Sheerness West Federation

Welcome back. We hope you have had a lovely break and are ready for a very busy and exciting term. We will start our new topic Splendid skies with the story Room on the Broom as a hook for our literacy lessons. In numeracy we will look at 2d shapes and their properties. Our science this term will look at seasons and the weather.

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This week we will be making pizza faces with healthy ingredients. We will use our pizzas to help us think about halving in numeracy as well as part of our science. In literacy we will complete a proud cloud. We will think and write about what we have achieved this term and begin to think about what we would like to learn next term.

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This week we will look at subtraction, we will do this practically and then start recording our answers. In literacy we will continue with the story Five minutes peace. We will try to write an additional part to the story by using our own ideas about Daddy elephant.

In science we will begin to think about the differing diets of both ourselves and other animals.

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This week we will listen to the story Five minutes peace. We will write a sorry letter to Mummy elephant from the children as our literacy work. In numeracy we will begin to use and record addition, we will use practical activities to support this. In science we will design a healthy plate of food.

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This week we will learn about instruction writing. To help us  understand the importance of instructions and how we write them we will make our own jam sandwich.

In numeracy we will look at doubling numbers, at first to 10 and then up to 20.

In science we are continuing with the five senses.

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This week we will listen to the story Peace at last. We will carry out a range of activities linked to the story during adult directed and child initiated. The children will write a speech bubble for Daddy bear. In numeracy we will think about number facts that make 10 and then 20. In science we will begin to look at senses, this week will be taste and smell.

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Welcome back to school, we hope you have had a lovely summer and are ready for the new school year ahead.

This week in numeracy we will be looking at place value and thinking about more and less.

If you haven’t yet returned your child’s summer bag please do so so we can use it as part of our lessons. In literacy we will continue using our summer bags to help us with our writing, speaking and listening.

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Welcome back, we hope you have had a lovely summer and are ready for the new school year. Please return the bags you have filled over the summer so we can begin our speaking and writing activities. In numeracy we will look at place value, carrying out both practical and recording activities in adult directed and child initiated lessons.

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This week we will be very busy with lots of fun activities. On Monday we will take part in an around the world day. The children will visit other classes to learn about different countries. We are also celebrating 60 years of West Minster School  so will take parts in lots of activities to mark the occasion. Please could we have any empty boxes for junk modelling as we are making rockets to mark 60 years of NASA also.

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This week we will be settling in to our new classes and getting to know each other. We will carry out activities following the same routine as the reception classes to help the children settle in to year 1.

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This week we will look at the last two artists this term and try to recreate their work. We will also have a teddy bears picnic with games and a movie afternoon to end a lovely year in year 1.

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This week we will be looking at lego characters and making speech bubbles for them. We will look at the pictures around the characters to help us decide what they might be saying. We will continue working on multiplication to help us with our recording.

In science we will continue with our science experiments, this week we will choose from a range of materials to make a parachute.

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This week we will continue to plan our comics, working towards producing our own comic page. We are enjoying carrying out science experiments and beginning to record our own predictions and findings. In numeracy we will look at multiplication.

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This term we are using lego as the theme for our topic. We will link in this in to all aspects of our learning, allowing the children’s ideas and interests to lead our activities.

We will also be working extra hard on our phonics in preparation for the phonic screening.

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This week we are going on our school trip to Druidstone park. We are also taking part in a dance workshop on Tuesday. We will continue to look at money in numeracy and begin to make amounts with a range of coins. In literacy we will write about our trip out.

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This week we will be looking at money and begin to understand that each coin has a value. We will use practical and interactive activities to help us buy items in our classes.

We will use our plans from last week to write about how to care for an animal as part of our literacy and science activities.

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This week we are very busy again we have our visit to Rose street to see the owls on Monday and on Thursday the Blue cross is visiting us to help us learn about how to care for animals.

We will write thank you letters to our visitors in literacy and in numeracy we will begin to look at fractions.

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This term we have a new topic, paws, claws and whiskers. We will learn about different types of animals in science and the food they eat.

This week we will begin to learn to tell the time.  In literacy we will write a recount about our Easter holidays.

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This week we will begin to look at measuring weight, we will do this practically, using weighing and balance scales to weigh a range of objects in groups.

In literacy we will listen to the story Red Riding Hood and use this to support our literacy activities. We are working towards writing our own fairy tale using the skills learnt each week during our lessons.

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This term our topic is the Enchanted forest we will use this theme to look at and listen to fairy tales.

In science we will begin to look plants and what they need to grow.

In numeracy we will begin to look at counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

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School Contact Details

Head of School Miss H Brewer

Contact Person Miss D Jamieson

Emailwestminster.office@swfed.co.uk

Telephone 01795 662178

School Address
West Minster Primary School
St. Georges Avenue
Sheerness
Kent, ME12 1ET

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.45am – 3.15pm

Infants:  8.45am – 3.10pm

Nursery  8.30am – 11.30,     12.00pm – 3.00pm