South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

Buzzard - The Shed

                Welcome to Buzzard Bubble!                  

'Embracing the Fullness of Life'

John 10:10 "I am come, that they might have life, and that they might have it abundantly".

We are a group of 18 happy and enthusiastic Year 1 children with Mr Halford as teacher and Mrs Simmons as trainee teacher with the class. Mrs Witcombe and Mrs Walker also work with us and Mrs Poole is with us at lunchtimes.


We are very lucky to be learning at the SHED at Frogmary Green Farm as it means we have lots of fabulous outdoor space to learn and play in. We have great views from our bubble and are called 'Buzzard' as we can often see buzzards flying past.


We have spent the first two weeks of term looking at the book 'The Dot' by Peter H Reynolds and have done lots of artwork inspired by the book. You will be able to see our work in The Gallery.


Now starts the business of becoming Year 1's! We are establishing routines and getting used to a more formal style of learning. It is not easy sitting at tables all day, so there are plenty of opportunities for outside learning and we will often have story time outside as well. 


We know that this year is very different to what the children have been used to; please be assured that we have every child's best interests and well-being in mind. As always, if you have any concerns or questions please do let us know. 


Mr Halford and Team Buzzard Bubble





October Half Term Update

Home learning:

Each of the children now has a common exception word booklet with all of the 'red' words to learn. Please could your child complete one page per week, as noted at the top of each page. 'Red' words cannot be sounded out, so need to be learnt!

Also, please could you encourage your child to engage with 'Mathletics' each week. This is a proven way for children to consolidate their learning in maths, and to tackle new challenges. The children love receiving certificates too! If you are uncertain of your child's log-in details, please let us know.

I hope that you all have a restful and enjoyable half term.

November update!
Please see the video resource centre for a short video about the children”s learning this term.

Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter Sept 2020

Welcome back to the Autumn Term 2020 !