Welcome to Year 1
The focus for this term will be to raise the children’s confidence in identifying, recognising and understanding the relationship of number and solving mathematical problems. We will be looking at place value within 20; addition and subtraction to know and understand number bonds to 10 and find the difference. We will also be looking at 2D and 3D shapes.
Year 1 will be writing a letter based on ‘Dear Mother Goose’, a set of instructions based on ‘How to wash a woolly mammoth’ and a poem using the text ‘Zim, Zam Zoom!’ We will build upon the children’s existing skills and help them to improve their punctuation, sentence structure and handwriting. There will be weekly spelling tests and guided reading sessions for each child in both year groups so please ensure your child is reading every night and practises their spellings for the following Friday.
The children will be looking at Everyday Materials and their properties. They will be identifying and naming different everyday materials including wood, plastic, water, rock and glass. They will also be comparing and grouping materials on the basis of their physical properties.
The children will be looking at ‘Our Local Area’. They will be describing the places that they go often and rarely, and what they see on their way to school; they will understand what is near to school, far away and gain a sense of place; using and understanding simple plans of the classroom; using maps of the local area and remembering a local journey.
The children will be looking at ‘My Family History’. They will be identifying and describing similarities and differences of their own lives, toys, shops, experience of schools and those of a grandparent.
The children will be looking at self portraits; observing and drawing shapes; researching information about artists; describing different art work; using different types of lines and light and dark tones as well as investigating colour.
We will be looking at creating and identifying healthy snacks; discussing where fruit and vegetables come from; preparing fruit and vegetables and making a healthy fruit and vegetable snack.
‘We are treasure hunters’. The children will program a toy to move around a map to find buried treasure. They will start by thinking of algorithms for their routes and input these as stored programs for the robot. They will predict how the robot will move and will de-bug their programs. In the 2nd half of term, they will be looking at ‘We are TV chefs’. They will produce short videos of themselves making a healthy meal or snack. They will understand what algorithms are and how they are implemented as programs on digital devices and recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.
We will be looking at different religions from around the world through stories. Music We will be looking at different songs by a range of musicians, playing instruments in time to the beat and understanding how sounds can create different moods and effects and how the music makes us feel. We will also be looking at the history of music.
The children will have 2 PE sessions, one skills based and one applying the skills learnt in different activities.
Year 1 will have their Forest School sessions in the 1st half of the term. As always Forest School learning is play based and child initiated. The children are guided by their own interests and the adults present will support their needs wherever possible.
This term we will be focusing on Health and Well Being. Every child will continue to develop their social skills, learn how to get on with each other, feelings and emotions and to have respect and responsibility. This will be achieved through a variety of methods including PSHE lessons and assemblies.
In Years 1 and 2, we ask you to support your child’s learning by reading his/her book every night and would also recommend that you enjoy reading and discussing a longer, high-quality text with your child, especially if s/he is still developing reading fluency. We aim to have learned the 2, 5 and 10 times tables by the end of Year 2 and will be asking children to practise these at home. There may be the occasional extra pieces of work that we will ask the children to complete, for example, to research information for our topic/science work.
Mrs. Prescott and Mrs. Searle
This Year’s Curriculum
If you would like further information in relation to the curriculum please feel free to contact the school office.
This Term’s Topics
Class teachers send out an outline of the learning each child will be undertaking that term. If you wish to find out any further details, please contact Mrs Prescott or Miss Saunders.