During our first half-term in year 1 we will be looking back and consolidating some of the mathematical skills we learnt in reception.
We will look at Place Value, which in year 1 starts off with understanding the value of each digit in a number, so knowing that 10 has 10 equal parts. To achieve this we will sort differing objects into 10 frames and find different numbers to 10 (1-9) and then find how many are left. We will also count backwards and forwards to 10 and find one more and one less, order numbers and check our one-to-one correspondence. During this unit of work children will be introduced to ‘less than’ ‘greater than’, as well as the equals sign and what it means. Towards then end of our half-term we will look at addition and subtraction and explore ‘parts’ and ‘wholes’ and how this can help us understand adding and subtracting from a given number.
Our core text this half term is The Three Billy Goats Gruff as well as other fairy tales.
We will be writing character descriptions, retelling familiar stories, sequencing stories and creating story maps.
These are some of the key sills we will be teaching in Writing:
In Reading Pupils will be taught to:
This term we will be looking at ‘Materials’.
The children will be able to:
This half-terms focus is on technology in the school and home. Children will be identifying different forms of technology and how and why we use it. They will also be looking at internet safety and learn how to log-on to a child-safe search engine.
This term our focus is multi-skills.
Our day for PE is Thursday.
Art/Design & Technology
This term in Design and Technology we will be learning about using different materials for various purposes. Children will ponder over what materials are best for building houses, bridges and various other structures. They will talk about the properties of different shapes and explore how and why they are used for various purposes. Children will have hands on experiences with different materials and will build and create using various objects.
This half-term in Art we will look at colours and if we mix them with skill we can create different feelings and emotions in our pictures. We will talk about shading and how white and black can add depth. We will also look at various artists and try and recreate their work, such as Mondrian and Hockney.
Health & Relationships Education
This half-term we will look at Happy and Healthy Friendships, which is all about starting BIG school, making new friends and how to navigate challenging scenarios such as in the playground. Each week children will have the opportunity to talk through anything that is affecting them, be it feeling lonely or making friends with the new child in the class.