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St Giles' Catholic Primary School

Part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Grow in Faith and Love

"In our school we value and respect every person as a child of God, as we grow together in faith, and love."

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

 

Year 1 and Year 2 Curriculum and Expectations

Below you will find the expectations for Year 1 and Year 2 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. This year the year 2 will be following the government's End of Key Stage 1 interim curriculum. The government guidance can be downloaded at the bottom of the page. This document provides detail of the specific expectations for the end of year 2 statutory tests and expectations.

The document for year 1 which can be downloaded below identifies Year 1 expectations. In this document we have also produced ‘deepening’ targets for parents to show you the targets that the children will be working towards if they have met all of the ‘expected’ targets to master their learning skills.

As a school we shall report your child’s progress against these end of year expectations at parent’s evening during the year.

The following terms will be used:

· Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.

· Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations .

· Your child is on track to deepen the end of year national expectations.

Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.

Y1 made their own rockets and used bi-carbonate soda and vinegar to make them fly.

Spring Term Information

Year 1 Spring Term

‘Space’ Topic

 

Welcome back to school after the Christmas break! This term our topic in year 1 is ‘Space’. Here is an overview of what we will be learning. We hope that you find this information useful.

RE

This term we will be learning about Christmas, Jesus Healer and teacher, Forgiveness and Lent. Please help your child by reading stories about Jesus, discussing the value of forgiveness, attending Mass and saying prayers.

English

We will begin the term by learning about stories that include counting and repeating patterns, writing a set of instructions, creating our own poems that include rhyme, and learn to be reporters to help us in creating our own non-fiction reports.

The children will continue to follow letters and sounds to learn their phonics. This will take place daily. Phase 5 phonics flashcards of the sounds that the children have learnt in class will be sent home weekly in a plastic wallet. Please recap over these sounds with your child at home.

Maths

We will be learning how to add and subtract two and three digit numbers vertically, measure the mass of an object, learn about 3d shapes and continue to multiply and divide. Please support your child by asking them about any new phrases or actions that they may have learnt at school to help them to remember some of the maths skills.

 

Science

This term the children will continue to learn about the seasonal changes that take place during the Autumn and Winter seasons. We will be investigating what happens in the environment, the temperature change and what happens to the daylight during these months.

 

We will also be learning about different light sources linking to our topic of space.

Topic

This half term our topic is space. We will be learning about Neil Armstrong as a historical figure. We will also be researching the Apollo 11 mission and looking at the equipment that astronauts need to take a trip into space.

Computing

We will be working around the ICT topic ‘We are TV chefs.’ The children will follow a recipe and filming the steps that they have taken to create their food. This will also link to our instructional writing in English.

PE

PE will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The children will be learning gymnastics and dance.

Music

A specialist music teacher will be coming from Painsley Catholic college to work with the children each Wednesday morning. The children will also learn different songs throughout the term as well as thinking about effective rhythms.

Reading

Please try and read with your child every night. This greatly benefits their reading progress and will help them in class when working independently. The children will be heard reading every week and will also take part in group guided reading sessions. Any books that are sent home will be changed when finished and signed in the diary.

Homework

Homework will continue to be handed out on a Friday and will be collected in on a Wednesday for marking. The children have been trying really hard to work on their homework so thank you for your continued support.

 

Please ensure all uniform is clearly labelled.

Your child will need a bottle of water in school, to stay hydrated and aid their concentration during lessons. Juice drinks can be consumed at lunchtime only, to protect the health of your child’s teeth.

PE will usually take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is in school every day.

Kindest regards,

Miss N Smith Mrs Roberts

Class Teacher Teaching Assistant

Where we live

Year 1 Autumn Term

Welcome back to school. I hope you all had a lovely summer holiday and I hope that the children are looking forward to starting in Year 1. Here is an outline of what we will be covering in school this term.

RE

This term we will be learning about Creation, Families and Celebrations, Prayer, Advent and Christmas. Please support this at home by looking at pictures, talking about the children’s own or family members’ baptisms, attending Mass together and saying prayers.

 

English

The children will be writing captions, lists and labels about different pets based around our science topic of animals and ourselves. They will also be using the genres of fairy tales, songs and repeating poems, poems with pattern and rhyme, information texts and traditional tales. The children will take part in daily phonics lessons which follow the letters and sounds scheme. Daily handwriting sessions will also take place using the cursive writing style.

Maths

The children will continue to work from the Maths Makes Sense scheme. Maths work is split between the following areas Arithmetic, Geometry, Data & Measure and handling. The children will continue to use cups to support working out calculations. They will learn how to measure accurately, the properties of 2d and 3d shapes, and how to work out addition and subtraction calculations.

Science

This term we will be covering two topics in science: ‘Animals and Ourselves’ and ‘Seasonal changes’. We will be carrying out simple investigations and helping the children understand that it is necessary to investigate to find the answer to a question. The children will be learning about what toys are made out of, and the properties of different materials. We will also be learning about what happens to the environment and weather during the seasons of autumn and winter.

 

 

Topic

Our creative curriculum topics cover all areas of the curriculum including Science, Art, D&T, History and Geography. As our topic is ‘Where we live’, we will be learning about the countries and capitals of the United Kingdom and we will look at Cheadle as a town to understand how towns have changed. We will also be looking at maps and creating our own map of an area using a key.

Computing

This term the children will be creating ICT work around food recipes and also working on creating algorithms.

PE

PE will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. The children will be learning fundamental skills and invasion games.

Music

This term the children will be exploring pulse and rhythm and use different methods of making noise.

Reading

Please read with your child every night. This greatly benefits their reading progress and will help them in class when working independently. The children will be heard read every week and they will take part in group guided reading sessions. Any books that are sent home will be changed when it is written in the diary that the book has been read.

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Friday and Collected in on a Wednesday. It will consist of a short English and Maths activity and spellings for the children to learn. Please continue to read with your child every night.

 

 

Please ensure all uniform is clearly labelled.

Your child will need a bottle of water in school, to stay hydrated and aid their concentration during lessons. Juice drinks can be consumed at lunchtime only, to protect the health of your child’s teeth.

PE will usually take place on a Monday and a Wednesday. Children will need school kit suitable for outdoors. Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is in school every day.

Yours sincerely

Miss N Smith Mrs L Roberts

Class Teacher Teaching Assistant

Spring Term Curriculum Jan 2017

End of year expectations

Suggested Books for Year 1

Vocations Day 2017

Year 1 ‘Design a Book Cover’ Competition Winners.

Year 1 ‘Design a Book Cover’ Competition Winners. 1
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