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Welcome to Zebra Class Term 1

Hello and welcome back to Saint Edmund's school, we hope that you and your families have had a fantastic christmas break and that you are ready for a new and exciting term. Our topic this term is all about Grace Darling and the life boats.

In Science this term the children will be learning about everyday materials. They will be looking at what household items are made from and the properties of different materials. 
Within DT this term the children will be making boats. We will look at the purpose and different features of boats. The children will then create, test and evaluate their boats. 
In History this term the children will be exploring Grace Darling. They will find out about her life and look at all of the amazing things that she did. 
In PSHE this term we will be learning about how unique we all are. This will involve discussing the scientific terminology of childrens genital areas. You can find out more information on the ten ten parent portal (https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/parent-portal/). The log in is as follows
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For further information regarding what we will be learning in Zebra class please click the PDF below named 'Year 1 curriculum overview'. 
Additionally, if you would like any further information on how to support your child at home, please let us know, we'd be more than happy to help.
 Miss James and Mrs Crabtree. 

Important Information


-Now that the winter months are upon us, please ensure your child has a waterproof coat and a pair of wellington boots that are labelled. Wellington boots can be left at school. 

- Please ensure all clothing is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

- Drinks bottles need to be in school EVERY day. These also must be labelled!

- Healthy snacks: We do provide a healthy snack each day but you can also send in one from home if you wish. We do ask that this is also healthy! No biscuits, crisps or sweets. Please also be mindful that we have a 'no nut policy'. 


This term the children will be receiving weekly spellings in which they will need to practise at home in preparation for a small test at the end of the week. Every Monday your child will be given new spellings which will be presented in their home work books (these will be put into their book backs on Monday 9th January). Inside there will be 6 new spellings for your child to practise, a small low stakes test will then take place at the end of the week. As ever if you require any support with this please let me know.


The children will be given two reading books every Monday, one will be a book carefully matched to your child's current reading level and the other, a story which can be shared together. Please listen to your child read everyday and record this in their reading diary. Please try to share their book with them for at least 5-10 minutes, three times each week. Research shows that reading with your child at home has many benefits, including promoting self-confidence, developing important communication and literacy skills, and fostering a love of learning. Book will be changed every Monday.


PE will take place on a Thursday and Friday. Please ensure that children wear their PE kit to school on these days. We will aim to teach PE outdside as long as the weather permits so please ensure that the children have appropriate clothing for this. Please can you ensure that your child/children wear appropriate footwear that they can fasten independently.



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