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‘Learning about caring; caring about learning’

Palm – Year 1

Time is just flying by. Thank you for your continued support with these amazing children I have in Palm Class.

Please find below the planning menu for activities you can practise skills at home together.



What a super 2 weeks we have had in Palm Class.

I am so proud of the progress the children are making. We have been working hard and the planning menu below shares some of the skills you can practise at home.

Parents evening for Palm Class is on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th May.



Well the last 2 weeks have just flown by ! smiley

what great learning we have been doing in Palm Class. I am so proud of all the children fro showing resilience, enthusiasm and kindness to make our class a great place to be.


Please find below the planning menu for the next 2 weeks.


If you need anything you can email me during school hours on

Welcome Back for the Summer Term Palm Class smiley

I am looking forward to an action packed time of learning and fun.


PE will still be on a THURSDAY . Please wear PE kit to school.

Forest School will be every other Wednesday with starting on April 14th as week 1.


The planning menu for practice at home is attached below.

Planning Menu 15.04.21

Good Afternoon smiley

I am so proud of all of the children and how they have settled back into school life. They have shown immense resilience and positivity. It it such a privilege to see them playing and learning with their friends again.


Please find below the planning menu which indicates the learning we have been doing if you want to practise any of this at home.

Planning Menu 11.03.21

The story of Sleeping Beauty

Monday 8th February


Good Morning Palm Class. You are my online superstars.smiley

This is our last week of Online Learning as after the half term break we will be able to return to the classroom at last.

Join me on Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00am for the Google Meets.

I look forward to engaging  with you again this week in our Google Classroom.


Good Morning Palm Class

Tuesday 2nd February

I am pleased that there are so many of you learning with me on Google Classroom.

Lets join together again for Google Meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 11am.




Celebrating online Learning

                            Good Morning my superhero online learners  smiley

 Monday 25th January


Super work again last week from my clever class. Well done to each and everyone one of you and your grown ups for joining in with the learning.

Google Meets again this week Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 am so log in even its just to wave.


Celebrating Online Learning


I am very much looking forward to another week of fun filled Online learning with you and your grown ups.

I know its different but you are all doing so very well.


Join me and the class staff this week on Tuesday and Thursday for our Google Meet at 11:00 am.

Good Morning Palm Class

Friday 15th January smiley


I have so enjoyed working with you on Google Classroom. It was fantastic to see so many of your faces on the Google meet.

Starting from next week I will set up a Google meet every Tuesday and Thursday so log on and join in our check in and chat.

As always I am available on the usual email address if I can help you with anything at all.

I am in school every Tuesday at the hub and will be making phone calls to catch up with you.


Mrs Watkins is sending out weekly updates vis newsletters to keep you up to date too.yes



Wednesday 6th January 

Happy New Year all. I hope you had a lovely family Christmas and Santa visited all of you.

We are online learning from today until at least the 18th January but this could change at any time so keep checking the web site for up to date information.

I am using our Google Classroom to upload activities daily so please have a look and join in. If you need anything you can email


I am missing you all and can't wait for us to get back to school. I will be phoning you on Tuesday next week to say hello so keep checking your phone.


I look forward to communicating with you on Google classroom x

Wednesday 16th December


It was lovely to see so many of return to school this week.

Today is our last day in school and we return to online learning for Thursday and Friday this week.

All activities have been uploaded to our Google Classroom page and will be available from tomorrow. 

We can't wait to see what you do.


Thank you to everyone for all your help and support this term. It has been a tricky, but fantastic one!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year. 


We can't wait to see you all back in school on Tuesday 5th January 2021. 






Friday 4th December 

HELLO everyone 

As we are now in isolation again, I will add the planning menu on Monday for next week with some learning activities for you to do at home.

I am very proud of each and every one of the children as they are really showing such enjoyment and progress with their learning.

We are due to return to school on Wednesday 16th December. I am proposing to have a fun filled few days of Christmas activities that we are unable to  join in with next week due to isolation.

Wednesday 16th Dec Elf Day you can dress up if you wish and we will watch the elf Christmas pantomime

Thursday 17th Dec Christmas Jumper day We hope to record our Christmas song and share the link with you.

Friday 18th Dec Christmas Party We will play some party games , sing Christmas songs and enjoy our last day of the Autumn Term together

If you have any concerns, or queries please don't hesitate to contact me via email on:

Keep counting those sleeps to Santa.

