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Koalas - Year 1



Our learning this half term is based around the topic 'Our Wonderful World'. 




 In English we will be reading Trevor Travels To London and creating our own London Landmarks Tour Guide.  We will then focus on stories set in Australia, using Wombat goes Walkabout and The Big Wide Mouthed Frog.  We will write a fact sheet about an Australian animal and make up some animal riddles to entertain  our friends.



This half term we will be learning about place value to 50, addition and subtraction within 50 counting in 2's 5's and 10's. We will apply our learning in problem solving lessons. 






In Science our focus will continue to be Materials. We will talk about different materials and their properties and sort objects according to what materials they are made from.  We will use our knowledge of materials and their properties to design a strong bridge.  During the last part of the half term we will think about what happens to objects and materials when they are no longer needed or being used.  We will learn about the dangers of litter and how we can recycle and reuse materials. 



In Geography  we will start by learning about the continents and the oceans.  We will then be looking at the physical and human features of Australia and compare them to England. 

 In Art and Design, as part of our work on Australia, we shall be learning about the aboriginal artist Judy Watson Napangardi.  She uses paint to create colourful patterns.  The children will firstly be learning some paint skills and then creating their own painting in the style of Judy.    

In Music we are following the Charanga Scheme of work In the Groove. 

Our Computing skills will be used throughout the half term in many of our other subjects, and we will also be learning how to prepare for programming.

  Our RHE theme this half term is Dreams and Goals and the children will be discussing how to set themselves targets and goals for the year.

  In RE we will be learning about the symbols related to Christianity and we are hoping to visit a church. 


Our Forest School dates are:

Monday 9th January

Monday 23rd January




We are having a Chinese New Year Workshop on Friday 13th January




We have P.E. on  Monday (Games) and Wednesday (Gymnastics).   In Games the children will be learning the skills and rules to play Unihoc.  In Gymnastics the children will be learning the floor skills of travelling, balancing, rolling and jumping. Children will need to come to school in their PE kit on these days, unless it is their Forest School day.  Children will need a white or green round neck t-shirt, shorts and plimsolls or trainers.  They can also come in joggers.  Long hair will need to be tied back.  If possible, earrings should be taken out.  If this is not possible, they should be covered with plasters or micro-pore tape.




Homework will be posted on Seesaw every Friday.  This may be a link to an activity on Education City or Phonics work.  The children need to complete this by the following Wednesday and they will receive a stamp on their Bear Hunt Sheet for all completed homework.



We expect children to read every night at home, and this to be recorded in the children's reading diary.  Children will get stickers in their diary when they have reached 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200 nights worth of reading, along with a small reward.  



Christmas Craft Morning

Grandparents Reading Afternoon

Anti bullying workshop

Diwali Dancing

Harvest Song - Mr Scarecrow

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Parents Grid Autumn 2