Sheerness West Federation

Year One Flamingos

Week beginning 15-1-18

Another busy week in Robin and Flamingo Classes. This week we are reading ‘Paddington’ and writing about his arrival in London. Where did he come from? How did he get his name? This links with our geography lessons where we are learning about the capital cities of the United Kingdom.

Our maths lessons are focussing on reading, writing and ordering numbers to 20 and also number bonds to 20. Most of the children remembered their PE kits last week, let’s see if every child can remember this week!

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Week beginning 8-1-18

This week Robin and Flamingo classes will be continuing with the whole school times tables and spelling activities. Ask your children to count in 2s, 5s and 10s or to tell you the spelling rules for ‘ff’, ‘ll’ and ‘zz’ in their spellings!

We will begin our topic and learn the countries that make up the United Kingdom. PE is on a Monday and Tuesday for Robin Class and Tuesday and Wednesday for Flamingos. Please ensure your children have a full PE kit in school with outdoor footwear and also remember their contact book and reading book everyday. Thank you.

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Welcome back to Term 3

Welcome back Flamingos and Robins!
This term our topic is ‘Bright Lights, Big Cities’ and the children will be learning about the capital cities of Great Britain and the seas surrounding our country. Our science topic is investigating materials and their different uses. We will be celebrating Chinese New Year and making some amazing masks.
Remember to look at the homework grid during the term to share and research all the interesting things your children are learning.

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Bedtime Reading With Santa

A huge thanks to all the parents and carers that attended our bedtime reading session yesterday evening. It was lovely to see all of you sharing stories and enjoying Santa’s story at the end.


We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and are able to share many more stories with one another! ūüôā 

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Week beginning 20-11-17

It is Week 4 already! We have a busy week planned finishing our weather charts and making some rain gauges in science. If you have an empty clear 1 litre plastic bottle bring it in and we will turn it into a rain gauge to hang on the fence. In English the children will be reading ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy about a little bear who goes to the moon in a box…..or does he? This links with our history topic finding out about real rockets and astronauts. Our maths lessons will focus on different ways to subtract, for example counting back or ‘finding the difference’. Our value for November is ‘Peace’. When or where do you feel peaceful – ask the children!

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Week beginning 13-11-17

This week the children will be recording the weather as part of our science investigations. Please remember to see what the weather is like next Saturday and Sunday too so that we can complete a whole week.

Flamingos and Robins are going to be poets and write 2 different poems using the words and phrases they collected last week. Look out for some examples on the website.

In maths we start to explore ‘taking away’ or subtraction. Does the answer get bigger or smaller when you take away?

Don’t forget PE on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Week beginning 6-11-17

This week Robin and Flamingo Classes are preparing to be poets. They will be thinking of words and phrases linked to our science topic about the weather and seasons. What do you like doing in the Autumn and what do you wear for firework night? Are they the same clothes that you wear on the beach in the summer? These ideas and words will be used in poems next week.

In maths the children are using the addition sign and the equals sign to record their calculations. Some children are beginning to explain how they solved a question too! Have a go this week.

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Welcome Back to Term 2!

We hope you have enjoyed your half term break.¬† This term our topic in Year 1 is ‘Splendid Skies’.¬† The children are taking to the air and will be learning about people who have travelled in the sky and space.¬† We will also find out about and observe the weather to see how it changes of the coming months.¬† Which season are we in now and when will it change?

In English we will be writing poems and a short Christmas story and nearer to Christmas the classes will perform a nativity play for you.  Our maths lessons continue to focus on numbers to 20 and the place value of each digit.

Please remember PE is on a Tuesday /Wednesday for Flamingo Class and Monday/Tuesday for Robin Class. Please also ensure children have a FULL PE Kit, including outdoor footwear and have had their earrings removed.

Thank you.



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Tescos Trip 12/10/17

On Thursday, we took a trip to Tescos.

