Welcome to Saplings 2018-19

This week's spellings 3.12.18 onwards

We are all working on the same spellings for revision. 

This week's spellings are:


 high sigh light tight coat goat road moan was my 


Mathletics homework 


Hello everyone.

I hope you are enjoying the Mathletics activities. The more activities you do, the more points you can earn and this results in lovely certificates. Some children have already received their bronze certificates. Well done!!


Show and Tell 3.12.18 onwards

This week's 'Show and Tell' will be given by:


Monday- x

Tuesday- William

Thursday- Alice

Friday-  Alexandra




 Secret Santa: Monday December 3rd

R/KS1 Celebration Assembly Friday December 7th 

Christmas Dinner Wednesday December 12th 

R/KS1 Nativity Play 10-10:45 AM and 2:00-2:45 PM Thursday December 13th

Grandparents Around the Christmas Tree Friday December 14th

R/KS1 Christmas Party Monday December 17th

School Closes Thursday December 20th 3:30-:500 PM


Here is the slide show shown at the Welcome to Saplings meeting at the start of term.


Hello from Ms Gilmartin!

Everyone has had a lovely first day in Saplings today. We have been getting to know our classroom and routines as well as doing a little bit of drawing in our new books. 

We are soon going to be sending your child home with some reading books to read at home, they will appear over the next few days. In Year 1 I would like the children to read as independently as possible, and they should be able to do this without struggling. If you feel your child is struggling, please make a comment in their new reading record. Take time to enjoy looking at the pictures first, then read and don't forget to ask your child questions about what they have read.

We use a national book band chart to record levels of our reading books that children take home. They start from lilac through to pink, red, yellow, blue, green and orange. The levels can be found on a little sticker on the spine of the book. We have a caterpillar poster in the reading area which shows the children these stages. They really enjoy seeing their progression in reading on the caterpillar!

Year 1 is the time when your child's reading really starts to take off so enjoy your reading together and please encourage your little ones as much as you can! 

Thank you so much,

Ms Gilmartin