Meon Valley Federation

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Meon Valley Federation

  1. Newtown Soberton Infant School
  2. Pupils
  3. Rabbits Class
  4. Autumn 2

Year 1 - Autumn 2

Have a look at out learning from this term...there is also a curriculum bulletin to have a more detailed look into what we have been up to! 

Leaf man 

We found a pile of leaves that had blown into the classroom and we looked at the cover of Leaf Man. We predicted who Leaf Man was and where he might have come from.

 We then decided to make our own Leaf Man stories. But needed to learn how to do it! 

So, we learned all about position words and made our own story maps. This told us how and where Leaf Man blew. 

These are our story maps that we created in groups. 


In Science we have been learning about animals and humans.

The children's have been learning how to categorize animals into their types such as mammal, reptile, amphibian, bird, fish and insects. The Rabbits have also learned what features those animals need in order to classify them. 


Click above to have a look at the Curriculum Bulletin. 


In R.E we learned about the Hindu festival Diwali the festival of light. 

We learned the story of Rama and Sita and that Hindu's believe that the light will win against darkness. 

We made diyas out of clay, as we learned that Hindu's light diyas around their home for good luck. the children's painted them in bright colours and Rangoli patterns. Hindu's believe that the goddess Lakshmi will see the lights and visit their homes. 


Rabbits have been learning lots of new skills in Maths this term. 

We have been learning about addition and subtraction using lots of different resources to subtract. 

Rabbis got a visit from 'Corner Shop Dorris' who taught them all about money. We investigated them by sorting them into different groups such as size, shape and colour and by playing 'guess who' games.

We have also been learning about Measurement, exploring height and lengths. We organised ourselves into height order, tallest to shortest! 


These are the Tricky words we have been focusing on recently. Keep a look out for any updates as we are still learning more Tricky words!

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If you need any guidance on Phonics click below for the different phases

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 5