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Year 1

IPC – Stories People Tell

As part of Stories People Tell we will be learning about how stories are passed down as myths and legends, and about stories from all over the world both familiar and new. We will also learn how to tell and perform our own stories.


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Oh no! The Big Bad Wolf has escaped! We've been reading different stories for our topic 'Stories People Tell' and it looks like we've had a hairy, scary visitor in Year 1. We made wanted posters descibing what the Wolf looked like so people can keep on the lookout in the school. We also made the three little pigs some new homes using different materials, and thought about how we can keep them safe this time!



During Autumn 1, the children in year 1 will be focusing on the Power of Reading text '’10 Things I Can Do To Help My world’ by Melanie Walsh. The text is about how we can all make small changes to our lives to help our world. This term we will be focusing on organising our ideas into sentences, using adjectives and verbs to make our sentences more interesting and using correct punctuation.



During maths this half term, year 1 will be focus on the following areas: one more, one less, place value, addition and subtraction. For our maths display, which is adapted according to what the children are doing, we have been focusing o none more and one less. Each child in the class was given a numbe between one and 20 and asked to show either one more or one less in a number sentence. Above are some of the examples that we have already put on display. Can you find both one more and one less?



Our science topic this half term is Animals Including Humans. As part of this topic, we will be learning about how to classify different animans and seeing the differenced and similarities in them. We will be carrying out a scientific investigation base on the classification of different animals.



Just to remind you that homework is sent out on Monday to be returned to school each Thursday for marking.  The ‘menu’ type homework allows children to choose which homework they would like to do each week based on what subject’s interests them the most.  Please date the menu to show which homework has been completed each week.


Reading Records are to be in school every day whether your child has read or not, this is so we can record any comments that we may have during Guided Reading sessions. Reading books may be changed daily if the Reading Records have been signed by an adult to show a book has been read. All Reading Records are checked on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to ensure that children are reading regularly at home.  Online books can also be accessed on ‘Bug Club’ through the Active Learn website.

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