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Year 1

Charlotte Powley

Charlotte Powley

Sycamore Class Teacher

Gemma Goldspink

Gemma Goldspink

Sycamore Class TA

Hannah Howard

Hannah Howard

Beech Class Teacher
(Mon-Tues)

Charlie Marshall

Charlie Marshall

Beech Class Teacher
(Wed-Fri)

Amanda Bonura

Amanda Bonura

Beech Class TA

Catherine Lincoln

Catherine Lincoln

Year 1 Teacher

Amy Mann

Amy Mann

Forest Schools Teacher

Dan Clucas

Dan Clucas

PE and Games Coach

This term we are...

Maths

Maths

This term we are consolidating our understanding of number and place value. We are using the White Rose scheme for learning focusing on addition and subtraction using concrete, pictorial and abstract methods.  The children will be exploring and creating patterns and investigating the properties of 2d and 3d shapes. 

Reading

Reading

We follow the Read, Write, Inc programme. 

Children take part in daily phonics sessions– working in phonic phase related groups. 

Children take part in our ‘Hooked on Books’ sessions where we explore fiction and non-fiction texts using the lenses from reading rainbow. This half term we have been focusing on inferring, using senses, using imagination, the story setting, characters.

Writing

Writing

Communicate ideas and thoughts verbally and build on vocabulary. Compose sentences orally before writing them down.  Continue to develop knowledge of a sentence structures. Focus on using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops when writing simple sentences. Apply phonics knowledge and spelling. Writing for a purpose including labelling, letters and information writing. Handwriting: practise correct letter formation and size for all letters.

Science

Science

This term we will identify different materials and test their properties. We will apply our knowledge to think of the best material to use in different situations. We will also investigate forces by making castle drawbridges and portcullis and use the push and pull forces to operate them. 

Thrive 300

Thrive

We will be having morning meets to check how everybody is feeling. 

Calm activities for families to join in with such as peer massage stories, songs. 

Sharing stories and discussing feelings/ decisions and solving problems.

Class Meeting

Class Meeting

We will be playing social games, speaking and listening activities, quick consolidation activities e.g. guess the shape.

Music

Music

: In our weekly Ukulele sessions, we will continue to learn new songs, copy basic rhythms. Learn and understand musical terminology such as pitch, tempo, rhythm and dynamics of music. 

Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning

Whilst in school, children have regular forest school sessions.  

During remote learning – we are setting physical activities children can complete outside or use materials from outdoors. 

Homesteading

Homesteading

We are encouraging children to help at home. For example to learn practical skills such as help prepare their own lunch. To get dressed and organised independently and to tie their shoe laces. 

PE

P.E.

Sports factory session once per week- children develop individual skills and work as a team in fun sporting challenges. During remote learning – children have PE session assigned on seesaw through cosmic yoga, go noodle and outdoor challenges. 

MoE

Mantle of the Expert

We will step back in time to 900 years ago and research Norwich Castle. We will the roles in a castle using artefacts and art. We learn about important events and people, including 1066 Battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror. We will look at castle location in Geography, thinking about why they were built where they were. We will find out which physical land features made castles easier to defend. We will explore different parts and types of castles. We will explore maps to help us find castles in different parts of the UK.

Computing

Computing

Multimedia: Create own work on Seesaw adding text, images, and sound. Use video to record activities and begin to become more independent saving work on Seesaw.  

Programming:  

BeeBot App 

Keeping safe