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Welcome to our first half term of the year Class 1

Mrs Podgers is your new class teacher, she is looking forward to get to know you and your families.

Mrs Heward will be on hand to support our learning throughout the week.


Our author of the year continues to be Julia Donaldson. Our artist of the year continues to be Henri Matisse.

We will continue to do work inspired by these throughout this topic.

These are the things we will be covering through the following areas of development .....


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be focusing on the Christian value of thankfulness and discussing what we have to be grateful for.  We will be discussing change and talking about any transition worries the children may have.  We will be working team building activities and discussing ways we can look out for and help others. We will continue to celebrate our differences. 

Communication, Language & Literacy


Mathematical Development  
Physical Development  
Understanding of the world

As we begin a new half term, we will be learning about friendship as one of our Christian values.  We will be sharing stories from The Bible that demonstrate thankfulness and learn how this can relate to us and our own lives.  . 

Expressive Arts and Design  




Learning Journeys

In school we document learning that we observe using written observations and photographs.  All Learning Journeys are shared with children and they can access them independently to revisit and share with friends. There will also be opportunities for parents to look through learning journeys too.

Please read regularly with your child at home and sign reading record books.  Reading books and library books will be changed once a week.

Please do feel free to come in and see us if you have any questions or concerns, or if you have any resources which you think might support our topic.

Don't forget to take a look at the links below to help support your child's learning...…

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