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Year R Curriculum Overview for Autumn 2015

Class Venus YR Teaching team: Miss E Berry, Mrs Matcham and Miss Renno

LSA’s: Mrs Brannigan, Mrs Morreti and Mrs Yeomans

 

Topic: Food and Farming and People who help us

Literacy

We will be concentrating on our speaking and listening skills with a focus on our topic of ‘food and farming’ and ‘People who help us’. As a class we will use the story of The Little Red Hen as the basis for our work on storytelling and writing. Also the children will learn how to write lists, letters, instructions and poems about food.

Phonics: Every day the children will have a phonics lesson where they will be introduced to the different sounds letters and combinations of letters make.

Writing: As a class the children will be contributing to shared writing linked to our topic.

The children will be introduced to correct cursive letter formation in handwriting lessons and by painting, chalking, colouring and drawing.

Reading: Each week the children will have a group reading session learning , sharing and talking about books.

Maths

The children will develop their skills in the following areas:

  • Counting, ordering and recognising numbers
  • Simple addition and subtraction
  • Understanding shape and pattern
  • Ordering and comparing lengths
  • Problem solving
  • Mental skills focussing on counting forwards and backwards to 10 then 20, finding one more or one less than a given number.

Understanding the World

People and Communities: The children will look at the role of modern day nurses before finding out about why Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole are significant figures.

The children will also explore how they are special and then learn about the special baby born at Christmas and the Christmas story.

World: Food and farming: Children will notice similarities and differences as they; learn about the food produced on different types of farms, discover the source of different every day foods and where in the world they come from. The children will find out about different types of bread and make their own bread roll so they can observe and understand how yeast works. Technology:

Children will learn about different types of technology and how it can be used to support their learning. They will also be introduced to simple ICT programs and laptop skills

Expressive arts and Design:

The children will make junk model farm animals and machinery. They will also use fruit and vegetables for printing pictures and simple repeating patterns.

The class will focus on contrasting musical elements.

As part of our Autumn dance unit, the children will use movement and dance to represent their own ideas and feelings in response to different types of music.

PSHE:

Our topic for this term is called ‘New beginnings.’ We will be discussing our class rules and thinking of ways we can ensure the classroom is a safe and fair learning community for all. We will be learning to work and play co-operatively, sharing and taking turns.

Physical Development:

In games the children will develop their throwing and catching skills.

Children will develop their fine and gross motor skills by using a variety of tools and play equipment.

In gym the children will learn to travel imaginatively by stretching and curling in creative ways.

Suggestions to support learning at home

  • Ideally, read and share books with your child daily
  • Practise counting objects, actions and sounds
  • Recognise shapes in their environment
  • Practice the phonic sound cards that will be sent home at the end of each week
  • Learn the letter names and match to the corresponding letter

Messages

Please, please label all clothes, shoes, trainers, water bottles and book bags. Ensure your child can identify their own book bag by personalising it in some way.

Please check home school link book daily and if you write a message in it please get your child to place it on the teacher’s chair in the morning.

 

 

Year 1 Curriculum Overview for Autumn 2015

Class: Venus

Teaching team: Miss Berry,Mrs Matcham, Miss Renno

LSA’s: Mrs Brannigan, Mrs Moretti and Mrs Yeomans

 

Topic: Food and Farming and People who help us

English

We will use the story of The Little Red Hen as the basis for our work on story telling and writing. Also the children will learn how to write letters, instructions and poems about food.

Each week the children will have a grammar lesson which will focus on basic punctuation and sentence structure. In addition there will be daily phonic lessons to promote decoding and spelling.

Reading will be taught through guided reading sessions where the children practise a specific aspect of reading and comprehension.

