The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

We enter to learn, we leave to achieve!

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In the links above you will find out all about the exciting learning that is yet to come this half term! Please have a browse.


At the bottom of the page you will find the children's class blog- A weekly update of all the exciting things that happen within year one! Enjoy!


Reading Books

Year one will have reading books changed daily. We will visit the library weekly and children will bring home their choice of a library book. Please ensure book bags are in school each and every day as we will be reading with each child throughout the week.


P.E Days

Year 1 will have P.E weekly and the day will be confirmed with a sign on the door.  Please ensure that your child has their P.E kit at school on this day. Hair should be tied up and earrings MUST be removed on these days. Your child will not be able to join in with P.E if they have earrings in.

Class Blog.

Thursday 5th December 2019.

Please see below what we have been learning this week.


NK “In English, we used commas in a list.”

YG “We used commas in a list to write instructions on how to make a gingerbread man.”

GP “I used an opening question in my instructions.”

EH “We used time words at the start of our instructions.”

DB “We read Goldilocks and the Three Bears.”

LD “We wrote instructions on how to make porridge.”


MM “We added in maths.”

AG “We added by counting on.”

AB “You put the big number in your head then use your fingers to know how many to count on.”

MB “I made number bonds to 10.”

AD “I have been counting in 5’s.”


MB “In history I wrote a letter about Basildon New Town.”

EB “We compared Basildon in the 1960’s and today.”

JG “There are more people in Basildon today so there are more schools.”

DR “There are less shopping centres because people shop in supermarkets.”

KR “People also shop on-line.”

RS “We have more leisure centres now like Money-Madness and 360.”

NA “We have more free time to go to leisure centres.”


LT “In science we looked at where food comes from.”

RD “We eat the leaves of some plants, like spinach and lettuce.”

OM “We eat the roots of some plants. Carrots are roots.”

VLF “Fruit comes from plants. Bananas are a fruit and they grow upside down.”


LS “We sang songs for our production.”

SS “I like my new school because it is fun.”

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