Year 1 Blog
Teacher - Miss Katie Yates Katie.email@example.com
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End of Year 1 Expectations
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PSHE and RE
Although Lost and Found is a fiction story we will first be focusing on non-fiction styles of text by learning how to note down facts and orally re-telling a fact file about Penguins.
Another excellent story we will be looking at is ‘My mum and Dad make me Laugh.’ We will be learning a nonsense poem alongside the story which will be Spike Milligan’s ‘On the Ning Nang Nong.’ It will be Year 1’s first time learning about comedy writing!
As we enter Spring we will be focusing on a non-fiction text ‘The Tiny Seed.’ We will be growing our own seeds and learning how to care for them as part of understanding the story as the seed travels through the different seasons. We will then learn how to write a set of instructions as part of our focus on non-fictions styles of writing.
Alongside our core English learning we will be ensuring that we can write well constructed sentences using capital letters and full stops and will be introducing bullet points.
PSHE and RE
In Maths, we are learning about Geometry. This includes learning vocabulary such as half, quarter and full turn and above and below. We are then extending our knowledge of place value by partitioning and comparing numbers up to 100! We will also at the end of the term be learning about time and money and of course practicing those all important 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
This term there will be a focus on learning the set 3 sounds as we continue to master all our phonics in preparation for the phonics screening test in the summer term. We will also be ensuring we can both read and spell the year 1 common exception words (otherwise known as red words). Look out for the phonics activities that will be being sent home to help you support your children at home.
This term we are continuing our topic on Plants and Trees. This half of the topic will see us investigating the effects of light and photosynthesis on plants, the difference between seeds and bulbs and exploring trees. To end this topic we will be adventuring down to the Warren to explore the trees and wildlife that depends on them.
This term we will be learning all about Jesus. We will be learning about Jesus’ role and that he is central to Christianity and Christian belief. We will be learning about Jesus as a real historical figure and the different stories he told about how people should live.
In computing this term, we will be learning about online safety and about sharing personal information online. We will also look at simple algorithms, order, and sequence, linked to work in on-screen programming and giving clear instructions. We will also be continuing to strengthen our confidence with using Google Classroom.
In Geography, we will be using our skills and knowledge from term 1 to look at UK Geography. We will be getting an in-depth knowledge of the human and physical features of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. We will also be looking at the different cultures and cuisines!
What keeps us safe? We are learning about what we need to do in our environment to keep it safe, for example learning what hazards are in our home and what we can do to avoid them. We will also be re-visiting safe strangers and people who help us.
This term in History we are learning about the Bronze and the Iron age, and how life changed for people alive then in the UK. We will be creating our own Bronze age weapons (out of clay), Iron age shields and learning about the soldier Boudica!
In Art this term we are looking at drawing self portraits. We have been enjoying reading a story about Frida Kahalo and we are using her story to inspire us to create accurate self portraits.