Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn 2 2017
Welcome back after half term. I hope you had a lovely week with your children and families.
Our topic this half term is 'The Great Fire of London'
In English this half term we will be writing our own stories based on the book 'Zog' by Julia Donaldson which is a brilliant book about a clumsy dragon named Zog. We will spend time exploring the text and focusing on writing simple sentences with capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will then make changes to the text and write our own dragon stories. Following on from this, we will move onto our poetry topic with the theme of The Great Fire.
Throughout the year, our main focus is applying our phonic knowledge within our reading as we prepare for our phonics screening check in the summer term. Your support with this is greatly appreciated and more information will follow later on in the year.
Please encourage your child to read daily and learn the spellings they are set each week at home. Reading books will be changed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and spelling tests will take place on Mondays.
We will begin our maths this term looking at sequences and sorting numbers, and we cover shape again in our fractions unit. We will explore capacity and how to tell the time using o'clock and half past, whilst continuing with our number work. We will be developing children's fluency, reasoning and problem solving throughout the year to build their confidence with maths.
This half term, as our topic is the Great Fire of London, a lot of our topic work will cover history, looking at what happened and the effect of the Great Fire of London 1666. We will explore what caused the fire and the impact that this had on the city. We will also have the opportunity for lots of Design and Technology work, as the children will design and make their very own moving picture.
Computing this half term will focus on the children becoming TV chefs, giving them the opportunity to make a healthy snack and film it to star in their very own cookery programme.
Your child will be set homework tasks to complete each week which will be sent home on Fridays, focusing on reading, spelling and learning the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. If you have any concerns, there will be opportunities for informal chats at the end of the school day, but if you would like a more formal meeting, please arrange a time with a member of the year 1 staff at the office.
Miss H Russell Mrs F Patel Mrs Ubaid Miss Sadia
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