This term Year 1 will be reading the range of books listed below, which covers all the subjects in this year's curriculum:
- Anna Hibiscus' Story
- How Does my Fruit Grow?
- The Way Back Home
- Jolly Postman
- Poems about Festivals
- Florence Nightingale
- Traction Man
- Diary of a Spider
- Jim and the Beanstalk
- Say Hi to Hedgehogs
- Aesop's Fables
- A New Home for a Pirate
The topics we will be covering this term are:
English - Poetry, descriptive writing, sequencing, diary writing, and daily phonics. Fairy tales, sequencing, story writing and daily phonics.
Maths - Multiplication, division, halves and quarters and position and direction. Numbers to 100, time and money.
Science - Minibeasts and habitats. Plants and growing.
History - Belonging - sequencing life events. History of castles.
Geography - Seasons (signs of spring/summer). Where does fruit grow? Geographical terms- hill, cliff, coast.
Technology - Bug hotels. Packaging/ joining.
ICT - Continue to develop typing and mouse skills.
Art - Through the window drawing. Still life drawings of plants.
Music - Discriminating between different rhythms, linked to the names of mini-beasts, sing songs and investigate the timbre and dynamics of percussion instruments. Arrange their own creative scores using the elements of rhythm, pitch, tempo, timbre and dynamics that they have learned about this year.
PE - Athletics. Striking and fielding.
French - Numbers 1 to 12, cutlery, food (fruits and vegetables), basic weather vocabulary, transport, Princes et Princesses, toys, at the beach, mountains and parc.
RE - What makes a person special and bible stories. Christian symbols – bible, lectern, altar.
PHSE - Belonging to groups and living in the wider world. Caring for animals. Sun safety and use of money.
English - Poetry, descriptive writing, sequencing, adjectives, and daily phonics. Fact files, comic strips, sequencing, speech bubbles and daily phonics.
Maths - Numbers to 20, tens and ones, addition and subtraction to 20 and numbers to 50. Numbers to 50, length and height, weight and volume.
Science - Seasons (winter), space (planets). Materials (waterproof, absorbent, opaque and transparent).
History - People of the past (astronauts and famous pirates). Florence Nightingale, old and new toys.
Geography - Seasons (signs of winter), maps and coordinates (pirates). Locating continents.
Technology - Joining materials (split pin pictures). Levers and sliders (moving pictures).
ICT - Continuing typing skills, programming beebots. Beginning word processing.
Art - Winter/space pictures, using different materials to create art. Sketching bears.
Music - Moving to the pulse; clapping and playing rhythms and pitch matching. Sing a variety of songs, including one with varying tempi
PE - Skipping, Dribbling and Hitting. Invasion Games. Dance.
French - Revising colours, numbers and greetings, learning weather vocabulary. Learning home vocabulary and French celebrations.
RE - Creation story, Easter.
PHSE - New year, new beginnings. People who help us, caring for things/toys.
English - Winter poems, sequencing, adjectives, drama. Fact files, comic strips and speech bubbles.
Maths - Addition and subtraction to 20, numbers to 50 and comparing lengths.
Science - Space. Waterproof, opaque and transparent materials.
History - People of the past - pirates, space travel. Florence Nightingale, old and new toys.
Geography - Maps and grid references.
Technology - Jointed characters, cutting skills and moving pictures.
ICT - Beebots, around space and maps and various interactive games.
Art - Using different medium, pirate portraits. Still life drawings - draw what you see.
Music - Pirates songs - pitch. Rhythm - holding the beat (pulse).
PE - Games and pirate dance and toy dance.
French - Revise basic colours, numbers 1 to 6, greetings. Wild and farm animals, basic weather vocabulary, pirates, cutlery. French celebrations.
RE - Creation story. Leaders.
PHSE - Healthy eating.
Year 1 will use Read, Write Inc. to learn their sounds to help them to read and write ruthmiskin.com will take you to the website and if you click on "parents" at the top you will have access to lots of information to help at home with sounds and reading.
1. Dress up as part of a theme
2. Plant a seed
3. Search a pond for wildlife
4. Walk in a wood
5. Bark rubbing
6. Natural pictures
7. Have a picnic
8. Ice a biscuit
9. Make fruit salad
10. Eat a blackberry straight from a bush
11. Hunt for bugs and hold them
12. Look at how a snail moves
13. Take part in a play
14. Play an instrument
15. Sing outside
16. Splash in a puddle
17. Make a snowman/snow angel
18. Throw a snowball
19. Look at a snowflake
20. Watch a butterfly hatch
21. Build a house for a hedgehog
22. Touch/smell animals other than pets
23. Visit a farm
24. Watch a butterfly
25. Explore outside materials
26. Look at a birds nest and its components
27. Play board games
28. Keep a creature in the classroom for a little while for the children to take care of
29. Feed the birds
30. Blow a dandelion clock
31. Make a model out of waste material
32. Use a real typewriter
33. Make a clay model
34. Use a hand lens
35. Experience printing a pattern
36. Obstacle courses
37. To continue to build on nursery rhymes and songs from Foundation
38. Walk to the postbox
39. Post a letter
40. To go on a bus ride
41. To print some work
42. Playing with a parachute
43. Skipping with a skipping rope
44. Making and exploring a den
45. Big cardboard box crafts
46. Dark activities with torches
47. Watch a pantomime
48. Exploring objects with hands
49. Taste exotic fruit50. Fly a kite
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