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Roses Class 2022-2023

Hello and welcome to our class page! Our Teacher is Mr Wilkes and our LSP's are Miss Wright and Mrs Giles. In our class we have lots of fun and love learning new things!smiley



Important Information:

*The children can bring in a named water bottle to go on the side which needs to contain only water or squash.

*If your child wishes to, they can bring a healthy break time snack such as fruit or raisins to eat on the playground at break time.

*Your child will be given a reading book specific to their reading level. We would like the children to read as much as they can at home and record this in their reading record. Books will be changed on a weekly basis.

*If there are any queries, please email Mr Wilkes on the class email which is:

Thank you for your continued support :)

P.E Day:

P.E days are on Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure that appropriate footwear is worn and PE clothing is appropriate for the weather as our lessons will be outdoors on the playground.



Children will be given 2 piece of homework every week, along with spellings to learn. Both pieces of homework will be given out on a Friday and must be returned the following Wednesday,so we can monitor your child's learning.


School Uniform:

Please make sure that your child’s name is written inside all school clothes (cardigans, jumpers, trousers, t shirts and coats). This makes it easier to give out misplaced clothes back to their rightful owners. Remember if your child takes their jumper/cardigan off in class, then it is their responsibility to keep it safe!


Dates for your diary





    *Monday 3rd April- Easter Break.

          *Monday 20th May- Walk to School Week

          *Monday 29th May- Half Term. 

           *Tuesday 6th June- Summer Term Begins.

          *Wednesday 19th July- Parents' Meeting.

            *Tuesday 25th July- Last Day of Term.




Mathletics, Purple Mash, Times Table Rock Stars and Spelling Shed:


Children can access these websites from home. Each child has an individual username and password. Mathletics, TTRS and Spelling Shed are an excellent resource which allows children to practise their mathematical skills.


Phonics Play

Children can access this website from home. It is a free resource and will really help your child learn all of their phonics sounds in a fun way. Please refer to the Pheeba sounds sheet we sent home to consolidate your child's learning.



Reading at home is extremely beneficial for your child. We are holding a reading challenge this year! Every time you read, write it in your reading record. For every comment, you will earn a point. When you reach 45points, you will be awarded the Bronze Level; when you reach 90points, you will be awarded Silver Level and for 135 for you be awarded Gold Level! 

Good Luck Roses Class! 



A HUGE well done to who have achieved their bronze reading achievement. smiley


A HUGE well done to who have achieved his silver reading achievement. smiley


A MASSIVE well done to those who have won their Platinum award! Keep up the super reading! smiley



 World Book Day

On Friday 3rd March, we celebrated World Book Day! Everyone came to school dressed as a character from a book; everyone looked fantastic! We focused on our class read: 'Little Red Riding Hood'. During the afternoon, we talked about the story and our favourite characters so far. They all looked brilliant! Well done, Roses class! 


Year 1 English Inspire Workshop

The parent workshop was focused on phonics, reading and writing.  The activities involved writing using kinetic letters, reading using Bug Club books and playing phonics games and apps.


 Safer Internet Day 2023

On Tuesday 7th February it was Safer Internet Day. Titled "Want to talk about it", the children learnt about how it is important to talk about things they are uncomfortable about whilst online.

Chinese New Year


On Friday 20th January, we learnt all about Chinese New Year - 'The Year of the Rabbit'. We researched key information and discussed the celebration! We then made dragon patterns and masks.

Well done, Roses class; your dragons are brilliant!


 Christmas Week

Christmas Week 2022 has been amazing! We have completed so many different Christmas activities and had the most fantastic week!

Here is what we got up to: We took part in Christmas Jumper Day and raised a fantastic amount of money for charity and visited Santa's pop up grotto.





Children In Need

On Friday 18th November the children supported the event. The gave money, dressed up and completed fun Pudsey activities to celebrate the event.


Road Safety Week



On Wednesday 16th November, we discussed the importance of road safety and how to avoid danger when crossing the road! We took part in some quizzes where we looked at safety on the road. We then read the story of Super Cat who taught how to cross the road safely. We also ordered Super Cat's Road Safety pictures. We then look at the Green Cross Code. We all remembered the key words. Stop, Look and Listen!  Well done, Roses! 


Remembrance Day

On Friday 11th November we discussed the importance of Remembrance Day. We spoke about how we remember the soldiers who unfortunately lost their lives during the wars. We also remember people who serve us today. We then collaged a poppy to help us remember.

Show Racism the Red Card

On Thursday 20th October we came to school wearing an item of red clothing, this was to support the initiative 'Show Racism the Red Card'. We discussed the importance of coming together with purpose and without prejudice. Join us and say NO to racism





As a class we remembered the celebration of Diwali. The children enjoyed completing Rangoli patterns and Mehndi hand patterns. 




