Spring Term Planning 2022

This week we found an unexpected chest on our carpet area full of interesting clues such as a message in a bottle, a telescope and coins! This got us all thinking carefully about who the items might belong to and what they might be used for.  Hiding at the bottom of the box, we found a book called ‘The Night Pirates’ which explained this mystery to us. Now we know that we will be learning all about pirates during the Spring term. We have begun to wonder already whether all boys are boys just like in the story…

The children in Year one are already so excited about the launch to our new Spring topic – A pirate’s life for me and have relished the opportunity to take on the role of many of the characters in the story that we have read.

As writers, we will use this story to firstly create a pirate wanted poster to inform others of the whereabouts of a pirate bandit. Secondly, we will write instructions to advise others on how to make a trusty pirate pet parrot.

During the last week of term, we plan to use our textile skills to make our very own pirate flag to use on a boat. We will investigate which types of thread are most effective when sewing and we will begin to sort materials that we could use.

As Scientists, we will explore different types of weathers and learn more about the seasons. We will observe closely the cherry tree on the playground to see how it changes over time.

We cannot wait to welcome Reverend Nikki into school to launch our RE topic- symbols. She will teach us all about the importance of symbolic items found in special places of worship and how these are connected to their beliefs about god. We will write a letter to advise others of what we have learnt from our guest speaker and design our own stain glass windows to showcase our own special places. Our ICT units this term will be animated stories and coding.

In PHSE, our next topic is titled ‘Dreams and Goals’. Firstly, we will reflect on our own treasure chest of successes. Next, we will begin to think about any potential barriers that might prevent us from achieving them. We will explore different ways to work effectively as a team to tackle new and tricky challenges.

In Geography, we will learn the names of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and use positional language to identify direction such as north and south. We learn about the flag of the United Kingdom and recall the seas which surround the country.

Keep a look out on our Twitter page for a closer look at the work we complete as the term unfold.

Autumn Term 2021-2022

We just loved getting to know you all during transition week before the summer holiday and all of the children’s beautiful colorful work is now hanging proudly in our classrooms already.  However, it is just fantastic to welcome you back into year one as the new Autumn term starts.

‘We are Superheroes!’ is the title of our new topic and we can’t wait to get start with some very exciting work. In English, we will be exploring the book ‘Supertato’. We will then get creative and make our very own superhero potatoes which will take the lead role in our very own stories that we write. We cannot wait to see how your potato will save the day with their super power.

We will be working really hard to improve our phonics and we will be filling any gaps that we might have from our time away from school.  We will be doing lots of reading and look forward to seeing you do lots of reading at home to be in with a chance of bagging a spot at our reading disco.

Our book change day will be a Monday, but please ensure your child has their reading book in school every day so the different adults can listen to your child read every week.

We will be doing lots of fun activities such as painting in the style of Vincent Van Gogh and learning all about our personal history.  We will also be doing the Sheriff’s Challenge to see how far we can run as a class (hopefully we can beat the others!).

As per the text messages which you will have received, please send your child to school in their PE kit on PE days – Monday. This is a white t-shirt, black shorts and black or blue tracksuit bottoms and trainers. Please ensure that your child is dressed weather appropriately for this.  Earrings must be removed at home on PE days as staff will not be able to assist children with removing such items. Keep a look out for further information regarding after school clubs which will soon be available to the year one children.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter for regular updates about the wonderful work we will complete each week.

Miss Scholten, Mrs Mee, Mrs Meads, Miss Hall and Mrs Desnica 😊

What Goes Up Must Come Down.

In Design and Technology we have enjoyed a selection of pop up books and discussed how pop up pictures make the story more enjoyable. Over the last few weeks, we have been focusing on our fine motor skills to cut out lots of different crafts. We explored how a fold can make a crocodile move to get bigger and smaller. Year one also enjoyed assembling an astronaut using split pins to create a spinning movement. Lastly, we made a moving scene to illustrate how to catch our very own star based on the book we have recently been reading in English.

In History, we have learnt all about our personal history and can now use the correct keywords to describe each stage of life such as new born baby, toddler or teenager. We would like to thank you for your support when providing us with baby photos. We all thoroughly enjoyed trying to guess who they all belonged to at the start of term! We planned an extended piece of writing to compare things we did when we were first born compared to year one. Have a look at some of our work.

