Year One Curriculum Information
Summer Term 2018
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 Thursday 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 10th July 2018. This trip links very nicely to our ‘Sensational Seaside’ topic. A letter and more information will be sent home nearer the time.
Transition Morning: On Thursday 5th July the children will be given the opportunity to have a morning to look at their new classroom and find out a little bit about life in Year Two!
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 looking at the main features needed to write a well-planned, detailed story. We will also be looking at ‘Diary Writing’ and ‘Fairy Tales’. Our non-fiction work will focus on writing information texts and weather reports.
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 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- Our daily 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, and looking at shape to consolidate our knowledge.
ICT- Pupils have been learning to use IPads and will continue to do so. Pupils will also continue to visit the ICT suite with Mrs Hodgson in small groups. Our computing topics for Term 5 and 6 are; ‘We are story tellers’ which links nicely with our writing focus and ‘We are celebrating’ which involves learning about the use of the internet. We be stressing the importance of using the internet safely and learning continuously about e-safety. Computing will be used to support most curriculum areas whenever possible.
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. In DT we will be looking at healthy food. We will be designing and making our own healthy snack.
Music/ PHSE- We will continue to follow the ‘Music Express’ scheme for our music lessons and the SEAL programme for PSHE, where we will look at ‘relationships’ and ‘changes’.
Thank you all very much again for your support this year. I am looking forward to another very successful term!
Mrs Hodgson and Mrs Rowley