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Term 2 - Marvellous Materials

In RE this week we have been learning about advent and how it is a time of waiting.  We have also been looking at the parts of the advent wreath to see why is important to Christians. We discovered that there are usually four candles that are lit each Sunday before Christmas and they symbolise hope, love, peace and joy.


In English this week we have been learning about instructions. We followed a set of instructions to make our own pirate hats which some of us found a bit tricky, but we persevered until we got it right!


This week was our first dress rehearsal in front of the whole school. We were all a little bit nervous but excited to show everyone our fabulous singing and dancing. We can’t wait for the parents to see all our hard work next week.

In English this week, we have been learning how to write our own questions based on the story of The Three Little Pigs. We now know that questions end with a question mark and can start with words such as what, when, who, why, where and how.  We also had an unexpected visitor in the Big Bad Wolf on Thursday and some of us were brave enough to ask him our questions.


We really enjoyed going into the park to look for signs of Autumn. We had lots of fun collecting sticks and leaves of different colours and shapes.


In PE we have been developing our football skills. We practised our dribbling and shooting skills.

Awesome Autumn


This week we went to the park to observe signs of Autumn.  Before we went, we made predictions as to what we might find.  As predicted, we found twigs and leaves of different colours but we were also surprised with the stalks of different colours.  We collected a lot of leaves, I am sure some made it home too, and grouped them together.  The children were amazed with the sheer number of leaves in the park and how many more there were to come!

Awesome Autumn

Hello and welcome to Term 2!


Our topic this term is a scientific theme based around materials. We have called it 'Marvellous Materials'.


During the term, we will be exploring the different types of materials and their properties. We will also be investigating the suitability of materials for different purposes through a D&T project as well as through scientific investigations.


This is an exciting term as it will be kick off of our brand new reading scheme from the Oxford Reading Tree. Make sure you make a fantastic start by getting stuck into your new books. We can't wait!


In writing we will focusing on the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'.  This will be the basis for creating our own stories.


Year 1 will continue to have their PPA on a Tuesday. During this time the children will do Art, ICT and PSHE. 


Please return all PE kits by the first week as our PE days will be on Monday and Thursday.  The uniform should be: White T-shirt, Black shorts/ leggings, black trainers.