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This autumn our topic will be Toys. In this topic we will look at comparing old and new toys. Thinking about what toys we would play with compared to the toys our grown up would when they were children. In science, we will look at what materials toys are made out of and why. We will then use the material knowledge we have learnt to design and make our own toy box in DT. In computing we will use Beebots to begin to learn about coding and algorithms.

In English we will be looking at a range of texts linked to toys. We will look at recounts, stories, instructions and letter writing. We will continue with our Phonic lessons to help with our reading and writing. In Maths we will be looking at numbers to 100 and finding one more and less than a number. We will also begin to learn our number bonds, these will help us with simple addition and subtraction problems.

Our Curriculum 


In year 1 the children get two reading books every Monday and they are to be brought into school each day, so we can read with them in their reading groups. The books need to be handed in each Friday. We ask that you read with the children at least 3 times a week and sign in their reading record. 

The children who read get to put their names in a jar each day where they will have a chance to win a weekly prize from the lucky dip box. Children who read the most over the half term will get to choose a prize from Mrs Blackham

We are looking at lots of books linked to toys and teddy bears. 

The first book we are starting with is ‘Where’s my teddy?’ by Jez  Aldbrough.

Extra Bits


Children will all receive a homework grid which has 6 tasks for them to complete over the half term. We expect children to complete at least 4 of the tasks. Pop in and talk to one of the Year 1 team if you want to go through the grid.


Mount Pleasant Primary School​

Newton Lane


Co. Durham


Lingfield Education Trust DPO



Tel: 01325 244 950

Email: admin@mountpleasant.darlington.sch.uk