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What are we learning this term?

What will we be learning in Autumn 1?

 

We are looking forward to working with you and your child over the next year. There is a difference in the pattern of the day from Reception to Year One learning, as we begin to follow the National Curriculum in all subject areas. Please be assured that every effort will be made to make the necessary changes as smooth and successful as possible. 

 

Topic Work

Our topic this half term is: ‘KNOWING ME KNOWING YOU’.

The areas of the curriculum are listed very simplistically below.

 

Science: Parts of the body, how it changes and the five senses.

 

Geography: Where have we been on holiday? –using maps, plans.

 

ICT: Using a painting program and also clip art.

 

RE / PSHE Rules and feelings: How we take care of ourselves and our property.

Parables from the Bible and thanking God in prayer will support this. We will also look at the Creation story. The half term will conclude with our Harvest Festival.

 

P.E and Games

The children will need a white T shirt and blue shorts for this lesson. No jewellery should be worn and long hair should be tied back.

For games, children will need trainers. These lessons are outside and so as the days get colder, the children will need to wear the school tracksuit. These can now be purchased on- line. There is a link on the school web-site. Girls with tights will need a separate pair of socks.

It is easier just to keep the kit in school and we will send it home for washing every half term. (Unless wet or particularly dirty)

 

Homework

 

Reading

When reading with your child, please take time to discuss the story, the characters and what happens, where and when. Ask what they have enjoyed or what they have not enjoyed but always ask them to explain why. As in Reception, your child will read once in a small group with a guided reading book and once individually with the book that they will then take home. Please send book bags into school only on your child’s reading day.

 

Maths

Again as in Reception, this work will support what we have been doing in class. It will be annotated with information as to whether the sheet needs to be returned to school as sometimes the activity may be practical with no recording.

 

Learning Logs

These are topic based and will be set once a term. We will send the first one out at half term, but you do not have to return it to school straight away, you have until Christmas and it is voluntary. Details of this will be sent out at half term.

 

Questionnaires

To help us in History and Geography we may send a questionnaire in for Parents / Grandparents to fill in. The children will learn a lot from your stories from home!

 

Healthy Eating

Your child will need a named water bottle every day and a healthy snack if your child does not eat fruit. We still provide free fruit in school and would prefer your child to choose this if possible.

 

Thank you,

Mrs Brierley, Mrs Lumb, Mr Hamblett and Miss Lowe