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We Enjoy and Excel in the Presence of God

Year 1


We are Owls! 

Barn Owl | BTO - British Trust for Ornithology

 Mrs Platt and Miss Lever are the class teachers.  Mrs Kitcher is our teaching assistant.

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  • Year 1 - 1.12.23

    Published 01/12/23, by Rachel Platt

    Good Afternoon and Happy Advent,

    A great week in year one and we are super proud of all the wonderful owls. They continue to work hard in the Nativity and their wider learning.

    In Phonics, we have been growing the code and revisiting our phonics learnt this half-term (attached is a grow the code, so you can use at home) igh, ie, i, i_e/ ai, ay, a, a_e/ oa, o, o_e/ ee, e, ie, e_e, ea/ oo, ew, u_e, u, ue.

    In English, we have been thinking about our favourite toys and describing what they look like. Thank you for sending a photo in this really excited the children and worked as a great stimulus for their writing.

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  • Extra Homework 24.11.23

    Published 24/11/23, by Rachel Platt

    As part of our English,  for the next few weeks we will be using 'Lost in the Toy Museum' as our stimulus. 

    Please could you email me   a photo of your child with their favourite toy.

    Ask them why they have chosen this and how could they describe their toy. 

    We will need these for our writing on Wednesday 29th November.  My email is

    Many thanks 

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  • Year 1 Blog 24.11.23

    Published 24/11/23, by Rachel Platt

    Good afternoon,

    What another fantastic week in Owls. The nativity practises are now in full swing! The children are working so hard to learn all the songs and cannot wait to show you their hard work. Next week we will be practising at the church. A little reminder that costumes can start coming to school as of Monday 27th November and no later than Friday 1st December, please ensure these are named and in a named carrier bag.

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  • Year 1 Blog - 17.11.23

    Published 17/11/23, by Rachel Platt

    Good afternoon, 

    We hope you are all keeping well and well doyen Owls for all your hard work and achievements this week.  

    This week in Phonics we have been continuing to learn alternative spellings including split digraphs these include; a-e as in snake, i-e as in time, o-e as in home, u-e as in  cute and yoo as in rude. Please help your child to spot these in books. 

    Our new tricky words are; Mr, Mrs, Ms, ask, could, would, should, our. Again, please help your child to read and spot these. Remember tricky words can not be sounded out. 

    In English, we have been talking about the main characters in 'The Three Little Pigs', creating a role on the wall. We discussed what they look like and their feelings. The children also had great fun creating their own puppets in readiness to tell their stories to Year R next week. They can not wait! 

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  • Year 1 - 10.11.23

    Published 10/11/23, by Rachel Platt

    Good afternoon, 

    We have been having lots of fun practising the nativity songs this week. Owls should have come home with a costume letter yesterday. As the letter states, please do not buy accessories, but be as creative as you wish with what you already have. If anyone is finding it hard to provide a costume, please let us know and we can help. Please send costumes to school in a named carrier bag for the week commencing 27th November and no later than 1st December. 

    In Phonics this week our focused sounds are; o (as in go), i (as in tiger), a (as in paper), e (as in he). We have stressed the importance of trying to use the sounds they first learnt in year R when sounding out words and if these do not make sense try using these new sounds. 

    Tricky words are as follows; your, people, their, oh, Mr, Mrs, Ms, ask. 

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  • Year 1 - 3.11.23

    Published 03/11/23, by Rachel Platt

    Good afternoon,

    In Phonics, we have learnt four new GPC’s; ir (first, bird, girl), ie (lie, cried, fried), ue (blue, rescue, argue), u (unit, tuna, music). We have also learnt new tricky words (words that can not be sounded out); here, today, one, their, people, oh, your. Please encourage your child to spot these in books.

    Well done to all the children who are reading your most recent Little Wandle e-book, it is really supporting your phonics and reading skills. 

