Happy New year from Class 1.  Our theme this spring term is ‘War and Peace’.  We have some exciting learning planned this term and hopefully some interesting visitors.  Literacy will be covering fictional and non-fictional text linked with World War II. Parents will continue to see the children’s written progress through the ‘Big Write’ books which will be sent home on a regular basis.  We encourage parents and carers to read daily with their children (little and often).  At school there will be daily group and individual reading sessions with all the children together with phonics and spelling skills.  Spellings will be tested weekly, based on high frequency words and phonics.  In our maths we will using the maths scheme ‘Maths – No Problem’ which involves lots of the use of drawings and objects, together with ‘Big Maths’ tests and White Rose problem solving. The Big Maths tests will be sent home so parents can see the children’s progress with arithmetic.  PE will focus on dance and indoor sports.  In RE the children will be learning about the Christian, Jewish and Hindu religions. Science will look at light, sound and electricity.  Our ICT will continue to develop the children’s use of the Purple Mash programs in particular email, programming and word processing. All the children have their own logins and are welcome to use any of the programs on purple mash which are both safe to use and educational, all you need is internet access.  There are plenty of stories to read on serial mash using the same login, please contact Mr Watson if you don’t have you child’s login details.  The homework will be a combination of weekly reading, maths and spelling, and project work over the term.  It will be a busy term ending in with Easter.  Regular posts of the children’s learning will be posted on our website, Facebook and twitter.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to pop into the class and talk to Mr Watson, Miss Doney or Miss Beadle, we work as a team and are all involved in the children’s learning and progress.