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Welcome back after the Easter holidays!

It was lovely to have everyone back to school on Monday and to begin our new learning theme 'Land Ahoy!'.

We have been busy getting back into the swing of things and have shared holiday news.

In Maths we are thinking about coins and money. We will be starting our next Jigsaw unit which is all about families.

We are starting our Science learning on materials and have thought about why some materials are suitable for particular objects, and in Geography, we are beginning to think about maps, focusing on the UK this week.

Our homework and spellings will all be on Google Classroom, not the website, and we are bringing home a letter with a refresher about logging on, for those that need it.


In Year 1 this week, we have been working on our addition and subtraction in Maths lessons and we have had the opportunity to do some Maths and Phonics on a 1:1 with our teachers. Lots of us enjoyed the 1:1 time we had during home learning and found it a bit tricky working independently when we came back to school, especially in our writing, so we have been busy working on our skills of independence. 

In Science, we have been focusing on energy and are having fun with 'wind' energy and making mini rockets.

In Jigsaw this week, one of our lessons was about staying safe when crossing roads. Perhaps this is something we could practice when we are out walking.

We have been working hard on our handwriting and this is something that we could work on at home, making sure we form all of our letters correctly, starting and ending in the correct place, which will help us write cursively in the future.


This week, we all enjoyed more of our Jigsaw in PSHE. Jigsaw Jack helped us discuss different things that help us stay healthy and also consider how some of these things, such as medicines, can be dangerous if not used correctly.

Jigsaw Jack! He had been looking at different items in the washbag to see how they help us stay healthy.

We had fun investigating energy in our Science lessons, with little cars powered by balloons! In Maths, we have been working very hard on our understanding of place value and using the language of tens and ones. We have been enjoying playground games with our classes and getting back into our routines.

Comic Relief was a lovely way to finish the week on Friday. We had fun raising money through our Year 1 tuck shop. 



Welcome back everyone!

It has been absolutely lovely having our classrooms full of happy children busy playing and learning this week.

In Year 1 we have been playing lots of games together, remembering our routines and hearing about each others' experiences.

We have started some Maths focusing on our number bonds and in English we have got going with using question marks in our writing. In PSHE was are starting our Jigsaw Learning and had an introductory assembly on Tuesday where we met 'Jake' our Year 1 Jigsaw Piece and Jerrie the cat who will help us 'pause' (paws!) and reflect during our lessons.

We have made lovely front covers for our learning theme books in Art by printing repeated patterns.