Year 1

Autumn Term Year 1.

Allow me to introduce myself and welcome you all to Year 1. My name is Mr Ford and I will be joined by Mrs Patrick (until Christmas) and Mrs Taylor. This is going to be a very exciting year for your children as they adjust form the EYFS curriculum to the National curriculum. We will support your child every step of the way, while they learn in an engaging, fun and safe environment.

 Please feel free to approach me for a quick chat on the playground, or make an appointment to come and see me anytime. 

Here is a look at some of the things that we will be learning about. 

English

In English, the children will begin by reading a book called ‘The Naughty Bus' by Jan and Jerry Oke. Our learning this half term will all link to this bus and to our topic theme of transport. Speaking and listening opportunities will arise through role play in the class bus and garage that the children have asked to build and in writing, we will produce captions linked to buses and other transport; we will write information texts using headings to organise our sentences and finally, we will write our own bus adventure stories, inspired by role play using toy buses around the school environment. The key focus will be on reinforcement of basic skills this half term, such as the use of capital letters, full stops and finger spaces as well as correct letter joins when handwriting. Confident children will be encouraged to use adjectives wherever possible. 

Maths

We will begin with the number aspect of maths, concentrating on place value to develop counting skills through reading, writing and language. Using number bonds, children will use addition and subtraction skills to solve one step problems. We will then use these skills to identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations, before moving onto recognising 2D and 3D shapes and describing position, movement and direction. 

Science

Mr Ford will be Investigating motion in various forms of transport. We will consider how things move using comparisons such as faster and slower, and use magnets to learn about forces.  Every other Wednesday, to alternate with our fortnightly French sessions, Year One will also be studying 'Humans and Other Animals' as part of their Science learning. It would be fantastic if parents could send children with a copy of a baby photo of themselves for us to use in our lessons during the second week of term.  The children will learn to name and label a wide range of body parts and will become SEnse Detectives to discover how these body parts are associated with the senses.  We will also learn about the five groups of animals - fish, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds, and begi to identify animals within these groups which are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.   

P.E. 

This will take place on Thursdays and Fridays. For the first half term we will be doing catching, throwing, and hitting with myself and games with Premier sports. Then during the second half term, we will be focusing on controlled movement, co-ordination, and awareness of space using the parachute and through dance.

Please ensure that your child has their own PE kit which is to be kept in school during the week, and sent home to be cleaned at the end of the half term. Children with long hair past shoulders need to have their hair tied back.

History

Linking to our topic on transport, we will learn about the history of travel and how it has changed through the ages. We will discuss how we travel both on a daily basis and when we go on holiday, and how significant individuals have influenced such change.

Geography

As we have just had the summer holidays, hopefully we will have been to lots of interesting and exciting places! We will look at where we went to, how we got there, and learn some basic geographical terminology to refer to key human and physical features. 

Design and Technology

To design, make, evaluate and improve our own mode of transport.

Computing

·        Program Beebots to travel around our own maps while learning about algorithms, debugging and code.

·        E-Safety - Use technology safely and keeping personal information private.

·        Using computers to design and label modes of transport.

Music

    Listen, learn, and sing along to songs, chants and rhymes.

 

                                            Art

We will look at the work of Jackson Pollock to inspire the children to make their own piece of artwork, using the wheels of vehicles dipped in paint.

 

 Meet the teacher powerpoint - September 2017

Year 1 Curriculum

English

Mathematics

Science

History

Geography

Art and Design

Computing

Design and Technology

Music

Physical Education

PHSE LGBT

Religious Education

Year 1 Calculations booklet for parents