Welcome to Year 1
Outline Planning for Summer Term 2022 Year 1
Year 1: will focus on multiplication and division, fractions, position and direction, place value within 100, money and time. We will continue to use our mathematical skills to solve problems in different contexts and to give reasons for our answers.
Year 1 will be looking at the fiction text ‘Don’t Spill the Milk’ and a non-fiction text called ‘This Is How We Do It’.
We will continue to build upon the children’s existing skills and help them to improve their punctuation, sentence structure and handwriting, in particular letter formation and size. There will be weekly spelling tests and reading practice sessions for each child so please ensure your child is reading every night and practice their spellings for every Friday. It is essential that all children should come to their reading practice sessions fully prepared. In Year 2 we will also be looking at comprehension tasks.
We will identify and sequence the four seasons, match the weather associated with each season, look at weather around the world and understand how day lengths change.
We will identify and name common wild and garden plants including evergreen and deciduous trees and draw and name the basic structure of a plant.
This unit gives a geographical context to children’s interests in, and prior knowledge of, animals through a study of five continents. It looks at pandas, penguins, sharks and elephants, as well as lesser-known birds, such as the swallow. The unit also focuses the children on specific landscapes, people and issues associated with real places. It starts by showing what these animals’ homes are like.
The children will:
- Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans
- Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify countries, continents and oceans
- Use simple fieldwork and observational skills.
In this unit, the children will explore the stories of two significant events in the history of travel and the impact they had on people’s lives, back then and in the future. They will begin by learning about the first aeroplane flight, before looking at early aeroplanes in greater depth. They will then focus on the Rainhill Trials of Stephenson’s Rocket, using sources from the time to provide context. The children will examine the legacy of both events and discuss the impact on our world today.
The children will:
- Develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time
- Know where the people and events they study t within a chronological framework
- Ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features
- Use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms
- Understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past
- Identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods
Year 1 and 2 will be looking at painting techniques. We will be studying these techniques through the context of willow patterns and aboriginal art. We will be developing the following skills throughout the unit:
- Uses a variety of tools to spread paint – straws, matchsticks as well as different sized brushes.
- Explores mark-making using thick brushes, foam and sponge brushes
- Recognise & name primary colours (red, blue, yellow) and secondary colours (purple, green, orange)
- To identify repetitive/non repetitive patterns.
- To identify motifs
- Make simple repeat patterns using a variety of lines, tools and colours.
- Describe light/dark patterns and shapes
In this unit, we ask ‘What Songs Can We Sing to Help Us Through the Day?’ We will be exploring social themes such as how music can play a significant part in helping us get through our daily life, in improving our quality of life and in being a part of – even shaping – our way of life. We will be exploring a range of songs through improvisation and valuing that improvisation is a great way to create music that belongs to YOU, and to express your feelings and ideas.
In the first half term we are looking at the unit ‘We are storytellers’ Within the unit the children are creating a talking book that they can share with others. They will be using the IPads and other recording devices to record their stories and then reviewing how successful their work was.
For the second half of term the children will be looking at the unit ‘We are celebrating’. The unit enables the children to have the opportunity to explore a wide range of features on a computer, such as using a keyboard and editing the font size.
In the first half term, we shall be looking at Christianity and whether Jesus was considered ‘good news’ for Christians, as he helped people who needed it.
For the second half, we shall be looking at Christianity and Islam and comparing the two different religions. We shall be focusing mainly on their places of worship and where they consider to be sacred places.
In PE there will be athletic sessions, as well as alternate lessons each week focusing on dance. Swimming sessions will also be taking part during the summer term as and when the weather and pool temperature are suitable.
Year 1 and 2 will be covering the theme ‘Living in the Wider World’. This unit is broken down into the following key strands:
- Belonging to a community
What rules are, why they are needed, and why different rules are needed for different situations
How people and other living things have different needs; about the responsibilities of caring for them
Things they can do to help look after their environment
- Media Literacy and Digital Resilience
How the internet and digital devices can be used safely to find things out and to communicate with others
The role of the internet in everyday life
- Money and Work
That everyone has different strengths
Different jobs that people they know or people who work in the community do
Some of the strengths and interests someone might need to do different jobs
In Years 1 and 2, we ask you to continue to support your child’s learning by listening to your child read his/her book every night and also recommend that you enjoy reading and discussing a longer, high-quality text to your child, especially if s/he is still developing reading fluency. Your child will have access to allocated books on the Little Wandle letters and sounds website for you to access the books they are reading in school to practice reading at home with them as well.
Mrs Prescott, Mrs Page and Miss Lewis
This Year’s Curriculum
If you would like further information in relation to the curriculum please feel free to contact the school office.