Welcome to Dinosaurs DW



After a fantastic Bump Up day, we are really looking forward to start our ROAR-some learning in Year 1!


           Mrs Wiltshaw                  Mrs Humphreys                         Miss Wetton


Autumn Term

Our Learning Challenge question for this half term is..


Why are humans not like tigers?


We will be learning and using different skills across the curriculum to answer this question.



Our book for this term is called Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward.

Through this book we will develop our understanding of punctuation, spelling and phonics and will be able to retell the story. We will be introducing word classes such as nouns, adjectives and verbs and will be orally rehearsing our sentences to help with our writing. We will develop our inference and prediction skills by considering what the characters are thinking and feeling at different points of the story and predict what will happen next in each part of the story. We will then apply all of these skills to create our own fact file about an animal.


If you would like to practise key writing skills at home please use the following websites, games and videos. 

Phonics:  Alphabet song    Phase 2 tricky words   Phase 3 digraphs      Phase 3 tricky words      Phase 4 tricky words            Phase 5 digraphs  


Handwriting: Letter formation video  


Websites: Phonics play    Teach your Monster to Read  Letters and Sounds games 



In maths we will look at counting forwards and backwards to 10, recognising and writing these numbers. We will be finding one more and one less and also comparing numbers. We will look at addition and subtraction and various ways of working out the answers by using methods demonstrated in class. Later in the term we will look at 2D and 3D shapes and their properties and using these to make patterns. We will also look at numbers to 20 and break them down into tens and ones and explore the numbers using a range of different apparatus.

Throughout our maths learning we will explore with a range of apparatus such as numicon, tens frames,part-part whole model, blocks and counters to enable us to really understand the concepts being taught.


If you would like to practise these skills please use the following games and videos:  


SongsCounting to ten       writing numbers to ten     number bonds to ten  2D-shapes      3D-shapes  


GamesTopmarks: counting games         Topmarks: Sequencing games          ICT: counting games 



Linking to our book Bog Baby we will be exploring wildlife and the habitats that certain animals need. We will look at herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and what animals need in their diets. We will also discuss what animals need to stay healthy and discuss how to care for a pet. 



In art we will create our own Bog Baby using clay, exploring texture and shape and looking at attributes of the Bog Baby. We will also be sketching, looking at line thickness, tone and shade and create our own animal skin pattern focussing on light and dark. Within our sketching topic we will also create a self-portrait using the skills of shade and tone we have already used.



Remember to check out your homework for each week following the link below.