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23rd September

Wow I cannot believe we are only 3 weeks into Year 1! The children's behaviour, effort and transition over these past few weeks have made me the proudest teacher!

A homework letter has been sent out tonight along with this week's homework. Please let me know if there are any issues. A letter detailing our exit point for Rainbow Fish was also sent home. On Thursday children can come into school dressed in bright colours/rainbow like/even fish like! We invite parents in to see our classroom and your child's topic book at 3pm. It would be great to see you there!

In Phonics we have recapped the sounds ai, ee, igh and oa.

In Numeracy the children practised counting forwards to 100 and backwards. We discussed what accurate counting meant. The children enjoyed a whole variety of activities that helped them become increasingly fluent in this mathematical skill.

In Literacy we received another message from Dory (much to the children's delight!) She had another problem- she couldn't find her friends. Using visual literacy through watching clips from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory the children described one character using adjectives. Their work was so fantastic Dory did indeed find her friends!

We also began Guided Reading this week.

In Science Miss Blantford has been teaching the children all about their bodies. They labelled their body parts, compared their body parts to that of a fish and began to think about the different jobs different body parts do for us. We also discussed using the correct names for all our body parts. This links in with our whole school Protective Behaviour Policy.

In Forest Fridays we celebrated the second day of Autumn by making observational drawings of the trees down at Forest School. We will compare and discuss similarities and differences as the seasons change.

In RE the children explored what Christians feel about God and answered the question "Where is God?" through art. The results were very personal and beautifully explained by all.

Have a wonderful weekend and see you all on Monday!

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