Year 1 Curriculum Autumn 1
Me and My Family
Areas of learning
- As geographers we will find out about our local area. We will explore and draw maps.
- As scientists we will look at polar regions. We will also investigate our bodies and our five senses
- As designers we will practice our fine motor and gross motor skills.
- As theologians we will look at a special place in our community. We will look at features of a church and why people go to church.
- As gymnasts we will explore space and body shapes.
- As computer scientists we will use computer programming to move objects.
- We will learn the importance of celebrating and appreciating differences and similarities between themselves and others.
- Explore our local environment by recording different routes around the school.
Spiritual & Moral
- New Beginnings (SEAL)
- Special places (RE)
- Look at local churches and their features.
Year 1 Subject Skills
Stories with Familiar Settings. Text: Tiger Who Came to Tea. Peace at Last.
Lists, Labels and Captions:
- Write simple lists.
- Write simple captions.
Narrative Stories: Stories with familiar settings
- Read and explore stories with a common theme
- Make links with stories and own experience
- Write from own experience
- Respond to events in a story through role play, discussion and writing.
Basic letter formation and sentence construction.
Letter and Sounds – Phase 3 recap and phase 4
- Counting, ordering and writing numbers.
- Basic addition and subtraction using concrete materials.
- Record basic number sentences using mathematical symbols.
- Number bonds to 10
- Name and properties of 2D shape
Link with Geography: Maps and directional language.
Seasonal Change and Polar Adventurers
- To look at seasonal changes between January and February
- To name animals that are birds, fish and mammals
- To name common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
- To descried and compare different common animals
- To describe the properties of everyday materials that are transparent, translucent, opaque, waterproof, flexible
- To compare and group materials that are transparent, translucent, opaque, waterproof, flexible
Working Scientifically Skills
- To ask questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways
- To perform simple tests
- To identify and classify different materials and animals
To use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
We are gardeners:
- to understand that computer simulations can represent real of imaginary situations
- to understand that simulations and used in real life and why they are useful
- to understand that making different choices results in different outcomes
Children to use their fine and gross motor skills to design, make and use a range of products.
- design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
- select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing]
- select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
Where in the world is Kingston?
- Locating Kingston
- Look at where we live and what is our address
- Jobs within Kingston
- Mapping Kingston
- Develop balance, agility and co-ordination
- Apply these in a range of activities
- Understand the way to use/respond to a foreign language. Listen attentively to discriminate sounds and identify the meaning. Accurate pronunciation.
- Use voices expressively by singing songs
- Rehearse and perform with others
- Create musical patterns
- Explore musical sounds and ideas