Hello Sunshine 😀

It was a pleasure to see you all at our Year 1 workshare assembly 😀 what an amazing turn-out that was!

Our topic this term is Now and Then followed by Island Life. We have looked at Victorian era including inventions and focused on Queen Victoria. For Island Life we are learning the song by Bob Marley called ‘three little birds’ and focusing on Jamaica. In Maths we are learning about Fractions, Geometry (position and direction), Place Value up to 100, Money and Time.

In Science we have focused on Materials and Plants. Our PSHE focus is Relationships and Changing Me. In RE we looked at Sikhism and belonging focusing on family and friends.

Phonics Screening test is commencing on 12th June 2023 and we will start our test on this week.

Please make sure to watch the video below and practice with your child.

Phonics learning links to use at home:








Thank you for your continued support this year.

Year 1 team

This week we are learning about recycling.  Check out the home learning activities you can try at home.


Home Learning 16.05.23

Due to Year 6 SATS – Falconry UK will be visiting us on the 18th May 2023!

I would like to welcome our new children who have joined Reception this term.  They are settling in well and have made some new friends.

Our topic is Earth and Beyond.  We have been learning about Mae Jameson, who was the first Black African American woman to go to space.  We have been very busy making rockets, aliens and planets.

In Maths we are learning our numbers beyond 10.  We are learning 1 more, 1 less and how to add sets of objects above 10.  We are also learning our shapes and how to measure length and weight.

Next week we are having an Oral health workshop, look out for the oral hygiene kits we will be sending home.

Please continue to read daily with your child, it makes such a difference to their learning!  

Thank you to all the parents who came to support us as we performed in the Easter Bonnet Parade! We spent a long time working hard to learn the words and actions to our songs. Please enjoy some pictures from the event…

Happy Easter 2023 love from Sputnik Nursery

PLEASE note that the 2023 Key Stage 2 SATs were originally due to start on Monday 8th May 2023 but this has been shuffled back by one day to Tuesday 9th May due to the extra bank holiday for the King’s coronation.

Date Exam
Tuesday 9 May 2023 Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling – Paper 1
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling – Paper 2
Wednesday 10 May 2023 English Reading
Thursday 11 May 2023 Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)
Friday 12 May 2023 Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)

Unfortunately this does mean that pupils will be taking their national assessment tests immediately after a bank holiday, possibly impacting attainment.

Year 2 have been learning about Nocturnal Animals. We have a visitor coming soon and wrote down some questions to ask about his birds. We can’t wait to see them. Take a look at the questions!




Dear Parents/Carers,


Year 1 and 2 have the amazing opportunity to experience Birds of Prey at our school. Falconry UK is run by professional falconers with a passion for birds that will thrill the children.


They will be visiting on Wednesday 19th April 2023. We kindly ask for a small fee of £2 per child to contribute towards the experience.


Please speak to your child’s teacher for any further information.


Yours sincerely,




Key Stage 1 Teachers

Everything can be made with machines but nothing compares to something made with hands and the heart.