Autumn 1 

 

Autumn 1

 

Our topic this half term will be about materials. We will find out about different materials, their properties and their uses.

 

Experiments will focus on materials and their properties.

Children will be encouraged to use their senses to explore and recognise the similarities and differences between materials.

Children will be taught to explore and describe the way some everyday materials e.g. chocolate, change when they are heated or cooled.

Information will be recorded in various ways linked to this topic.

 

Imaginative writing will be ongoing and the children encouraged to use descriptive language to enhance their stories. Punctuation will focus on the use of capital letters and full stops ensuring finger spaces are between words.

Poetry will be linked to our topic work.

 

Please read daily with your child and discuss their book with them. This helps them focus on the meaning of the text.

 

Individual spelling books will be introduced during this half term. Please help your child learn their spellings and ensure they bring their spelling book in school on a Tuesday.

 

Please practice handwriting with your child using our handwriting script.

 

During this half term maths will focus on shape and the variety of words used for adding and subtracting. These words can be found in the classroom and your child would benefit from hearing these words used at home.

 

Children will be looking at the two dimensional shapes e.g. square and circle and their properties. Ask your child if they can spot these shapes in the environment and encourage them to draw some of these shapes.

 

Autumn 2

 

Our topic this half term will be about weather.

We will find out about the sun and shadows, wind and air, rain and water, ice and snow and extreme conditions. Experiments will focus on these things. Children will be encouraged to use their senses to explore and discover how different types of weather affect our lives.

Information will be recorded in various ways linked to this topic.

 

Discussions will take place about the importance of exercise and hygiene. Parts of the body will be identified and how each of our organs is vital to our body.

 

Informative writing will be ongoing and the children encouraged using different formats to impart information. Punctuation will continue to focus on the use of capital letters and full stops with the addition of speech marks and question marks.

Poetry will be linked to our topic work.

 

Please read daily with your child and discuss their book with them. Ask them questions to enhance their understanding of the text.

 

In our phonic groups we will be concentrating on how to use phonemes and the reading and spelling of key words.

 

Individual spelling books will continue during this half term. Please help your child learn their spellings and ensure they bring their spelling book in school on a Tuesday.

 

During this half term maths will focus on money and continue with the wide variety of words used for adding and subtracting. These words can be found in the classroom and your child would benefit from hearing these words used at home.

 

Please take your child shopping and encourage them to look at prices and how much change they would be given if they bought them.

We will continue to talk about the properties and names of 3D shapes.