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For the Autumn 2  half term, Year 1 will have 4 phonics lessons across the week. As well as the phonics lessons, Year 1 will have one 'Big Write' a week as well as daily sessions focused around a text/story. When the children are not working directly with an adult they will be completing independent tasks which will be based around cursive writing, tricky words and writing in full sentences. Some of the independent work will also be based around texts we are doing in class. 


The Big Write will continue to be on a Wednesday this half term. The main focus will be for the children to write in full sentences. We will particularly focus on capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, writing on the line, letters the right way round, using our phonics, remembering our reception tricky words and beginning to use cursive writing. 


We will also be introducing question and exclamation marks as well as looking at plurals (-s and -es).


Some key texts we are using this half term are:

  • Three Little Pigs
  • The Tiger who came to Tea
  • Man on the Moon
  • How to Catch a Star
  • Supertato
  • Stories related to Autumn (Pick a Pumpkin, Little Goose's Autumn, Let it Fall, Christopher Pumpkin)
  • Christmas Stories