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Hello and a warm welcome to the Year 1 class page!

Year 1 Timetable

Year 1 Curriculum Map

Myself (Miss Jones) and Mrs Breen will be supporting the children Year 1.

House keeping

The children will have their reading books changed twice a week – Mondays and Thursdays.

Their PE lessons are on a Tuesday and Friday. The children should come to school in their PE kits and bring their school clothes to change into after the lesson.

The children will bring home a paper copy of their homework. This should be completed and uploaded to Tapestry by the following Monday.

Keep checking this page for further information and some pictures from our lessons! View the knowledge organisers to see what your child will be learning in every subject.

Any questions… please get in touch via communications at the school office.

Spring 2 in Year 1

Phonics
We are working our way through the phase 5 sounds. These are alternative spellings of the same sounds for example ‘ee’ can be written as ‘ea, e-e, ie, ey’ and ‘y’. Alongside our phonic sound for the week we will learn to read and write tricky words that cannot be sounded out.

There will be a heavy focus on reading ahead of the phonic screening check in June. The children will learn how to use their phonic knowledge to decode ‘alien words’ that are made up words.

Spellings

The children will have a spelling check every Friday which will include sounds that we have focussed on that week in Phonics. Please log onto Spelling Frame for further practise to support your child's spelling.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Reading

Please continue to read every night with your child using the resources in their reading folder. You should begin by revising the sounds from the sound mats then read their book. Any unknown sounds or words should be recorded in their reading record so they can be the priority in the next session. Please log into Bug Club for more reading resources such as books and games.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

English

We will link our texts to our history topic, ‘Explorers’. The main stories we will explore will be ‘Whatever Next’ and ‘The Way Back Home’. Year 1 are becoming more independent with writing their own sentences and are improving their writing stamina. This half term, we will rewrite the stories and write a recount about what happened on the farm in Farmer Duck. The children will enjoy poetry and will take part in the whole school poetry recital in March.

Maths

This half term we will cover the tricky topic of subtraction as well as becoming confident with place value to 50. This will be learnt by using manipulatives such as 10 frames and dienes. 

We will also look at length/height and weight/mass. We will explore these topics practically.

Geography

We have learnt the continents and oceans in the world and are thoroughly enjoying using atlas’ to explore. We will continue to learn about the whole world and will look at what life is like in different countries around the world.

The World Knowledge Organiser

History

We will continue to study ‘Explorers’ in our History lessons. The children will plan and go on their own exploration around the school site!

Explorers Knowledge Organiser

Art

We are thoroughly looking forward to exploring shape in our art lessons this half term. The children will use a range of materials to create art work in the style of famous artists. We cannot wait to show you at the arts cafe!

Shape Art Knowledge Organiser

Science

We are moving onto animals in Science! The children will explore a range of different kind of animals and their habitats. We will be going on a school trip to Kew Gardens to take part in a nature workshop.

Animals Knowledge Organiser

 

RE

We will be covering two topics in RE this half term. First will be the story of Noah’s Ark. The children will learn the story and use small world characters to act it out. Then we will learn about the Easter story and why it is the most important festival for Christians.

Easter Knowledge Organiser

Computing

We will use the laptops and computers to explore digital images. The children will learn how to save and edit an image. Some may even learn how to ‘screenshot’ or ‘snipper tool’ an image! The children are becoming independent with saving their work onto their online portfolio on Showbie. Please come and ask if you would like to see any of their projects!

We Are Collectors Knowledge Organiser

Spanish

The children are thriving in their Spanish lessons with Miss Jensen on a Tuesday morning. They will continue to learn common words and phrases through the use of games and songs.

RSHE

In our Jigsaw Jack lessons we will be learning about how to keep our bodies and minds healthy.

Music

We are enjoying using Charanga in our music lessons. We are learning the song ‘Round and ‘Round’ in the style of latin. We are going to learn the vocabulary pulse, rhythm and pitch.

PE

The children will have their PE lessons with Mr Moura. This will be a mix of indoor and outdoor sports. They may even have the chance to try some yoga!

