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For the Autumn 1 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. This half term we will start with a grammar session each week. We will be looking at what a noun, verb and adjective is as well as introducing question/exclamation marks. 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 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 tricky words and beginning to use cursive writing (where appropriate). 


Some key texts we are using this half term are:

  • Traction Man – Mini Grey
  • Old Bear – Jane Hissey
  • Lost in the Toy Museum – David Lucas
  • A walk in London
  • Katie in London
  • This is London
  • The Lost Son
  • We’re going on a bear hunt
  • The Gruffalo
  • Colour Monster
  • Summer/Autumn stories (related to science)
  • Reception and Year 1 core stories