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Blackbirds (Year 1)

Welcome to Blackbirds!


The Blackbirds are a group of motivated learners, who always love singing, dancing and spending time in the woods. We enjoy to learn actively and creatively! 


Miss Lawton 

Blackbirds Class Teacher 


Hello, My name is Miss Lawton and I have been at Bradley Barton for 3 years and I am delighted to be the Year 1 Teacher! This year, I will be leading Mathematics in Key Stage 1. My favourite subject is Mathematics and I am passionate about children learning maths in a practical and enjoyable way. 


Blackbirds Class Commitments 

As a Class, we have set up our Class Commitments. These are behaviours we have agreed need to be shown to help everyone learn.


Our Commitments are... 


Use listening ears and follow instructions

Take it in turns to speak 

Use walking feet and inside voices in the school 

Have kind hands, kind feet and use kind words

Look after our classroom 

Keep ourselves and our friends safe 


The children have signed the class commitments to show that they will follow them.




Blackbirds Class Dojo 

This year, all classes will be using Class Dojo. This will allow you to see dojo points that your child earns, which will also be translated into House Points, as well as notifying you about missing homework or PE kits. There is also a section where I will post any interesting things the class is doing and any reminders of special things that need to be brought in. There is also a messenger section where you can communicate with me directly should you wish to do so.


I will endeavour to get back to any queries on Class Dojo within 2 working days and will only check messages in working hours where possible (9am to 5pm). Please contact the school office if you have any urgent messages.


Year 1 Phonics Screening Check 

The phonics screening check is taken individually by all children in Year 1 in England, and is usually taken in June. It is designed to give teachers and parents information on how your child is progressing in phonics. It will help to identify whether your child needs additional support at this stage so that they do not fall behind in this vital early reading skill.