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‘Creating Opportunities’

Autumn 2

Merry Christmas

Year 1 are having a great time in the run up to Christmas. The Christmas lunch was very tasty and we all looked very festive in our Christmas hats. We really enjoyed singing along to Christmas songs as we ate our lunch.

Party, Party, Party!

Year 1 had a great time celebrating at our Christmas party. The disco was loud with colourful lights and we loved every minute of it. We had some tasty party food and sat with our friends to pull Christmas crackers.

Rock Steady

The whole school got together for the Rock Steady concert. The children have worked hard and aimed high and we all enjoyed listening and clapping along to our musicians.

A Toy Story Christmas

A huge well done to all the children in year 1. They all worked so hard to learn lines and remember songs for our Christmas concert. There was a lot to do but we all really loved the songs and the jokes. The children looked fantastic in their costumes. We hope you had a chance to see it.

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The Church

We went to the church to see the entries in the Christmas tree competition. We were challenged to name the song that inspired each of the Christmas trees. We got most of them correct! Can you spot the tree Cardinal Road designed? We then acted out the story of Christmas, it really helped us to understand the story. Can you tell who is who?

Maths Games Morning

A big thank you to all the parents who were able to join us for our maths games session. We have really enjoyed playing a range of maths games. It has helped us to improve our counting skills and our problem solving. It also helps to practise our turn taking skills. Did you learn some new games? Please let us know of any maths games that we can add to our collection.

Our trip to the temple

This year we visited a temple to find out more about the story of Diwali. It was very interesting hearing the story and looking around the temple and we had some lovely food.

Science Investigation

The Question - What type of sand is best for making sand castles?


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We had a great time investigating different sand to answer this question. We explored with wet sand, damp sand and dry sand. Our sand castles didn't always hold together very well with some of the sand but this helped us to explain which type of sand was best. 

Practising fine motor control

We are always looking for different ways to practise and improve fine motor control. We have been threading, cutting, modelling, stretching, pulling and pushing as much as we can to improve our control of small finger movements. There are so many fun things you can do to help. Can you help us at home?

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Odd Sock Day


Year 1 celebrated Odd Sock Day this year. Helping us to remember that everyone is different and we should respect all differences. Everyone had lots of fun comparing their socks.

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Old Toys

Continuing our topic of toys from Autumn 1 we have been finding out about old toys. We had a fantastic time exploring some old toys. We talked about how they were similar to the toys we have at home and how they are different. We also spent some time talking about the materials that they are made of.