Welcome to Year 1 Autumn 2 Term
Meet the Team
Mrs Goodall – Class Teacher. Miss Millar – Teaching Assistant Mrs Brooksbank – Reading Volunteer
Welcome back! Hope you had a good half term holiday
Useful Class Information
PE – Our PE day is Tuesday. All children need a PE kit in school – It helps if all items and pump bags are named
Reading books are sent home everyday and we ask parents to sign the reading log every night when you have heard your child read. We appreciate parents help with reading and it has proven that it helps children to make more rapid progress with their reading.
The children may talk to you about this. Base groups happen on Friday morning. The children will now belong to a group(Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald or Topaz) where they will have opportunities to discuss their behaviour, attendance, smartness and effort each week. Children who stay green all term will obtain a good to be green badge to wear.
We ask that any money which is to be handed in to school is in a named envelope.You can then give it to staff on the door at the start of the school day.
Please ask school staff if there is anything else you need to know. We are always happy to help.
The children have worked very hard in Autumn 1 and they are making good progress.
Next term we will be starting off with a non- fiction focus. The children will learn about the difference between fiction and non-fiction writing. They will look at a selection of books and sort them into fiction and non fiction. They will be looking for features found in stories and information books.
In the run up to Christmas we will be using the story of The Snowman to capture the children’s imaginations.The children will continue to use the checking grid to remind them to check their work when they think they have finished.
We will begin the term by returning to look at place value.
Then we will move onto multiplication. The children will be counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.
They will be learning to recognise and use the times sign in simple calculations.
They will be making sets of objects and working out how many altogether by counting in 2’s, 5’s or 10’s.
The children will learn the 2 times table.
In the run up to Christmas the children will be learning about 2d and 3d shapes.
They will learn to name and describe the properties of 2d and 3d shapes.
They will use 2d and 3d shapes to make pictures and models.
The children will be going on shape hunts around the school. Which shapes will they see?
Our science topic this term is light.
We will be reading the story of The Owl who is scared of the dark and the children will help Plop, the baby owl in the story, understand why we need the dark.
They will explore light and dark, night and day, light sources, colour, and materials that reflect and retract light. The children will use their skills of prediction, observation and explanation when recording their findings in a fair test.
Our RE topic this term is
We will learn about bonfire night, the history behind it and why it is celebrated.
The children will consider the story of Guy Fawkes and make opinions about his character.
The children will learn about Remembrance day and the meaning behind this special day.
The children will learn about special days which are important for people who have different religious beliefs. We will fins out about Divali and Hannuka. In the run up to Christmas we will think about the christian celebration called advent and then the Nativity.
We will be rehearsing for our own Nativity Play.
This term our topic is Where in the world is Baby Bear?
Baby Bear has decided to go on his travels. The children will receive a postcard from Baby Bear each week as he reaches a different destination around the world.
The children will learn about many different contrasting locations such as Egypt, America, Australia, China and Switzerland and Lapland. We will consider different activities in these locations and also the climate and the lifestyle. The children will decide -would you like to live there?