Thank you to all the parents who attended the Year One Autumn Maths Workshop. The children enjoyed learning their number bonds with you and I know that you enjoyed seeing the different ways the children learn their number bonds to 5, 10 and 20.

Thank you for all the positive feedback, it is much appreciated.

Mental Health Day


On Monday 10th October we celebrated 'World Mental Health Day'. During the afternoon, we had some great discussions about what mental health is and how we can look after the mental health of ourselves and others. As mental health is all about how we are feeling, we discussed our emotions, the thoughts we might have and how these feelings affect the choices we might make and how we behave. The children completed an activity about things that make them happy, Well done!




Black History Month


October was Black History Month. On Monday 3rd October, we spent some time learning about a range of inspirational black people and what impact their actions have had on the world. We researched Mary Seacole and how she helped all of the soldiers during the Crimean War. The soldiers called her 'Mother Seacole' as she nursed them back to health and comforted them. 

In year one we have been learning about healthy foods. The children have been busy developing their understanding about ways to keep healthy. In this activity they were sorting healthy food options.


                                                    Roses Class 2021-2022

World Music Day

On Tuesday 21st June we completed lots of different activities to celebrate world music day. We had lots of fun making our very own musical instrument and completing some Bhangra dancing. Well done Roses! smiley



Healthy Eating Week



On Thursday 16th June, we completed a healthy eating activity to remind ourselves about the importance of eating healthy, staying hydrated and participating in exercise. We designed a poster and a new sports top.  Well done Roses class; remember to eat healthy! 





The Queen's Jubilee Party


On Friday 27th May we had a party in the playground to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee. All of the children had lots of fun making bunting, flags, placemats and crowns for the party. We started the celebrations of by marching a lap on the playground and after that we sang the national anthem,  along with some other songs. We all had a fantastic day and would like to thank the PTA for organising the event. smiley




Walk to School Week

From Monday 16th-Friday 20th May we celebrated walk to school week. The children below all walked to school everyday this week.

We all completed five different levels:

Level 1 - To walk to school with friends or family

Level 2 - To understand that walking to school reduces the number of cars on the road

Level 3 - To understand that walking to school boosts our health

Level 4 - To understand that walking to school is a simple way to reduce pollution

Level 5 - To learn how walking benefits ourselves, our communities and our planet

Well done Year 6! 10 of us walked to school every day with a total of 67 journeys!

Well done, you are helping save the environment and getting your daily exercise! smiley



Litter Pickers


Our Eco council have teamed up with a wonderful charity Wild Earth. On Wednesday 4th May, we took park in a litter picking activity. We were all given jackets to wear along with a litter pick and we had to work together to try and pick up all of the rubbish from the playground. We had lots of fun! smiley



Bug Club Hotel


On Friday 29th April we completed a 'bug club hotel' eco workshop. We completed lots of eco related games and got the opportunity to make our own bug hotels. We used lots of twigs and leaves to complete this!  We had lots of fun and can't wait to put them in our gardens! 



Year 1 Class Assembly



We have been working extremely hard this term, so on Friday 8th April we completed some Easter crafts. We had lots of fun completing an Easter egg hunt and colouring. We were extremely lucky as the Easter Bunny paid us a visit! Have a lovely Easter, Roses! smiley




Sports for Champions

On Wednesday 23rd March we were extremely lucky to be visited by the GB gymnast Jaydon Paddock . We took part in an assembly and completed lots of different fitness circuits. Some of the exercises that we had to complete were; spotty dogs, leg drives, full or half press ups and star jumps. We had lots of fun and certainly feel much fitter now! Well done, Roses Class. smiley





Comic Relief 

On Friday 18th March we came to School dressed in brightly coloured clothes to celebrate Red Nose Day. We had a discussion all about Comic Relief and how the money raised helps people and children in the UK and all over the world. During the afternoon, we took part in lots of fun activities relating to Red nose Day.







Science Week


From Monday 14th March-Friday 18th March we celebrated National Science Week. Our question was:

Does the size of the seed matter to grow the tallest plant?

On Monday, the children looked at five seeds, identified them and had to put them in order of size. They then predicted which one would grow the tallest. On Tuesday, the children investigated the life cycle of a plant, and also matched seeds to what they produce. On Wednesday, the children identified things that plants need in order to grow. They correctly identified soil, water and light.  

On Thursday, the children answered the key question for the week. They also identified that out of the seeds the sunflower seed would grow the tallest. A great week of Science! Well done, Roses! smiley





World Book Day

On Friday 4th March, we celebrated World Book Day. We came to school dressed as our favourite book characters. The whole class looked amazing and we were really impressed with the effort everyone had gone to.


