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2021 - 2022 Year 1 Class

 Welcome to the Class Page for Year 1 2021 -2022 with Miss Simmons and Mrs Guest.
 Please check back here regularly for news of what is happening in Year 1 this year.
Autumn 1

I hope everyone had a wonderful Summer holiday! We are looking forward to starting our new and exciting year! This term our topic is ‘Pirates.’


The focus for the first couple of weeks of the term will be labelling and caption writing about pirate’s lives. Later on, we will be writing our own pirate stories based on books we have read.


Our first Power Maths unit will be looking at place value up to 10. Maths will be taught daily to develop our number and place value knowledge, through the use of part whole models.


In the first half term, we will be looking at Portraits and creating our own using a range of media. We consider the artists Leonardo da Vinci, Henri Matisse, Gustav Klimt, Vincent Van Gogh and Andy Warhol.


In Geography, we are going to be exploring weather patterns. As well as map work and identifying oceans and seas.


We are learning how to stay safe online and explore our new ICT platform ‘Purple Mash’.  We will consider how to group and sort objects and also develop pictograms using computer software.  


In RE this term, we will learn about Christianity. We will focus on finding out ‘Why belonging to God and the church family is important to Christians?’ 


In our PE lessons, we are going to continue our swimming skills and develop our playground games. We will be going outdoors for PE so please ensure the children have outdoor trainers and a warm sweatshirt.


We are going to be learning about ‘Myself and My Relationships’, where the children will take part in discussions about behaviour that helps the classroom feel like a safe and happy place to learn.


In Music, our weekly lessons will develop our knowledge of Old School Hip Hop . We will also be learning about the reggae style of music in the second half of term.

Now that the children are in Year One we will explore spellings through the Spelling Shed app. We will send out registration info to you for this shortly.

Please find links below to Year One's parent meeting recordings, these recordings will provide you with information about this terms learning.

Part 1- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Trhxke-TQCXBSFsii3JtNOWSOJ-PJgG8/view?usp=sharing

Part 2- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z580d60I7snuXupTSN9TRABW4te8QFsp/view?usp=sharing
Please find below our timetable of learning for Autumn 1 :
Autumn 2 
Our topic for this half term is 'Once Upon a Time.
The focus of our first few weeks in English, will be 'The Little Red Hen', where we will create our own version of the story. During this time we will also create our own instructions. Towards the second part of the half term we will explore the story of 'Little Red Riding Hood' and create a diary entry. 
During our Maths lessons we will continue our Power Maths journey, where we will explore 2D and 3D shape properties. Finally, we will explore number and place value to 20, considering one more and one less. Also how to count forwards and backwards to 20. 

In Art this half term, we will consider the work of Joan Miro, a Spanish painter. Throughout, this time we will consider a range of techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

In Science this half term, we will observe changes across the four season and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

In our Design and Technology lessons this half term we will create bread from the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’. We will consider the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet and evaluate our final creations against the design criteria.

In our ICT learning this half term we will continue to explore our new computing scheme ‘PurpleMash’. We will have the opportunity to become Lego builders and maze explorers.

This half term in RE, we will be learning about ‘Why belonging to God and the Christian family is important to Christians’.  We will learn that Christians believe God created humanity in his image, to be like him. They also believe we are not random beings in a vast universe but created, loved and wanted. They have a strong sense that they belong not just to themselves but to God their creator and he longs to welcome them back to his family, to be enfolded in God’s love and to become the person God intended them to be. We will get a firm understanding that the Christian church (not a building but people) is like a big family of people who have found their way back to God. We will be learning that through baptism, Christians welcome others into God’s family. The ‘belonging’ involved in a baptism is firstly about belonging to God and secondly about belonging to the church. 

This half term we will be learning the song “The Perfect Christmas Tree.” The theme of Christmas will link nicely into our RE topic of Christianity. We will listen to and appraise other styles of Christmas music, and continue to embed the interrelated dimensions of music through games and singing. We will be asking ourselves questions like: Do   you   like   the   song?  Which instruments can   you   hear?   What   is   the   style   of   this   music?  How   many   singers are there? Instruments we will be using are claves, triangles and bells.

