# Toy Story

For the majority of the first half term in year 1, we will be focusing on 'Toy Story' the well known Disney story. We will be reading the book and watching the DVD. We will be looking at old toys and new toys, focusing on their similarities and differences, for example material and condition.

English

In English we will be enjoying the book 'Toy Story'.  We will be learning about characters, labels, events and setting. We will be learning about what a sentence is and what to include in a sentence. We will be writing some instructions for how to play a simple game and writing a toy makers guide.

Maths

In Maths we are going to continue learning about numbers. We will start off by understanding the symbols used when adding and subtracting. This will lead into the children adding and subtracting 1 digit numbers and using number bonds and related subtraction facts. We will also re-cap 2D and 3D shapes and look at position and direction.

Learning opportunities

Our lead subject will be History for this topic, focusing on toys then and now. The children will have many opportunities to explore non-fiction texts about this. The role play room will transform into a toy shop and teddy hospital to encourage the children to describe the toys and what they are made of, handle money and price up items.  We will be borrowing some old toys from the Hampshire Cultural Trust.

How can you help?

Please continue supporting your child with their weekly homework, reading and spellings.  The following websites are useful...

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/

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## Best Bits Of Toy Story

Best Bits of Toy Story One

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