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How to make the best class

•     12 fabulous, fun girls 
•    9  magnificent, marvellous  boys
•    A handful of hard work
•    A sprinkle of challenge 
•    A spoonful of endeavour 
•    A heap of laughter and fun 
•    A cupful of love 
•    A pinch of teamwork 

1.    Mix together 12 fabulous fun girls and 9 magnificent, marvellous boys 
2.    Carefully scatter in a handful of hard work followed by a sprinkle of challenge 
3.    Then add a spoonful of endeavour  
4.    Don’t forget a heap of laughter and fun 
5.    Next you must carefully pour in a cupful of love 
6.    Finally don’t forget a pinch of team work 
7.    Shake it all up and you will get……………………Year 1J

This is our class page that will show over the year just how super we are and all of our achievements at school. Please keep visiting to find out what we’re up to!

Hello everyone!

Well this is the final goodbye to Year 1J form Mrs Jones, Mrs Jackson and Miss Allan. We can't believe that this is the end of the year and we are soooo sad we didn't get to finish year one with you. We have missed you all soooo much, you have all made Year 1J a truly amazing class and we wish you every success when you go into Year 2 in September.

We loved seeing all your lovely smiling faces this week, you are all getting so big. We really want to say a big well done for all the amazing work you have done during lockdown, and would also like to say a huge thank you to all your amazing parents for helping you with home learning and all of your activities. 

We hope you have a fabulous summer holiday and we will look forward to seeing you all in September. We will be there waving you on in Year 2. Miss you all and see you soon xxx

More super work from Layla!

Super work from Bua! I love your mythical creature.

Amazing science Layla. Well done!

Fantastic phonics, science and maths, Bua.

Some really exciting information has been passed onto us!! Please take a look.....


Exciting Music Scholarship Opportunity


We are really excited to inform you all that Side By Side Arts have managed to secure funding from the Big Local to allow them to provide 8 weeks of music scholarship to children in the Big Local Area. This will be for either piano, guitar or vocal tuition.

Side By Side Arts would like to offer up to 25 of these places to our pupils on a first come first serve basis.


Please find the Scholarship Agreement below – if you would be interested in securing a place for your child after reading this then please contact Stuart at


This is a fantastic opportunity to learn something new and a valuable way to fill in time during these weeks away from school and is an opportunity not to be missed so get in quick!


Scholarship Agreement


Scholarships available

·      Piano

·      Guitar

·      Vocal


About the scholarship

·      This scholarship will last for the duration of 8 x 30 minute group lessons which are scheduled on a weekly basis with the same teacher

·      Lessons will be held online via Zoom

·      For piano or guitar an instrument will be required at your home to enable you to practise and also to take part in the lesson. This does not have to be a full sized piano or of really good quality, a keyboard will be more than adequate

·      Vocal tuition will not require any instrument, just your voice

·      Before the scholarship commences and after the 8 week term you will be required to complete a short questionnaire



·      It is expected that each student will practise for a minimum of 10 minutes every day between lessons

·      Each student must be prompt to their lesson as lateness will not be made up at the end of the time slot.

·      If you can not make the lesson time please email to inform us. If you give more than 12 hours notice the lesson will be rescheduled to a different time. Less than this the lesson will be forfeited no alternate time will be offered.

·      Failure to attend two consecutive lessons without a valid reason will result in your scholarship being terminated

Hi everyone- another week of home learning ahead! Only two weeks left so keep it up for those last two weeks! Hopefully Mrs Jones and I will see you on Friday when we bring your report and books!


Have a lovely week. Missing you all 

Layla your are amazing and your picture is brilliant!!!

Brilliant Bua is at it again.....

Yu-Xin- you are working so hard! I love your natural materials picture....

Amazing maths and SPaG work Bua! What a clever girl!

Super science work Layla!

Hi all, 

What a lovely week of sunshine we have had! I love the summer! I hope you've enjoyed getting outside. I have planned a few outdoor activities this week so let's hope it's not too rainy. Keep up all your fantastic work. I must give a special shout out to Bua and Layla who have been sending so many photographs. Amazing work girls! And everyone else who has been working as hard as they can. 

Week 12 Day 1 Home Learning

Bua, I love your growing crystals. They look amazing. Super fraction work too!

Super work from Bua. Brilliant tree rubbings!

Wow Layla I love your growing crystals experiment. Super maths too!

Fantastic English from one of our children. Super writing, comprehension and spelling.

More super work from Layla.

