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Dear Parents and Carers,


We hope you all had a good half term break.  Our topic this term continues to be ‘Myself and Other Animals’. In Science we will continue to watch the weather change and notice seasonal changes. We will be identifying and naming a variety of common animals, describing and comparing their structures and labelling the body, continuing to explore what the different senses do.  The question 'How do I cope when things go wrong?' linked to anti-bullying will be explored through circle times, class discussions and assemblies in PSHE.  We are going to be busy on the computers and will be learning about e-safety and coding.  In R.E. we will continue to discover and discuss why some people and places are special to us. We will be singing Christmas songs and getting creative in DT with our moving pictures project.  We also have a number of exciting workshops including 'History of Toys' and 'Teddy Bear Hospital.'



Please read with your child at least three times a week. There are no set days for your child to change their reading book. Your child is encouraged to change their own book once they have finished reading it. Coloured reading boxes are accessible in the classroom for your child to change their book. The best time to change reading books is first thing in the morning, so a quick reminder at the classroom door works really well. Remember to write in the reading record to let us know how they have been getting on with reading at home.


Parent Reading

We would love to have parents come in to help with reading. If you would like to come in and help please see your child’s class teacher to arrange a suitable time.



Please check the website for weekly spellings.  Each week we will be learning year 1 key words.  Repetition works well with spellings so we go over the previous weeks spellings. We try and teach spellings in a fun way and call it a 'spelling quiz' encouraging effort. 


Snacks and Milk

All children receive free fruit and vegetables.  If you would like your child to have milk, please contact the milk service on 01934 510950.  Please note that milk is no longer free as your child is now 5. 



Please can your child bring in a plain t- shirt, shorts/tracksuit trousers and daps which are all named in a bag.  The kit will stay in school but will be sent home every half term. 



As always we are available if you have any questions or queries.

Best wishes

The Year 1 team.