Welcome to Year 1!
Welcome to our Year 1 Classes
Class Teacher: Amy Carvall
Class Teaching Assistant: Lydia Kazibwe
Class Teacher: Connor Skillen
Class Teaching Assistant: Dawn Holmes
Year 1 Curriculum Map for 2018-2019
|Half Term||Topic||Curriculum Area|
|Autumn 1st Half||'Staying Alive'||
|Autumn 2nd Half||'Memory Box & Toys'||
|Spring 1st Half||'Fairy tales and Castles'||
|Spring 2nd Half||'Off we go to Mexico!'||
|Summer 1st half||'Come on over to my place'||English: Letter Writing/Invitations
Maths: Number - Division; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
|Summer 2nd Half||'Let's go wild'||
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 have also been learning all about healthy eating and balanced diets. We started off by reading, 'Avocado Baby' by John Burningham and thinking about what would happen if we found a magic avocado!
We have been learning all about the different public services which help us to stay safe and be healthy, offering healthy lifestyle advice to Grendel and looking back in history to learn about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole!
Our Topic: Memory Box & Toys
This topic focuses on History and Literacy we will be exploring toys from the past and comparing them to the toys we play with now. We also think about our lives so far and discuss our memories. We will talk about our families and friends, our experiences and special celebrations. We will design and create our own memory boxes to keep our special memories. We hope that we can look back on these in years to come, to think about how we have changed as we have grown up.
As part of our topic Memory Box & Toys, Year One visited the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green.
The children will be participated in a workshop looking at toys from the past. The workshop was led by a member of staff from the museum. The children also had the opportunity to explore the museum and participate in activities linked to our toy topic.
Spring 1: Fairy tales and Castles
This topic focuses on History and Science. In Science we will be finding out about different materials and how we can classify materials into different groups based on their properties. We are looking forward to learning about lots of different fairy tales, including Aladdin and Rapunzel. We are studying the sequence of a fairy tale and looking at how we can include lots of descriptive vocabulary in our writing. In History we are exploring the features of a castle and comparing old and new. We are even making our own castle models on the workshop table.
Spring 2: Our Topic: Mexico
We will continue to develop our understanding of different materials in Science, conducting a range of experiments testing the properties we have learnt about in Spring 1. The topic also has a big focus on Geography where we will be learning about a range of countries, including Mexico. We look forward to doing some Mexican cooking and learning the Mexican Hat dance in P.E.!
This half term the main mathematics focus will be on shape and data handling.
· Describing patterns and properties of 2D and 3D shapes
· Creating tally charts and bar charts and deducing information from them
· Creating and carrying out surveys
· Directional and positional language
Number work will continue during starter activities so we will continue to practise number bonds, counting on and back in multiples and securing number facts.
The children have had lots of fun practising lots of yoga poses taught through the story of 'Adventure Island'.
The children practised balancing postures, body awareness, flexibility as well as cooling and calming breathing. To conclude the session the children embraced relaxation time and felt really calm and focused afterwards.