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Summer term

Week Beginning 5th June 2023

This week the children have all been working hard, practising their phonics to prepare for their phonic screening next week. We have worked hard on our reading and writing particularly using phase 5 digraphs in words and sentences. 

In maths we have been working on place value working with numbers to 100 and beyond, partitioning them into hundreds, tens and ones. 

In PSHE we have begun the topic of 'Changing Me.' We have looked at different life cycles for things in nature for example the life cycle of a sunflower as well as the life cycle of a frog and a butterfly. This ties in nicely with our science curriculum too.


Week Beginning 22nd May 2023

This week was Diversity Week at White Bridge. We have been learning about other cultures, countries and languages and each morning we said Good Morning during register time in a different language. Languages included, Spanish, Portuguese, Urdu, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Italian and Polish.

The children in Elm class got to taste chicken kebabs and naan bread made by one of our lovely parents. Thank you so much.

The children were reminded that they are all unique and special and that our differences can be celebrated.

In maths we have been learning about position and direction, practising quarter, half and three quarter turns as well as left and right.


This week Elm class won their reading challenge so we had movie and munch on Friday.


Week Beginning 15th May 2023

As part of our Science topic of plants we have planted sunflowers. We talked about what plants needed to grow, the children put soil into a pot and planted their seeds. We put the pots onto the windowsill to get lots of sun. The children are keeping a diary and writing each week about the growing process. They are also using their mathematical skills to measure how much the plants have grown. We will also be identifying the parts of the plant. 

In maths we have been learning about halves and quarters. We understand that halves are two parts of a whole and that quarters are four parts of a whole. We can also find a half or a quarter of a quantity. 

In computing we have been making photo stories using an i-pad and this week we have been learning how to edit our photos. We have had a lot of fun. 

We have been reading and writing about the story The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. The children have enjoyed writing imaginary post cards from around the world


Week Beginning 1st May 2023

This week in English we have concentrated on practising and improving our phonics skills by reading real and 'alien' words. We looked carefully at the words and sentences to see what digraphs and trigraphs we could spot before we sounded them out.

In maths we have been making equal groups of twos fives and tens. We have been making arrays with cubes. The children can confidently count in twos fives and tens.

On Friday the children made crowns and Union Jack flags and we had a whole school parade in preparation for the King's parade. All the children looked amazing in their crowns!

Week beginning 24th April 

This week we have focused on the book the Ladybird heard in English. Once again there has been a focus on identifying and coming up with our own rhyming words. The children created wanted posters for Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh, using adjectives to describe their appearance. We also touched up on question marks.

Maths we began to look at recognising and adding equal groups. As well as this, the children have had to identify when groups are unequal and having to explain their answer. 

PSHE this term is all about relationships and this week they learned how families differ from one another. 

Lastly, some children were able to finally meet Wilson and other children will do so next week. 






Week Beginning 17th April 2023

Welcome to the Summer term. In Year One, as part of our English curriculum, we are enjoying Julia Donaldson stories. This week we read Room on the Broom. We looked at the rhyming words and made a list of them. We wrote sentences that included rhyming words. The children retold the story in their own words and used adjectives to describe the monster in the mud.

In maths we are beginning to solve simple multiplication and division problems learning to count in twos, fives and tens.

In Science the children are beginning a topic on plants