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Welcome to Year One! 

Here you will find information about all the fun things Dazzling Dolphins and Shiny Sharks have been up to, including letters to parents and homework that has been set. 

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Welcome Back!

We hope that you all had a relaxing summer and that the children are excited  to start the next stage of their learning in the Shiny Sharks and the Dazzling Dolphins! 


Our topic this term is Energetic Explorers!

This half term we will begin by finding out more about ourselves, exploring our senses and doing investigations to find out for example, if the tallest person always jumps the furthest! We will look at our baby pictures and make comparisons between these and how we are today!  We will make simple family trees and use different mediums to create portraits of ourselves. 

Our learning will then move on to look at the local area when we will explore Stapleford and learn about what makes Stapleford the town that it is!  We will make simple maps and plans of the area and design and make buildings in our town. 



We will begin the term by hearing  the children read individually and subsequently group them according to their needs. The children will then continue to read in groups each week as they have previously done in reception. Please try to hear your child read at least 4 times per week. This may take many forms, sharing books, reading shopping lists or words in the environment, labels in the shop, following instructions, looking at comics and much, much more! Five or ten minutes is all it needs each time and  it makes a huge difference! 



Homework activities are sent out on a Friday evening to be returned by the following Wednesday.You will find the WOW sheets below!