1SB 2017 - 2018

Miss Barlow


Welcome to 1SB!

My name is Miss Barlow and I have been a part of the Offley team since 2015. I have previously worked with the fabulous Early Years team as a teaching assistant and then completed my teacher training at Offley working alongside the lovely children and members of staff in Year 2. In my spare time I enjoy walking, running and camping. Over the last couple of years I have conquered Fairfield horseshoe, Black Mountain range, Snowdonia and Ben Nevis; this year I am extremely looking forward to tackling Helvellyn! 



Mystery reader
In 1SB we would love to start inviting mystery readers on a Wednesday afternoon at approximately 2:45. As a mystery reader you can bring a book from home; possibly a favourite of yours and you can share this book with the children! The mystery reader is kept a secret from the children and we like to have a big reveal after you enter the classroom. If you would like to be a mystery reader please let me know and book a slot!

Thankyou to all of our mystery readers so far! The children love it!

PE Kits
In 1SB we have PE on a Monday and a Thursday. The children will need a pair of black shorts, a white t-shirt and a pair of black pumps. 

Reading Books
During guided reading time the children are given time to change their books if it is needed. Children receive a red book sticker if they read 4 times a week! If they have enough stickers by the end of the term they get to attend the reading challenge treat!

A few weeks ago the children received a username and login for Prodigy. It is an online game which encourages the children to practice their maths skills. It will ask you to log in and then set up a character and play the game!

We are now having more of a focus of 'surviving in the dark'. 

This week in Maths we have been looking finding the difference as well as positions. At the start of the week we were using numicon to find the difference between 2 numbers. Later on in the week where then began to look at positions such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. The red, green, yellow and blue teams were competing against each other in the ‘under and over’ game. The winning time was 11 seconds! As a challenge the children were encouraged to find the difference between the team that came 1st and the team that came 4th. We have also been learning our left from our right- through the hokey cokey!

This week the children have read the ‘Dear Zoo’ story and they voted for their favourite (1st) page. We discussed why do we like that page? Also writing down the good points and then we critiqued the page discussing how we could do even better! I was very impressed that the children were saying how we could add more adjectives and add conjunctions! The children are currently in the process of drafting and have written up their first page of their own book for the ‘Dear Night Time Zoo’ l. The children have currently written their first page about an animal they would definitely not want to keep as a pet!

This week in science the children have used the Ipads to write about the features that their creature has. Next week we are hopefully going to begin making our creatures out of clay and then writing up a character profile for our own night time creature!


Next week in English we will be continuing to create our own books including pop up features. In Maths we will beginning to look into numbers 0-15.

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Offley Primary Academy

Offley Road
Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1GY

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