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Autumn Term 2018 in Y1/2


General notices:

  • This half term we will have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school on these days. As long as the weather is nice, we will be using outside as much as possible.
  • Spellings will come home each week on a Monday and then will be tested the following Monday.
  • Number facts tests will be on a Monday in maths groups.
  • Reading books can be changed on Mondays and Thursdays. Children will change their books themselves. Please see a member of the KS1 team if there are any issues with this!
  • Remember to keep up the reading! Record each time that you read with your child in their reading record. Those children that read 5 times in the week will be rewarded with a stamp in their book and a sticker on the 5 Star Reader chart. Each half-term we will celebrate those children who have consistently been 5 Star Readers!

Let's Remember

This half-term our topic is Let's Remember. We will be trying to answer the question: Why is it important to remember? Please have a look at the overview below to find out what we will be learning.

In topic we will be:

  • Finding out about the poppy and what it means.
  • Thinking about memories and understanding chronology to create time-lines
  • Using enquiry skills to find out about local war hero: Walter Tull
  • Comparing war-time nurses Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole

In English we will be:

  • Using "Poppies" video as a stimulus to write setting descriptions
  • Writing letters and diaries from evacuee children
  • Writing a recount of our own evacuee day
  • Story writing of the “Christmas Truce”

Other dates:

Evacuee day (22.11.18)

Christmas Nativity "The INN-spectors" (11.12.18 and 13.12.18)