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Learning at Loughton Manor First School


Everything we do at Loughton Manor First School is based on our aim "building a life-long love of learning in a safe and happy school." We try our hardest to live out this belief in all our work and play.


Please click on your child's year group on the right to get termly curriculum information. Remember to check your weekly ParentMail to find out what your child is learning each week.

Weekly Curriculum Information for Parents

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Monkeys Planning for week beginning 19 November

Next week Monkeys will be talking about Birthdays as part of our Celebrations topic. We will be reading Kipper’s Birthday by Mick Inkpen, and finding out about how birthdays are celebrated. They will be making and mark making in cards and on invitations.

In Maths we will be continuing to match numbers with the corresponding amount by putting the candles on a numbered cake. At the end of the week we will be having a class birthday party for which we will be icing and eating a biscuit.

We will be beginning to use the instruments in small group music sessions and will be starting to learn some songs for our Christmas sing song on Tuesday 11th December.

It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible at the health and well-being parent workshop on Thursday at 6.15pm, another great way to get involved in your child’s learning.


Zebras, Pandas and Tigers Planning for week beginning 19 November

Our theme for next week is Birthdays once again.


In Literacy, we will be reading "Monty at the Party" by Diana Bentley and "Kipper's Birthday" by Mick Inkpen. The children will be writing lists of things they need to help them celebrate their class animal's birthday on Thursday afternoon.


In Maths, the children will be counting back on a number line and collecting data to make a class birthday graph.


We will be making hats and birthday place name mats for our party on Thursday also. Our role play area will be a Birthday tea party so the children can act out their real life experiences.


We will also be icing rich tea biscuits to eat at the party next week so please let your child's class teacher know about any allergies on Monday.


The children will also be coming home with words and songs to learn for our Nativity so please could you help them to practise these.


On Wednesdays each week the children have a library session, please could you make sure that their library book is kept in their book bag after you have shared it so that these can be returned. If the book is not returned, the children cannot borrow a new one that week.


Please can we remind you once again to practise keywords and sounds daily and encourage your child to notice these in their books whilst reading each day. This really helps the children to make the link between phonics and reading. If you need any guidance or support with this, please talk to your child's class teacher.


On Thursday 22nd November at 6.15 pm we are running a health and well being parent workshop which will detail how we help the children to develop their mindfulness and ensure their mental and physical well being. Please let the office staff know if you will be attending.


Thank you so much for your continued support.

The Foundation Stage team.


Year 1 Planning for week beginning 19 November

Next week in Year One we will be using a video clip as a basis for our English and Maths work. In English we will be hot seating characters from the clip, writing a letter to the main characters, and writing a class story using a range of adjectives. In Maths we will be continuing our work on number bonds, learning to partition numbers in different ways. We will be using this to complete number sentences with missing numbers in varying positions. In our topic lessons we will be comparing old and new toys. Please could the children bring in a toy (not a very precious or breakable one!) on Monday, in a named bag, to use in our Science lesson. We will be learning about materials in our science lesson and will be linking this to our work on toys.


Year 2 Planning for week beginning 19 November

A huge thank you for the lovely donations for Children In Need! The children were super on their walk around Loughton.


We hope your children enjoyed the trip to the library and are enjoying the book they have borrowed!


In English next week we will begin to explore poetry. We will read several poems and discuss similarities between them. Children will also be reciting a poem using actions to help them remember the verses. At the end of the week children will plan and write their own verses of a poem all about sounds.


In maths we will continue to use methods to subtract numbers. We will compare the methods we have learnt and try them out to see if they give the same answer for a calculation.


In geography we will be looking closely at the seas that surround the United Kingdom. We will also be reseaching famous pirates and finding out about a day in the life of a pirate

Curriculum - this term



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