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Term 3

The Tin Forest


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This term we will be reading the story of The Tin Forest. We will be learning all about reducing, reusing and recycling and looking after our planet.

In Talk 4 Writing we will be carrying out our own recycling campaign around Widden and trying to improve our school environment. We will be writing letters and non-chronological reports about our findings.

In Science we will be investigating materials and their properties. We will be using language such as rough, smooth, hard and soft to describe how they feel.

In Design and Technology we will be exploring how mechanisms help different objects to move and we will be making our own moving toy.

In Art we are going to reuse recycled materials to create our own works of art. We will also look at pieces of artwork created by famous artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe.

In Physical Education we will be learning all about movement through gymnastics such as balancing, rolling, climbing and jumping. Please ensure your child's P.E. kit is always in school! P.E. will be on Mondays or Thursdays.

In Maths we will learn about money through exploring coins and their values. We will be using different measurements for mass, distance and length. We will continue to focus on counting to 100, number formation and addition and subtraction. Please practise with your child.



Your child has a RED bus reading book. Please read with them every day and sign in the RED book. There is also a list of high frequency words for your child to learn such as the, there, were, be.

Books will be changed every Tuesday and Thursday, if it has been signed.

Your child will also receive a phonics homework sheet every Friday to practise with you. This will include a specific sound your child is learning to read and write. Please sign when completed and return to school.







Term 2


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This term we have been visited by two pirates, who were sword-fighting in the playground! We don’t know who the pirates are and they have stolen our treasure! Luckily, the pirates dropped a note as they ran away….We hope to follow their clues in order to find the treasure that is rightfully ours!


This term in our Talk for Writing we will be reading and acting a Pirate story called 'Peg Leg Pirate' who sailed to a small island in search of treasure. We will then write our own version of ‘Peg-Leg’ and will create our own ‘wishing tales’. We will also be reading lots of pirate stories and learning about famous pirates.


In maths we will be continuing to practise our counting and number formation. We will also be focusing on addition and subtraction and will learn all about money.


In art will be printing our own pirate scenes and will be making papier-mâché fish. In DT we will be designing and creating lots of pirate-related objects, including flags, hats and boats.


In science we will be learning about our bodies, including our senses and will also be carrying out our own floating and sinking boat experiment.


In history we will be learning all about the famous explorers Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong.


In P.E. we will be doing multi-skills. Please make sure your child has a PE kit in school. 1C have PE every Thursday; 1B have PE every Friday.


All children should be bringing their reading book back regularly so they can earn RED Bus stamps! Books will be changed on a Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.


Look at our Design and Technology and Art work!

Look at our Design and Technology and Art work! 1
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