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Welcome to Bond Class 




Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.

Then followed that beautiful season...


Filled was the air with dreamy and magical light;

and the landscape lay as if new created in all the

freshness of childhood.



April Value


A day without laughter is a day wasted. 



Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness 

but a sign of strength. 


Class Teacher:  Mrs Hopla

Class TA: Mrs Janes

Summer 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, name colours and count in a new language, Italian.



Class Reader

We will be reading

The Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo.

Illustrated by Michael Foreman

Snow bear is so enchanted one day by the sight of a dazzling rainbow that he longs to soak up colours for himself. However, when his wish is granted it brings great danger to his life and he needs help to become a snow bear once more.

This is a moving tale of hopes and dreams. The lyrical text is complemented by beautiful water colours in which the joy and pain of the Rainbow bear sing out. 



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:

Fictional Character - Information text -  Bearguins. 



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: fractions, 2D and 3D shapes.

SAT's will be taking place during the half term. 

Concrete - Pictorial - Abstract. 


We will be naming and locating the continents of the world. Asking questions and researching animal habitats from the different continents. Creating calming music linked to the story of the Rainbow bear and nature sounds.  Creating a habitat, considering the needs of the animal and selecting  from a range of material and textiles 


WOW DAY  - 25th April. The children will be exploring a polar bear and its habitat - recreating a water colour painting from The Rainbow Bear. 

WOW FINISH - Art exhibition ( Date to be confirmed by text)



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 Naeem and Charley -  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 every day 

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.