Year 1

Autumn term curriculum map

A note about reading

You will have noticed that we have begun sending two reading books home. These are a school library book and a home reader

The library book is a sharing book. This means that your child may find it difficult to read independently and they will need your help to read it. The purpose of this is to foster their love of reading and to allow them to enjoy books that are important for their development as readers and writers even though still a bit challinging to decode phonetically.

The home reader is a book that they can decode independently. They may still need a bit of help with some words but it is important that they read this book so that they can practise their phonics skills. This book is at a similar level of difficulty as the books assigned on Bug Club. 

Bug Club books will be still assigned and each reading teacher checks these once a week. If your child runs out of book they should get their next lot of book within the week. 

Finally, below I have included a quick reference guide to the different sections on the weekly pages in your child's diary as we noticed there was some confusion. Hope this helps. 

Thank you for all your support with reading at home, it really does make a difference to your child's progress.

Ms Trapani

guidance to reading diary/planner

Week beginning 15/10/18 

This week in Maths, we will be learning to identify and represent numbers to 20. In doing so we will be sorting objects, ordering numbers to 20 and matching quantities to numbers.

This week in English, we will be finishing to write our poems about autumn using the five senses.

We will then move onto story writing by looking at the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood.

This week in Science, we are looking at the human body and are learning to identify and name different body parts. We will also begin to look at what body parts are responsible for our five senses.

This week in History, we will continue to learn about the Moon landing.

In Geography we will be learning about the 7 continets of the world.

This week in Computing, we will continue to learn about coding and debugging.


This week Lexi achieved Star of the Week for her excellent effort towards reading at home and in class! Well done Lexi!

Huge thanks to Mum who supported Lexi at home!


Ceative homework

To support our learning about Australia, can you make an Aboriginal object?

Try to use as many recycled materials as you can and be ready to tell me and the class what you made and how you made it. 

Challenge: can you write some instructions or an explanation of how you made your Aboriginal object? 

I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations! 

Deadline for completing creative homework: Friday 14th December