The children really enjoyed themselves as they had the chance to explore the fruit and vegetable section, searching out different colours of the rainbow. The children also had the chance to try different types of cheeses, discussing which animals they came from. Even though we thought they would find it odd, the children really enjoyed watching the fish being gutted at the fish counter. At the end, the Tescos employees let us go into the freezers that they keep their stock in, the children found it very funny, how cold it was!

Hopefully your child told you about the day, and is telling you which foods are healthy and unhealthy!

Miss Roberts and Mrs Beale


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Week beginning 16-10-17

The last week of Term 1 already!

To celebrate Black History Month Year 1 are reading ‘Handa’s Surprise’¬† The children will be trying all the different fruits in Handa’s basket as well as finding clues in the book to describe the African setting.¬† Can you match the animals to the fruits they decided to take?

In maths  Robins and Flamingos are adding and subtracting numbers to 20.  They will also find missing numbers in simple number sentences and say how they know they are right.

Following our exciting visit to Tesco’s last week where the children found out which foods keep them healthy they will now be discovering what other animals eat.¬† What do carnivores, herbivores and omnivores eat?

Don’t forget to bring in your Christmas card orders, the children worked hard on their designs and a personal card is very special!

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Christmas Cards

This year we are participating in a Christmas Card art project.  All the children in the school have had the opportunity to design their own Christmas cards that you may purchase to be able to send the ultimate personalised Season Greeting.

The cards were handed out by class teachers last Friday and the deadline for ordering is Monday October 16th.  The cards will then go off for printing and be back in time for sending to all for Christmas.

The school will receive £1 for every pack of cards ordered.  The money will go towards buying some playground toys and equipment.  We hope to raise lots!! Here are some of examples of some of the amazing artwork that was created from Nursery to Year 6.

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Week Beginning 2-10-17

This week Year 1 are reading another book by Jill Murphy, ‘Five Minutes Peace’.¬† Ask your children who needs ‘Five Minutes Peace’!¬† They will be making mini books to retell the story and playing ‘I-spy’ with the illustrations to practise using their phonic skills.

Maths lessons continue to practise number skills and ordering amounts from the smallest to the greatest.  Please practise writing numbers at home so that they are the right way around.

In science we are using our senses to feel different surfaces and to smell pleasant and unpleasant smells!  Our topic lesson will be using the baby photographs the children have brought in to compare and discuss how they have changed.

Don’t forget to share a reading book at home together!

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W/B 25/09/2017 – Robins and Flamingos

This week we are continuing to read ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy. The children will be writing instructions on how to make a jam sandwich, and¬†writing about what they can hear, see, touch and smell in their homes at night.

In maths we are looking at numbers and comparing, finding numbers that are greater or less than each other.

On Tuesday we are celebrating European languages day, Year one have chosen to learn about France. We are looking at the artist Monet, and learning a few phrases like ‘Bonjour’ ‘Au revoir’ and ‘Merci’.

We will also be comparing baby pictures with our current pictures, and looking at what we can do now that we could not do when we were a baby. Thankyou to those who bought in their baby pictures.

Miss Roberts and Mrs Beale.





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w/b 18/09/17 – Robins and Flamingos

This week we are reading the book ‘Peace At Last’ By Jill Murphy. The children will be looking at the characters, setting, beginning/middle/end. The children have been identifying the noises in the book (tick-tock, drip drop…)

Can your child find any noises in your house?

In maths we are counting backwards, and giving reason to their answers.

In science we are looking at our 5 senses sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. Last week we did a learning walk, this week we might have a feel in our feely bag!

Please could you send your child in with a baby photo (Labelled) for our history lesson! ūüôā

Miss Roberts and Mrs Beale

peace at last

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Flamingos: Roald Dahl Day

Read our revolting class rhymes read by George and Emma in whole school assembly.


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13/09/17 Robins: Roald Dahl Day and our Revolting Rhymes!

On Wednesday we celebrated Roald Dahl day, wearing yellow and dressing up as his well known book characters!

