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– and The McGinty Speech and Language Centre

"Let your light shine”, Matthew 5. 16

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Year 1 - Lime Class

23/09 - Today we were thinking about the different parts of our body. Using a picture from our Power of Reading book ‘Here we Are’ as a starting point, we thought about the parts of our body that are on the outside and the parts that we can’t see on the inside. We had fun drawing around each other to label our own diagram.

Seven Continents Song

We have been listening to this song to help us learn the 7 continents of the world.

Out and About - listen to our fantastic class poem!

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After reading the poem ‘Out and About’ we had a go at creating our own class poem. We used our experience of exploring in Forest School to write something that we saw, then we put all our ideas together to make our poem.

We had great fun exploring in forest school on Monday morning! We thought about what we could see, hear, find and how we felt being in the outdoor environment.

Friday 18th September - Well done to our Learner of the Week! Keep on being the best you can be!

Friday 11th September - Well done to our learner of the week! Keep up the great work!

Friday 11th September.

I have been so proud of how well the children have adapted to new routines in year 1. They have all worked so hard this week in all the different subjects we have been learning.  
Today, the children will be coming home with their Home Learning books.  This will have some ideas for you to work through at home this term linked to our learning in school.  This can be kept at home but brought back into school on Monday 19th October so we can share each other’s work.  Please find a copy of the Home Learning below.
There will also be some reading books coming home today.  Please keep these at home to read until next Friday when they will be changed.  It may be helpful if children could bring a book bag or small rucksack with them on a Friday so that the reading books can be easily transported between home and school. 

You will find another sheet in their home learning books too. It is a challenge sheet to complete at home if you wish and brought back into school once it is completed.  
Please ensure that children come to school with a water bottle each day so they can stay hydrated.  We are now receiving the free fruit for schools daily so children are able to have this during morning break.  
Thank you for your continued support. 
Have a lovely weekend.  

We have been working really hard this week in Lime class. Have a look at some of the things we got up to!

Practising our handwriting on the playground
We used chalk to write the letter l.
We had a look at an atlas
We found different countries
We used magnetic numbers to order numbers correctly
Using different maths activities
Counting dots to play dominoes
Using different maths activities
Playing dominoes
Playing number bingo
Look at our lovely writing
What’s it like on planet Earth?
What can you see on planet Earth?
What. An you do on planet Earth?

It has been lovely to see everyone back in school.  The children have had a great few days in Lime class and have settled well into Year 1. We are looking forward to a fantastic year together! 

Please take a look at our class newsletter for Term 1 below.  It has lots of important information on it as well as what we will be learning about this term.  


Reading books - on a Friday, your child will be bringing home 2 or 3 books to keep for the week. These will then need to be returned the following Friday.  

Home Learning will be set next week and is to be completed throughout the term.  It is due on Monday 19th October.  


PE will be on Tuesdays and children need to come to school in their PE kits.  As we move towards Autumn it will be important for children to wear dark tracksuit trousers and their school jumper to stay warm.  Trainers will also be more practical and comfortable to wear all day.  Earrings need to be taken out or covered at home.


Please ensure that any clothing and belongings brought into school are clearly labelled including water bottles, lunch boxes, book bags, PE kits, school uniform and coats. 

Please ensure your child brings a filled water bottle into school everyday.  

Please remember to use the lime email if you have any questions or for any information you need to give to us.
Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs Woodhouse and Mrs Harris