More amazing work from one of our wonderful children. Super maths, science and writing. Keep up the good work!

Super work again Layla! Keep up the good work.

Super work from Bua! What a star.

I hope your salt crystals grow Bua!

Great fraction work from Layla today! Fantastic!

More super Science, Maths and English from Bua. You are amazing!!

Look at all this amazing work from a child in our class! I am so impressed, it looks like you're having so much fun and learning lots too!! Keep up the amazing work.

Week 11 of home learning- not long now until the summer holidays! I really wish we were altogether at school enjoying the last few weeks before the summer break! You're all working so hard so keep it up. I think the weather is going to be nice this weeks so try and spend some time outside- I've planned some outdoor activities for you all but remember to stay safe especially if the weather is hot- got your sun cream on!! Miss you all lots! 

Friday's maths session on White Rose isn't available so please spend this time practising the following: 

-counting in 2s, 5s and 10s

-number bonds to 10 and 20

-doubles and halves 


Play quizzes or hit the button to see how fast you can be at answering the questions! 


Bua we are so proud of all your work! Look likes you've spent some time outside too- fantastic!!

Layla always gives 100% effort! We are so proud of you!

Bua what a super snack!! Some fabulous place value work too! Keep it up!

Layla some amazing work again. It looks like you've had a fantastic visit to the coast too!

Super work Bua- a fabulous letter to your new teacher! Who could it be? Whoever it is will be so amazed at your fantastic writing.

Layla is working so hard as always. Look at the fabulous picture of her and her Daddy on Fathers Day!

Hi everyone, I hope you've had a lovely weekend. I'm loving seeing all of the fabulous work you do. Please remember how important exercise is too. It's around this time of year that schools would be having sports events. I have been going for runs with my daughters, it would be lovely to see some pictures of you exercising! 

Week 10 Home learning

Super maths, writing and DT research from Layla! Well done. You're working so hard.

More amazing work from Bua, fantastic maths, DT research and writing!

Beloved, it is fantastic to see your super maths. Keep it up!

More fantastic facts about Dinosaurs. Well done Layla!

Bua, I love your dinosaur facts inspired by the book A Dinosar Called Tiny.

Wow Layla! Super science! I love that you've written about the functions of parts of a plant.

More amazing work from Bua! I love your labelled flower and what an informative poster!

Just realised I've put at the top of the daily sheets that this week is about measure- obviously it is about counting in repeated groups. Silly Mrs Jackson- all of the resources are right so just make sure you use the videos about counting in repeated groups from White Rose. 


Missing you all lots xx

Hi Everyone- Can you believe this is week 9 of home learning!? Let's hope we get some more sunshine next week as this weekend has been a little but wet and windy! Great to see all of your amazing learning- well done parents too I know how tricky home learning can be so thank you so much for sticking with it! Take care and miss you all x

I love 'inside out Emma' and that banana bread looks yummy! Save some for me please Emma!

Look at this fabulous retelling of a poem by Bua- what a super star!

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Bua works so hard!

Wow Layla- you are amazing!

This little girl has learned to ride her bike during this time- what an amazing effort!

Wow Beloved- a super effort all round! Aamzing Science and Geography work!

Bua always works hard! I love how detailed your answers are about the books you've read.

Some super maths work from Layla!

Bua you are blowing us away- you put 100% effort in everyday. We are so proud of you!

Fabulous work from a fabulous little lady who is working so hard at home!

Super work Nour practising some tricky words!

Hello everyone! I hope you've all had a lovely half term. What lovely weather we've had! I hope you've enjoyed the sunshine, I know I have! I'm looking forward to seeing all your lovely work again. 

Here is a link for some lovely ideas you might like to get involved in....

Wow layla! You are working so hard. Keep up the super work. We are so proud of you!

Bua, you are working so hard, we are very proud of you. Keep up the super work!

More super work from Layla.

More super work from Bua.

Layla I love your amazing fairy garden and all your fantastic work!

Bua I love all your super work.

Look at Emma's super fairy garden.

More super work from Bua. I love your fairy garden and description of Uni the unicorn.

Look at Emma making her fairy potion after being inspired by writing her spell!

Look at Bua's super work. What a star!

Layla has been working so hard at home. Well done!

