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Welcome to Pine Class Year 1 & 2!


Well we have had a fantastic year this year. We have gone on trips to Beaulieu Motor Museum and Hillier Gardens, learnt about the Titanic and Florence Nightingale and we have become amazing authors, mathematicians and scientists in the process. 


Thank you to all parents for your continued support throughout the year. Make sure you all rest and enjoy the summer break! 


From Miss Doe, Mrs Phelps and Miss Moss-Gibbons 


Assessment Information 


Here is some guidance about the upcoming curriculum tests.

If you have any questions please see your class teacher. 


Information for parents: 2017 key stage 1 tests

Details of the national curriculum tests (SATs) children in year 2 will sit throughout May.

Year 1 Phonics Assessment information


Year 1 children complete a phonics assessment in June where they will read a selection of real and 'silly' words. They will be expected to sound out and blend the sounds they see to read the word accurately. All the sounds will have been taught during daily phonics lessons. To support your child in learning these sounds please see the links attached below to a video to show you how to pronounce the phonemes and opportunities for you to play games with your child. There is also a very useful video clip to explain more about what the assessment will involve.

If you wish for further information, please speak to Miss Doe or Mrs Willder.



We had a wonderful Titanic Day to kick off our new topic. We made iceberg biscuits, acted out the sinking of the ship, filmed each other being interviewed as members of the crew or passengers on board and found out lots of amazing facts using the internet! The children looked amazing and had made such an effort with their outfits. A great day had by all!


TITANIC DAY! 1 Getting onto the lifeboats...
TITANIC DAY! 4 Chaos on top deck scrambling to get onto a boat!
TITANIC DAY! 5 Iceberg biscuits

Shrove Tuesday

We had a fantastic afternoon to mark Shrove Tuesday or ‘Pancake Day’. Each class had a pancake race where they had to flip their pancake 3 times whilst running. The winner from each class celebrated by eating a fresh pancake at the winners table! Some children also competed to see who could toss their pancake the highest and catch it again (using a tennis racket). Next year we are going to need more pancakes!

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World Book Day

The children looked wonderful in their costumes on World Book Day! Each child dressed as their favourite book character and brought in a book from home to share with their class. We had a parade to show the school our fabulous costumes. The teachers gave a prize to the best costume in each class- a very difficult category to judge!

There were lots of book related activities going on the afternoon. Key Stage Two wowed us with their acting skills and Key Stage One did some beautiful writing and made egg characters.

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NEW: Please see below a selection of words children in each year are expected to be able to spell accurately in all writing. Practise the words as individual spellings, then try writing them in sentences. Stretch your imagination by writing sentences as 'commands', 'statements', 'questions' or 'exclamations'. Remember an exclamation sentence should start with Oh, What or How. Don't forget to use capital letters and full stops!

Have fun!




Below are some helpful Maths, English and Phonics websites that are useful to use at home for Pine Class children.