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Term 2 - Marvelous Materials

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. 

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!

We have had a great week and we have been so busy!


We, of course, performed the Nativity twice this week.  Both times were so enjoyable and the children really loved being part of it all.  Thank you very much for all the support you have given us and for all the costumes, it is much appreciated!


We have been writing an instruction piece for how to build a brick house, feel free to ask you child what it involved!  We have also been investigating with Base 10 and looking for patterns with teen numbers.  For DT we finally made our houses for the 3 Little Pigs that could withstand an earthquake!  The designs were superb and they really thought through what makes a stable house.  


We have enjoyed science this week too.  We have been investigating the properties of certain materials and made discussed what materials are hard, soft, transparent and flexible.  


We cannot believe that it is almost the end of the term!  Hopefully we will see some of you for the church service on Thursday.