Newton Road, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 2AW

Tel: 01942673213

Mrs Alison Davies

Lowton Junior & Infant School

Encouraging Growth

Welcome to Lowton Junior and Infant School, encouraging growth at every stage of your child’s development.

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Year 1 2018/19


Friday 21st September 2018

Welcome back to Year One’s class blog.

Thank you to all the parents that have signed up to ‘Class Dojo’. It’s a great way to see what your child has been up to in class and to see the dojos that they have been earning. If you haven’t already signed up please do so as soon as possible. If you’re having any problems signing up, then please let us know.

We have finished our work on Goldilocks and the Three Bears. As a class, we made a story map to help us tell the story and even added our own actions. We practised saying aloud what we wanted to write. Some children were very brave and came to the front to retell the story to the whole class! As we knew the story so well, it helped us to be able to write it the next day. Then we used special ‘polishing pens’ to edit and improve our work – particularly where we’d missed capital letters or full stops.

We have also been working hard each day in Phonics. In our groups we have been practising our speed sounds and using the sounds to help us to read, spell and write sentences. Some children have even been practising forming the sounds they are learning correctly by drawing them with chalk outside!

In Maths this week, we’ve been continuing to find missing numbers by knowing one more, one less, counting backwards or forwards. Everyone tried hard to remember which way on a 100 square we go to count forwards or backwards.

In Art this week we improved our self-portraits again. This time we took inspiration from Pablo Picasso – using bright colours to show happy emotions, or darker colours to show sadder emotions. There are definitely some budding artists in Year 1!

Well done to everyone who’s been reading regularly at home. It’s really important that we read as much as we can.  Don’t forget reading = Dojos.

Our ‘Pupil of the week’ was Emelie S for having such wonderful manners all of the time.  It is wonderful to have such a polite child in Year One. Keep it up!!


We hope you all have a lovely weekend,


Miss Davies, Mrs Churton and Mrs Kenyon



Home Learning includes:

(1) Mathletics which is set every Friday.

(2) Spellings which are set on a Monday and tested on a Friday.

(3) Reading every night.