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Challenge Curriculum Autumn Half term 1

English - First half term

Class story - "While we can't hug" by Eoin McLaughlin

We are writing a short narrative in the style of 'While we can't hug' by Eoin McLaughlin.

We have been learning to write full sentences by using our phonics knowledge to hear and write sounds in words. We have began to focus on description using adjectives.


Each week, the children will be set spellings on a Friday. There will be 2 groups of spellings which they will need to practice. Group one focuses on the Year 1 Common Exception words and group two focuses on Year 2 Common Exception words. Please support your child with their spellings at home in preparation for their test on Fridays.

Maths- Autumn term:

Half Term 1:

Place Value - recognising, counting and writing numbers to 10. Children will be learning to write numbers to 10 in numerals and words, complete missing number tracks, identifying one more and one less and order numbers from smallest to greatest & greatest to smallest.


Addition and Subtraction using number to 10.- Children will use a range of strategies to help them solve calculations including numicon, number lines, objects and mental strategies. Children will begin with making number bonds and represent them using a part, part whole model.  Children will then move on to solving calculations and be encouraged to represent them in different ways.