Year 1 - Autumn Term I 2017
Published On 06/09/2017
English
Read Write Inc
Small group phonics input, Guided reading with fiction and non-fiction texts, holding a sentence, extending a sentence, editing a sentence and focused writing tasks to extend knowledge and use of punctuation, grammar and vocabulary.
Handwriting
Daily focus on correct letter formation and differentiating between ‘talls, tummies and tails’, and learn the flicks off letters.
Extended Writing
This half term we focus on the story ‘Meerkat Mail’. The children will be encouraged to use a variety of sentence starters and develop their use of punctuation.  
  Maths
Count up to 20 objects; estimate and count up to 30 objects; count on an back and order numbers to 10; Find pairs that make 5, 6, 10; find missing numbers in number sequences; Double numbers 1 to 5; find 1 and 2 more; count back 1 and begin to find 1 less; Recognise, name and describe squares, rectangles, circles and triangles; recognise basic line symmetry; sort 2D shapes according to their properties, using Venn diagrams and Carroll diagrams; Read and write numbers and number-names to 20; compare and order numbers to 20; understand 0 as the empty set. 
   Computing
This half term the children will learn how to use their individual user names and passwords. They will also learn how to locate a range of programmes linked to our topics.
We will also focus on e-safety this half term. The children will watch a range of videos during which characters will teach them how to stay safe when using the computer.
 Learning Challenge:
This half term our Learning Challenge question will be ’Why can’t a meerkat live in the North Pole?’. The children will look at the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. We will learn the names of the seven continents and five oceans.   The children will also investigate animals that live in cold places and they will discuss how they stay warm. In Art children will be experimenting with colours to make hot and cold pictures. 
In Science we will look at human body parts, the senses, identifying and naming animals, looking at the structure of animals and finally we will learn about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.
   P.S.H.E.
The children will learn about the Infant School rules and how following them will make our environment a happier place. We introduce the children to the ‘Good to be Green’ reward system.
  French
Comment ça va?
Les fruits
New song: ‘J’adore les glaces’
Understanding 3-word phrases eg: deux pommes vertes
Music
The Pulse/Songs for Harvest
  Games
Games - Football
Dance – Action songs/African Animals whole class dance