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Autumn 1


Welcome to Year 1/2!

We hope you have had a fantastic summer holiday and are ready for another great year at Swarcliffe Primary.


Our first topic of the year is…

‘Why do pirates wear eyepatches?’


Over the half term we will be finding out lots of interesting pirate facts! We will use our geography skills to locate the different continents and oceans on a map, and learn compass directions that real pirates would have used. Captain Cook is our important person of the topic and we will be finding out all about his amazing adventures.


We will be focussing on the story ‘Pirates Love Underpants’ in guided reading and English, and will use this story to support our writing. In maths sessions will we be focussing on place value so that we can develop an amazing understanding of number.


We will be combining our science and DT lessons to find out about materials that will float and sink. Can we design and make boats fit for a pirate?


There will be a pirate day on Tuesday 19th September, where children will be taking part in lots of fun, pirate activities! Children are welcome to come to school in pirate costumes - we can’t wait to see them!


If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school or your child’s class teacher.



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