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Welcome to Cambridge Class 




Class Teacher: Mrs Baker

HLTA: Miss Brown


On this page you will find information about important dates, homework and events taking place. You will also be able to see what exciting learning your child has been taking part in along with some photos.

Oliver's Vegetable

Environment: Outdoor and garden

Find out what we will be learning about this term

Week 6

Well done to Tiffany for being an amazing and supportive friend to all her peers in Cambridge class!


Problem solving with measurements

Activities to help us write our invented story

Week 5

Well done to Oliver for his huge improvement in contributing during carpets times and group activities.

In D&T we made a fruit salad!

We played a guess my fruit game to help us find adjectives to describe our fruits. We have learned all about the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables every day. Our fruit salad was a real success!


Fruit salad story.

Year 1 homework project-Our fantastic castles!

Learning to read scales to solve measurements problems

Week 4

We have had an amazing time at Leeds Castle this week! The children went on a Nature Trail on the castle grounds and explored its maze. We took part in a 'Walk on the Wild Side' workshop where each child was able to make their own clay owl.

We also visited the magnificent castle and its beautiful garden.

Cambridge's Olympians

Week 3


Well done to the unstoppable Marek for his truly amazing imitation work in literacy this week. Marek is writing confidently now and takes great care in his work too!


Cambridge's newsletter

We are getting all fruity!

Learning coins and notes value, making amounts and giving change

Week 2

Well done to all the children in Cambridge for the amazing endeavour they have showed this week during Year 1 Phonics Screening!

They have all made such great progress this year, I am very proud of every single one of them!no

Our evolving environment

Watch the Tricky Words!

We are going to focus on tricky words for the rest of the term in order to improve children's spellings.

Tricky words cannot be sounded out correctly. The only way these words can be read and spelt correctly is by learning them and having plenty of practice.

Practising our number bonds to 20

Week 1

Well done Viktoria for her great improvements in her attitude towards her learning this week.

Viktoria is beginning to show more resilience during focus learning, in particular with her

Phonics revision home learning

Vegetables tasting-What adjective describes best your vegetable?

Busy hands and feet creating a vegetable patch in the classroom

We released our beautiful butterflies

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Our last butterfly was born during the holiday in Mrs Baker's garden

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Can you keep a secret?

                  Woodland and magic pond environment


Year 1 Medium Term Plan

Week 6

Well done Cambridge class, you are my super stars this week! You have all worked so hard and made amazing progress. You have all 'stuck with it' even when it was hard going! Your teacher is extremely proud of you!nonono

Year 1 trip to Dane Park

Week 5


Well done to Dymitr for surpassing himself this week with his extraordinary addition and subtraction work using the 100 square and



Cambridge newsletter

What it takes to invent a story

Subtraction techniques

Week 4


Well done to Abbie for being an enthusiastic learning this week. She has shown great leadership in her group and her contribution to class and group activities has been excellent!



Learning together afternoon

Bog Baby's cousin in troubles?

Everything is growing...

Week 3

Well done Marek this week for his fabulous reading! Marek can sight read some tricky words now!no


Learning together in year 1

Inventing a morale story

Cambridge newsletter

In D&T we made thaumatropes or moving images


A scientific toy devised in the 19th century, consisting of a disc with a different picture on each of its two sides, these appearing to combine into one image when the disc is rapidly rotated.

We innovated the Bog Baby and created our own pond creatures

In maths we are learning to sequence events using time related words

Week 2 

Well done to Riley this week for his relentless efforts during independent and focused learning.

I am very proud of him!no


Our environment is evolving

Our active planters!

Week 1

Well done to Marek for working more independently now during writing activities!no

Cambridge newsletter and homelearning

Getting our classroom ready for Bog Baby!

Should we keep Bog Baby in our classroom?

Learning about 2D and 3D shapes' properties

Term 4:

Space Poetry


This term we are continuing to venture into Space amongst aliens. The children will explore poetry and write their own alien poems.

In maths, we will consolidate our number skills and practise adding and subtracting two digit and one digit numbers. The children will apply their knowledge to solve problems.

Things to do at home: Help you child practise the 10 and 20 number bonds. Practise reading the hour and half past the hour times.



Week 6

Well done to Jayce this week for contributing with enthusiasm to our class learning and behaving sensibly during independent learning.


Happy Birthday Tiffany!



Pyjama Day and Easter fun!

History of Drapers Day

Our school council members and Miss Williams did a fantastic job and organised a great day, full of history about what Drapers Mills used to be like years ago.

We have had a whole school assembly about the history of our school to start with and ex pupils and teachers visiting our classroom later on during the day to share their past experiences.

we concluded the day with a balloon send off in our field, what a day!


