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Autumn 1

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Year 1 have been learning traditional rhymes. We are now reading non fiction texts and learning how to label pictures and write captions. We will be reading the story 'Rat a tat tat'later this half term.

We will be using video cameras to record ourselves in the role play which is set up as an optician's clinic.



In numeracy we are learning number and place value,  calculation, measurement and geometry.



Year 1 are learning about the seasons and the weather that accompanies Summer and the start of Autumn.

We are also having fun learning about ourselves; our bodies and our senses. We have had a visit from two staff members at Specsavers Optician's in Burnley. They brought in glasses and pictures of the eye for us to look at. They also very kindly gave us some balloons and magazines which we were able to take home! 



In geography we are learning about the local area and we will behaving a trip this half term to an area of Burnley called Hurstwood. We will be able to see some physical and human features of the local landscape on our journey and compare those to the features we see in Hurstwood.

Keep a look out here for the photographs from our trip! 


Hurstwood Trip

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Hurstwood Trip

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In Year One we are learning to stay safe on-line. We know that we need to keep our personal information private and speak to a grown-up if we are concerned. We are also using a graphics package to manipulate photographs that we have taken on the iPads.



In history we are learning about how we change as we grow and learning the language of chronology.



We are learning about the similarities and differences between ourselves and others. We are considering the things that are similar and different among families, communities and traditions.

Because we are a school which respects the right of the child we know that everyone has the right to 'freedom of thought, belief and religion'

Article 14 of the Rights Respecting Agenda.



We are learning a variety of basic skills this term, we will then apply these skills as the year progresses. Our ICT graphics work is also part of our artwork this term.



The children are singing songs, making music and experimenting with ways of changing the songs. We are learning some new musical language as well.