Spring Term Curriculum - Year 1
A brief description of the Y1 curriculum for Terms 3 and 4 follows. However, please note that assessment and the interests of the children guides planning and teaching for the class, so planning can be changed and some pupils may require further support, whereas others will need extending and challenging.
English - Our English focus for Terms 3 and 4 will be stories based on unfamiliar settings and our English core text will be linked to out theme ‘Explorers’. We will also be looking at some poetry. Pupils will continue to develop and deepen their phonic knowledge. There will be a strong focus on looking at digraphs. This links with our grammar work which focuses on sentence building strategies and looking at nouns, adjectives and exploring different tenses. Pupils will have the opportunity to practise making plurals and learn about suffixes – ing and –ed.
Maths –The children will start the term by learning about counting forwards, backwards and comparing numbers. We will be also looking at addition and subtraction within 20, developing the children’s knowledge of number and place value to 50. This will include learning the multiples of 2, 5 and 10. In the topic of measurement we will be learning about length, height, weight and volume.
PE – During PE Home learning we will encourage the children to participate in various sport activities such as yoga, gymnastics, running, mindfulness, dance and fitness provided by Premier Education. After returning to school we will cover ball skills: throwing and catching, target throwing.
Science -The Science module for the term is learning about ‘Everyday Materials’. 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.
Art and Design/ Design and Technology- Our art work will be the topic ‘Paper Art’ and we will be exploring different uses of paper and making collages, papier-mâché and sculptures. We will link our DT work with our Topic work, therefore the children will have the opportunity to make rockets and moon buggies.
Topic/History - Our History based topic for this term is ‘Explorers’. The children will be researching and learning about the lives of influential and significant people. For this we will be looking at the lives of Neil Armstrong, Tim Peake, Helen Sharman, Mae Jemison and Amelia Earthart. We will learn about these inspirational and ambitious people: astronomers, engineers, pilots and scientists and explore how passionate they were in pursuing their dreams to make a difference in theirs and our lives.
Mrs Saganowska-Kearney and Ms Alfredson