Maths

The children will be taught skills in:

  • Counting forwards and backwards in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s
  • Place value
  • Calculation methods involving all 4 operations
  • Shape, position and pattern work
  • Measurement using standard measures, money and time
  • Fractions
  • Data handling
  • Mental skills and recall of doubles, halves, bonds to 10 and 20

Science

The children will identify sort and name the different animals and plants on farms. They will consider plant and animal structures and animal offspring. They will identify and name different sources of food and investigate the role of yeast in bread making. They will also be learning about seasonal changes in Autumn.

Foundation subjects

Food and farming: We will be learning about the food produced on different types of farms and looking at aerial views of farms. We will also look at world maps to discover the source of different every day foods. The children will find out about different types of bread and make their own bread roll. They will make observational drawings of fruit and vegetables and use them for printing patterns.

People who help us: This topic will look at the role of modern day nurses before finding out about why Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole are significant figures.

Music: We will be learning about rhythm and pulse using a range of classroom instruments and songs.

PE: The children will be working on their throwing and catching skills and developing simple games. In gym the children will learn to travel imaginatively by stretching and curling in creative ways. In dance the children will respond through movement to a variety of scenarios, poems, stories or music.

RE: The children will also explore how they are special and then learn about the special baby born at Christmas and the Christmas story.

PSHE: During circle time the children will focus on good listening skills and how to ensure we have a safe and happy environment for all.

Suggestions to support learning at home

Please read to and with your child on a regular basis.

Do remember to keep practising spellings as most children will take a while before words are committed to their long-term memory.

A little and often is the approach that works best!

Events

We look forward to seeing you at the Curriculum Open evening on Wednesday 23rd September. A mobile farm will be visiting the school in October. In December the Infants will perform a play based on the Nativity.

Messages Please, please make sure that your child has a waterproof coat with hood and a named water bottle in school every day.

Please provide your child with a named, healthy and easy to eat snack for morning play.

 

 

 

 

 

Class: Venus YR Teaching team: Mrs Humphrey, Mrs Matcham

LSA’s: Mrs Brannigan, Mrs Moretti, Mrs Stirling Gibson and Mrs Yeomans

Curriculum News — Summer 2015    Topic: Exploring

Personal Social and Emotional Development

Children will be working on the topic of ‘Golden Rules’

Communication and Language This term our topic is called Exploring. We will be focusing on Jack’s explorations when he climbed a magical beanstalk.

As a class we will be sharing stories and rhymes about our topic of ‘Exploring’, concentrating on our speaking and listening skills. Children will be supported to express themselves effectively, using past, present and future forms accurately when talking about their experiences or ones that are going to happen in the future.

Literacy

As a class the children will be contributing to shared and individual writing linked to our topic. Our book focus will be ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Children will continue to be taught to think, say, write and check their sentences.

Each week the children will have a group reading session sharing and talking about books.

The children will continue to have a daily phonics lesson where they will be consolidating their knowledge of the different phonemes and applying these sounds to their reading and writing. They will also start to learn some alternative spellings for some of the sounds already learnt.

The children will continue to practice correct letter formation in handwriting lessons.

Maths Children will count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they will add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They will learn to solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Children will be using everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They will be exploring the characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

 

Understanding of the WorldThe world

As part of our topic children will explore the plants in our locality with reference to Charles Darwin and the studies he made at home and abroad. Later in the term the children will be finding out about mini-beasts. As part of our study of plants and mini-beasts, we will be visiting Hillier’s Arboretum.

Technology

The children will be using age-appropriate computer programmes to develop further their ICT skills as well as programming ‘beebots’ to explore the environment.

People and communities

Children will be learning about the concept of ‘Being Special and Belonging’. How we as individuals are special and how we belong and fit into families, clubs and religious organisations.

 

Expressive arts and DesignIn music the children will continue to develop listening, rhythmic and concentration skills, with an emphasis on note values.

 

In Art the children will be making a giant beanstalk for Jack, exploring colour mixing to make different shades of green, painting flowers and creating 3D insects from junk.

Physical Development

In games they will be learning to control a range of equipment, when pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking them as well as practising skills for Sports Day.

