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Autumn 2 2021


This half term our topic is called 'What is the Geography of where I live?'. We have been using map skills to learn about our local area and identify physical and human features of geography. We have been using the software called 'Digimaps' to helps us look at a range of maps including Ordinance Survey and aerial photographs of the local area. 



We have been looking at Traditional Tales based around the text The Jolly Postman and have been using these to create our own postcards and letters.  We have also been reading Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs and other stories. 



We have continued to develop phonics, reading and writing skills through the Read Write Inc scheme. We have been in small groups and know most of the speed sounds in and out of order. We will continue to practise ‘hold a sentence’ to spell and punctuate a sentence carefully on our own in short pieces of work. 


In Maths, we have been learning about the part whole model to support our understanding of addition and subtraction. It is so important to understand this concept thoroughly as it is a tool used to support further learning well into KS2. We are still working on forming numbers correctly (the right way around), and are beginning to count n 2's.





Autumn Term 2021


Welcome to the Year 1 class page! Our names are Mrs Child and Mrs Bell and together we have the pleasure of teaching in Year 1. This half term we will be looking at toys throughout history. We will mainly focus on toys within the Victorian era and will be learning about life during Queen Victoria’s reign. We will explore what materials different toys can be made of and we will be making our own puppets too!


You can find out more about our half termly topics by clicking on the curriculum overview below. Each half term, an information sheet is sent home to provide more detail about what the children in year 1 will learn. These can also be found on the 'Half Termly Information' under the 'Curriculum' tab. This also includes a 'How can you help?' section as well as reminders about PE days etc. Our PE days may change for each half term, you can find our current class timetable below. 


Each half term we choose a range of high quality texts to study from a range of fiction, non fiction and poetry. We investigate these texts through discussion, learning new vocabulary and applying that to our written work. These texts are carefully chosen and link to our curriculum topics. So far, the children have enjoyed learning about 'Traction Man' by Mini Grey and have begun 'What can you see in Autumn?' by Sian Smith. 


This half term is a particularly challenging one in Year 1 as our children have had significant disruption to the start of their school life during 2019-20. It is our hope to settle the children in to the routines so that we can concentrate on high quality teaching and learning, resulting in happy and engaged children who make great progress! 

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