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Year 1

Welcome to Year One !

Autumn 1: The Enchanted Woodland

If you go down to the woods today you're sure of a BIG surprise! Foxes and badgers, voles and mice, beady-eyed owls in the swaying tree tops. Beneath the leaves are tiny footprints... animal or imp? You decide! We will build a den, stick by stick and branch by branch. Or make a home for a teeny tiny home for a woodland fairy! This topic includes writing information books, recounts and instructions. We will be working with nature and classifying plants and animals as well as making maps and sending emails.

Autumn 2: Paws, Claws and Whiskers

This half term we are following a cross-curricular topic called 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers'. Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers...What's your favourite animal? One that meows? One that barks? Or maybe one that scurries or slithers? From pets at home to animals in the zoo, let's find out what animals like to eat and where they like to sleep. Do you know how to look after a rabbit? A cat? Or even a snake? Find out how the elephant got his trunk and how the rhinoceros got his leathery skin...Perhaps you know how the dog  got his waggy tail? Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Who is a herbivore and who is a carnivore? When a gaggle of mysterious pets arrive at the local pet shop, it's up to you to take care of them... Feed them, clean them and discover their daily needs.

After all that work, curl up and take a nap... a cat nap!

School Uniform

We have been delighted to see how smart the children have been looking. Please ensure that you follow the school uniform policy and all items of uniform are labelled.

Reading

The children should read with an adult every day. They have to read the books twice as this improves fluency and comprehension. Please ensure that they have their reading book in school with them each day. Please Sign your child's reading record when your child has read with you.

Water

We are encouraging the children to drink of plenty of water. Please could each child bring a named water bottle to school each day to ensure that they have access to water throughout the day.

Black History Month

This anniversary of Black History Month provides us with a great opportunity to recognise, appreciate and celebrate our diverse communities here in Britain, the role models that are inspiring our next generation, and the rich heritage that has built the society we live in today. Year One have been learning about 'Black British Olympians'