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Mr Keise
assisted by Erica & Nikki


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  • Reading every night will help you to grow into a super reader! Talk about what you've read with your parent or loved one and discuss what you think might happen next, the meaning of new words and how you can relate to the story. Don't just read your school reading book but read books from home or the library, newspapers, non-fiction books and poems. Think about what the characters are like and if they are similar to other characters you've read about in other books. Compare similarities between the books by the same author and think about the illustrations and what they show. 

  • Find time in the day (walking to school or before bed) to count in 2s, 5s and 10s and see how quick you can do it. 

  • Increase your independence by getting dressed on your own and helping out with jobs around the house. 

  • Complete your homework and make sure it’s uploaded onto Google Classroom by Wednesday morning. Get your parent or carer to sign your reading record and record the page numbers you have read-this shows us that you are dedicated to your reading at school and at home. 

  • It is ok to make mistakes..... but we must remember to try and make it better with our fresh start- because every day is a new day!


This term, we will be looking at plants and identifying and naming a variety of common wild and garden plants and identifying and describing the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.

Later in the term, we will be learning about seasonal changes during Spring and Summer. Children will observe and describe the weather across these seasons. They will learn about how day length varies, according to the time of year. 

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  • Book bags with reading folders (records and reading books must be in them) should come to school each day. 

  • Water bottles should be in school each day and labelled with your name.

  • Homework is set on a Wednesday afternoon and must be uploaded on Google Classroom by the following Wednesday morning.

  • Spelling tests will take place each Wednesday and results recorded in reading records. 

  • Year One will be taking part in PE on Fridays. Children should come to school in their PE kit on this day and no school uniform is needed. 


 Through our theme lessons, we will be finding out about our local area. We will be looking at what our local area is like, thinking about the different housing in our local area and think about the jobs people in our local area have.



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Our RE focus for the first part of the term is: ‘Why do Christians make and keep promises to God?’

Later in the term, we will cover the topics: 

Who is the saint of our school’s church?

Why is Easter the most important festival for Christians?


In our English lessons, we will be applying our phonics knowledge to our work. We will be developing our spelling, punctuation and grammar skills too. We will be using a range of nouns, adjectives and verbs as well as using a range of interesting words in our writing. 



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