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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 2021

  • Y1 Fun with Fairy Tales

    Y1 Fun with Fairy Tales

    14.9.21 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. We will be doubling numbers.  We will do STEM activities for building and problem solving.
  • Y1 Time Travel

    Y1 Time Travel

    11.10.21 We will plan and write a story about dinosaurs using the framework of  known fairy tales. We will use identifying and classifying skills to name/ sort a variety of common animals/dinosaurs who are herbivores, omnivores and carnivores.  We will discuss time lines, how these can show when things have happened in history. We will use clay to create fossils.  We will be exploring Andrew Goldsworthy art in nature. Children will ask questions and explore ideas about how dinosaurs lived.
  • 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. We discuss what properties of materials  used make these a good choice for the job they have. We discuss the landscapes from the story, and the winter season. It also provides us with many PSHE opportunities to talk about personality traits and resilience. In maths we will be doing geometry and place value. 
  • Y1 The wonderful world of Julia Donaldson

    Y1 The wonderful world of Julia Donaldson

    05.01.21 Through Stickman's adventures we will explore a variety of every day objects, their materials and properties. We will 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, comparing all her stories, characters and settings. We will design and make the stick family.  We will look at the seasonal weather patterns in the UK.  We will perform a test to identify the best material