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Welcome to Year 1

The adults who help us 
 Mrs Cooper
Mrs Olaniyan
Mrs Pipe
Miss Hussain
Miss Richards
Mrs Jones
Mrs Bibi
Autumn Term 2013

This term our theme is 'Ourselves'. We are settling into Year 1 and becoming more independent. Our core story is Beegu which is a about an alien that has crash landed on Earth and looks for some friends. Later this term we will also use the story of Bob, Man on the moon. You can ask your child to tell you about these stories. We will be sending Beegu home with different children so they can show her their homes and draw and write about her journey to their home.

Reading Books
We need to bring our bag back to school every day and change our books on a Tuesday and Friday. It is very important to read with your child for five minutes every day and talk to them about the story you have read.

Outdoor PE is on a Monday and Indoor PE is on Thursday. Please make sure your child has suitable clothing and trainers which are all clearly labelled. 
There are still a few children who do not bring PE kit on these days and we will phone home so that PE kit can be brought in.
Outside PE, children can wear jogging bottoms, tracksuits, trainers and need a sweatshirt or fleece to help keep them a bit warmer in the cold weather.
Inside PE children need a t-shirt and shorts that are above the knee or leggings.
Please can you ensure that all children’s clothing is clearly labelled with their name.

We have had experiecnce of using clay to make planets which was messy and fun. There were different tools which made holes and patterns in the clay.
Also we have been colour mixing using powder paints, following the sequence -
water, plate, paint, mix

Personal Development
        Your child will learn about and be able to describe what a friend is and does, recognising the diversity in friendship and that friendship patterns change. They will address strategies for coping with difficult situations in friendships. They will also focus on family relationships, identifying who is in their own family and what is special about them, and what they and other family members do to care for each other. They will revisit the concept of the Safety Circle, identifying a range of trusted adults at home and at school whom they can talk to if they are worried or upset. They will also learn how and when to approach people for support.

Forthcoming events:

Next half term's topic - Journeys through time and space
Visit Space centre in Leicester

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Class News:

Rhymes and Songs

Even in Year 1 rhymes and songs are vital for children's learning. Sing with your child as often as you can, click on the link for some ideas for song...


Your children have a phonics learning session every day.. This a carefully planned programme of lessons that will give your child the tools they need ...

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ppt.gif: Counting in tens

Counting in tens

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ppt.gif: Counting up to 20

Counting up to 20

File size: 162KB (PowerPoint File)

doc.gif: Alphabet Frieze

Alphabet Frieze

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doc.gif: Traditional rhyme cards for your child

Traditional rhyme cards for your child

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