Other exciting things happening this half term…

Church for Lent
Arts Cafe
Kew Garden's Trip
DT Day
World Book Day
Easter Egg Rolling

Please use these links to support your child at home:

Bug club phonics - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0

White Rose Mathematics - https://whiterosemaths.com/

Timestables Rockstars - https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Mathletics - https://portal.3plearning.com/welcome?productId=1

Yoga - https://yogabugsvirtual.com/welcome/

Spring 1 in Year 1

English

We will be exploring the books Handa’s Surprise and Oliver’s Vegetables. The children will build on their simple sentence writing skills to create more varied and interesting sentences. We will learn how to use adjectives to describe the animals and foods in our focus texts.

Phonics
We have learnt all of phase 3 and 4 sounds so we are working our way through the phase 5 sounds. These are alternative spellings of the same sounds for example ‘ee’ can be written as ‘ea, e-e, ie, ey’ and ‘y’. Alongside our phonic sound for the week we will learn to read and write tricky words that cannot be sounded out.

There will be a heavy focus on reading ahead of the phonic screening check in June. The children will learn how to use their phonic knowledge to decode ‘alien words’ that are made up words.

Spellings

The children will have a spelling check every Friday which will include sounds that we have focussed on that week in Phonics. Please log onto Spelling Frame for further practise to support your child's spelling.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Reading

Please continue to read every night with your child using the resources in their reading folder. You should begin by revising the sounds from the sound mats then read their book. Any unknown sounds or words should be recorded in their reading record so they can be the priority in the next session. Please log into Bug Club for more reading resources such as books and games.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Maths

We will learn place value, addition and subtraction, length/height and weight/mass. We will continue to use White Rose as a base of our maths lessons. The children will become confident with manipulating numbers up to 20.

Geography

The topic is ‘The World’ so we will explore countries and continents. We will learn some songs to help us to remember these.

History

The topic is ‘Explorers’ so we will learn about famous explorers from around the world.

Explorers Knowledge Organiser

Art

We will create various artwork to explore tones.

Tones Knowledge Organiser

Science

The topic is ‘Plants’ so we will do an experiment to see different growing conditions. The children will plant their own bean plant and make observations about how their plant is growing.

Very excitingly, we will be going on a school trip to Kew Gardens to take part in a plants workshop.

Plants Knowledge Organiser

RE

We will learn about the religion Judaism.

Judaism Knowledge Organiser

Computing

The children will learn the basic controls of a computer. The children will get an opportunity to practise typing and saving their work. Additionally, the children will learn how to take an effective photograph and edit it to improve. They will save their work independently to Showbie.

We are painters Knowledge Organiser

Spanish

We will learn numbers 1-10 through fun songs and activities.

RSHE

The topic is ‘Goals’ so the children will celebrate their achievements and think of ways to improve.

Music

The children will have a music lesson every week taught by a specialist music teacher. 

PE

Mr Maura will teach the children on a Tuesday and Friday. The children should bring their school uniform to change into after lessons. Please continue to help your child to become independent with changing, including buttons and laces.

Other exciting things happening this half term…

Year 1 Class Assembly
DT Day
STEM Week

Please use these links to support your child at home:

Bug club phonics - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0

White Rose Mathematics - https://whiterosemaths.com/

Timestables Rockstars - https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Mathletics - https://portal.3plearning.com/welcome?productId=1

Yoga - https://yogabugsvirtual.com/welcome/

 

Spring 1

 

 Autumn 2 in Year 1

English

In our writing lessons the children will write a non-chronological report about a toy of their choice. This links to our history unit. After the children will study the story The Tiger Who Came to Tea and change parts of the story to make it their own.

Phonics

The children are making brilliant progress with their phonics. We will be moving onto phase 4 on Bug Club. In this phase there are no new sounds to learn but it focusses on the sounds that blend such as ‘sc’ in ‘scrap’ and ‘tr’ in ‘truck. Moreover, the children will continue to learn to spell the tricky words.

Reading

Please continue to read every night with your child using the resources in their reading folder. You should begin by revising the sounds from the sound mats then read their book. Any unknown sounds or words should be recorded in their reading record so they can be the priority in the next session. Please log into Bug Club for more reading resources such as books and games.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Maths

The main focus for this half term in addition and subtraction. The children will learn the pictorial representations below to help support their understanding of adding and subtracting. Just before the end of term we will spend a week on 2D and 3D shapes. Please continue to practise number formations, ensuring they are facing the correct way.

https://whiteroseeducation.com/

 

 Science

In science we will be learning about our senses.

