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Koalas - Year 1



Our learning this half term is based around the theme Once Upon a Time....




 In English we will be reading The True Story of The Three Little Pigs! We will be listening to Alexander T Wolf's version of the story, and decide if he is telling the truth or not. We will then read The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, and write our own version of the story. 



This half term we will be learning about Place Value to 20, Addition and Subtraction and Counting in 2's, 5's and 10's. We will apply our learning in problem solving lessons. 






In Science our learning focus will be Materials. We will learn how different materials are used to make different objects, and we will discuss their different properties.  We will investigate which material would be the most suitable to make a roof for a house.    



In Geography we will be learning about physical and human features and investigating these in our local environment. We will then be learning about the specific features of villages, town and cities.   

 In Design and Technology the children will be designing houses using different material. 

In Music we are following the Charanga Scheme of work Rhythm in the way we walk, and the children will listen to music and say what the like and don't like about it before using their voices to perform a song. 

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

  Our RHE theme this half term is Celebrating Difference and we will be doing lots of learning around the idea that everyone is different. We shall also be discussing the difference between bullying and falling out.   In RE the learning will focus on the Christian story of The First Christmas.


Our Forest School dates are:

Monday 6th November

Monday 20th November

Monday 4th December



We have a Diwali Dance Workshop on 16th November




We have P.E. on  Monday (Parachute Games) and Friday (Dodgeball).  Children will need to come to school in their PE kit on these days, unless the Monday 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 navy blue or black joggers and jumper/hoodie.  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 Weduc every Friday.  This will be a link to an activity on Education City or a spelling activity.  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 put 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.  



Anti-bullying Week

Parents Grid Autumn 2