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Koalas - Year 1

Happy Harvest!

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Welcome to Koala Class!

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Our learning this half term is based around the topic 'Once upon a time...'.  



In English we will start with the book The Emperor's New Clothes and link this to history to produce a fact sheet about clothes now and in the past.  Later on we shall read the poem Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf from Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes and use this to produce a Wanted Poster.  We will then read Prince Cinders and use this for ideas to write our own alternative story.



This half term we will be counting with, reading and writing numbers to 20.  We will learn different strategies to help us use these in addition and subtraction number sentences. We will also learn about Shape and Patterns.






In Science we will learn about Everyday Materials.  We will learn the difference between objects and the material it is made from, identify, name and describe a variety of different materials and we will use our knowledge to investigate which material would be best to make a cape for Little Red Riding Hood to keep her dry as she walks to grandma's house. 



In History we will find out how clothes were different in the past and produce a Fact Sheet. We will be practicing our pencil skills in Art and Design and drawing a fairytale character in the style of Quentin Blake.  In Music we will be following the Charanga Music Scheme - Hey You!  Our Computing skills will be used throughout the half term in many of our other subjects, and we will also be learning about online safety and using different paint programs.  Our Jigsaw theme this half term is Celebrating Difference and we will be talking about the British Value of Respect.  We will also be taking part in activities for Remembrance Day and Antibullying Week. 






We have P.E. on  Monday (Parachute Games) and Tuesday (Winter Games).  The children will be learning to correctly hold the parachute and follow instructions and participate in team games. Children will need a white or green round neck t-shirt, shorts and plimsolls or trainers.  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 given out on Friday.  Children should bring it back by the following Wednesday.  They will get a sticker on their homework chart, and a stamp on their Bear Hunt sheet.



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.  The number of reads your child has achieved will also be recorded on a chart which will be displayed in the classroom window. 



Remembrance Day Poppy Painting

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