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Year 1's Autumn Term Curriculum


Our main topic this term will focus on

Neil Armstrong


During this topic we will find out who Neil Armstrong is and why he is significant.  We will learn a basic biography to find out where her was born, how his early life was and then what inspired him to become the explorer in out of space. In addition we discussed what characteristics and traits you need to become an astronaut including how he will need to problem solve in extreme situations. Pupils will then think about what they might wish to become as they grow up and know some of the key things that occurred during the moon walk. 




Helping at Home


With each subject, there may be things that you can do at home to support your child's learning.  Please see the ideas below, which are optional extras.  We would love to see what you have been up to!


In maths, you could access different games and activities to support fluency; the faster your child can remember key ideas, the easier it will be to access much of the work we do in class.  Click here for some suggestions!  Don't forget to use Numbots regularly too.


In science, we shall be learning about animals including humans, focused on life cycles and the things that animals need to survive.  You could watch any of the David Attenborough programs to support with our topic of animals including humans. There are some fantastic insights into animals needs and adaptations.


In history, through our Neil Armstrong topic we will be talking about events in the past, it may be useful use language which relates to time or things that may have happened in the past. 


In computing, we shall spend some time learning about being safe online.  Please see this website for ideas on things you could talk to your child about at home.  We will also learn how to use laptops!  If you have one at home give your child time to play around.


In English, a really important part to help your child at home is to read. 

We ask that you read every day with your child and record it in their reading records. Reading is the base for all learning across the school so make this a priority for your family.

Always go over the phonics sounds before reading as this will help your child to remember them before they go to read the story.

Talk! Talk about your day, talk about what you are doing, describe things with your children. Get your children to think of different ways to say a word. For example - big- huge, giant, large, enormous etc. 

Let your child read instructions when cooking, or let them make the shopping the shopping list. 


Finally, don't forget to read to your child. Even in Year 6. Children learn best by example, reading to them will show them that you value reading.


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