To celebrate 25 years of World Book Day, we took part in a scavenger hunt where we were set a challenge to find 25 book covers which were hidden in the playground. Every class in the school looked at the book 'Mirror' by Jeannie Baker which is a two in one picture book showing a parallel day in the life of two families: one in a Western city of Sydney, Australia and one in a North African village. It highlights the similarities and differences of these cultures and lifestyles. What a fantastic day! Well done Roses! smiley



Mental Health Week


From Monday 7th February-Friday 12th February it was mental health week. We had some great discussions about what mental health is and how we can look after the mental health of ourselves and others. As mental health is all about how we are feeling, we discussed our emotions, the thoughts we might have and how these feelings affect the choices we might make and how we behave. We then completed a task on how to keep out minds healthy and some activities based on self-esteem. Well done, Roses. smiley





This half term in P.E we have been developing our fundamental skills of travelling and passing a ball. We have used footballs, basketballs and netballs to develop these skills. A massive well done to Ayaan, Zara and Eesa who were able to score a goal in the basketball hoops! Throughout the weeks we have shown great teamwork and sportsmanship! Well done, Roses. smiley



Online Safety 


On Tuesday 8th February, we had an afternoon all about online safety. We had a discussion about what games we should and shouldn't be playing online and that we should only trust an adult that we know, such as our family members or teachers. We then completed lots of different activities to help deepen our understanding of being safe online.




Chinese New Year


In our RE lesson this week, we celebrated Chinese New Year! We learnt all about the special time and researched information about the 'Year of the Tiger'. We then completed lots of fun activities. Well done, Roses Class! Your creations were amazing! smiley




Road Safety

On Thursday 20th January we had a visitor to talk to us about keeping safe when crossing a road. The children then discussed all the key things to remember about keeping safe when crossing a road.


Science- Spring Term

In Science this term we have been learning about plants. We planted beans in soil and we water them regularly. We can't wait to see them grow this half term.


WOW! Look at our bean plants now! We have made sure we gave them water, plenty of sunlight and we even spoke to them to help them grow! We have been measuring our plants each week too. smiley



School Council Representatives


Well done to Ayaan and Zara who have made it onto the School Council! smiley






Attendance Winners

Well done to Georgie, Zaeem and Subhan who have recieved their bronze certificates for 100% attendance. Well done! smiley



Christmas Week



In the build up to Christmas, we have had an amazing Christmas Week in Year 1!


We created beautiful Christmas cards and 2022 Calendars that we can take and display at home!


We have completed lots of Christmas activities and produced two different wonderful Christmas crafts; a Christmas bauble and a Christmas Elf door hanger!



We had an amazing 'Breakfast with Santa' on Tuesday where we ate some delicious snacks and even had a visit from the special man himself!



On Wednesday we had our Christmas party! We took part in so many party games this year which was amazing! We played Musical Statues, Musical Bumps and Pass the Parcel and all of these children won a prize!



What an amazing week Year 1 ! We hope you all have the merriest of Christmases! Have a fantastic break and we'll see you all in January! smileysmiley






Polar Express Morning


On Friday 3rd December we were lucky enough to attend the Polar Express. We all boarded the train, with our tickets, and sat down with a drink and biscuits. Then, Santa came and gave us all a small present. Santa was with one of his elves, who was being very naughty!




Design and Technology

This half term we have been focusing on cooking and nutrition and have learnt about food hygiene and safety. We designed what we would like our fruit kebabs and salads to look like, discussed the importance of cutting safely and then made our own kebabs and salad. We had lots of fun eating them, they tasted AMAZING! smiley




Children in Need

On Friday 19th November, we all came to school in our 'Dress Up' outfits to celebrate and raise money for Children in Need! Well done to for winning a certificate for the best dressed. smiley

We created a Pudsey bookmark, coaster and completed some colouring to celebrate the amazing charity!

A brilliant way to highlight the importance of Children in Need; well done Roses Class. 


Anti-Bullying Week

During the week commencing 15th November, we took part in Anti-Bullying Week. 

On Monday 15th November, we all wore odd socks to school to highlight that we understand that even though we all have different traits, we all still need to be treated equally and celebrate how unique we all are!

We then had a discussion about 'One Kind Word' and spoke about the different types of bullying that could happen. We then created posters based on the acronym of STOP! to highlight the importance of anti-bullying and who we can speak to if we need to. 

Well done Roses Class. smiley



Road Safety

On Wednesday 17th November, we discussed the importance of road safety and how to avoid danger when crossing the road!

