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Tiger Class Year 1


Welcome to Year 1!

October - December 2018


Tigers, welcome back! I am really looking forward to another fun half term with you all!



English this half term will be text led, focusing on the book ‘Toys in Space’. By the end of this unit, all the children will write an alternative version of the story.

The writing opportunities throughout this unit are:

  • A character description of the toys and the Hoctopize
  • A setting description of space
  • A diary entry about an alien invasion
  • Instructions about how to make a ‘Handprint Alien’
  • Party invitations for the Hoctopize’s party

The focus objectives for this unit are:

  • To use some full stops and capital letters.
  • Use capital letters for the pronoun I, names of people and places.
  • Use ‘and’ to join words.

Children who are ‘working deeper’ will:

  • Use full stops with greater control.
  • Use ‘and’ to join words and clauses.
  • Use noun phrases to give detail and description.

english in tiger class

Read, Write, Inc

Read, Write, Inc. will take place daily. These lessons will incorporate learning phonics sounds, reading, writing and spelling.


Our Maths focus this half term is Geometry and Place Value (within 20).

By the end of term, the children will be able to:

  • Recognise and name common 2D shapes.
  • Recognise and name common 3D shapes.
  • Count forwards and backwards and write numbers to 20 in numerals and words.
  • Compare groups of objects.
  • Compare numbers.
  • Order groups of numbers
  • Order numbers.


In Science, our topic is ‘Investigating Materials’. We will be using our knowledge from last half term to help us to solve problems. The children will be working in pairs to investigate the materials teddy needs for his house. We will be finding out the properties of the materials needed for his roof, his towel, his table, and his curtains. We will be using vocabulary such as absorbent, waterproof, strong, opaque and transparent. We will be using our skills of prediction and fair-testing.

We have a science star each week. Somebody who added something special to our lessons. 

Science stars!

Geography and History

In History, we will be looking at Toys. We will start off the topic by going to the Museum of Liverpool for an educational visit about toys from the past!

During this topic, the children will find out about toys from the past, use everyday words and phrases to describe an object and the passing of time, compare a new toy to an old toy and identify similarities and differences between old and new toys.

Geographical and historical Tigers

Art and DT

In DT, we will be making puppets!

During this topic, the children will:

  • Experiment with different ways of joining materials.
  • Design their puppet – what it will look like, what they will use to make it etc.
  • Make their puppet.
  • Evaluate their finished product by discussing what they would keep the same or change if they were to make the puppet again.


Our Big Question for Autumn 2 is, ‘How did God show his love for the world at Christmas?’. We will be looking at stories of how Jesus told people about God’s love then move onto looking at Christmas and how God loved the world and sent his son, Jesus.  



PE and Games

PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays. This half term the children will be doing Dance and Multi Skills. Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school each day.


Our PSHE topic this half term is ‘People who help us’. We will be discussing the people who keep us safe and how they do so. In PSHE we will also be looking at ‘Picture News’, which is recent and relevant information.


In Computing, we will be doing ‘Multi-media’. This will incorporate graphics, film and photo and text.

computing tigers


Mrs. Knight will be working with the children alongside myself on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Mrs. Gregg will be teaching the children RE and Science on Thursdays during my PPA.

Miss Phillips will be teaching the children Music on Monday afternoons.



Homework will be sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Tuesday. This will include work to consolidate the children’s learning from that week. Mrs. Gregg will send home ‘Talking RE’ and ‘Talking Science’ homework each week. This might be asking your child to find something at home to share the following Thursday or to talk to you about a topic relevant to our next lesson. Thank you in anticipation of your support and I hope you enjoy supporting.


Water bottles

Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school each day.


If anyone has any questions they would like to ask me, please feel free to see me after school or arrange an appointment.


Many thanks,


Miss Morris