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?
Autumn Term 2- Fire Fire
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.
We will be learning about measures, which will include mass, capacity and length. We will also develop our knowledge about shape (2D and 3D).
We will be learning about the Great Fire of London and the Gunpowder Plot.
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.
We will be using paint on the computer to make a Christmas card.
Within music we will be learning our songs for the Christmas play, Lights, Camel, Action!
We will learn basic greetings and the names of Christmas items.
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.
We will be taking part in multi-skills sessions with Mr Busby.
We will be learning about festivals and celebrations. We will be learning about Diwali which is the Festival of Light.
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
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.
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.
We will be investigating toys throughout history, comparing past and present toys.
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.
We are finding out about people in our class, their culture, beliefs and celebrations.
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.
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.
We will be taking part in Street dance with Becky. We will also be learning a range of multi-skills.