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Year 1 Curriculum

RESILIENCE means not giving up/persisting; having a positive view of oneself as a learner, managing distractions 
RESOURCEFULNESS means using your initiative and a range of strategies; being independent 
REFLECTION means thinking about your own learning; planning your work; assessing your own work 
RELATIONSHIPS means you can learn effectively in a group; know when to work in a pair, group or alone 

Autumn 2020

  • Y1 Fun with Fairy Tales

    Y1 Fun with Fairy Tales

    14.9.20 During this topic we will consolidate pre-learnt phonics and develop knowledge of tricky words. We will build their story vocabulary and their ability to construct a story through drama and actions. In maths we will mostly be working with numbers to 20, counting forwards and backwards and finding number bonds to five and six. We will be doubling numbers up to 5.  We will do STEM activities for building and problem solving
  • Y1 Time Travel

    Y1 Time Travel

    12.10.20 We will be working towards planning and writing a story about dinosaurs using the framework of The Three Little Pigs or The Three Billy Goats gruff. We will also be using early identifying and classifying skills to name and sort a variety of common animals/dinosaurs who are herbivores, omnivores and carnivores.  We will discuss time lines and how these can show when things have happened in history. We will use clay to create fossils.  We will be exploring Andrew
  • Y1 Magic and Movement

    Y1 Magic and Movement

    This story provides lots of opportunities for literacy, science and geography: creative writing, phonics, artwork, sentence construction, role play and looking at different ways of travelling and what makes the properties used to make these a good choice. We discuss the landscapes from the story, and the season we are in. It also provides us with many PSHE opportunites to talk about personality traits and resilience.Maths we follow white rose and will be on block 3&4
  • Y1 Stickman

    Y1 Stickman

    06.01.10 We will use the adventures Stickman goes on to look closely at a variety of every day objects, their materials and physical properties. We will use this text to inspire the children to write letters to Stick lady love detailing his trials and tribulations with a focus on emotions. We will explore the author Julia Donaldson, comparing all her stories finding similarities and differences. We will design and make the stick family.  We will look at the seasonal weather
  • Y1 Funny Bones

    Y1 Funny Bones

    22.02.21 We will use the stories of Funny Bones as a stimulus to learn about the parts of body and their functions. Including the skeleton through reading ‘ Funny Bones’ stories. You can help: pick up leaflets at doctor’s surgery, chemist or dentist. We welcome any artefacts that support this topic e.g. x-rays.  We will be naming and locating parts of the body, learning about and using our senses as well as looking at early classification and naming of animals.