In the first half term in gymnastics the children will be learning to balance using different body parts followed by dance in the final half term.

 

Suggestions to support learning at home

  • Regularly listen to your child read and read to your child. Please do make a note of this in the reading diary so we can build a picture of your child as a reader. If your child only has a sentence each week please practice reading that.
  • Talk about and discuss numbers in the environment. Number plates, recipes, page numbers etc
  • Practice writing name in cursive script
Events: Monday 22nd June – Infant visit to Hilliers Arboretum (Please let us know if you would be available to help on this trip!)

Messages:  We usually see all extremes of weather during the Summer term so please ensure your child is suitably prepared with a named waterproof coat, sunhat and waterbottle. Also apply long lasting sun cream when applicable in the morning before school. Despite the lighter evenings, please do ensure your child gets plenty of sleep and rest each night and during the weekend.

 

 

Class: Venus Y1 Teaching team: Mrs Humphrey, Mrs Matcham

LSA’s: Mrs Brannigan, Mrs Moretti, Mrs Stirling Gibson and Mrs Yeomans

Curriculum News — Summer 2015    Topic: Exploring

EnglishPhonics: The children will extend and consolidate their phonic knowledge. This will include continuing to learn new ways of spelling phonemes, spelling common exception words and adding some prefixes and suffixes.

Writing: The children will be writing stories, information and poetry. They will continue to be taught to think, say, write and check their sentences. Also, there will be a focus on making additions, revising and correcting writing.

Reading: Each week the children will have a guided reading session to learn about and practise a specific aspect of reading and comprehension. In addition the children may read individually with an adult at some point during the week.

 

Maths

The children will be learning:

  •  To count forwards and backwards in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s
  • To read, write and understand the value of 2 and 3 digit numbers
  • Calculations skills (in practical, mental and written contexts)
  • To estimate, measure and compare height and length
  • To name and describe shapes
  • To recognise and find simple fractions of shapes and numbers

 

Science

In science the children will be learning about the life-cycles of plants and mini-beasts and how they are adapted to their habitat.

Topic and Foundation subjects

This term our topic is called Exploring. We will be focusing on Jack’s explorations when he climbed a magical beanstalk. Also we will explore the plants in our locality with reference to Charles Darwin and the studies he made at home and abroad. Later in the term the children will be finding out about mini-beasts. As part of our study of plants and mini-beasts, we will be visiting Hillier’s Arboretum.

Art: The children will be making a giant beanstalk for Jack, exploring colour mixing to make different shades of green, painting flowers and creating 3D insects from junk.

PSHE : Children will be working on the topic of ‘Golden Rules’ and why we have them.

RE: Children will be learning about the concept of ‘Being Special and Belonging’. How we as individuals are special and how we belong and fit into families, clubs and religious organisations.

ICT: This term the children continue to develop their skills using laptops and to work on simple coding using espresso.

Music: The focus of our music lessons this term will be to discriminate between higher and lower sounds (pitch) and to create simple melodic patterns.

PE: The children will be focussing on skills with ropes, bats and balls as well as skills for sports day. In gymnastics the children will be learning to balance using different bodyparts.

DT:The children will be reading and preparing some simple healthy recipes.

 

Suggestions to support learning at home

  • Daily reading which you or your child notes in their diary (including if it is a book from home)
  • Keep practising mental maths skills- adding and subtracting small numbers, recalling doubles and halves and counting 2s, 5s and 10s (as x tables for Year2!)
  • Keep revisiting spellings as most young children need frequent repetition to retain the words they learn.

 

Messages – we usually see all extremes of weather during the Summer term so please ensure your child is suitably prepared with a named waterproof, sunhat and waterbottle. Despite the lighter evenings, please do ensure your child gets plenty of sleep and rest each night and during the weekend.

 

Events:Please let us know if you would be available to help on either trip!

  • Friday 1st May – visit to the Theatre Royal
  • Monday 22nd June – Infant visit to Hilliers Arboretum