Year 1 2022 - 2023
Welcome to Year 1
This term our topic is 'Childhood'.
This project teaches children about everyday life and families today, including comparisons with childhood in the 1950s, using artefacts and a range of different sources.
We will also be learning about:
Science: the materials that objects are made from in our topic Everyday Materials and the parts of the body and the different senses that humans have in our topic Human Senses.
RE: the Christian festival of harvest through our unit Harvest, the story of creation through our unit called God and Creation and why we give and receive gifts to celebrate Christmas through our unit called Christmas.
History: historical vocabulary and artefacts, timelines, everyday life and childhood in the 1950s; the Queen's coronation and making comparisons with childhoods today through our Childhood topic.
Geography: settlements and changes over time through our Childhood topic.
Art: basic colour theory, the colour wheel and colour mixing and the work of the artist, Kandinsky through our Mix it project.
Design Technology: the purposes of shelters, the materias they are made from and how to build a life size den through our unit of work called Shade and Shelter.
PSHE: our feelings and bodies and being a good friend through our unit Me and My Relationships and teasing and bullying, treating people fairly andd our special people through our Valuing Difference unit.
PE: ttwo of our units this term focus on developing the childrens ball skills so they can throw under arm, bounce and roll the ball accurately and catch reliably through our units called Catching and Bouncing and Rolling. Our unit on dance will link to our topic on Childhood and our gymnastics unit will focus on different ways of travelling and jumping.
Music: pulse, rhythm and pitch and become familiar with hip hop style music through our unit Hey You! and how to appraise a piece of music while exploring hip hop and reggae music through our unit called Rhythm in the Way You Walk and Banana Rap.
Computing: how to keep our personal details safe and use the internet safely through our unit on Online Safety, how to sort items according to different criteria through our unit on Grouping and Sorting, that data can be reresented in picture format through our unit called Pictograms and algorithms and how to think through prcesses logically through our Lego Builders unit.
For more information on our curriculum, please see the curriculum tab on our homepage.
Pick and Mix
Your child will bring home their Pick and Mix linked to their topic. Pick and Mix projects are suggested activities that help to inspire children beyond the classroom. Each activity provides an opportunity for children to explore their topic further using a number of different skills. When children have finished a project, they can bring this into school where each class will have a designated time to celebrate the learning that has taken place. Projects can stay in school and be displayed on each class’s working wall or can be taken home.
If you have any questions about how to further support your child's learning at home, please contact your child's class teacher via Class Dojo or the school office.