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IPC PROJECT FOR AUTUMN 2 : Seeing The Light - Light and dark

  • In Science :
    • We will know:

    • What seeds and plants need to grow
    • About different light sources
    • We will be developing our understanding of:

    • How some materials can reflect light
    • How shadows are made
  • In Music :
    • We will know:

    • About songs and music that have light and dark as their themes
    • We will be able to:

    •  Make our own songs and music with light and dark themes
  • In International :
    • We will know:

    • About some 'light' festivals and celebrations
    • We will be able to:

    • Work as a group and in pairs
  • In Geography We will be finding out:
    • We will be developing our understanding of:

    • What causes day and night
  • In Maths and English We will be :

    Maths :

    • Writing numbers 0-9, ½ and ¼ accurately
    • Measuring straight lines in centimeters
    • Drawing straight lines
    • Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s forwards and backwards
    • Finding one more than a number, i.e. 21 is one more than 20

    English :

    We are reading lots of books related to our topic. We are focusing on using our sounds to help us with spelling and writing full sentences with capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will be acting out and innovating some of the stories too.

  • important dates:
    • Monday 4th  - Thursday 7th  December: End of Autumn Term Tests (Years 1-6)
    • Friday 8th December: Science Sun Factfile - Find out facts about the Sun. Display them in a poster or a piece of writing or a video...
    • Friday 8th December: GDF Christmas Fair
    • Monday 11th -  Thursday 14th  December: Teacher Assessments  (Years 1-6)
    • Thursday 14th December : Exit Point. Using torches we will look for messages and pictures hidden around our darkened classroom.   
    • Friday 15th December: Clubs end  for Autumn 2
    • Monday 18th December: KS1 Christmas Show Dress Rehearsal – NO PARENTS
    • Tuesday 19th December: KS1 Christmas Show for Parents 9.00 – 9.30am Years 1 and 2 will be retelling the nativity in assembly. Parents are welcome to come in via the office to watch. 
    • Wednesday 20th December: End of Autumn term and start of Christmas Break SCHOOL CLOSES AT 2.00pm today.
    • Wednesday 3rd  January: Beginning of Spring term. All children start back today. 

Home Learning

2 home learning tasks are set every week :

Task Given out Due Back
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Phonics / Spelling Thursday Tuesday
Reading Journal Friday Following Friday


  • to read to a grown-up every day
  • practice your phonics

Dates of Project Homelearning

  • For Friday 17th November: Science Scavenger Hunt! - draw and label light sources in and around your home.
  • For Friday 8th December: Science Sun Factfile - Find out facts about the Sun. Display them in a poster or a piece of writing or a video...

Things to remember

P.E is on Tuesdays & Thursday

  • Remember to have your P.E kits in for both these days (including plimsoles).
  • Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining.
  • PE kits should be in school at all times.

Can You Help?

Do you have knowledge or resources about our project?

Could you give some time to come in to class to help with reading?

Messages from the Staff

You can speak to any member of the Year 1 Team at the end of the school day once all the childrens are dismissed. 

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