Happy New Year! We hope you all had a fun and relaxing break. 
The children have come back to school full of enthusiasm and excitement which is lovely to see. 
We introduced our new topic, Africa, by watching The Lion King this week, to help the children imagine what African landscapes look like and the type of animals that live there. Then in our topic lessons we asked the children to discuss and share all that they know about Africa.
In Science, we have been looking at a range of different animals and describing their distinguishing features and how they are similar or different.
In Literacy, we have started our book for this half term, Lila and the Secret of Rain by David Conway and Jude Daly, and we have focused on describing the different feelings and emotions the main character, Lila, experiences throughout the text. 
We have been busy learning to tell the time to the nearest hour and half hour in Maths, so over the weekend, perhaps, you could practise this using an analogue clock or watch at home.
We are really looking forward to another busy and productive term and thank you in advance for all your support.
Have a restful weekend.
The Year 1 Team