been exploring our senses and written lots of 'I can see' sentences. We have been trying really hard with our letter formation.

In maths we have been doubling numbers to 10. The children were expert doublers by the end of the week

Letter of the week Dd
numbers of the week 0-20
Tricky word of the week- I

30th September

In English this week we read the story 'From head to toe' by Eric Carle- we really enjoyed joining in with the story and doing all the animal actions. We then wrote sentences all about what we can do with our bodies.
Our letter of the week is Aa so please practice this at home when possible. Tricky word of the week- to

In maths we have been learning our number bonds to 10. We did this in lots of fun ways; using numicon, objects, animals and our fingers. We also learned a song all about bonds to 10- I wonder if your child can teach it you?! Ways to help at home- please continue to support number formation as this is our target this term.
numbers of the week 0-20

In the afternoons this week we did some computing and practiced logging on and off.

23rd September 

We have been learning all about our bodies this week. We named body parts and spoke all abut why it is important to keep our bodies nice and clean.

In English this week we have been writing instructions of how to wash our hands. The children made posters and we have displayed these in our cloak room. Ways to help at home- letter formation
letter of the week- Cc
tricky word of the week- the

In maths this week we have been solving addition problems. We practiced reading and writing number sentences. We used objects and pictures to solve problems and began to count on using a number line. We moved onto missing number addition sentences to 10- the children found this tricky s any support at home would be great.
numbers of the week- 10-20

16th September

We have had another super week in Class 3. The children are transforming into Year 1s before our very eyes. They are all trying hard to work independently which is a pleasure to see.

This week we have started our topic 'Good to be me' and have been learning all about how to keep healthy. We designed fruit kebabs, did some vegetable printing and spoke about why washing our hands and brushing our teeth is so important.

Some of our super vegetable printing. 


Can I please request that all photo permission slips are returned as quickly as possible so I can start sharing photos of your child working hard and showing their amazing work on our website. Without permission I am unable to upload any photographs.

In English we did lots of speaking and listening activities about our families and then all wrote descriptive sentences. We also took selfies and used adjectives to describe ourselves.
How to help at home- please continue supporting with finger spaces and correct letter formation as these are key Y1 skills.

In maths this week we counted to 100 and completed lots of blank number tracks. We moved onto learning 1 more and 1 less- the children were brilliant at using number lines t help them with their thinking.
How to help at home- lots of counting forwards and backwards from different points to 100. Number formation (again this is vital to Y1)

Letter of the week - 0
numbers of the week- 10-20

PE is Tuesday and Friday, please ensure your child has the correct kit and all jewellery is removed.

Tuck shop is on Thursdays-Can please request that all tuck shop money is sent in a purse or named envelope as the children are starting to loose small coins and this is causing upset.

Our classroom


Please remember to log onto your abacus online and practice maths with lots of fun games.

Have an amazing weekend ready for some more learning fun next week!

Our topic for the Autumn term is called 'It's good to be me!'
We will be learning all about our bodies and senses. We will also be learning all about the United Kingdom and exploring the country we live in.

Picture 1
Picture 2

Our daily timetable:
Morning- Phonics, English and Maths
Afternoon- Finger gym, Handwriting, Group read and a variety of subjects using our 'Rainbow Curriculum of Greasley'.

In Year 1 the children do a spelling test which is based on the phonemes they have been learning in phonics. A spelling list will be stuck in their spellings folder on a Friday and then they will be tested on the following Friday. Please could you help your children to practice. I have also sent home a list of high frequency words which can be practiced alongside weekly spellings to support your child with both their reading and writing.
We will also send out homework on a Friday and it would be great if you could bring this back by the following Thursday.

Reading books will be changed weekly, this will allow your child to read their book more than once which will develop their fluency and comprehension skills.

Half termly, we will test your child on the 40 statutory National Curriculum words for Year 1 which are:


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Saturday Sunday enjoy dolphin family
think sunk pocket unfair buzz
fetch live have rocks thanks
hunted jumped freshest tried brown
cried scared came football school
theme time woke rude tree
mouth shirt dear care food

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