Sheerness West Federation


This week we will begin to look at prefixes and suffixes in our writing, we will start with practical activities that will support our understanding.

In numeracy we will begin to look at division, we will talk about how division links to our knowledge of multiplication.

We will also be making time to practice for sports day on Wednesday morning.

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Thank you to the parents last term who were able to attend the dragon dance and the phonics session.

We hope you have had a lovely Easter break and you and your children are ready for term 5. This term our topic is the deep blue sea, if you have any photos, books or souvenirs that may link to this it would be lovely if the children could bring them into class. We will be sending out the homework sheet soon so you can work alongside your child as they learn this term.

Thank you for your support.

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This week we will be using our trip to Queenborough as a focus for our topic and literacy work.

We will also be practicing our Dragon dance performance to show off the lovely costumes we made in our art workshop. We look forward to seeing the parents on Thursday the 23rd of March at 2.30.

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As part of our topic this term we are going to Queenborough this week on the train. Please can we remind parents the £2 train fare must be paid before the day, we suggest Monday at the latest.

We are also inviting parents in this week to show them different ways they can help us with our phonics in preparation for the phonic screening in June. We look forward to seeing you on Friday.

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Last Week of Term

This is the last week of Term 3, this term has flown by and the children have all worked super hard on our topic China. We have spent lots of time making costumes in art for a special show we plan to invite parents to. Look out for the date coming up next term! We’d love you to come and celebrate all our hard work with us!

Next term our topic is journeys, if you have anything from home linked to journeys you have taken with your child please do send it in for them to share in class.

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Over the next week we will be practicing our Nativity so we will be working hard singing Christmas Carols.

During literacy we will write letters to Father Christmas. We will be using the skills we have been learning to ensure we sound out words, use finger spaces and punctuation.

In numeracy we have enjoyed telling the time practically and are working hard now to record time correctly.

Some of us are challenging ourselves to learn quarter past and quarter to also.

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In Maths next week will be learning all about time! This will include ordering our school day as well as looking at o’clock and half past.

In Literacy we will be looking at another traditional tale, Rapunzel to continue with our castle theme.

In Science we have been learning about materials and their properties. Next week we will be planning an experiment to help solve a problem in school.

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In Maths this week we have been learning about fractions. We started by splitting shapes in half and have moved onto halving amounts of objects and numbers. Next week we will try to record this in different ways.

In Literacy we have been learning about Jack and the Beanstalk, focussing on characters and the order of the story. Next week we will be concentrating on writing about the story.

Our castles topic is going really well, we are enjoying planning castles we are going to make!

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This term we are looking at castles. We will be comparing castles and learning about the people who lived and worked in them.

The children have enjoyed learning about Guy Fawkes and are writing poems about fireworks.

We have also talked about Remembrance day and why we wear the red poppy. The children will be making their own poppies in class this week.

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Last week of Term 1

This term has whizzed by and the children have settled into the routine and learning in Year One very well!

Our topic next term is Castles, if your child has any information books about castles or have ever visited a castle please do send them in with things to share.

Next term in Maths we will be focussing on subtraction to begin with, we will then be moving on to shape. Try going on a shape walk with your child in half term, which shapes can they spot in the environment?

In Literacy we will be writing our own firework poems, if you visit a display try talking about describing words with your child which they could use in their poem.

In Science we will be learning all about materials, look around your house to see if they can guess which materials everyday items are made from.


Have a fantastic half term!

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Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book!

We have been busy learning about our favourite books, the children have really enjoyed sharing their favourite stories with the classes! We have also been learning about how to tell the difference between types of books such as fiction and non-fiction.

In Maths we have been working on different ways to add together two numbers. Ask your child to show you how to “count on” or use the “part, part, whole” method to add.

We are going to need lots of junk modelling for our topic next term. Please can you send in a variety of clean recycled materials, such as boxes and tubes, we are going to need them to make castles!

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Welcome to Year 1!

This term our topic is ‘All About Me’, the children have been learning about the human body and the senses. We have been getting to know the children through them sharing all about their family, homes and what interests them. Next week we will be talking about their favourite book. If you haven’t sent their favourite book in with them please do so by Friday 30th of September.

A few reminders:

  • PE is on a Tuesday, all children need a PE kit to wear.
  • Please ensure your child has a full water bottle every day.
  • Library day is on a Friday, please make sure you send their book in so they can change it.

The children are loving bringing home a reading book, please remember to sign your contact child’s book every evening when you have listened to them read so they can have their book changed. The more times they read, the closer they get to a special reward in class!

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School Contact Details

Head Teacher Hazel Brewer

Contact Person Debbie Jamieson

Telephone 01795 662178

School Address West Minster Primary School
St. Georges Avenue
Kent, ME12 1ET

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.45am – 3.15pm

Infants:  8.45am – 3.10pm

Nursery  8.30am – 11.30,     12.20pm – 3.20pm