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Rockmount Primary School

All Can Achieve

2015-2016

Welcome to our Year 1 Classes

 

Jet Class

Class Teacher: Tina Robbins

Teaching Assistant: Lucy Davis
Teaching Assistant: Joy Kazibwe

 

Zircon Class

Class Teachers: Jessie Eales-White & Kelly Wandell

Teaching Assistant: Asana Bonsu
Teaching Assistant: Claire Byrnes

 

Onyx Class

Class Teacher: Lyndsey Smith

Teaching Assistant: Simon Bendel

 

Year 1 Curriculum Map for 2015-2016

 

 

 

Topic focus

Autumn
1st half

'Staying Alive' English: Labelling/lists/captions
Maths: Number
Geography: The Continents
Science: Our Body
Computing: We Are Treasure Hunters
History: Florence Nightingale
RE: Why are we thankful?
PE: Games

Autumn
2nd half

'Changing Seasons' English: Story Writing

Maths: Number: Addition And Subtraction, Properties Of 2D And 3D Shapes
Geography: Seasons
History: Bonfire Night/ Guy Fawkes
Science: Weather
Computing: We Are celebrating
RE: Festivals of Light

Spring
1st half

'Fairy Tales and Castles'

English: Story Writing/Retelling
Maths: Number - Place Value; Problem Solving;Mental Maths, Time
History/Geography: Castles
Science: Materials
Computing: We Are Story Tellers
RE: Hinduism
PE: Gymnastics

Spring
2nd half

'Mexico' English: Non - Fiction

Maths: Measurement -Time; Money; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
History/Geography: Geographical Comparisons
Computing: We Are Collectors
RE: Judaism

Summer
1st half

'Come On Over To My Place' English: Letter Writing/Invitations

Maths: Number - Division; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
Geography: Local Area Study
Science: Naming Trees And Plants
Computing: We Are Storytellers
RE: Christianity

Summer
2nd half

'Let's Go Wild'

English: Poetry

Maths: Geometry: Position And Direction; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
Geography: Name And Locate Five Oceans
Science: Naming A Variety Of Common Animals
Computing: We Are Celebrating
RE: Christianity

 

Please read our termly curriculum letter for more information.

If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Amber Vijayaratnam.

 

In Year One, we have been settling the children into their new routine. Our topic is 'Staying Alive' and we have been learning lots of exciting things about our bodies. The children have been enjoying the story 'Funny Bones' and have been making their own collages of skeletons and have had great fun dancing to 'The Skeleton Dance!' We also enjoyed dressing up as 'People who help us.'

 

The children especially enjoyed learning about Florence Nightingale.

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During the second half term our topic was 'Seasons'. We looked at the weather changes throughout the year. We learnt which months of the year related to the four seasons. In each class you will find a large tree displaying the four seasons that the children designed and made. The children also enjoyed the stories of 'Percy the Park Keeper' and ‘The Owl Who is Afraid of the Dark’ which were very apt for our topic.

 

In maths we focused on 2D and 3D shapes where the children developed their knowledge and understanding, for example: of how a circle relates to a cylinder and a square to a cube.  

 

We enjoyed our trip to the Science Museum. We watched an exciting 3D IMAX film called ‘Under the Sea’ and enjoyed the science behind the ‘Bubble Show’.  Year one have also enjoyed being part of the development of the Edible Playground. We are looking forward to more planting after the holidays. 

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