Year 1- St. Jude 2019 - 2020
Hello and welcome to year 1's class page! We hope that you enjoy looking at all of our work!
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 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.