Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

7th July 2023

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed sports day. We certainly did. The whole class activities were great fun and we were great at supporting our teams.  The races were great fun too.  Well done to the Mummies and Daddies who took part in the parents’ races.


This week we found out who is going to be in our new classes.  We have also met our new teachers and seen the new classrooms we will be in. Every single one of us had a lovely time and we are looking forward to being in year 2.


This week during phonics we have learnt some new graphemes that have familiar sounds attached to them. 

a (or) in words such as water, ball, wall, tall, call, small, all & always

the schwa sound u in words such as crocodile, animal, celebrate & difficult

a (o) in words such as want, what, salt, squash, swap, wasp, was & watch

ear (air) in words such as pear, bear, wear, tear & swear

ere (air) in words such as there & where

We revised the following tricky words; 

Who, whole, people, through, thought, because & eye.


In English we have been writing a biography of Lady Joanna. We were able to recall lots of information from our History lessons.


During Maths we have been looking at time. Telling o’clock times and half hour times on analogue clocks.  Half hours can be a little tricky!


New Ebooks have been added to everyone's accounts today.  The Little Wandle book the children have been practising is in their book bags.  


Our marble challenge this week has been won by the  Ice cream team with a score of. 23  Well done to everyone else for a brilliant week.


Love from the Fox Class.