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Welcome to the Autumn term in Peacock Class!

I hope you are all happy and healthy and had a wonderful Summer holiday.  Mrs Drewer and I are looking forward to an exciting and successful year together.

St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School - Our Learning!

Across the Autumn term will complete a variety of learning. In English we will be building on our phonics knowledge, practising our Sight Words and new spelling rules, looking at sentence structure and punctuation and we will be learning completing a variety of writing, in a range of genres, based on several wonderful books. We will also be focusing on developing our handwriting. In Maths we will be looking at place value, numbers to 10 and we will also start to look at addition, subtraction and shape. In RE we will be looking at Christianity. Our computing focus for this term is E-safety and computer systems and networks. In PE we will be covering fundamentals, team building, gymnastics and ball skills and Music will be looking at pulse and rhythm.

Our first topic is a mini topic, 'Fun at the Farm'. As part of this topic we will be looking at the book 'I will not never ever eat a tomato' as part of our English.

In Geography we will be learning 'At the Farm'. In Science we will be looking at seasonal changes. In Art we will be looking a drawing and in DT we will look at food. I am also hoping to book a wonderful school trip as part of this topic, more information will be sent out once I have confirmation of our booking.

Our main topic of the Autumn term will be 'Oh I do like to be beside the seaside'. As part of this topic we will be looking at the books 'Storm Whale' and 'The Pirates Next Door' as part of our English.

In Geography we will be learning about the UK and the Isles of Scilly. In History we will be looking at the history of the seaside and in Science we will be looking at Animals Including Humans - All About Me. In Art we will be looking at landscapes using different medias. I am also hoping to have a special Pirate Day in school to enhance oue learning and enjoyment.

The last of our topics is a mini topic of 'Christmas Time is Here'. We will be looking at 'The Polar Express' as part of our English, we will be looking at the Christmas Story as part of RE and we will be looking at seasonal changes in Science. We will looking at textiles in Art.

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Please ensure ALL clothing, coats and shoes are clearly named.

PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please come to school with warm PE clothes, hair tied back and no earrings (staff are unable to remove earrings for the children).

Please make sure shoes, including PE shoes, do not have laces unless your child can tie them independently. 

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Homework in Year 1 will be sent home in due course. Once we have begun setting homework it will be sent home on a Friday and is due the following Wednesday. We will have a range of homework tasks including Lucky Listeners, Phonics, Maths and handwriting. We also ask that children read at least 5 times a week at home and these reads are recorded in your planner. Planners will be collected on a Thursday and reads will be counted. Star Reader will be awarded to anyone who has read 5 or more times. DOJO points will be given for all completed homework. 

Children are able to change their reading books whenever they need to. They just need to let me know at the beginning of the day and I will arrange for them to visit the book trolley.

If you have any queries or questions you can contact me on the class website peacock@montgomerieprimary.essex.sch.uk

Stay safe and I look forward to lots of exciting learning this term!

Miss Carter and Mrs Drewer