Sutton Valence Primary School, North Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3HT, United Kingdom
"The constant quest for knowledge, learning and adventure..."
Our Class Teacher is Miss Tracey and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Catmull and Mrs Dunston. If you have any concerns about your child, then please don't hesitate to come and talk to us!
Our PE days are MONDAY and THURSDAY. We change reading books every day and change library books on a Thursday afternoon. ICT will take place on a Monday morning.
8.5.18 We have just started our new topic- Bright Lights, Big City as we are covering 2 topics this term. We are working on multiplication in Maths and have had tea with 'the queen' this morning as our memorable experience for this topic. This week in English we will be learning facts about the Queen.
Rio de Vida
We have really enjoyed this topic, creating music and keeping to a beat! We have had our own carnival and have learnt lots of facts about Brazil. We even made our own instruments!
Please practice using the phonics play website to help your child with their phonics (there are plenty of free games:
If you are unsure on how to pronounce the phonemes yourself, then please see the guide:
Year 1 and Year 2 (deadline is 15.03.18)
Draw a picture and write an interesting description of your favourite book character.
There will only be one winner out of the two year groups. The winner will get a £5.00 voucher to use at the book fair. Make your picture look bright and colourful and include loads of interesting words in your description
24.1.18 This week in English we have been writing dinosaur fact files and will be sharing them with Hedgehog class later on this week.
This week in maths we have been working on our addition and subtraction.
In PE this term we are focusing on ball skills and dance. We have learnt the terminology herbivore and carnivore and have even had a look at dinosaur teeth. We will be looking at dinosaur skeletons and different dinosaur body parts later on this week.
We really enjoyed using natural materials to make animal and fairy homes:
We worked in forest school and in class to make our fairy gardens:
We really enjoyed Forest school this term:
1.11.17 What a great first week back! On Monday we had our memorable experience; we made woodland crowns and followed a trail of bread crumbs through the field. We read the story of Hansel and Gretel and had a hot chocolate on the field.
17.10.17 In English this week we have been imagining ourselves as superheroes and towards the end of the week we will be creating a fact file for ourselves.
In Maths, we have moved on to addition and subtraction. We have been working on part part whole models and fact families (something that we have found quite tricky).
Some photos from Grandparents day (thank you to all of the grandparents who came to help us):
29.9.17 This week has been a very busy week! We have been doing our Franz Marc painting of Rabbits, which has taken up a lot of our time as it was so big!
In maths we have been practising one more and one less as well as using the language greater, fewer and equal. We have just begun using the signs <>=.
In English we have been studying the story Super Daisy and the Peril of Planet Pea. We started of by predicting the ending, and then moved on to making a story map and retelling the story in our own words.
River, Millie - I enjoyed doing PE and climbing on the apparatus.
Dexter - I enjoyed climbing the ropes in PE.
Maria, Emily - I enjoyed maths this week. i have enjoyed using the crocodile signs (<>=).
John - I really enjoyed doing the hobby horse jumping.
Harry H- I enjoyed painting the rabbits.
Charlotte- I enjoyed making a story map.
Ella - I really enjoyed reading Super Daisy to my teachers.
19.9.17 This week we had our first ICT session. We are working on debugging and programming bee bots, as well as practising our use of the keyboard.
In PE on Monday we had a great amount of fun playing some team games with the parachute.
In English this week, we are still looking at speech, focusing on our capital letters and full stops. We are going to make our own short comic strip towards the end of the week.
In Maths we are still covering place value, looking at counting forwards and backwards and finding one more than a given number.
I look forward to seeing you at the Meet the Teacher on Thursday!
11.9.17 This week we are starting our Superhero topic. The children had their memorable experience today where we made our own masks and outfits and helped save the day by rescuing some puppets which had been blown around the garden by the wind.
In maths this week we are looking at sorting, counting and representing numbers using concrete objects. Our focus is on place value this term.
In English this week we are looking at using the suffix 'er', superhero speech and using adjectives to describe superheroes.
Please see our new topic newsletter below!
9.9.17 We have had a fantastic first week of school and the children are settling into their new class nicely. This week we have focused on getting to know the rules and routines of Rabbit Class. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the children using their all about me bags, so thank you to everyone who brought these in to show.
Brain Week- We have been learning about the different parts of our brain and the 'learning stars' in our new brains. The children did some fantastic work and really enjoyed learning about their brain and how we can help it to learn.
We have began to think about our new topic which will be starting next week; Superheroes!
Lucas T- I have enjoyed working with my partner.
John- I have liked writing with my partner.
Lucas B- I enjoyed showing the class my all about me bag.
Henry & Harry W- We enjoyed making our learning star badges.