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

Curriculum information

EASTINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

Curriculum information

Class 1

Terms 1 & 2 Year 1 2020

Our class topic this term is The Fire of London. 

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

 

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 The Gruffalo and Oliver Jeffers ‘Lost and Found’.  We will write our own stories based on our focus texts.  We will also read ‘Toby and the Great Fire of London’.

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.

 

 

Remember to read and enjoy books with your child as much as possible, it makes such a difference in so many areas of their learning.

Maths

 

     Number and Place Value (within 10 then 20)

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.

Computing

 

     Online safety and digital literacy

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.

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

Science      Everyday Materials

Through our study of different homes, we will identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock.

We will also compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.

Our investigations will focus on the materials the 3 Little Pigs used to build their homes, testing their suitability.

 

Art      Sculpture/3D Form

Experimenting with manipulating malleable materials in a variety of ways including rolling and kneading as well as understanding the safety rules in order to use certain tools and materials.

DT      Construction and Mechanics

Design, make, evaluate, and improve and take inspiration from designs throughout history.

 

PE      Dance and Multi-skills

 

History      The Great Fire of London

We will learn how and where the Great Fire broke out and sequence the main events of the fire on a timeline.  We will examine the results of the fire and understand how London was different in the past.

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 class celebration in Class 1.

Music

 

 

Singing/Performing – Big Bear Funk

We will investigate changes in pulse, rhythm, and pitch. We will use our voices in different ways such as speaking, singing, and chanting.

PSHCE      School Values / five ways of well-being (focus on ways to support our mental health and general well-being)

Me and my relationships.

Forest School – Wednesday afternoon

We will keep a weather chart and explore the Five Ways of Well-being with Ms Levan.  (If the weather has been particularly wet the day before the children can bring in old clothes and wellies in a named carrier bag).

 

 

 

 

EASTINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

Curriculum information

Class 1 – Reception

Terms 1 & 2 2020

 

The areas of learning that we will be covering during this term of ‘The Great Fire of London’ are:

 

Literacy – Comprehension, Word reading and Writing      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 – Number and Numerical patterns      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.

Count reliably up to 10.

Recognise numerals 0 to 10.

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 – Past and present, People, culture and communities and, The natural 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.

Everyday materials

Through our study of different homes, we will identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock.

We will also compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.

Our investigations will focus on the materials the 3 Little Pigs used to build their homes, testing their suitability.

 

Being special: where do we belong? 

Why is Christmas special for Christians? 

 

Forest School – Wednesday afternoon

We will keep a weather chart and explore the Five Ways of Well-being with Ms Levan.  (If the weather has been particularly wet the day before the children can bring in old clothes and wellies in a named carrier bag).

 

 

Physical

Development – Gross motor skills and fine motor skills

 

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

Move confidently in a variety of activities.

Show an awareness of space, themselves and others.

Dance and multi-skills in our PE lessons.

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

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design – Creating with materials and Being Imaginative and Expressive      Learn and sing/recite songs and poems.

Investigate changes in pulse, rhythm, and pitch.

Use our voices in different ways such as speaking, singing, and chanting.

Use imagination in role-play and other imaginative activities.

Create pictures of houses using different media – pastels, pencils, paint, and collage.

Experimenting with manipulating malleable materials in a variety of ways including rolling and kneading as well as understanding the safety rules in order to use certain tools and materials.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Self-regulation, Managing-self and Building relationships      Come into school happily.

Be interested, excited and motivated to learn.

Become familiar with regular routines in the classroom.

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 class Harvest celebration.

Sit quietly when appropriate i.e. at register time, carpet time and for a Zoom 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 school values and the Five Ways of Well-being.