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Dear Parents,


Please find below our newsletter about our topic after February half term and a reminder about our phonics screening guidance.


Dear Parents,

On Thursday 8th February, we will have the excitement and many learning opportunities of a Explore Dome in school and the children should be able to enhance their understanding of light and dark as part of that.

Happy New Year!


We are delighted to be welcoming Year 1 back into the Spring Term. This half term our overall learning challenge is 'Why does it get dark earlier in the Winter?' As part of this we will be considering seasonal changes and conducting enquiries to see how our shadow changes at different times in the day. The children will think about light sources and the importance of light on our earth. Each week they will consider a specific learning challenge, connected to this topic, to provoke a deeper and richer understanding.


Looking forwards, the children take part in a Phonics Screening Test on the week beginning 11th June. Please see a letter with further info below:


Why does it get dark earlier in the Winter?

Here are some photos from our lovely Nativity 'Baubles'. Well done Year 1!


Baubles Nativity

Baubles Nativity 1
Baubles Nativity 2
Baubles Nativity 3
Baubles Nativity 4
Baubles Nativity 5
Baubles Nativity 6
Baubles Nativity 7

Dear Parents,


We have had such a successful first term as Year 1; we know the children have really enjoyed their learning challenges. The final celebration and culmination of that learning is this coming Monday with our Healthy Tea Party. The children will get the opportunity to make a healthy fruit salad, demonstrate their dance from the Tuxford Dance Festival 'Do you want to build a Snowman?' and read you their writing based on The Tiger who Came to Tea.


Next term our challenge question is 'Why does it get dark in the Winter?' and we will be focusing on seasonal changes, incorporating enquiry work on the length of shadows and the position of the sun.


We hope you have lovely restful break and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Topic Map for 'Why are Humans not like Tigers?'