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Welcome to Year 1

Mrs Cooney (Monday-Wednesday) & Mrs Debono (Thursday & Friday)

LSAs Mrs Cock (morning sessions) & Mrs DeWit


PE this term is Monday & Tuesday. For this term PE kit includes navy tracksuits, white PE t-shirt with logo, shorts, trainers and white socks.

Forest School  is also Monday for all children this term. The children need to be dressed in PE tracksuits (not white PE t-shirts). Outer layers should be waterproof and warm. Please ensure all clothing is labelled. Wellington boots and waterproofs can remain in school. On very wet days you will recieve notification to send in a change of clothes in a named bag. On warmer days suncream and sunhats. We would ask that they continue to wear trousers to prevent scratches and insect bites.   

Homework- Reading everyday. Books are to be returned on a Thursday alongside phonics/ spelling homework which is avaliable weekly on DB primary. Books will be sent home on Friday. Maths activities are set on Purple Mash every two weeks and avaliable in the 2Do section.  Please complete what is managable for you and your child. 

This term we will be using the philosophical question, 

‘ How can we connect to our world through Art?’

Last term we explored how nature and Art inspires us and connects us to our world through the story LEAF by Sandra Dieckmann. 

Leaf: Amazon.co.uk: Sandra Dieckmann: BooksThe children created beautiful watercolour and wax crayon leaf paintings. They embarked on a sewing project to learn how to create a straight stitch to create their own leaves and found out all about the Artist Henri Rousseau.

SUMMER 2- We will continue with this same theme this term but delve into the world of invertebrates and insects. The children will learn to classify an invertebrate, idenfiy insects, understand the different habitats each live in and understand simple food chains. Through the story Jack and the Beanstalk we will continue our understanding of plant growth, planting out our own seedlings into our outside planter. 

Our themes for learning this Term will focus on: connection, relationships, responsibility    

Forest School and Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning and Forest School in Year One this term has seen the children campfire cooking, exploring seasonal change, making nature art, building animal habitats, recording and observing the weather, painting, experiments as well as a lot of free-play and FUN!

Maths in Year One

Maths in Year One is hands on and very practical. We learn through play and focus learning in small groups. Our focus for this term is addition and subtraction, reading and writing numbers within 20 and recognising and naming 2D and 3D shapes.  

Literacy and Phonics

Remembrance Poppies

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