Houghton Primary School

"Working hard to achieve our best"

Wrens (Y1)

Wrens Class are our Year 1 group. They are taught by Mrs Wilkinson who is assisted by Miss Furness and Mrs Williams.

Autumn Term 2018

Please click here for Wrens Autumn 2018 Newsletter/Curriculum

Week beginning 17th September 2018

It is hard to believe that we have only just completed our third Wednesday- the children have settled so well that it feels as though they have been here for ever! 

Thank you for support with kit, water bottles and reading books - we do appreciate this. If your child does not already have wellies in school these would be useful as the weather has now turned and we will still be out and about. Just a quick reminder about our trip next Friday- details can be found on the separate letter.

We were thrilled to receive the 'Brush and Dustpan' award from Mr James for our immaculate cloakroom. We are now working very hard to keep it like this!

We have loved using our discovery of a grey dagger moth caterpillar to find out about life cycles and woodland eco-systems.We have found out lots about the leaves and fruits of different trees and have been using these to sort and count in our numeracy work.Look out for a descent of woodpeckers appearing on a noticeboard near you soon...




Week beginning September 10th 2018

Welcome back last year's Robins and a special welcome to the brand new Wrens who have just joined us at Houghton. As you will see, we have been out and about making the most of the fine weather and the last dregs of sunshine!



The children have got off to a flying start,  settling really quickly into a new classroom and different routines.

We have really enjoyed the story of Mog and Bunny and we've talked lots about our favourite toys -including my very flat teddy bear who is over half a century old.We'd be please to see any pictures of children with their special blanket, bear or bunny, however worn and well-loved.(Please don't send the actual thing as these need to stay safe at home). We'd also like  to share any other Mog  or other Judith Kerr stories if anyone has a book we could borrow.

We have been spending our time in maths sorting and counting objects and working out how many more to make 10.We have talked about how important it is to arrange objects so that they can be counted accurately. Playing board games with dice at home,playing dominoes or just sorting and counting real objects will really help the children to become faster and more confident at counting independently.

Each child should now have a reading book to bring home.This is the focus of our Home Learning this half-term as regular practise really helps improve these skills. Please sign the reading diary once the book is read. We encourage Wrens to put their own reading wallet in the box when their book is ready to be changed.

We haven't needed them yet but there is lots of space on the welly rack.Very many thanks for your support in ensuring the children have had all the things they need with them- we do appreciate your help.

The Year 1 Team









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