Money, Money, Money!

This week during English, Year 1 changed the main characters of Little Red Riding Hood to create a new version of the story. The children loved making up new characters and shaking up the original traditional tale. We are all very proud of the developing maturity and improved quantity and quality of the children’s writing and can see they are getting ready for the next step in their learning journey. We are sure the children would love to share their stories with you at home as they have learnt them so well they are now able to recite them from memory!

In Maths, we have been identifying different coins and applying what we know about addition and counting in multiples of 2, 5, and 10  to find totals. The children have enjoyed using money to solve problems and you can continue to help your child learn by encouraging them to find the appropriate coins/ notes to pay for items when out and about.


Towards the end of the week, the children completed their Red Riding Hood moving pictures with sliders, levers and wheel mechanisms. They then completed an evaluation of their prmoving pictures (6)oduct and discussed how successful they hmoving pictures (26)ave been.

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The children have also completed their end of half term assessments this week in order to spend next week celebrating all things Northumberland for the county’s first Northumberland day at the start of the half term holidays!

Next week, we have an exciting timetable planned where the children will be learning about our local heroine Grace Darling, learning some local dialect poetry  and design and making their own stotties for a picnic to name a few.

Don’t forget to come to school at 2:30pm on Friday 26th May for a special fair to celebrate the week’s events.

Other Important Information

  • It is the National Year 1 Phonics Screening Check soon after we return from half term (week commencing 12.6.17) so please keep reading regularly.
  • Leggings are not part of the school uniform so please make sure that children come in appropriate clothing.