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Year 1: Blackbirds

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 Our Team



                                 Miss Duncan                      Mrs Granger                 Miss Mallon       




                                Miss Smith                          Miss Nelson                 Mrs Soper




Autumn 1 - Dinosaur Discovery


Welcome back to a new and exciting school year in Blackbirds! This term our learning project is Dinosaur Discovery... We have already had a visit from our friendly Lowestoft Dinosaurs!


For our class sparkling start we went on a dinosaur hunt around the school to see what evidence we could find that Dinosaurs had been in our school!

We found bones, food, fossils, foot prints and Dinosaur eggs!


We have been recreating roles as dinosaurs considering our movements and control as Dinosaurs are very scary creatures!


We have been curious to recreate and tell the story of Harry and the bucket full of Dinosaurs. We used talk for writing to create actions for the story to help us remember all parts of the story; beginning, middle and end. We then planned them collaboratively with our friends and wrote each section.



Basic information


White reading diaries

These books are used as a home to school communication and need to be brought in every day. These diaries are a form of communication and any accidents or incidences will be reported in these books for your information.


Our class library slot is Monday, so please return your child's library book and home reading book every Monday. Please read with your child at least 3 times a week and record this in your white reading diaries.


PE will be on Monday and Friday mornings, this can sometimes change due to staff training so we suggest you keep your child's PE kit in school all week.


Forest schools will be every other Friday and will fit in with our learning project this term so if your child can have wellies in school at all times please.


Important dates for your diary this term


Autumn 2 starts                                        Monday 29th October

Creative Writing week                             Monday 5th - 9th November 

Class Assembly                                         Wednesday 14th November  

Carol Concert                                            Tuesday 18th December 

Last Day of term                                       Thursday 20th December

Teacher Development day                       Friday 21st December



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