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! 



Phonics screening:
This will happen the week begining the 11th June and will continue throughout the week with various children. On the spelling page I have put an attachment of last years phonics quiz just so you can get an idea of what it looks like. A sound sheet was given out at parents evening and I have also attached a spare one too on the spelling page above. 

Cardigans: A few cardigans/jumpers have gone walkabouts since the start of this year; please check the labels on the cardigans/jumpers that have been brought home just incase any have been picked up by mistake. Thank you!

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.  

Mystery reader
In 1SB we love having 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! I currently have all slots available this half term!

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

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! As a class incentive, if the children read 4x a week their name goes into a pot. If their name gets pulled out they win a prize! The more names the more chance of winning a prize.

The children have previously 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! The questions that are answered both correctly and incorrectly will guage any further questions.


Do you need magic to grow a beanstalk?

This week in maths we have been learning about money. The children have been doing so well and will be helping you out over the holidays to buy in the shopping!  We have been learning the value of coins and have been adding up to make a total amount. 

This week in English the  children have completed their stories and have done their final version. Later on in the week the children have been creating their own wanted posters for a missing giant! They are fantastic! Below is a picture of their adjectives and a plan for their wanted poster. The children wrote how the giant would feel inside and how he would look on the inside. 

In topic this week the children have been using a script to act out the story of Jack and the beanstalk. Their enthusiasm and they way in which they perform is just spectacular! Some very confident actors in 1SB. 

This week we have also began designing and creating our finger puppets. After half term we will try with the sewing! Fingers crossed! 

Miss Barlow was a SILLY SAUSAGE on Thursday and we forgot to put out our NEW ENGLISH BOOKS! Myself and the children were so very excited to show them during parents evening as they have been working incredibly hard to form their letters and create beautiful peices of writing! I promised them I would put a few examples of their work  onto the website so that you can have a look at what they have been doing over the past few weeks. Below show the childrens planning that all went towards writing their own stories. 

 I hope you all have a lovely half term and I cannot wait to hear what the children have been up to once were back in school. After half term we will be focusing on fractions, letter formation and our final preperation for phonics screening which commences the following week *11th June. I have attached a phonics sheet onto the spelling page too if the one handed out at parents evening has been misplaced. 


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Offley Primary Academy

Offley Road
Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1GY

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