One family in Christ

Year 1- St. Jude 2019 - 2020

Mrs Tillat

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Teacher: Mrs. Z Tillat

Teaching assistant: Mrs. K Boardman

 

Here is a quick insight into the type of things that we will be learning about during Spring 1:

Literacy - This half term, we are basing all of our Literacy work around the topic ‘Dinosaurs’  and we will be looking at the following texts; ‘How to grow a dinosaur’, ‘’ and ‘Mad about dinosaurs’.  We will be exploring interesting vocabulary, sequencing the story, writing a dictated sentence and go on to write a recount of the story. When we read the text ‘How to grow a dinosaur’ and explore features of instruction writing and then go on to write a set of instructions. When we read ‘mad about dinosaurs’ we will explore poetry, we will learn some of the poems in the text off by heart and the go on to write some of our won poems. We will also be writing a non-fiction page about our favourite dinosaur.

We will continue to cover the year 1 writing objectives, focusing on sentence writing and including punctuation.

Phonics and Reading – Within phonics we will be continuing to learn phase 5 sounds, including slip diagraphs, and we will also be learning the alternative spellings for the sounds we have learnt so far. We will continue to practise blending words with the new sounds for reading and segmenting the sounds for writing. Within our reading sessions we will continue to practise our blending skills as well reading the common exception words within the book. We will be exploring the meaning of new vocabulary, predicting what might happen in the text and discussing what is happening in the story as well as relating this to our own experiences and ideas.

Numeracy - During Spring 1, we will be focusing on ‘addition and subtraction’ we will exploring different methods we can use to add and subtract within 20, for example by counting on, crossing 10 and part whole models.  We will also be exploring ‘place value within 50’.

Science – ‘Animals including Humans’ is this half term's topic. Within this topic we will be exploring how humans and animals are different to each other. We will link this to our ‘dinosaurs’ topic and explore further how dinosaurs and humans are different to each other. We will then go on to explore in-depth the different types of dinosaurs and learn about which dinosaurs were herbivores and which were carnivores. We will also explore the differences between common animals we see around us every day and we will look carefully at the behaviour and habitats of creatures we might find in the school grounds. We will learn about animals close to and in the home, with a particular focus on the pets we keep and how we keep them happy and healthy

 

History and Geography - Our topic this half term is ‘Dinosaurs’ and our big question is ‘How did dinosaurs live on Earth?'. Within this topic we will explore how dinosaurs were discovered, and delve into the history of how certain dinosaurs were discovered in England by Mary Anning. We will find out about who Mary Anning was and which part of England she lived in, we will learn about which dinosaur she discovered and how she became famous after this discovery. In geography we will learn about which part of the country Mary Anning lived in and locate this on a map. We will then go on to learn about how Mary Anning made the fossil discoveries on a beach learn and name the surrounding seas and oceans.

Religious Education - Over Spring 1, our topics will be ‘Special People' and ‘Meals’. Within the topic ‘Special people’ children will explore who the special people are in the church community. They will discover that families who live or worship in a parish are part of the parish family.  They will explore how this means there are people who have special roles within the parish.  They will learn about how on a Sunday, in church, we meet people who do special jobs as they gather to celebrate the Good News of Jesus.  Within the topic ‘Meals’ children will explore the story of the ‘last supper’ as well as learning the ‘Our Farther’ prayer and learning about what happens during communion time and how the parish family gathers for celebration at mass.

 

Art and Design- Our topic this half term is ‘Dinosaurs’, we will be making sculptures of fossils using clay as well as baking some dinosaur shaped biscuits.

 

 

Here is a quick insight into the type of things that we will be learning about during Autumn 1:

Literacy - This half term, we are basing all of our Literacy work around the topic 'Superheros' and we will be looking at the following texts; ‘Supertato’ by Sue Hendra, ‘Eliot midnight superhero’ by Anne Collringer, and ‘Superkid’ by Claire Freeman. We will start with text ‘Supertato’ and will be exploring interesting vocabulary to write a character description. We will be looking at writing a set of instruction when we read ‘Eliot midnight superhero’ and we will be writing our own story using a story map when we read ‘Superkid’. We will begin to cover the year 1 writing objectives, focusing on sentence writing and including punctuation.

