Class 1


Science Week

Day 1:

We have had such a good first day! The year 4s came to help us go on an animal adventure. First we had to plan where the best place to look would be and predict what kinds of animals we would find. We then got togged up and went outside armed with magniying glasses and clipboards to…

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 13 March 2017

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Maths Homework

This week I have set the Year 1 some maths homework on Lumio. Their log ins and a covering letter was sent home in bookbags yesterday. When children log on they will see a folder named 'My Lumio'. They need to click on this to find their homework.

Below is the link to the Lumio website - you…

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 23 February 2017

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Purple Mash

This week we have been having so much fun using 'mash cams'. This is a tool on purple mash that allows you to put your face into a picture that has been already created for you. We turned ourselves into Romans, astronauts and deep sea divers. Check out our display board!

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 11 November 2016

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Our New Topic Map

Below is the overview of our topic this half term, which is night and day. We can't wait to start our learning - Miss Woodward can't wait to start using glitter everyday!

Any questions please don't hesitate to ask, my door is always open.

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 4 November 2016

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Let's Cook!

Over the past couple of weeks we have been doing lots of cooking! We made chocolate chip cookies, fruit kebabs and bread rolls.

We really enjoyed making all these things but we LOVED eating them all!!

Have a look through all the pictures of us being busy cooks.

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 6 October 2016

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Fun in the autumnal sun!

We had a lovely Friday afternoon learning in our outside area, making the most of the sunshine while it lasts. We were even joined by a frog who stopped by to say hello. 

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 23 September 2016

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Letter from the Queen!

Last year during our week of celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday,  we all wrote her a letter sending our good wishes. Yesterday we recieved a reply! We were all so excited! Please feel free to come into class 1 to have a look at the real thing.

 

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 21 September 2016

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Toys Topic Map

Here is a overview of all the things we will be covering during our topic on 'Toys'.

 

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 19 September 2016

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Toys from the past

This week as part of our 'toys' topic we are going to be looking at toys from ther past. We would be so grateful if you be willing to share any old toys you may still have from your childhood? If they are very precious just let me know and it will be for 'eyes only'! 

If you have anything that…

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 18 September 2016

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Our trip to Tatton Park

We had an amazing time on our trip to Tatton Park. It was so exciting because to go on a double decker bus!!

We were blessed with beautiful blue skies all day but we were rather sweaty and sticky when we came home! I am so proud of all my little lions - they were all so well behaved. 

When…

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 15 September 2016

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Juice Cartons (tetra packs) Wanted!

If you have any tetra pack juice cartons that are on the way to the recycle bin please could we take them off your hands? We want to build our own windmill and these will be perfect.

Thank You :)

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Homework Books

Your children will bring home a homework book tonight, don't panic it's not going to include masses of work for your child to do! It will have your child's speech bubble in it and sometimes may include a maths activity. I will encourage the children to write in this book any achievements they have…

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 12 February 2016

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Egg cartons needed!

Next week is Chinese New Year and we are in need of egg cartons so we can make some really groovy Chinese dragons! Any other cardboard boxes, bottle tops, tin foil that are going spare we would love to take them off your hands too. 

Thank you! :)

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 3 February 2016

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Reception Online Learning Journeys

If you have a child in reception and haven't given in your email address and or returned the agreed guidelines slip then please can you do so at your earliest convenience. Tapestry is a fantastic tool giving you as parents the chance to see what your child has got up to during his/her day at…

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 1 February 2016

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Spring Term

This term we will be looking at plants and weather. We will also be using the Julia Donaldson books in out literacy. I have loved my first few weeks here at Catforth and am looking forward to getting to know more of you as the weeks go on.

As always any questions you may have, please don't…

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Thank you so much!

