Term 6 2018-19
Dinosaurs, Fossils and Skeletons
We have all been looking forward to this last great term together.
In English we will be consolidating all the phonics knowledge that we have learnt this year, reading our real and alien words and putting it into practice in our reading. We will also be brushing up on our comprehension skills, being great book detectives.
We will be using non- fiction texts to find out about fossils and Mary Anning, the great fossil hunter. This will fit in well with our trip to the Oxford Museum of Natural History.
We will also be learning some poetry by heart. I’m sure we will be reciting at home for you too!
In Maths this is also a time for consolidation.
This is the term when we revisit the topics we have learned earlier in the year. This time around our skills will be sharper and our knowledge of HOW to work out our maths will be much more expert.
We will use stories, pictures, objects to build up the story of all numbers to 20, create arrays to explore the vocabulary around multiplication and division, recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes, tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw and label the hands on a clock face.
In Science we will be learning all about skeletons and fossils, and animals and classification. We will find out how fossils were formed and try to recreate a fossil of our own. We also have science week across the school and the focus is plastics and pollution. Expect to hear some great ideas of how we can all work together to help our planet!
All this and some amazing art work, music and extra PE to get us ready for Sports Day.
What a busy term as we prepare for our next year in Year 2!
We will all be ready for that summer holiday!
Thank you parents in advance of the end of the year. Your support has been extremely valued and has contributed to a fantastic Year 1 for the children.
Term 5 2018-19
How Does Your Garden Grow?
English – This term we will be working on our skills for writing including our grammar and punctuation.
This is also the term when we will be consolidating all that we have learned in phonics. We hope you enjoy the phonics booklet we sent home before the holidays. If you want to play phonics games on your computers at home, then check out the free games at ‘Phonics Play’. The children can play games at phase 3,4 or 5 to work on their recognition and sounding out skills.
Maths – A skill we will need this term is the ability to count forwards and backwards in steps of 1, 2, 5 and 10 from a given number to 100. This would be a great thing to practise over the holidays!
We will be continuing to improve our adding and subtracting skills using all the methods we have learned so far. Ask your child to show you all the different ways they can draw 7+2=9 or 7-2+5.
We will also use number facts to solve word problems and stories, pictures, objects to build up the story of all numbers to 20 (including number bonds);
We will begin to share out numbers of objects and practise finding halves and quarters of groups of objects and shapes;
Finally we will revise what we know about the digits in a 2 digit number, such as what does the 2 in 27 mean? Then we will move on to understand the value of each digit in a 3-digit number.
Links to plants:
We will even compare, describe, solve practical problems and begin to record for lengths and heights, mass and weight, capacity and volume, time.
History – In history we will find out a little bit about the life of Charles Darwin and his trip on The Beagle to find amazing plant-life.
D&T/Art – We will look at Art in Nature and observe and draw what we see.
Term 4 2018-19
Castles and Easter Time
- Information texts (Castles – with links to history and geography elements). (2 week)
- Speaking for an audience – Easter Assembly preparations. (1 week)
- Prefixes and suffixes, spelling plurals (s and es), conjunctions and adjectives.
- George and the Dragon (1 week)
- The story of Queen Matilda (linked to history element) (1 week)
- Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals. Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.
- Revise names and properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
- Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line.
- Use the language of: equal to, more than, less than, most, and least. (Use <, > and = symbols.)
- Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.
- Revise names of days of week and order.
- Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations including a number track. (Build on work from week 1. Please include some missing number problems.)
- Tell time to the hour and half hour and draw hands on a clock face to show these times.
- Describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns.
- Partition numbers into ones and tens.
- Recognise the value of each digit within a number.
- To add a one-digit number to a 2-digit number by counting on.
- To add a 2 digit number to a 2 digit number by partitioning (not crossing the 10s boundary, e.g. 23 + 34).
- What does a plant need to grow? Growing tomatoes.
- Recognising and naming common wild and garden plants.
- Label the basic parts of a flowering plant.
History: Castles – Oxford Castle: Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to: 1) key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather 2) key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
PE: Games and dance
RE: Easter – Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday?
Computing: Beebots and talking books. Using drawing software to design a shield.
PSHE/Values: Dreams and Goals.
Term 3 2018-19
Toys and Inventions
- Non-Narrative: Write sentences to describe toys then and now.
- Narrative: The Everywhere Bear (J. Donaldson)
- Poetry about toys.
- Film about toys.
Numeracy: Find one and two more or less than any number to 100; Read, write and say 2-digit numbers; Understand the value of each digit within these; Make teen numbers using apparatus; Use stories, picture and objects to build the story of all numbers to 10 (including number bonds); Add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20; Add by putting the larger number first and counting on; Name, recognise and know the properties of 3D shapes including cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder and sphere; Order and name the days of the week and months of the year, recognise and name the seasons; Count on and back in tens from any number 100
History: Toys – changes within living memory; How toys we play with now are the same as/different from the toys our parents and grandparents played with.
