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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 20th May

Next week is the last before half term, and we will be learning about water transport and pirates. It is a very busy week with another Stay and Play session and Pirate Day.


In Literacy, we will be reading lots of pirate books but our focus text will be Mr Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham. In the role play area we will have a prop box and make a boat shape with the wooden bricks so the children can re-enact the story. 

In Maths we will continue to recognise numerals and count 1:1 with animals and pirates.


Friday is our annual Pirate day when the children will be able to dress up as a pirate, just a striped t shirt will do, please don’t buy an expensive outfit. There will be lots of pirate themed activities for them do during the day. The children will be making treasure maps by staining paper with coffee before drawing on a route to the treasure.

Next Wednesday 22nd May is Stay and Play and we hope to see you even if you can only spare a short time. Our focus is on two areas of the curriculum, Expressive Arts and Design and Forest School. This is your chance to come and see what happens in Forest School with Mrs Humphreys, our specialist Forest School teacher. We look forward to seeing you!

Zebras, Pandas and Tigers Planning for week beginning 20th May

Thank you so much to everyone who attended the May Fayre. The rain held off and it proved to be a very successful event.

Next week we are looking at sea transport, culminating in a Pirate Day on Friday 24th May.

Our focus text for Literacy will be "Mr Gumpy's Outing" by John Burningham. The children will be writing a character description of their pirate and writing a message in a bottle.

In Maths, we are revisiting ordering numbers and counting on or back using a number line.

Please could your child come dressed as a Pirate on Friday leaving all weapons at home. There is no need to go to much expense as a pair of jeans or their school trousers and a stripy t-shirt will be fine.

We will be making treasure maps, pirate hats and going on a treasure hunt also.

The children will also be investigating magnets and making their own boats.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Foundation Stage Team.

Year 1 Planning for week beginning 20th May

Next week in Year One, in our English lessons we will be exploring the school grounds.  We will be writing a description of our favourite place in school.  We will be using adjectives to make lour writing more interesting.

In Maths we will be finishing our work on fractions, reviewing what we have learnt.  We will begin to introduce the concept of multiplication, by creating equal groups of objects.

Our germinating sunflowers have now been transferred to beds in front to f the brown sheds.  You can watch their progress over the rest of the summer term.

Don’t forget, it is ‘Books at Bedtime’ on Tuesday at 6.00-7.00pm. If you have not yet returned your slip and would like to come, it is not too late!!

Please check our ever growing lost property for your child’s items of clothing.  Also, please do try to make sure that you name your child’s uniform.

If your child gets any medals, certificates or trophies from, for example a sporting, music or dance achievement, we would love to celebrate this in our Friday assemblies.  Do let us know, please.

If you have any spare newspapers at home please could you bring them in next week.  Many thanks.

Year 2 Planning for week beginning 20th May

A huge thank you to everyone that supported our May Fayre on Saturday, we hope you had a lovely time. The children’s hard work clearly paid off as their dances were fabulous - well done Year 2!

Well done to all the strings and brass players who performed on Thursday night. It was lovely to see so many parents beaming with pride!

This week we will be completing the last of our 'special work'.  In English lessons we will be continuing to read The Twits by Roald Dahl. We will focus on the appearance and personalities of the main characters using evidence  from the text to justify our descriptions. 

Over the last two weeks the children have learnt about the parts of a flower and their functions.  They have also learnt about habitats. This week the children will continue to explore different habitats and understand how living things survive in their habitat.

If your child gets any medals, certificates or trophies from, for example a sporting, music or dance achievement, we would love to celebrate this in our Friday assemblies. Do let us know, please.

Curriculum - this term

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