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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Spring Term 2020

Areas of study for Year 1*

 

Literacy  

 

Stories with familiar setting:

‘Bobbo’

‘The tiger who came to tea’

To write a persuasive letter about Florence Nightingale

Fantasy stories ‘Katie and the Waterlily Pond’

Numeracy

 

Addition and Subtraction

(within 20)

Addition and Subtraction:Money

(within 20)

Number and place value

(within 50)

Measurement: time

Measure: length and height

Measure: weight and volume

Reading

Guided reading

Daily reading

Reading 4x a week at home

Phonics*

 

Phase 3

Phase 4 tricky words 

Phase 5

RE

 

How do some people’s religious beliefs encourage them to care for the world?

What is in the world?

How should we look after our world?

Who created the world?

What is the creation story for Christians?

What is the creation story for Hindus?

What is similar about the creation stories for Christians and Hindus?

Why are trees and cows important to Hindus?

How do Hindus care for the world?

How do Christians care for the world?

How did Jesus show us how to care?

 

What is the Easter story?

Why is the egg a symbol of Easter?

PE

 

Personal Skills

Social Skills

Coordination

Static Balances

Dynamic Balances

Science

 

Every day materials

To identify and name a variety of everyday

materials, including wood, plastic, glass,

metal, water, and rock by matching a

material to its name.

To distinguish between an object and the

material from which it is made by naming

objects and identifying the material which

they are made from.

To describe the simple physical properties

of a variety of everyday materials by

looking at and touching different materials.

I can describe the properties of everyday

materials.

To describe the simple physical properties

of a variety of everyday materials by

testing different objects.

To observe closely by watching what happens to teddy.

To perform simple tests to find out which material would be suitable to make an umbrella from.

To use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions by deciding which materials would be suitable to make an umbrella from.

Plants:

To ask simple questions and recognise

that they can be answered in different

ways in the context of considering what

plants need to grow.

To identify and name a variety of common

wild plants by going on a wild plant hunt.

I can identify and name common wild

plants.

To gather and record data to help in

answering questions by finding out which

wild plant is the most common.

To identify and name a variety of common

garden plants in the context of drawing a

garden featuring common garden plants.

To identify and name a variety of

common wild and garden plants, including

deciduous and evergreen trees by

identifying trees by their leaves.

To identify and describe the basic

structure of a variety of common

flowering plants, including trees by making

and labelling plant pictures.

To observe closely, using simple

equipment in the context of observing the

growth of bean plants.

To use their observations and ideas

to suggest answers to questions by

answering questions about what plants

need to grow.

History

 

To develop an awareness of the lives of significant people in the past

To explain how Florence Nightingale improved nursing.

To recall and explain facts about Mary Seacole.

To explain who Edith Cavell was and how she improved nursing.

To compare the lives of different nurses.

Geography

 

To locate Africa on a world map and identify the country of Kenya.

To explore the climate and weather of Kenya

To explore the animals of Kenya.

To be able to use compass points to navigate around a map.

To explore the landscapes of Kenya.

To identify similarities and differences between Kenya and the UK.

Music

 

Charanga: In the Groove

To begin to recognize the basic aspects of Blues music.    

To listen and appraise a piece of music.         

To learn a song and perform it.

To learn a song and perform it.

To use instruments.          

Charange: Rhythm in the way we walk and bandana rap.

To listen and appraise a piece of music.          .

To listen and appraise a piece of music.         

To learn and perform a song     

To use instruments with a known song          

To perform a song with instruments

Use voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes and play untuned instruments musically

Computing

 

We are collectors:

Use search engines to collect pictures & images. Explore ways of organizing them.

Word

Google images

Bing images

Art, Design & Technology

 

Making Nightingale lamps

Van Gogh sunflowers.

John Bramblitt: Pencil portraits

Colour mixing – primary colours

Jean Dubuffet

Georges Seurat

Monet – waterlilies

Easter cards

* To teach phonics in Key Stage 1, we use 'Letters and Sounds' supplemented by 'Jolly Phonics'.

*To teach reading we use various reading schemes including Oxford reading tree, Ginn and Collins.

*If you require additional information relating to our school curriculum, please ask at the school office or the class teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TopTips

  • Read, read and read!
  • Share books with your children- you read to them, they read to you.
  • Discuss books and stories — characters, events, endings etc.
  • Make suggestions for a different ending, new character etc
  • Join the local library & encourage your child to choose their books— this helps to develop preferences etc.
  • Don’t forget rhymes and poems!
  • Encourage your child to write shopping lists, notes, postcards, diaries.
  • Encourage correct letter formation — this will help with cursive writing later.
  • Play I spy using phonic/sounds- don’t forget endings!
  • Practise reading and spelling keywords.
  • Have fun!