PE: Games and dance
RE: Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?
Computing: Beebots and mechanical toys.
PSHE/Values: Friendship and relationships
Science: Our bodies and how we grow: Naming parts of the body; understanding our senses; understanding how we grow; teeth.
D&T: Toy Project.
Music: PSHE songs; Musical toys
Term 2 2018-19
Pop, Whizz, Bang!
This term we will be learning all about the Autumn and Winter festivals that happen at this part of the year.
We will consider what they have in common and how they are different.
Information text – This term we will be making a booklet all about Guy Fawkes. We will be practising our sentence writing and improving our handwriting.
Poetry – We have begun the first week by writing some descriptive Fireworks poems.
Story Writing- as part of our festivals work, we will be learning the Hindu story of Rama and Sita.
MATHS:We will be learning: How to use stories, picture, objects to build up the story of all numbers to 10 (including number bonds); What teen numbers are and how to make them using apparatus; How to compare and order numbers to 20, then 30; To add and subtract 1, 2 and 3 or more; How to group and share objects and coins; To compare length, height and measures; We will: Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity; Recognise, find and name a quarter as one of 4 equal parts of an object, shape or quantity; Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes.
Science: Science this term is all about learning about seasonal changes – How has the weather and the foliage changed since we began the school year? What signs of Autumn can we see?
We will also be collecting data about the weather and plot this onto graphs to see if we can see a pattern.
As well as this we will be having some science fun linked to our festival work! We will be carrying out investigations and recording our results.
Geography: We will identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. Last term’s map work should have prepared us well for this!
PE: We will continue to work with Mrs Davies and Mr Eyre to learn games and dance. Our Friday wake up and shake up will remain in place to get our bodies moving and wake us all up for the day!
ART: This term offers us rich opportunities for representing the fireworks of Bonfire night, Diwali and Thanksgiving and is our chance to create some stunning pictures for Christmas.
MUSIC: This is always a term jam-packed with music in the class and around the school. We will be learning Christmas songs and preparing for our vocal contribution to the Christmas performance- do come and see!
RE: We will be learning about Christmas and consider what gifts would we have given to Jesus? We will also be learning a little about the other religious festivals that take place at this part of the year and consider their similarities and differences.
Computing: This is our first term using the laptops. We will be learning basic skills of turning on and off, finding a program and saving our work.
PSHE/Values: Jigsaw Jack will be helping us to understand and celebrate the similarities and differences between ourselves and other people. We will also be thinking about those who have helped us as we reflect on Remembrance Day.
Term 1 2018-19
Where in the World is Paddington Bear?
PRIMARY FOCUS: Learning about continents and cultures around the world.
Introduction to handwriting books.
‘Where in the World is Paddington Bear’ topic.
Baby Bear and the Big Wide World
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Number formation ; Counting forwards and backwards;
Use stories, picture and objects to build up the story of all numbers to 5 (including number bonds); Doubling numbers to 5; 2D shapes (use shapes to draw a bear); Understand and use ordinal numbers (first, second, third etc.) – via daily calendar activities; Days of the week, months and years – via class calendar; Use apparatus to create and recreate repeating patterns; Subitise to 6 (e.g. dots on dice).
OTHER AREAS OF LEARNING:
Geography: Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans.
Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the continents and oceans. Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage.
PE: Games and Gym. Animal movement sessions.
RE: Does God want Christians to look after the world? Theme: (Links to Science and seasons) Creation Story.
Computing – Drawing skills – Teddy bears (iPads) Memory games.
PSHE/Values: Being Me in My Own World.
Science: Everyday Materials: Distinguish between an object and the materials it is made from. Identify a range of materials and describe their physical properties. Investigation – What shoes are the best for going on a bear hunt?
ART: Sketching techniques and still life. Teddy Bear sketches and paintings.
MUSIC: African instruments.
Term 6 2017-18
Fossils and Dinosaurs
Literacy: Non-Narrative: Information text – Information booklet on dinosaurs; Non-fiction through story telling. Narrative: How to Grow a Dinosaur; Stone Girl, Bone Girl; Poetry using the story telling method .
Numeracy: Use stories, pictures, objects to build up the story of all numbers to 20 (including number bonds); Creating arrays to explore the vocabulary around multiplication and division; Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes; Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour. Draw and label the hands on a clock face; Revision of names and features of 2D and 3D shapes.
PE: Physical geography, Geographical skills and fieldwork (To be taught as part of information booklet on dinosaurs and during the trip to Pitt Rivers); Devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key; Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather.
RE: Shabbat and Chanukah – Is Shabbat important to Jewish children? Does Chanukah make Jewish children feel close to God.
Computing: Basic skills
PSHE/Values: Changing Me.
Science: Skeletons and fossils – Classification.
Art/DT: Father’s Day; Dinosaur sock puppets; Wassily Kandinsky – concentric circles
Music: Singing. PSHE songs and music appreciation.
P.E: Games and athletics.
Pitt Rivers/Natural History Museum visit 18th July