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Wow! where did that last term go!?

Thank you to all parents who were able to come and see me at parents evening. It was nice speaking to you all about your children and I hope you found it useful?

Please feel free to come and find me if you have any concerns or questions, I'll be happy to answer them.




Year 1 Term 2





English - 

English looks somewhat different in Year 1 with phonics taking up the majority of our learning. We have assessed your child's phonic ability and they have been grouped accordingly. These sessions are all encompassing, focusing not only on reading and decoding, but spoken language and writing also. Please be patient with us as we find our feet with this new scheme. Yes your child's books may seem easy to read, but they have been learning them for sometime and they should therefore be able to read them easily, but more importantly, understand them too. We will continue with our topic of Africa, and this term our text is Nya's Long Walk, a story about Nya's journey to fetch water for her family in Sudan. 



Maths - We shall be continuing with addition and subtraction, started last term, consolidating learning and honing these skills. We shall also be spending a few weeks looking at shape this term, 2D and 3D.


Science - Animals including Humans - looking at different animal groups and species, studying their structure then looking at us humans and how we are made and our different senses.


PE - Indoor athletics - basically sports day events but inside. Lots of fitness based activities, running and racing as well as field events such as javelin and jumping skills.


Topic - Africa

Question: Would you rather live on the African savannah or English grasslands? This will continue as last term. We shall also be going on a trip to Port Lympne, details of which will be sent out early this term.



All our learning will be based around answering this question.  All work in other curriculum subjects, History, Geography Art and DT will be linked to the topic and our aim will be to answer this question. 

Weekly Routines


Wednesday is PE and Forest School day (alternate weeks)

Please can children have a complete and named kit in school

and those children with earrings have these taken out for PE days! On days when it is Forest School, please can children bring in appropriate clothing for working outside. 



Kidditch - Harry Potter Day