Welcome to our Year 1 Classes
Class Teacher: Tina Robbins
Teaching Assistant: Claire Byrnes
Class Teacher: Jessie Eales-White and Kelly Wandel
Teaching Assistant: Nathan Ward
Teaching Assistant: Vanessa Neale
Year 1 Curriculum Map for 2014-2015
English: Instructional Writing
Maths: Number - Fractions; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
Geography: The Continents
Science: Our Body
Computing: We Are Treasure Hunters
RE: Festivals of Light
English: Story Writing
Maths: Number: Addition And Subtraction Geometry: Properties Of 2D And 3D Shapes; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
History: Florence Nightingale
Computing: We Are TV Chefs
RE: Why are we thankful?
Fairy Tales and Castles
English: Story Writing
Maths: Number - Place Value; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
Computing: We Are Painters
English: Non - Fiction
Maths: Measurement -Time; Money; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
History/Geography: Geographical Comparisons
Computing: We Are Collectors
|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
Let's Go Wild
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
Please read our termly curriculum letter for more information
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!' The children especially liked reading 'Don't Put Your Finger in The Jelly Nelly' and we have been learning how to make some tasty jelly of our own to support our learning on writing instructions. We are looking forward to learning about 'Our Senses' and doing a smell and taste test.
During the second half term our topic was 'Seasons'. We looked at the weather changes throughout the year and we kept weather diaries for one week. 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', which were very apt for our topic.
In maths we focused on 3D shapes where the children developed their knowledge and understanding of cuboids, cubes, cylinders etc. The children practised using number lines to add and subtract.
In computing the children learnt to program robots, instructing the robot to complete a sequence of directions.
During the first half term of Spring, the children have been engaging in our topic of 'Fairytales and Castles'. We read a range of fairytales including; Jack and the beanstalk, Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood. The children then began to write their own version of Sleeping Beauty, using descriptive language.
The children also designed and made a castle made from recycled boxes and Mod Roc. They then painted the castle and now enjoy using it for storytelling. The children have been very engaged in learning all about castles and what they were used for. They are looking forward to the drama workshop where they will already be dressed in 'role' for the day.
In maths we have been working hard on place value. We have used an assortment of practical apparatus to develop an understanding of the value of higher numbers. We have been learning to measure in centimetres and metres.