Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


What have Suffolk been doing?


Over the past two weeks we have been exploring our Power Of Reading text "Rapunzel," where we have learnt many new exciting words, such as woeful and isolated, to describe Rapunzel and how she might be feeling in her tower. We have also taken on the role of Rapunzel and thought about what she might be doing in her tower and we are going to use this to help us write our own diary entries in role next week. In Maths we have been representing numbers using a ten-frame and consolidating our recognition and understanding of numbers within 10. In Science we have explored different types of materials and have learnt some fantastic words to describe their properties, such as transparent, rigid, waterproof and absorbent. We are going to use our brilliant knowledge of these materials to help us make a ladder for Rapunzel to escape her tall, dark tower. In Geography we had lots of fun exploring different types of maps and seeing what we could spot on them. Have a look at some of our pictures from this week to see just what we got up to! 




Highlights from week 1

The photographs above, titled 'Highlights from week 1', show the children designing an animal that would survive on a planet of their choice. Among many ideas was the 'camelephant' or the 'elephamel', an animal that would be able to survive on a very hot planet due to having both a long trunk and humps where it  could store plenty of water! 

Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely summer break and are excited to start the new academic year! This week in Suffolk we will be exploring the wonders of space after an exciting letter appeared on our desks from NASA. NASA have asked for our help in the development of an exciting new space school, so this week we are going to get creative and blast off into a learning journey of space where we will explore the different planets and even getting to create our own! The children will be packing their space suitcases and exploring what essential items astronauts need to take into space. They will also research and learn about Neil Armstrong and his first steps on the moon. At the end of the week, the children will be writing a letter back to NASA to inform them of all the wonderful things we have learned about the solar system, and most importantly, to inform the astronauts at NASA what they need for their own space adventure! 


Weekly Notices: 


  • Remember you may continue to bring your child into the classroom on a Monday morning if you wish. 
  • Please ensure that your child’s wellies are labelled and on their pegs all year for Outdoor Learning. 
  • Please can you also ensure that your child has the appropriate seasonal P.E kit with every item labelled.
  • Show and Tell will be on a Wednesday for Year 1 each week. If your child wishes to bring in something for Show and Tell please ensure it is linked to our current learning. 
  • To ensure our Reading areas are exciting and engaging we would really like to put up some photos of the children reading in a special/comfortable place. We would be really grateful if you could take a photo of your child reading in their favourite place and give it to their class teacher to put up on display. 
  • Just a reminder Reading Records and books need to be returned to school on a Wednesday to be changed and they are then given back out on a Thursday. 
  • As part of our Science this term we are going to need lots of junk modelling, if you have any cardboard, foil, plastic etc. please could you kindly donate it to your child's class. We would be grateful to have this by the Friday 11th October. 


Thank you,

The Year 1 Team.