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Dear Parents and Carers,


We hope you all had a great half term break and we are excited to start term 4 and get ready for our school play at the end of term. The play will be 'Jack and the Beanstalk' so keep an eye out for lines, song words and costume letters in your children's book bags.  Our topic this term is 'Comparing Places'.  The children will be finding out all about countries of the world and we will be thinking about how they are similar or different from Bristol and the UK. If you have any pictures of other countries you have lived in or visited and are able to send copies into school we can use them to help with discussion and display. We will try to return all pictures at the end of the unit but please don't send in your only copies of special photos.  In Science we will continue to watch the weather change and notice seasonal changes.  We will be finding out more about materials comparing different types of material, considering their practical uses and the jobs they might be less suitable for.   We are going to have the chance to explore ways to find out information using the iPads and Chrome books, remembering to be safe and sensible when we are online.  In R.E. we will  continue to discuss 'where do we belong.' PSHE this term will focus around 'Healthy mind, healthy body' and will involve discussion around, among other areas, exercise, sleep and food. In Maths we will be continuing to learn about division and using these ideas while we explore with multiplication.  Please look out for our preview learning on the website.



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.


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.