Year 1 - Autumn 1
Meet The Teacher
Learning Values: Harmonious, Independent Learner
S.M.S.C: Developing a sense of self and realising own potential. Respect for own culture and that of others.
Speaking and Listening
Develop ability to listen to a story and retell them in their own words.
To apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words, containing sounds such as ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, oo.
To explain clearly their understanding of what is read to them and answer questions based on setting, character and plot.
Writing postcards, short stories and labelling maps.
Writing simple sentences using the conjunction: and. Learning how to use punctuation correctly, including capital letters and full stops. To introduce the use of adjective to describe and specify, e.g. Barnaby bear is fluffy / Barnaby is fluffy and he is adventurous.
Letter Formation and Handwriting
To use the correct tripod pencil grip. To form all letters correctly using a lead out (flicks). To form numbers correctly.
- Can you find three words to describe a character or setting?
- Why do you think the character did this?
- How do you think Barnaby Bear will travel to his different locations?
- What will Barnaby Bear need to take on holiday?
BIG TALK Topics
- Imagine you are a star.
- Living under the sea.
- Living in Australia
Given a number, identify one more and one less.
Count forwards to one hundred.
To use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.
To order numbers, filling in missing numbers up to 100.
To add two quantities together and record the calculation.
Shape and Space
Recognise, describe and name common 2-D shapes in different orientations and sizes i.e. including rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles.
Recognise and create simple repeating patterns with objects and shapes.
- Which shape will be next in the pattern?
- Which number is greater/smaller? How do you know?
- What do the + – = symbols mean?
- Can you describe this shape using mathematical language?
To observe and record what they see over time.
To learn some facts about the Sun.
To compare and contrast seasons in two different countries: England and Australia.
To predict and investigate the times of sunrise and sunset in Autumn.
- What time do you think the Sun sets? How could you find out?
- What is the Sun? Why is it hot? Why is the Sun important to us?
- How is the weather different in Australia compared to England?
How to use paints to create different lines, shapes, colours and contours. Children paint a self portrait using mirrors.
The creations of different artists and discuss techniques used: Van Gogh and Picasso.
- What happened to the line as you moved your hand?
- How did you create a wavy / fain t/ softline?
- Find three words to describe this piece of artwork?
- How does this picture make you feel? Why?
- Can you think of another piece of artwork that is similar?
- Can you compare and contrast your artwork with your partners?
- Which picture do you think is better and why? Do we all agree this?
use will use safe search for images on the web, discuss emails and aspects of email safety.
This half term’s topic is “We are celebrating”.
Children will develop basic keyboard skills through typing text, develop basic mouse skills, develop skills in combining texts and images, discuss their work and think about whether it can be improved.
- Were they aware of computer safety rules?
- What if there was no email?
- How do you leave a space between your words?
- Can you balance on one leg?
- How many different ways can you move around the room?
- How many different balances can you make?
To build on the capacity to learn from stories, specifically how stories convey important beliefs and values; to further develop the ability to formulate questions.
- Identify different sounds and change / use sounds expressively.
- Can I play a simple percussion instrument high / low / loud / soft?
- Can I sing high / low / loud / soft?
Pupils will then focus on the first P.S.H.E. topic of this year which is “We are all stars”. In this topic they will develop our understanding of the school community and the role we play within it. Pupils will then explore what a community is. Recognising strengths and devising ques ons that help us find out about others. Understand how to solve emotional problems.
- Why do we have rules?
- Why are rules important?
- Can you say some of the classroom rules and school rules?
- What is a community?
- What is your role in the school community?
- Greetings, introducing oneself to others and asking others what their name is.
- How are you?
- Introduction to simple feelings, I am happy/ sad.
- Introduction to numbers.
- Phonics – a brief introduction to phonics in Spanish.
- History will not be taught this half term
- Design Technology will not be taught this half term
Introduction to instruments of orchestra
1H – Miss Hossami
1MW – Mrs McDonald
1MW – Mrs Ward
1L – Miss Limliman