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


In English, we have been writing instructions.

MC said, ‘We used time words to order our instructions.’

AS said, ‘We used conjunctions to make our sentences even longer.’

SR said, ‘We used commas in a list to show what we would need.’

As always in English, we have also been learning our phonics. 

Check out the programme that we follow-

In Maths we have been adding numbers.

RB said, ‘I liked writing number sentences. 10 =  5 + 5.’

SA said, ’20 = 10 + 10.’


In History we have been finding out about Basildon New Town.

AH said, ‘We wrote a letter to nan.’

T-BL said, ‘We told Nanny how Basildon had changed.’

RD-H said, ‘There are more people now.’

LD said, ‘There were 13 schools but now there are 27.’

BF said, ‘There are less shopping centres now.’

HQ said, ‘People shop in big supermarkets and online.’


We have been rehearsing the KS1 Christmas show.

BS said, ‘I liked rehearsing our show. I like shine bright like a diamond.’

CA said, ‘I like that song too!.’

AS said, ‘I like that we get to wear Christmas hats.’

PE, ‘I like the hats too.’

Tickets went home in book bags tonight. Please see the office if there are any issues


C-GP said, ‘I liked playing basketball in PE.’

THa said, ‘You have to get the ball in the hoop.’

MS said, ‘We have to bounce the ball.’


AK said, ‘I liked handwriting the letter z.’

KM said, ‘I liked the letter y. The capital letter and lower case letters are different shapes.

JE said, ‘I liked watching the Reception dress rehearsal. It was brilliant.’


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