Welcome to the first term in Year One
Science: This term our big topic is Animals. The children will start by learning about their own bodies: they will name the external parts and explore how key parts of their bodies help them "sense" the world around them. By exploring and naming a variety of other common animals the children will learn to ask scientific questions, make observations and sort animals into groups. Throughout the year the children will be encouraged to continue using their senses to learn about seasonal changes and observe the changes in their outdoor environment.
English: This half term, the children will be focusing on how spoken words are written down in a sentence. They will find out about the features of a simple sentence by reading information about common animals and begin to check the sentences they write are accurate. Finally they will compose and say their own sentences before writing them down.
Maths: The children will be looking at place value. The children will learn to count forwards & backward. They will identify 1 more / less from any number to 5; read & write numerals & words; solve problems by representing number bonds by using objects & pictures incl. number lines. They will also read, write & interpret statements using < > = signs. There will be a huge focus on fluency throughout Year 1, this term the children will recall number bonds to 5.
Geography: This term the children will be exploring the school grounds and linking these "real" places to 2D plans and simple maps. They will think about the features of different habitats and consider which common animals would choose to live in them.
RE: Celebrations: The children will be learning about different celebrations / festivals and how they are celebrated in order to answer the question ‘How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?’
Computing: This term we will find out how to keep ourselves safe online, program a robot around a digit habitat and develop our keyboard skills so we can use a computer network.
PSHCE: Beginning & Belonging: We will be encouraging the children to think about how they feel when they are faced with something new. They will explore ways to cope when they have to be in a new place/group including strategies for helping people who arrive & join their school.
Music: The children will explore and create sounds using their voice, body and simple percussion instruments. They will compose music to capture the atmosphere in different parts of the school.
PE: Through playing individual and team games the children will develop the key skills of agility, balance, coordination and also accuracy when throwing and catching.
Art: The children will be exploring the patterns, shapes and textures of insects. They will investigate how they can transform malleable materials to create their own mini-beasts using their hands, simple tools and their observations of common insects.
The children are expected to read several times a week , to learn to spell a couple of new words and practise key Maths fluency facts.
Each half term the children are also given a mini-project to do at home linked to our topic.