Seahorses: Mrs Zoe Ellis-Somerville, Mrs Tessa Burbridge (Mrs Boghurst currently on maternity leave)
Puffins: Mrs Hannah Wise
Seahorses: Mrs Dawn Furber & Mrs Jane Corbett
Puffins: Mrs Rachael Hilton
Maths and English
Throughout Year 1 the children will be taught a range of
- Numeracy skills such as simple addition and subtraction, place value, money, repeating patterns, 2D and 3D shapes and measurement linked to our topic.
- English skills including elements of handwriting, phonics, spelling, independent writing, guided reading, individual reading, speaking and listening skills and role play/drama.
- Some activities will be practical while others will be written tasks.
- Phonics is taught through a systemactic scheme called Read Write Ince which is supported by reading material
Over the year we use topics to embed our core and foundation learning. Our topics are:
Autumn Term: Into the woods
This topic is all about stories set in the woods. We retelll thh story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Gruffalo. We then learn about nocturnal animals and their habitats and read ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell. We share, learn and write our own versions of the story.
We enjoy a visit from some feathery friends! In geography we create maps to help mummy owl find her babies. Our highlight is making clay owls and painting them.
Spring Term: Stomp, Chomp, roar
This is non-fiction based topic, exploring the exciting world of dinosaurs! We learn about Herbivores/Carnivores and Onmivores and make our own fact pages about dinosaurs. We have a fantastic trip to paradise park. In history we study Mary Anning and find out all about fossils. We learn to recite some dinosaur poems and in DT make moving dinosaur pictures.
Summer Term: Trouble at Sea
This topic is based on ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ by Ronda and David Armitage. We start the topic off by making our own sandwiches and writing a set of instructions. In art we paint lighthouses. In DT we evaluate, design and make a lunchbox for Mr Grinling. we learn about healthy eating and how to stay fit and well.
In geography we find out about physical and human features and find out about continents and oceans. We set off on a voyage around the world, visiting different countries and finding out about different cultures. In Computing we look at different flags and program beebots
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