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Our inclusive St Faith’s family strives to enable all to achieve their full potential and inspire a community of hope and friendship. We seek excellence by ensuring a safe, respectful and flourishing learning community, where differences are celebrated and our genuine love and high expectations make a difference to all.

Year 1: Crickets

Welcomtthe Crickets!

Hello and welcome!

*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*

Friendship is an undisputed value in our society, with children often spending more time with their friends than with family.

Jesus tells stories of the heavenly banquet to which all are invited. The barriers between people are broken down in a loving community around God. Jesus had stern words to say to those who refused to recognise that all are included in this community of friendship.

Trust, feeling comfortable in each other’s company, being able to share joys and sorrows are all features of friendship and these are things of immense value. True friendship enables each person to grow and ensures that the unique individuality of each person is recognised. All this echoes the value placed by God on the preciousness of each person.


“Why did you do all this for me?' he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.'

'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
E.B. White, Charlotte's Web

*Our Learning for this term*

Our topic this term is called Squeak, Miaow, Roar! Can you guess what we might be learning about? We are learning about all sorts of animals, from pets to farm animals to jungle animals. We will find out about similarities and differences between animals, looking at their skin and coats, what they eat and whether they are herbivores, carnivores or omnivores, naming their body parts, looking at where they live, drawing animals and so much more. Do you have pets at home? Perhaps you might like to bring in a photograph of your pet and bring it in to show us.

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 The Enormous Turnip. There are some animals in that story too! 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 place value and doing lots of counting too. Can you practise counting objects at home?

In RE out topic is all about God. We will be learning what Christians believe about God by looking at the story of The Lost Son from the Bible.  I wonder who God might be in that particular story?

As well as all of this, we will be doing PE, PSHE and Forest School too. Of course there will be lots of time to get to know each other and to have some fun too. We can't wait to see you all - it's going to be a busy fun-packed term.


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