    In English, we have been learning and practising ‘The Three Little Pigs’. The children have drawn excellent story maps to help them remember the beginning, middle and end. In a few weeks they will perform their stories to year R, using the puppets they have made in class. Children may like to practise and perform to you!

    In Maths, we have continued to add, solve problems and using the part, part, whole method. Children are getting really good at grasping this concept.

    Over the next few weeks, Mrs Langton will be joining us at various parts of the day to get to know the children and make those important relationships with the children. 

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  • Year 1- 20.10.23

    Published 20/10/23, by Rachel Platt

    Good afternoon,

    What a super half-term we have had in year 1. The children continue to demonstrate great concentration, focus and resilience in their learning.  It was lovely to see so many of you at parents evening this week, and thank you for being adaptable to last-minute changes on Monday. If you have not had a parents evening yet for your child as you were unable to attend, please email Emma or I and we will arrange one.  This will either be with Emma or me.

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  • Year 1 - 13.10.23

    Published 13/10/23, by Rachel Platt

    Good afternoon, 

    Firstly I'd like to say a huge well done to all my wonderful owls for helping me with worship this week. This half term we have been discussing our school learning value 'Ambition'. Owls had some thoughtful ideas then presented to the whole school. 

    Owls did so well, speaking loudly, clearly and confidently.  A huge well done. 

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  • Year 1 - 6.10.23

    Published 06/10/23, by Rachel Platt

    Good afternoon, 

    Firstly thank you to all the parents who came to the 'Phonics Evening ' on Tuesday. It was great to see so many. If you were unable to come, I have attached some helpful guidance to support your child with reading and writing. Please have a little look at the web link - 

    Little Wandle e-book link- please sort by - recently added to read the latest book. This is the book your child has read during this week and contains phonics/ tricky words your child needs to focus on. 

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  • Year 1 - 29.9.23

    Published 29/09/23, by Rachel Platt

    Good afternoon, 

    This week in phonics we have been learning alternative digraphs (two letters one sound): oy/oi, ai/ay, ea/ee, ow,ou . A tricky concept for children to learn, but they have all tried  really hard. Please encourage your child to spot these when reading. Please see attachments for more details. 

    Reminder-Phonics Evening-Tuesday 3rd October 6.30 in the hall. 

    The reading rewards were a big hit on Thursday. This is a weekly reward so please keep encouraging your child to read. Little and is often the best. Please write in your child's reading record - if they have read their Little Wandle e-book or school book 3 times that week. 

    In English, we started reading 'Oliver's Vegetables', a real favourite!  The children have been discussing where vegetables grow, if they have planted them and their favourite. The challenge this week was to write sentences and join ideas together by using the word 'and' 

    In Maths, we have been focusing on the crocodile symbols for greater than (>) , less than (<) and equals to (=) , through practical games and playing with the symbols the children are beginning to grasp. 

    P.E - A big plea, we are trying to encourage independence when getting changed for P.E. Please, if your child can not dress and undress themselves, encourage this at home and help them by dressing them in easy clothing on Monday and Tuesdays.

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  • Year 1 Geography Walk

    Published 28/09/23, by Rachel Platt

    As part of our geography unit this term, "The geography of where I live," Year 1 will be taking a walk around the local area looking at human and physical features of Brockenhurst.  

    Weather permitting, I am planning on this taking place on Monday 16th October at 1pm.

     It would be lovely to have some helpers so if anyone fancies a local walk that afternoon and holds a current DBS, please let me know!  

    Many thanks, Emma.

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  • Phonics Evening- Tuesday 3rd October at 6.30

    Published 26/09/23, by Rachel Platt

    Dear Parents

    We would like to invite all YR & Y1 parents to an information evening to explain the phonics scheme that we are using at school this year. Miss Prichard, Mrs Platt and Mrs Morris will be hosting the presentation on: Tuesday 3rd October at 6.30pm in the school hall. Tea and coffee will be provided.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Year R and 1 Team 

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