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Year 1

We welcome all Goldfinches, Robins and Wagtails into Year One and we are looking forward to learning, discovering and exploring together.

 

 

Look at our inspiring learning environments...

Term One

Our first exciting topic is called, 'Me and Other Animals'. 

We are going to be scientists learning all about our bodies and our senses. 

 

We are going to learn the names of many different animals and locate where they live and find out how they survive.

What is your favourite animal?

Is it endangered?

Can you make it or draw it and label it?

What food does it eat?

 

 

Term Two

 

Our topic is called, 'Let's Celebrate!'

 

 

What have you celebrated lately?

How did you celebrate?

 

In English we are going to be focusing on The Gunpowder Plot, The Story of Rama and Sita, Seasonal poems by Shirley Hughes and The Nativity Story.

 

 

In Maths we will be learning how to

•  Order numbers

•  To know the value of each digit in a number

•  To know how to use a range of manipulatives to add and subtract.

● Name and describe 2D and 3D shapes

 

 

 In Topic and Science:

●We are going to launch our topic with a firework investigation

• We are going to find out how children in different countries celebrate Christmas/Light

• We will be learning to locate countries on a globe.

• We will be listening to music from India

• We are going to be investigating reversible and non-reversible changes when heating or cooling food

•  We are going to learn about Fire and Road Safety.

 

We are going to be OBSERVING, INVESTIGATING, COMPOSING and CELEBRATING...Hooray!

Our learning about celebrations...

Term Three

 

'Re-build the World'

 

This term we are going to be learning how to design, make and evaluate structures. We will look at famous buildings for inspirational ideas.  We will know which materials to choose and we will think about making our buildings eco-friendly.

 

 

 

 

 

Look at these amazing buildings...

In English we are going to be focusing on three different versions  of ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We will be learning:

  • To be able to name and describe a setting
  • To be able to imitate, innovate and invent stories.
  • To know how to ask and answer questions
  • To begin to add expression, opinions and reasoning when reading and writing
  • To write our own version of a story, saying each sentence out loud and adding capital letters, full stops and adjectives. 
  • To edit our writing.
  • To write instructions
  • To write a story about Paddington visiting Sittingbourne, describing local geographical features and buildings of interest.

 

In Maths we will be learning how to:

•  Represent numbers using 10’s and ones to 50.

•  Recall number bonds to 10.

•  Subtract using objects, number lines and pictures.

 

In Science we are going to name, describe and investigate  materials.

We will be investigating:

• How can I stop my snowman from melting?

• Why are windows transparent or opaque?

• Friction – How can we make Robbie the Robin whizz down a slide?

•How can we make a swing move without pushing it?

 

Topic lessons will have a Geography focus. We will be learning how to:

• Make our own house, naming the features. 

●Recall our addresses.

•Plot our journey to school on Google Maps.

●Name physical and human features in the local environment

 

In Art and Design and Technology the children are going to learn how to:

 • Plan, make and evaluate buildings to make a year group model of London on the playground.

•Create a stained glass window and a clay gargoyle.

●Learn how to attach materials to create moving park equipment.

 

In P.E the children are going to be learning multiskills. 

They will learn how to send and receive a ball and how to play team games including Dodgeball.

We loved planning, making, building, map making and investigating materials

Term 4

 

Our topic is: 'Step in Time'

 

This term we are going to make a time machine and whizz back to different eras of History.

Strap yourselves in...let's go!

 

English: 

In English we are going to be focusing range of good quality texts including Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson.  We will be learning:

  • To be able to write facts.
  • To be able to imitate, innovate and invent stories.
  • To know how to ask and answer questions.
  • To begin to add expression, opinions and reasoning when reading and writing stories and poems.
  • To write our own version of a story, saying each sentence out loud and adding capital letters, full stops and adjectives. 
  • To edit and improve our writing by adding punctuation and choosing 'brave' words.

Maths:

This term we will be learning how to:

•  Order numbers and write numbers in numerals and words to 50.