You've made it to half term! What a surreal time it has been but we have loved looking at all of your home learning photos over the last few weeks! It really does put smiles on our faces. As it's half term, we will not be setting any home learning tasks. We want you to rest, spend time with your family and make more memories during lockdown! In addition to this, we will not be speaking to parents next week and will continue making calls home week commencing 1st June. As you all know, we love making these phone calls to check to see how you and your family are so we'll look forward to speaking to you all again soon! We hope you have a fabulous half term! Keep safe and continue smiling!

Dear Year 1J,

I have loved looking at all the lovely things and super work you’ve been doing at home.  You all look like you’re having so much fun! Your Mummies and Daddies are doing a super job at being your new teachers!!


Thank you so much for all your lovely letters I have received. I’ve read them all and they made me smile lots! You are all so kind! I am missing you all so so so much but I can’t wait to see you when you go back to school. I will definitely be popping back to Brighton Avenue to say hello and see all your lovely faces!

Stay safe and take care! 

Lots of love 

Miss Allan 🌈🌈🌈

Week 7 here we come! Hope you're all ok- we miss you all so much. This week we are hopefully going to get some nice, sunny weather so try to get out and active but stay safe! If you are getting out and active we'd love to see this as well as all of brilliant pictures of your work! We hope you are all behaving- if you have any pictures of you helping around the house please let us see those as well. 


Take care and keep smiling 

Hi everyone- I've put some ideas for things to get you active outside on the Outdoor Learning page. If you go to the menu, then click on curriculum and the select outdoor learning you will see the document of ideas attached. 


Please send if any pictures of you taking part in these, 

Keep smiling 

Mrs Jackson x

For any parents/ children interested in growing please follow the link below. A local company have put together some growing kits for either indoors/ outdoor growing for any donation you can afford. If you do decide to take part/ buy a kit please take some photos, we would love to see what you produce!

Emma I just love your unicorn in the boat STEAM activity! Emma has been finding objects that would float and testing them in her boat, she even took them to a pond to test!

Ada has been baking a cake! Well done Ada...Can I have some??

Beloved I'm so pleased to see this fabulous work-learning all of the continents is tricky! Well done you!

Layla- some tricky maths work! Amazing!

Wow Bua look at your joined writing!!

Bua- amazing work- SPAG, spelling and maths- what a clever girl!!

Layla you work so hard! Super SPAG work today. I love the bubble picture- you like you're having so much fun!!

Bua- here is your reply from Miss Mumtaz. You asked some super questions!

Beloved- amazing work! I love your letter to Miss Allan- I'm sure she is going to miss you all so much!

Bua- everyday you produce fabulous work! I love your experiemnt and your explanation. Have a look at what Miss Mumtaz sent back to you about Ramadan too!

Layla you're working so hard- I can't believe how neat your handwriting is- what a star! That is a lovely letter to Miss Allan.

Hi everyone,

Once again we are so impressed with all of your wonderful work, it is lovely to see all of your happy faces and also super to hear your voices when we catch up with you during our weekly phone calls. I hope you have had a lovely weekend and enjoyed some lovely time with your family.  Don't worry if you can't get all of the activities we set you completed, the most important thing is that you stay safe and be happy.

Working hard as ever Yu-Xin! What beautiful presentation!

Another gorgeous letter! Well done Mya! Come back Miss Allan, we miss you!

Bua working super hard as always! What a fabulous letter to Miss Allan!

Bua works so hard everyday! Super questions Bua!

Look at Emma's amazing writing and picture to say goodbye to Miss Allan!

Layla has been working so hard this morning!

One little girl in our class has been working so hard! Some tricky maths, amazing writing and it's all presented so beautifully. Well done!

Emma has created some wonderful spiral patterns, she has even looked at where spirals occur in nature.Well done!

Wow! Look at Oscar's amazing work. Super writing! Super maths! Super Science! Even helping with the dishes. What a star!!!

Wow! Emma your writing is fantastic! I love your sentence starters and it is all so neat!

Look at the homemade putty slime Amelia and her brother Kenneth have made. They've added glitter! Amelia you are looking so grown up!!

More super work from Layla.

More super work from Layla. Well done!

More super work from Bua! You're doing amazing!

Wow! Look at the wonderful work a boy in our class has produced. I absolutely love your writing, lots of amazing adjectives and everything is so well presented. Fantastic!

Look at Bua's amazing work from day 1 week 6. She has produced some lovely writing, maths and completed our STEAM activity. I hope you had fun Bua. Keep it up!

Beloved's Song

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Wow! Once again Beloved impresses us with his amazing singing. What a lovely song with a fantastic message. I can't wait until we can all sing together again. Well done Beloved!

