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Year 1

Autumn Term 1 2020

'Would you invite a tiger to tea?'


Welcome back to the new school year.


The children have settled well and are becoming familiar with the routines and expectations of Year 1.


For the first couple of weeks we focused on the topic ‘How do I feel?’ We worked with the children through discussion, role-play and a range of activities and they were able to identify and talk about the different feelings we have and how this impacts on our learning.


Our learning challenge for the rest of this term is a science based topic based on animals called 'Would you invite a tiger to tea?' The children will be sorting animals and looking for similarities and differences.


English learning will include non-fiction writing and reading, and writing stories based in familiar settings. We will be developing oracy skills through role-play and vocabulary development. In writing, we will be encouraging the children to use a capital letter and full stop in their sentences and leave clear spaces between words. The children will continue to build their knowledge of phonics, concentrating on different spellings of the same sounds and spellings that can represent alternative sounds.


Our maths learning will include ordering and writing numbers and completing number operations using addition, subtraction and equals signs. We will be exploring mathematical language and making pictorial representations of number problems. The children will be identifying 3D and 2D shapes and learning to use the language to describe them.


P.E will be every Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure your children come into school wearing their P.E kit. If your child has earrings these will need to be removed before school on P.E days.