Welcome to the Year 1 home page!
Click on the link below to view the curriculum plan for this academic year.
This term, in Literacy, we will be reading stories from other cultures. We will be focusing on Handa’s Surprise and Handa’s Hen. The children will be writing stories, reports and instructions as well as working hard to use conjunctions and, so, but and because to extend our sentences. As part of our Geography topic, we will be exploring the U.K and it’s countries and capitals. We will be using photographs and maps to find out information about different places in the U.K and Europe. Children will be collecting and using primary data from a local seaside area to compare against secondary data from a European country. Within Science, we will be exploring the signs of Spring, tracking temperatures, weather and rainfall. We will be exploring rainbows and how they are formed. The children will be linking our textiles and collage topic to Handa’s Surprise, we will also be looking at the work of different artists and recreating some of their work using a range of details and techniques.
This term, in Year 1, the children will be covering a range of different topics. Within literacy, they will be reading The Tiger Who Came To Tea, The Crocodile Under The Bed and The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. They will focus their writing and reading activities around this. In Geography, they will be looking at their local area, Bishop Auckland. As part of this, in Art the children will be making sculptures of Bishop Auckland. Their topic in science will be Humans and Seasonal Change. The children will link this into their local area looking at how it changes across the year. Finally, in their topic lessons, Year 1 will be learning about Grace Darling linking it to their reading of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch.
This term, in Year 1, the topic is Changes that happen in Autumn. We have collected lots of conkers, ash keys, leaves etc as part of our homework and made pictures with them. In Year 1, the children will be learning about harvest and how Christians celebrate. In science, we will also be looking at seasonal change; identifying the signs of autumn and the changes within autumn as the season progresses. Within history, we will be focusing on castles and how castles have developed over time as well as the purpose of a castle and the people that live there. We have started to use the new DoJo system, we are really excited about this and are trying hard to gain as many Dojo points as possible. In our ICT lessons, we are programming Beebots using a treasure map. Finally, as part of our science we are finding out about our 5 senses. Have a look at what we have been learning, this term, in the photos below.
Year 1 singing at our European Assembly.