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Term 2 week 2

This week children have been working hard at their number bonds to 5, 6, 7 and 10.  They have also been adding and taking away numbers up to ten.  You can help at home by asking them questions like, "If I put two forks on the table and you put two more on, how many forks are there on the table altogether?" or "There are five smarties in my hand.  I eat two.  How many are there left?"

We had fun meeting a man from the fire brigade.  The children enjoyed trying on their clothes and know exactly what to do if there's a fire at home and what number to dial!


Term 2 week 1

The children have worked very hard this week and we have two new members to our lovely class, making it now 20 children!  A warm welcome to Miles and Rohan, who have both fitted in well.  Can you spot them on the class photograph?

This week we have been ordering numbers, saying one more and one less than specific numbers and learning ordinal numbers.   In English we  have been writing a poem about our bodies.  Can the children tell you what they wrote about themselves?  



Your children have come home with targets for next term.  These are stuck in their reading records and should remain there.  Please read their targets with them and explain them so they come back to school knowing what their targets are, ready to work on them!

Many thanks,

Ms Shepherd & Mrs Grady

A note about reading records

We  have had several comments in reading records, saying that an adult has not listened to them read for a week or two.  This is not the case.  Your children are heard during guided reading, we have volunteers come in during the week and next term year 5 children will also be listening to them.  Please don't assume that because there is not a comment or a stamp in the book, we are not listening to your children read.

Thank you,

Ms Shepherd & Mrs Grady

Term1 week7 BOOK WEEK

Hazel Super Heroes

Hazel Super Heroes 1

Jane Phillips kindly read her book to Hazel Class. If your child would like a copy they can order one from Mrs Ferguson.

Jane Phillips kindly read her book to Hazel Class.  If your child would like a copy they can order one from Mrs Ferguson. 1


The week started with a wonderful story telling and music session by Tales from the Book of Life.

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Term 1 week 6

To mark the beginning of book week we had Ian 'The Bendy Man' come and take the children on an amazing super hero journey to a planet to rescue an alien.  Don't forget next week is Book Week and on Friday all children need to dress up as their very own superheroes!

Term 1 week 5

We have started our first Talk For Writing of the year!  The children learn a story off by heart, by reading a story map (See below) and using signs and symbols to remember it.  Then they 'box up' the text into five sections:  opening, build-up, problem, resolution and ending.  Can they explain what these words mean to you?  Can your child read the whole story to you?  When you read a story to them, it will really be helpful if you can get them to identify the different parts of the story, using the words we use in class.  Thank you!


The story of Knuffle Bunny (a cautionary tale)

The story of Knuffle Bunny (a cautionary tale) 1
The story of Knuffle Bunny (a cautionary tale) 2

Term 1 week 3

Your children are bringing their first set of spellings home this week.  Spellings will be sent home on a Friday in a small green book.  The children will need to practise their spellings with you  and then they will have a spelling quiz on the following Friday.  They will use the same book for the quiz, so you will be able to see how they have done.  It is really important that the green book comes back into school on Friday please.

You will also find a fun practice sheet for the children to record their spellings on as they practise them during the week.


The children have started their afternoon schedule this week, with different teachers.  They have had a great time learning with Mr File, Mrs Godden, Mrs Waters & Mrs Fergusson.  

The children are working really hard at their cursive handwriting.  Here are some photos for you to celebrate with them.

Developmental marking (Pink for Think, Green for Go)

Term 1 week 2

It was good to meet many of you on our 'meet the teacher' day.  I  hope you found the information helpful and enjoyed letting the children show you around the classroom.


The children have managed really well in this first full week of school.  Routines are becoming established and we are ready now to do some serious learning!


Below are some pictures of the children doing Guided Reading activities.  While one group reads with the teacher, other groups do independent activities: ordering the letters of the alphabet, reading alphabet books in the book corner and working in the Prayer and Reflection corner, either writing prayers or trying to match pictures and sentences to one of our six different values.

Guided Reading Activities


We have spent the whole week trying to learn the names of the letters of the alphabet, through books, sorting letters, creating a class alphabet and singing and chanting.  Please help your children learn the letter names as this is one of the year 1 targets.  They need to be able to say the names as well as the sounds.

Term 1 Week 1

A very warm welcome to Hazel Class.

Your children are wonderful and have settled into the class beautifully.  I look forward to meeting you all next Wednesday, when you will be able to look round the class.  Please do introduce yourselves to me, as many of us have not yet met!  I only work in the mornings, so appreciate that some of you will want to make appointments to see me if you have any concerns.  Just ask the adult who brings the children out at the end of the day to let me know and I will contact you.


Here are some pictures of your children changing their books and settling down to read first thing in the morning.  

This week we have been talking about our holidays.  The children have drawn 'selfies' and written about the things they did over the summer.