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IPC PROJECT FOR THE FIRST WEEK : Brainwave - The art of learning

  • We will be finding out:
    • •How the brain works
    • •About the personal goals that help us to become better learners
    • •How to find out facts to prepare for a special challenge
    • •How to learn and practise skills for a special challenge
    • •How to record how well we are learning
    • •How to use what we have learned to create our own special challenge
    • •How to wake up our brain
    • •How to look after our brain
    • •How to design a classroom for learning
  • Children will also:
    • •Know that they can affect the quality of their own learning
    • •Know about some of the recent evidence and research into the brain and learning
    • •Be able to apply these theories to their own learning and reflect on their importance
  • important dates:
    • Wednesday 6th September: Start of the new Academic year. KS1 & KS2 Children return to school
    • Friday 29th September: Year 1 Parents into Class 8:45 – 9:15am
    • Friday 6th October: Year 1 Harvest Assembly
    • Tuesday 17th October: Individual and siblings photography session
    • Friday 20th October: End of Autumn 2 term 3:15pm finish
    • Monday 30th October: INSET day – only staff in today
    • Tuesday 31st October: Start of Autumn 2 term
    • Monday 13th – Friday 17th November: Anti-Bullying Week
    • Monday 4th  - Thursday 7th  December: End of Autumn Term Tests (Years 1-6)
    • Friday 8th December: GDF Christmas Fair
    • Monday 11th -  Thursday 14th  December: Teacher Assessments  (Years 1-6)
    • Friday 15th December: Clubs end  for Autumn 2
    • Monday 18th December: KS1 Christmas Show Dress Rehearsal – NO PARENTS
    • Tuesday 19th December: KS1 Christmas Show for Parents 9.00 – 9.30am
    • Wednesday 20th December: End of Autumn term and start of Christmas Break SCHOOL CLOSES AT 2.00pm today.
    • Wednesday 3rd  January: Beginning of Spring term. All children start back today. 

Home Learning

2 home learning tasks are set every week :

Task Given out Due Back
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Phonics / Spelling Thursday Tuesday
Reading Journal Friday Following Friday


  • to read to a grown-up every day
  • practice your phonics

Dates of Project Homelearning

  • TBC

Things to remember

P.E is on Tuesdays & Thursday

  • Remember to have your P.E kits in for both these days (including plimsoles).
  • Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining.
  • PE kits should be in school at all times.

Can You Help?

Do you have knowledge or resources about our project?

Could you give some time to come in to class to help with reading?

Messages from the Staff

You can speak to any member of the Year 1 Team at the end of the school day once all the childrens are dismissed. 

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