Layla has been working hard completing her maths and writing tasks. Well done Layla!

Can you believe we are on to week 5 of home learning? You have all been working so hard and we are immensely proud of you all. We miss you lots and can't wait until our phone calls again on Tuesday! Please keep trying your best to do all of your school work and sending us the fabulous pictures. 

Here's another little challenge for this week.....Could you help your  parents/ carers with a job around the house. This is a tricky time for adults too so it would be lovely if you could help them out maybe by tidying your room or setting the table for a meal? Send a picture in and we will put your name on the virtual happy side. 


Miss you all lots, keep smiling

Great work finding out all about Ramadan Bua- some of your friends will be celebrating this festival!

Look at Layla's amazing handwriting! It's gorgeous!

Lovely to see some pictures from you Beloved. You are working so hard! I love your boat and it looks like you managed to make it float- super work!

You are blowing us away with this maths work Layla! Clever girl!

Super maths from Layla and an amazing boat! Layla you work so hard everyday- we are so proud of you!

Bua has created a super boat and tested it out!!

Nour has been working so hard at home! She particularly loves Reading Eggs- well done Nour!

More fantastic work from Bua- super use of bar models Bua!!

Some more amazing work from Layla!!

Bua this working is fabulous! What a clever girl!

Layla is at it again! Well done!

Look at this fabulous work from somebody in our class!

Well done to everyone for working (and playing) hard this week. Don't worry if you haven't managed to complete all of our activities. There are so many things you can be doing at home and we know you are learning through play all of the time! 

I hope you have enjoyed the maths white rose activities in week 1 of the summer term. This week we will be looking at week 2 of the summer term, there are lots of activities on capacity. If you haven't completed week 1 could you please complete those activities first.

We are all loving your fantastic photographs, it is just lovely to see your happy faces and so seeing the great work you have done. You are all truly amazing. It is so lovely to see you making cards and writing letters to each other. Well done everyone, we miss you lots!

Mrs Jones, Mrs Jackson and Miss Allan.

Bua has been working hard again! Super science Bua.

We all know how much Beloved loves musical instruments! He looks like he is having lots of fun playing these wonderful instruments and working on our homelearning tasks.

Look at all of Ada's super maths! You have been working so hard.

Fantastic work Bua!

Super work Layla! Well done.

Look at one of our children's amazing work. I absolutely love your STEAM activity with the floating mermaid. What a star!

Wow! Bua has done some fantastic work on 'The Magic Faraway Tree' and some more brilliant maths work.

Layla has been working so hard on her maths activities. She has also done some amazing science. Well done!

Look at Mya's wonderful work on fractions, she has been finding quarters of amounts.Wow! . Super writing about 'The Magic Faraway Tree' .

Look at Emma's fantastic painting. She has also written a super story and a book review. Well done Emma!

More wonderful maths and writing from layla. What a super retelling of a fairy tale.

Bua has been working hard again. What a fantastic character description!

Hi everyone, hope you are all well and managed to do some nice activities over your Easter holidays. It certainly hasn't been same for me but we are trying to make the most of this situation. We are missing you all so much, it has been lovely to catch up with some of you on the phone over the last few weeks- we really look forward to that time of the week. We can't wait to see all of your smiley faces but for now we  hope you are staying safe with your families. 


Back to home learning this week- it has been brilliant to see what you've been up to with all of your pictures so please keep sending them in, it brightens up our day to see them. 


Maths has changed slightly from what we've planned as there are some super videos on line to support your learning so we've decided to use them but I've explained more in the document attached. 


Let's hope we continue to get some lovely weather. I've been for a run in it today and it was so hot! I ran 5k and then donated £5 to Captain Tom Moore's charity. If you haven't heard about him he is raising lots of money for our NHS workers by walking 100 laps in his garden and he is almost 100. Maybe as a little extra activity (if you would like to) you could make him a birthday card to wish him a happy birthday. I have done this with my little girls and it was great fun. We have posted them to him to this address Captain Tom Moore, C/O Post Office Limited, 67 Bedford Road, Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, MK430LA. If you are struggling to post your cards then just take a picture and email it to school and we can share it for you so that Captain Tom might see it online. 


Again we are missing you all so much (parents/ carers too) but please stay safe and remember 'We're all in this together' (we hope you've seen our silly video we have made to cheer you all up!) 


Layla has done some fantastic maths work and more amazing spellings! Well done!

Look at this fabulous work. One of our girls has been working so hard and learning so much! Keep it up- this is amazing!

