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Year 1 – Picasso and Seurat

Summer 2017

During the Summer Term our theme will be ‘Our Local Environment’. This will provide us with an amazing opportunity for a wide variety of cross curricular activities.

 We will be studying Literacy, art, maths and science through the theme.

At first in science, we will be looking at the similarities and differences between plants and trees. Classifying different types of trees and plants, such as deciduous and evergreen trees. We will be exploring the effect of the environment of the growth of plants.

In literacy, we are reading contemporary fiction which reflects children’s own experiences. We have chosen to look at stories by the author Julia Donaldson giving us a great opportunity to write our own stories. We will also be developing our ability to write non-fiction texts with visits to our local attractions.

In history and geography  we will be looking at the development of Hatfield. Specifically looking at how to map our area and how the area has changed.

In DT we will be looking at designing and creating a playground. We will be developing our understanding of the importance of models to explore structures..

The topic in computing is visual information. Children will be looking at different ways to represent information and the effectiveness of this.

 In maths we will be developing our skills in number, time, shape and measure. These skills will then be used to develop strategies for problem solving.

We will also be taking advantage of our surroundings through Forest School which will link to our work in Science and Art.

Spring Term 2017

During the Spring Term our theme will be ‘Transport’. This will provide us with an amazing opportunity for a wide variety of cross curricular activities.

We will be studying literacy, art, maths and science through the theme. 

At first in science, we will be looking at the similarities and differences between us and other animals. Exploring their habitats and learning about classification. We will also talk about plants that we may see in our everyday lives.

In literacy, we have chosen to look at Traditional Tales giving us a great opportunity to write our own stories. We will also be producing information texts on our theme Transport. 

In history we will be looking at the development of transport. Specifically looking at the work of George Stephenson. We will look at how transport has changed and how it affects us in modern life.

In DT we will be looking at moving pictures. We will be using levers to make a moving card.

The topic in computing is ‘Let’s Create’. The children will be exploring different programmes including Colour Magic, Textease and Clicker 6. 

In maths we will be developing our skills in number, fractions, shape and measure and continue with recalling our number bonds to 10 and 20. These skills will then be used to develop strategies for problem solving. We will also be taking advantage of our surroundings through Forest School which will link to our work in Science and Art.

Autumn Term 2016

During the Autumn Term our theme will be ‘Dinosaurs’ and ‘Ourselves’. This will provide us with an amazing opportunity for a wide variety of cross curricular activities.

Dinosaurs

We will be studying Literacy, art, maths and Science through the theme.

At first in Science, we will be looking at the similarities and differences between dinosaurs by talking about their habitat and classification.

In literacy, we are reading contemporary fiction which reflects children’s own experiences. We have chosen to look at 2 different Harry and Dinosaurs books, which are part of a series of books.

In geography we are looking at seasons in Great Britain and what each season entails. We will do this by observing the environment and talking about our own experiences.

In Art children will be assembling a range of materials to make real and imagined forms. They will then in turn, observe and evaluate other artists’ work. We will also look at mixing colours and explore different ways in which to do so.

In computing we will be discovering programming. Children will explore computing devices, including e-safety awareness and simple computer use such as logging on and saving work.

In Maths we will be developing our skills in number, time, shape and measure. These skills will then be used to develop strategies for problem solving.

We will also be taking advantage of our surroundings through Forest School which will link to our work in Science and Art.

In PE we will explore gymnastics, whereby we will practise a range of balances, travels and routines involving the two.

Ourselves

In science, we will be looking at our bodies, including our external appearance, internal organs and our skeleton. We will be talking about the uses of each part of our body and why each part is important.

In literacy we will be reading Funny bones which will link nicely with the science scheme of work.

In maths we will continue to work on number, time, shape and measure in order to develop previously learnt skills.

In history we will be looking at our own history, how we have changed since we were born and what life was like when our grandparents were children compared to our life now.

In PE we will continue with gymnastics, becoming more independent in routine making and we will work on counter balances and travels.

In DT, we will talk about eating healthy, whereby the children will have the opportunity to design, make and evaluate a fruit salad, whilst learning about the different types of food.