We took part in some quizzes where we looked at safety on the road. We then completed a 'safe/unsafe' activity where we had to look at the pictures and decide if it was safe or unsafe to cross the road. We also ordered the Green Cross Code Pictures

You are all road safety heroes. Well done, Roses! smiley



Our Science Investigation

Our topic for this Autumn is 'What's it made from?'. We have had lots of fun learning all about different materials and their properties. We completed a science investigation to find out what would be the best material to keep our worry monster dry if it started to rain. We made some predictions about which materials we thought would be the most waterproof and then we came to the conclusion, out of all the materials that we tested, that plastic was the most waterproof and therefore would be the best material to use for an umbrella. Well done Roses Class. Great investigating skills! smiley



Talk Money

On Friday 12th November we had a special maths lesson all about money. We were able to recognise different coins and discuss differences in appearance. We then had a go at counting money and finding equal amounts using coins.




On Thursday 4th November, we celebrated Diwali!

We looked at the story of Rama and Sita before creating some wonderful rangoli patterns and medndi designs.

They look amazing; well done Year 1!



Poetry Competition

A huge well done to Kallum for winning the poetry competition. Mrs Rogers was really impressed with your poem all about football. Well done! smiley


Black History Month

 October was Black History Month. We spent some time learning about a range of inspirational black people and what impact their actions have had on the world. We researched Marcus Rashford and how he has made a big difference helping children receive free meals.  Have a look at some of our fantastic posters we created below celebrating this amazing person. 

Some of our amazing pieces of work....


This half term in Art we have been learning about the artist Megan Coyle. We were inspired by her artwork and have created some of our own. We used a range of natural and man made resources. We think our collages look amazing! smiley


Goodbye Roses Class

Enterprise Week

The week the children have been learning all about entrepreneurs in preparation to make and sell their very own product! The children made a business plan, thought of a name for their business, worked out opening and closing times and designed and made their necklaces and bracelets ready to sell. Unfortunately, the children weren't able to sell their products and see how much profit they had made but I'm sure you will agree the products looked AMAZING! Well done Roses Class! smiley





Sports Afternoon

On Friday 9th July we all took part in a sports afternoon. We all had a fantastic time competing and cheering our teammates on in the different sporting events. Well done Year 1! smiley












Olympic Workshop

On Wednesday 30th June we took part in an Olympic themed day. We started the day off by

watching a video all about the Olympics. Then, we went over to the hall where we got the opportunity to take part in different sporting events. We were split into 4 teams and competed in running, cycling, shooting and boccia events. During the afternoon we created our own Olympic torch and medal and then completed some more P.E activities outside. We had to much fun! Go team GB! smiley


National Sports Week

Starting on Monday 21st June, we are celebrating National Sports Week!

The theme for the week is to celebrate Sir Tom Moore by completing 100 minutes of exercise throughout the week, 100 reps of an activity each day and 100 seconds of a different activity each day. 

We have got our wall charts up on the wall ready to go, to see who is able to complete the Sir Tom Moore challenge!

Good luck everyone! smiley

On Monday 21st June we had a Musical Rock Star Day. We came to school dressed up as Rock Stars and throughout the day we completed lots of different activities related to music. What a fantastic day we all had! smiley




Euro 2021

From 11th June to 11th July, we will be celebrating and following the Euro 2021 tournament!

We have put up our wall chart and fixtures so that we can follow the games, looked into the different countries participating in the tournament and  designed out own football kits!

In one of our PE lessons as well, we will be participating in a football tournament and penalty shoot out with the winner receiving a prize!

What an amazing month of sport it will be! Come on England!




Here are some pictures from our fantastic football tournament, we had so much fun! Our penalty shootout winner was...



On Thursday 1st April, we celebrated Easter! We had lots of fun completing Easter activities. We have used our creative skills to create beautiful Easter crafts and we made lovely Easter Cards for our families. We also had lots of fun working as a team for our Easter Egg hunt! We hope you have a lovely break!

Red Nose Day

On Friday 19th March, we celebrated Red Nose Day by coming to school in brightly coloured clothes so that we could brighten up everyone's day! We also wrote down a joke so that we could have a LOL-A-THON at the end of the day! We stood up and performed our joke to the class so that we could end the day with a smile on our face! smiley

Please meet your new Class Teacher and Learning Support Practitioner (LSP).

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For help, advice and queries, you can email your child's class teacher at and they will assist you as soon as they can. 




Phonics Lessons

To help you re-cap your Phonics before you come back to school, there are some videos suitable for Year 1

Click the link below.smiley 


BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize have started to post lessons for you to access at home!
Use the link below and you will find daily lessons suitable for Year 1 in Maths and English, as well as regular lessons in other subjects such as Science, History, Geography! smiley

White Rose Maths

White Rose Maths have produced some useful online learning maths activities. The link below sends you to the activities created for Year 1. smiley


Useful websites:


A great story to read to your child if they are worried about what is happening right now!-


E-Book Resouce-


Times Table Rockstars -


Top Marks-


Hit the Button-


Purple Mash:



Phonics Play-    



BBC Supermovers!


PE with Joe Wicks


Cosmic Kids Yoga



Other Curriculum Subjects:

Blue Peter Badge Challenge!