Sheerness West Federation


Year One Flamingos

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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Dinosaur Slime

Today in science the children created their own dinosaur slime. The children wrote their own instructions and followed these in their groups. They had lots of fun and got very mucky! I hope they enjoyed making dinosaur slime as I did watching them work together.

IMG_1511 DS 1 DS 3 DS 2


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Week Beginning 26.06.2017

This week the children will be writing their own story. Last week they created a plan and acted out and now they will be using their imagination to write.

In Maths we are going to be continuing to do investigations with measurement and we are going to learn how to record the information.

In Science we will be making dinosaur slime!

We are looking forward to a fun week with you all.

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Being Dinosaurs!

Today in Literacy the children learned about verbs. They became dinosaur and spoke about what they were doing to create ideas.

Dinosaur 1 Dinosaur 2 Dinosaur 3 Dinosaur 4

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Week Beginning 19.06.2017

This week in Literacy the children will start to write their own dinosaur stories. We will be recapping the meaning of verbs and adjectives and using these to add detail about our dinosaur and its setting.

We will be moving on to measurement in Maths this week. The children will be conducting their own investigations.

In Science the children will be continuing to perform their own experiments. They will be investigating what type of water makes gummy bears grow.

In Topic the children will be going on a fossil hunt and we will be using directional language.

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Science: skittle experiment

This week in science the children were separating colour from the skittles. They done this activity in groups of 2 or 3. They made their own predictions about what they thought would happen.

‘I predict that the skittles will get bigger’ – Ethan

‘I think the skittles will float because we are adding water’ – Olivia

‘I think the skittles will turn white because the water will wash the colour away’ – Harry

‘I predict that the water will look like a rainbow’ – Bella

Skittles 1 Skittles 2 Skittles 3 Skittles 4

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Week Beginning 12.06.2017

This week is extremely important to every child in Year 1, it is the Phonic screening. It would be fantastic if over the weekend the children could have the opportunity to do some extra reading and phonic practice.

In Literacy we will be using our topic of ‘It’s Enormous’ to create a poster about dinosaurs. The children will be researching facts and using this to teach others about what dinosaurs are. We will be using ICT to create these on posters.

In Maths we will continue our learning about money and start to find the change. This will involve a large amount of practical activities and continue our recognition of coins.

In Science the children will be conducting an experiment and looking at the changes in state. They will be dissolving the colour of skittles and seeing what happens. Each child will be making a prediction about what they think will happen.

Thank you for your continued support. We have received some amazing homework this week.

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Hook Day – It’s Enormous

Today has been extremely exciting for Year One! The children have had a special visit from Mary Anning. She found the first ever dinosaur fossil! The children were very excited and created their own questions to ask her.

Next the children constructed their own archaeological dig and used a range of tools to help them. They worked fantastically as a Year One team! We are very proud of them.

Hook Day 2 Hook Day 4

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Week Beginning 5.06.2017

Welcome back Year 1!

This week we are going to introduce you to our new topic called ‘It’s Enormous!’. The children will have a hook day on Friday where will become explorers and find dinosaur fossils.

In Literacy the children will be focusing on Phonic and start to create their own book.

In Maths we will begin to learn about money and start to look at the different coins and learning about their value.

Unfortunately, we will have to wait for Week 2 to start our investigations in Science because you are all lucky enough to have an extra day of fun at home on Monday instead!

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Welcome Back

Welcome back Robin and Flamingo class!

We are looking forward to seeing you and hearing about all the fun you have had and sharing this last term with you before you become a Year 2!

This is a very important term for Year 1 because the children will be having their Phonic Screening WB 12 June 2017. This means the children will get to show off their phonic knowledge. If you have any questions or would like any ideas on how to help please ask the class teacher.

In Literacy this term we will be creating our own phonic book for a range of sounds in phase 2,3 and 5, writing their own stories and creating memory boxes about all the fun we have had together this year.

In Maths the children will be learning about money and measurements. The children will have the opportunity to play in the classroom museum to apply their money knowledge and buy things in the shop.

In Science we are going to be participating in a range of experiments and the children will be looking at changes and learning how to record evidence.

Finally, our topic this term is called ‘It’s Enormous!’ We will look at the United Kingdom and the world and use a compass to direct ourselves around the beach. The children will be learning about dinosaurs and we will recap the difference between a herbivore, carnivore and omnivore!

