Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Spring Term 2018

Areas of study for Year 1*

 

 

Literacy 

To speak aloud in a clear voice.

To listen carefully to the ideas and opinions of others.

To write a recount using simple sentences.

To write a list using numbers.

To become aware of character and dialogue eg by role play (character)

To discuss reasons for, or causes of, incidents in a story.

To retell a story in a familiar setting.

To order events using story language.

To identify beginnings and endings in different stories.

To describe a familiar setting

To adapt a story in a familiar setting

To understand the structure of a story

To discuss reasons for, or causes of, incidents in a story.

To order events using story language.

To identify beginnings, middles and endings in different stories.

To identify beginning, middle and end.

To write a recount using simple sentences.

To be able to compare using the suffixes ‘ er’ and ‘est’.

To recognise that non-fiction books on similar themes can give different information and present similar information in different ways.

To identify simple questions and use texts to find answers.

To locate parts of text that give particular information including labelled diagrams and charts.

To use the language and features of non-fiction texts, e.g. labelled diagrams, captions for pictures, to make class books.

To write own questions prior to reading for information and to record answers, e.g. as lists, a completed chart, extended captions for display, a fact file using ICT.

To apply phonological graphic knowledge and sight vocabulary to spell words accurately through shared and guided writing.

To re-tell stories, giving the main points in sequence.

To understand the features of fantasy stories.

To compare and contrast stories with a variety of settings e.g. space and imaginary lands.

To compare and contrast preferences and common themes in stories and poems.

To write stories using simple settings e.g. based on previous reading.

To use titles, cover pages, pictures and ‘blurbs’ to predict the content of unfamiliar stories.

To reinforce and apply their word-level skills through shared and guided reading.

To apply phonological graphic knowledge and sight vocabulary to spell words accurately through shared and guided writing.

To re-tell stories, giving the main points in sequence.

To compare and contrast stories with a variety of settings e.g. space and imaginary lands.

To compare and contrast preferences and common themes in stories and poems.

To be able to retell the Easter story

 

Numeracy

Place value        

Addition and subtraction                             

Fractions

Money and time             

Shape                  

Division and multiplication          

Measurement-capacity Shape

 

Reading

 

Guided reading

Daily reading

Reading 4x a week at home

Phonics*

 

Phase 3

Phase 4 tricky words 

Phase 5

RE

The meaning and comparison of the lost parables:

Lost sheep         

Lost coin             

Lost son              

Easter Celebrations:

Palm Sunday

Maundy Thursday

Good Friday

Easter Sunday  

How is Easter celebrated?

PE

Dynamic balance to Agility

Exploring Movements

  • Good Take Off and height
  • Balance and control on landing
  • Soft Landings

 

Static Balance

Seated balance

  • Hands/Feet up for 10seconds
  • Minimum wobble
  • Holding balance without strain/pain

Coordination

Ball Skills

  • Maintaining control of the ball
  • Ability to work in both directions
  • Smooth movements with the ball

Counter Balance

in Pairs

  • Hands/Feet up for 10seconds
  • Minimum wobble
  • Holding balance without strain/pain

Topic

Science

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.

History

To learn about the life of Florence Nightingale and the impact of her life on nursing then and now.

To learn about the life of Mary Seacole and medicines used in the past and today.

To learn about the life of Louis Braille.

To learn about the life of Helen Keller. 

Geography

To plan a geographical enquiry – What do you know about France? What would you like to find out about the country?

To make a simple map of Paris.

To find out information about famous landmarks in Paris.

To find out what life is like is like in France for a child.

To find out about life in another country.

To compare and contrast life in England to life in another country.

Music

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.

Computing

We are Collectors: Finding images using the web.

step 1: Searching for animal pictures.

We are Collectors: Finding images using the web.

Step 2: Collecting Fish

We are Collectors: Finding images using the web.

Step 3: Organising birds into different groups.

We are Collectors: Finding images using the web.

Step 4: Grouping insects and other mini beasts.

We are Collectors: Finding images using the web.

step 5: sorting mammals.

We are Collectors: Finding images using the web.

Step 6: Guess the animal.

 

We are painters: Illustrating an eBook.

Step 1: Looking at illustrations.

We are painters: Illustrating an eBook.

Step 2: Planning the illustrations.

We are painters: Illustrating an eBook.

Step 4: Retrieving and manipulating the illustrations.

We are painters: Illustrating an eBook.

Step 5: Making an eBook.

We are painters: Illustrating an eBook.

Step 6: Reviewing the eBooks.

Art, Design & Technology

 

MakE Nightingale lamps               

Van Gogh sunflowers.

John Bramblitt

Pencil portraits

Esref Armagan(blind painter)

Colour mixing

Jean Dubuffet  

Georges Seurat The Eiffel Tower 1889

* 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOP tips

  • 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!