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Spring 1 IPC PROJECT : The Circus


    We will know:

    • How to plan what we are going to make. 

    We will be developing our understanding of:

    • Using appropriate materials and tools for a job. 
    • How to evaluate our work. 

    We will know:

    • How the circus began.
    • How circuses have changed over the years.

    We will be developing our understanding of:

    • Some of the acts that have evolved in the circus.
    • The use of animals in the circus, past and present. 
  • PE

    We will know:

    • About some of the acts involved in circuses.
    • How to use our bodies to balance.
    • How to use different equipment to perform an act.

    We will be developing our understanding of:

    • The skills required for different circus acts.

    We will know:

    • How to create and save a document.
    • How to use a program to create a beat and rhythm.

    We will be developing our understanding of:

    • The use of ICT to present and further our learning.
  • Maths

    We will be working on….

    • Vertical addition and subtraction. 
    • Time: we will be learning how to draw hands on a clock to show half past. 
    • Identify the 2D shapes that makeup the faces on 3D shapes. 
  • English

    We will be developing our knowledge and understanding of oral storytelling. 

    We will be developing the skill of reading through our work to check that it makes sense and editing our work if needed.  We will be writing words with prefixes and suffixes. 

    We will continue to improve our SPaG knowledge, skills and understanding, in particular: capital letters and full stops.      

  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

  • important dates
    • Monday 24th December – Friday 4thJanuary : Christmas Holidays
    • Monday 7th January: INSET day School closed for children
    • Tuesday 8thJanuary: Start of the Spring term 8.45am
    • Tuesday 8th January : Year 5 (Phoenix 2) Swimming starts
    • Monday 14th January: Clubs start
    • Tuesday 15th January : Closing date for Reception Applications
    • Tuesday 15th January : Education Governors Meeting
    • Thursday 17th January : Year 6 Trip to The National History Museum
    • Monday 21st January : Height and weight checks – Reception and Year 6
    • Thursday 31st January : Prospective Parent Tour
    • Tuesday 5th February : Year 4 trip to The Science Museum
    • Tuesday 12th February : Strategic Development Governors Meeting
    • Friday 15th February :Chinese New Year
    • Monday 18th  - Friday 22nd February : Half Term Holiday
    • Monday 25th  February : School reopens for staff and children
    • Tuesday 5th March : Full Governing Body meeting 
    • Wednesday 6th March School closing @2.00pm today
    • Wednesday 6th March : Parents’ Evening 2.30 – 5.00pm
    • Thursday 7th March : Parents’ Evening 3.40 – 6.00pm 
    • Thursday 7th March : World Book Day
    • Wednesday 13th March : Year 2 (Sphinx 1) trip to The National Portrait Gallery
    • Thursday 14th March : Year 2 (Sphinx 2) trip to The National Portrait Gallery
    • Thursday 14th March : Prospective Parent Tour
    • Monday 25th March : Last week of swimming
    • Monday 25th March : Last week of clubs
    • Monday 1st April : E-Safety Workshop for children
    • Monday 1st April : Club registration – open online via Parentpay from 10am
    • Monday 8th-  Friday 22nd April : Easter Holidays
    • Tuesday 23rd April : INSET day – school closed for children
    • Wednesday 24th April : School reopens for children 

Home Learning

2 home learning tasks are set every week :

Task Given out Due Back
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Phonics / Spelling Thursday Tuesday


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

We expect children to read with an adult for ten minutes each day. Please record this time in their reading diaries. We will also provide each child with a Mathletics login which will allow your child to complete maths activities on a computer, tablet or phone at home. 

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Things to remember

P.E is on:

  •  Mondays for Hydra 1
  •  Tuesdays for Hydra 2  
  •  Wednesdays for both classes
  1. Remember to have your P.E kits in for both these days (including plimsoles).
  2. Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining.
  3. 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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