Year 1 Learning Overview
As Effective Communicators…
As effective communicators,
• We will develop the skill of blending the sounds for reading and establish the habit of applying this skill whenever we encounter new words and knowledge of common exception words.
• We will hear, share and discuss a wide range of stories to develop the love of reading and broaden our vocabulary.
• We will develop our oral vocabulary as well as our ability to understand and use a variety of grammatical structures.
• We will write the sounds we hear in words (spelling skills), develop the physical skill of joined handwriting and how to organise our ideas to write a retell and innovate stories. We will also be appreciating a range of poetry linked to the seasons.
As Members of the Digital Age…
• We will be beginning to program the Bee-Bots.
• We will be beginning to understand how to create algorithms.
As Members of a Diverse Society…
• We will be learning about different faiths including Judaism and Christianity and discussing the belief of how the world began through stories. We will also be reflecting on what Christian and Jewish people believe spoilt our beautiful world?
• Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans
• Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:
• Key physical features
• Key human features
• We will use our voices expressively and creatively by singing rhymes and singing songs related to the weather.
• We will be creating rhythms using our body and untuned percussion We will be listening to a range of music and learning to find the pulse and rhythm.
As Artists and Designers…
• We will develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape form and space to produce work related to Paul Horton. • • We will also be exploring primary and secondary colours using paints.
No specific focus this term.
As mathematicians, we will be covering the following areas:-
• Place Value and Number – count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 and 1, or from any given number.
• Count read and write numbers to 100 in numerals;
• Odd and even numbers.
• Count in twos, fives and tens.
• Addition and Subtraction – Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=).
• Recall and use number bonds 5,6,7,8,9 10 and related subtraction facts.
• Sequencing events, recognising and using language relating to dates, including days of the week, months and years.
• As scientists we will identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other.
• This term we will distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made and identifying and naming a variety of everyday materials. Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials and compare and group together based on their simple physical properties in order to answer, What would be the best material for a home for a wolf?’
• In the second half, we will continue to identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees, identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. We will also describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets) Finally to identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.
As Active Citizens…
• We will be thinking about how our behaviour affects other people and learning to listen to other people and play and work cooperatively. We are also beginning to recognise how to contribute to the life of the classroom considering friendships, feelings and emotions.
As Designers with a Purpose…
• We will be creating our own representation from a choice of materials.
As Sporting Heroes…
• We will be mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and coordination in outdoor games.