Party day was such a busy day that there was no time to open the many parcels and cards that arrived in class for me this morning. I have just finished opening them now and am very touched and moved by your lovely 'thank you' and 'goodbye' messages. It has been such a privilege to teach your…

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 23 July 2015

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Fun with wheels and axels

This week, we have been investigating different wheeled vehicles and have had lots of fun working with different sized axles and wheels. We have worked on different ways we could attach an axle so that we have lots of skills to help us when we make our own Moon buggies...watch this space

      

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One Small Step

Welcome back after the Easter break and we hope you all had a great 2 weeks off. We have introduced our new theme based around the first steps on the moon and space and look forward to some fun and interesting activities in the coming weeks. An overview of the theme can be accessed by clicking

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Our school day out at Hothersall Lodge!

We've had an amazing day out at Hothersall Lodge and have had a fantasically muddy experience! The children in Class 1 went on a gruffalo trail and looked for clues from the Julia Donaldson story. We also had a go at orienteering by following maps and using points of the compass-it was quite…

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 13 March 2015

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Clitheroe Castle

Class 1 had an amazing educational visit to Clitheroe Castle on Friday. We spent the morning building our own Motte and Bailey castles in the education suite and climbing to the highest accessible point of the castle keep and seeing the breathtaking view of the Ribble Valley. It was bitterly cold…

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 28 February 2015

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Once Upon A Time

Welcome back and we hope you have all had an enjoyable half term. We are excited to start our new theme and we are sure our visit to Clitheroe Castle this week will be a great experience to support the children's learning.  Please click here to access an overview of the theme.

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Welcome back

Welcome back to school and we hope you all had a lovely break. We would like to start by saying a great big thankyou to all of you for your kind cards and gifts-they meant a great deal and we want you all to know that.  This week, we are enjoying a fabulous art week across school and each class is…

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Safety Town at Catforth

 The children were visited by Broughton police who brought along the fabulous mini cars for the children to drive around the hall. They also had an important chat about wearing their seat belts and keeping safe in general. The children had a great time and you can see this in the selection of…

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Teddy Blue

During anti bullying week the children met Teddy Blue and listened to how he had been bullied in his toybox. We discussed who to turn to if someone is upsetting you, lots of times and on purpose. The children drew pictures of these people on felt squares which have now been sewn together to…

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 26 November 2014

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Anti-Bullying week

We have been working on a range of activities to support our learning about anti-bullying. We have been looking at ways to cheer people up if they are feeling sad-through art work, playdough and discussions. Here are a few pictures so far...                                                 

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Welcome back

Welcome back to school and we hope you had a great half term break. We have lots of great activities planned around our new theme of Percy the park keeper and an overview can be accessed by clicking here.

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Fun in Class 1

We have been so busy in Class 1 over the past few weeks with various activities and here is a snapshot of how wonderful it is at school. The children have baked bread and made their own butter, made vegetable soup and then created Archimbaldo inspired artwork from all the peelings.

 

 

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Volunteers in class 1

Class 1 would like to say a big thank you to the parents/grandparents who have recently been helping in class. We wouldn't have been able to go on our fantastic Village Walk if it weren't for these people giving up their time. We also had three mums who generously gave up their time to come and…

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 12 October 2014

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Colour crazy

We have been colour mixing in class to create Secondary colours. There is a fun game that the children can access to mix these colours and to look even further at Tertiary colours by mixing them in the colour factory here.

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Class 1 mud kitchen

As many of you have noticed, Class 1 are setting up a mud kitchen in the outdoor area. In our Literacy lesson this week the children ( having spent some time playing in there ) wrote a list of items that they felt would help to improve the area and enable them to play how they want to when they go…

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 20 September 2014

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Bread makers.

What a talented set of bakers we have in class 1 this year... Paul Hollywood beware! Following our story this week of 'The Little Red Hen' our new Reception children and Year 1's were busy measuring, pouring, stirring and kneading. They made delicious bread rolls of all shapes and sizes which were…

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 14 September 2014

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Rainforest facts

The children continue to enjoy the theme of Amazing Amazonia and we have looked at various videos, power points, books and images to help with our learning.  Today we have looked at this site to help us understand more about the 4 layers of the rainforest.

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Amazing Amazonia overview

Our new theme for this half term is called Amazing Amazonia and you can access the overview by clicking here.  A letter has been sent home today with information about our theme and our educational visit to Blackpool Zoo on Thursday 19th June.

