Year 1 Curriculum

Spring Term 2020

Topic

The topic ‘Come with me to Africa’ will have a strong emphasis on geography and art. The children will use maps and atlases to locate Africa and become familiar with the seven continents. They will learn about Kenya and compare their daily life to those living in rural Kenya. In science, the children will learn how to group and classify animals as well as learn the terms; carnivore, herbivore and omnivore. In art, the children will be printing their own Adrinkra cloth and painting Tinga Tinga style animals, as well as making an Africa silhouette picture and clay pot.

Literacy

The children will begin the spring term by reading and becoming familiar with the features of non-fiction books linked to Africa. The children will research an African animal and write an information page about their chosen animal. Later in the term, the children will be reading, following and writing simple instructions.  Each week handwriting practice will continue to focus on the cursive style of handwriting and the children will begin to learn some joins. The children will develop their reading through daily phonics sessions and work in small groups for Guided Reading on a weekly basis.

Mathematics

The term will begin with revisiting number and place value (0-100) and then will move on to measuring mass using standard and non-standard units. Other elements that will be covered include money and multiplication and division. The children will also continue with ‘Beat that Maths’, a weekly challenge that will support them in learning their KIRFS (Key Instant Recall Facts) as well as improve their confidence with mental maths.

Other exciting things this term include:

Tuesday 20th January – Visit to Rainbow Ceramics to paint a plate.

 

Autumn Term 2019

Topic
A ‘Marvellous Me’ topic will begin the year with the children learning about themselves and their local environment. This will include identifying and labelling parts of the body and recognising how they link to their senses. During this topic their main project will be art based as they experiment with a range of materials to create their own fabric faces.  The topic will also look at aspects of autumn and harvest related to seasonal change. After half term we will start our topic ‘The Magical Toymaker’ by looking at a selection of different toys, both old and new. In science, the children will use their investigational skills following receipt of a special request from the ‘Magic Toymaker’ asking for their help to test materials for a new toy.

Literacy
The children will begin the year by reading and writing simple sentences. Once secure with this they will look at a range of genres linked to topic work covering narrative, recount and non-chronological reports. Throughout the term there will be a focus on phonics and handwriting. The children will be taught a new cursive style of handwriting that will help them to join their letters later in the year. The children will develop their reading through phonics and work in small groups for guided reading on a weekly basis.

Mathematics
The term will begin with revising number and place value (0-100) and then will move on to simple addition and subtraction. Alongside this the children are also going to be learning more about 2D shapes and measuring length, weight and capacity. Other elements that will be covered are money, fractions and time. The children will also be introduced to ‘Beat That Maths’, a weekly challenge that will support them in learning their KIRFS (Key Instant Recall Facts) as well as improve their confidence with mental maths.

Other exciting things this term include:

Thursday 26th September – A visit from One Day Creative, who will deliver a fairy tale workshop.

A visit to Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, for outdoor maths and traditional tales. Date to be confirmed.