Welcome to Year 1
Welcome back to the Summer Term. We hope that you had an amazing Easter Holiday in the sunshine!
We are starting the term by writing a fictional tale about a superhero. We will be using ‘Traction Man’ to inspire us to use our imagination, develop our use of language and ensure some interesting sentences! After half term we will be looking at ‘This Is How We Do It’. This non-fiction text will give opportunities to practise writing in the correct tense and adding precise detail. Children will be writing about their own life to create a book.
We are continuing to work on multiplication and division, using methods to work on a range of problem solving contexts. We will be tackling fractions; finding halves, quarters, three quarters of shapes and amounts. We will finish the term by looking a range of measures including length, height, weight and time.
Science – Plants
This term we will be learning how to identify a variety of common wild and garden plants, describe the basic structure of plants and trees and undertake a number of experiments to find out what plants need to survive. As part of our unit we will take the learning outside the classroom to grow our own vegetables and we hope to plan a visit to our local allotment (more information to follow).
‘Rules and being Unique – We will begin the term by considering our school rules. Thinking about why rules are important and how they can help us to live together peacefully. We will then explore how everyone is unique and yet the same, encouraging the children to think about diversity and tolerance. We will then move on to ‘Looking After the Environment’ when we will think about our local environment and how to look after it. We will also think about the topic ‘Money’. We will learn the different ways we can obtain and use money. Finally, we will think about our transition into the next year group. Discussing our hopes and fears for the upcoming year.
Where does our food come from? We will be finding out where our food comes from. Looking at local producers and the roles of dairy farmers, as well as thinking about the food miles within the UK.
How have holidays changed over time? This term we are going to be finding out what holidays were like in the past. We will be using a range of sources to find out about the past and evaluating these sources for accuracy.
What is the ‘good news’ Christians say Jesus brings? (Gospel) Children will make sense of belief through stories from the bible and recognise the concept of ‘Gospel’ or ‘good news’. They will learn how to understand the ways in which Christians follow the teachings and put these beliefs into practise.
Friendship song. This term the children will perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of style and traditions; including the work of great composers and learn to sing and to use their voices.
This term we will be creating and performing a dance. We will be learning to make different body shapes and thinking about how to combine these to create a short dance sequence. After half term, we will be taking part in gymnastics lessons. The children will be master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
This term we are creating a portfolio of photographs, finding out how to take a good photograph and then editing our photographs to improve them. After half term we will be detectives- using e mail and excel to solve an intriguing case!
If you would like to help in anyway, please let us know, we would love to hear from you!
Mrs Dunton and Mr Everitt
This Year’s Curriculum
If you would like further information in relation to the curriculum please feel free to contact the school office.
This Term’s Topics
Class teachers send out an outline of the learning each child will be undertaking that term. If you wish to find out any further details, please contact Mrs Dunton or Mr Everitt.