Long Term Plan Year 1 2019/20CTA
Remote learning is accessible through SeeSaw
1 Armadillos are taught by Mrs Collin and Mrs Alvey. Mrs Collin teaches Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Alvey teaches Wednesday to Friday. They are supported by Mrs Grayston and Mrs Blunden.
1 Snow Leopards are taught by Miss Spalding and Mrs Wynne. Miss Spalding teaches Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Wynne teaches Thursday and Friday. They will be assisted by Mrs Clarke, Mrs O’Malley and Mrs Atkins.
Key Stage 1
Now that your child has moved into Year 1, they have transitioned from the Early Years Foundation stage Curriculum onto the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum. The subjects covered are English, Maths, Science, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music, Physical Education and Computing.
Each week, all children will experience a balance of structured teacher led activities, independent challenges set by the teachers and free choice exploration within the areas of learning.
The structured teacher led activities introduce new learning and this is then consolidated through independent challenges. We aim for this learning to become ‘Sticky Knowledge’. This is information based on facts and vocabulary which we hope that children will retain in their long term memory and be able to recite when questioned at a later date. In order to embed this information, we will continually revisit facts and vocabulary on a regular basis. We will also share the sticky knowledge with you through Seesaw, so that you too can help this to become secure knowledge. Both the structured sessions and the independent tasks are differentiated to three levels – Basic, Better and Blow My Mind and we also aim to provide higher level challenges to further extend children’s learning.
Parent information sheets
Year 1 is the first year in Key Stage 1 and the children are learning to work more independently. The classroom environment is set up in a similar way to Upper Foundation Stage, allowing access to continuous provision for learning.
Both classrooms have exciting reading areas where children can read quietly and re-tell stories using the puppets. In addition to this, there are writing areas to explore and consolidate a range of writing genres.
We have different areas of learning including a Science/investigation area, Small World and Role-Play. There are also designated Art and Design Technology areas.
Here are some of our areas of provision that enhance learning:
Autumn Term 1 Theme – All About Me.
During the first half term we are learning all about me. In Science this will be naming body parts and finding out about the five senses. In History, we will talk about the children as babies or young infants and what they can do at the different stages of growth.
Autumn Term 2 Theme – Wonderful Weather
In Autumn 2, in our Geography and Science work, we observe and comment on changes in the seasons and suggest the type of weather in each season. We keep a weather chart and answer questions about the weather. We also explain where we live and tell someone my address.
Many thanks for your ongoing support.