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Angel Castillo
Year One Teaching Assistant & Earlybirds Assistant
Liz Ariyibi
Year One Teacher
Kate Gorely
Year One Teacher, Art Subject Leader and Lower School Phase Leader
Shellie Lucas
Year One Teaching Assistant & Earlybirds Supervisor
Tim Maple-Foster
Year One Teacher

Useful things to know and reminders from the team

PE Days are Wednesday and Friday.

Music is on Friday.

Group Reading Book is changed on a Friday.

On some Friday mornigs we go to the Garden for Outdoor Learning.

Explore what we're learning this term below...

  • The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon
  • Pinocchio
  • How to Find Gold

We are writing for the following purposes: Short Narrative, Recount, diary, letter, newspaper report, instructions, poems

Reading:

  • Once upon a Raindrop
  • Crackle - Short Poem
  • Vald and the Great Fire of London

Writing:

We are writing for the following purposes:

  • Short Narrative
  • Recount
  • Diary
  • Letter
  • Newspaper Report
  • Instructions
  • Poems

Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling:

  • Name the letters of the alphabet and put them in order.
  • Punctuate using full stops and capital letters.
  • Use capital letters for proper nouns and personal pronoun ‘I’.

Composition:

  • Discuss writing with the teacher and/or other children.
  • Compose sentences orally before writing them down.
  • Read writing aloud to peers and/or teachers.
  • Write simple, dictated sentences from memory.

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  • Learning numbers to 20.
  • Addition to 10.
  • Subtraction to 10.
  • Addition and subtraction within 20.
  • Shape and pattern.
  • Height and length.
  • Position and direction.

Spring 1:

  • Extending understanding of addition and subtraction to include numbers up to 20.
  • Consolidating knowledge of place value, one more/one less, ordering numbers, etc.
  • Daily counting focusing on counting forwards and backward in steps of 2s and 10s.
  • Exploring shapes, patterns, length, and height in play-based learning.

Spring 2:

  • Furthering the concept of number and place value by exploring numbers up to 40.
  • Continued examination of basic math operations.
  • Numbers to 40
  • Number bonds to 40
  • Addition and Subtraction within 40
  • Time
  • Money

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  • Sounds Interesting
  • Unit Aim - To develop children’s ability to identify different sounds and instruments, and to change and use them expressively in response to a stimulus.

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  • Drawing – observing anatomy, faces, and limbs
  • Artists: Basquiat, Bill Traylor, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Eduardo Paolozzi
  • Texture – Weaving/Collage/Sort according to specific qualities of how textiles create things

DT - Freestanding structures: Creating egg box dragons. Knowing how to make freestanding structures stronger, stiffer, and more stable. Knowing and using technical vocabulary relevant to the project.

  • Color – Landscape; David Hockney
  • Observe an artist's work of landscapes, draw landscapes, focusing on depth of field, horizon, and composition.
  • Name primary and secondary colors.
  • Mixing colors to create color groups (e.g., yellows, greens, browns).
  • Printing and Impressed Images; Rachel Dein
  • Create patterns in clay using found objects.
  • Use found objects as tools to press into plasticine to create texture.
  • Use rollers or the backs of spoons to create pressure and make prints.
  • Make design choices and create impressed image tiles for collaborative composition.

DT

  • Freestanding Structures
  • Creating tutor houses.
  • Knowing how to make freestanding structures stronger, stiffer, and more stable.
  • Knowing and using technical vocabulary relevant to the project.

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  • BM (Being Me in My World): 'Who am I and how do I fit?'
  • CD (Celebrating Difference): Respect for similarity and difference. Anti-bullying and being unique.

DG (Dreams and Goals)

  • Aspirations, how to achieve goals, and understanding the emotions that go with this.

HM (Healthy Me)

  • Being and keeping safe and healthy.

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  • Islam – What does it mean to be a Muslim? What does God look like in Islam?

Christianity

  • How do you belong to different religions?
  • What does God look like in Christianity?

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  • Humans – All about me! Learning how to identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.
  • Materials: Learning how to distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made and how to identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. Describing the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. Comparing and grouping together a variety of everyday materials based on their simple physical properties.

  • Everyday Materials: Exploring everyday materials, distinguishing between objects and the materials they are made of, identifying and naming various materials, describing their physical properties, comparing and grouping materials based on these properties.
  • Seasons: Observing changes across the four seasons, describing weather associated with the seasons, and understanding variations in day length.

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  • Geography topic: Maps - Follow simple directions, devise a route and follow it, read a map and key, learn N,S,E, and W.
  • History topic: My past – Toys. Learn about toys throughout the past 100 years. Compare similarities and differences. Discuss changes within living memory.

Geography:

  • Welcome to the UK
  • Explore the UK and its capital cities.
  • UK and the surrounding seas.
  • Explore seasonal weather patterns in the UK.

History:

  • The Great Fire of London
  • Exploring Stuart London.
  • 2nd September 1666.
  • How did London change?

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  • Creating digital paintings. Children will develop their understanding of a range of tools used for digital painting. They then use these tools to create their own digital paintings, while gaining inspiration from a range of artists’ work. The term children will be considering their preferences when painting with and without the use of digital devices.

  • Creating digital paintings. Children will develop their understanding of a range of tools used for digital painting. They then use these tools to create their own digital paintings, while gaining inspiration from a range of artists’ work. The term children will be considering their preferences when painting with and without the use of digital devices.

Data & Information:

  • Children will be looking at labels to put objects into groups and labeling these groups.
  • They will demonstrate the ability to count a small number of objects before and after the objects are grouped.
  • Pupils will begin to demonstrate their ability to sort objects into different groups based on the properties they choose.
  • Finally, pupils will use their ability to sort objects into different groups to answer questions about data.

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  • Say, read, write and understand: Using common greetings, recognizing and saying numbers, colors, and food.

Spanish

Say, read, write, and understand:

  • Using common greetings.
  • Recognizing and saying numbers, colors, and family members.

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Explore what we're learning this term below...

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