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Friday 18th September

What another wonderful week we have had.The children have settled back into school really well and are really surprising us with the amazing work they have been producing, please follow us on Twitter so you can get a great insight into what we have been getting up to.

In Key stage 1 classes this week we have  we have been learning how to classify animals into different groups such as birds, mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians and we have really developed our vocabulary. In English we have been reading our quality text called ‘Monkey Puzzle’ and we have had the chance to respond to this text. In Maths we are counting and ordering numbers and developing a firm understanding of place value.

Reading diaries and books are being sent home this week and we cannot emphasise enough how important it is to grab some valuable time each night to share a book with your child.


The spellings for next week-

If your child is in Year 1 :

ask, want, me put, bank honk, pink kit, skin, sketch


If your child is in Year 2:

age, huge, change, village, orange, stage, door, floor, poor, because


P.E. Days

Milhazes- Wednesday and Thursday

Van Gogh- Tuesday and Friday

Gauguin- Tuesday and Friday


Just a reminder that for snack children are allowed to bring fruit or vegetables or a piece of toast wrapped up.


Have a fantastic weekend

KS1 Team

Friday 11th September 2020


Welcome back to all the Children and Parents in KS1,


It has been lovely for us to see the children back in school and they have all been wonderful this week. Also a huge welcome to our new students who have joined the Blackrod family this year.


This week we have become familiar with our new routines and have been learning all about our class Artists. In Milhazes Class we have looked at where Beatriz Milhazes is from and how this is reflected in her work and used her technique to create our own versions of her artwork. In Van Gogh we have been looking at his famous painting ‘Sunflowers’ and used observation to draw our own interpretations. In Gauguin we have been exploring his artwork and creating our own versions using oil pastels.


Home Learning:

Reading books and home learning will commence properly next week. This week please discuss the issues raised in this weeks Picture News (below), read a book for pleasure with your child and practice the following spellings. We have attached a copy of the spellings as a document so the children can practice their handwriting as well.


If your child is in Year 1:

a, where, he, some, puff, bell, grass, kiss, fizz, back


If your child is in Year 2:

most, cold, old, told, edge, smudge, judge, dodge, wedge, bridge


Can we also remind everyone that the children need to have their PE Kits in School at all times.


Have a great weekend


KS1 Team