Year 1 2021-2022
This year all our class names are based on inspirational British people.
Peake Class - Mrs Moorhouse (teacher), Mrs Goodair and Mrs Dyson
Diana Class - Mrs Greenwood (teacher), Miss Coop and Mrs Howard
Bonington Class - Miss Pamment (teacher) and Mrs Siddall
Spring Term 2
This half term, Year 1 will be completing a History unit answering the question ‘What makes a great explorer?’ Children will have the opportunity to learn about the famous explorer Charles Waterton. They will find out where he travelled to, what he found and where he lived in Wakefield. To help with their learning, the children will be taking part in a workshop at Wakefield Museum.
Art and Design
During this half term, the children will be learning about sculpture in their art lessons, studying the work of Henry Moore. They will begin by recognising and creating different surfaces and textures, before experimenting with clay and how its shape can be changed. The children will create their own clay sculpture i
This half term in computing, Year 1 are becoming collectors. They will learn how to use a search engine on the internet, in order to find and copy images of animals. The children will then paste them into powerpoint. Once a variety of pictures have been copied and pasted, the children will then be able to sort and organise them.
This half term, Year 1 will be focusing on the question ‘What can we do with money?’ Children will learn what money is, where it comes from and how they can keep it safe. They will discover some of the different jobs people do in order to earn money, and how people decide what to spend their money on.
Year 1 will be studying ‘seasonal changes’ in Science. They will be observing the changes as the season moves to Spring and describing the weather associated with Springtime.
Year 1 children will be finding out ‘Who is a Christian and what do they believe?’ They will be finding out what Christians do to show they support Christianity and will look at how they show they believe.
Children in year 1 will be starting the topic, ‘Fairytales’. They will learn to perform short chants from memory and with expression. Children will also respond to sounds and create and select sounds to match to a character from a fairy tale.
Spring Term 1
This half term, Year 1 will be completing a Geography unit answering the question ‘Where does it come from?’
Children will have the opportunity to learn about where they come from and where they live. They will learn the four countries that make up the UK and the three main seas that surround the UK.
Art and Design
During this half term, the children will be learning about collage in their art lessons, studying work of Mondrian. They will learn to cut, tear, fold and overlap paper and card accurately for their collages. They will also colour sort materials and build layers of materials to create an image.
This half term in computing, Year 1 are becoming treasure hunters , where they will be using the Beebots—programmable toys that move around. Children will create a set of instructions, planning a journey for a programmable toy.
This half term, Year 1 will be focusing on the question ‘What helps us stay healthy?’ Children will learn what they can do to keep themselves healthy. They will learn the importance of regular exercise, healthy eating that includes plenty of fruit and vegetables and good hygiene.
Year 1 will be studying ‘Materials’ in Science. They will learn the name of materials that objects are made from and the properties of everyday materials. Children will have the opportunity to compare and group together these materials based on their physical properties.
Year 2 children will be finding out ‘Who is a Christian and what do they believe?’
Children in year 1 will be starting the topic, ‘Under the Sea’. They will learn to sing a short song from memory, adding simple dynamics and practice playing instruments expressively.
This half term, Year 1 will take part in 2 history theme days answering the question ’Who had more fun?’
The children will learn about changes within living memory.
They will look at toys their grandparents played with and how they are different to their own. They will also learn the main differences between their school days and their grandparents.
Art and Design
During this half term, the children will be learning about drawing in their art lessons. They will be developing their skills by expressing their feelings through drawing and creating moods in their drawings to show how people feel. They will also experiment with lines of different thickness and using a light and dark tone with their pencil. They will use these skills to draw an object looking carefully at the lines and shapes.
This half term in computing, Year 1 we will be learning to switch and log on/off the laptops. They will be practising the skill of typing and clicking on items also.
Our theme is ‘relationships’ this half term.
Year 1 will be focusing on the question ‘What is the same and different about us?’
The children will be learning what they like/dislike and what they are good at. They will learn what makes them special and how everyone has different strengths. They will identify how they are similar and different to others. They will also learn the correct names for parts of the body, including external genitalia and that parts of the body covered by underwear are private.
Year 1 will be starting the topic ‘Animals including humans’ in Science. We will be learning about different body parts and how we use our senses. We will also be looking at the seasonal changes which are happening around us as Autumn arrives.
Year 2 children will be finding out ’What does it mean to belong to a faith community?’
Children in year 1 will be starting the topic, ‘All about me’. They will learn about pulse and rhythm and how to clap and play in time to a beat. They will also play simple rhythms on an instrument.
Reading in KS1
It is great that we can now send reading books home for you to enjoy with your child!
Please help us promote our love of reading by listening to your child as much as you can at home.
It makes a huge difference to their progress in reading!