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St Joseph the Worker

Catholic Primary School

Year 1

WHAT WILL I BE DOING AT SCHOOL THIS TERM?

An overview of some of the work being carried out in Class 1 during the Autumn term

In English we will be working on:

  • Knowing names and sounds of letters of the alphabet and writing them
  • Using letter sounds to read and write simple words independently
  • Recognising sentences, capital letters and full stops when reading
  • Forming lower case letters and digits correctly
  • Composing sentences orally before writing
  • Leaving spaces between words
  • Using full stops when writing
  • Reading and discussing stories as a class and individually
  • Reading phonics books aloud
  • Asking relevant questions
  • Reading and writing stories with familiar settings
  • Reading and writing stories and rhymes with predictable and repetitive patterns
  • Reading and writing traditional stories and fairy tales

 

In Mathematics we will be working on:

  • Recognising numbers and their names up to 20
  • Comparing and ordering numbers to 30
  • Counting up to 20 and matching the number to objects
  • Writing numbers and number names to 20
  • Estimating and counting up to 30 objects
  • Adding 1, 2 and 3 by counting on and back using a number line
  • Addition pairs to 5, 6 and 10
  • Doubling numbers up to double 5
  • Understanding and making teen numbers (10 and some 1s)
  • Describing position and direction using common words
  • Recognising and naming the seasons
  • Ordering and naming the days of the week and months of the year
  • Shape – recognising, naming and describing 2d shapes (square, circle, rectangle and triangle)
  • Length – measuring using non-standard units
  • Money – recognition of coins and values up to £2 and ways to make 10p

 

In Science our topics are:

Who am I? –

  • We will identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.
  • We will work scientifically to observe things using simple equipment; to identify and sort different things and to collect and record data to help answer questions.
  • We will distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made; identify, name and describe the simple physical properties; and we will compare and group together a variety of everyday materials.
  • We will work scientifically to observe things using simple equipment; to identify and classify; to perform simple tests; to use observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions and to gather and record data to help in answering questions.

 

In R.E. our topics are:

  • Family - We will explore the love and care shown in our families and reveal how God loves and cares for every family.
  • Belonging - We will explore belonging to different groups and reveal that Baptism is an invitation to belong to God’s family.
  • Waiting - We will explore the times that it is necessary to wait and reveal that Advent is a time of waiting to celebrate Jesus’ coming at Christmas
  • Judaism - We will explore the stories of Abraham and Moses and how God led the Jewish people.

 

In Geography our topic will be India. We compare and contrast a small area in India to our local area. We will look at different ways of life and an important celebration. link this to our Science topic of Celebrations, and learn about how people in India celebrate a festival. The children will use maps, atlases and globes support their exploration.

 

In History we will be learning about changes in living memory: looking at how the children have changed since babies, and the toys that children play with now and in the past.

 

In Computing we will be focusing on safety when using computers both in and out of school. We will learn who we can speak to if we see something we do not like. We will also be learning about other forms of technology

The children will use ICT to complement their learning in all areas of the curriculum for example in Art, children will create a portrait using a painting programme, and in Literacy the children will use computers to learn how to type their work.

 

In Art we will be studying self-portraits. Children will begin to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination and they will develop a wide range of art and design techniques. The children will also have an opportunity to use the computers to create portraits.

 

In Design and Technology we will be learning about moving pictures. We will investigate books and products that have moving pictures and then the children will create a design; make their product and evaluate their chosen idea.

 

In Music we will be exploring sounds, beat and pitch through the topics Ourselves, Number, Animals and Weather.

 

In P.E. we will be studying dance and games. Children will learn to master basic movements, including running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. They will also perform dances using simple movement patterns.

 

Year 1 Autumn Term  September 2016

 

WHAT WILL I BE DOING AT SCHOOL THIS TERM?

