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Year 1 - Purple Class

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Miss Hyett and Mrs Raymer would like to welcome you to Purple Class.

Term 1 - Fantasy Worlds: Where will you go?

FIZZ POP SCIENCE ASSEMBLY

What a wonderful start to our morning we had when we took part in the Fizz Pop Assembly.  Not only did we see lots of wonderful inventions but we learned about friction in a really exciting way.  Some of us even got to go up and take part!  

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We hope you have all enjoyed the start to Year 1 after such a long and warm summer break!  We are looking forward to having lots of fun this year so hope you are prepared with a big smile on your face!

 

This term we are going to be thinking about Fantasy Lands and what type of world we would want.  We have just started discussing 'favourite' things and these currently include: Chocolate Cake Land, Pig Land, Alien World and Desert World (with snakes and kangaroos!).  I hope you are looking forward to describing, drawing and making your lands as the term continues.

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ENGLISH

We will be watching episodes of Mr Benn to help us with our ideas and see the types of adventures he has in all of the different worlds.

Our writing will be focusing on understanding what we need to write a sentence - capital letters, full stops and finger spaces - as well as using the word 'and' to make our sentences longer and more interesting.

At the end of each lesson we will also be checking our writing and thinking about spellings.

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MATHS

At the start of Year 1 we like to begin gently by reinforce our counting so this means we will be thinking about different ways of counting forwards and backwards to 10 and then 20 from different numbers.  Some of us will also be counting in 2s!

To help us with this we will be using counters, Numicon and tens frames.

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ENRICHMENT

During this first term we will be having music lessons with Ms Diamond every Friday afternoon as well as French lessons with Mrs Thomas every Thursday.

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RE

In our R.E. lessons we will be thinking about what it means to belong to a faith community.  We will be discussing our thoughts and ideas as well as taking part in various activities around this theme.

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PE

For our PE lessons during this first term we will be covering tennis and netball.  Our tennis lessons will be on a Wednesday morning with Helen from Appeti Tennis in Canterbury who will be teaching the children the basic skills through fun games.

On a Friday afternoon we will be playing netball and concentrating on catching, throwing and dodging as well as attack and defence skills as part of a team.  Our new Sports Apprentice, Mr Dickinson, will be helping us during these sessions.

Please remember that you will need your PE kit in school so that you can take a full and active role in these lessons.

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PSHE

This term we will be talking about our feelings using the framework of 'Zippy's Friends'.  We begin by thinking about what makes us happy or sad and move on to discuss how to deal with our emotions through stories, drawings and discussion. 

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