1H - Miss House - supported by Miss Ferdinando (PPA cover Mrs Leigh)
1R - Miss Rayton - supported by Mrs Hillyard & Mrs Graham (PPA cover Mrs Stone)
1W - Miss Wight - supported by Mrs Tamcken (PPA cover Mrs Stone)
Autumn Term 2019
We will start the year by settling the children into Year 1 and their new rules and routines. The children will have the opportunity to work as a team to create their own class rules and a display of our vision of 'be the Best You Can Be!'
In Maths, we will be focusing on place value, the formal written methods of addition and subtraction, the rapid recall of addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and 2D and 3D shapes. The children will engage in practical activities and have opportunities to extend their learning by applying these maths areas in a variety of contexts.
In our daily maths lesson, we will include opportunities to practise Maths facts. We will focus on different maths facts throughout the Autumn term; know language for chronological order, telling the time to o'clock and half past, counting forwards and backwards to 100, counting in multiples of twos, fives and tens.
We will also have a weekly 'Basic Skills' maths lesson to revisit and practise a variety of skills. We will focus on a number of different skills throughout the Autumn term: reading and writing numbers to 20 in numerals and words, place value, counting forwards and backwards to 100 and one more and one less.
During our Talk 4 Writing sessions, we will learn a variety of texts through pictorial representations and actions. During our poetry units, the children will learn 'bug chant' and 'butterfly inside'. The stories we will learn are a quest/journey story called 'Our Colourful Planet' and a defeating the monster story called 'Super Worm'. Our non-fiction units will focus on instructions and a non-chronological report. The children will have opportunities to immerse themselves in each text by starting with a fun activity, learning the pictorial representations and adding actions and pictures. This will follow with the children innovating the text to create their own versions. During these lessons, there will be opportunities to embed basic English skills such as handwriting, punctuation and spelling.
Phonics will be taught throughout Year 1 and we will use every opportunity to allow the children to apply the sounds we know into our writing.
Our theme this term is 'Donaldson's Delights'. We will be looking at a variety of Julia Donaldson stories and linking them to our whole school big idea of leadership. During these theme lessons, we will have the opportunity to express our creativity by completing activities such as creating paper dolls, butterfly painting, making a sock worm, making maps, creating masks, investing our own superhero and producing a Wanted poster.
Every Tuesday, the children will carousel around all three Year 1 classrooms. During this time, they will be taught Music, Spanish and ICT. In Music, we will be following our Charanga scheme to learn about rhythm and pulse and be playing instruments to a beat. In Spanish, the children will learn basic greetings, colours and numbers in a fun and practical way. In ICT, we will use the Ipads to create codes on Espresso. During PE, we will be playing a variety of fun games to support the children's social development. We will also be creating gymnastic routines that we will perform to our peers.
We look forward to our fun-filled term. If you would like to see our learning in action then please visit our Year 1 Blog at http://year1bcpa.edublogs.org/.
Spring Term 2020
We are looking forward to a fun filled, action packed term. Our new theme is all about 'Communication' and we will be playing games such as charades, exploring old and new telephones from the Wilson Museum, making our own paper cup telephones, creating a fact file on Alexander Graham Bell and cracking some Morse code. We will also be looking at communication in different places so we will be creating a local map and looking at communication at the church, post office and other shops. We will recap some simple Spanish vocabulary and go on a treasure hunt to find clues about our school trip (which will be Bristol Zoo!)
In English, we will learn the traditional tale of Cinderella. We will look at the features of the warning story and then create our own. Then, we will produce our very own instructions. We will do this practically so we can then write and re-tell the instructions in chronological order. We will also look at the features of a wishing tale and poetry. There will also be opportunities for short burst writing sessions where the children will have opportunities to practise their punctuation, spelling and grammar targets.
During this term, we are starting our 'Book Club' sessions. We will focus on texts that are the same story types as our Talk 4 writing stories. This will help us to unpick the features and read as a reader. We will be focusing on gaining fluency within our reading and understanding the text to answer a variety of comprehension questions.
Phonics will still be taught daily across the year group. we will be learning new sounds and using and applying them in our reading and writing. We will be playing lots of phonics games to support us with reading real and 'alien' words which will build our confidence ready for the phonics screening check.
The units in our daily Maths lessons will include: Place value, the formal written methods of Multiplication and Division, Fractions, the formal written methods of Addition and Subtraction and Measure. We will have opportunities to explore these concepts using practical equipment, create links to other areas of learning as well as 'prove it' challenges to support our problem solving. We will also have daily Maths Facts sessions where we will look at: 2D shapes, 3D shapes, the value of coins and also number bonds to 10. In Basic Skills Maths we will practise: reading, writing and interpreting symbols, adding and subtracting one and two digit numbers within 20 and counting in multiples of twos, fives and tens.
In PSHE, we will be looking at keeping safe. We will explore the story of Smartie the Penguin and support him in making the right choices on the internet and design posters to promote this. We will be looking at keeping ourselves safe and discussing using medicines safely. Within this, we will also be looking at the rule of law and democracy as part of our British Values teaching. We also started Philosophy for Children (P4C) last term and are looking forward to continuing enquiries where we can share our thoughts and opinions with each other.
Our Music lessons will focus on the song 'In the Groove' by Joanna Mangona. We will have the oppotunity to explore the song in six different styles; Blues, Baroque, Latin, Bhangra, Folk and Funk. In our music lessons, we will listen and appraise these styles of music, play warm-up games to the pulse of the music, practise singing the song and playing instruments to the song.
In ICT, we will be using laptops and iPads to create, save, store, retrieve amd edit our work. We will use the 2Simple programme to create fact files on the new knowledge acquired in the communication aspects of our theme work.
In Real PE, we will practise the personal and physical aspects of the scheme. These will support us with working on our coordination, balance, footwork and agility. We will learn a whole class dance and perform it to the other classes. In the first half of the term, class 1R will be going out and exploring Welly Wood and in the second half term, class 1H will revisit Forest School.
We will continue to update all of our fun activities and learning on our Year 1 blog. If you would like to see Year 1 in action then please visit our blog at http://year1bcpa.edublogs.org/.
Y1 Forest School - Marshmallows (59 images)
The children have been enjoying a spot of marshmallow toasting in Forest School
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Year 1 Learn about Morse Code (15 images)
The children have been learning about different methods of communication
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Year 1 STEM projects - Static Electricity (17 images)
The children have been learning about static electricity
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Year 1 STEM projects - Egg Challenge (40 images)
The children have been enjoying doing some science, technology, engineering and mathematics experiments.
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Y1 STEM Day (16 images)
The children have been learning about static electricity as part of their STEM day
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Telephone Communication (22 images)
The children have been learning about Alexander Graham Bell and telephone communication
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Making Gruffalo Masks (24 images)
The children have been reading the Gruffalo story and making their own masks to wear
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|SET DATE||DUE DATE|
|COUNTING FORWARDS/BACKWARDS TO 100||19/9/19|
|ENGLISH - JULIA DONALDSON||3/10/19|
|OCTOBER HALF TERM HOMEWORK||24/10/19|