Home activity- May Holiday 

In our school we all speak out against bullying. 
Speak to your family about what this means to you.
Your home activity is to make something which shows this; this could be a poster, drawing, a poem, song or even a role play. It is up to you how you will to do this. Be prepared to bring in or talk about your home activity on the week beginning Monday 6th May, during our Anti-Bullying Week. 

Trip to Jan de Rijk 

On Thursday 13th April Year 1 children were treated to an amazing trip to Jan de Rijk Logistics in Roosendaal as their IPC exit point for their current unit, ‘transport’.They were given a talk by Mr Scholte CEO, outlining what the company does, the history of the company and where they travel too. We also found out what they transport….. t-rex skeletons, pandas and jet engines to name a few things!

Each child was given the opportunity to ride in the drivers cab of a real Jan de Rijk truck! 

It was a super, fun trip and a great experience for all!

A big thank you to all the parents who helped and Jan de Rijk for their fabulous hospitality 


Dear Parents,

We are sending a few reading books, bear words, spelling practise sheets and Library books home today.

As of today your child(ren) should keep their books and book bags home until after the May vacation. This is the last time we will be changing books before the holiday as the rest of the days are special days (school trip, university courses and Konningsdag.)


It is great if you read the books a few times as this is good practise.

Please remember if you would like to read more books you can always visit the reading eggpress online site. Log on and go to the library section and you will find a selection of 4000 books for your child to read.

To do this go to www.readingeggs.co.uk

And select the reading eggspress button. Your child’s log in details are stuck in the front of their yellow reading diary.

Enjoy the long Easter weekend


Best Wishes

Mrs Hagenaars and Miss Fernandez

Numeracy- the time ⏰

Dear Parents

This week the children have been working on telling the time (hours and half hours) using digital and analogue clocks. They have all made their own clocks and taken them home.

Mathletics has great activity units to support this learning . It would be wonderful if all children could have a go on them. 

We wonder if all children in Year 1 can get their Mathletics certificate this week? (You need 1000 points to earn this)

Best Wishes 

Karen and Andrea 

The next two weeks 

Dear Parents 
Mother’s day is in the May holiday so we would like to make something with the children before the holidays. Please can each mum send a picture of them with their child to me via email. khagenaars@isbreda.com ?

The school trip to Jan de Rijk will be on Thursday 13th April. Children should be dropped off at the normal time (8.40am). We will be departing promptly at 9.20am. Parents who are attending the trip can wait in the out of school room. 

We will be returning to school from approximately 1.45pm. We will then take part in the Easter egg hunt organized by the Parents Association on our return to school. Children do not need to bring their book bag that day.

We will be testing the children’s bear words on WEDNESDAY 12th April. This will be the the final check before the May holiday. If needed, we will give them new words then.

The week of 18th-20th April is the children’s university activity days and the 21st April is our Konningsdag celebrations. As there will be lots of movement between classes, children will not need book bags at school this week.

Have a great weekend …. enjoy the sunshine!

Karen and Andrea


This week we have been revising our High Frequency words and the ‘ure’, ‘ear’ and ‘oy’ sounds. It would be great if you could practice these at home.

Children are expected to be able to read and write the sight words.


Please remember that tomorrow (Thursday 30th March) is mother tongue language day and on Friday 31st March it is a teacher training day so there is no school for the children. 

The children don’t need to bring their book bags tomorrow.

Miss Fernández and myself have given the children new books today and also an additional spelling sheet to practice their bear words. We will test it the children next Friday (7th April)

Have a lovely, sunny long weekend!

Kind Regards 

Karen Hagenaars 

Number bonds

This week we are revisiting number bonds. 

Children in Year One should be able to quickly recall all number bonds to 8, 9 and 10.

For example 

1 + 9 = 10

2 + 8 = 10

3 + 7 = 10

4 + 6 = 10

5 + 5 = 10

Some ideas for practical activites at home.

10’s Concentration —  write numbers 0-10 on separate post it notes. Turn all the post it notes face down on the table. Each player turns up two cards. If they add up to 10, they get to keep them and try again. If one of the cards is a 10, they get to keep it and turn up another card. Whoever has the most cards, wins.

Dice throws- Throw two dice and tell how many more you would need to make 10.

Three dice game- Throw 3 dice and tell how many more it takes to make 20

Brilliantly descriptive writing

In our book, the lonely beast, he travels to the depth of the ocean in the search of other beasts. Instead of beasts he finds a swarm of Jellyfish! We watched the video below and the children tried to describe these fascinating creatures.

The children did an amazing job, one example was from Alex when he suggested, ‘they are glowing in the ocean like a giant fireball’. Watch the video at home and see if your child can describe them to you?