In English, we have started a gripping new read – ‘The First Case’ by Ulf Nilsson.  The children have been very excited to find out what will happen next in the story and who indeed has stolen poor Squirrel’s nut supply!   Our writing has focused on how to describe the setting of a story; a police station in a forest.  We then wrote about the little mouse in the story who did not have a name – thinking carefully about building a character and their likes and dislikes.

In maths, the children have been comparing numbers, focusing on counting accurately, as well as using mathematical language, such as ‘greater than’, ‘fewer than’ and ‘equal to’.  The children were introduced to the symbols < and >, and were able to use them in equations. We have been using the greater than, less than crocodiles to help us with this learning – they like to gobble up the bigger number with their wide, open jaws.


Year 1 impressed Mrs Murphy this week when we performed our very first class assembly on Friday. The children had obviously worked hard at home to learn their lines, and they all spoke confidently and clearly. Mrs Murphy commented on the children’s poise and expression – a brilliant job, Year 1!