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PE days for the Year 1 children have now been confirmed as Monday and Wednesday.  If your child is in school on these days then please ensure they come in wearing their PE kit and not bring in a PE bag.  This will minimize the risk of cross-contamination.

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2nd part of our Summer Term. Time is certainly flying by!  I hope you are all safe and well and enjoying the glorious sunshine.


As before, you will find the daily activities for each of the days below.

Reception children can access their work via Miss. Kelly's Reception class page as before. 


Our 'Dear Zoo' topic will continue, please look at the 'Topic Overview and Ideas'. 

Please don't feel under pressure to complete the work that is put up weekly. You can use your imagination with this topic and if you come across any other ideas then feel free to complete your own project.


As I will be in school teaching the Reception children Monday-Thursday I may not get a chance to see any emails until Friday.  Please however continue to send any work or photo's you would like me to see.

You can do this by emailing me at between the hours of 8:55 - 3.15pm Mon-Frid.


I understand that everyone is learning in different circumstances and you can only try your best.  


Stay safe and keep smiling! 


Mrs. Williams x 






 to our class page!


Our Reception/Year 1 team are:


Mrs Williams (Teacher) & Mrs Price (TA)




Welcome to the Spring Term.  Our new topic is 'Space Chase.'


As Historians we will recall the events that led to the first man on the moon, talking about Yuri Gagarin, Tim Peeke and Neil Armstrong and ordering space suits and rockets throughout the ages. 


As Geographers we will look at reading a simple map, using a compass, looking at and understanding aerial photos, locating and naming the continents of the world and comparing Burnham on Sea to Florida and Moscow.  These activities will link to our 'Space Chase' topic.


Our EYFS role play area will be transformed into a space station with opportunities for the children to dress as astronauts, spot for Alien life using binoculars and cameras, send information back to earth via our space station controls and computers, play space games and even imagine they are Alien's!!!! 

Our future Astronauts!


Important Dates for your Diary

Friday 7th February: PFSA Drop in at St Joseph’s 9.00-10.30am

Tuesday 11th February: Safer Internet Day

Friday 14th February: Break up for ½ Term

Monday 24th February: Return to school

Wednesday 26th February: Ash Wednesday Mass in the church at 9.30am

Monday 16th March: Parents’ Evening 3.30-6.00 pm

Tuesday 17th March: Parents’ Evening 3.30-6.00 pm

Thursday 19th March: Feast of St Joseph

Friday 20th March: St Joseph’s Day afternoon children’s fundraiser

Wednesday 1st April: Easter Mass in the church at 9.30am

Friday 3rd April: Break up for Easter

Monday 20th April: Return to School



Today we had a visit from Cafod. After an assembly a lady came into our classroom to talk to us about our world and how important it is that we look after it. The lady had a letter from Pope Francis that she read out to us saying how concerned he is that we are not looking after our world. We then completed an activity together as a class sorting out some pictures of people caring for the environment and some of people harming the environment.
We shared our promises that we will make to help look after our world.




Our Autumn Term Topic was 'Toy



This is a history based topic which will give them the opportunity to compare old Victorian toys with modern toys that they might play with today. They will learn about famous inventors including  Bernard Loomis the man who invented Barbie and Hot Wheels.


Homework will go home on Fridays.  Year 1 will be asked to complete a sheet of Maths and English written work and will also need to practice weekly spellings.  Please return homework by the following Wednesday at the latest.  Reception children will have one piece of homework to complete. 


coolImportant Dates
25/9/19 Whole School Mass in Church
26/9/19 Kenyan School Choir in school
27/9/19 MacMillan Coffee Morning
3/10/19 Census day celebration meal for new reception children
24/10/19 Half-Term
25/10/19 Inset Day
4/11/19 Inset Day
6/11/19 Travelling Theatre Company – Wizard of Oz
11/11/19 Parents Evening
12/11/19 Parents Evening
9/12/19 KS1 Nativity Dress Rehearsal
10/12/19 KS1 Nativity for Parents PM
11/12/19 KS1 Nativity for Parents AM
12/12/19 Cinema Visit KS1-PM
13/12/19 Tea @ 2pm
18/12/19 School Christmas Lunch 



 & Tell - Year 1

Your child will have the opportunity to share something with the rest of the class.  This could be information about a place they have visited, a drawing or something they have made at home or a birthday or celebration they have been part of etc.  Please try to avoid sending in toys.  As they will be talking to the rest of the class, it is good to have a practise at home first.  The other children will have a chance to ask them questions about what they have shared.


The days are as follows:

Tuesday- Jamie, Indianna, Archie, Amelia.C

Wednesday- Isaac, Sanae, Preston, Anya

Thursday- Ethan, Joshua, Ciara, Reuben, Amelia.P

Friday - Louie, Sawyer, Madox, Alexander


Rambles Adventures-Rec

The Reception children will not take part in 'Show & Tell.'  Instead they will take home our class toy dog 'Rambles.'  Ramble will go home on a Friday to spend the weekend with your child and family.  He will have a book which you can record any adventures/outings etc you have had with him.  You can also add pictures if you would like.  Ramble will come back to class on Monday and I will help your child to tell the class all about his weekend using the book.






Making windmills. We have really enjoyed making toys from the past during this topic.

Let's go fly a kite! Today we created symmetrical kites with Mrs Page.

Cars are some of our favourite toys so we made some of our own.

Today we made biscuits with Mrs Page. We had to follow instructions and used toy shaped cutters.

Today we learnt about Ole Christiansen - the inventor of Lego. We made our own Lego creations.

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We investigated objects to see if they would float or sink. We predicted and made a conclusion.

We're going on a bear hunt...we're going to make a big one!

We created a cross to remind us of the 'Lampedusa Cross.'  We used paint and sponges to get this effect.

Picture 1

We used clay, cutters and tools to make clay animals and tractors.

In dance, with Mrs Page, we have been creating ice dances using skating, jumps and spins.

English: Following instructions - Today we followed Mrs Page's instructions to make star biscuits.

Today the Year 2 children came to share their Traditional Stories with us!

Making treasure maps with Mrs Page

Remembering the soldiers - Poppy artwork

Remembering the soldiers - Poppy artwork  1 We created our own poppies.
Curriculum Letters



Children will be taking home a reading book and reading log each week. Please ensure children have these in their book bags each school day to enable us to hear them read. 


Homework books are sent home on Fridays, please ensure that they are returned completed by Wednesday to allow marking and resetting of work.


Reception children also have their own Tapestry Early Learning Journal online and remember you can add observations of your child from home which can count to appropriate assessment.