We will continue using the appropriate musical vocabulary we began using last half term and build on that.  We will also be thinking about rhythm being long and short sounds happening over the pulse, pitch (is it high or low?) and dynamics of the music (how loud or quiet the music is.) Other Christmas songs we will be listening to and appraising are “Do they know it’s Christmas?” by Band Aid,  “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms, “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee and “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby. We will be practising our Nativity songs this half term too. What a fun and busy half term it will be!

Please find below our timetable of learning for Autumn 2:
Spring 1 
Our topic for this half term is 'Space'. 

Throughout our English Lessons this half term we will write recounts and label space equipment. We will record a non- chronological report of the space landings and finally write a space story and poem.

In Maths this half term we will explore addition and subtraction within twenty. Finally, we will count forward and backwards within 50, exploring one more and one less.

In our Science lessons this half term we will explore materials. Where we will distinguish between what an object is made from, describe properties and compare materials.

In our Art lessons we will explore the process of printing to design and create our own print planets.

During our History lessons we will look into the history of the great space race and look specifically at the astronauts ‘Tim Peake’ and ‘Neil Armstrong’.

During our PE lessons we will explore dance with the theme of weather and games fundamentals 2. Throughout this time the children will explore the key steps within a music motif.

In PSHE this half term, we will consider how to manage safety and risk.

In RE this half term, we are exploring the religion of Christianity where we will consider the question ‘What did Jesus teach about God in his parables?'

Spring 2 
Around the World

Throughout our English Lessons this half term, we will write poems and stories based on the areas we have explored when going around the world. 

In Maths this half term, we will explore measurement. During this time, we will look at length, height, weight and volume

In our Art lessons, we will explore the artist Andy Goldsworthy and his famous nature sculptures; we will create land art using natural materials and evaluate our work alongside others.

In Geography this half term, we will discover human and physical features of Isleham and compare them to India and China. We will also consider the location and weather in these areas.

In our ICT learning this half term we will continue to explore, our new computing scheme ‘Purple Mash’ where we will explore coding and create our own animated storybooks.

In PE this half term, we will explore multi-skills and gymnastics.

Summer One 
In the garden

Throughout our English Lessons this half term, we will use cross-curricular links with our main topic of ‘In the Garden’ to write a recount, Diary and letter.

In Maths, we will consider multiplication by grouping and sharing equally. We will explore division by finding halves and quarters. We will explore our geometry knowledge and describe position, direction and turns. We will consider a place value unit of exploring numbers to 100.

In our Art lessons, we will explore our topic ‘Colour Chaos’ where we will revisit the concept of primary colours, explore artists and identify the colours they use, create our own paintings by mixing colours and understand what warm and cold colours are.

In Science this half term, we will identify and describe structures of trees and plants. We will also identify and name common plants and their parts, whilst considering what makes a tree deciduous or evergreen.

In our ICT learning this half term, we will have the opportunity to explore and use spreadsheets. Towards the end of the unit, we will create our own spreadsheet.

Throughout our DT lessons, we will be creating a pair of gardening gloves. During this time, we will explore current products, create a design brief, and make our creation. Before finally evaluating our final creations against the design criteria.

Throughout our PSHE lessons we will consider how to live a safe and healthy life in the real world but also online too.

In PE this half term, we will be swimming and enter our second gymnastics unit called ‘Jumping Jacks’.

Summer 2

In our final summer term within our English lessons we will write adverts for the Circus and create a non- fiction text about circus acts.

In our Maths lessons, we will revisit our number and place value topic to count forwards and backwards. While considering more and less. During the measurement unit, the children will identify time and money.

During our science work we will identify and name fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We will describe animals using the terms carnivore, herbivore and omnivore. Whilst considering their structures.

In History, we will look at the history of the circus and consider the changes that have happened over time to the circus.

In our ICT lessons, we will be exploring technology outside of school. Where we will consider what is meant by the term ‘technology’. Where we will be able to name technology that is used outside of school.

During our RE lessons we will consider the question ‘Why do Jewish families say so many prayers and blessings?’   

Throughout our PE sessions, we will continue learning our swimming skills with Mrs Read. In our second weekly PE session, we will head outside to practise our athletics skills, in preparation for Sports Day.

In Music this half term, we will be exploring classical music. Where we will develop an awareness of the history and language of music.