The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind

WELCOME TO YEAR 1

Summer term 2018

Curriculum information

Dear Parents,

We look forward to continuing working with you and your children during the coming year. This term we will be learning about a whole range of new topics, as detailed below.

Year 1 staff

  • Miss Van Nooten - Teacher
  • Miss Randall - Teaching Assistant

Curriculum overview

English

In English this half term our learning will cover both fiction and non-fiction texts. We will focus on the following:

  • Instructions
  • Labels, lists and captions
  • Explanation texts
  • Reports
  • Recounts
  • Stories with predictable phrasing
  • Familiar stories  - reflecting children’s own experiences
  • Traditional tales 
  • Poetry - reading, discussing, comparing, performing and creating poetry
  • Letters

We will continue to build on use of punctuation. This will include capital letters, full stops and finger spaces between words.

Phonics will be taught daily to differentiated groups. Children in Year 1 are working on phonics Phases 3-5.

Spellings
Children will be tested on Fridays and new spellings will go home on a Friday.

Home reading books
Books can be changed daily as long as they have been read at home; we require a signature or comment in reading records to confirm this. The children are expected to put their reading book and reading record into the box in the morning if it needs changing.

Library books
We have a regular library session on Monday.  Please can the children bring their books back each week – even if they only wish to renew it.

Maths (an overview of the Year 1 learner)

Working mathematically
By the end of year 1, children begin to solve simple problems involving addition and subtraction in familiar contexts such as going shopping, using a range of hands-on equipment, symbols, images and pictures. They begin to use what they know to tackle problems that are more complex and provide simple reasons for their opinions.

Counting and understanding numbers
Children will identify and represent numbers using objects, pictures and models, such as the number line, and use ‘equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most and least.’ Children will accurately count numbers to, and across, 100 forwards and backwards from any given number with increasing understanding. They count, read, write and order numbers in numerals up to 100 and from 1 to 20 in words. When given a number, they can identify one more and one less. They can count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

Calculating
Children will understand known addition and subtraction facts within 20, including zero. They will demonstrate an understanding of multiplication and division through grouping and sharing using hands-on resources, pictorial representations and arrays (2, 5 and 10). They understand doubling and halving small quantities.

Fractions
Through play and hands-on resources, children will find and name half and one quarter of objects, shapes and quantities.

Measurement
Children will begin to measure using non-standard units (finger widths, blocks etc.) moving to standard units of measure (e.g. cm) using tools such as a ruler, weighing scales and containers. They will begin to record and compare measurements such as lengths and heights, mass and weight, capacity and volume using language such as long/short, heavy/light, full/half-full/empty. They will tell the time to the hour, half past the hour and be able to sequence events in chronological order using precise language (for example, before and after, next, first, today etc.). Children will recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes.

Geometry
Children will recognise and name common 2-D shapes, e.g. rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles, and 3-D shapes, e.g. cuboids (including cubes, pyramids and spheres) in different orientations and sizes. They will describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half and three quarter turns.

Statistics
In preparation for year 2, children will begin to compare, sort and classify information, including through cross curricular links e.g. science – sorting materials into groups according to their properties. They will also begin to construct simple pictograms and tables.

Science

Plants; seasonal changes

History

Florence Nightingale

Geography

What if I live in...?

Art/Design Technology (DT)

Andy Goldsworthy

Music

Weather; popular songs and chants

French

Songs; core vocabulary  

Religious Education (RE)

Books and stories

Computing

Handa's surprise; sea and coast

Physical Education (PE)*/Games

Team games; core skills and tactics; swimming (Fridays)

*Please can full PE kits be in school every day – T-shirts, shorts and plimsolls.  All items of uniform must be labelled.

Long term plan 2017-2018

Subject

Autumn

I

Autumn

II

Spring

I

Spring

II

Summer

I

Summer

II

Science

Animals including humans Everyday materials
Plants

 

Seasonal changes

Maths

Working mathematically; counting and understanding numbers;

calculating;fractions; measurement; geometry; statistics

ICT

Dinosaurs

Traditional stories

Computers in everyday life

Plants & animals

Handa's surprise

Sea & coast

History

Christmas in the past

 

 

The Great Fire of London

 

Florence Nightingale

Geography

  Have you ever been lost? Sun hats or umbrellas? What if I live in...?

PE/Games

Core skills; games; swimming Core skills; games; dance

Dance & gym

Core skills; team games; tactics; swimming

DT

Christmas decorations (sewing)

Bake off

Building bridges

Art

Ourselves/self portraits; nature - Autumn

Christmas

African art

Nature - Spring

Andy Goldsworthy

 

RE

Thanking God for nature

Light & Christmas

Belonging Easter

Books & stories

 

Music

Animals

Christmas

Nursery rhymes & chants

 Stomp

 Weather

 Popular songs & chants

PSHE

Democracy

The rule of law

Mutual respect

Individual liberty

Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

British values celebration