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Hi Class One,


Welcome back! We hope you have had a wonderful Easter break.



Forest school will stay on a Monday afternoon and P.E. will now be on a Friday afternoon, so please keep practising how to get changed independently at home. 


Tapestry Learning Journeys:

Please continue to use our class Tapestry account so that you can share your 'WOW' learning moments with your parents at home. This is the place to look out for your homework or any Memos from Mrs Cox.


Summer 1 topic:

Here is your new topic for Summer 1, 'Why do ladybirds have spots?'. We will be learning about mini beasts and looking at their habitats.  We will also learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and search for insects outside. We will also plant some seeds in our garden to attract bee's and butterflies. 


Possible lines of enquiry include:
• why some beetles are brightly coloured
• why do some mini beasts have wings?
• why do butterflies have patterned wings?
• how do snails move?
• why do ants work in teams?



During this topic we will be learning about....



Writing and reading our Phase 2 and 3 sounds. We will begin to blend together words that contain digraphs such as 'rain' and 'seen'. We will listen to lots of stories that involve rhyme.


What the Ladybird Heard


Arghhh Spider

Any many more!


Counting to 20. First, then and now. Patterns and problem solving. 

Understanding the World

Where mini beasts are found, how they help us and the life cycle of a butterfly. 

Expressive Arts & Design

Junk modelling, gluing, painting, cutting and drawing.  We will continue to express ourselves through songs and musical instruments.



Using apps on the ipad and IWB. 



Our new Christian Value for this half term is Trust. 


Polite, understanding, honest – Exploring the meaning of new words.

Why do ladybirds have spots knowledge organiser

Do Cows Drink Milk Knowledge Organiser

Will you read me a story Knowledge Organiser

Why do squirrels hide their nuts knowledge organiser

Are we there yet Knowledge Organiser