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Mrs Henson's Class

Summer Term Newsletter

Sport Relief 2018

We have enjoyed lots of activities today to raise money for Sport Relief! We have bought special wrist bands and are wearing our sports clothes to show our support.


We have enjoyed doing fitsteps with Mrs Shaw.

World Book Day!!!

Today we have had a fun filled day in the world of books.

We have explored characters, role played stories and shared books with our friends.

We have enjoyed learning how fun science can be with Professor Brainstorm this morning

Phonics Stay and Play Session

Thank you for everyone who attended the Phonics Stay and Play Session.

Snow day fun activities!


Make an acrostic poem about the snow.

This week's homework.

Research a famous explorer and write some facts about them.

Lunch time clubs.

We are very excited about our new lunch time clubs. Our amazing teaching assistants have chosen children to participate in fun clubs on a lunch time. We have been learning to play board games, practising our cutting skills and enjoying colouring.smiley 


This term we will be finding out about the travels and challenges of famous explorers. We will be finding out about life in the North Pole.


Week Beginning 15th January

We have had  a busy start to the new term. We have been learning to tell the time and exploring materials. In english we have been reading Polar bear, polar bear. We then wrote our own version of this story. 


AMagical Christmas Journey.

Week ending 10th November

Well what a busy 2 weeks we have had since returning back after our half term break.

We've made made pumpkin soup, had our Halloween disco and been to Beamish Open Air Museum.

I would like to take this opportunity to say how proud I was of all our children on our visit to Beamish, they were a credit to you and fabulous ambassadors for our school. Several members of the public commented on how well the children behaved. 

The Littlest Elf

We have enjoyed using our imaginations today and helping Pip the elf with her work.


Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

Duck wants to stir the soup!

We will be having a closer look at this book after the half term holidays.

What a busy half term! 1R have worked so hard learning and playing. I'm sure the children are ready for a good rest during half term. I'm looking forward to next half term when we will be preparing for our class assembly and Christmas production.

This week's readers raffle winners were Riley R, Leo and Destinie.

This week's Stars of the Week were Lexie T and Riley R, well done!

19th October. The children had a fantastic day learning about the Hindu Festival of Diwali. They listened to and read the story of Rama and Sita, they made puppets and lanterns. They also learned a song to perform in assembly in front of the whole school. I was so proud of them.

17th October. Having fun programming control cars.

17th October. Number bonds today.

Week ending 13th October.

Another busy week in 1R, as you can see! Lots of learning and lots of fun! In English we have written stories, practiced spellings and handwriting and read our books. We have been counting in 2's in maths as well as ordering and sequencing numbers. In science we are learning about the sense of smell and smelled lots of strange things. In art we have been creating portraits in the style of Picasso. 

The winners in our reader's raffle this week were, Lexie T, Alfie and Lily - well done.


Our Stars of the Week this week were Riley R and Liam, well done boys.

Lots of fun with Isla the Tiger at out Tiger Who Came to Tea tea party.

Working hard ordering numbers to 10 and 20.

I'm really proud of the the work the children produced for our display, they are too!

The children have worked so hard this week. In history they have learned about the famous local men who have inspired the names of our house teams and have produced work for a class display.

In English they have thoroughly enjoyed reading 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea'. More fabulous work followed for another display. Photographs next week.


The winners in the reading raffle this week were Aiden, Kayden D and Faye. Remember the more you read and bring your book in the more raffle tickets you get. 

Our star of the week.

Some practical learning in maths this week. The children investigated more and less using cubes.

The children really enjoyed their judo taster session on Wednesday morning.

Year 1R have had a really busy week. We have been writing our own stories based on Funnybones. We have been learning about where we live and where Shotton is on the map. We have also done lots of number work.

Yesterday we had a fun day celebrating National Poetry Day. We read lots of poems, made up our own poem and learned a poem to perform, with lots of actions.


This week's stars of the week. Well done Jessica and Bradley.

In Year 1R we have had a fantastic week! We have written some wonderful sentences based on ‘Funnybones’, in maths we’ve been counting to forwards and backwards from different numbers and have produced some fabulous portraits in art.

I'm so proud of the children who received attendance certificates today; Bradley, Phoebe, Lexie T, Kayden D and Aiden.

Our star pupils this week were Matthewthomas and Aiden, (photographs next week, hopefully.)

The winners in our readers raffle were, Phoebe, Liam and Bradley, well done!

Welcome to Year 1, the children have all had a wonderful start and are quickly learning to follow new routines and are working really hard. We have had lots of happy faces and are really proud. We have all agreed and signed our class charter.

Year 1 Newsletter -Remember our P.E. Day is Tuesday.

Eco Rangers - Luke and Lexi have volunteered their services as our Eco Rangers for the year.

We were really excited to be given our key task to "Become a tour guide for Shotton". We have discussed what we know about Shotton and where we live. This week we talked about what we could see out of our bedroom windows to compare our environment.