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Learning at Loughton Manor First School


Everything we do at Loughton Manor First School is based on our aim "building a life-long love of learning in a safe and happy school." We try our hardest to live out this belief in all our work and play.


Please click on your child's year group on the right to get termly curriculum information. Remember to check your weekly ParentMail to find out what your child is learning each week.

Curriculum - this term



School Practice

Weekly Curriculum Information for Parents

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Monkeys Planning for week beginning 24th February


We hope you all had a lovely half term holiday in spite of the weather.

This week we are beginning our new topic, The House that Jack Built.  The children will be finding out about different types of homes and talking about their house number.

Today we have listened to the story of Mr Wolfe's pancakes by Jan Farley and all the children had a turn mixing pancake batter for our pancake snack today.  Ask your children which three ingredients we used, hopefully they may remember!


Zebras, Pandas and Tigers Planning for week beginning 24th February


We hope you have had a relaxing half term holiday. Our topic for this half term is Houses and Buildings.
In Literacy, we will be going on a Spring walk and then reading and writing some poems.
In Maths, we will be measuring height and length.
We will be making and sampling pancakes this week also.
If you have any photos of your current home, please could you send them in to school.
Please could we also ask if any of you are builders or estate agents, then please could you let your child’s class teacher know.
One more reminder is that your child will need their outdoor PE kit and PE shoes this half term.


Year 1 Planning for week beginning 24th February


This week in Year One we will be planning and writing a recount in our English lessons.  We will also be writing a description of a winter scene from a photo, focusing on using descriptive language.  In maths we will be introducing a new topic about money.  We will be learning to recognise coins and will be using 1p, 2p and 5p coins to make different amounts.  On Wednesday, we have our Toymaker workshop planned.  Although we have asked for a voluntary contribution to pay for this, we are currently in danger of having to cancel this workshop.  If you haven’t already done so and feel that you are able to pay, we would be extremely grateful.  A large focus of our learning this week will be around learning songs and practising lines for our Year One Performance.  It is on Wednesday 25th March – save the date


Year 2 Planning for week beginning 24th February


We hope you have had a relaxing half term holiday. This half term we will be continuing our topic about the Great Fire of London with our trip to Warwick Castle planned for 26th March 2020. A letter will be coming home soon so please keep an eye out for it!

Once again, can we please ask that you bring in as many cereal sized boxes so that the children can make something spectacular at the end of this week! Thank you. 

In English we are gathering information about the Great Fire of London to write our very own newspaper article. Talk to your children about the layout of a newspaper and some catchy headlines they might like to use.

In Maths we are concentrating on fractions of shapes and quantities. Perhaps you could talk about sharing things equally between the family and working out the fraction for this. 

In Art we are learning about primary and secondary colour mixing, as well as tints and shades. Ask your child the difference between a tint and a shade.