Year 1 Curriculum

Summer Term 2019

Literacy
Story writing skills will be taught further using ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. They will then move onto exploring the features of instructional texts while designing an alternative lunch for the character and writing postcards from a seaside setting.

Mathematics
This term will consolidate their learning in all the key areas. They will use their knowledge of the 4 operations to solve word problems. To prepare the children for Year 2 they will have regular practice of their 2, 5 and 10 times-tables.

Topic
For the final term, our topic will be ‘Seaside Rescue’. The children will learn about the history of the lifeboat. They will find out about Grace Darling and her historical impact on the improvements of seaside rescue in Great Britain. In geography the children will learn the different countries making up the United Kingdom, as well as their capital cities and surrounding seas. Science will be covered while investigating types of materials and their properties, linked with floating and sinking and identifying waterproof materials.

Art and DT
Based around the story of the ‘Light House Keeper’s Lunch’ the children will design, make and evaluate a new lunch box for the character. The sea will be used as inspiration for their art work, specifically looking creating seascapes exploring texture and colour.

Personal Development
The children will continue to share their achievements during circle time. We will think carefully about friendship, feelings and choices as well as transition and change. We will also begin to look at different religious leaders in different faiths.

Dates for the Diary

• Early Years and Key Stage 1 will visit Hesketh Farm Park on Thursday 13th June.
• School chefs will visit the children to talk about growing fruit and vegetables. Date to be confirmed.

 

Spring Term 2019

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 7 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 potato printing their own Adrinkra cloth as well as making an Africa silhouette picture and clay pot. The second half of the term is the science-based topic ‘If you go down to the woods today’. This will include visits to the local animal charity Nuzzlets to learn about animals, plants and trees. The children will be planting seeds and observing them as they grow. They will also be looking at the work of the artist Andy Goldsworthy and using natural materials to create land art.

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. After half term the children will be focusing on traditional tales. 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 addition and subtraction, 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 22nd January – Year 1 and 2 visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Nuzzlets visits – dates to be confirmed.

 

Autumn term 2018 

Topics

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 Toymaker’ by looking at a selection of different toys, both old and new. The children will then receive a special request from the ‘magic toymaker’ asking for the children’s help in designing and making a new toy. This project will cover aspects of Science and DT as the children work together to design, make and evaluate their own toys.

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 particular 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 13th September – A visit from One Day Creative, who will deliver a pirate themed movement workshop.

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