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Year 1 Newsletter - Summer Term 2 2021

Throughout this term we will be exploring what it means to be kind and respectful to others and our environment. We will be learning about caring for others as well as being respectful of others feelings, views and beliefs.

We will be continuing the fabulous topic of 'Wonderful Nature' however this term we will be leaning more towards gardens and parks as well as mini beasts. We will be using super inspiring books like 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle to help us learn the days of the week as well practising using adjectives in our writing. We will also use books like 'The King of Tiny Things' by Jeanne Willis and 'Into the Garden' to have great adventures using our imaginations to shrink into a mini beast size and explore the garden.

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During our learning journey afternoons for Design and Technology, we will be making a bug hotel for some mini beasts. In Art we will be looking at the artist Matisse and using his work to inspire our own.

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In Maths we are continuing to practice counting in 2s, 10s and now introducing 5s. We will also be practising addition and subtraction and starting to incorporate these sums into word problems. Even more exciting, we will be learning how to tell the time on a face clock to o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.

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Such a wonderfully fun packed term needs a fabulous finish, which will be an Ugly Ball at the end of term.

Thank you so much for all your support with helping your children practise their reading and learning their case words. We will continue to send these home as they are making such as impact on their reading an enthusiasm for reading.

Finally, please ensure that your child has a labelled P.E. kit in school and that their trainers/plimsolls still fit them. We are now practising for Sports Day, taking the children outside for P.E. if the weather is fine and they will not be able to participate without the right footwear. Can we also ask that now the Summer has finally arrived, your child comes to school with a sun hat and has sun cream on as we will be spending lots more time learning outside.

Thank you for your continued support.


Year One Team