Thank you SO much to all parents/grandparents and carers who came in for our amazing vegetable morning in school! The children ABSOLUTELY loved having you there to create their own Supertato! We hope to use these Supertatos to create our own animations next week! Enjoy the pictures of a very busy morning! 🙂

Thank you again!





During our new topic we had a beautiful sunflower week! We labelled a sunflower and discussed functions of a sunflower. We researched the artist Vincent Van Gogh and created our own version of his Sunflower picture. During this week we even planted our own sunflowers and then wrote our own instructions! What a busy week!



We have been blown away in Year 1 with the homework children have shared with us! So much effort and creativity! Thank you parents/carers and family for helping your child with their learning!


Wacky Welly Day!

The children absolutely loved our Wacky Welly Day in school to start off our new topic, Down at the Bottom of the Garden!

The children spent all afternoon outside taking part in a range of activities including welly wanging! The children loved seeing how far they could kick their wellies – they nearly beat Miss Swift 😉


Parent Phonics Meeting



I want to say a big thank you for all those who were able to attend the phonics meeting yesterday. I hope you found it informative.

If you were unable to attend I have attached both the  phonics and the reading at home PowerPoints to this post.  If you did not take a reading handout then collect it from your child’s class.

parents_meeting powerpoint PDF

Reading in Year 1 final

  • Here is a very informative site, where you can access how to correctly pronounce all of the phonemes as well as some good tips on how to support your child at home with phonics and reading.


  • Phonics play is also a great website for interactive phonic games.


If you have any questions about the meeting, please feel free to contact me on jwhitmore@lakeside.gloucs.sch.uk

Mrs Whitmore

KS1 Phase Leader