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Spring 1


Welcome back! We hope you have had a fantastic Christmas and are excited for the new year. There are lots of exciting things to look forward to in this half term, including our art weeks. The children will be learning all about Andy Goldsworthy, and recreating his artwork as well as creating their own masterpieces inspired by him.

The children explored the school grounds to collect their natural materials for their art. They then arranged them to create their own art pieces.





The children will be writing more non fiction based pieces of writing this half term, including instructions. They will be continuing to use their phonics to help with their spelling and remembering to form their letters correctly. The children will be learning how to use question marks and exclamation marks in their writing.





In maths, Hedgehogs will be continuing to add and subtract but with numbers up to 20. They will continue to use the base 10 equipment to make the numbers and show their calculations. To support their learning, the children will be practising the 10 times tables at school, so they could continue this counting at home.





The children will continue to discuss a variety of texts in shared reading and be focussing on their predicting skills. They will be using what they notice in the book to try and guess what might happen next. The children are encouraged to use to word 'because' to do this.

To promote a love of reading, the children will be able to bring in their slippers or socks every Friday for our class story on a Friday afternoon.   



Learning Challenge and Science


This half term, Hedgehogs learning challenge question is, 'Can snakes fly?' We will be exploring animals and putting them into different categories in science. We will explore the school grounds to see the different animals we have locally and discuss what animals need.