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Final Term in Reception

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope you have had a lovely half term and that you all enjoyed some Jubilee celebrations with friends and family.

This term our Topic is ‘Growing’.  We will be looking at life cycles, including the lifecycle of a butterfly, where we are eagerly awaiting for our caterpillars to arrive in the classroom…it is a secret surprise for the class so please don’t tell them just yet!  During our trip to Redwood (Thursday 9th June) the children will be going on a minibeast hunt through the meadow and woodland area as well as participating in pond dipping.

We will of course be doing some planting of seeds, so if you do have any spare small plastic plant pots that you are able to donate to the class – we would be very appreciative!

We will focus on several stories and information books about minibeasts and growing plants, including ‘Eddie’s Garden’ by Sarah Garland, ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle and the fun and exciting adventures of ‘Supertato’ by Paul Linnet and Sue Hendra.

Please find the Class 1 Topic plan attached to give you a better overview of your child’s learning this term.

Topic Plan Term 6 2022 Growing

Warm regards,

The Class 1 Team – Mrs Baird, Mrs Clune and Mrs Pearce

Term 5 in Class 1

Dear Parents/Carers, We hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break and that your children are ready to start the new term. This term is only 5 weeks so we will be very busy learners during this time! As part of ‘Understanding the World’ learning objective, we are going to be exploring Africa, focusing… Continue Reading

Term 4 in Class 1

Dear Parents/Carers, We are really excited about upcoming events this term, including Pancake Day on March 1st and World Book Day on March 3rd. Our class theme is ‘Birds’ and our focus story is the traditional tale, ‘Chicken Licken’.  To delve a little deeper with our topic learning, we will be taking the class on… Continue Reading

Welcome to Term 2

Dear Parents & Carers, We hope you have had a lovely week and taken some time to rest, relax and enjoy some family activities. This term we will be learning about celebrations, including Firework night, Diwali and Christmas.  Our focus story is ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and the children will be learning and retelling the ‘Christmas… Continue Reading

A very warm welcome to Class 1

Dear Parents/Carers It has been great to meet you all and our new Reception Class.  We are taking time to explore the classroom as well as the rest of the school and getting to know the routines of the class and school. This term’s topic is ‘All About Me’ and learning about seasonal changes by… Continue Reading

Final Term in Class 1

Dear Parents/Carers We are so proud of all the children in Class 1 and their development in their learning this year, even though they have suffered disturbances in the Spring Terms due to Covid.   This Term, the children are so excited about their new topic ‘Under the Sea’ where they cannot wait to explore life… Continue Reading

Welcome to Term 5

Dear Parents & Carers We hope you have had a lovely Easter and enjoyed eating all those Easter eggs!  This term our Topic is ‘Growing’.  The children have already explored the school ‘Pollination’ and ‘Wildlife’ area and they have talked about what seeds they would like to grow including, sunflowers and tomatoes.  They were also… Continue Reading

Final Week of Home Learning 1.3.21

Dear Parents/Carers We have almost made it through this third lockdown and you have all done an incredible job with home learning and we wanted to share our thanks for continuing to post your child’s daily learning.  We are really looking forward to seeing all the children and we have planned an exciting topic for… Continue Reading