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Week ending 9.10.20



Another busy week in Year 1! 

In Phonics we have began learning Phase 4, focusing on CCVC words such as 'stop', 'skip', 'frog' etc. To make up for time out of school last year, we are running two Phonics sessions per day. It's hard work but the children are responding brilliantly and we have already seen so much progress!

In Forest School, the children went on a conker hunt and filled a bucket with conkers from the Horse Chestnut tree in the church meadow! On our investigation table, we have used magnifying glasses to look closer at conkers, acorns and other autumnal things we have found to see what they look like in more detail and describe it.

In Maths we have been learning about numbers between 0 and 10 and working to become fluent with understanding the order forwards and back, and more and less.

Today we marked 'Yellow Day' by wearing something yellow in school. We had a discussion in class about why we were doing this, and talked a little about mental health. We talked about ways we would keep our bodies healthy like eating fruit and vegetables, excercise and drinking water, then discussed some strategies for keeping our minds feeling healthy too, like playing nicely with our friends, listening to each other (especially when someone is sad) and spending time doing things we like with the people we love.  

Next week, we will start learning a song for Harvest, which we hope to showcase on Class Dojo at the end of the week for you all to enjoy.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and see you next week,

Mr Bennett

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