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'In every child there is a space that only God can fill' St Thomas Aquinas

Welcome to the website of Holy Trinity Catholic Academy, Newark, Nottinghamshire.


Welcome to the Foundation 1 class page. Mrs Mayfield is our class teacher and Mrs Hawes and Mrs Mochel are our class teaching assistants. Here you can find lots of information about Foundation 1 as well as keeping up to date with all of the exciting things that we get up to throughout the school year.

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Our topic this half term is SPACE. We are going to be looking at lots of fact books about space and funny fiction books after aliens and their spaceships. We will be learning lots of new songs about space including 'Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer'. We will be very busy making Space rock cakes, fruit rockets on skewers and having a moon picnic with some yummy cheese to taste.

Towards the end of the half term we will be learning about the Chinese New Year and celebrating by having a 'Monkey Party' on Friday 5th of February. We will learn about the Chinese New Year story and will taste Chinese food. We will also be celebrating Shrove Tuesday and making pancakes. 

The children are very excited about our visit to the National Space Centre in Leicester and are already counting down the days!


Our RE topic is, 'Celebrations' and we will be looking at what the Parish family celebrates and how they celebrate. We will be visiting learning about celebrations that happen in the church and visiting the church to look at the different objects that are inside.




Every Monday the children can choose a Library Book to take home. These can be kept for a week and swapped on a regular basis. Children are allowed to have up to two books at one time. The AM children also have P.E on a Monday. At present they are just taking off their socks and shoes. Every Wednesday we share 'News' at school. The children each have their own 'News Book'. Please feel free to write about something they have done, encouraging the children to draw or stick a photo in themselves. We also send home key words every week. These are aimed to develop language and extend vocabulary. Please share these with your children and talk about the different pictures.Baking is on Thursday and each week  a group of children will bake enough goodies for the whole of the class to taste! Friday is our Forest School Day. These sessions will commence after half term when the weather improves! The PM children also have P.E on a Friday. If you have any questions about our routines please feel free to ask!



The Solar System Song: A Video!

This is a song about the Sun and the planets for children of all ages. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123
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