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Termly Learning Focus


Friday 27th  November 2020.

Dear Parents and Carers,

Term 1 was a fantastic term in Year 1, we are so proud of how the children are adapting to the new normal. We enjoyed reading books in the Elmer series by David McKee and been working on our sentence writing in Read Write Inc sessions. In Maths, we have been consolidating our knowledge of numbers to 10 and using these numbers for practising addition and subtraction skills.

Across the curriculum we enjoyed using the laptops to explore paint projects and geography to learn about the UK exploring the science around us in the changing seasons and the Croyland Community.

This term we will be learning many new things:

In Story time we are exploring the books of Julia Donaldson, enjoying the illustrations and inventive story lines.  Many of these stories are written with rhyme and we have enjoyed spotting this in the words.

In maths we are working hard at addition and subtractions, exploring shape and beginning to revise numbers to 20.

Across the rest of the curriculum, we are growing our learning in:



Art/Design Technology




The seasons

Mammals found in the UK

Christopher Columbus and Thanksgiving

Sewing, designing our own bunting

Using IPad for creating art work

Listening and talking about works by Florence Price and Ravi Shankar

Agility, Coordination and Balance

Daily reading at home remains an important part of your child’s learning and is essential if your child is to progress across the curriculum. Reading journals must be in school every day so adults can use them to record when they read with the children. Children are required to complete the child’s comments section.

Homework engagement will be checked every Friday by an adult in their class. Homework this term will continue to be Spelling Shed and Reading 3X a week.

P.E kits are to be worn by all children each Thursday and Friday. This consists of a pair of trainers/plimsolls, a different white t-shirt other than their school t-shirt, dark coloured shorts/jogging bottoms and a jumper. Children with long hair will be expected to tie it up for PE due to health and safety reasons and children with earrings should ensure that they are removed on PE days.

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Miss Beavis and Mrs Coleman