Hartland Primary School

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Welcome to Class 1's page

Welcome back Class 1! We hope you had a great time over the Easter break and are excited to start the Summer term.

Our topic for the start of the term is 'Let's explore London'. In English, we will be starting with the text 'The Naughty Bus' and the children will be having a go at writing their own story about about the adventures of their favourite toy. In History, we will be learning all about London and famous queens. We will be focusing on Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II before moving onto seas and coasts next half term for Geography, which will be linked to our next topic 'Sun, Sea and Sand.'

The children will be learning about weaving in Art this term and making their own weaves out of natural materials. We will then move onto learning about freestanding structures in Design and Technology.

In Science, we will be learning all about plants. The children will learn about different types of plants and trees and predict what plants will grow when certain variables are changed. We will then move onto seasonal changes for the last part of the term.

It is very important for children to read at least 3 times at home each week. This doesn't always have to be a school reading book. It can also be any book you have at home that you enjoy reading. Please remember to write in your reading diary when you have read and bring your reading diary into class daily for us to see. The children will be entered into a reading raffle every week if they show in their reading diary that they have read 3 times at home and will be in with a chance to win a prize!

Some of the children will come home with a phonics pack which have all the sounds and tricky words that they have learnt so far, please try and practice these sounds and words as often as you can. It is important to make sure the packs are in school each day as the new sounds and tricky words you are learning will need to go in them.

Our PE has changed to Wednesday afternoons now. Please can you make sure you come to school in your full PE kit (green polo shirt, black shorts/joggers and trainers or plimsols).

 If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


Miss Cook and Miss Kitto



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