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Welcome to Class 1

Autumn term 2018


‘Are carrots orange?’

Food marvellous food! What do you like to eat? Are you happy to try something new? It’s time to find out more about eating well and being healthy.

This half term we’ll use our senses to investigate different foods, and bravely taste things we’ve never tried before! Using our research skills, we’ll read all about fruits and vegetables in non-fiction books. We’ll plant seeds and look after them carefully. We’ll compare and sort different fruits and vegetables and create stunning still life paintings. Setting up a class supermarket will be lots of fun; we’ll make signs and sell things to our friends. Following instructions and working together will help us to create healthy snacks. We’ll also find out what happens to our bodies when we exercise. At the end of the project we’ll have a look at the carrots we grew to find out whether all carrots really are orange!

Being healthy can be fun! To support your child at home, why not taste a new fruit or vegetable that you’ve never tried before? You could also plant seeds and learn about what they need to grow. Alternatively, try following a recipe to make a healthy meal or snack.


In numeracy this term we will be concentrating on recognising numbers, ordering numbers and counting to 20. This will include number hunts, ordering number cards and counting a variety of objects. We will spend time counting as a group whilst marching, clapping, jumping etc. We will also become familiar with 2D/ 3D shapes, remembering shape names and looking at their properties.

In phonics, reading and writing we will recap and learn Set 1 RWI simple sounds (m,a,s,d,t,i,n etc.) and also continue to use Fred Frog to help us blend and segment words, including reading a selection of CVC words (such as mat, cat, men). We will be mark making in many ways and continue practicing writing independently.


We look forward to reading your purple home – school learning journey.

Remember, the diaries are an excellent way to support our assessment of your child by sharing any family experiences or home learning. Please add any comments and pictures where possible, thank you!

Please can you ensure that this home/school learning journey is returned to school before October half term.


Please continue with daily reading and record this in your reading record book. Each read at home receives 1 sticker and 10 stickers get you a prize!


Many thanks,

Miss Down and Miss Ede