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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:

  • Use some full stops and capital letters.
  • Combine words to make single clause sentences.
  • Begin to link ideas by subject or pronoun.

Children who are working deeper will:

  • Use full capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks with greater control.

Writing opportunities throughout this unit:

  • Character description.
  • Missing poster.
  • Diary entry.
  • Setting descriptions.
  • Instructions.


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 place value (to 20) and addition and subtraction (within 20). By the end of term the children will be able to:

  • Count to 20, forwards and backwards, from any given number.
  • Count, read and write numbers to 20 in numerals and words.
  • Identify one more and one less than a given number.
  • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations.
  • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.
  • Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition, subtraction and equals signs.
  • Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero.
  • Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations.


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. 

Science Stars!

Science Captains


In History, we will be looking at Toys. During this topic, the children will:

  • Use everyday words and phrases to describe an object.
  • Identify toys from the past and present.
  • Compare old and new toys.
  • Identify similarities and differences between old and new toys and understand how they have changed through time.



In DT, we will be making puppets! During this topic, the children will:

  • Develop the technique of cutting material and 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 by marking, cutting and joining pieces of fabric.
  • 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 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. Please ensure that your child has a named PE kit in school each day.


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.



Mrs Gregg will be teaching the children on Thursday afternoons during my PPA.



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.


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