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Year 1- Lighthouse Class

Welcome to Lighthouse Class!

Thank you for visiting our class page! Please take a look at what we are learning about this term!

This term, our Topic is 'What makes a good explorer?'


In English, our class text is Emma Jane's Aeroplane by Katie Haworth. We will be immersing ourselves in the story, using drama and by ordering events in the story. We will then be looking at non-fiction texts and writing our own non-fiction texts about one of the places Emma Jane visits in her aeroplane.



In Maths, we will be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and beginning to multiply and divide using arrays. We will then go on to fractions.


In Art, we are focusing on printing and finding different ways to print. So far, we have been printing using objects from nature, such as leaves and twigs.


In DT, we will be looking at how buildings are made and designing and building our own landmark for Emma Jane to visit in her aeroplane.


In RE, we are learning about holidays and holy days and we will later begin to look at what people of different religions believe.



Please continue to read with your child as often as possible. Your child has two books at a time: a book at their phonics level, and a book they have chosen to read for pleasure. This second book can be above your child's reading level. Please enjoy reading the book with them, as they have chosen this for a reason and we want to encourage a love of reading. Your child does need to read the phonics book more than once, as they need to become more familiar with the words so that they do not need to sound out the same words every time they read them. Don't feel as though you need to read the whole book in one go - they can read it in small chunks. Do make sure you ask questions about what is going on in the book, to check that your child understands what they have read.


FYour child also has access to an e-book. Whenever your child gets a new Reading Practice book in school, it will be added to their e-book account so they can also practise it at home and build up their fluency in reading. If you have lost your log in details for this, please let us know and we can get some more to you.



Please choose at least one activity from the homework grid per week. 






Long term planning 2021 -2022

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