An overview of some of the work being carried out in Class 1 during the Spring term

 

In English we will be working on:

  • Reading words with common suffixes
  • Reading contractions (e.g. I’m, can’t) and understanding their purpose
  • Demarcating sentences with full stops and capital letters
  • Constructing sentences that make sense to another reader, not just the writer
  • Daily reading practise with a variety of texts, using developing skills to predict text and identify new words
  • Weekly spelling test
  • Learning to spell days of the week and common ‘tricky’ words
  • Using common prefixes and suffixes in our writing
  • Reading our own writing to teachers
  • Using a dictionary
  • Learning how to write recounts
  • Learning how to write instructions
  • Reading and writing stories about fantasy worlds

 

In Mathematics we will be working on:

  • Counting on and back in ones to 100    
  • Recognising, reading and writing numbers to 100
  • Saying the number one more or less and two more or less
  • Revising pairs to 5, 6, 10 and finding pairs of numbers with a total of 7 and 8
  • Using number facts to 10 to solve problems including word problems
  • Doubling numbers up to double 20
  • Adding by putting the larger number first and counting on (numbers up to 100)
  • Adding and subtracting a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number
  • Beginning to count in 10s, 5s and 2s to 100
  • Recognising odd and even numbers
  • Estimate a number of objects within a range and count by grouping into 10s or 5s
  • Shape – recognising, naming and knowing the properties of 3D shapes (cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder and sphere) and beginning to sort the shapes according to their properties
  • Understanding that a fraction is an equal part of a whole (½s and ¼s of shapes)
  • Understanding that two ½s equal one whole, that four ¼s equal one whole and two ¼s equal a half
  • Beginning to recognise units of time (minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years)
  • Begin to tell the time to the nearest hour and then half hour using analogue and digital clocks
  • Identifying the appropriate time to measure minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years
  • Comparing and measuring lengths and heights using non-standard uniform units

 

In Science our topics are:

Polar adventures

  • We will name animals that are birds, fish and mammals; name common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores; describe and compare different common animals; describe the properties of everyday materials that are transparent, translucent, opaque, waterproof, and flexible; and compare and group these materials. 

 

Get Set Grow!

  • We will 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 learn about how plants grow by planting seeds to grow plants of our own.

 

In R.E. our topics are:

  • Special People - We will explore the special people in our lives who are there to help and reveal that at church we meet people who do special jobs as we gather to celebrate the Good News of Jesus.
  • Meals - We will explore families and groups sharing special meals and reveal that at mass we share Jesus’ special meal.
  • Change - We will explore how we change and grow and reveal that Lent is a time to change in preparation for the celebration of Easter.

 

In Geography our topic will be the local area. We will study maps and aerial photographs to recognise landmarks and to plan routes around our school and where the children live. The children will use compass directions and positional language and will study the human and physical features of our surrounding environment.

 

In History our topic will be Polar Explorers. Linking to our Science topic, we will learn about the life of important polar explorers such as Ernest Shackleton and Roald Amundsen.

 

In Computing we will begin to create and debug simple programmes. We will also continue to learn about safety when using computers. 

The children will continue to use ICT to complement their learning in all areas of the curriculum.

 

In Art we will be studying materials and textiles. The children will investigate different materials and how we can use these materials to create art. We will be focusing on weaving and the children will design and create their own work of art. We will link this topic to learning about springtime and observing flowers growing.

 

In Design and Technology we will be learning about everyday materials. Children will create a design; make their product and evaluate their chosen idea. We will link this to our Traditional Tales topic in English.

 

In Music we will develop our understanding of sounds, beat and pitch through the topics Machines, Seasons, Our School and Pattern.

 

In P.E. we will be studying gymnastics and games. Children will develop the ideas learnt in dance to develop balance, agility and co-ordination and through games will master basic movements, including running, jumping, throwing and catching as well.

 

Year 1 Spring Term 2017

 

WHAT WILL I BE DOING AT SCHOOL THIS TERM?

