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We hope you have all had a restful and yet enjoyable half term.


This term we will be learning about lifecycles and thinking about how animals grow and change.
We will be learning about the lifecycle of a hen, butterfly and ladybird. In order for the children to gain a greater concept of animal lifecycles what better way than witnessing the change at first hand. We are lucky enough to be receiving a few surprise visitors over the half term.
Forest Schools: this half term Class 1 will have this amazing opportunity. This is something which all children will get the chance to partake in. It will give the children a ‘hands-on’ experience of a woodland area with fun filled activities as well.

Forest school sessions for Class 1 will take place on a Tuesday.

Our celebration this half term will be Easter where we will learn about why we celebrate Easter and the different activities we could do to celebrate this such as; an Easter egg hunt!




Image result for pencil clipart clipartLiteracy Focus:

We will be focusing on writing simple words and sentences. We will be writing stories using a story map as well as writing captions for pictures about life cycles.





Mathematics Focus:

During our Maths sessions we will be focusing on time and when we do different things in a day,  ordering objects by length, recognising and writing numbers to 20 and working on addition problems





Image result for thought bubble clipart A few Reminders:

· Please make sure all school uniform is labelled

· Ensure your child has a tracksuit for PE—if it is dry they will be going outside.




Image result for home clipart How to help at home:


· Hear them read as often as possible

· Read lots of stories to them to support their story telling language

· Ask your child questions about stories they have read

· Talk about animals and how to care for them

· Go on walks with your child and talk about the world around them





Our Class Rules

Curriculum Letters

Here you will find the curriculum letters. These will provide you with a more detailed overview of each half term, including; ideas about how you can help your child at home useful information you may need to know as well as an overview of the key areas of learning.



Fundamental British Values

At Baddow Hall Infant School we recognise our role in promoting fundamental British values.



In Foundation Stage examples of this are:


Voting for class rules, making decisions as a group and expressing personal choices.


Understanding the need for rules and laws and the consequences attached to breaking them. School and class rules. Rules for clubs and games.


 Highlighting the right of freedom of speech and choice of activity within the rules set out above.


Understanding that we are all different and have different opinions and interests and that these differences need to be respected.  Expressing our opinions, needs and interests appropriately and with consideration of others'.


These values are modeled by all staff and are reinforced throughout the curriculum, in assemblies and at all times throughout the school day.



Below you will find link to online games and songs which can be used to support you child with their Maths Skills, Reading and Writing.

Phonics Song 2 (new version)

It's a phonics song with a picture for each letter. This is designed to help children learn the sounds of the letters in the English alphabet. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. Copyright 2012 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved.

The Big Numbers Song

It's a numbers song for children and adults. Count from 0 to 100 and from a hundred to a trillion. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. Copyright 2011 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved.

Shapes Song 2

A shapes song for children. If this video corrupts, please try the link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1xvpti6h0A This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. Copyright 2011 A.J.

The /k/ phoneme - Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Watch Mr Thorne and Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, learning letters and sounds along the way. Please LIKE the video and SUBSCRIBE to our channel! Geraldine's Phonics Land for iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/geraldines-phonics-land-spelling/id1063166043?mt=8 Geraldine's Phonics Land 2 for iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/geraldines-phonics-land-spelling/id1065226096?mt=8 Geraldine the Giraffe storybook on Amazon ...