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Year 1: Crickets

Welcomtthe Crickets!

*Meet the Crickets' grown-ups*

The grown-ups in the Crickets class are Mrs Smith, Mrs Gill, Mrs Parkinson and Mrs Taylor. We love teaching the Crickets and we are so proud of their achievements!

If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you! 

*Our Christian Value for the term*

Our Christian value for this term is 'Compassion'.

Compassion and sympathy have much in common and both are stronger in meaning than simply ‘feeling sorry for’ someone. The words have their roots in the idea of ‘suffering with’ someone, putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and experiencing what they experience.


“I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.”

Mother Teresa


‘Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.’ Colossians 3:12

*Our Learning for this term*

Our topic this term is called Amazing Inventors! Can you think of any amazing inventions, perhaps in your home...a tablet, an oven, dishwasher, remote control car? In Science we will be learning all about the 6 different materials - glass, plastic, metal, wood, stone and water. We will look at different inventions, what they have been made from and why. In History we will look at different toy inventions, past and present. If you would like to send in any toys from your past, parent or grandparents, then please send them in a named labelled bag, we will not play with theme but would love to compare toys past and present. In DT we will be designing and making our own new toy cars, exploring wheels and axels. In Music and Forest Schools the children will be toasting their chilly fingers around a campfire as we toast marshmallows, make hot chocolate and sing campfire/Christmas songs. In Computing we will be using those amazing inventions...ipads! We will explore using social media through Natterhub, which is a safe space in school to explore social media and learn about internet safety. 

In English, we will be continuing to learn using Talk for Writing where most of our learning is based around a key book. Our book for this term is called How to Catch a Star. We will be reading the story until we have learnt it by heart and can use some of the features of the story to help us in other writing too.

In maths, we are using a new scheme called White Rose Maths. To begin with, we will be learning about calculation within 10, learning number bonds to 10 off by heart. We will also understand the place value of 2 digit numbers to 20 and move on to learning about 2D and 3D shapes.

In RE out topic is all about Islam. We will be learning what Muslims believe about the 5 Pillars of Islam.  

As well as all of this, we will be doing PE and PSHE. Of course there will be lots of time to get to do some fun Christmas activities as well.. We can't wait to see you all after half term - it's going to be a busy fun-packed term.


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