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1SB - Mrs Snape/ Mrs Barlow

Welcome to 1SB!

Hello, and welcome to our class page. We are really looking forward to an exciting year of learning ahead of us. Please check this page regularly to see what your children have been up to in class and find out more about the topics that we are enjoying each term. Please feel free to come and discuss any queries or concerns with us - our door is always open!


Home learning

All children in the school are rewarded for reading and for learning at home. They will receive a merit every time they read, complete some homework, go to clubs after school or out of school and it is recorded in their log. There are ideas in our learning leaflets on things you can do with your child at home to support their learning . Just make a note in their Home Learning/Reading Record logbook so we can reward all their hard work. These merits are then translated into 'Dollars' to spend in the Homework Hut each half term. The more 'Dollars' you earn the better the items you can buy!


15 merits = Bronze

20 merits = Silver

25 merits = Gold


We are aiming to achieve a full house of Gold Dollars EVERY TERM this year, we can do it but only with your support at home smiley

Spring Term (1) Topic – Animal Magic!

This half term our topic is all about animals. Our class book is ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees. A wonderful book, with some lovely rhyme, all about a sad giraffe who discovers a love for dancing.

Our Christmas Song

Take a look in the Video Resource Centre page (under the Children tab) to see wonderful singing and signing by 1SB! Our Christmas song that we performed in front of the whole school this year is 'Christmas Don't Be Late'.



Worcestershire Speech and Language Signalong

We were very excited to hear about the new you tube channel where some of Worcestershire's speech therapists are demonstrating lots of signs. You can access the channel here:








                        Making Porridge

Goldilocks wants to learn how to make her own porridge. Today we made some yummy porridge and tried out different toppings. We will write some instructions for Goldilocks so that she can make some too! Then she won't have to eat the bears' porridge.

Welcome to Story Land!

Our first topic for this school year is Story Land. We will focus on the stories 'Goldilocks and the Three Bars' and 'The Three Little Pigs'. Our Year three children will also be looking at 'twisted tale' versions of these stories and comparing them with the original texts.


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In 1SB we use Signalong to accompany our verbal communication. When using signalong you speak and use the sign at the same time. All the children in the class know key signs and it is part of our everyday routine. If you would like to use sign to support communication at home here are some videos of a few signs we use in school. Please let us know if you would like to learn any other signs that would be useful to use with your child at home. We will add video clips of more signs as the school year progresses and upon request. 

We hope you find signalong a useful tool!



Good morning, good afternoon

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Girl, boy, friend

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Look, listen

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Wait, stop, finish

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Yes, No

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Both, same

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More, less

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Jumper, shoe, coat

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Cake, biscuit

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