Welcome to Year One

 

In Year 1 you will find Miss Smith, Miss Blake, Mrs Cross and Mrs Hawkins.

In Year 1 we engage the children with exciting Topics like fantasy creatures and the Great Fire of London. We try wherever possible to give the children hands on experiences and build memories through workshops/ visitors and school trips and make the learning fun and exciting. We enjoy getting involved in maths and science investigations and we have lots of discussions as a class throughout all our learning, building up important communication skills. Learning circus skills; growing our own candy canes and sending the instructions to Santa and exploring bubbles to create some beautiful art work and descriptive writing are some of the things we get up to at school.

 

To support the learning of Phonics we use Letters and Sounds, the LCP scheme, Jolly Phonics and Bug Club Phonics.

To support the learning of reading we use Letters and Sounds and Bug Club.

Below are our Year 1 topics and a taster of what we will be learning each term.

Also...

  • - Please ensure you look in your child's reading folder every Friday for their new weekly spellings.
  • - We also ask that you bring in your child's PE kit on a Monday to be left in school until Friday.
  • - All children are expected to read at home daily and make a record in their reading challenges. Please send the reading challenge into school every day .

 Long Term Plan

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Topic

Ourselves

Light

Fantasy Creatures

The Great Fire of London

Planet Earth

Castles and Palaces

Literacy

Repeating Story –

Dear Zoo

 

Travel Tale –

Bubbles

 

Poem – The owl and the pussy cat.

Traditional Tale – Red Riding Hood

 

Christmas –

Letter to Santa

 

Instructions -

Grow a candy cane

Fantasy creature story - Lullabyhullaballoo.

 

Non-fiction text about a creature

Fantasy creature poem

 

Instructions – how to catch a fairy/creature.

Story – The Magic Grandad.

 

 

Story from other cultures.

Story - The Way Back Home.

 

Letter Writing / Persuasive text - to an alien.

 

 

Traditional

Tale – Jack and the Beanstalk

 

Defeating tale – George and the dragon

 

Non-fiction text – How to Attack a Castle.  

Maths

Place Value and Number (wk 1-3)

Addition and Subtraction (wk 4-6) Geometry – shape (wk 7)

Place Value (Wk 1-2)

Addition and Subtraction (wk 3-5)

Time (wk 1-2)

Place Value (wk 3-4)

Addition and Subtraction (wk 5)

 

Measures: Length and Height (wk 1)

Measurement: Money (wk 2)

Addition and subtraction: money (wk3)

Fractions (wk 4-5)

Multiplication and division (wk 6-7)

Place Value (wk 1-3)

Four operations (wk 4-5)

Four operations (wk1)

Measurement: shape (wk2-3)

Measurement: weight and volume (wk4-5)

Science

Human body

(with 1 wk of seasons)

Seasons – position of the sun, long days/ short days

Animals

(with 1 wk of seasons)

Materials (float &sink, materials to make a boat- (topic link)

Plants

(with 1 wk of seasons)

Seasons

Computing

Programming and algorithms – Bee Bots (maths link)

Filming the steps of instructions

(Literacy link)

Finding and using images on the web (science link)

Creating a digital card

Producing a talking book (literacy link)

Making an e-book about castles (literacy link)

Filming – weather reporters (science link)

RE

Creation  

 Christmas

Jesus as a Friend

Easter

Shabbat

 Chanukah

Art

Self Portraits

Pablo Picasso

Firework pictures (History link)

Light pictures – Van Gogh – A Starry Night

Life drawings – animals (topic)

Easter cards (ICT link)

Life drawings – plants (science link)

 

DT

Making a moving body model (science link)

Designing and making houses

Making Christmas cards

 

Textiles (Science link) – making a waterproof umbrella

 

Recycle Models - castles

Geography

Local walk and Bee Bots

Google Earth – where we live

Geographical skills – map reading, compasses, directions

Around the world at Christmas

Hot and cold places (Science link)

The world’s 5 oceans 

Continents, landmarks, countries, counties, cities etc.  

Weather patterns (science link)

History

Local history

Bonfire Night – Guy Fawkes

Samuel Pepys

Fire services

The Royal Family

Castles

Music

Hey You

Xmas play

In the Groove

Rhythm in the way we walk

Round and round

Reflect, rewind and replay

PE

Gymnastics (Indoor)

Object Control – catching (Outdoor)

Dance (Indoor)

Object control – throwing (outdoor)

Gymnastics (Indoor)

Net/ wall games (outdoor)

Dance (Indoor)

Net/ wall games (outdoor)

Gymnastics (Indoor)

Striking and Fielding (outdoor)

Dance (Indoor)

Athletics (outdoor)

PSHE

Growth Mindset

Pets

Happiness

 Royal Invitations – Who should be invited? (fairy-tale characters) 

Question – would you rather be rich or popular?

Judging appearances – monster at school

 

Perfect people

Question – what would happen if there were no schools?

 

Friendship

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

 

Bullying

Kindness

 

Being fair

Possible School Trips/ Visits

Police visit

 

Visit to Banbury museum

 

Zoo Trip

Visit from the Fire Fighters.

 

Warwick Castle/

Blenheim Palace.