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Whale class enjoying their treat on Friday.

Examples of how to approach the column addition questions.

We joined with Dolphin class to devise our own games, with rules, using the skills that we have learnt. We had lots of fun.

Eco week art work inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.

Some great Eco Week photos.

Sowing wild flowers to encourage insects

Homework and spellings for half term.



These spellings are some of the high frequency words, for KS1, that the children need to use accurately when writing. Please practise with your child so that they can use them with confidence. We will have a spelling test on the Thursday, as we return from half term, and will randomly choose some of these words. 













































Eco week - Farmer Ed visited with his tractor

Eco Week - we cooked marshmallows and chocolate using an oven powered by the sun

Eco Week - Ready, Steady, Cook - The children have enjoyed using their imagination to create some truly delicious and healthy culinary delights!

Here is a list of things that would be very useful during Eco Week


  1. Plastic bottles – top and bottom removed ideally
  2. Large smooth pebbles/stones
  3. Twigs
  4. Pine cones
  5. Old plastic plant pots
  6. Cardboard tubes
  7. Corrugated cardboard
  8.  Small pieces of wood
  9. Bricks
  10. Straw
  11. Egg boxes
  12. String
  13. Leaves
  14. Paper cups
  15. Silver foil
  16. Wool
  17. Cardboard

Thank you so much.

Homework (19th May 2017)

Our trip to Thorndon

Whale Class Charter

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter.

Relax and enjoy the time off with no homework.

Thank you for the kind Easter gifts.

I look forward to hearing all of your holiday news.

See you in a couple of weeks.

Fond regards,

Mrs Jessop

Fun Easter races.

Whale class sharing their projects.

Sharing homework projects

We made Scottish shortbread

Our trip Colchester Zoo

A big thank you for giving Whale class some new books to share.

It was World Book day on Thursday 2rd March and so, to celebrate, Year 6 and Year 1 read and shared books; which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

Homework - week ending 3rd March. We have included an example of how to approach the maths sheet. Remind the chidren that, in the final step of the calculation, they can add the two numbers together in either order.

Whale class iced and decorated cakes or biscuits for their class treat. Here they are showing off their goodies.

Homework week ending 24.2.17

Here are some examples of the strategy we have been using in class this week to help the children to add up. Please encourage your children to use this method and show the steps they have taken to get to the answer.

Before half term the children presented a Bible Assembly on Justice. They spoke confidently and clearly to the whole school, with many teachers commenting on how well they had done. Thank you for your support in helping them to learn their lines and well done to all the children.

Sharing Homework Projects

Just to say a big thank you for all of the very generous gifts that you gave the staff in Whale class.

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and hope that the children have a fabulous time.

We look forward to hearing all about the fun, that you got up to over Christmas, when you come back in January.

Thank you so much again.

Kind regards,

Mrs Jessop, Mrs Ward, Mrs Price and Ms Short xxsmiley

Infant Christmas party.

 School Games Event.


Whale and Dolphin classes took part in a football tournament recently; where they played each other within their houses. They had lots of fun and conducted themselves in a sportsman-like manner. They cheered and celebrated each other's successes and everyone took part.

It was a closely fought tournament but the eventual winners were:

Burrell girls and Landon boys.

Very well done to everyone.  

More wonderful homework

Museum of Childhood

Homework 30.9.16 - Can we ask for newspaper, egg boxes, toilet rolls and cotton reels to be brought in as we are going to be making our money boxes over the next couple of weeks. Thanks. Miss Butler and Mrs Jessop.

Homework 23.9.16

Homework 16.9.16

Next week we will be finding out about our senses. The children will be making the smelliest sock they can! Please can we ask for some odd socks to be brought in for the children to use.


If you have any newspapers they will be well used by the children.

Wonderful Whale Homework - The children have worked hard on their homework this week. Here are some great examples

Homework 16.9.16

Whale Class Guardian Angel

Homework overview and newsletters

Welcome to Year One

Homelink 01.07.16

Homelink 24.06.16

Award 17.06.16

Homelink 17.06.16

Awards 10.06.16

Homelink 10.06.16

Homelink 27.05.16

Victorian Week

Reward Time - Teddy Bear's Picnic

The Gingerbread Man came to visit us

Awards 13.05.16

Homelink 13.05.16

Awards 06.05.16

Homelink 06.05.16

Educational Visit to Barleylands 26.4.16 PART 2 of 2

Homelink 29.04.16

Awards 22.04.16

Foundation Homelink 22.04.16

Foundation Homelink 15.04.16

Foundation Homelink 24.03.16

Foundation Homelink 18.03.16

Foundation Homelink 11.03.16

Awards 04.03.16

Homelink 04.03.16

Awards 26.2.16

Our Stunning Starter - who do the animal tracks belong to?!

Homelink 26.2.16

Foundation Homelink 12.02.16

Foundation Homelink 05.02.16

Foundation Homelink 29.01.16

Foundation Homelink Letter 22.01.16

Foundation Homelink Letter 15.01.16

Foundation Homelink Letter 08.01.16

Can you learn to sign this prayer?

Still image for this video

The beginning of a new year and a new term

Christmas 2015

Our Advent Calendar - we pop a balloon each day!
We are being extra good this month!
Ernie the Elf rewarded us with a DVD all about him
We joined Dolphins to watch an Elf movie.
We had a very special delivery from the North Pole
We couldn't wait to taste them!
The parcel was VERY cold!
What is Ernie getting up to now?
House Day Christmas decorations - wow!
We think we discovered an Elf's footprints.
Ernie!  What are you doing up there?!
I wonder what writing Ernie has been doing?

Termly Overview 2nd half of Autumn Term 2015

Our first full day in foundation!

We've had a wonderful start to the term in Whale class. Here is a peek at some of the activities the children have been enjoying.

Whale Class Charter


We are gentle and kind.

We are good at listening to each other.

We use quiet voices in the classroom.

We walk through the class and corridors.

We sit nicely at carpet time (hands in our laps).

We always try our best!


The Whale class had a discussion about what would make a happy learning environment.   Many ideas were shared and these were put into positive phrases to create our Class Charter.



Macmillan coffee morning