Our second Autumn Term project is called
Countdown to Christmas
We will be learning all about enterprise by making things to sell at our Christmas Fayre. We will also be organising a Christmas production called "A Bundle of Joy" and we can't wait to showcase our talents and dazzle you with our performances.
Can Christmas ever be celebrated in Summer?
This half term we will be learning all about the different seasons and the different characteristics of each one. We will explore different weather patterns typical of each season and find out what it is like to live in hot and cold places in the world. We will also be exploring our senses and carrying out investigations to help us learn more about them.
Here are some of the texts we will be using. You might even have some of them at home.
Have a look at our parent curriculum planner below, to find out more details about the things we will be learning this half term.
Parent Curriculum Sheet Autumn 1
Parent Curriculum Sheet Autumn 2
Parent Curriculum Sheet Spring 1
Parent Curriculum Sheet Spring 2
Parent Curriculum Sheet Summer 1
Parent Curriculum Sheet Summer 2
Charlie Monkey (Our class pet)
In school we do phonics every day based on the Bug Club Phonics scheme. We get our planning from the Bug Club phonics website and we enjoy playing the games on there.
Keep an eye out on your Bug Club home account as we often share the games and books we look at in class with you to view again at home.
Bug Club is based on a document called Letters and Sounds: Click below for "A Parent's Guide to Letters and Sounds."
In school we follow the Penpals for Handwriting scheme. We believe handwriting is the foundation for learning as it allows us to express ourselves on paper, gives us confidence and allows us to have pride in our work.
The letters are split into 4 different families. We have the curly caterpillars, the long ladders (sometimes called long legged giraffes), the one arm robots and the zig zag monsters. At first, it is important that we learn to form the letters in each family correctly and learn how to position them on the line. We spend a lot of time working on this in Year 1. Once this is secure we will then move on to learning some basic joins.