Willow Class

Poster Waterside Willow Tree

Welcome to the Autumn Term. This term we are ‘Being an Explorer”.

PE Days – Monday and Wednesday

Forest School Days – Tuesday (please see the rota that has been sent home.)

Homework will be issued on a Friday, to be returned by Wednesday.

During our topic, we will identify the key features of a location in order to say if it is a; city, town, village, coastal or rural area. We will use world maps, atlases and learn about the World’s oceans and seas. The children will identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. The children will enjoy learning about famous explorers too! We will look at where their adventure happened, their legacy and where their expedition took place. We home they come home and share lots of facts with you.

Reading –
Year 1 – The Year 1 children will come home with a yellow phonics file. This will be updated every Monday. The sounds, words and sentences in the file will link to the learning that we will cover that week. We will be reading decodable books in school, which will help the children practise the sounds for that week.

Year 2 – The children will work on their comprehension skills this year, whilst developing the fluency. We will build on the phonological knowledge and learn important spelling rules. This will support the children’s reading and writing skills.

Writing – We will be reading for difference purposes. We will develop out ability to describes settings and characters and into form other people.

Maths- This term in maths is all about numbers! Year 1 will start the term by consolidating their knowledge of numbers to ten, and then dive deeper by ordering, comparing, using more and less. Year 2 will be moving onto numbers to 100 and thinking about place value. They will partition numbers by exploring how many tens and ones are in two-digit numbers.

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