Mon Jul 22 2019

Class 1 Topics - Autumn 2015

Here are the topics Class 1 will be covering over the autumn term. 

Communication and Language (Reception)/ Literacy (Year 1)
The children will have lots of opportunities to listen to others and show understanding in show and tell, in the listening corner, listening to stories daily, learning songs and rhymes and taking part in role play. The Year 1s will be focusing on a different story each week which will lead to opportunities   for speaking and listening, role play, reading and writing.
 
Physical Development (Reception)/Physical Education (Year 1)
PE lessons are on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. The children will be learning skills to help them participate in a variety of games.  They will be introduced to using and handling a wide range of equipment and they will be thinking about the changes in their bodies when they have been exercising. In the second half of the term the children will be exploring dance.
 
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Reception)/PSHE (Year 1)
The children will be learning about each other and themselves. They will have opportunities to share their All About Me booklets, discuss their likes and dislikes and explore how to work well together. In addition the children will learn the importance of a healthy lifestyle through physical exercise and healthy eating.
 
Literacy
Each week we will focus on one or two stories, poems or nursery rhymes. We will do a lot of speaking and listening activities based around it, this will also involve reading and writing. All children will take part in daily Letters and Sounds activities. 
 
Mathematics Numeracy (Reception)/ Numeracy (Year 1)
The Reception children will be counting forwards and backwards in 1s from 0 to 20, ordering numbers, and adding or taking away from a number. The focus will be numbers up to 20.  We will be looking at shapes and patterns. The Year 1 children will be looking at basic number and learning some mathematical vocabulary. They will have lots of opportunities to use practical equipment to solve problems and they will also be looking at patterns and relationships between different aspects of mathematics. They will also be learning to recall the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
 
 Expressive arts and design (Reception):
The children will be exploring and experimenting with different media and materials, and will be encouraged to use their imaginations in different ways; crafts, music, dance, role play and stories.
 
(Music Year 1) The children will be introduced to different instruments and they will learn a variety of songs.
 
(Design Technology Year 1) After half term the children will be designing and making a wind-up toy.
 
(Art Year 1) The children will be exploring how to create self-portraits using different media and materials.
 
Understanding of the World (Reception):
The children will be given opportunities to talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They will learn that other children do not always enjoy the same things and look at similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
(Year 1 Science) The children will be looking at properties of materials and their uses. They will also look at the seasonal change from autumn to winter.
 
(Year 1 Computing) The children will be taught the term algorithm and begin to develop an understanding of how to write their own.
 
(Year 1 Geography) The children will learn about the UK.
 
(Year 1 History) The children will learn about the Guy Fawkes and Remembrance Day.
 
(Year 1 Religious Education) The children will be learning about stories from the New Testament and looking at the Christian festivals of Harvest and Christmas.
 
Other: 
 
Drinks money:
Drinks cost 20p. There is a choice of fruits of the forest, apple and blackcurrant, fresh orange juice and apple juice, banana milkshake and milk.  If you would like your child to have a drink at snack time each day, please send in a £1 in an envelope with your child’s name on at the beginning of the week as this avoids confusion!
 
Naming Clothing:
Please make sure all your child’s clothing is named as it makes it easier to match the clothing to the child at the end of the school day.
 
Reading:
For those children currently reading please aim to support your child with their reading each day as this will greatly help develop their confidence and enjoyment of reading. Reception children will start reading once they are ready. They must know all their phase 2 sounds before we start them reading.
 
Spellings
In letters and sounds the year 1 children are given weekly spellings; please try to practise these with your child each day. They have their spelling test on a Friday.
 
Slide and play equipment:
Due to health and safety reasons, please do not allow your children to play on the slide in the outdoor area while dropping them off or picking them up. For insurance purposes, children are only allowed to use the equipment during school hours when they are supervised by teaching staff.
 
Picking up after school:
If someone other than the usual person will be picking up your child after school, please do let one of us know.
 
 If you would like to talk to us….
We like to keep in touch with you, so if you would like a quick chat when you pick your child up please come and find us. Alternatively if you would like a longer appointment please arrange that with us.