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Paxcroft Primary School

Term 1

Welcome back to school for our first term! It has been wonderful to spend time with the children and build positive relationships with them.




This term, we will be learning all about London. The children will be exploring transport, landmarks and the other countries and capital cities within the United Kingdom. The children will spend time comparing London to Trowbridge and they will finish their learning by showcasing their knowledge by creating a tourist guide.


In English, we will be writing a planet fact file, based on the story Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers. Within this we will be developing our sentence structures with a focus of capital letters, full stops and using statements. Later in the term, we will be reading the stories Beegu by Alexis Deacon and The Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram. We will be developing our ability to discuss different texts and answer questions and form opinions based on these.


In Maths, we will be covering Place Value to 20 (Year 1) and Place Value to 100 (Year 2), which includes counting forwards and backwards, identifying one more and one less, comparing numbers of objects and writing numbers in words. We will embed our use of sentence stems to articulate our understanding. Alongside this, we will be using manipulatives to showcase our knowledge.

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