Roll up! Roll up! It’s market week!

What a fantastic end we have had to the first half term. We could not be prouder of the achievements the children have made over the last seven weeks, both academically and pastorally.

On Monday we learned about where money comes from. We could describe the money we use in the UK and name different coins and notes. We know that we can exchange coins and notes for goods- perfect preparation for our Victorian Market. We learned about regular and irregular income and we know that we earn money from doing different jobs. It was so inspirational sharing our dreams and aspirations for the job’s we might do when we are older. Then we thought about how we use money in more detail. We considered the different ways we use money in our own lives and demonstrated that we knew why we need money. We thought about the essential things we need to spend our money on before we treat ourselves.

On Tuesday we had a special visitor in school who taught us what it was like to go to school in Victorian times. We travelled back in time and sat in rows, with our own slate for writing. After our times table drills, we learned Lewis Carroll’s ‘How Doth the Little Crocodile’. We are very glad that our learning is so much more collaborative and interesting.

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Wednesday was market day in KS1! We would like to extend a massive thank you to parents and carers for supporting this event. We raised £565, which is a huge achievement.

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Next half term we will be learning about ‘Celebrations around the World’. Over the half term break, we would like your child to complete at least one project on this theme, which will support their learning next half term. Projects are due in on Thursday 3rd November. Further information about the projects can be found in your child’s homework book.

Spelling and maths fluency will still be a big priority next half term. Please continue to practise the Y1 and Y2 spellings and the number bonds to 20 with your child over the half term break. Your child now has their new number facts to learn for next half term too- these are the 2 times table number facts. Repetition is essential for good memory recall.