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IPC PROJECT FOR THE FIRST WEEKS: 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:

    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. 
  • In Maths and English We will be :


    We will be working on….

    • addition and subtraction. 

    English :

    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. 

  • important dates:
    • Monday 3rdSeptember: INSET day School closed for children
    • Tuesday 4thSeptember: INSET day School closed for children
    • Wednesday 5th September: KS1 and KS2 Children start school 8.45am
    • Friday 7th September: Year 4 Swimming starts
    • Monday 10th September: Clubs start
    • Tuesday 11th September: 5.30pm Y6 meeting for parents re expectations
    • Thursday 13th September: House Captain Hustings
    • Friday 14th September: Brainwave Split Assemblies
    • Monday 17th September: Reception children start all day
    • Monday 17th September: Special Assembly from local builders 1.30pm KS1 : 2.40pm KS2
    • Tuesday 18th September: Year 1 Parents into Class session
    • Tuesday 18th September: Governors – Education Committee meeting
    • Thursday 20th September: Year 2 Parents into Class session
    • Tuesday 25th September: Year 3 Parents into Class session
    • Wednesday 26th September: NSPCC PANTS Workshop 9:10am KS2
    • Thursday 27th September: Year 4 Parents into Class session
    • Tuesday 2nd October: Year 5  Parents into Class session
    • Wednesday 3rd October: Skipping Workshops
    • Thursday 4th October: Year 6  Parents into Class session
    • Thursday 4th  October: Skipping Workshops
    • Monday 8th October: Whole school writing task this week
    • Tuesday 9th October: Reception Parent Workshop
    • Tuesday 9th October: Governors – Strategic Committee meeting
    • Wednesday 10th October: Individual and Sibling school photographs
    • Monday 15th October: Year 2 Diwali Assembly – Parents welcome
    • Thursday 18th October: Reception Parents into Class session
    • Friday 19th October: Break up for Autumn Half-term – 3.15pm
    • Monday 22nd Friday 26th October: Half-term
    • Monday 29th October: INSET day School closed for children
    • Tuesday 30th October: Start of Autumn 2 term 8.45am
    • Tuesday 6th November: Full Governing Board meeting
    • Friday 9th November: Year 6 Remembrance Day Assembly
    • Tuesday 13th November: Year 5 & 6 Disability Awareness Workshop
    • Friday 16th November: 9amY1 – 6 split assemblyAnti-Bullying week
    • Wednesday 21st November: Parents’ Evening – school close 2pm
    • Thursday 22nd November: Parents’ Evening from 3.30pm
    • Wednesday 28th November: Shakespeare Production
    • Thursday 29th November: Shakespeare Production
    • Monday 3rd December: Whole school writing task this week
    • Wednesday 12th December: Flu Vaccines for Reception - Year 5 children
    • Friday 14th December: Last day of swimming for Year 4
    • Friday 21st December: Break up for Christmas Holidays – 2.00pm
    • Friday 24th December – 4th January : Christmas Holidays
    • Monday 7th January: INSET day School closed for children
    • Tuesday 8th January: Start of the Spring term 8.45am

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: 

  • There will be a short home learning exercise for the first week back. Look out for more exciting information on this after the break!
  • Weekly home learning tasks in our grammar books will be set. The dates and pages are detailed on the front covers.

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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