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Year 1

Welcome to Autumn Term in Year 1



In Maths we will be learning all about our numbers from 0-20 and consolidation our knowledge of numbers. Then after half term we will begin to use these numbers to learn about addition and subtraction. After this we will begin to look at 2d shapes and their properties.



In English our first half term will be focused on developing our phonics knowledge which will help us with our reading, writing and spelling. During this first half term our focus author will be Julia Donaldson. We will be exploring a variety of texts by Julia Donaldson and using these to develop our reading skills.


After half term we will begin to look at recount writing where will be writing about a special trip we will be going on. Then we will be looking at traditional tales, we will be reading a variety of traditional tales before writing our own using a similar style. Then to finish the term we will be looking at poetry. Alongside this reading, phonics, spelling and handwriting will be practiced throughout the term.



In History, we will be looking at our family history and the history of Plymouth. We will be learning how things have changed over time in the city of Plymouth, in homes and in schools.


In Geography we will be learning all about Plymouth and its features. Furthermore, we will begin to look at maps and learn how to use them before creating our own map of our classroom and our school.


In science, we will first be looking at animals. We will be learning about the different types of animals, their characteristics and how they differ from group to group. Then we will progress on to looking at humans with a focus on the human body and its functions.


In DT, we will be research, designing and making our own puppets.


P.E. will be on Tuesday and Thursday. Depending on the weather this could be indoors or outdoors so please bring a full PE kit (including trainers/daps).