Phonics and Reading – Within phonics we will begin by learning the phase 5 sounds as well as recapping the sounds we learnt in phase 3. We will continue to practise blending words with the new sounds for reading and segmenting the sounds for writing. Within our reading sessions we will continue to practise our blending skills as well reading the common exception words within the book, and exploring the meaning of new vocabulary, predicting what might happen in the text and discussing what is happening in the story as well as relating this to our own experiences and ideas.

Numeracy - During Autumn 1, we will be focusing on 'Number' which will include looking at: place value, addition and subtraction. We will also be exploring some ‘Geometry’ which will include looking at naming and describing the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

Science – ‘Materials’ is this half term's topic. Within this topic we will be naming everyday materials and exploring the different properties of the materials we identify. We will then investigate these properties further to compare and group the materials.

History and Geography - Our topic this half term is ‘Superheroes’ and our big question is ‘How can we help others?'. Within this topic we will explore real life heroes in our history who helped others and we will be learning about Florence Nightingale.

Religious Education - Over Autumn 1, our topics will be 'Families' and ‘Belonging'. Within the first topic, we will look at who is part of our own families, how families are different and how God loves all of us. Within our second topic, we will explore listening to the word of God and Gods family.

Art and Design- Our topic this half term is ‘Superheroes’ and we will be exploring the type art we see in superhero comic books. We will be learning about the style ‘Pop Art’ and looking at the work of Roy Lichtenstien. We will also be designing our own superhero cape and exploring the choice of materials linking to our science topic.

Here is a quick insight into the type of things that we will be learning about during Autumn 2:

Literacy - This half term, we are basing all of our Literacy work around the topic 'Fairy tales' and we will be looking at the following texts; ‘Hansel and Gretel’ by Antony Browne and ‘The great fairy tale disaster’ by David Conway. We will start with the text ‘Hansel and Gretel’, we will be exploring interesting vocabulary, making inferences and go on to write a recount of the story. When we read the text ‘The great fairy tale disaster’, we will be sequencing events in the story, discussing and using key features of a narrative, planning a re-tell of the story and writing a re-tell of the story.

 

We will continue to cover the year 1 writing objectives, focusing on sentence writing and including punctuation.

Phonics and Reading – Within phonics we will be continuing to learn phase 5 sounds, including split diagraphs, and we will also be learning the alternative spellings for the sounds we have learnt so far. We will continue to practise blending words with the new sounds for reading and segmenting the sounds for writing. Within our reading sessions we will continue to practise our blending skills as well reading the common exception words within the book. We will be exploring the meaning of new vocabulary, predicting what might happen in the text and discussing what is happening in the story as well as relating this to our own experiences and ideas.

Numeracy - During Autumn 2, we will be focusing on 'Number' which will include looking at: place value, addition and subtraction. We will also be exploring some ‘Geometry’ which will include looking at naming and describing the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

Science – ‘Plants’ is this half term's topic. Within this topic we will be naming a variety of common and wild plants. We will investigate types of fruits and vegetables we find in gardens as well as investigating what these look like when we cut and chop them. We will go on to understand the role that pollen plays in the growing of fruits and vegetables.

History and Geography - Our topic this half term is ‘Fairy tales’ and our big question is ‘How can we see the good in everybody?'. Within this topic we will explore the idea of good and bad characters and link this to history by learning about Mother Teresa and how she was someone who did a lot of good to help others. In geography we will use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map. We will also use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key

Religious Education - Over Autumn 2, our topics will be ‘Belonging'. Within this topic, we will explore listening to the word of God and Gods family.

Art and Design- Our science topic this half term is ‘Plants’, we will be developing our drawing and painting skills, we will making close observations of different types of plants and flowers and drawing them with detail as well as painting them using watercolours. We will also be creating pollen sculptures using clay.

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