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Year 1: Aqua and Sapphire

Year 1


In Year 1 this term our focus book will be ‘Traction Man’. It is a wonderful story about a toy named Traction Man who comes to life and goes on exciting adventures!


In English pupils will learn to write in sentences. Year 2 will use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces in their writing to write their own captions. They’ll also begin to look at conjunctions through ‘and’, exploring how it is used and how it effects writing.


In maths, Year 2 will learn about number, place value and addition. Pupils will begin to consolidate their knowledge of numbers beyond 20, learning about the importance of place value and how to find one more and one less than a quantity. Pupils will continue to use pictorial representations and a range of resources to support their learning.


Throughout their learning in Science, pupils will work scientifically to identify, describe and classify materials. Year 2 will begin to identify the properties of various materials and pupils will use investigations to test those properties.


Throughout their study of the humanities, Year 2 will study important events in history, with a particular focus on toys from the past. Pupils will look at the similarities and differences between toys now and toys from the Victorian era as well as other points throughout history.


In design and technology, pupils will be making their own hand puppets by selecting which materials and tools they think will be best to use.


In RE pupils will be learning about things that are special to people and how pupils belong to a community. Year 2 will learn to use the right names for things that are special to different religions.


In PSHE pupils will be learning about what is similar and different about us and their friends and what makes us special.


PE will be every Wednesday afternoon and all children must have the appropriate kit. We advise that all aspects of uniform are labelled with your child’s name and class.


We look forward to a fantastic Autumn term in Year 1.


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