Teacher: Mrs Parsons
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Williams and Miss Wardrop

Curriculum information

Class 1

Terms 1 & 2 2019

Our class topic this term is Home Sweet Home. 

Here are some of the things we will be doing and learning about this term in Recpetion:

Literacy      Listen with enjoyment and respond to stories.

Take on roles in the role-play area using appropriate language.

Interact with others (say “hello” at register time; share ideas at story time; participate in circle time activities; talk to other children and adults whilst engaged in play; make their needs known).

Identify and say initial sounds in spoken words.

Learn to recognise the sounds made by letters s a t I n m d g o c k e u r h b f l ss j v w x y z zz qu ch sh th ng ai ee igh oa oo ar or ur ow oi

Practise blending written sounds to make words and segmenting spoken words to ‘hear’ sounds.

Distinguish between words and pictures in books. Know that pictures provide information and that print carries meaning and is read from left to right in English.

Begin to predict what text might say by looking at the pictures and thinking about what will make sense

Use a pencil and hold it effectively.

Write freely (‘pretend writing’) and read back what they have written, assigning meaning to the marks (‘writing’) they have made.

Write shopping lists, invitations, labels and cards.

Become familiar with the main characters from our reading scheme and begin to recognise some key words.

Mathematics      Join in number songs and rhymes. Predicting, for example, how many are left and what comes next.

Use the language ‘more’, ‘less’, ‘same’ to compare two numbers or sets of objects.

Find one more/less than a given number.

Count reliably up to 10 and then 20 objects.

Recognise numerals 1 to 9 and then 10 to 20.

Recognise and name flat shapes: circle, square, rectangle and triangle.

Recognise and name solid shapes: cube, cuboid, sphere and cylinder.

Use terms such as ‘bigger’ and ‘smaller’ to describe and compare the sizes of shapes and other objects.

Understanding the World      Build models of their choosing using a variety of construction sets and materials

Become familiar with using the mouse to control the pointer when working at the computer

Internet safety

Through some online stories, activities and games, we will be exploring and learning how to stay safe when working online. We’ll learn how to Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private and identifying where to go for help and support when we have concerns.

Uses of information technology

We’ll explore how information technology is used in places beyond school.

(All other areas of the Computing curriculum will be approached through cross curricular links across the other topic areas)

Animals.

Learn how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals.

We name and compare a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals including pets).

Forest School

We will keep a weather chart, classify animals and explore animals and their homes as well as making nature bags with Ms Levan.

Please can your child bring in a photograph of their home for our ‘Homes’ wall.  Thank you.

Physical

Development

 

     Continue to develop co-ordination and gross motor skills during playtimes, use of the Trim Trail and trikes and scooters in outdoor activities.

Move confidently in a variety of activities.

Show an awareness of space, themselves and others.

Gymnastics and multi-skills in our PE lessons.

Use pencils, paintbrushes, scissors and other smaller equipment with basic control.

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design      Learn and sing/recite songs and poems related to our theme.

Explore the sounds made by a range of percussion instruments.

Use ‘body’ percussion and percussion instruments to make rhythmic patterns.

Use imagination in role-play and other imaginative activities.

Create pictures of people and faces using different media – pastels, pencils, paint, collage and so forth.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development      Come into school happily.

Be interested, excited and motivated to learn.

Get to know other children and adults in school.

Become familiar with regular routines in the classroom and school.

Help to put away equipment at tidy up time.

Select activities independently using the ‘learning board’.

Put away personal belongings when coming into school.

Be confident to try ‘new’ activities.

Participate in the school Harvest Service and Christmas Nativity.

Sit quietly when appropriate i.e. at register time, carpet time, whole school assembly.

Develop an awareness of their own needs, views and feelings.

Recognise and talk about their feelings.

Feel that they ‘belong’ to their new class and the school.

Become familiar with our new school values.

Here are some of the things we will be doing and learning about this term in Year 1: 

English     Poetry

We’ll be reading and enjoying poems with repeating patterns, then writing our own based on the poem ‘Today I saw a Little Worm,’ focusing on using adjectives and rhyming words.

Fiction

We’ll be using our Pie Corbett work to read and learn Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Pie’s own story ‘A Mouse called Maisy’.  We will write our own stories based on our focus texts.

Non-fiction

We’ll be thinking about lists for shopping and labels we can see in the school environment as well as writing sets of instructions.

Spelling homework will be given out on a Thursday. Please use the ‘look, say, cover, write, check’ technique to help your child to learn them. Please return the spelling homework the following Wednesday or before.

Maths

 

     Number and Place Value.

Count in steps of 1,2,5 and 10 from any number, both forwards and backwards; count read and write numbers in numerals and words; recognise the place value of each digit in a two- digit number (tens, ones); identify, represent and identify numbers using the language of: equal to, more than, less than, most, least; use place value and number facts to solve problems.

Addition and Subtraction.

Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 10 and 20; add and subtract using both mental and written methods, including: a two-digit number and ones; a two–digit number and tens; adding three one-digit numbers; solve problems that involve addition and subtraction, including missing numbers; recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction.

Geometry.

Recognise, name, describe and compare some properties of 2D shapes including the number of sides and line symmetry; order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences; describe position, direction and movement.

Number homework is given out each Thursday.  Please return by the following Wednesday.

Computing

 

     Internet Safety

Through some online stories, activities and games, we will be exploring and learning how to stay safe when working online. We’ll learn how to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private and identifying where to go for help and support when we have concerns.

Uses of Information Technology

We’ll explore how information technology is used in places beyond school.

(All other areas of the Computing curriculum will be approached through cross curricular links across the other topic areas)

Science      Animals

Children will describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.

We will describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals including pets).

 

Many of our Forest School activities are linked to our science topic this term. Thank you Emma.

History      Changes within living memory.

Children will investigate changes within home and school life through looking at old photographs and compare these to their own experiences. They will also explore changes in transport, communication, toys, food and music and gain an understanding of historical vocabulary.

 

Art      Drawing

Keeping with our theme of Houses and Homes, we’ll be using different types of pencils to draw. We’ll think about thick and thin lines, shading and using dots and dashes to improve our work. If would be helpful if the children could possibly bring in a photograph of their home as a reference for our topic. Thank you.

DT      Sewing/Cross stitch

In the second part of this term, we will design a lovely cross-stitch sampler and communicate our ideas through talking, drawing and then stitching.  The theme will be Christmas!

PE      Gymnastics and multi-skills
RE      What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

We will be looking at the different groups/communities we belong to and how different faiths welcome babies/children into their community.  Then we will investigate why Christmas is special for Christians.

Harvest

Thinking about why we celebrate Harvest and participating in a whole school celebration.

Music

 

     In Music, we will investigate changes in timbre, dynamics, pitch and duration. We will listen to a range of high quality, live and recorded music. We will experiment with instrumental sounds and create our own body percussion performance.

Christmas production – from mid-November, we will start rehearsing for our Christmas production…watch this space! Thank you in advance for your support with this.

PSHCE         Citizenship and British values –

Contributing to the life of the classroom and the school.

Understand how group and class rules help us.

Exploring our new school values.

Internet Safety (linked with Computing).

Curriculum info Class 1 – Reception – Autumn 2019

 Curriculum info Class 1 Y1 Autumn 2019