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Animals Take Over!
Year 1 had a fabulous visit from Lyndsey and her animal friends from ‘Animals Take Over’. We met at least one animal from each of the animal groups we had learned about in our animal classification in Science.  We  got to ask and answer lots of questions and got to touch or hold the animals! The children showed their knowledge of what they had learned very well!

Goldfinches enjoyed their animal-themed token treat!

Amazing animal print designs with our artist Fiona in Goldfinches

Friday 1st December - Goldfinches and Robins token treat! As well as our visit from 'Animals Take Over' Goldfinches and Robins may bring in one animal soft toy or animal small world toy for a token treat session during the day to go with our animal theme!



Please see instructions below for ordering from Books for Bugs during our virtual book fair:


Our Books for Bugs Book Fair has begun! Gain access to hundreds of discounted books this week with free delivery to school! 


How to order

  •  Visit 
  •  Choose your books and add them to the basket- if you are not sure where to start why not checkout our new Quick Shop feature with the top 100 for each key stage. 



At the checkout stage add your billing details as normal and for shipping put 


Your Child’s Name 

Your Child’s Class  (Or ‘School Office‘ if it’s a gift you don’t want the child to see) 


Name of School: Springfield Primary School

Address:  Sale, Cheshire

And most importantly M33 7XS the school's postcode. 


It is the postcode that will activate the free shipping option called ‘Virtual Book Fair only".



You can order up until midnight on Tuesday 5th December


Orders are dispatched within a few days of the fair ending so never long to wait! 


Any book priced £2.99 or over purchased through the virtual book fair will also benefit school as we will receive a free book for every 5 purchased, every book counts!


Happy shopping! 

Design and Technology - we have been exploring and examining books and cards with moving parts

Science - COOL Time, we have been making animals out of play dough. Can you guess what they are?

Robins had a wonderful time making and eating toast during our outdoor learning session this week!

Maths - sorting and talking about properties of 2D shapes

For your information - due to Christmas rehearsals we will be restarting gymnastics lessons after Christmas.  The children still need to be in their P.E. kit on Wednesdays as we are trying to complete our 'Daily mile'.  Thank you.

We have the exciting 'Animals Take Over' session on Friday, if you can, please don't forget to donate!

Maths - exploring ways of making number bonds to 10 using a ten frame

Robins absolutely loved their first outdoor learning session with Andrew!

During our COOL time we have enjoyed lots of learning opportunities including practising numbers and addition sentences, using teamwork skills and construction skills and writing gift cards just to name a few!

Bright colours and spots for Children in Need

Goldfinches enjoyed making journey sticks in our outdoor learning

Odd socks for anti-bullying

Maths - Different ways of making 6 and 8

Goldfinches outdoor learning session

We made popcorn on the fire and added toppings. We voted for our favourite!

Identifying, Group and Classifying Animals

We have started a new topic all about animals - we have been naming and grouping animals.

Geography and Science

Your children have probably been talking to you about the weather as we have been learning all about it in school! We have been checking the weather each day and recording the weather symbols in our books. We are also using a rain gauge to check for rainfall each day, using our scientific enquiry strands 'observation over time' and 'pattern seeking'.


If you would like to make a rain gauge with your child at home, we have attached some simple instructions below:

Goldfinches learned how cook toast on the campfire!

Year 1 Goldfinches enjoying our first outdoor learning session with Andrew

Following sketching our Grandparents faces we have started making them out of clay.

Outdoor Learning for Starlings. Making journey sticks. Thank you Grip Adventure. Goldfinch start their adventures next week.


Please don’t forget to send in a grandparent photograph in so we can draw a portrait in art.  They can be emailed if necessary to year group email. Thank you for your support. 

Last outdoor learning session tomorrow for Starlings until after Christmas. Look at the fantastic exploring and learning so far on this page and below.


Knowing that numbers are made up of other numbers using the ‘part part whole’ model.

History - learning about the past…

Each class prepared their own questions to ask a grandparent about what life was like when they were children. Super questions asked by the children and thanks to our visitors for giving up their time!

We have also been exploring old toys in our toy shop. Please send in any parents or grandparents toys to share. Thank you.

After learning about the season of Autumn in the classroom we went on a walk to look for signs of seasonal change. We then created our own Autumn page in our Geography books.

Learning about data and pictograms in Computing

We are continuing to use small apparatus in Gymnastics and we are practising the jumps we have learnt.

In Year 1 we have started to notice the changing of season and are spotting lots of signs of Autumn!

Homework this weekend - please try and read again as much as possible. Little and often is best. Some of the books may be longer, but keep encouraging. A couple of pages a night if it is tricky. Their Read Write Inc book and quiz is also available on Oxford Owl. Please write in the reading record to share reading progress. Thank you for continued support. 
Check out Reading star above for further info. 

Week 3!

Our learning through ‘Cool Time’ continued this week. The children are exploring all areas of the inside and outside classroom well and some children are completing our weekly challenges (you may of seen their shiny stickers to celebrate their hard work). Another super week in year one.

Gymnastics in year 1

On Wednesday the year 1 children explored balances on their hands and feet. They then began to create a sequence using those balances and the different ways of travelling we have practised. They did this on high and low levels. 


Many of the children are still struggling to take their jumpers on and off along with their socks and shoes. Please practise this at home.


Forest Garden Adventures tomorrow for Starling Class.

Children need to wear their own suitable, weather appropriate clothing for forest schools session tomorrow. Tuesday 19th September.

Homework this weekend.

Read Read Read!

Please read with your child this weekend. Enjoy their new reading book and don’t forget to log on to Oxford Owl to read their Read Write Inc reading book and have fun doing the quiz. 

See the Reading star above for for more information. Thank you for your continued support. 

Well done Year 1 for practicing writing your numbers to 10 in lots of different ways!

Year 1 have started to talk about Christianity in RE and draw pictures and wrote about what they know about Christians

Thank you for sharing your treasure boxes, we enjoyed hearing you explain about your experiences!

We really enjoyed running around the track and exploring the garden 🏃‍♀️🏃

Year One have been sharing their ideas about technology all around us...💻📱

Starling class working with our wonderful artist Fiona. All classes will have chance to work with Fiona...we are very lucky!

What a wonderful week so far!!


The children have settled so well and are all enjoying year 1.

Our curriculum overview can be viewed by clicking the link below. 

Reading Books

We will be listening to your child read next week and they will bring their reading book home on Friday 15th.  See the reading star at the top for further information and support. 

Next week - Week 2- reminders:

P.E. is on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Please wear P.E. kit into school.

If you would like to send your treasure box into school to share please do.



P.E. lessons for Year 1 will start next week, week beginning 11th September.  Our P.E days will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Treasure Boxes

We hope you have had lots of fun over the summer and look forward to seeing your treasure boxes in class.  Please feel free to bring them into school over the first two weeks of term.

Year 1 Goldfinches have enjoyed their first day back!

Year 1 Robins have enjoyed their first day back!


Welcome back!

We are looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow.

The School Day

Children will enter school through the main door on the reception playground. A member of the Year 1 team will be there each morning to take any quick messages.  The children can walk in through the door as soon as it is open and they will then make their way in to the Year 1 classrooms.


On the first day the reception teachers will also be there to help guide children in. 


The doors will open at 8:40 and will close promptly at 8:50 for registration at 8:50 and lessons will begin at 9am. 


Any urgent messages can be passed either to the teacher on the door or through the main office and your class teacher will get back to you if needed as soon as possible.

Gate and entrance

At Springfield we care, learn and achieve together