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Autumn 2

We have had a really great start to school; the children have settled really and adapted to the new routines! They have made good relationships with the new staff and enjoyed meeting up with their friends.

Here is a helpful guide to what we will be learning this term in Year 1.

Our topic this term is Toys. We will begin with the movie Toy Story and learning all about story structures. Following on from this we will look at core stories linked to the topic these will include;

The traction man series by Min Grey

Lost in the toy museum by David Lucas

Toys in space by Mini Grey

 Old bear by Jane Hissey


We will be reading the story, thinking about the characters, sequencing events and role playing these stories. We will be focusing on writing full sentences with capital letters and full stops and sequencing events to retell stories. We will also be looking at words that connect parts of a sentence together such as, ‘and’, ‘because’, ‘so’ and ‘but’. We will also be looking at adjectives (describing words).

Key words: capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, character, sentences, conjunction, adjectives


This term we will be focusing on numbers 0-20 and beyond, counting up and back from any number, ordering numbers, comparing numbers, forming the numbers correctly in numerals and starting to write the numbers in words. We will also be working on addition and subtraction of numbers and really understanding our number bonds to 10. We will also be looking at 2D and 3D shape.

Key Words: addition, number bonds, ordering, subtraction, number line, position, sequence. 2D shape and 3D shape.


We will be looking at materials this half term and finding out what materials will keep our toys dry.

Key Words: waterproof, materials, man-made, experiment, equipment, investigate


PE will be every Monday’ but in the current climate we have to do this outdoors. The children can come to school in their PE Kit on this day. Please ensure they wear a warm sweatshirt (no hood), joggers and trainers/plimsolls.

Your child will require the following PE kit (Clearly named):

•           Plain white t shirt and warm sweatshirt

•           Black/grey shorts/joggers

•           Trainers/plimsolls


Please keep checking Seesaw for our daily learning and to monitor some of your child’s achievements.

Important Dates

End of term           18th December 2020

Return to school     6th January 2021


Finally we would like to wish you all a fantastic half term.