Learning in Year 1
Our story this term is ‘Pattan’s Pumpkin’ by Chitra Soundar. Pattan’s Pumpkin in an adaptation of a flood story from Kerala in southern India. The children will be finding out about myths and story-telling. Their learning will encompass writing descriptions, performing role plays and enjoying poetry which will build and strengthen their vocabulary. Later in the term they will be learning about writing for non-fiction purposes.
There will be an emphasis on the children being able to calculate mentally and to be able to work competently in number and calculation. Wherever possible, Maths will be linked to other areas of the curriculum and real life situations. We will be concentrating on number & place value, addition and subtraction strategies. Following these core areas, the children will be moving on to shape and money.
Science & Knowledge of the World
In Science, children will learn about animals, including humans, they will look at grouping animals by comparing common features. They will explore their senses and how we use them and be able to locate and name different parts of the body. In Geography, they will looking at human and physical features. Art will be based on colour and the artists Andy Warhol and Frida Kahlo. Friendship and getting on with one another, will be the theme in PHSE. Christianity and an introduction to the Church will be looked at in RE.