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RNLI visit

Class 1 enjoyed a great afternoon with a visit from an RNLI volunteer. The children got to watch videos and ask a range of questions they had thought about prior to the visit. Some of the children were able to try on lifeguard and lifeboat crew clothing, find out about water safety and were given…

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Superheroes

We have started our new theme based around superheroes and it is proving to be very popular.  The children have created their own superhero names and  logos and have been enjoying dressing up and using the 'Mission Control' role play area. This theme will continue over the half term and an over…

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Outdoor chalk fun in the sun!

Many of the children from Class1 and 2 enjoyed the opportunity to create wonderful drawings outside on the playground.

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Class 1 end of term

As you can see, there has been plenty going on at school!

 

We love being outdoors and have enjoyed building a house for the 3 Pigs, a castle for Shrek and Princess Fiona and a bridge for the Three Billy Goats!

 We can't belive that another term has almost come to an end and it has gone…

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Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all Class 1 mums! We hope you all have a lovely time on Sunday

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 28 March 2014

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Dress Up Day-2nd April 2014

We have had such a wonderful time learning about traditional stories in Class 1 that we have decided to round our theme off with a dress up day where we will all come dressed as a character from any traditional story or fairy tale. We will spend the day in character doing lots of lovely…

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 22 March 2014

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Traditional tale fun!

We are continuing our traditional tale fun with lots of great activities within the classroom. The classroom was remarkably tidy today-considering all of the gingerbread men the children baked and only a few currants made it onto the floor! The children continue to work hard and enjoy the…

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Scarecrows

We are designing and making scarecrows this week to help keep the birds away from the seeds in our outdoor farmyard! If you have any old children clothes, hats, scarves or gloves we would be very grateful for them. Thank you.

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 9 February 2014

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Number bonds to 10

In year 1, we have been learning about our number bonds to 10 through fun songs and activities. To support this learning further, click here to access a range of games.

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Reading

Just a little reminder to all parents to jot down a short note in reading journals about how your child is managing with reading at home. Please let us know if they are coping with the books sent home or if you are enjoying sharing other stories with them. Any notes can be used to support our…

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Year 1 spellings

Well done to the Year 1 children who are dealing really well with weekly spellings. It is great to see that they are practising at home and this will really help to support their writing across the curriculum in school. This week we are looking at 'th' and how it is used at the start of each of…

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Wellies

In Class 1 over the next couple of weeks we will be turning our outdoor area into a farmyard as we read 'The Little Red Hen' and 'The Enormous Turnip'. Please could you make sure your child has a pair of wellies in our outdoor area as they will be digging out an allotment area as well as digging…

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 19 January 2014

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The Three Little Pigs

Over the last week we have had various visits and letters from the Wolf and other characters from the story of the Three Little Pigs.  During music sessions we have learnt some fun and exciting songs and have enjoyed building a new house outside for the pigs, which is fantastic!  We have enjoyed…

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Welcome back

Welcome back and hope all have you have had a wonderful Christmas break.  We enjoyed a great theme last term and the children have come back excited and keen to enjoy our next theme of 'Once Upon A Time'. A brief overview can be accessed by clicking here.

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Best wishes to you all!

From everyone in Class 1, we wish you a very merry Christmas and all the best for a wonderful new year. It's has been a busy first term in school and we can't believe that it has all gone so quickly. Many thanks to all of you for your support across the school and we hope that you all enjoyed the…

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Cloakroom

As the winter arrives our children are thankfully wrapping up warm with hats, scarves and gloves. Our cloakroom however being very small is becoming littered with the accessories as the coat pegs are not able to cope with the added clothing. We have therefore emptied what was the lost property…

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 23 November 2013

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Other useful links

http://www.pearsonphonics.co.uk/General/FunStuff.aspx

Letters and Sounds

Topmarks parent page

 

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Toy theme

Thanks to all of you for sending in a toy from home to support our theme in school. There was a note on the last class newsletter regarding sending in a toy from home and it is not too late if your child wants to bring one in from home. Some have been sent into school in a clear labelled bag to…

