I hope you had a fantastic summer filled with lots of new memories and are now ready to begin the exciting first year we have ahead!
Our second topic for the last three weeks is...
Our topic questions we hope to answer are:
Who do the magical objects belong to?
How can the Princess and Knight help the King?
What magical powers does the unicorn have?
How can we help the mermaid save her home?
This topic will focus on Fantasy and the story of ‘Zog and the Flying Doctors’ written by Julia Donaldson.
The children will explore and develop understanding about new characters and settings and how these relate to each other. We will be sequencing the story, building on the children’s knowledge and understanding about story structure and events. The children will become storytellers, by retelling the story through the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach.
In maths, we will continue to develop our understanding in addition by exploring number bonds to 10. We will develop our 10 frame understanding and progress to using the part-part whole model.
Additionally, we will focus on the Creation story in RE and we will be thinking about different ways we can help our planet and save the sea, by making small changes in both the school and at home. We will continue to develop our art skills by focusing on the skill of ‘scrunching’ and how to create Transient art.
3rd – 7th February - Mental Health Week - 'Well-being Wake and Shake' for both parents and children. On the playground, every morning, at 8.40am - 8.50am.
7th February - Wear yellow (or bright colours) to bring awareness to Mental Health.
14th February – Break up from school.
Our first topic for the first three weeks is...
Who does the egg belong to?
What are the different species of dinosaurs?
How did the Dinosaurs live?
What features did a Dinosaur have?
This topic will focus on the children becoming Paleontologists and Researchers, to find out about the different species of dinosaurs and create fact files to share their knowledge. It will develop the skill of prediction and create descriptive writing based on their ideas. This topic will continue to build on the children's knowledge and understanding about story structure, settings, characters, events and problems through a range of dinosaur stories.
6th January – Back to school
9th and 16th January – Balance Bike sessions in school
14th February – Break up from school.
Our second topic after half term...
The topic questions we hope to answer are:
How could you catch the Gingerbread man and why?
What material makes the strongest house for the three little pigs?
When Goldilocks went to the house of the Bears what did her blue eyes see?
Should Cinderella go to the ball?
This topic will focus on developing the skill of storytelling, following the 'Talk for Writing' initiative. It will develop their knowledge and understanding of how a story is structured (beginning, middle and end), key story language as well as learning that all stories have characters, settings and problems that may need solving.
Our first topic ...
For the first few weeks, our main priority is to ensure all the children settle happily into school routines and make friends within the class. All the children will be completing a range of activities which enable us to identify their current knowledge and understanding before more formal teaching commences. The children will also be finding out about our school rules and routines. We look forward to continually getting to know your lovely children further over the next few weeks!
While the children are 4 years old they will receive milk for free. Once your child turns 5 years old, unfortunately they will no longer receive it. If you wish for your child to continue to have milk at school, please visit: .
We are always very grateful for any extra help and support in school from: parent helpers, grandparents, aunties and uncles, or anyone else you know who may be interested. The jobs we tend to ask people to help out with range from: hearing the children read, craft activities and working with small groups of children to help them with their work. To help in school you are required to have an up to date DBS check. This can be arranged via the school office. If you, or if you know of anyone who would like to help out in school, please come and see Mrs Wilson who will arrange the necessary paper work for you.
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