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Weekly Overview WC 4.07.2022

Hello Year 1,


We have attached the Weekly Overview that will tell you about our exciting learning this week. We will be doing our usual Spelling assessment on Friday and the list of spelling words will be in your bookbag. 


Just so that everybody knows what else is expected we would like to share some general information with our parents/carers and children.


Spelling Homework

Spelling homework words are posted weekly on the Weekly Overview on the website and we will be assessing children's weekly spellings on Fridays. Children are learning these words in class and we would like parents to follow up at home. This term spellings will be differentiated into two groups, with one focus on common exception words while others learn words associated with the phonics that week.


Show and Tell

Children can bring ONE item to school on a Friday to discuss with the class. 


Friday  24.06.22 - Emerald

Friday  01.07.22 - Sapphire

Friday  08.07.22 - Ruby

Friday  15.07.22 - Amber


Due to Covid safety measures we ask parents to send the Show and Tell item in a carry bag. The item will only leave the carry bag when the child Show and Tell and will be sent home at the end of the day.


Year 1 email address

Please remember that parents can contact teachers at any time by using the following email address: As teachers are obliged to read email messages sent to the Year 1 address at least once a week, parents are advised  to  communicate  absences,  doctor's appointments and other matters that need immediate attention to the office email address.



Our children enjoy PE and it would be fantastic if all PE bags and PE clothes are labelled, so that we are able to identify items that may get lots or put accidently in the wrong bag. Please could you also make sure that hair is tied up and earrings are removed on PE days. Your child will be having PE on the following days:

Mrs Bennett's class - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Mrs Cranstone's class - Tuesdays and Wednesdays 


Snack time in school

We have a small snack every morning before we go out for playtime at 10:15 am. School provide a piece of fruit, but children do not always like the fruit on offer. Parents are welcome to send a piece of fruit to school for snack time. Please take note that crisps, chocolates, biscuits or any other sugary food are not allowed as we are striving to teach children to enjoy a healthy snack.  Raisins and dried fruit will be acceptable. Could you please limit the size of the snack as we only have 5 minutes available for snack time?



Children have a Homework Book as well as a folder for Maths sheets. Homework will be available every Thursday (please refer to the attached Weekly Overview). Parents will be able to see the homework online on the Great Berry Primary School website when clicking on the Year 1 Class Page option (please refer to the attached Weekly Overview). English will normally be done in the Homework Book and Maths will be a sheet that we will put into the Maths folder. Please return the Homework Book on a Tuesday so that it can be marked before the new homework activities are scheduled.



Children are encouraged to read daily to their parents/carers and reading books will be exchanged once a week. Please write the date that children are reading to parents/carers in the reading diary as well as a short note about their reading.


Barnaby Bear

Last Friday Barnaby Bear went home with one child in each class. We know that he will have an exciting time with the children this year. If your child receive Barnaby for the weekend please send back on the Monday so that it can be ready on a Friday to go to a different child. There is a book in the Barnaby Bear bag and it will be great if children can write/draw pictures of the things that he has been doing. 


Please send Barnaby Bear back on a Monday so that we can keep it in isolation before it goes out again.


We look forward to a wonderful term with all our Year 1 parents/carers and children!


Mrs Cranstone and Mrs Bennett

Dear Parents of 1CC,


I have posted photographs of our wonderful Jubilee Celebration, Sports Day and our visit to the Southend Sea Life Centre. I hope you are enjoying the beautiful photos of your children. Apologies if there isn't a photograph or limited photographs of your child. The images of some of the children in our class are not permitted on social media. Although I took numerous photographs of all children I was not able to post everything as I had to delete photographs containing images of these children.


Kindest regards,

Mrs Cranstone

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