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Crickhowell Community Primary School

Crickhowell Community Primary School

Year 1

Information for Parents – Autumn Term 2017

Class:

1    Miss Brookman

Topic for this term:

Enchanted Woodland and Glow and Glitter

Any further details about this term’s topic:

Enchanted Woodland

If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big Surprise! Foxes and badgers, and voles and mice, beady-eyes owls in the swaying tree tops. Beneath the leaves are tiny footprints…animal or imp?...You decide! Deciduous or evergreen? What can you find? Can you match a leaf to its tree? Can you match a petal to its flower? Let’s build a den, stick by stick and branch by branch. Or we could make a teeny tiny home for a woodland fairy!

Then let’s party down in the woods with Mr Fox and all his woodland friends. We’d better not get lost…let’s leave a trail of conkers as we go! At last it’s time to rest by the woodland fire, listening to stories and toasting out sweet, gooey marshmallows. Yum, yum!

Glow and Glitter

This project has a Knowledge and Understanding of the World focus and enables children to explore things that sparkle, glitter, glow, reflect, shine and twinkle. During the Innovate stage children should be encouraged to think creatively applying their previous experiences, skills and understanding to solve the mystery of the ‘Lost Presents’. This project is ideally introduced around Christmas time.

Days which PE kit will be needed:

Tuesday, but it would be useful if PE kit is kept in school every day in case of changes to the timetable.

Days homework will be set:

Friday

Days homework is to be in:

Tuesday

Any other ways parents can help (e.g. help needed with readers, items that can be sent in related to the topic )

If you have any information or knowledge that you could offer on different types of trees or flowers or on woodland creatures  and are happy to share this with the children please get in touch.

We would appreciate your support this term with listening to your child read regularly and with practising spelling their high frequency words and letter formation.

Any other general reminders (not specific to your class) that you think should be included on the information sheet.

Your child will need a healthy snack at break time.

On Wednesday’s children in the Foundation Phase are able to wear non uniform as Wednesday’s will consist of exciting Wild Walks and Theme days.

Otherwise, please ensure that the appropriate school uniform and footwear is worn.

Book bags will be sent home every Friday; please return them to school on Monday.