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Welcome to Year 1SL

Topics for this year

We have planned to cover the following topics this year:

 Autumn term — Toys and Fire, Fire

 Spring term— Circle of Life

 Summer term — Who lives in a house like this?

Spring 1

Our topic this term is The Circle of Life

 

Literacy

Our first book this term is The Bog Baby a non-fiction text.  We will use our listening skills to extract information about a character/setting from a text to create and write a description. We will be writing instructions looking at how to set them out and the use of bossy verbs. Our second text will be Jack and the Beanstalk looking at the main characters and retelling the story.   We will be writing labels, captions and sentences. We will also be extending our sentences using connectives such as and, because, but.   Within SPAG we will continue to focus on  using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces between our words. In addition in the context of writing a instructions we will be looking at colons and commas. When we retell the story of Jack we will be adding the suffix -ing and -ed depending whther we are writing in the present or the past. We will practise our phonics, reading and writing set 2 and 3 sounds within words including split digraphs and alternative spellings for the vowel sounds for example e, ee, ea, e-e and y. 

We will be using the handwriting scheme 'Letter Join' to develop our cursive handwriting using leaders and joiners.  

 

In Mathematics we will look at telling the time o'clock and half past, addition, subtraction, simple multiplication and division working beyond 20. 

We will continue to practise counting forwards and backwards to 100 in 2s, 5s and 10s.

 

ICT - Creating a story book adding text and photographs. We will also using presentation software to insert pictures of African animals, sorting and categorizing and answering binary questions.  

 

Design and Technology - the children will be designing and making a  sandwich, thinking about healthy eating. 

 

Science - we will be investigating and comparing life cycles of different animals and each class in KS1 will have a different animal/insect to observe changes over time. The children will also be looking at how they have changed over time.

 

RE - We are finding out about the sacred books in the Christian and Muslim faiths, differences in how beliefs are practised. We will be learning the reasons why we celebrate Easter. 

 

Geography - We will be setting up a weather station to monitor seasonal changes and daily weather conditions within the local environment and comparing to different cities around the world. Identifying and locating the seven continents. Identifying what physical and human features within the environment and locating on a map. Looking at the impact of human activity on the natural environment particularly in relation to an animals habitat. 

 

PHSE - We will look at developing and maintaining good relationships and living a healthy lifestyle. 

 

MUSIC - We will be listening to the Carnival of the Animals by ‘Camille Saint-Saens’ and learning about the composer. We will compose our own piece of music based on an animal choosing instruments to create a specific sound effect. 

 

ART & ICT -  We will learn how to use a paint program to create a piece of  art.

 

FRENCH - In French we will practise holding a simple conversation in French, greeting one another, introducing ourselves, asking how are you.... Bonjour! Je m'apelle ... Cava? Counting to 20 and asking for a quantity, we will also learn animal names in French.

Autumn Term 2- Fire Fire

Literacy

We will be focusing on a fiction text and reading The Gunpowder Plot in Literacy. We will analyse the author's vocabulary choices.  We will be learning to retell the story and we will be writing recounts from the story.  Within SPAG we continue to focus on  using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces between our words. In addition, we will be introducing the suffix at the end of a word. We will practise our phonics, reading and writing set 2 and set 3 sounds within words.

We will be using the handwriting scheme 'Letter Join' to develop our cursive handwriting using leaders and joiners.  This term the focus letters are the round letters, e.g. c, a, d o, q, e.

 

Mathematics

We will be learning about measures, which will include mass, capacity and length. We will also develop our knowledge about shape (2D and 3D).

 

History

We will be learning about the Great Fire of London and the Gunpowder Plot.

 

Geography

We will learn the names of the countries and parts of the UK. We will also identify London and Manchester on a map. We will learn the names of some of the landmarks in London.

 

ICT

ICT will link art. We will be using the Paint program to design and make a Christmas card.

 

Art

We will be using paint on the computer to make a Christmas card.

 

Music

Within music we will be learning our songs for the Christmas play, Lights, Camel, Action!

 

French

We will learn basic greetings and the names of Christmas items.

 

PSHE

We will be taking part in anti-bullying sessions. We will be learning how to be a good friend and how to treat one another with respect.

 

PE

We will be taking part in multi-skills sessions with Mr Busby.

 

RE

We will be learning about festivals and celebrations. We will be learning about Diwali which is the Festival of Light.  

 

Musical theatre

We will be learning our songs for the Christmas play. We will be learning two dances to go with the songs.

Autumn Term 1- Toys

 

 

 

Literacy

We will be focusing on fiction texts and reading Toys in Space by Mini Grey in Literacy. We will analyse the author's vocabulary choices.  We will be writing labels, captions and sentences describing characters, the story setting and making wanted posters.  Within SPAG we will be focusing on  using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces between our words. We will practise our phonics, reading and writing set 2 sounds within words.

We will be using the handwriting scheme 'Letter Join' to develop our cursive handwriting using leaders and joiners.  This term the focus letters are the long ladder letters l i t j u y.

 

Mathematics

We will be developing our understanding of place value, addition and subtraction generally working within 20 but where appropriate extending to 100.

We will continue to practise counting forwards and backwards to 100.

 

History

We will be investigating toys throughout history, comparing past and present toys.

 

ICT

We will be being photographers looking at photographs online and learning how to take good photographs, editing our photos and creating a portfolio of our favourite images. 

 

RE

We are finding out about people in our class, their culture, beliefs and celebrations.

 

Science

We will be investigating different types of material and their properties. We will look at the life and work of the scientist Charles Mackintosh and making a waterproof coat for a teddy.

 

Design and Technology

We will be designing and making a  moving puppets with a lever mechanism.

 

Geography

We will locate and name the four countries which make up Great Britain, name and locate their capital cities. We will locate Denmark on a map and identify physical and human features of the United Kingdom and Denmark investigating the differences between the two places and why.

 

PSHE

We are learning how to work together as a class and how to follow the class rules. We are also learning how to be respectful to others. 

 

PE

We will be taking part in Street dance with Becky. We will also be learning a range of multi-skills.

 

 

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