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Welcome to the second part of the Autumn Term! 

Your child will have 2 Bug Club books set every fortnight, please can both books be read every 2 weeks ready for the next books to be set. 

Your username and password will be the same as last year and should be in your childs' Reading Record. 

If this is not the case, or you have any trouble logging in, please contact one of the teachers and we will be happy to help! 


Please see the Autumn 2 Key Stage 1 Newsletter at the bottom of this page, it contains useful information and will be updated every half term. 


Important Dates

           Monday 29th October-  Return to school

           Friday 16th November- Children in Need 'Do your Thing' 

           Monday 19th November - KS1 Trip to Jodrell Bank

           Friday 30th November - Visit to the Pantomime

           Tuesday 4th December- Tree decorating Assembly

           Monday 10th December- Home Learning Challenges due in

           Wednesday 12th December- Key Stage One Nativity

           Monday 17th December- Carol Service at Christ Church

           Wednesday 18th December- Christmas Party Day 

Our topic this term is "How did we reach the Moon?" - We will find out about the position of the moon in space and find out who has travelled into space, focusing on the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969. We will visit Jodrell Bank Observatory which will really bring this topic to life for the children.

Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school at all times.
This term, PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday.

Please check your child's book bag for letters and information daily.



PE kit needed

Thursday PE kit needed

Reading book due in

Bug Club set fortnightly


Our Curriculum Focus this half term

Maths- Following the Maths No Problem approach we will be looking in detail and developing our maths skills in: 

- Adding and subtracting by using number bonds

- Adding by counting on

- Completing number sentences

- Subtracting by crossing out and counting back.

Children will begin to develop their ability to make addition and subtraction number stories and solving picture problems.


Phonics- We will be working on phase 5 of the letters and sounds programme. In this phase the children will learn new graphemes for reading.

English- We will be working on a fiction text 'Man on the Moon' 
       The reading skills we will be developing are:


- Applying phonic knowledge and skills appropriately

- Reading accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words

- Reading common exception words and words with more than one syllable

- Reading aloud accurately

- Discussing the significance of the title and events

- Making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done

- Predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far

- Developing pleasure in reading

The writing skills we will be developing are:

- Saying out loud what we are going to write about

- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives

- Using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’

- Beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark

RE- Our themes will be, 'God and Creation' and 'Christmas'  

SEAL- Getting on and Falling Out and Say No to Bullying
cience- Identifying materials- We will be sorting and grouping materials according to their properties. 


Learning at Home

Spellings will  be sent out shortly.
Home Reading Books are changed every Friday.
Bug Club will be set on Friday’s every fortnight- please let us know if you have any trouble accessing the website and we will do our best to solve any issues.

Reading Books
We will change Year 1's reading books every Friday. The purpose of the home reading book is to consolidate decoding skills and comprehension and develop fluency and expression. Please read with your child each week, asking them questions about the story, and sign the reading record so we know to give them a new book. Any additional comments in the reading records are welcomed. Bug Club will also be updated every fortnight.

In school the children will also have two guided reading sessions each week. These sessions will provide differentiated teaching of reading and will secure progress by providing opportunities for children to practice their learning. We currently use a breadth of reading schemes including Bug Club books, Oxford Reading Tree, Collins and Big Cat.

In the teaching of Phonics we follow the Letters and Sounds programme. Children are taught within differentiated groups for 20 minutes daily.


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