Using Our Senses Knowledge Organiser

RE

The children will spend a few lessons learning about why saints are important to Christianity and then we will move onto learning about the Christmas Story. The children are really looking forward to learning their Nativity show!

Autumn 2 - RE Knowledge Organiser

Geography

The children have spent the last half term exploring the countries in the United Kingdom and the capital cities. We will use digi maps, maps, Atlas’ and globes to explore the location of our school and our local area.

History

The children will continue to explore toys and how they have changed over time. In November we will be going on our first school trip of the year to Fulham Palace Museum for a workshop about the Victorians to learn about what life was like back then.

RSHE

In our Jigsaw lessons the children will be celebrating difference. This will involve sharing and comparing different families and to celebrate everyone is unique but we are all just as wonderful!

Computing

The children will love this computing unit… it’s certainly one of my favourites! The children will learn the basics of video and will build up presenting a cookery show. They will work in small groups to present and film making a smoothie.

We Are Chefs Knowledge Organiser

Spanish

We will continue to learn songs that include numbers and greetings.

Music

The children will learning various songs with our specialist music teacher and will start to learn the songs reading for their Nativity show.

PE

Mr Maura will teach the children on a Tuesday and Friday. The children should bring their school uniform to change into after lessons. Please continue to help your child to become independent with changing, including buttons and laces.

Other exciting things happening this half term…

Poetry recital

DT day

Children in Need

Our Nativity! The Big Little Nativity

Please visit our website to see the children in action!

Christmas party

 

Autumn 1 in Year 1

English

Reading is a priority in Year 1 as the children will have to be assessed in their phonics in June. We will continue using Bug Club to learn our sounds. It is important that you read every night at home and we will change the books twice a week. Please access more reading materials on the Bug Club website.

In our English lessons we will begin by writing labels and captions. We will use the sounds we have learnt in phonics to spell words phonetically. The children will use the stories The Little Red Hen and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt as their focus texts.

Your child will have handwriting sessions in small groups throughout the week. Please ensure you are supporting your child with the correct formations and pencil grip.

Your child will receive weekly spellings in their homework which should be learned ready for the ‘spelling check’ on Fridays. You can access their spellings and other resources on the Spelling Frame website.

Year 1 Writing Targets

Year 1 Reading Targets

Maths

The first half term of Year 1 is revising what was taught in Reception. All children will feel confident with numbers to 10, including addition and subtraction. Please log onto Mathletics and TT rockstars for further maths resources.

Year 1 Maths Targets

Science

The children will explore materials in science this half term. They will explore why they objects are made from a particular material depending on the materials properties.

Science Knowledge Organiser

RE

The children will learn the Creation Story. We will find out what God created on each day.

RE Knowledge Organiser

Geography

We will teach geography and history on alternate weeks so we will continue these topics throughout the whole of the autumn term. In geography we will be looking at the United Kingdom. The children will use maps and we will compare different places in the UK.

Geography Knowledge Organiser

History

In history this term we will look at toys and how they have developed and changed over time. We will go on a school trip to Fulham Palace Museum for a Victorian toys workshop.

History Knowledge Organiser

Art

We will be exploring colour this term. This will involve learning the primary and secondary colours and explore colour mixing.

Art Knowledge Organiser

RSHE

The topic for this half term in our Jigsaw lessons is ‘Being Me in My World’. The children will look at how to be a good friend, how you can well as a team and how we can learn best as an individual and class. The children will also take part in meditation as part of the lesson. 

Computing

This half term the children will use Beebots to explore programming. The children will use the language forwards, backwards, left and right to move the Beebot from one place to another.

 

Computing Knowledge Organiser

Spanish

In our Spanish lessons we will learn basic common greetings. This will be through the use of songs and rhymes.

Music

The children will have music once a week with our specialist music teacher. The topic is called ‘Music and Me’ which will involve the children learning basic rhythms.

PE

The children will have PE twice a week with our specialist sports coach. They will be looking at attacking, defending and shooting as a skill in various sports. They will also have a few gymnastic sessions. The children will come into school in their PE kits and will change into their school uniform after the lesson. Please support your child with becoming more independent and quicker at changing themselves.

Other exciting things happening this half term...

Harvest Service

Black History Month

 

Drama workshop

Celebrate our Community Day