See below the topic overview that Class 1 will be covering for the Autumn 2018 term :





Class 1

Autumn 2018 Overview

We hope that this leaflet will give you more of an idea of what your child will be learning about this term.  We have provided some ‘Top Tips’ to give you ideas on how you can support your child at home.  Our Autumn term topic is ‘Our Toy Stories’. We will be having a tea party for parents on Wednesday 17th October (more details to follow).  We hope you will be able to join us on this afternoon as it will be a fantastic way for your child to share their learning with you. 

Please come and see us if you have any worries or any questions. 

Many thanks for your support.

Miss Daniels and Mrs Huggins

(Class 1 teacher and Class 1 teaching assistant)

 Please listen to your child read on a regular basis.  Please can you write a small comment in the spaces provided in the reading records so we known how your child has got on with the book/any problems they have had. When your child’s book needs changing, they should place the book and the reading record in the grey tray in class so it can be changed.  

Year 1 and 2 will receive homework on a Friday and it will need to be back in school by the following Wednesday. 

PE sessions are on a Monday afternoon and a Thursday morning and your child will need a full P.E kit for this. 

We will have show and tell sessions on a Tuesday afternoon.  The show and tell object needs to link to our ‘Toys’ topic.

EnglishIn English, we will begin by writing about our favourite toys.  The children will write simple sentences about their favourite toys and will then go onto writing descriptive sentences about their favourite toy.  We will then listen to the story of ‘Where’s My Teddy?’ by Jez Alborough.  After that, we will be studying the poems and a story called ‘Dogger’ by the author ‘Shirley Hughes’. 

Top Tip:  Find books at a local library written by the authors we will be looking at in class.  Talk to your child about your favourite toy and talk about how toys have changed over time. 

Maths YR: Children will learn to count reliably with numbers from 1 to 10. They will learn to add and subtract. Children will use everyday language to talk about size, time, shape, position and money.

Top Tip: Sing counting songs and rhymes such as ‘Two little Dickie Birds’ to help children develop an understanding of number.

Y1/2: Children will learn to count reliably to 20 in numerals and words.  They will learn about Place value, tens and ones.  Children will learn to use addition as a part whole model.  They will count one more and one less.

Top Tip: Practise 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Science: In Science, we will be learning about ‘Materials.’ This will be linked to our topic on ‘Toys.’ The children will be naming toys and naming the material they are made from.  They will investigate which materials are waterproof. 

Top Tip: Talk to your child about the toys you have at home and think about what materials they are made from.

Topic:  Our topic for this term is ‘Our Toy Stories.’  We will be comparing toys from the past to the toys we have now.  The children will use a simple timeline to place toys in the order of when they were made/used.  In Art, the children will be drawing pictures of their favourite toys.  We will go onto using chalks/charcoal/paints to create representations of their favourite toy.  In PSHE, we will be thinking about ‘growing and changing’.  In ICT, we will be looking at how technology is used in the world around us.

Top Tip: What technology can you find in your home?  Go on a technology hunt around the house!  The children could jot down what they found/draw pictures of the different types of technology they found.

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