Look Layla's amazing spellings!

Look at lovely Yu Xin's amazing work! Well done.

Everyday Bua 'wows' us with her amazing work! You try so hard everyday Bua, we are so proud of you!

Look at Oscar completing his amazing research! Wow!

Bua's at it again, super work from a super star!

Look at the fantastic work by one of our super students! This has made our day seeing how hard you are working. Keep it up!

Wow! Bua has been so busy. She has completed all of her work and still had time to make a birthday card for her friends! Well done Bua!

Look at Emma's fantastic card that she has made for her friends. She has also completed some amazing maths work too! Keep wokring hard Emma!

Wow! Look at Oscar's amazing science experiment. He's also made a beautiful card for Eva.

Mya has written cards for Eva and Oscar, how lovely!

Look at the super work a girl in our class has produced. What a star! There is even a letter to Bua!

Well done everyone for all your amazing work this week. We have loved seeing all your pictures and work. Don't worry if you have't been able to send your pictures in, just make sure you keep reading and learning every day, through our activities or through play. We will not be putting any daily activities on during the holidays but we have a fun activity chart for you to try. We are missing you all lots and look forward to seeing you all as soon as possible. Enjoy your Easter holiday with your family. Stay safe from Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jackson and Miss. Allan

Mya has enjoyed making yummy biscuits and making a mess! Fantastic.

Emma has written a lovely diary entry, she is missing everyone! Emma has loved working on her number challenges. Well done Emma!

Oscar has produced an amazing set of instructions for a cake recipe. Super time conjunctions and bossy verbs!

Bua has been working so hard this week completing all of her home learning activities. Amazing!

Ada has been having lots of fun. We have loved looking at all the brilliant activities he has done, including gardening at home with his sister and exercising.

Ada has also produced a beautiful rainbow picture and completed his maths work, looking at capacity.

Oscar has been working hard partitioning numbers up to 100. Amazing work Oscar I hope you had fun.

I have loved reading Yu Xin's fantastic diary entry and seeing her maths work partitioning numbers. It is lovely to see Yu Xin being creative and keeping up her art work! Wow!

Amazing! Bua has been a STEAM genius. Look at the amazing bridge she created with her Dad. Well done Bua a super engineer!

Another fabulous diary from Bua. It is so lovely to read about what you are all doing. Keep up the good work everyone!! These updates keep us all smiling!

Home Learning (for school closure)

Well done to everyone on your first week of learning from home. Seeing all of the work you're doing and your pictures really brightens our day. We are missing you lots but we know you'll all be having a lovely time at home. We won't set any work over the weekend (we'll be kind and let you have a few days off!!) but please do try and read a book either together or use your reading eggs log in to practise some of your reading.

Did any of you manage to stay awake for the clapping at 8 o cock last night? We thought this was brilliant and I know the doctors and nurses really appreciated it. Could we maybe go one step further? Could you record yourself saying a little message to the doctors and nurses and then we could share these on our website? I know some doctors and nurses personally who would love to see them! Can't wait to see some of your messages!

Let's hope the nice weather continues, keep smiling!!

Mrs Jackson, Mrs Jones and Miss Allan x

Oscar has been doing lots of lovely things at home. Read his fantastic letter to the NHS staff and look at his fabulous photos. He is missing all of us in 1J.
Here are some more pictures of Oscar's fantastic work. Don't forget to send in any photographs of you doing any activities at home. 

Look at the fabulous letter Bua has written to frontline staff at the NHS.

Layla has been having great fun playing board games with her family.

Sport Relief 13/03/20

To raise money for Sport Relief we walked ten laps of our daily mile track. We had so much fun! 

Science 11.03.20


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Peter Calver an engineer from Siemens came to judge our box cars. We had great fun sliding the cars down the ramp and measuring the distance.

World Book Day- 6.3.20

What an amazing day we're having for World Book Day! We've looked at a range of books by our favourite author Julia Donaldson. This included Stickman, Cave Baby, Room on the Broom, Paper Dolls and the Gruffalo. We enjoyed reading all of the books over the morning. We made paper dolls, we used tweezers to find the characters from Room on the Broom in the spaghetti, we painted pictures like Cave Baby and we made some of our very own stickmen. We used all of these to retell our favourite stories. Also throughout the morning we've snuggled up with our favourite books and a drink of hot chocolate and finally we've taken part in a book swap! We can't wait to get home and read our new books!

Science 3/3/2020