Welcome to Year 1!
Autumn Term 2
November - December 2019
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'
Throughout this unit, all children will:
Children who are working deeper will:
Writing opportunities throughout this unit:
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 place value (to 20) and addition and subtraction (within 20). By the end of term the children will be able to:
In Science, our topic is ‘Investigating Materials’. We will be using our knowledge from the last half term to help us to solve problems. The children will be working in pairs to investigate the materials that teddy will need 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.
Our vocabulary for this half term is - wood, plastic, glass, paper, water, metal, rock, rough, smooth, bendy, hard, soft.
We will also be continuing with our Seasons topic.
The vocabulary for this topic is - summer, autumn, winter, spring, sun, day, moon, night, light, dark.
We have a science star each week. Somebody who added something special to our lessons.
In History, we will be looking at Toys. During this topic, the children will:
In DT, we will be making puppets! During this topic, the children will:
Our Big Question for Autumn 2 is, ‘How is light used in religion?’ We will be looking at why we need light, what light is and then will be looking at the relevance of light in Judaism (Hannukah), Hinduism (Diwali) and light in Christianity(Advent and Christmas).
Some countries have a celebration before Christmas called Posada where they commemorate Mary and Joseph's search for an inn in Bethlehem before Jesus was born. To represent this journey the children will take turns bringing home Mary and Joseph home to look after overnight and return to school the next day for another child to look after Mary and Joseph on their journey.
PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays, this half term the children will be focusing on Dance and Team Games.
Our PSHE topic will be based on the book ‘Ten Little Pirates’. Throughout this topic the children will learn that boys and girls can play together and that both boys and girls can play exciting games.
In Computing, we are going ‘Multi-media’. This will incorporate typing, taking photographs and selecting appropriate images.
Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and needs to be returned the following Monday. This will include work to consolidate the children’s learning from that week.
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.