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Year 1

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Autumn Term 2022

In the first half of the Autumn term, we will look at our environment and read books which are set at the seaside. Our main text is ‘The Seasaw’ by Tom Percival. We look at the journey the bear makes and write a message in a bottle from the bear. As mathematicians we will develop our counting and place value skills, using lots of concrete resource and pictorial images. We will be exploring odd and even numbers and looking at one more and one less than given numbers. We will begin to focus on addition and subtraction, including a focus on solving missing number sums. As Scientists, we will investigate materials. We will learn how to name an object and the material it is made from. We will also learn about the properties associated with materials and how some materials are particularly good for certain jobs. Using our knowledge of materials we will create our own kites in DT. In computing, we learn how to keep ourselves safe online. We will create an advertisement for our own kites on Dazzle. We will also create an electronic Christmas card on Dazzle. We begin to learn how to code using scratch junior. As Geographers, we will investigate our village and our town that we live in. We will also compare our village with another village location. In Art, we will create seascapes using sketching skills and a range of collage materials inspired by Beryl Cook. As Musicians, we will follow the Charanga scheme, focusing on the unit ‘Hey You!’. In RE, we will be answering the question ‘why is belonging to God and the church family important to Christians?’. We will be developing our catching and throwing skills in PE.

In the second half of the Autumn term, our focus switches to geography. As geographers, we look at the city and the countryside, looking at more detail at our capital city London and some famous landmarks. As historians, we find out about what it was like to live in Victorian times and we look at The Great Exhibition (an exciting event in history). As readers, we will explore instructions and find out why they are so important. We will also be enjoying looking at dragons and other mythological creatures in more detail. As writers, we will find out how to write really good instructions, including bossy words, a goal, numbers and time words. We will use our reading to find out about mythological creatures and write a set of instructions about how to trap one. We will write a persuasive letter inspired by the book Zog and the flying doctors by Julia Donaldson. As mathematicians, we will be focusing on addition and subtraction and looking at lots of different resources which we can use to support us in answering these types of sums. As well as this, we will also focus on number bonds and 2D shapes. As computer experts, we will be designing and creating an electronic Christmas card.

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