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All book bags will be sent home on a Friday and will need to be returned to school the following Monday so that they can be changed in the week by Mrs West or Miss Finlay when they hear them reading. Please also check for any letters that have been placed in the bag. Key Person books are no longer filled in now that the children are in Year 1.
Children can bring in a water (and only water) in a named bottle so if they get thirsty they have access to a drink throughout the day.
Upcoming Events this half term
Monday 30th October - Children return to school.
WC 30th October - Kidz Rock Workshops.
Thursday 2nd Nov and Friday 3rd Nov - Flu Spray days (please return the forms given to you on meet the teacher session in your packs if your which your child to be given this).
Thursday 2nd November - NO CHILDRENS UNIVERSITY TONIGHT
Friday 3rd Nov - Toy day - children allowed to bring in a toy today as an entry point to our Toys topic.
Friday 3rd November 6.00 - Kidz rock concert for parents.
Tuesday 7th November - Legoland Manchester trip.
Thursday 23rd November - Final Childrens University session.
Friday 8th December - DT Exhibition and Christmas Fair
WC 11th December - Nativity Plays
Thursday 21st December - Finish for Christmas
Monday 8th January - Back to school.
Autumn 2 - Toys
The children will be exploring the history of toys through those they play with and those their family members did in the past. This topic will start with Toy day on the first Friday back and a trip to Legoland Manchester.
The first week back the children will be working with Kidz Rock. They will be learning music and become true popstars as they will be putting on a concert for families at the end of the week.
RE will be focusing on Belonging and part of this will involve a visit to our own church and looking at Baptism. If your children have already been baptised we would love them to share photographs of their special day in class.
The children have settled well into their new classroom and routines in Year 1. Our topic for this half term is Seasons and we started our topic with a dress up day where the children came to school dressed as their favourite season. The children also got their first experience of after school clubs through Children's University. They either work out in Zumba or explore new tales in Story club.
English lessons focused on Alliteration poetry and then The Tiger who Came to Tea. The starting point to this story was when the children discovered a crime scene in their classrooms and had to investigate what had happened. The children then learnt the story through storymaps and actions and then changed the character when writing their own versions of the story.
In Maths the children were getting a good understanding of our number system. They had to order numbers and then worked on one more and one less than using number lines before moving onto introducing the symbols for greater then and less than.
Our topic was Geographical and Science based with the focus on seasonal change. We explored daylight hours in each season and discussed the weather associated with each season. We then explored Plants and Trees, finding out about Evergreen and Deciduous varieties and wild and garden plants.
RE focused on our families and we asked the children to bring in a family photograph for our display. They then had a week focused on Judaism and finished the half term with our Harvest festival. In year 1 we learnt about where bread came from and made our own loaves. Thank you very much for your kind donations for the foodbank. A big thank you as well to the families who took the time to attend the Meet the Teacher sessions. It was lovely to have you reading in class with us. We hope you found your information packs useful.
We also had a lot of visitors in class this half term. Hi Impact came and delivered a session on Osmo, an app and equipment that helps our logistical thinking. We also had Keeping Safe week in October and had NSPCC, Police and Road safety come and talk to us about how we keep ourselves out of danger. Our final visitor was the school photographer who took our photographs.
Finally thank you to all the families who completed the Planting Homework challenge.