We cannot wait to see you on Tuesday.

Miss Pattison and Miss Selfe.

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Art afternoon

This afternoon the children created their own pastel art work based upon Monet.

Here are the children having lots of fun using their pastels and creating under the sea art pieces.

Fantastic Art Robin and Flamginos!

Pastel 1 Pastel 2 Pastel 3 Pastel 4 Pastel 5 Pastel 6

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Week beginning 22.05.2017

This week in Literacy the children will be learning about the features of letters and writing their own letter from the perspective of the little boy in Lost and Found.

In Maths this week we will be moving on to learning about division. The children will be using key mathematical language and by the end of the week they will be solving word problems with the support of resources.

In Science the children will be rounding up their knowledge of animals and be writing about an animal of their choice and stating whether they are a mammal, fish, reptile, amphibian or insect and explaining how they know.

We are really impressed with all the extra homework the children have been doing over the weekend! Keep it up Robin and Flamingo class!

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Animal Poems

Orange and black stripy fur

With sharp claws at the end of my toes

Sharp teeth to eat meat

I am a tiger.


Ollie (Flamingo)


I have black stripes on my fluffy body.

My babies suck my tummy to get milk

I live in the jungle

I look cuddly but I am not

I am a tiger.


Bella (Flamingo)

I have a brown rectangle shell on my back.

I am slow and green.

I have stripey brown flippers.

I am a turtle.

Aneesa (Robin)

I waddle around on the ice

I have flappy fins.

I have a white belly.

I am a penguin.

Ruby S (Robin)

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Week Beginning 15.05.2017

We hope you have had a lovely weekend and are ready to come back to school and do some learning!

This week in Literacy we have a very special surprise for Robin and Flamingo class. We have FOUND a penguin from the story Lost and Found. The children will be learning how to take care of their new addition and will be creating found posters to find the real owners.

In Maths we will be starting multiplication in 2, 5 and 10. It will be a great help to your child if you can do some counting to help them recognise the patterns.

This week in Science we will learning all about food chains.

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Shared Writing

This week Year 1 & Year 3 have been writing poetry.  This afternoon Robins class and Swan class got together in the hall to share their poems with each other. The children wrote some wonderful poetry, well done to both classes.


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Extreme Reading

Are you up for a little challenge?  If so please open the link to find out more.


Extreme Reading Challenge

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Mrs Monticelli’s Marvellous Medicine

Today Mrs Monticelli conducted a fantastic science experiment outside for our assembly. It involved a bottle of Pepsi and Mentos mints, have a look at what happened to her and her helpers 🙂 …

Science 1 Science 2

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Week Beginning 8.05.2017

This week in Maths we will be re-capping addition using numbers 0-100.

In Literacy we will start to read Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae. The children will be writing their own poems about under the sea animals.

In Science we will be looking at animal classification.

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Week Beginning 1.5.2017

We hope you have had a lovely bank holiday weekend.

This week in Literacy we will be creating leaflets to invite people to enjoy Sheppey beach! The children will be using their knowledge and experience of the beach to help their writing.

In Maths we will continuing with numbers 0-100 and finding the missing number.

In Topic we will be looking at the features of the seaside. We will be linking our developing knowledge of the coast to our Literacy writing.

Continue the fabulous work!

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Giraffe Recount

This week in Literacy we watched a video about giraffes and we wrote a recount about the strange event!

First the giraffes clicked clacked down the corridor. The corridor was shiny. Next the giraffe looked in to the camera and stuck his tongue out. Then they lined up next to the diving board. One of the giraffes jumped in to the swimming pool. After diving the giraffes needed a drink. Finally they heard a big bang! They ran back up the ramp. ~

– Roxanne (Flamingo class)

First the giraffes are walking. Then they came in a line gracefully. Then one giraffe stopped and licked his lips. He looks at the camera and makes a funny face. Next one giraffe galloped to the swimming pool and done a flip and a huge splash and landed. After the giraffe gets out of the pool and they line up one by one and have a drink. Last the giraffe heard a big loud bang and ran away.

– Ollie .M. (Robin class)

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School Contact Details

Head Teacher Miss Hazel Brewer

Contact Person Nicky Austin

Telephone 01795 663012

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

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.50am – 3.20pm

Infants:  8.50am – 3.15pm

Nursery  8.45am – 11.45,     12.30pm – 3.30pm