Julia Donaldson Class

Welcome to Julia Donaldson Class!


In class this year you will find Mrs Gleed, Mrs Brooks and Mrs. Sheikh.


Please do not forget about our WOW moments! We really want to celebrate all of your children's achievements so please fill in your WOW moments for us!

This term in English we are going to be exploring 'Traditional Tales.' We are going to be reading the story The Gingerbread Man. We will spend time learning the story map, re-telling the story and then changing parts of the story to create our own version! We are then going to be continuing to develop our reading and writing skills through units based on the Nativity.
This term in Maths, Year 1 are exploring addition and subtraction within 20! 
Foundation are exploring numbers from 0-10.
This term we are finding all about The Great Fire of London! We have just had a fantastic day baking bread, making houses ready to have our own fire in the playground, different crafts and dressing up as Stuarts. We are so excited to get stuck in with our topic. 
*Pictures to follow!*
This term we are learning about Living things and their Habitats. We will be sorting and classifying, investigating different habitats and what we need to stay alive.  We will also learn to tell the difference between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive.
Our topics for this term are: Sacraments and then we will begin developing our understanding of Advent and Christmas. 
Home learning 
We expect children to read with parents at least 3 times a week. Please sign so we know you are ready for a new book and we can award your child with a sticker on their chart.
Every Monday, the children will be given a list of spellings to practice and will be tested on these the following Monday. 


We will be using Leap in to life for our daily PE sessions, please provide children with plimsolls if you would like them to change into them for this.

Please could you provide a PE kit for your child. A Cathedral school green t-shirt and black shorts or leggings will be fine (a white polo shirt will be acceptable).

Useful Links for Julia Donaldson Class
Stars of the week!
Please make sure you check the newsletter to see which children have been stars each week!
We continue to invite parents into assembly to share these achievements.
Things to remember for school
We are outside in all weathers so please provide your child with a waterproof coat every day.
The Journey of Julia Donaldson Class