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Headteacher: Mrs Anna Moss

0121 445 1622

Bring in the Vikings!

What a fantastic first topic of the year we had. The children have settled well into Year 1 and have developed in confidence with their new routines and expectations. We are very proud of how well they are working. We hope you enjoyed looking at our scarecrows at our festival on Friday and saw all the brilliant work we did in DT to design and make them. If you missed it, we will be sending home our mini scarecrows for you to share at home. During the topic, the children worked really hard writing sentences about Betty and Harry’s wedding in English and have been developing their calculation skills in Maths. We even heard some children saying they were going to ask for a purple pen for Christmas as they have been learning to respond to the marking the teachers do in their books.

We will now be starting our new topic which is… The Vikings. We will be learning about Viking lifestyles and presenting our findings through art and writing which we will share with you at our open evening just before half term.

A few bits and pieces:

-Thursday is our trip to Bishop’s Wood so please send children to school in jogging bottoms, coats and warm socks as we will be outside for most of the day.

-The children change their reading books themselves every morning, please help them by reminding them to change it if they need to and it’s always worth a check at the end of the day to check they have got a new book and that it’s the right colour. Thank you for the brilliant effort people put into their homework last week. Homework in the yellow books is however optional and reading practise is what makes the most significant impact on your child’s progress.

-Should there be anything you wish to discuss please do not hesitate to ask any member of the team.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs James, Mrs Freeman, Mrs Morgan and Mrs Reid x