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Welcome to Bond Class 

October Value



What a great way to start the new school year with the sun shining.

Always do the right thing even when no one is looking.

Be the reason someone smiles.  

November value 


You have the right to be involved, you have something important to contribute, and you have to take the risk to contribute it. 

Integrity is telling myself the truth, and honesty is telling the truth to others.

December Value



Putting someone's feelings before your own

Sharing and caring

Smiling and helping others

Class Teacher:  Mrs Hopla

Class TA: Mrs Janes

Autumn Term 2018

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 we will have!

We will have the opportunity to learn a new language, Italian.



Class Reader

We will be reading Zoo.

AUTHOR: Anthony Browne. .

Dad, mum and two brothers spend a day at the zoo, looking at the different animals in their cages - or is it the animals that are looking at them!

' A teasing examination of the relationship between man and animals. A moving story - the pictures say it all'. 



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 Peter and the wolf.

At the end of each unit some children will be selected to celebrate their fabulous writing with SLT.  



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.


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! 

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Congratulations to Brendan -  last term winner for his 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 book. Return on 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!

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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.