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Year One

Mrs Mills is the teacher in our Year One class. Mrs Hinchliffe teaches on a Tuesday afternoon and all day Friday. Our PE day is Tuesday.

Class Saint

St George. Patron Saint of England. Feast day is 23rd April. 

St. George was raised a Christian and always wanted to be a soldier. When he was old enough, he joined the army. The leader of the army decided that everyone in his army must worship him and the Roman gods instead. George refused. Knowing that he would soon be arrested and executed, George gave all his money away to the poor and prepared himself for death. 

St George, pray for us.

 

Spring Term Curriculum Overview

Maths

Place value within 20: Understanding teen numbers. 1 more and 1 less. Comparing and ordering numbers to 20.

Addition and Subtraction within 20: Add by counting on. Number bonds to 20. Doubles and near doubles. Subtract by counting back and finding the difference. Missing number problems. 

Place value within 50: Count from 20 to 50. Count by making groups of tens. Partition into tens and ones. 1 more and 1 less. 

Length and height: Compare lengths and heights. Measure lengths using objects. Measure lengths using centimetres. 

Mass and Volume: Heavier and lighter. Measure and compare mass. Full and empty. Compare volume. Measure and compare capacity. 

English

Phonics - Learning set 2 and set 3 phonemes. Reading with greater fluency.

Writing sentences joining clauses using ‘and’.

Writing sentences (with capital letters and full stops) to create short narratives and non-fiction texts.

Using capital letters for days of the week. Spelling past and present verbs correctly e.g. jump/jumped, play/played.

RE

Special People: People in the Parish family

Meals: Mass - Jesus' special meal

Change: Lent is a time for change

Geography

Children will learn about the four countries that make up the United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. They'll discover that London is the capital city of England and start using simple geographical words like city, town, village, countryside, and coast. They'll also begin to explore the idea of a compass and directions—north, south, east, and west. With maps, they'll learn about symbols, keys, and scales, and start using basic map skills to find places, beginning with their school and local area. Your child will explore how human actions can affect the environment close to home and discuss ways to help protect it.

Science

Everyday materials - Children will explore the characteristics of different materials and their properties, discovering what makes objects hard, soft, heavy, or light. They'll learn about everyday materials like wood, plastic, and fabric. Children will investigate how materials can change and be used in different ways.

Plants - Children will discover the parts of a plant, such as roots, stems, leaves, and flowers, and learn about their functions. Children will explore the life cycle of plants, from seed to mature plant. They will plant seeds themselves and watch them grow. Children will ask questions about plants, understand what they need to thrive, and appreciate the importance of plants in our everyday lives.

Design and Technology

Mechanisms - Wheels and Axles. Explore and use wheels, axles and axle holders. Distinguish between fixed and freely moving axles.

PE

Ball Skills - In this unit, pupils will explore and develop their fundamental ball skills such as throwing and catching, rolling and dribbling with both hands and feet. They will look to perform these skills with increasing control and accuracy using coordination and balance.

Computing

Moving a robot - This unit introduces children to early programming concepts. Children will explore using individual commands, both with their peers and as part of a computer program. They will identify what each floor robot command does and use that knowledge to start predicting the outcome of programs.

Programming animations – Children are introduced to on-screen programming through ScratchJr. Children will explore the way a project looks by investigating sprites and backgrounds. They will use programming blocks to use, modify, and create programs. Children will also be introduced to the early stages of program design through the introduction of algorithms.

Music

We'll learn about pulse and rhythm, practice making short rhythmic patterns, and read/write songs using rhythmic notation. We'll keep improving our rhythm skills, create songs with a good rhythm, and have fun with rhythm games. We'll also recognise rhythms in our favourite songs and play games to get better. We'll try improvising and composing our own rhythms in a 4-beat pattern.

PSHE / RSE

Personal Relationships - identify the ‘special people’ in their lives who they love and can trust. How to cope with various social situations and dilemmas, and the importance of saying sorry and forgiveness within relationships. 

Keeping Safe - the difference between good and bad secrets. Physical boundaries, incorporating the PANTS resource by the NSPCC. The effects of harmful substances (including alcohol and tobacco), some basic First Aid, what makes a 999 emergency and what they should do in an emergency situation.