Year 1 Curriculum Overview Spring Term
Happy New Year to all parents and carers! We would like to welcome you to the Spring term and tell you about all the exciting things the children will be learning about!
In English the children will continue to take part in daily phonics and handwriting sessions. They will continue to develop their speaking and listening skills using drama and role play. Also, the children will begin to write their own stories and try to use adventurous vocabulary when doing so. They will also be exploring non-fiction texts. They will continue to learn spellings from the spelling list.
This term in Maths the children will continue to learn about addition and subtraction and will begin to relate it to real life situations. They will be developing problem solving skills during Maths investigations. The children will explore patterns, volume, length and weight and use the appropriate vocabulary to describe them. Also, the children will continue to use a number line and a 100 square to solve calculations. We will continue to use Numicon and begin using Mathletics to support and engage pupils in the joy of Mathematics.
The Science topics this term are ‘Animals including Humans’ and ‘Seasonal Changes’. We will learn about animal groups and make comparisons between the bodies of humans and other animals. We will also look at the differences between the four seasons and identify and recognise changes for example, climate.
In Computing, the children will be developing their keyboard skills. They will learn to write sentences, correct mistakes, put things in the correct order and save their work. The children will also be using Computing programs such as ‘2 create a story’ to make their own digital story books. In addition to this, they will continue to develop their skills in using and understanding algorithms using a programme called Espresso Coding.
Art & Design and Design Technology
In Art and Design, the children will continue to make observational drawings using a range of media. In Design Technology the children will design a stamp and make a print of it.
The theme for the first half term is ‘Poles Apart.’ Within this topic, the children will learn about maps, atlases and globes to locate different continents, including Arctic regions. Children will also be learning about the geography of the British Isles including its key rivers. In addition to this, they will be able to locate the equator and explain how it affects climate. The children will use a range of different sources of research e.g. books, pictures, photographs and the internet.
The theme for the second half term is ‘Flight’. The children will learn about the history of flight and some key individuals and their achievements including Amelia Earhart and the Wright Brothers.
In Music the children will continue to take part in regular singing assemblies. They will explore pulse, rhythm and pitch during music lessons. We will be working from the Music Express Scheme.
In PHSE the children will participate in circle time activities and games focusing on the topics of ‘Keeping safe and well’ and ‘What goes into our bodies?’ Within these themes the children will learn about personal safety, who they can talk to for help and people who help us to stay healthy and well. For example: dentists, doctors and nurses. In addition to this they will explore what goes into our bodies and how it can make people feel.
Please remember that this is only a brief outline of what your child will be learning about during this term.
- A visit from Fr George! January 27, 2020
- Team work makes the dream work! January 20, 2020
- Happy New Year from everyone in Year 1! January 10, 2020
- Fairy-tale Day! November 8, 2019
- St Joseph’s The Musical! October 18, 2019
- Swamp Monster Milkshakes! October 11, 2019
- Orange Class Assembly May 22, 2019
- Songs for Orange Class Assembly May 3, 2019
- Easter Breakfast 2019 April 29, 2019
- Easter Songs April 7, 2019