PE

We took part in both a dance and teamwork unit during the Autumn term with our Sports Specialist Mr Jones. In dance, we created and retold a story. As the unit unfolded, we used our bodies to represent aspects of nature such as swaying trees, weather and blowing winds. We used every part of our body to replicate objects around us and varied the speed of our movements to make the story more exciting. In our most recent teamwork unit we completed lots of practical tasks and reflected on how the use of communication, trust or constructive feedback is vital to make our work more productive. Some of us were also very brave and were set the challenge of doing some tasks blind folded!

Science

We spotted lots of different materials around school whilst hunting around in lessons. We can now confidently use words such as smooth, bendy or hard to describe different object properties. Our cross curricular homework project- create a robot using recycled materials, has really bought to life our corridor. We loved sharing with each other how they were made and guessing the material that were used.

Music

Both Ecuador and Spain have been working incredibly hard to learn the lyrics and actions to the songs performed in our ‘Light, Camel, Action’ play. In the lessons, we have focused on the pitch of our singing, the volume of our voices and the rhythm of each of the songs.

English

We read the book ‘How To Catch a Star’. In groups we then thought about our own ways to catch a star all ready to write a set of instructions. Sammy decided he was going to enter a machine which would turn him into a giant.  Elsie wanted to fly up to the sky on a unicorn. Kaleb wanted to ride on a bike and shoot off the edge of a ramp. Taylor was feeling brave and wanted to balance on a dinosaur’s neck! I wonder if our own instructions will help the boy to finally catch the star that he so desperately wants?

RE and PHSE

We started our unit with the following question- What does it mean to belong? We thought about the groups that we are part of such as swimming or football clubs. Next, we discussed what made us good members of that group such as being good listeners, a supportive friend or being caring towards each other. We then considered what the world would be like if we were all the same which led us very nicely onto the concept of celebrating our individual differences in PHSE. We created a kindness collage to showcase how unique we all are before giving out kind complimentary words to our friends in the picture.  Next, we learnt about being respectful to everyone in the groups that we belong to. We really enjoyed being inspired by The Smartest Giant in Town in the story that we read. We wrote some sentences to explain how his acts of kindness impacted others and reflected on what we could learn from his actions.

Summer Term Planning 2020 – 2021

Spring Term Planning 2020-2021

 

This half term in Year 1, our theme is ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’. We will be imagining what it would be like if dinosaurs were all around us! We will be writing our own acrostic dinosaur poems in English, focusing on using interesting and exciting vocabulary. Linking with this, we will be learning all about Mary Anning and her work in our History lessons. In science, we will be learning all about trees and will learn to identify different types of tree.

Autumn Term Planning 2020-2021

Welcome to year one, we are all very excited to have you back with us and start a new academic year!  😊

Our first topic is called ‘We are Superheroes!’ and we can’t wait to get start with some very exciting work.

In English we will be learning about two books ‘Supertato’ and ‘Traction Man is Here’.  We will be making our own comic books and our own superhero potatoes!

What will your super power be?

We will be working really hard to improve our phonics and we will be filling any gaps that we might have from our time away from school.  We will be doing lots of reading and look forward to seeing you do lots of reading at home to move around our reading track.

Our book change day will be a Monday, but please ensure your child has their reading book in school every day so the different adults can listen to your child read every week.  Please also ensure that you have returned any reading books from the previous school year that your child may still currently have.

We will be doing lots of fun activities such as painting in the style of Vincent Van Gogh and learning all about our personal history.  We will also be doing the Sheriff’s Challenge to see how far we can run as a class (hopefully we can beat the others!).

As per the text messages which you will have received, please send your child to school in their PE kit on PE days (Monday for Ecuador; Thursday for Spain). This is a white t-shirt, black shorts and black or blue tracksuit bottoms and trainers. Please ensure that your child is dressed weather appropriately for this.  Earrings must be removed at home on PE days as staff will not be able to assist children with removing such items.

We can’t wait to see you and begin our exciting year together in Year 1. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter to see some of our fantastic work each week.

Miss Fairbrother, Mrs Mee, Mrs Meads, Miss Hall and Mrs Desnica 😊

Spring Term Planning 2019/2020