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Base 1

Welcome to Base 1!


What are we learning?

In our maths lessons this term we will be focussing heavily on number, addition and subtraction. We will begin to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. We will also look at 2D and 3D shapes.

In English we will be writing about toys; this will include looking at the Old Bear series by Jane Hissey and Dogger by Shirley Hughes. We will be improving our letter formation and sentence skills.

In the first half term our science topic is materials. We will be looking at the properties of different materials and thinking about why different materials are used for different jobs. Later in the term our topic will change to forces. 


Visits and visitors

Our History topic is ‘toys in the past’. We have had a ‘museum in a box’ delivered to school which has lots of old toys and artefacts for us to explore.

After the October half term, we will be visiting the West Midlands Safari Park to see Father Christmas. We will also see lots of animals; this will prepare us for science work later in the year based around animals.


Important days

Wednesday and Friday are our PE days.

Spellings are sent home on a Monday and tested on a Friday.

Children can change their book when needed, they are asked to place their book in the green basket by the curtain and it will be changed as soon as possible. We encourage children to change their book once or twice a week.