St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Year 1             Miss Blacoe          Term 2

Article 30: You have the right to practice your own culture, language or religion.

Class Newsletter

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Welcome back Year 1 to another exciting term. I hope you have a restful half term break and are looking forward to learning about our new topic.

This term is based around our question of ‘How do we celebrate?’ We will be using the ideas drafted last term to research about different celebrations both in this country as well as around the world and compare and contrast the different traditions. We will also be learning about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot, developing a greater understanding of why we celebrate Bonfire Night. As usual there will be opportunities each week for you to bring any objects, pictures or books, based around the celebrations theme. You may like to share some pictures or stories about where and when you have celebrated birthdays, christenings, weddings or religious festivals. Try talking to your parents and grandparents about the places they have celebrated or how people celebrate differently in our different cultures.

In RE, our topic is belonging and we have considered the different groups we belong to. We learnt about the story of Jesus and the children so that we recognise just how special we are. We have also been learning that through our Baptism, we belong to the family of God.

The children have written some beautiful prayers in response to belonging.

UNCRC Article 9- You have the right to be part of a family.

Article 15- You have the right to choose your own friends and set up different groups as long as it is not harmful to others.

  Let us pray: 

When I wake up in the morning, 

Thank you God, for being there. 

When I come to school each day, 

Thank you God, for being there. 

When I am playing with my friends, 

Thank you God, for being there. 

When I go to bed at night, 

Thank you God, for being there. 

Keep your eyes open as we complete various activities we will post photographs on our class page to celebrate our achievements.

 

Useful Websites to support Learning:

 BBC Schools

 http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/

www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phases 2-5)

http://www.kidsknowit.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (Times table and number bond games)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15351828 - Gunpowder Plot

http://mocomi.com/learn/culture/festivals/