Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn 2017
Welcome back after a long summer. I hope you had a relaxing break with your families and I look forward to getting to know your children in the busy terms ahead.
Our topic this half term is 'Penguins and Possums'.
In English this half term we will be writing our own stories based on the book 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers which is a lovely book based on the South Pole. We will spend time exploring the text and focusing on writing simple sentences with capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will then move onto writing non-chronological reports about animals from hot and cold places.
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.
This half term, we will be focusing on the number system and place value, before moving onto addition and subtraction. We will be developing children's fluency, reasoning and problem solving throughout the year to build their confidence with maths.
Within our science work this half term, we will be exploring hot and cold places. We will look at the features of these places, and will group and classify different animals that come from these areas.
Computing this half term will focus on programming bee-bots, giving them instructions to reach a desired destination in the topic 'We are programmers'.
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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