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Once Upon a Fairy Tale

Welcome back! Together with Chestnuts, the Lower School are kicking off the new school year with an absolutely amazing few weeks immersed in one of my favourite books - James and the Giant Peach. The children will be doing all things Dahl in English, Maths, Science, PE and Art, and these amazing 2 weeks will finish with an exciting workshop for the whole school. Then...

FE, Fi, FO, FUM, I smell a term filled with lots of fun! We will be studying fairy tales, including Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood. We will focus on writing clear sentences while we investigate the characters in the story, particularly the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood, who we believe is just a little misunderstood... 

In Maths we will all be working on number, with the Year 1 children looking at number to 10, including one more and one less, while Year 2 will be wrestling with 4-digit numbers, including menatlly calculating 10/100 more and 10/100 less, as well as addition and subtraction, which will involve regrouping.

In Science we will be growing our own Beanstalks in our race to beat Jack to the Giant's precious goods, but first we have to work out what makes a beanstalk grow best.

PE will take place every week and starts on the first day back - so don't forget those PE kits!

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Class expectations

Please make sure that your child's clothes are all named (including PE kits).

Please provide your child with a water bottle every day.

Please can we ask that children do not bring in toys, pencil cases or over-sized PE bags as we just do not have the space to keep them safe.

Please send your child's reading record (keep with the books in the wallet provided) to school every day.

Please remember to read with your child every day and record this in their reading record. Reading at home is essential to learning and accessing all that is on offer at school.

With your support at home, we are aiming to make your child;

- an independent learner

- a good listener using their eyes and ears

- responsible for changing their books, keeping the classroom tidy and looking after their PE kit/uniform

—If you or your child is unhappy with something in class/school please come and speak to us straight away. In this way we can support your child in the best way possible.

Thank you for your support.


Spellings for the term:

Spelling homework is sent home weekly with the spellings for the week ahead. Please work with your child to complete their homework - and visiting this website (using the code on the homework sheet) will also help: www.spellingframe.co.uk 

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