Year 1/Year 2

Class Teacher – Mrs Craggs

Autumn 2018 First Half-Term

This term’s topic is called ‘Marvellous Me’

Overview of topic – We will be finding out about ourselves and our town.

Literacy focus – This term we will be focussing on the correct formation of letters to help with the fluency of the children’s writing later in the year. We will be using all the sounds that they have already been taught and learning others to read and spell words more independently. We will be discussing what we want to write about, orally practicing our sentences and then writing them in the correct order using capital letters, full stops and spaces between words.

Maths focus – We will be reading and writing numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words, counting to 100 forwards and backwards beginning from any given number, identifying identify one more and one less from any number. We will be using the symbols = – and = to record and solve addition and subtraction problems including those involving money. We will be comparing lengths and heights and using the correct vocabulary.

Science focus – We will be learning about humans, seasonal changes and using scientific skills. This includes naming parts of the body, the senses and what we eat. We will be keeping a weather chart to observe seasonal changes.

Other learning – We will be looking at the features in Staveley and deciding if we like them and discussing how we have changed as we have grown.
We will be using the camera and ipad to record pictures and video of our classroom and what we are doing. We will be practicing ball skills including throwing/catching/defence and attack games, travelling in different ways on our feet, balancing and sequencing movements. We will be singing lots of songs about our bodies in different ways to express different moods. We will be focussing on drawing skills including using different grades of pencils to produce different thicknesses of lines. We will discuss works of art involving parts of the body especially the head and then try to produce our own observational drawings. We will be discussing different religions and what they believe in and our feelings. We will be designing and making food, using tools and evaluating our products as well as observing food hygiene.

Things to do at home – This half term, we would like you to use your senses to explore your surroundings. How many words can you think of to describe how something looks, tastes, feels, sounds and smells? Please continue to read as often as possible because better readers can become better thinkers.




Links to details from previous term’s topics


Spring Term 4 – ‘Its A Bugs Life’

Spring Term 3 – ‘Once Upon A Time’

Autumn Term 2 – Popular Culture’

Autumn Term 1 – ‘Fruitastic’


Summer Term 6 – ‘Amazing Animals’

Summer Term 5 – ‘Superheroes’

Spring Term 4 – ‘Through the Door’