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Some of the winners of our Stay Safe Online Posters competition. Well done to all https://t.co/mCEMXbq4fe


Sprites and Unicorns enjoyed making and decorating some poppies for Remembrance Day. Both classes made a giant poppy and the children also made one of their own to mark 100 years since the end of WW1. https://t.co/mR0jDZ0cId


Made by the children to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 https://t.co/UJQE0RA2eH


Students really enjoyed the dodgeball tournament at Mark Hall School today. Unfortunately we didn't win on this occasion but we will be a force to be reckoned with in next year's competition. https://t.co/qkbBls8dOQ


More group pictures from Duxford https://t.co/mruUPdJ3tI


Remembering the Battle of Britain 🇬🇧 https://t.co/Bp109LwFcG


Duxford Wolves! https://t.co/fFlXf7XZ6t


Robin Hood performing for Yrs 1-5 today https://t.co/RJuU1hEHER


Our Year 6 students at Duxford War Museum in Cambridge. https://t.co/Fanvk8xqDl


Today Pixie class have been learning all about Diwali! We created rangoli patterns with rice and have also made our own Diva pots from clay. https://t.co/EWKUKzZ2rx


Year 5 and 6 writers worked with poet and author, Neal Zetter, during a workshop at Freshwater's School. They wrote some fantastic poems, discussed writing techniques and made some new friends across the trust. https://t.co/jg8uCjey9a


Ladybirds have been investigating local habitats. We found living, dead and never been alive creatures. https://t.co/JgghyIAbZM


Well done to our Year 5 students who took part in the Table Tennis tournament on Friday. All students won at least one or two games each which was brilliant and all the students really enjoyed the event.


Sadly, we are leaving Kingswood now and are on our way back to Harlow. ETA 4pm.


We’ve had the best time ever! https://t.co/MyXIk0SgY5


Sparrow hawks drivers https://t.co/HrlUWgGYGq


Fun and games https://t.co/cvd162LzJX


Challenging ourselves https://t.co/Bw9EJH4T8E


Zipwire https://t.co/VRwLce67SD


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Year 1 - Squirrels and Frogs

Welcome to Year One!


We are very excited for the year ahead! We hope that the children have great fun this year and make giant leaps in their learning.


Please find some useful information below that should answer some questions you may have.



Please read with your child at least 4 times a week. It is an excellent way to challenge the children and extend their phonic knowledge.  Please use the Reading Record to comment on your child’s reading and for any queries. We will be hearing them read during Guided Reading as well as individual sessions. It is important that the children bring their reading books to school every day.



Homework is compulsory in Year 1. It will be handed out on Wednesdays and will be collected in any time before or on the following Monday. The work will usually be Maths, English and/or will be linked to their classroom learning. Please feel free to write a note to the teacher in the book if your child has had any particular problems or successes!



The Spelling Book will also come home on Wednesday and the children will be tested the following week. Again, it is important that these books come into school each Wednesday.



Squirrels Class have P.E. each Wednesday and Thursday, and Frogs Class have P.E on Mondays and Wednesdays. We suggest they leave their P.E. kits in school. They will be going outside throughout the year so we suggest they have tracksuit bottoms and a jumper in their kit bags.


In Maths, we are focusing on Place Value to 20. In Literacy, we will be developing the children’s phonic knowledge and sentence writing. Our topic this term is Superheroes and Festival Fun. We will be linking our learning to these themes. In Science, we are focusing on the Human Body and Seasonal Changes.


Thank you for all your support and we look forward to a fantastic year together!

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