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Little Leigh Primary School

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Year 1

Welcome back to the Spring Term!


Hello everybody, welcome back and a Happy New Year to you all!  I hope that you have had a well needed relaxing Christmas holidays with family and friends and that youre all refreshed ready for the Spring term. Thank you for my lovely cards and gifts, they were very generous of you!

We have an exciting half term planned with some great learning opportunities for your children., following our new topic ‘how different would my life be if I lived in Kenya’. After a short discussion with the children about this inquiry question I am amazed at the array of knowledge they already have on the topic! 

 On the class page, you will find some information about the children’s learning, the school calendar and schedules for PE and homework.

This year, my PPA and NQT time will be covered by Mrs Tomlinson who will be teaching Science and computing. I know that she has some lovely activities planned for the children.

If you have any questions or queries regarding anything, please do not hesitate to contact the school office, make a note in the book or catch me at the classroom door at the end of the day.

 Warmest regards,

Miss Thomas.

 

Please click here to see this year's curriculum map!

Our new topic for Spring Term Term . . .

 

How different would my life be if I lived in Kenya?

In English, our class text is . . .

Paper Planes, written by Jim Helmore and Richard Jones.

 

As Mathematicians...

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The children will be working on place value, addition and subtracting,, including some problem solving and reasoning around these areas. 

To develop you child's mathematical understanding, you can practice numbers from 1 - 100, times table recall (2's, 5's and 10's) and telling the time. 

 



As Geographers...


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We will learn about the 7 continents, the equator and the North and South Poles. We will observe similarities and differences between Little Leigh and Kenya, thinking in particular about weather patterns. .

 

As scientists

We will explore seasonal change and weather patterns, paying close attention to the seasons and the length of day. We will use our knowledge of this to compare to the weather in Kenya!

  

PE will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and a Friday morning.

Reading books will be changed when the children have read their books at home and it has been noted in their reading diary.

 

Let’s have another fantastic start to the new year!

 

 

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PE

PE lessons will take place on Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit with them throughout the week in case of any changes to the timetable. 

Reading

The teaching of reading in Year One is done through guided reading sessions. Each child will receive a guided read with a teacher during the week. You will be able to read about this in the reading diary, where a little comment will be left.

Reading books will be changed twice weekly on a Tuedsday and a Friday, therefore please ensure that your child has their reading diary on these days.  

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