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Welcome back to the Spring term. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Our topic this term is all about ‘The Great Fire of London’. As part of this topic the children will be learning about how the fire started and why it spread so quickly. We will be looking into how we learn about the past and how it has changed over the years. Later this term we will be looking at current day London and the famous landmarks.


On Monday 23rd January a workshop will be visiting the school as part of this topic where the children will take an active role in exploring the events of the fire.


Our class assembly will be taking place on Friday 10th March at 2:15pm. This is an opportunity for the children to share their learning with you.


In Maths, we will be continuing to focus on place value, number bonds and their application in problem solving. We will also be looking at telling the time to o’clock and half past. Mathletics homework will continue to be set each week.


Please continue with regular home reading and it is important that you discuss the books with your child and ask questions to help develop their comprehension skills. Reading folders need to come into school every day.


The children will continue to receive weekly spellings which will have a particular sound focus. In addition, it would be a huge benefit if you could continue to practise the common exception words at home.


PE days have now changed to Mondays and Tuesdays so please ensure PE kits are in on these days. As the weather has been colder recently, please ensure that your child has named tracksuit bottoms, a jumper and trainers in their P.E kit as well as a coat for playtimes. It would be a huge help if you could continue to check that all items are named.


Our Science topic this half term is Materials and we will be looking at Winter and the seasonal changes.


Show and tell will be on a Friday. This will be under a rotation and your child will be informed on the week they can bring in show and tell. The groups will also be displayed in the classroom window. If your child has any topic related items or work to share with the class this can be shared any day of the week.


We will be visiting the library on a Tuesday. Please can library books come into school on this day, either to be renewed or changed.


For your information, the year 1 Phonics SAT will take place in the Summer term. We will send out some practise packs for you to do at home with the children later this term.


We would like to take this chance to say a big thank you for all of our lovely Christmas cards and vouchers.


We appreciate and thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to come and ask.


Miss Payne & Mrs Crammond.




Medium Term Plan- Great Fire of London