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Welcome to Bond Class 




A lovely reminder of  how

beautiful change

can be. 

A day without laughter, is a day wasted !

Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower


draws all good things towards you. 

February Value 


Harmony makes things grow.

Harmony is a beautiful balance between mind, body and soul measured 

in tender, peaceful moments.

March Value 


Mistakes are proof that you are trying.

If you fail never give up because F.A.I.L means 

First Attempt In Learning!


Class Teacher:  Mrs Hopla

Class TA: Mrs Janes

Spring Term 2019

Class Councilor  Ava-Grace Bennett

Vice Councilor  Joel Deyankeson

Sports Councilor  Joshua Deyankeson


Ciao, come stai ?  Hello, how are you?

What an adventure Bond Class have been having.

We have been learning to greet people and count in a new language, Italian.



Class Reader

We will be reading The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark.

AUTHOR: Jill Tomlinson

Illustrated by: Paul Howard. 

Plop is a baby barn owl. He is the same as every baby barn owl that has ever been -  except for one thing ...

He is afraid of the dark!

This is a heart warming classic and full of animal antics.  The very imaginative story is about learning to overcome fears. In Plop's case, he is presented with lots of evidence on why dark can be fun, kind, fascinating, even necessary. And, eventually, he warms to the idea. It's a gentle tale where he gets to move at his own pace and figure things out to his own schedule.

I loved the characterisation in this story. Plop is an owl who interacts with humans and with other animals, but even when he's at home with his parents you can see how like you, they are. When he is cheeky, he gets told off, when he's loud he's shushed. A super book with gentle humour. 



We will be focusing  on Talk for Writing. The children will be learning a text and developing their knowledge and skills around that piece of writing. The new concept will develop their confidence, expand their imagination and creativity and inspire them to write with more passion.

The children inevitably learn the story word for word which is a powerful way to internalise narrative patterns and the language of stories. 

Our text for writing this term is:

Fiction - Steven the Screeching Owl.

Non-fiction - Nocturnal Animals.   



This term we will  be focusing on Inspire Maths which emphasises the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, which help children make connections, develop deeper understanding and build competency by taking the approach of:

Concrete - Pictorial - Abstract.

Concrete - children have the opportunity to use concrete objects to help them understand what they are doing.

Pictorial - alongside this children will have/use pictorial representations. These can help the children reason and solve problems.

Abstract -  concrete and pictorial representations should help the children develop a better understanding of abstract methods.

The children will be learning to read the time, fractions, mass and length. 

We will be covering: subtraction , fractions, multiplication, division.

Concrete - Pictorial - Abstract. 


We will be exploring and comparing the local woods Bramingham, and its surrounding area. The must haves  for survival - animals and humans. Using our voices expressively and creatively by singing songs. Exploring different natural woodland textures to create a woodland collage. 

( Suitable shoes / wellington books for our Forest School adventure this term) 

WOW DAY  - 28th February. The children will be learning about lots of different birds of prey. They will have the fantastic opportunity to get up close to owls, hawks and many more, holding them and stroking them. 

WOW FINISH - The children will have the opportunity to roast marshmallows and drink warm cocoa whilst singing camp songs learnt over the half term around a camp fire. 



Concrete - Pictorial - Abstract. 


PE will be on  Monday  and Friday

Please remember to always have your PE kit in school and suitable footwear.

White shirts and black shorts.

Dark colour track suits may be worn outside



Commit yourself on the journey of learning. 

Accept that learning may not always be easy but with perseverance you can shine! 



TO BE WON !  Read 5 times aweek! 

no   smiley

Congratulations to Naaiyl and Nuria -  last term winner for their commitment to reading 5 times every week. 


Maths: A page will be selected to support class learning and noted on the door each week that needs completing. Return on Wednesday.

Reading: Read everyday at home. Read anything.

Please sign your child's Reading Record book.

Return Reading Record book on Thursday

Return reading book Mondays.

Return library book Thursday

Values:  Work together as a family and show how the months value  is portrayed at home.

Return at the end of each month.   

Spellings: A set of spellings will go home with your child each week and a test will follow.

Good luck winners!!


To promote independence and keep our children safe we operate a 'drop and go' approach at the class room door in the morning.

You are welcome to briefly speak to the class teacher but if you have any concerns for queries, please arrange a convenient  time either with Mrs Hopla or via the school office.  


Thank you for your continuing support





 Library day is Thursday.

Please have your book in school on Thursday to change.

 In Bond Class we persevered exploring and creating some of the  art work by Vincent Van Gogh. 

We were voted the best display in KS1 and was awarded with a trip to  the Fun Factory. 

The children were  thrilled to hear the news. Thank you to everyone who voted for us!

Picture 1

Read Write Inc

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Information for Parents: The Phonics Screening Check

The phonics screening check is a short, simple test taken by Year 1 children in England each June to assess their reading ability. Parents can watch our short video to find out what happens during the check and why it's useful.