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Many thanks

Many thanks to all of you that were able to attend the phonics and early reading session this morning. We hope that you found the session useful and if we can offer any further assistance then please let us know. If any parents were unable to attend but would like an information booklet, please…

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Booktime

A special Booktime pack should have come home with each reception child this evening. This is a free book pack to enjoy sharing at home.  We ave looked at ' Tom's Mad Mop' together at the end of the day and will share 'But Excuse Me Is That My Book' tomorrow. We will share them in school but it is…

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A Toy's Story

Our next theme will be A Toy's Story and a brief overview is provided here.

 

 

 

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Success of Science Week

The full week was a huge success across the whole school and we hope that the children were able to tell you about some of the fun activities they encountered. From a positive start on the Monday, watching Elephant' s toothpaste burst out in the hall, the Knowsley Safari Outreach was very popular.…

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First day of Science week went with a flash and a bang!

 

 

We've all enjoyed our first day of Science week with a range of activities within a whole school assembly, classroom activities and sessions on the Flashbang science lab. We had fun making play dough in class and investigated different forces we use, plus ways of making our coloured…

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Sensory zone in Class 1

 

Dear parents and carers, 

                                       We are running a 'sensory zone' in Class 1 on Thursday of Science week ( 24th October).  We will set up small stations for you and your child to use your senses to find out what you can smell or feel.  We will address…

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Parent's evening

Many thanks to you all for attending today- it was lovely to meet all new parents and catch up with existing ones! Apologies to those who had to wait a while to see us...we obviously chat too much and will bear this in mind for next time.  We spoke about lots of different things with you but if…

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High Frequency Words

The Reception children have brought home a small envelope containing some high frequency words. These are words that are commonly used but may not be decodable using the phonics strategies they are learning in school. These words are learnt best by repetition and can be spotted within many books…

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Lancashire Evening Post

A photographer from the Lancashire Evening Post came into school today to take a group photograph of our Reception children.The newspaper visits all the local schools at this time of year and does a class photo of the new starters. The children were sat together in our home corner and they all…

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 11 October 2013

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Overcoming the dinner hall!

Well done to all of the reception children for surviving the dinner hall.  We have moved out of the classroom and into the dinner hall to eat lunch with the rest of the school.  It can be quite an overwhelming experience as it is very busy, but the children have dealt very well with it-and what…

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Reception reading books

The children have brought home a new school reading book to share with you at home. There is guidance at the start of the books to help you and your child and we hope that you have fun spotting the characters that were sent home last week. Please use the characters alongside the book so that your…

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Well Done Reception

Congratulations to all our Reception children who have just completed their first full week at school. There were some very sleepy eyes on Friday morning  but they have coped really well. Well done Children !

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Posted by Miss Woodward on 28 September 2013

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Book characters

There are some book characters within your Reception child's book bag this evening. These are from the reading scheme we use within school and should help you and your child become more familiar of the characters. There is a picture and also a short introduction to each one. Please take the time…

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First full class PE lesson

Well...we survived our first full class PE lesson and managed to get all items of clothing back into PE bags! We had a great time warming up to our Bean game and our class Special Helper did a great job of leading the children in other warm up and cool down activities. There were balls and bean…

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First day for Reception children

Well done to all the new children who started school today! There were many activities going on within Class 1 to help them settle in and these will continue over the next few days.  All of the children settled well and looked extremely smart in their school uniforms-many thanks for labelling all…

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Reading books

Year 1 children may have brought an extra book home with them tonight.  This is a book for you to enjoy together and support the use of phonics to decode many of the words. The book is a free choice and can be changed back in the classroom when the children are ready.

Many thanks, Mrs Clitheroe…

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All About Me Overview

Click here to read about some of the things we will be looking at in Class 1.

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All About Me

We begin the new school year based around the theme 'All About Me' and hope to enjoy many exciting and challenging learning opportunities. We will keep you updated on the theme, so that you can chat to your child about what they have been learning, and be able to enjoy any photographs or pieces of…

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