Week 5

Well done to Abbie for showing endeavour in everything she does and being such a supportive friend for her group!no 



Cambridge Newsletter

Year 1 Home learning this week:

Drawing competition; check your child's school bag, a drawing sheet has been included in homework books this week.

Please return your drawings before next Tuesday, if you are entering the competition!!!

Learning to divide through sharing and grouping

Amazing independent writing in Cambridge Class!

Week 4



Well done to Stefania for showing such enthusiasm and enjoyment in her reading  this week!no

Our second 100th time reader, well done ABBIE!

What a super star!!!no


Cambridge home learning

Celebrating Science Week

Exploring arrays to understand multiplication

Real Life Arrays

Introduction to arrays. This will establish the idea of counting groups of objects with equal amounts using repeated addition, which will lay the foundation for multiplication.

Week 3


Well done to Nevaeh for settling rapidly and making lots of new friends in Cambridge class!

Nevaeh is already part of the family!no

A big well done to Oliver for being the first 100 time reader in Cambridge class!

I am SO very proud of you Oliver!surprise 

Cambridge Newsletter

Que Tiempo Hace hoy?

Que tiempo hace hoy?

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Learning to ask and answer questions about the weather in Spanish

Learning positional and directional language

Our fabulous invented poems

Week 2


Well done to Jayce-Rai this week for improving his learning attitude. Jayce-Rai has been working very hard in class and in intervention groups and this is beginning to make a difference. Keep up the good work!no

World Book Day 2017

We had a great day celebrating the beautiful world of books and reading!

We started the day sharing our favourite books with the children in assembly. This was followed by activities in classrooms. all book themed. 

Children had fun reading with year 5 Liverpool class and we created some fabulous displays in our school hall!

Japanese visitors

Our Alien poem performed in Japanese

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Numbers Song in Japanese すうじのうた

Business as usual in Cambridge!

Week 1


Well done to Tiffany for the relentless efforts she always puts into her work and her consistent contribution to our class learning. She is an exceptional star! no

A confident and amazing imitation of our Alien poem

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Partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and clever!

Week 1 home learning-History

Term 3:

What do aliens think of life on planet Earth?



     Come along and join Beegu's adventures on Earth!

This term our topic will be around space and aliens, we will use Pie Corbett's 'Talk for Writing' and 'Talk for Reading' approaches and bring writing and reading to life in the classroom!

To find out more about it follow the link below:


In maths the children will continue developing strategies to help them add and subtract. I wonder who will be our first white badge winner? Come on my little ninjas!


In science, we will learn about materials and explore their properties. Children will then use their knowledge of materials in D&T to help them plan and design the perfect home for Beegu on Earth.


We will also learn about weather patterns in the UK and have a go at saying it in Spanish too!!!


This promises to be a very busy and exciting term indeed. Stay in touch, we will keep you posted!

Year 1 Term 3 planning overview

Week 6


Well done to Marek for all his perseverance this term in his writing. He has come leaps and bounds with his sounding and can now write some simple words!

Alien invasion!

Listening to music and learning about instruments

Exploring mass and capacity

Learning animals names in Spanish

Week 5

Well done to Sarlota for settling so beautifully this week in Cambridge! She also took great care of work and presented it very neatly!no

Our new proud RED TED owner!

Year 1 homework challenge week 5

We are inventing our space wishing stories

Halving and doubling is fun!

Week 4




 Well done to Nikolas for his truly amazing halving in maths. Nikolas is turning a page and showing superb endeavour in his work and attitude to learning! 






Year 1 Homework

Learning together making rockets and spaceships

Space Oddity

Halving shapes / quantities and sharing into equal parts

Outer Space: "We are the Planets," The Solar System Song by StoryBots

Week 3

Well done to our new RED TED owner this week!



Well done to Kieran this week for his AMAZING independent imitation of Beegu's story! What a writing wizzard!

Time is of the essence...

D&T-Making a house for an alien to live in

The children designed their 'perfect' home to shelter a lost alien. They thought about the materials they would need to build their houses and what techniques they would use to assemble the different parts. 

They then worked in groups to create houses using different materials:

Team 1 built a tall newspaper town house with door and windows

Team 2 built a paper teepee with paper straws

Team 3 built a log cabin with wooden blocks

Team 4 built a cardboard bungalow out of cereal boxes

Next week we will evaluate our houses and test their resistance to adverse weather!


Week 2

Well done to Ethan this week for his much improved behaviour for learning and his great endeavour during focus and independent learning.

I am very proud of him!

Cambridge Newsletter

Our 50 time readers with their RED TED

Year 1's triple whammy!!!

Well done to everybody for getting up and coming to school everyday this week! Our 3 classes have won the 3 attendance trophies this week!

1st Brighton

2nd Cambridge

3rd Cardiff


Our environment is evolving