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Bishop John Robinson C of E Primary School

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Friendship class

3rd January 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

Happy New Year. I hope you had a peaceful Christmas with your family.

This term, Friendship class will be learning all about…


Spring Term – People and Places


Core Christian Value: Forgiveness

Termly Christian Values: Justice & Friendship

Class Assembly: Tuesday 13th March 2018



Communication and Language, Literacy: reading a range of stories related to Chinese New Year and People who Help Us

  • Writing in role play area : make own menu
  • Write own name and simple words in Slovakian ,Chinese
  • Phonics: phase 3&4
  • Read topic related key texts e.g. traditional stories from different countries
  • Sequence the story of The Chinese New Year
  • Capacity- how many ladles can fill a bowl
  • Ordinal numbers- which Chinese animal came 1st, 2nd, 3rd?
  • Matching Slovakian, Chinese numbers 1-20
  • Writing Chinese numbers





  •      How is Chinese New Year celebrated?
  • Special events in Slovak
  • Compare the way Chinese New Year is celebrated to the way it is celebrated in Great Britain
  • Discuss the significance of the colours used e.g. red for luck
  • Children work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow rules
  • Discuss the roles of people who help us

Religious Education

  • Bible stories about Justice and Forgiveness e.g The story of Esther and Haman, Joseph and His Brothers
  • The Easter story



Physical Education:

Children will need to bring PE kit on Wednesdays

  • Expressive Arts & Design:
  • Make Chinese lanterns, fans
  • Make Chinese masks
  • Make lanterns, dragons
  • Design their own flags
  • Listen to and dance to Chinese music
  • Build own models of hospital, police station, fire station
  • Sing a variety of songs about Fire: London’s burning



Physical Development

  • Movement to Chinese dance
  • Learn a Slovakian
  • Street dance
  • Use playdough to make different animals in the Great Race story



Select and use technology for particular purposes,


Library sessions

Care Home

Fire station


Attend Singing Assembly


Will be given out on a Friday and will be collected on Monday

Trips and events

Epiphany – 5th January

Young Voices: 30th January

BJR Music Festival – 8th February

Anti-Bullying/Friendship Week: - 26th February

Parent/Teacher Meetings – 20th & 21st March

Easter Service - 29th March