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Last week, the children took part in their very own ‘Race for Life’. The children were very excited and it was so lovely to see the children in their bright colours and wearing lots of rainbows. They completed ten laps of a course on the school field, they really did earn their medals!


The children have spent the last two weeks learning about the Three Billy Goats Gruff and have created an alternative ending for the story. The children have really enjoyed learning about different types of animals in Science and have written some fantastic facts about Vincent Van Gough in Art.

Mrs Painter

smileysmiley Our last two Stars of the Week were awarded to two children who always put lots of effort into all areas of their learning. They also like to be super helpful in class and take care of their classmates. Well Done! (02.10.20 & 09.10.20)smileysmiley

Angelfish Update

We have now completed two weeks of learning on Cops and Robbers by Janet & Allan Ahlberg and the children have produced some absolutely fantastic writing! They have created their own characters and have been using lots of  new, tricky vocabulary. The children have especially loved using the word ‘villainous’!

Thank you to everyone for the huge effort with Homework and Reading. As you know, the children receive a raffle ticket for every 10th read and we have lots of tickets in the pot already! You should now have log-ins for Reading Eggs and Mathletics on the inside of the Reading Record should you choose to complete the activities we set on them.

Mrs Painter

smileysmileyWe have also awarded another two Stars of the Week since our last update. The first was for somebody who puts so much effort into all areas of her learning. (18.09.20)

The second was for a child’s fantastic effort whilst creating his very own character for Cops & Robbers, ‘Catcher-the-Rat’. Well done! (25.09.20) smileysmiley

Angelfish Update

Hello Angelfish,

You have certainly been very busy over the last two weeks. You have learnt how to retell the story of Elmer by ordering it, drawing a story map and writing sentences.

In Science, you've learnt facts about Angelfish and in Art you painted some bright and colourful Angelfish for our display.

Well done to everyone for reading at home and completing your home learning. Remember that every time you read ten times you get entered into a raffle that will be drawn at the end of term!

From Mrs Painter

smileysmileyWe also celebrated our very first Star of the Week! This was given to somebody that put lots of effort into all areas of their learning. Even if they found things tricky they kept trying and gave it their very best effort. Well done!(11.09.20)smileysmiley



Welcome to Year 1!


We are so amazed at how well you have all settled back into school. You should all be very proud of yourselves!

We are really looking forward to getting to know you all as we explore our topic ‘One in a Minion’.

This term in English we will be exploring the following books – Elmer, Cops & Robbers and The Billy Goats Gruff. In Science we will be learning about Humans and Animals and we will be exploring the local area for Geography.

We will be having outdoor PE from next week in our fantastic, new outdoor Sports area! Please remember to bring in a warm tracksuit and trainers.


Mrs Painter

Dear Angelfish Class,

I have really enjoyed getting to know you over the last two terms. I have thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the children that have returned to school, especially our art afternoons. You have all put so much effort into your learning and I think you have adjusted so well. You should all be proud of yourselves!

For the children that I have not yet had the chance to meet in person I have loved seeing your fantastic efforts with your home learning! I have seen some wonderful castles, flower facts, Gingerbread baking and fantastic facts about animals. You should also be very, very proud!


Although I haven’t had the chance to see you yet, I really do hope that I get to meet you once you return after the holidays, please do give me a wave and introduce yourselves!


I feel incredibly lucky to have joined Angelfish class this year, you have all been wonderful! You all deserve a good rest over the summer holidays, I hope you all have a lovely break.

Mrs Painter


To Angelfish,

We will miss you lots!!!

It has been lovely getting to know you all and helping you along the way to learn the skills for your next adventure in Year 2. Always shoot for the stars!!!


Love Mrs Balsom and Mrs Gideon

Monday 20th July: IT'S PARTY TIME!


At Singlewell, we usually celebrate the end of the school year with a class party. Unfortunately, we are unable to do this together as a class this year, however it doesn’t mean you can’t have a celebratory party of your own with family.


You have all continued to work incredibly hard, trying your best in this tricky time and we want you to know how proud we are of you all


Below you will find a selection of ideas to help get your party started. We would love to see any photos you take so do email them over to your teacher!


Please use the link below to complete the parent survey to assist us with the children's return to school in September.

Poetry and artwork

A welcome message from your new teacher in September...

Making gingerbread and how to take care of animals!

Am excellent weather diary!

"She made a knights shield as her sister made a Viking shield and she loved making a Giant (for the Jack & the Beanstalk story) out of an outline of herself. We are working on Jack next."

Dear Angelfish Class,

I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the lovely photos of your home learning. I have seen lots of wonderful things and you have all clearly been putting so much effort into your activities. Well done to all children for your hard work and thank you to all of the adults for your help!

Over the half term break you could make a memory box to remind yourselves in the future of all of the things that you did during your time at home. You could fill your box with home learning activities, drawings, photos, decorations or anything else that you have made. Don’t forget to decorate your boxes too!

I hope that you all have well deserved rest over the half term break.

Mrs Painter

Please refer to the 'News' section of our website and then 'Letters' to complete our online survey as soon as possible. It has also been sent to you via the Smartschool app.

Exploring plants...

Home learning about plants...

Castle research and reading about Goldilocks...

Angelfish hard at work!

23rd April 2020

Hello Angelfish,

I am so excited to be helping Angelfish Class with their home learning! I have been told what an enthusiastic class you are so I have been busy planning lots of fun activities for you to do.

Although I cannot meet you all in person just yet I am looking forward to seeing the wonderful learning that you have been doing at home. I can see some of you have already been busy on Mathletics and Reading Eggs which is brilliant!

Please do send in any work or photos of activities that you would like to share, I would really enjoy seeing all your efforts.

Mrs Balsom and Mrs Gideon miss you all lots and hope you had a great Easter and are all having fun spending time with your family at home.

Stay safe and enjoy the sunshine!

Mrs Painter

Yaer 1 Angelfish Programme of Study 2019-20