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Autumn term 2017


In September our topic in Class 1 will be


‘What happens when I fall asleep?’


This topic will allow us to investigate night time and bedtime routines, space, stars, planets and the moon. We will be using our creative skills to design our own rockets, telescopes and aliens. We will then be using our telescopes to imagine what we could see on the moon and use this information to plan sentences to write. We will also be sharing stories such as ‘Whatever Next?’ and ‘How to Catch a Star’. This half term we have planned an exciting visit from the space dome to allow children to find out facts about other planets, stars and space.


We will be spending lots of time making new friends, thinking about how to be a good friend, finding out about each other and how we can work together in our new classroom. We will be sharing lots of stories and developing our excellent listening skills to support our future learning.


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 begin learning Set 1 RWI simple sounds (m,a,s,d,t,i,n etc.) and also use Fred Frog to help us blend and segment words. We will be mark making in many ways and continue practicing writing our names independently.


Please let your child bring in to school any special things that they have made or collected over the summer holidays or any learning you have been busy doing at home to share with us all and our new friends J.


We look forward to reading your home – school diary and finding out all of the exciting things you have been up to over the summer. 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 and remember to return these diaries to school, thank you!