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Together We Aim High, Believe and Achieve

Term 1

Starting Year 1!


The children have had a super start to the year.  They have been busy counting and sorting objects, making sure they count each object carefully and then organising them by colour, shape or size.  Additionally, the children have been looking at the story ' I Want My Hat Back' written by Jon Klassen.  They have been making puppets and role playing the story.  They have all had a brilliant time and are settling in really well. We are really proud of them smiley

Being Scientists! 


Today, The children were scientists! As scientists, they learned some new words (hard, soft, bendy, rough, smooth) that they could use to describe materials.  As a group, the children began to  look closely at lots of different objects and look at what they're made from.  We then looked at their properties and sorted the objects into groups. The children noticed that some objects had two properties ; some were hard and bendy!  



During our RE lessons this term, the children have been thinking carefully about belonging and what it means.  They have been looking particularly at what this word means to Christians. 


In order to help the children understand this, they listened to the Christian story ‘The Lost Coin’. This story teaches Christians to think about how God cares for every single human. The lady in the story represents God and the coins represent people. She was happy when she found all of the coins, as they all belong.


The children thought about how this would make them feel.  They wrote this emotion on a post it note and spoke to their friend about it.  Finally, they made a lost coin crown.  As they placed their final ‘lost coin’ on to the crown, they said their emotion aloud.



We have been learning all about full stops this week! The children know that a full stop must go at the end of a sentence and we finish our sentence with a 'kung - fu ya!' They had a go at reading a sentence and adding a play-doh full stop!



The children have been doing great at accessing the CP challenges!  This week, they have been busy practicing their letter formation (and the joins) and having a go at counting back from any given number.

Fantastic Forest School!


The children had the opportunity to explore the forest school area.  They looked closely at the different areas and looked at how the seasons might have changed it.  They made mud pies, balanced on the balancing rope, swung on the sing and dug in the mud area.  Not only this, but they also learned to work together to move a ball around the whole area! What a hard challenge!