Term 1 Week 1

First full week back? Smashed it!

WOW! What can I say?! We have had a blast getting to know all the new children in Ivy Class! It has been a pleasure bonding with the class over the last 7 days; I have a good feeling about this year! So what have we been up to?

This week has been all about getting to know the children and for the children to get to know us. That said, we have been doing some excellent learning and have completed a couple of art lessons too!

In Maths; our lovely mathematicians have been becoming familiar with numbers up to 20. We have been focusing on our number formation as well as being able to recognise, sort and represent numbers in various ways... We now know we can have five, 5, 5 fingers, 5 balloons, 5 bananas and much more - they are all the same amount!

In Literacy; we have focused on our story 'The Pirate Cruncher'. A fantastic story about a crew of pirates lured by treasure! We have really dived deep into the story; acting out scenes, learning to talk like a pirate with new vocabulary, sequencing the story AND writing whole sentences with ADJECTIVES! What an amazing crew Ivy Class are!

This week, we have had a heavy focus on recapping our known phonemes and graphemes and really consolidating our knowledge; we are pros at sh, th and ch now - on top of that, we spelt some tricky words too! We have also accessed reading and handwriting to really get to grips with our letter formations.

In the afternoons; we had PE on Monday where the children participated in group and team games to bond as a class. We also had two art lessons where we are learning to use accuracy to create self portraits. We did a science experiment where we thought like a pirate, made predictions and talked about different materials to see which is better for floating and sinking. Then we put it to the test and got some interesting results!

In our Plan Learn Review time, we have had lots of various pirate activities: junk modelling (to make pirate costumes and ships), created wanted posters, pirate counting activities, reading pirate stories and Lego building (pirate ships of course!) 

What a busy week we have had! Amazing effort by all the children! Now time to enjoy a WELL DESERVED REST! Have a fab weekend! 


  • PE kits need to be in school every Monday
  • Reading Records need to be in daily for book changes
  • The parent notice board outside Ivy Class has been updated; there is the current lunchtime menu, PE kit reminders, reading and home learning information and topic information too. :)