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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 14th January


Next week we will be introducing our new role play area - the hairdressers where the children will be able to act out their own experiences of having their hair washed and styled. No scissors involved!

Our focus text for the week is ‘Need a Trim Jim’ by Kaye Umansky. We will be listening to and learning about rhyming words.

At the end of the week we will be making a cress head in a plastic cup and observing the cress hair growing.

There are still some appointments available for parent consultations next week, so please speak to one of the Monkeys team if you would like to book a time. I look forward to seeing you!


Zebras, Pandas and Tigers Planning for week beginning 14th January


Happy New Year and welcome back.

Thank you for all the lovely cards and gifts that we received.

Our theme for this half term is "Let's Go Shopping". The children are thoroughly enjoying trying on all the shoes and serving customers in our role play shoe shop.

Next week our focus text will be "The Elves and the Shoemaker".

In literacy, the children will be acting out and retelling the story as well as making their own mini books.

In maths, we will be looking at adding two numbers together with a focus on doubling.

The children will be designing their own slippers.

We will also be turning a box into a shop on the art table.

The children will be bringing home some more sounds and another set of keywords for you to practise together.

Zebras and Tigers are having PE on Monday for this half term. There is no change to Pandas PE day.

Bugtopia will be visiting school in a couple of weeks and we just wanted to remind you to return your form and contribution as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Foundation Stage Team


Year 1 Planning for week beginning 14th January


We're already well into the swing of the Spring term and looking forward to lots of exciting learning and activities.

In Maths we are beginning to explore measuring, focusing on weight. We will be learning mathematical vocabulary for measurement, and finding out how we can use equipment and objects to measure and compare weight.

Last week we began our new topic 'Victorians'. We have been looking at what this term means, and learning about exciting Victorian inventions we still use today. This week we will looking in more detail at Queen Victoria's life and influences.

In English, we will be looking at traditional tales this half term, beginning with understanding the key features of traditional tales then reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to get us started. We will be using drama, retelling and sequencing to get us really involved in these wonderful fairy tales.


Year 2 Planning for week beginning 14th January


We wish you a Happy New Year and hope you have all had a wonderful break.

In English this coming week we will be beginning our topic of traditional tales. We will be looking at the 'key ingredients' of traditional tales and exploring the appearance and personality of some of the characters.

Since returning to school, we have revisited our learning of multiplication and begun to explore division in our maths lessons. This week we will consolidate all of our leaning and apply the methods we have learnt.

This half term we will focus on history. In out first history lesson, the children will explore time periods in British History.

This week your child has brought home some spellings to learn. Please check your child's bag for these as it has been a while since we had spellings and they may have forgotten to get them out!

As we are already back into the swing of things, please ensure your child has a full PE kit with them at school. This needs to be appropriate for indoor and outdoor PE.

Earlier this week you will have received a letter about our trip to Hazard Alley (The Safety Centre). Please sign and return this as soon as you can.

Curriculum - this term



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