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Welcome to Year One

Class Teachers: Mrs Cooney & Miss Smith
LSCA: Mrs Cock 
"Where do we all belong?"

This term our enquiry question is "Where do we all belong?" Our focus is Geography. Through the themes of 'belonging, travel and polar regions' children will learn about their world, the seven continents, habitats, polar regions and differences in climate and weather around the world. They will also enjoy popular stories to connect their Geography learning with the wider curriculum, these include 'The Snail and The Whale, The Polar Bear, Blown Away, Dear Greenpeace & Way home'. 

Thank you to all parents who attended our recent Parent Partnership Session. The children were proud to showcase their learning with you all. 

We are Geographers...We observe, We use tools to research, We spot differences and change and we ask questions about the world around us.

We have been working really hard in maths to recognise the values of numbers using practical apparatus and part/whole models.  We love being scientists testing the properties of materials and we have great fun together when we take our learning outdoors.

We love Forest School!

Have a look at some of our learning from the Autumn term ....

Reminders

PE Days are Wednesday and Thursday. Full kit needs to be worn into school on both days. Wednesday is inside gym leson and Thursday outside Football. Please dress your child for the weather. 

Forest School all-weather clothing to remain in school in a named bag with wellington boots. Forest School will continue again in Spring 2. On wet days please also send your child into school with a spare set of clothes.  

Training shoes- Please ensure your child has a pair of training shoes in school throughout the week. This is so they are able to partake in our daily Golden Mile. These trainers can remain in school or if you do not have a spare pair, children can wear their school shoes into school on a P.E day and change. 

Homework

Reading Please read with and to your child everyday. Your child has three books to take home. A book to share together and two reading books matched to their phonic knowledge and reading stage. These should be brought into school daily for reading volunteers to read and will be changed on their noted day. Please record how your child reads, information in supporting your child to read at home can be found on the inside of their reading record. Children will also have a bookmark with the reading target they are working on this term. 

Phonics & Spelling The children will receive a weekly spelling activity to add to their Homework book. Homework will be issued on a Friday and due the following Thursday. 

Maths- A maths game or activity will be set on Purple Mash for completion over two weeks. 

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