During lessons, we had Roald Dahl themed tasks, in Art we made some Mr Twit beards with yucky things in. As you can see in the pictures, Teddy and Jaiden were sporting them beautifully!

In English, we used our phonics to create an ‘acrostic poem’ which spelt ‘SWEETS’. We thought of¬†revolting things and put them into our poem. Here is the poem that was read out by Jessica and Kieran¬†in whole school assembly (Well done Jessica and Kieran!)

S melly socks

W hiffy wellies

E ggy smells

E www…earwax!

T errible shouting

S limey seaweed

Teddy and his Mr Twit beard The class watching Roald Dahl Live Jaiden's Mr Twit beard

Miss Roberts and Miss Hammond.

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Week Beginning 11th September

This week Flamingos and Robins are reading ‘Elmer’, a colourful elephant who is unique.¬†The children will sequence the story and ¬†share ideas about being different.

In science we are going on a ‘Listening Walk’ around the school to learn about our different senses and why we need them.¬† Ask you child to tell you what the five senses are and what each one is for.

Wednesday is Roal Dahl’s birthday and the school will be celebrating by writing their own Revolting Rhymes!¬† What can you think of that is revolting?

Please remember to write in your child’s Contact Book when they read or share a book with you each day so that we can change it for you.¬† We read regularly in school but reading at home as well makes a significant difference in their progress.

Don’t forget PE kits, Monday, Tuesday (Robins) and Tuesday, Wednesday for Flamingos.

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Welcome to Year 1 Flamingos and Robins September Term 1

Welcome back to your new class!¬† Our topic in Flamingos and Robins this term is ‘Magical Me!’¬† We will be learning to name different parts of the body and finding out which foods keep us healthy and help us to grow. In English we will be sharing stories with familiar themes and talking about the characters and settings.

Our maths lessons will concentrate on reading, writing and ordering numbers to 20 (and maybe above!) finding one more and one less and filling in missing numbers on a number track.  Practise these skills at home by counting forwards and backwards from any number between 0 and 20.

Please make sure your child has a PE kit including footwear that fits.  Robins have PE on Monday and Tuesday and Flamingos on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Watch this space to find out what else we are doing throughout the term!

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Roald Dahl Day

On Wednesday 13th September schools across the nation will be celebrating Roald Dahl’s birthday. ¬†To join in with the celebrations we will be hosting a dress up day for the children. ¬†This can be as one of their favourite characters or by simply wearing something yellow, (socks, t-shirt etc.), as this was the famous author’s favourite colour.

We are asking for a small donation of ¬£1, or whatever you can afford, to donate to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which helps to make life better for seriously ill children in the UK.

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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Week beginning 3.07.2017

Welcome to your last week in Year 1! Well done Robin and Flamingo class for having such a fantastic year. I hope you have enjoyed your journey and have learnt lots of new things along the way.

In our finally week together we will be having lots of fun.  In Literacy you will be making memory boxes, you will be writing your own wishes, your favourite memory from this year and drawing a picture of you and your friends to keep safe in your box.

In Maths we will be recapping place value, counting to 100 and counting in steps of 2, 5 and  10. We will make sure this is practical and you will be learning in groups.

In Science we will be making a volcano! Each group will see who can make the best volcano for their dinosaur landscape. The children will then be blowing these up on Friday to finish the year with a bang.

Well done to each and every one of you. We thank you all for allowing us to teach you this year. Your smiles and personalities have been wonderful and it has been a pleasure to teach you. We wish you the best on your year 2 journey.

Miss Selfe and Miss Pattison.

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School Contact Details

Head of School Miss H Brewer

Contact Person Mrs N Austin

Telephone 01795 663012

School Address
Rose Street Primary School
Rose Street
Kent, ME12 1AW

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.50am Р3.20pm

Infants:  8.50am Р3.15pm

Nursery  8.45am Р11.45,     12.30pm Р3.30pm