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Autumn 2 IPC PROJECT : Seeing the Light - Light and Dark

Entry Point:   Junk model a light source. 

Exit Point: Using torches we will look for messages and pictures hidden around our darkened classroom. Date TBC    

  • 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
  • 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
  • International

    We will know: 

    • About some 'light' festivals and celebrations
    • We will be able to:
    • Work as a group and in pairs
  • Geography
    • We will be developing our understanding of:
    • What causes day and night
  • Maths
    • Writing numbers 0-9, ½ and ¼ accurately
    • Measuring straight lines in centimetres
    • 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.

    We will continue to improve our SPaG knowledge, skills and understanding, in particular: capital letters and full stops.         

  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

  • important dates:
    • Tuesday 6th November: Full Governing Board meeting
    • Tuesday 13th November: Year 5 & 6 Disability Awareness Workshop
    • Friday 16th November: 9amY1 – 6 split assemblyAnti-Bullying week
    • Wednesday 21st November: Parents’ Evening – school close 2pm
    • Thursday 22nd November: Parents’ Evening from 3.30pm
    • Wednesday 28th November: Shakespeare Production
    • Thursday 29th November: Shakespeare Production
    • Monday 3rd December: Whole school writing task this week
    • Wednesday 12th December: Flu Vaccines for Reception - Year 5 children
    • Friday 14th December: Last day of swimming for Year 4
    • Friday 21st December: Break up for Christmas Holidays – 2.00pm
    • Friday 24th December – 4th January : Christmas Holidays
    • Monday 7th January: INSET day School closed for children
    • Tuesday 8th January: Start of the Spring term 8.45am

Home Learning

2 home learning tasks are set every week :

Task Given out Due Back
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Phonics / Spelling Thursday Tuesday


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

We expect children to read with an adult for ten minutes each day. Please record this time in their reading diaries. We will also provide each child with a Mathletics login which will allow your child to complete maths activities on a computer, tablet or phone at home. 

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Things to remember

P.E is on:

  •  Mondays for Hydra 1
  •  Tuesdays for Hydra 2  
  •  Wednesdays for both classes
  1. Remember to have your P.E kits in for both these days (including plimsoles).
  2. Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining.
  3. 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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