•  To weigh and measure using standard and non-standard units

•  To know how to use a range of manipulatives to add, subtract and divide.

Art/D.T

The children are going to:

• Plan, make and evaluate dinosaur footprints and a time machine

•Create cave paintings using berries and natural dyes and create our own Hieroglyphics.

 

Science – 

 

In Science we are going to learn about:

  •  Plants and food chains
  • Learn about Charles Darwin and his theories
  • Classifying dinosaur

 

In History we will be finding out about Dinosaurs, Early People, Egyptians, Vikings, Victorians and the future. We will have the chance to meet Queen Victoria and ask her questions about her family and Victorian life.

 

In R.E. We will be exploring The Easter Story and learning about the stories Jesus told.

 

In P.E we will be Bocchia and Kurling with Take Pride.

 

In Music we are going to be rowing and singing Vikings songs whilst keeping a steady beat.

 

In Computing we will investigate algorithms by giving and following instructions.

 

 

 

 

Let's whizz back in time

Phonics

Children need to learn to read as quickly as reasonably possible, so they can move from learning to read, to reading to learn, giving them access to the treasure house of reading.”

(Little Wandle)

 

Year one children access two phonics sessions every day to introduce and embed phonemes and to ensure all children are proficient in blending and segmenting words.

 

 

Every child reads in a small group to an adult three times a week focusing on three specific aspects of reading: blending words, prosody (using appropriate expression and responding to vocabulary) and comprehension.

Graphemes taught so far:

 

ff, ll, ss, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, nk, words ending with -s, ai, ee, or, ar, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, er, words with double letters, words ending in -ed/er.

Please challenge your child to spell or read a range of words containing these graphemes. Then they could compose a sentence adding a capital letter and a full stop.

 

Tricky words taught so far:

 

Is, I, the , put, pull, full, as, and, has, his, her, go, no, to, into, she, push, he, of, we, me, be, was, you, they, my, by, all, are, sure, pure, said, so, have, like, some, come, love, do, were, here, little, says, there, when, what, one, out, today.

  • Challenge your child to find these words around the house.
  • Ask them to take a photograph of the word and put it in their memory and then write it down.

 

READING

Many thanks for all your support with the children’s reading at home. We know the days that books are being changed has caused a little confusion, so just as a reminder, we have detailed these below…. 

MONDAY –  BOTH books should be returned to school. A new sharing book will be sent home for you to enjoy with your child.

THURSDAY  -  A new Reading Practice book will be sent home. Your child should be able to read this book independently. Please make sure your child’s book wallet and reading record are in school on this day, as we will add a sticker to share the learning focus for the week

We learnt so much about the past...

Term 5

 

Our topic is 'How does your garden grow?'

 

 

In English we will be learning how to:

  • Write a letter
  • Edit a sentence adding adjectives
  • Write question sentences, spelling the question words correctly
  • Add expression, reasoning and opinions when reading poems.

 

In Maths we will be learning to:

  • Order numbers and write in numerals and words
  • Know how to use a range of manipulatives to add, subtract, divide and solve problems

 

In Art and Design Technology we will be learning to:

  • Create a still life drawing inspired by the works of Giuseppe Arcimboldo
  • Observe the works of Yayoi Kusama and include her techniques in designs.
  • Design, make and evaluate fruit sculptures

 

In Topic and Science we will be learning to:

  • Investigate plants and life cycles
  • Name and locate countries and seas in The United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

We have lots of exciting learning to do this term...

Home Learning

Check out these links to websites and suggestions of things you can do at home. 

Oxford Owl is a great website with a wide range of ideas for phonics and maths. Take a look at their free eBook library too, where you can find books matched to your child's book band with accompanying activities. 

As well as accessing the learning websites listed above please continue to support your child to access the Numblocks learning site. 

If your child could work through the criteria listed to achieve the bronze, silver and gold Maths awards this would also be very beneficial to them.

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