Fawns, Shrews and Moles: Years 1 and 2 - Ages 5 to 7
Unit 1 are researching light and dark and also looking at Celebrations and other cultures, for example Chinese New Year
A very warm welcome back from the Unit 1 staff team to your children and to you as parents! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas Holiday and a Happy New Year to you all!
Firstly we would like to take this opportunity to say a great big thank you for your support in a very busy and slightly hectic Autumn term, which of course included our fabulous Unit 1 production ‘Bethlehem’s Buzzin’’. We hoped you enjoyed watching it as much as we enjoyed performing it.
We would also like to thank the brave army of parents who came to help with our Christmas party at the end of last term, it all went very smoothly – we couldn’t have done it without you.
Once again we have a very fun, creative and extremely exciting curriculum planned for the half term ahead of us. We recognise the huge importance of working together to support the needs of all the children and look forward to continuing the partnership with you, the parents and guardians of the children in our care. If you have any questions about the information provided or any other concerns please do not hesitate to contact us, all the members of staff from Unit 1 will be more than happy to answer any queries you have, just pop in and see us.
This half term our new topic is Celebrations and we intend to begin with BANG. There really is only one way to launch a topic called Celebrations, we are going to celebrate starting the new year (and cheer us up in the gloomy January weather) by holding a fancy dress party!! This will take place on the afternoon of Friday 10th January. The children will all be invited to wear fancy dress clothes for the day (if they wish); they can dress up as something, wear party clothes or wear their favourite clothes.
Throughout the topic we will be investigating and researching celebrations that are held in countries around the world; looking at where, why and how they are celebrated. We will also be looking at the celebrations the children and other members of their families have experienced. They will be collecting together information about these celebrations such as photographs, cards, invitations and memories to create a celebration montage.
We already know the interest you take in your child’s learning, if you can, please discuss with your child the work they have done as the half term progresses and let them teach you if they can. In particular, you might be able to help your child with their research by discussing with your children your own memories of family celebrations, celebrations when you were a child and celebrations you might have seen in countries around the world. If you have photographs of any of these please get out the album and reminisce!
The Unit 1 team
We have had a Welly and Mac day today (28 Feb) to raise money for a school in Somerset