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Spring Term 3

It is lovely to welcome the children back after their break. I trust you all had a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year. A big ‘thank you’ to all parents for the support received throughout the Nativity performance of The Angel who Nearly Missed it All. I am sure you will agree, the children all worked so hard to learn the lines and the songs. Who would know that we had two wonderful and confident soloists in Badger class! Well done everyone.

Spring term newsletterSpring 2

Our Long term plan Badgers 2 Year LTP

This term, we are focusing on Materials in science this term with links to the story of Cinderella which will be one of the focus stories in our Literacy.  Everyday Materials Knowledge Organiser and Uses of Everyday Materials Knowledge Organiser  Our history focus is the History of Transport  History of Transport Knowledge Organiser  and we will be learning weaving and collage skills when we make a hot air balloon and will make a moving Viking longboat. The children will also learn about George Stephenson and the Wright brothers. Continents and Oceans is the focus in our Geography topic. Continents and Oceans Knowledge Organiser

School Reading Books and Book Bags

Book bags now need to be in school daily with your child’s reading book and reading record. Please sign your child’s reading record whenever they read at home, it may be their book, a set of instructions, recipes, road signs, supermarket labels etc. Your child has also received their own Teach Your Monster to Read Log in and Password to use at home if you are able (Computers and Laptops have free access, or the app costs £4.99 for mobiles and tablets). They also have access to school Laptops to be able to access the program at school). You may also wish to use Oxford Owl ebooks.

teach your monster to read

In order to support children’s reading whilst at home, when your child has completed a book, there are some activities they could do to support their comprehension skills for example, design a new front cover, write a book review, write a different ending to the story, write questions or even write their own questions for another member of the family to answer after they too have read the book. Spot compound words and make a list or even add some of their own.  


PE will take place each Tuesday and Thursday. This will be outdoors and therefore, please ensure your child has the appropriate named PE Kit. Your child needs to come to school in their PE clothes. Swimming takes place on Thursday’s and you will be notified when your child will take part.

Learning for Self Isolating Families

Please use the Knowledge Organiser links above to support our topic learning.


Choose from either of the 2 blocks 

Time       or Fractions


2 blocks of 10 lessons 

Monkeys and Hats Story  and Monkeys and Hats Recycled Story



Some useful websites …

Year 1 Phonics Screening Support Phonics

Oxford Owl phonics support

Phonic activities             Oxford Owl – interactive books

Interactive Literacy, Maths and Science activities



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