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Miss Daley's Class Newsletter

Updated 30.10.18 for Autumn 2 Term

Message from the teachers:


Welcome back everyone! We have really enjoyed our first half term with the children and it has been great to see them working so hard already. This is our half termly newsletter that keeps you up to date on the themes your child is learning about and also the important dates that are coming up.

This term's learning:



We begin this term with our topic 'Fantasy Stories'. The children will be identifying what makes a fantasy story by looking at various pieces of literature and finding similarities and differences between genres. Our main story focus will be 'The Snowman'. We will create fantasy stories using descriptive language and punctuation that provides clarity to the meaning of our stories.Finally the children will be reviewing and editing their work by looking for ways to improve what they originally wrote.


Once we have completed all of this we will move on to 'Winter Poems'. This is a lovely opportunity for the children to utilise our sensory garden and forest school to look for inspiration before writing their own poems. We will look at different types of poems and learn to perform them with expression and pace. As a class we will be writing our own winter poems after we have looked at how to structure them.


Throughout all of this, the children will be working on their handwriting and their identification and use of punctuation.



This half term we will begin by looking at number patterns, for example; number bonds to 20 and times tables which will lead into our learning on multiplication and division.

After this unit the children will be completing a range of activities that involve learning about shapes. We will be looking at 2D and 3D shapes. The children will be identifying; vertices, edges and lines of symmetry.



'Polar Adventures' is a fantastic topic and gives the children the opportunity to become adventurers and role play what it would be like to be in a freezing cold climate and work with limited resources. We will look at where the Artic and Antarctic are within the world and we will look at the differences and similarities between them.



Important Dates


  • Monday 5th November: INSET day.
  • Tuesday 6th November: bonfire art assembly.
  • Thursday 8th November: KS1 Dance club begins (weekly sessions).  
  • Friday 9th November: school disco KS1 (5-6pm).
  • Monday 12th November: anti-bullying week.
  • Friday 16th November: children in need day.
  • Monday 19th November: road safety week.
  • Thursday 29th November: Pantomime.
  • Friday 30th November: Christmas fayre.
  • Thursday 6th December: Christmas play.
  • Wednesday 12th December: Christmas dinner day.
  • Friday 14th December: Christmas jumper day.
  • Wednesday 19th December: Christmas craft day.
  • Thursday 20th December: KS1 Christmas party day.
  • Friday 21st December: Last day of term!