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The latest news, home learning, learning and events will be posted on this page.


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Friday 30th September 2022


Another successful week, the children have been working very hard. In English we have continued writing sentences based on the story of Mr Big, the children have been practising applying their phonics and using the conjunction 'and'. In maths, we have been focusing on 1 more and 1 less. In art, we have focused on different media such as watercolours, oil pastels and crayons to create different aspects of a self-portrait. We also explored different artists' work such as Henry Matisse. In PSHE we have focused on listening skills and what it means to listen well. Finally, in computing, we practised signing in independently on chrome books and have learnt what technology means. 


Home learning:

Reading at least 5x a week. Continue the fantastic reading in order to work towards the stickers and stamps. 


Birthday Books:

A big thank you to Henry who brought in the wonderful book 'Stick Man' for his birthday! We loved reading the story as a class and will treasure the donation. 


Have a lovely weekend,


Miss Devlin

Friday 23rd September 2022


A very short but successful week this week. Some of our learning this week has included the following; In English, we have started a new book 'Mr Big' the children have been really reflecting on his feelings and emotions within the story. In PSHE we have been also focusing on emotions but on the children's emotions, the different types and reflecting on our feelings at various points in the day. In Maths we have been counting on by one and counting back within numbers to 10. In P.E we practised running skills and drills and enjoyed some team games. We also enjoyed a lovely afternoon sharing stories in the library.  


Next week is exciting, with lots of exciting things happening, including the Bishop coming to bless our KS1 prayer garden and our Hartest service at St Mary's Church on Thursday (more details will be sent out via the office). 


Home Learning:


Please keep up the great reading! An additional optional challenge is to write a sentence about something you have done during the weekend. 


*Reminder*- Baby photos

I have received most of the baby photos if you have not sent them in yet please do so ASAP. Please email them into the office if you are unable to print them. 


Have a lovely weekend

Miss Devlin :)

Pictures Request 

Please can your child bring in a picture from when they were a baby, a toddler and a picture of them now to support our History topic "Now and then (me)". It would be great if we could have these in by Friday, please. 


Many thanks, 


Miss Devlin 

Friday 16th September 2022



Week two has flown by, and the children have impressed me with how well they have continued to settle into their new routine. They have worked really hard some of our learning this week has included the following; in English we have finished our work on Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the children have created some great sentences. In maths, we have been counting,  representing and recognising numbers to ten. In science, we have been labelling the body and exploring our senses further. In art, we have created self-portraits and in PSHE we have been focusing on our class rules and why they are essential. 


It was lovely to meet some of you this week at ‘Meet the Teacher'. For those unable to make it, I have uploaded the presentation Information below.




Please keep up the fantastic reading this week. There is no compulsory additional homework, you can, however, practice writing numbers to ten as words as an optional challenge. 



Have a good weekend, 


Miss Devlin :)



Please can reading books be brought in daily in your child's book bag as opportunities to read these with an adult will be spaced across the week.


Reading books will be checked and changed on the specified day (please refer to the table above or on the front of your child reading record). Please feel free to ask for the book for longer and don't feel pressure to read the whole book in one night! If they have read a few pages and not the whole book it still counts towards their 5 times a week reading tracker. 


* Reminder *

Meet the teacher on 14th September (tomorrow) at 2 pm. Please log on using the link you have been sent. If you have attended the previous Meet the teacher you do not need to attend however you may still find it useful. 


Miss Devlin :) 

Friday 9th September 2022


Settling into Year 1

Thank you for preparing the children so well for their return to school. It has been lovely hearing about all the fun they have had during the summer!  The children have had such a fantastic start to the year and I have been really impressed with how quickly they have settled into their new classroom. It has been wonderful starting to get to know the children and their amazing unique personalities. We have had an exciting start to the term with lots of crafts, storytelling and exploring the classroom. We have also practised our writing and Maths skills. Year 1 also attended their first church service with the whole school! They all sat beautifully and I was so proud of how well they listened throughout. 

During this week we have discussed their new routine, class rules and responsibilities. There has been plenty of time for questions and I have addressed any worries or concerns. I have also been thrilled to hear how excited they are about starting Year 1.


Meet the teacher


I will be holding a second meet the teacher meeting on zoom on the 14th of September at 2 pm.  There will be lots of time for questions at the end. 



All new reading books have been handed out. A letter will be sent out to explain the new scheme. A book-changing rota will be uploaded, and the day is also written on the front of your child's reading record. If you would like to keep the books for longer please state it in the record. 


Any questions please do not hesitate to contact the office or catch me in person. 


Have a lovely weekend,


Miss Devlin