Jellyfish Autumn 1 Newsletter 2019

As we welcome the children into Year 1 we will be supporting them as they settle into our classroom routines. Our first topic is Supertato, Super Me!

The children will be introduced to Set 3 sounds to build on the phonic knowledge that they are familiar with through ReadWrite Inc.  They will use these sounds to help in their reading and writing across the curriculum. You can watch the video below to find out how to say these sounds.

Reading regularly at home with your child will really help with their phonics.  We ask that they read at least 4 times at home each week and that you record this in their reading record.

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We will be focusing our maths on building confidence when working with numbers from 0 to 10, including ordering and counting on and back from different numbers.  In Year 1 the children will learn to read and write numbers to 20 in words. Why not try these activities at home too.

We will be learning about shapes and money this half term.  You can help your child by showing them different coins, so that they are able to name the coins and but them in order of value.  You can play shops with your child or involve them when paying at the shops.

P.E. lessons are usually on Wednesday but please make sure your child has their PE kit in school every day and that all items are clearly named.  You may also like to include joggers or leggings as the weather turns cooler.
We will begin by thinking about how we care for each other.  The children will then be finding out about Harvest.  Later this half term we will be exploring how Hanukkah is celebrated as we begin to learn about Judaism.  Why not try this quiz below:


We will be thinking about our families, our school and what makes us special as we develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.  Why not talk to your child about how things have changed over time or share photos and memories of family members when they were younger.


Our science learning will focus on naming parts of the body and finding out about our senses.  Listen to this fun song to help you remember the 5 senses:


We will be exploring the school environment to find out about the local area and investigate maps and aerial views.  Why not draw a map of your journey from home to school with your child.

Awesome Autumn
We will complete our learning this half term by focusing on the weather and seasons, finding out about parts of a tree and naming some common deciduous and evergreen trees.  Why not collect some leaves with your child and see if you can spot the tree using the sheet below.


The children will be observing facial features as we create portraits in the style of Arcimboldo.