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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

Year 1

Notices & Reminders

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you have had a moment to look through the costumes list.  This can be found in the homework section of the Year 1 page.  Please feel free to use a school costume (see costume list), but please let us know by Friday 25th if you want to use one as we need to ensure that there are enough.  We would be grateful if costumes can be in school by November the 30th in a bag with your child's name clearly written on it.

Many thanks,


Miss Skeaping




The phonics that we are revising this week can now be found in the homework page. It is titled Phonics A2W4.


The children have been thinking about what school life was like through the ages.  They have come up with a number of questions for you and have written them down independently. They can be found on Seesaw.  Please could you or another family member take some time to talk to your child about what your school life was like.  Please don't feel that you have to stick with their questions.  If your child's questions are not on Seesaw, then they will be uploaded very soon.





Dear Parent s and Carers,

Please find the cast list and suggested costumes for our Christmas play Lights, Camel, Action in the homework section of this page. Please note that children in Year 1 are in blue on the sheet.

We have a number of costumes in the school and would be delighted to lend these to you.  If you have any queries, please email me or catch me at the end of the day. 

This has also been uploaded to Seesaw.

All the best,

Emma Skeaping



Pumpkin Competition

Thank you all for your amazing pumpkins! They were all absolutely wonderful!


The sounds we are learning this week can now be found on the homework page.  It is titled A2W2.  The morning work this week reaps the sounds we learnt last week.


We are hoping to get the Numbot trophy back this week.  Please encourage your child to do 10 minutes each day.


The homework for this half term can now be found on the homework page.




The details for the Zoom meetings for Monday and Wednesday can be found in the homework section of this class page.


The sounds that we are revising in phonics can now be found in the homework section marked A1W7.


We are going to have a go at Numbots in class this week.  We need to win the trophy!

Please encourage your child to log on at home, even if it is just for 5 minutes each day.



This is just to let you know that your child's Christmas card design has been uploaded to Seesaw.  Please have a look, and then you can order if you wish!



Sharing Afternoon Friday 14th October 3.00 pm

You are welcome to come in and see what your child has been doing this half term.  You can look through their books and have a look around the classroom too.

Sharing Afternoon Friday 21st October 3.00 pm

We will be celebrating all the lovely homework that the children have been doing this half term.  Come and have a look!



Phonics revision for Week 5 is in the homework folder.




Changing Books

Children will be able to change their books on these days.

Fawbert and Barnard houses can change on Monday and Thursday.

Gibberd and Moore can change their books on Tuesday and Friday.


 In order to support your children, I will be putting up the new sounds that they will be learning this week. Each sound comes with some words with the new sound in to help them remember.  

I will also posting some harder to read words that we will be revising each week.  It would be helpful if you were able to see if your child can read them.

These can be found in the homework section and on Seesaw.  This week's will be called Phonics A1W4.

Meet the Teacher

If you were unable to get to the Meet The Teacher meeting, then the powerpoint  can now be found in the Homework Section of the Year 1 class page. 

Meeting the Pigeons!

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Hannah for bringing in the pigeons!  It was such a wonderful treat for the children to be able to handle the birds and learn more about pigeons!

Mystery Readers

A big thank you to our wonderful mystery readers this week!  It is such a lovely way to end the day and it has been a delight to find some great new books.


Mystery reader

We are very excited to share with you that in EYFS and Key Stage One we will be starting mystery reader! One Parents/carers/family member per day are invited to come into class to read their favourite story to the children.  The only thing that we ask is you keep it a secret!

On the clipboards outside the classrooms we have put a sign-up sheet so, if you are able to, can you please indicate a date you would be available to come in.  The session starts at 3pm.  

Many thanks

Miss Youngman, Miss Skeaping and Mr Cooper.






Our Routines




Thursday Friday

Mr Worton-Geer

Mr Worton-Geer

Mrs Higgs

Mrs Higgs

Mrs Higgs








09:00 - 09:45 Drama with Sam Ashford




PE (Outdoor - fundamental skills)      

PE (Indoor - dance)