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Learning in Year 1

Summer Term


Literacy

In Literacy we will continue to look at setting descriptions, character descriptions and writing stories using adjectives and similes.  Children will continue their phonics learning in their various Read Write Inc groups.

Objectives:

  • To use Fred sounds to help read and write words
  • To form letters clearly
  • To write on the lines
  • To use finger spaces between words
  • To learn to use capital letters at the start of a sentence
  • To learn to use full stops at the end of a sentence
  • To learn to use a variety of adjectives to add interest to my writing
  • To learn to sequence events and recount them in appropriate detail
  • To learn to use appropriate vocabulary to suit the purpose

Maths

In Maths we will recap on Place Value and the Four Operations.

Place Value

  • Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
  • Count, read and write numbers from 1-100 in numerals and words
  • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than, most, least
  • Given a number, identify one more and one less

Number: Four Operations

  • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.
  • Add and subtract one digit and two digit numbers to 20, including 0.
  • Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+) subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs.
  • Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems.
  • Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.
  • Solve one step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher.

Measurement: Money

  • Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes.
  • Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems.

Measurement: Weight and Volume

  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for mass/weight [for example, heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than]; capacity and volume [for example, full/empty, more than, less than, half, half full, quarter] Measure and begin to record mass/weight, capacity and volume.

 History

Our History Topic for Summer 1 is Kings and Queens. 

Objectives:

  • To know the United Kingdom is made up of several countries
  • To understand England has been ruled by Kings and Queens for many years
  • The Magna Carta and ‘Bad King john’
  • The creation of parliament
  • The role of the monarch today
  • Being aware of key members of today’s royal family
  • When George II was King he didn’t speak much English and was often away in Germany
  • Robert Walpole was left in charge and became what we now call ‘Prime Minister’ which means first minister
  • Today the Prime Minister is in charge of the government
  • The Prime Minister regularly meets the Queen to tell her what the government have been talking about
  • 10 Downing Street is where the Prime Minister lives
  • The Houses of Parliament are where the government work and meet
  • Buckingham Palace is where the Queen lives

Geography

In Geography we continue our learning on Crazy Continents, but focusing more on the UK (Hooray for the UK!).  

Objectives:

  • To identify the continent of Europe on map
  • To understand that there are many different countries in Europe including the UK
  • To compare two different countries in Europe
  • To understand that every place has good points that make it a place you might want to live
  • To identify the oceans of the world
  • To find them on a map or globe

Computing

Objectives:

  • We are learning to use sound recording equipment to record sounds
  • We are developing skills in saving and storing sounds on the computer
  • We are developing collaboration skills as we are working together in a group
  • We are learning to understand how a talking book differs from a paper-based book
  • We are learning to talk about and reflect on our use of ICT
  • We are learning to share recordings with an audience
  • We are developing basic keyboard skills, through typing and formatting text
  • We are developing basic mouse skills
  • We are learning to use the web to find and select images
  • We are developing skills in storing and retrieving files
  • We are developing skills in combining text and images
  • We are learning to discuss our work and think about whether it could be improved

Art & DT

Objectives:

  • To use tools and techniques for sculpture – selecting, shaping, assembling, constructing and decorating - with increasing proficiency
  • To notice shape and form, and apply understanding of dimension in their own creative work to express their ideas, observations and feelings
  • To appreciate how artists, makers and designers use colour effectively in their creative works
  • To use tools and techniques for printmaking with increasing proficiency
  • To notice pattern & use this understanding in their own creative work when they make prints that express their ideas, observations and feelings
  • To appreciate how significant artists, makers and designers use printmaking effectively in their creative works

Science

We will tie this in with  our Science Topic - Seasonal Change and Growing Plants.  Our Science topic also ties in with our Outdoor Learning Topic - Forest School. 


RE

In RE we will continue our topic on Judaism.