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Winterbourne EarlsChurch of England Primary School

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Autumn Term 2021

Autumn Term Curriculum Letter

Autumn Term 1

We have had such a wonderful first half term in Cherry Class!

The children have settled so well into class routines and are really beginning to understand what is expected of them in Year 1. They have worked really hard on active listening when on the carpet and ensuring they are ready to learn. 


Our topic has been Pirates - Land Ahoy! and the children have really enjoyed and been engaged with all of the learning we have done. They particularly enjoyed the pirate ship role play in the outside area and the small world pirate ship. This helped their communication skills and storytelling, whilst also being a fun and interactive way of learning. 


We have focused on Place Value within 10 in Maths and the children are showing a great understanding of the number system and how we can make different numbers using a range of resources. 


The end of term provided the children with some very exciting opportunities! We went to the church to perform our Harvest song in the service and it was lovely to see some of the parents there. We also went on our first school trip to HMS Victory in Portsmouth. The children had a wonderful day exploring the ship and learning what life was like on board for the crew. 

Autumn Term 2

What a jam packed half term it has been in Year 1! 

We have had our Pirate Day, The Bridge came in to do some work with us, Lights, Camel, Action! and lots of Christmas festivities! 

The children have all worked incredibly hard this term and should be as proud of themselves, as I am of them for all that they have achieved. 

We have been focusing on Addition in Maths this term. The children have worked so hard to develop a really secure understanding of addition and how to use various models and resources to support them with this. 

In English, the children have written a wonderful story based on the text 'Pirates Love Underpants' and we looked at instructions. The children had to give me instructions for how to make a jam sandwich and much to the children's amusement, things didn't go quite as planned! 

In Science we have looked at Autumn and created leaf pictures. We thought about what makes Autumn the season that it is and will compare this to the other seasons throughout the year. 

Our nativity needs a big mention as the children all worked so hard to learn the songs, dances and lines! It was a huge success, so thank you to everyone who came to see it. 

Finally, I would just like to wish all families a truly wonderful Christmas and New Year!

I look forward to welcoming the children back in 2022!

Take care, 

Miss Wright