Class 1 weekly news

This week the whole school have been learning about the different decades through the Queen’s reign. Class 1 focussed on the 1950’s.


This week the children have enjoyed writing coronation invites and they wrote their own sentences to describe the Queen’s coronation crown.

The children really enjoyed learning more about the Queen’s coronation that took place in 1953. Rev Rich came in to help us role play the service so the children could imagine what it was like.


The children will have a new library book on Monday to share at home and some children also have a RWI reading book too. We have also sent a booklet of words for the children to practise their sounding out and blending. Please work through these at your own pace throughout the whole term. You will notice underneath each sound is a dot or a dash. A dot is for a single letter sound (phoneme) and a dash is for a sound with 2 sounds together (diagraph). Please encourage your child to point to the dot or dash as they are using their fred talk to say the sounds and blend the word together to read it.

Ditty Sheets

This week’s ditty sheet is ditty 27.

This will be sent home on Monday to introduce the children to reading short words/ sentences. These are used to support our daily phonics teaching. Please encourage your child to recognise the letters and blend sounds together in short words (with the help of an adult if needed). These are also great to introduce them to ‘red words’ and allow them to start their reading journey. Please encourage your children to join in with these as much as possible to help with their blending skills in the coming weeks.

Your child will also receive a reading booklet in their homework file on Monday. Please work through this at your own pace throughout the rest of the half term. 

Reading Records

Your child had their own personal reading record. Please use this to keep track of your child’s reading at home. This can include reading from the ditty sheet, reading words using set 1 sounds or when you share a story with your child (it can be a book from school or home). Please aim to read with your child at least 3 times a week and record this with the date and a comment in your child’s reading record. Please send this reading record in every day. 


This week we have been practising our counting to 10 and beyond. The children have also been ordering numbers and amounts and filling in missing numbers on a number track.

Art work

As part of our work on the 1950’s decade class 1 created their own masterpieces inspired by Jackson Pollock.



The children also practised and learnt some new 1950’s dance moves!


Enjoy the weekend!

Mrs Owen, Miss Parker, Mrs Wootton, Mrs Stevens & Mrs Hearn.