Year R Phonics – s a t

Children in Year R are learning that letters can make sounds when they are read. Check out this video showing how to say the sounds that can be made by the letters s, a and t.

Click on the following link to find the phonics resources space on the website. Look out for more content soon!

Phonics Resources

Let’s get creative!

Creativity can mean  getting messy! Messy can come with a price!

This is where we need our parents/ carers help.

As we will be getting ‘creative’ , we need you to supply your child with an old shirt, either of their own or of yours. As the school has just redesigned its uniform, we would hate for your child to return home with it covered in glue, paint, glitter etc, so an old shirt would be used to prevent this.

old shirts

Please could you support this as soon as you can.

Thank you in advance

Pirates Vs The Navy!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

On Tuesday 23rd September 2014, Year 1 will be taking a trip to ‘The Historic Dockyard’ for a fun filled day, packed full of history!

     Pirates Vs The Navy   HMS Victory

As part of our ‘Treasure Island’ topic, we will be discovering more about pirates and how the navy dealt with them. We will also be climbing aboard the navy’s most famous warship, HMS Victory and searching for clues to what ship life was like back in the day as well as visiting the National Museum Royal Navy.

We will be taking lunches and arriving at the dockyard for 10am and returning before the end of school at 3pm. Please make sure that all children wear their correct school uniform, lunches are brought in (if you have not already ordered one from school) and if the weather looks ‘stormy’, a coat.

We can’t wait for you to see the pictures and please encourage your children at home to talk as much as they can about the trip, as this will help them secure the knowledge they will have learned throughout the day.

Thanks in advance!

The Year 1 team!



At the Portsmouth in Bloom ceremony last night, Flying Bull received a SILVER GILT award for ‘School Environmental Project’ and a BRONZE award in the ‘School Decorated with Flowers’ category.

Well done to all the children who worked so hard in the environmental area and around the school grounds.

Thank you to Mrs Metcalfe, Mrs Shepherd, Mrs Peters and all the other adults involved in our success.


Learning About Type 1 Diabetes

We were treated to an assembly this morning where an NHS Diabetes nurse, Jenna, taught us about Type 1 Diabetes.

The children asked a range of really thoughtful questions about the condition and some children joined the adults in demonstrating the way the body carries sugar in the blood.

Diabetes Assembly 2 Diabetes Assembly 3 Diabetes Assembly

Any questions about Diabetes can be directed to the school nurse or your GP. Alternatively the Diabetes UK website has plenty of useful information: