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We have had such a wonderful first week back. I enjoyed hearing all about the children’s half-term holiday!

Year 1 had a fantastic time at The Beatles museum this week. We drew portraits in an Art lesson, played 1960s tunes on an interactive floor piano, went on a tour around Liverpool museum and dressed up in 1960s costume. It was lovely seeing the children having so much fun as they were learning.

In Literacy we have been writing questions and messages. Our new book for this half-term is Paper Planes. The children walked into class on Tuesday and found paper planes, plates, fruit, two pairs of shoes and two cups on the floor. We have been writing questions and messages to two unknown characters to find out who they are are and why they have left paper planes in our room.

We have been doing lots of guided reading in class this week and we are very impressed with the children’s comprehension skills and de-coding. The children enjoy reading in a small group where they can share and discuss their ideas.

In Maths we have been reading, writing and interpreting mathematical statements involving addition. The children have enjoyed using ten frames and counters to help them solve addition problems.

In RE we have been looking at different religious buildings such as a mosque, church, synagogue etc. We thought about what we might see happening in a church on Sundays. The children recorded their ideas after discussing this with their learning partner.

In Music we have started learning songs for our Christmas production of Shine, Star Shine. We will send out information about costumes soon.

The children loved their first Forest School session! Mr Holland was very pleased with the children’s investigation skills and enthusiasm.

Enya “I loved Forest School. It is my favourite lesson now”.


Ethan “I went on a swing and drank hot chocolate. It was milky and delicious. I love Forest School!”


Emilia”I had to find pictures to match words. It was fun”.


Harry “I built a swing. Forest School was amazing!”


Please enjoy some photographs from our school trip: