Year One Curriculum Information
Summer Term 2019
The children have been working extremely hard this year and I am very confident that this will continue as we progress through to the end of term. J
Below are a few changes to the general routine for the children in Terms 5 and 6:
PE Kits- The children will need to have their PE kits in on a Tuesday and Friday for term 5. Please ensure that the children have a PE kit in school which is labelled. They will also need a sun hat and full water bottle in school every day as we are approaching the warmer months. If the weather improves please could you ensure your child comes into school with appropriate sun protection, cream applied at home before school and a small roll-on cream for them to apply themselves at lunchtime, if necessary.
Phonics Screening- As you are aware, the children will be taking part in the Phonics Screening Check in June, preparation for this will continue in class.
Class Trip- We will be having a class trip to Hastings on Tuesday 9th July 2019. This trip links very nicely to our ‘Sensational Seaside’ topic. A letter and more information will be sent home nearer the time.
Our learning in Year One
A brief description of the Y1 curriculum for Terms 5 and 6 follows. However, please note that assessment guides planning and teaching for the class, so some pupils may require further support, whereas others will need extending and challenging.
English- Our English focus for Terms 5 and 6 will ‘Story Writing’. We will be storymapping, sequencing events and retelling in role. We will be looking at the main features needed to write a well-planned, detailed story. Furthermore, we will be looking at various poems and we will even attempt writing our own poem. Our non-fiction work will focus on writing posters, letters and newspaper article.
Pupils will continue to follow the ‘Letters and Sounds’ program and widening their phonic knowledge. We will be revising sounds already learnt and deepening our understanding of the different sounds in preparation for our phonics screening in June. A new grammar focus this term will be looking at adjectives, verbs, nouns and adverbs. This will link nicely to our writing, where we will work on applying this new knowledge to make our writing much more detailed and exciting! Pupils will continue to have the opportunity to work in a role-play situation and take part in various drama activities.
Maths- At the beginning of the term our learning will focus on exploring heights, volume and capacity. Then our maths lessons will continue to focus on numbers to 100, learning the basic skills of Multiplication and Division, reinforcing multiples of 2, 5 and 10. The children will be developing new skills and be solving simple multiplication and division problems. We will continue to develop our problem solving and reasoning skills, in order to apply our learning to a range of different situations. This term we will also be learning about fractions and how to find ‘quarters’ and half’ of an object, shape or quantity. We will also be working on our measurement of money and time.
Science-The Science module for the term is learning about ‘Plants’. This is alongside the module ‘Seasonal Change’ which is being covered throughout the year. These will both be taught with an emphasis on practical investigation and exploration. We will be growing a variety of plants and looking after them in the school garden.
History/Geography- For terms 5 and 6 our topic is ‘Sensational Seaside’. The children will be researching and learning about UK seaside towns in the past and comparing them to now. For this we will also be taking a class trip to Hastings.
Religious Education- In RE we will be studying Hinduism and Judaism.
Art and Design/ Design and Technology- Our art work will have a focus on the work of Andy Goldsworthy. We will also be continuing to explore collage and painting.
Music/ PHSE- We will continue to follow the ‘SCARF programme for PSHE, where we will look at ‘us’, ‘relationships’ and ‘changes’.
Thank you all very much again for your support this year. I am looking forward to another very successful term!
Homework 7th May 2019
This week we are looking at things to find differences and similarities – comparing objects. To compare objects, we use adjectives to describe them. By adding suffix -er or -est to the root words we change adjectives for example: fast, faster, fastest. These spellings will be tested on Friday, 17th May 2019.
In Maths, we were learning about capacity. Please encourage your child to complete the activities enclosed. Can the children describe capacity using real materials at home?
Show and Tell Our next show and tell session will be on Monday 13th May 2019. The focus will be on the Seaside. The following group of children can bring in an item that they would like to share with the class. Grapes: Edward, Rubey, Amalie, Susannah, Abigail, Zac W.
Thank you Mrs Saganowska-Kearney
Please have a look at the pictures from our Spring Term.
All children worked very hard over the term and most importantly had a great fun!
I wish everyone a Happy Easter break.