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Key Stage 1 events & activities

Have a look what your children will be learning about this term in KS1!

KS1 Summer Term Topic Web - Food Glorious Food

What an amazing Kite Workshop!

A huge thank you to all parents that attended the DT workshop yesterday!  The range of kites that were produced were amazing...even a box kite!

The children will be reviewing your kites early next week ready for their own Kite Making afternoon next Thursday.   We very much look forward to seeing you all again next week.  If you couldn't make it this week but are able to come and help your children on 15th March please feel free. The more support we can give the children on this tricky DT project the better.

Superhero Day!


On the first day back after the half term (Monday 26th February) we have asked the children in Year 1 and 2 to dress up as a superhero as part of our Up, Up and Away topic.  They can dress up as a well known superhero or they can create their own! The maths and writing during the first week back will be all about their superheroes so it will be very exciting!  There may even be a prize for the most creative superhero!

Remember not all heroes wear capes so don't think you have to buy a costume.

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Do you want to help your child with their maths at home?


Please read the following document which is full of helpful hints and ideas for simple activities which bring maths to life.


Have fun learning maths together!

KS1 SATS meeting


It was lovely to see so many of you at the meetings yesterday, thank you for taking the time to find out more.

As promised I have uploaded the presentation but if anyone has any further queries, please do not hesitate to ask.


Mrs Sergeant

KS1 SATS presentation

New Christmas Performance Dates


Due to the school closure on Monday 11th, the Year 1 and Year 2 Christmas performances have been rearranged.

Year 1 (classes 6 and 8) will take place on Thursday 14th December starting at 9.30

Year 1/2 (classes 12, 14 and 16) will take place on Friday 15th December starting at 9.30

Look forward to seeing as many as possible of you in the audience!

30.11.17        Year 2 Literacy and Language group 

This week Mrs Sergeant's Year 2 group have been completing their shape poems.  After investigating poetic features such as rhyme, rhythm and alliteration and performing some poems to a small audience, the group created their own special poems.  The poems were special as they were made up of kennings and were in the shape of the object being written about.  Look at the brilliant poets they have become!


A kenning is when a poet uses a two-word phrase in the place of a one-word noun, such as 'wave floater' instead of ship.

Today the children took part in an outdoor learning day where they worked in mixed class groups to complete 8 different activities.

We all had a fantastic time exploring and using our senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) in the great outdoors!


The activities which they took part in were…

-Sensory feely boxes

-Dear ears, owl eyes, fox feet and the wolf game

-Measuring tree trunks

-Colour chart matching game

-Creating an ariel view of the school using natural materials

-Story telling

-Fire pit fun and popcorn making

-Making bird feeders/outdoor trails

Firework Extravaganza!


Thursday 9th November


What a memorable experience the Key Stage One Firework Extravaganza was!

The children enjoyed glow stick dancing on the MUGA, a story under the oak tree, singing around the fire and apple bobbing. They also tried cutting chocolate wearing hats, scarves and gloves! All of this was followed by a magical fireworks display.


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Short Wood Primary School - Aiming high, growing dreams.