An overview of some of the work being carried out in Class 1 during the Summer term

In English we will be working on:

  • Daily reading practise with a variety of texts
  • Ensuring our reading is accurate by blending sounds
  • Discussing the significance of titles and events in books
  • Joining in with predictable phrases when reading as a class or individually 
  • Making simple predictions when reading or listening to stories
  • Linking reading to our own experiences
  • Demarcating sentences with full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks and question marks
  • Using capital letters for proper nouns
  • Using common plural and verb suffixes
  • Reading our own writing to peers
  • Being able to check our work and self-assess
  • Understanding information texts
  • Reading and writing stories with predictable language
  • Reading and writing stories from different cultures
  • Poems

 

In mathematics we will be focusing on:

  • Saying or writing 1 more, 1 less, 10 more and 10 less than any 2-digit number
  • Counting in tens from any given number
  • Comparing and ordering 2-digit numbers up to 100
  • Saying a number between two numbers
  • Exploring patterns on the 100-square and locating 2 digit numbers
  • Understanding place value in 2-digit numbers and identify 10s and 1s
  • Using number facts to add and subtract 1-digit numbers to/from 2-digit numbers
  • Adding three small numbers
  • Spotting pairs to 10 and doubles
  • Adding and subtracting 10 to and from 2-digit numbers
  • Finding half of all numbers to 10 and then to 20
  • Identifying even numbers and beginning to learn halves
  • Multiplying by 2, 5, 10 by counting in groups/sets
  • Exploring patterns in 10s, 5s and 2s
  • Comparing weights and capacities using direct comparison
  • Measuring weight and capacity using uniform non-standard units
  • Completing tables and block graphs
  • Reading, interpreting and creating a pictogram
  • Beginning to recognise and read block graphs
  • Making and using a measuring vessel for capacity
  • Recognising, naming and knowing the value of coins 1p–£2 and £5 and £10 notes
  • Finding change from 10p and from 20p
  • Solving repeated addition problems using coins
  • Making equivalent amounts using coins
  • Telling the time to the half hour and quarter hour on analogue clocks and begin to read these times on digital clocks
  • Revising months of the year; measure lengths using non-standard, uniform units; recognise and name simple 2D shapes and continue repeating patterns

 

In Science our topics are:

            On Safari

  • We will identify and name a variety of common invertebrates; identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and describe and compare the structure of a variety of common invertebrates.
  • We will work scientifically to ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways; to observe closely; to perform simple tests; to identify and classify; to gather and record data to help in answering questions and to describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials.

Holidays

  • We will identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals; to identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores; to describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians reptiles, birds and mammals including pets); o distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made; to identify and name a variety of everyday materials; to describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials and to describe and compare the structure of a fish with humans and some other animals.
  • We will work scientifically to ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways; to observe closely, using simple equipment; to perform simple tests; to identify and classify; to use observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions and to gather and record data to help in answering questions.

 

In R.E. our topics are:

  • Holidays and Holydays - We will explore the idea that Holidays are days to be happy and reveal that Pentecost is a holy day – the feast of the Holy Spirit.
  • Being Sorry - We will explore that we have choices and that sometimes we choose well and sometimes wrongly. We will then reveal that God helps us to choose well and to be sorry and that he forgives us. 
  • Neighbours - We will explore that we have neighbours all around us and reveal that everyone is our neighbour and is loved by God.
  • Islam - We will explore special stories and learn about Muhammad.

 

In Geography our topic will be Journeys. Through this topic we will begin to name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans; use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the UK and its countries and use simple compass directions and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map. We will link this to Science, studying animals that live in different countries around the world.

 

In History our topic will be the seaside. We will explore how the seaside has changed compared to Victorian times, by looking at the differences between how people dressed, how they travelled to the seaside and what entertainment they had. We will link this topic to Geography studying the locality of seaside areas, and the seas and oceans around the world.

 

In Computing we will continue develop our knowledge on creating and debugging simple programmes. We will also continue to learn about safety when using computers. 

The children will continue to use ICT to complement their learning in all areas of the curriculum.

 

In Art we will be studying sculptures. We will study artists who create sculptures and what materials and techniques they use. We will design our own sculpture linking this topic to Literacy and Science.

 

In Design and Technology we will be learning about healthy eating and will plan a healthy meal. We will link this topic to Science and Literacy (using different texts such as Handa’s surprise and the Lighthouse Keepers lunch).

 

In Music we will continue to develop our understanding of sounds, beat and pitch and focus on performance through the topics Storytime, Our bodies, Travel and Water.

 

In P.E. we will be studying cricket and athletics. We will develop the skills learnt in previous terms mastering basic movements and developing competitive skills when playing games.

 

Year 1 Summer term 2017

 

 

 

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