In Year 1 this term the Power of reading book will be ‘One day, on our blue planet’. It tells the story of a young lion cub exploring his surroundings. It describes the importance of caring for the environment and the animals that inhibit the planet.
In Literacy, the pupils will investigate writing for different purposes such as information texts, acrostic poems and letter writing. The pupils will continue to develop their understanding of accurate sentence structure and punctuation. The pupils will also continue to develop their range of descriptive language to engage the reader.
In Numeracy, the pupils will secure their understanding of number and place value with a particular focus on counting to 100. The pupils will use their knowledge of place value and apply this to their understanding of subtraction. Additionally, the pupils will begin to look at measure and use accurate units of measure to represent length, height and capacity.
In Science, the pupils will identify and name common animals and mammals. They will group and sort animals into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Moreover, the pupils will begin to describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals.
In Humanities, the pupils will study ‘The UK and the four kingdoms’. They will begin to use maps to locate the four countries that form the UK and corresponding capital cities. Using their knowledge of position and direction the pupils will study world maps and globes to identify the UK and its four countries using simple compass directions.
PE will be every Monday afternoon and the children must have the appropriate kit and we advise all pieces of PE kit to be labelled clearly with your child’s name and class.
We look forward to another outstanding Autumn half term in Year 1.
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