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Dear All

We hope you all had a great Christmas! I'm really looking forward to seeing all of the children on Monday morning.  

This half term our topic is, What's Changed? The children will be thinking about changes they already know about but also thinking about how they have changed since birth and how toys and transport have changed.  

Please could you send about 5 photos of your child ranging from birth to now into school on Tuesday 7th. Please place your child's full name on the back of all photos and place in a named envelope. Also, if you have any old toys or teddies that we could borrow for the half term, then we would be very grateful.  

We will be learning about how Paddington Bear has changed over the years and Paddington at the Palace will be our class text for writing.  In Reading, we will be completing comprehension work on the story, Giraffes Can't Dance: learning about how Gerald the Giraffe transformed from being a terrible dancer to a wonderful dancer with help from a friend. 

In Maths, we will start our Spring term by learning about time including months of the year, ordering events and o'clock and half past.  


In Year One, Forest School will be every Tuesday afternoon. Please send appropriate clothing for the outdoors: long sleeves and trousers, waterproofs and wellington boots.  

We will have PE every Thursday afternoon so please send appropriate PE clothes for indoor PE.  We work barefoot in the hall so pumps are not necessary.  In the Summer term, we will have PE outside so trainers will be necessary then.  


School reading books will be changed every Monday and Thursday. Mrs Holmes will only change books that have been finished. Please send your child's reading book everyday so we can listen to them read as much as possible. 


Homework will be sent home every Friday. There is spelling practise and Maths work. We will have a spelling test every Friday morning.


We are going to use postcards to recognise positive behaviour of children who are showing the school  values: kind, accepting, fair, honest and respectful.  Postcards will be sent home to reward children for their hard work and brilliant behaviour.  


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  

Miss Matthews and Mrs Holmes.  


Christmas investigation: is it quicker to do activities in the dark or light?

Maths: directions and making numbers in many ways

Painting our colourful animals

Forest School: finding evergreen and deciduous trees.