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Spring 1 Newsletter - What we are learning in Giraffe Class this half term

What we are learning...

Half term homework:


Please help your child to learn the spellings: 

there     their     they're 

Please discuss what each word means and how we would use it in a sentence. 


After half term we will continue working with numbers to 50. We will be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and using this to solve problems. Please help your child to practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to 50. 



Merry Christmas from Giraffe Class!

Autumn 2

We have been learning about the UK. 

Scotland: We enjoyed weaving to make tartan, collaging the flag, learning about the myth of the Loch Ness Monster and tasting some Scottish food.

Ask me: What is the capital of Scotland?

Wales: We learned about the landscape of Wales and had a go at building our own 3d models of mountains and valleys. We enjoyed tasting welsh cakes and making the flag.

Ask me to find Wales on a map of the UK. 

We investigated the signs of autumn and which trees lose their leaves...

Autumn 1

Welcome back!

The children have had a brilliant first week of Year 1 and have settled very well.


A few key messages:


Morning – Please drop your child off at 8.40

Afternoon – Please collect your child from the gates at 2.45


Reading books – The children have been sent home a reading pack, this includes their reading book and record sheet. Please record on the record sheet when you listen to your child read. We will be checking these record sheets on a Monday, if you have initialled that you have heard your child read 3 times over the week they will receive a reading certificate. Children that have read 3 times every week this half term will earn special reward time at the end of the half term. Please ensure that your child brings their reading pack with them to school every day.

Please listen to your child read regularly at home, this has a massive impact on their progress!


PE – In Year 1 we will be doing PE on a Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has named jogging bottoms, jumper and PE shoes in school. We provide the PE top and shorts. We will get changed for PE in school so please ensure your child comes to school in school uniform every day.


Library Books – Your child will be sent home with a library book on a Tuesday. Please spend time enjoying sharing this book with your child. Your child will need to return their library book to school on a Tuesday so it can be changed.


Homework – This will be sent home and collected on a Monday.