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Welcome to 1/2T

Your teachers are Ms. Taylor and Mrs. Austin

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL - We hope you have all had a lovely holiday and are ready to start work!




This is a history and geography-based topic exploring the journey to the 'New World' by Christopher Columbus. We will find out about why he made this journey; what he discovered; what life aboard ship was like, how long it took him and how far he travelled. We will also find out about the many different forms of transport, past and present.

All our topics link in with all areas of the curriculum, so we will be exploring the properties of different materials in science and using what we learn to design and make our own model boats. We will use apps and other IT media to create, store and retrieve pictures in computing lessons. We will aso learn to sing some sea shanties in music and dance!

As you can see there are lots of fun things to do and look forward to this term.

Parent information

Snack: snack at morning break consists of a piece of fruit. This costs 20p per day, but it is better if this can be paid on Monday morning (£1 per week). Please put it in a named envelope/bag and give it to your child to bring in. He/she will be given a choice of different fruit. At each afternoon break, there will be a piece of fruit available - free of charge.

 Reading books: Your child will be given a reading book in a book band that matches his/her phonic stage. It is not ‘library’   book and needs to be read several times for fluency and practice of letter sounds. When it is brought back into school with   a signed reading diary, we will read it with your child too. If we think it needs a little more practise, we will return it to you   again. If he/she can read it fluently and answer some questions about it, it will be changed.

P.E. This term our P.E. lessons are on Wednesday and Thursday morning. Please make sure your child has a named kit (both for cold weather and indoors).


Every day the children will take part in the Daily Mile. You may have noticed that around the playground there are different coloured spots – this is our Daily Mile track. Six laps of the track equals one mile. To begin with, the children will only be walking/jogging one lap - we will increase this as the children get used to it and become even fitter! They do not need to change into a PE kit for this, but it is best if the children wear appropriate shoes/trainers. We will also be taking part in a weekly virtual challenge with other schools in the north west

Water bottles: Please make sure your child has a named water bottle in school every day. They will have access to them during the day. Please remember no juice or flavoured water – it must only contain fresh water.



We encourage the children to read their reading books at home frequently. On occasion there will be more homework set which will be posted on our class page on Google Classroom.

All children have been logged in from school. Please check this site for any homework assignment weekly.