Welcome back, we hope you’ve had a lovely half term break. The children settled well into Year 1 last half term and we are now looking forward to celebrating Christmas together! This half term our topic is Celebrations and the children will be learning about how different religions and cultures celebrate special festivals and occasions. As well as learning about these celebration there will be lots of reading and writing opportunities within the topic for your children to develop their skills for a purpose. This is also true at home where we would encourage you to support your children to develop their writing by making Christmas lists, writing cards and maybe even a letter to Santa! The children will then be using what they’ve learned to help us plan a super special Christmas party.
We will also be going on our first visit together to Mansfield Palace Theatre to see a pantomime – a very British tradition and a part of our Christmas celebrations for a long time, we can’t wait. As well as this we will of course be rehearsing and preparing for our Nativity performance which we look forward to sharing with you in December.
If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to ask – the end of the day is the best time of day to speak to your child’s teacher, though there will always be a member of staff on the door in the morning if you need them.
The Year One Team
Mrs Conidi, Mrs Daniels, Mrs Uppal, Mrs O’Regan, Miss Blount and Mrs Wilkins