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Creative Challenge - Kindness Poster

Your creative challenge is to create a poster for your window.  This poster is going to have a very important job – to remind everyone that walks past your house that although we are all different, we should always treat others fairly and with kindness.  Article 2 of the UN Convention on the rights of the child tells us that all children have the same rights no matter who they are. 

You may have seen on the news recently, or maybe your parents have been talking about the protests that have been going on all around the world.  These protests are happening because sadly racism is still going on in different countries and it’s making people very unhappy.   Racism is when people are not treated fairly just because they have different colour skin or are from a different part of the world.  

You can look at the attached powerpoint to help explain this topic.

This is a great Sesame Street story all about how we are all different but the same!


These things will help your poster do a great job: 

bright colours – it could have a picture or big bright lettering 

- a powerful message – try to make your main message short but strong! 

persuasive language – think about how you are going to help people to do the right thing!  You can be bossy! 

 Key words that you could use: kind/kindness, racism, difference, love, celebrate, respect, special, peace.

Remember, you can make your poster however you want! There is no right or wrong way of doing it!

Here are some examples of posters that other people have made to give you some ideas: 




Please send us a picture of your posters once you have completed them!

Have fun!

Story Time

'Mog the Forgetful Cat' read by Ms Shahid (part 1 and part 2)

Mog the Forgetful Cat part 1.mp4Mog the Forgetful Cat part 2.mp4

'Peace at Last' read by Ms Chalon


'Panther and Frog' read by Ms Riaz

Photo from Carly - Jane Kathro

Dear Parents,

We hope you had a lovely half term. Please find our Spring 2 Newsletter below.  
Our core texts for this half term are ‘The Lonely Beast’ by Chris Judge and ‘The Queen’s Hat’ by Steve Antony.
Main themes:
• Instructions using time conjunctions
• Story writing
• Poetry
We will be learning to use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks in our writing. We will also be learning to use the suffixes –ing, -ed, -er and -est and also the prefix ‘un’.
You can help your child by encouraging any form of writing at home.  It would be helpful to let them orally retell their favourite stories, write stories using their imaginations, write recounts of events from the weekend/holidays and encourage them to keep a diary.
You can help your child by reading each night for at least five to ten minutes and signing their reading diary. It can be a book sent from school or any that you have at home or from the library. Please feel free to record all of their reading in their reading records.

Key topics:

• Length and Height
• Weight and Volume
• Money (recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes)
• Time (o’clock and half past)

How you can help
You can help your child by supporting them to complete their homework which will be sent every Friday, talk to them about different notes and coins when shopping, compare lengths and heights of different everyday objects using key vocabulary (e.g. taller, shorter, bigger, smaller, smallest).

Creative Curriculum

Key Question: ‘When is the Queen’s Birthday’

During our Creative Curriculum sessions we will:
• Learn what a monarchy is and the qualities needed to be a good monarch
• Find out about and compare the lives of Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria
• To compare paintings of Queen Elizabeth 1 and Queen Victoria
• To create a painting of the Queen using pointillism
• To compare Queen Elizabeth’s II childhood with her grandchildren’s childhood
Topic: Seasonal Changes

We will be learning about the changes in season across the four seasons, describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

PE lessons will take place every Tuesday and Friday. Children must have their PE kit in school on these days.

Part 1

A project will go out each half term. We provide several ideas for projects for your child to complete over the half term with a celebration date in the last week of the half term. The aim of the homework is for you and your child to share their learning together and to enjoy their learning.
Part 2
Weekly homework will be given every Friday and should be returned on the following Wednesday.  Homework will involve a spelling activity and a maths activity linked to the weeks learning. We understand that some children find homework tricky so we do endeavour to make the weekly tasks quick and fun. Please don’t
hesitate to speak to your class teacher if you have any further questions.

Yours faithfully,
Year 1 team

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