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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 11th November 


Next week in Monkeys our focus is families. We will be talking about the similarities and differences between families and who lives in their house. In key worker groups we will be developing our communication and language, reinforcing  listening skills. We will be sharing lots of stories about families, including My Dad written be Anthony Browne and I Love my Mummy by Giles Andreae and Emma Dodd.


In Maths our focus will be number recognition and matching the numeral and quantity correctly. 


Please remember Friday is Children in Need day and the children can come to school wearing interesting headgear! 


Have a lovely weekend, see you next week.


Zebras, Pandas and Tigers Planning for week beginning 11th November


Next week we are continuing our theme of Festivals and Families by taking a closer look at who is in our family and looking at the similarities and differences between families.


In Literacy, our focus text will be ‘The Great Big Book of Families’ by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith. 


In Maths, we will be finding one more than a given number and physically jumping on one on a number line.


In Phonics, we will be revisiting the letter shapes and sounds covered so far to help us sound say and write words.


The children will be adding the features to their self portraits as well as drawing pictures of their family to frame.


On Friday 15th November we are raising money for Children in Need. We would like the children to come wearing interesting headgear e.g. a hat, a headband, a deely bopper or ribbons and bows. We also ask for a donation of £1 towards this very worthy cause.


Thank you for your continued support.


The Foundation Stage Team 


Year 1 Planning for week beginning 11th November


We hope you have all enjoyed being back at school after our half term break.  We have certainly enjoyed hearing about Halloween, fireworks and all the exciting things that the children have been up to during their holidays. 


In the coming week, we will be using a new focus text in English 'That rabbit belongs to Emily Brown', but will be keeping the ending a secret - so no spoilers please!  The children will be using their creativity and imagination to design a fantasy world where they might go if they were Emily Brown....


We have begun maths work on subtraction this  past week, and will be looking at further methods to secure our understanding of taking away numbers.  We will then be checking our understanding of all the methods we have learned for both addition and subtraction. 


In our History topic, we are using ourselves to look at how we have changed over time.  The children will be using their own baby pictures (please remember to send this in before Monday) to compare their own milestones now they are in Year 1. 


We will be keeping ourselves moving in PE by concentrating on galloping and changing direction with good control.  In our music lessons we are learning more call and response songs, concentrating on keeping a steady beat whilst introducing new rhythms. 


Thank you for the cereal boxes and supplies for junk modelling that you have been putting aside for us - it is very much appreciated.  In addition, and for the rest of the term, please could we have any of the Pringle-type tube lids (round and clear plastic)?  


We do feel the need to mention again that morning snacks MUST be fresh or dried fruit or vegetables only please. Other foods will be kept and sent home;  we do always have spare fresh fruit in school.


Year 2 Planning for week beginning 11th November


Welcome back to the second half of our Autumn term! We hope you all had a lovely half term holiday as we have certainly heard of many adventures from the children. 


On Thursday this week (14th November) we will be visiting the Mosque. If you haven't returned your permission slip, you must do so as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience with rescheduling this trip. 


As part of our English lessons we will continue to read The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch. Children will take part in a drama activity by acting out parts of the story. As well as this, children will learn about alliteration. 


Please support your children with learning their spellings every week as this will help them in their independent work. Our spelling quiz for this coming week will be on Friday 15th November and NOT Thursday due to our trip.  


In Maths we will continue to learn different strategies for subtraction. Children will be exploring different methods of subtraction. This week, we have been using concrete objects which you could continue to use at home. We are also talking about the different language related to subtraction. Ask your child what they can tell you about subtraction. 


In Topic, we will be learning about the heroic story of Grace Darling as we begin to explore history. This will link closely with our English learning as we will be sequencing the story. 


On Friday, in support of Children in Need please can children wear ’interesting’ headgear.  This could be a hat, Pudsey ears, deely boppers or ribbons and bows.  Please don’t go to any expense, any of these could be homemade. We are asking for a £1 donation to take part. In Year 2, children will be taking part in a Fit and Fun Festival so can we ask that all children come to school wearing their PE kit. They will stay in this all day so please ensure it is weather appropriate. 


Don't forget the parent e-safety workshop on Monday 11th November at 6pm!


 



 



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