The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind

WELCOME TO YEAR 1

Autumn Term 2019

Staff

  • Miss Robson - Teacher
  • Miss Laxton - Teaching Assistant
  • Miss Randall - PPA cover

Routines

Swimming will be on Fridays from 6 May

PE lessons take place on Thursday
Library sessions are on Friday
Reading books are changed every day (if they have been read at home)

Trips / special events

Chiltern Open Air Museum – Thursday 28th February

Curriculum overview

English

Our new fiction text for Talk4Writing is 'Kassim and the Hungry Fox’. The children will be creating their own stories based on the original story. We will then be moving on to poetry.

Maths

Number and place value; multiplying and dividing. We will be looking at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

With Miss Randall the children will be looking at telling the time. 

Science

Plants – wild and garden plants, plant parts, water, needs

PSHE

Tolerance, different faiths and beliefs; Celebrations

Outdoor learning

We will be going outside during different lessons, including maths, English.

History / Geography

History - 1960s toys

Geography - Weather

Music

Round and Round - Latin, Bossa Nova, Film, Big Band, Jazz

Reflect, rewind, replay - Western Classical

Art / Design Technology (DT)

Colour Chaos: Looking at different artists

French

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

Fathers’ Day

Religious Education (RE)

Books and stories – developing an understanding of belief through stories; Important religious people

Physical Education (PE)/Games*

Core Skills/Team Games (Tactics) and Swimming

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

Computing

Data and information – Handa’s Surprise

Communication and e-safety – Sea and Coast

Homework

MyMaths set on a Friday for the following Friday

SPAG homework set on a Wednesday for the following Wednesday

Spellings set Tuesday to be tested following Monday 

Long term plan 

 

Science

Computing

History

Geography

RE

Autumn 1

Animals including humans – common animals, parts and diet

Data and information – Dinosaurs

Great Explorers

The geography of where we live

Thanking God for nature

Autumn 2

Algorithms and programming – Traditional stories

Light as a symbol - Christmas

Spring

1

Everyday materials – objects and materials

How computers work – Computers in everyday life

History Makers

Seaside: Physical and human geographical features of the seaside

Belonging to a family group

Responsibilities

Identity

Spring

2

Algorithms and programming – Plants and animals

Giving up something for love

Easter story and symbols

Summer 1

Plants – wild and garden plants, plant parts, water, needs

Data and information – Handa’s Surprise

1960s toys

Weather

Books and stories – developing an understanding of belief through stories

Summer 2

Communication and e safety – Sea and Coast

Important religious people

 

Music

Art, DT

PSHE

French

PE

Autumn 1

Old school Hip Hop

Seasonal art: Fireworks, Christmas, Festivals

Democracy

Songs, numbers to 10

Core Skills/Games and Swimming

Autumn 2

Christmas play

DT

Cooking

The rule of law

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

Christmas

Core Skills/Games and Dance

Spring

1

In the groove - Blues, Latin, Folk, Funk, Baroque, Bhangra

Ourselves and portraits

Mutual respect

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

Animals

Dance and Gym

Spring

2

Rhythm in the way we walk – RAP, Hip Hop (Christine)

DT: Investigating materials

Individual liberty

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

Mothers’ Day & Easter

Dance and Gym

Summer 1

Round and Round - Latin, Bossa Nova, Film, Big Band, Jazz

Colour Chaos: Looking at different artists

Tolerance, different faiths and beliefs

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

 

Core Skills/Team Games (Tactics) and Swimming

Summer 2

Reflect, rewind, replay - Western Classical

Celebrations

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

Fathers’ Day

Core Skills/Team Games (Tactics) and Swimming

Year 1 enjoyed their maths lesson in the outdoor classroom showing their number bonds using nature.

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1's new English text in Talk4Writing is 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. On Tuesday we went on our own bear hunt...

 We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. 

Through the long, wavy grass

 Uh-oh! A river!

  Through the mud, forest and snow storm!

Uh-oh! A cave! A narrow, gloomy cave.

  Quick! Back to the classroom before the bear catches us! 

  Phew, just in time! We're not going on a bear hunt again.