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Blackbirds (Year 1)

Welcome to Blackbirds


Mrs Lambshead Miss Lawton
Teacher & KS1 Lead Teacher



Welcome to the Blackbirds Class page! Here you will find lots of information, such as days for PE, details of homework and how we are working with other classes to be the best we can be. We will also upload photos of the children in action from time to time so keep an eye out!


Mrs Lambshead will be teaching on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Miss Lawton will be teaching on Thursday and Friday. 



Learning to Learn

In KS1, we encourage the children to develop the vital skills of collaboration, pro-activeness, being reflective, motivated and determined learners, with the following characters; the collaborative bumblebee, the proactive squirrel, the reflective fish, the motivated rainbow and the determined beaver. 


Collaborating with Woodpeckers, Chaffinches and Songthrushes

Blackbird’s is just one of our four KS1 classes in the school alongside Chaffinches, Woodpeckers and Songthrushes. The four classes will continue to work very closely together this year and we will be investigating the same topics each term. We have daily assemblies, where we all get together to sing, celebrate and share our fantastic learning.


Class Dojo

This year, all of the classes will be using Class Dojo. Letters will go home on the first day of term to explain how you can access Class Dojo. This will allow you to see dojo points that your child earns, as well as being notified about missing homework, uniform 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.


Developing a love of reading

We want all the children to develop a love of reading. We will provide the children with a wide range of reading experiences daily to support this, exposing the children to as many high quality authors and books as possible.


It is essential that the children read as much as possible at home, which can be a mixture of school and home books. The children who read regularly at home, make significantly more progress across the curriculum than those who do not. Reading at home needs to be recorded in the reading diary, which should be signed to confirm that the reading has taken place. Children who read regularly at home will be rewarded to recognise their efforts. Books will be changed three times a week. Please ensure reading record books are in school every day.


Thank you for visiting our class page and make sure you come back regularly for updates. I am always around at the end of each day and I am happy to chat so please come and see me.


Mrs Lambshead and Miss Lawton