Thursday 18th November 


Hello everyone. It was such a pleasure talking to families on the phone and so good to be able to tell you that your children are amazing. Thank you for all your support as always.


During the winter months we will continue to go outside even if weather is not so good so please send your child to school every other Wednesday in forest school clothes and uniform in a bag to change. 

Next session is 2nd December . Thank you 


Below is the planning menu for the next 2 weeks and I really do hope you engage in some of the activities. Please could you try to log onto Google classroom so we can keep the channels of communication open in case of a possible isolation at any time. This is the platform we will use should this happen. I have also added a red word mat that we use in class. These are the words that the children need to be able to read without sounding out. You can build them up gradually as they learn them a few at a time. 



Red words mat


Please can children come to school in their Forest School clothes with their uniform in a bag to change afterwards. During the winter months it can be very wet and muddy and without suitable clothing and change of clothing it can be a challenge.

Our next Forest School will be Wednesday 18th November.

Thank you 

                                                       Thursday 5th November


Morning everyone. We have been looking at new book this week in class called "Here we Are" by Oliver Jeffers. We will be using this book to be curious and explore. We are going to be secret investigators finding out about the Earth. Children are naturally curious with questions and this book allows for this perfectly.

The planning menu is attached below for the fortnight and I hope you will engage in the activities at home to practise skills and get involved in our project.


Can I ask that you have a go at logging into the Google classroom using the help guides and the password I sent home the week before half term please? Google classroom is new for me too and I am learning with you but I hope we can use it as a tool to make a stronger connection between school and home learning.

Below is a guide to access JIT Paint on HWB . The children have used this in class. Have a go at making a picture and saving it .

How to access JITPaint on Hwb

Palm Class Google Classroom Code

Wednesday 21st October

Google Classroom


Hello all, today I am sending home a green exercise book which you can use to put any home learning into. I'm happy for you to bring this into school for me to celebrate with you.

Inside the book you will find a guide to access Google Classroom, your personal log in details and a guide showing how to use Google Classroom. The planning menu will be uploaded every two weeks and if you want to have go at any of the activities online you can. 

Google Classroom is new to me so please bear with me as I learn alongside you.

Every class is now going to be using Google classroom as if any class is in self isolation at any time we have direct contact with your children to continue their learning.

Have a safe half term everybody x

Home Reading

Thursday 15th October 


Due to the possibility  of any class going into self isolation at any time I will putting a fortnightly planning menu on this page to  make links to class learning and to provide some ideas for home learning.


Please see below the planning menu for the next fortnight and I hope you will enjoy engaging in some of the activities to practice your learning. 

Monday 28th October


Good Morning Palm Class.

How did you get on with the drawings last week? I am looking forward to seeing them in class next week. I cant wait to get back to school so we can carry on learning together. 

Please look below for your learning for this week.

Weekly menu 28th September 2020

Monday 21st September 

Good morning Palm Class.

I will be adding some home learning tasks for you to have a go at home if you can.

I have assigned 2 tasks on Mathletics and you have your passwords at home so log on and have a go.If you do not have your password because you were not in school last week please email me.




Weekly planning menu


I will be sending home your child's mathletics passwords so they can engage in some home learning each week for MATHS.


Home reading


Please click on the link below to access a selection of free home reading materials.

Good Morning from my house to yours


Below I have attached a brief planning menu for the home learning to engage in for this week. Please try and have a go as a little practice really does make all the difference.

If you need any help at all please email me

PE will be on a Thursday 

Could your child please wear their PE kit to school on this day to support the current social distancing measures that are in place. 


Forest School will be every other Wednesday beginning on September 16th 

Could you please provide your child with some wellies that ideally can be left in school. As the weather gets colder and wetter it will be necessary to provide a change of clothes for Forest School day.

Welcome to Palm Class


It has been a pleasure to welcome the children back to school as they join Year 1 in school.

All the children have settled so very well and we have already begun some fun learning activities.


Should you have any questions please contact me via the email below and I will respond as soon as possible.


Following Mrs Payne visiting class upset because she was missing her new puppy the children have decided they would like to meet the puppy and find out more about him. For the next few weeks we will be meeting some puppies and finding out about different types of dogs and other pets.