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! 



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. [*Starting on the 18th January we will be having cricket outside. Please can the children bring in warm outdoor PE clothes such as long trousers and trainers. A text will be going on next week as a reminder]. 

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!

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


Happy New Year everyone! 

This week we have read our new text ‘Grandads Island’ by Benji Davies and we have had a very exciting delivery! The children were super excited when we got a letter from the office that was delivered to our school. The letter was from Grandad in our story saying how he has been captured by pirates! The children have been very eager to write their replies to Grandad to help save him. The children were also asking if we could go on a school trip to Figi and save Grandad!  Alongside our reply to Grandad we have been fixing sentences and adding the correct punctuation choosing from a full stop or a question mark. We have also been learning our Talk for Writing action for a ? which goes 'Hii-yah!'. 

This week in Maths we have been adding numbers together by adding ones. This method of addition has multiple steps and the children did so well at using the working wall to help them to remember these steps! Towards the end of the week we have now been recapping subtraction with numbers 10-20 by using a number line. This week the children have also carried out a Beat That Maths test.


This week in History we have been learning all about famous pirates! The children were amazing at recalling the interesting facts that we have been learning about Anne Bonny, Captain Blackbeard, William Kidd and Black Bart.

This week in music the children have also been singing sea shanties!

Next week in English we will be improving our responses to Grandad and also using the ‘un’ prefix, the spellings of the days of the week and using exclamation and question marks within our responses.

In maths we will be continuing to look at subtraction by using a number line, objects, fingers and by taking away ones.

We will also be looking at the meaning of the word ‘valuable’, using the Ipads to turn ourselves into pirates, learning about compass points and we are being introduced to cricket on a Thursday.


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Offley Primary Academy

Offley Road
Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1GY

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