Welcome to Y1ES


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Curriculum Map Year 1 2019-2020

Year One Curriculum Information Autumn Term 2019-20


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This week in year 1, we have been giving thanks to God for the harvest. We have explored adjectives and verbs through describing zoo animals and moving like them! We have used our counting skills to solve problems.


Can you solve this problem?

You have 7 bears in two colours. You have more red bears than yellow bears. How many red and yellow bears do you have? 



This week in year 1, we have enjoyed developing our football skills through playing futsal. We learned how to control the ball using the soles of our feet and how to negotiate space through dodging our opponents!


Can you teach someone at home your futsal skills?



This week in year 1, we talked about the many ways in which Christian charities help others. We reflected upon the ways in which we could help others. We were grateful to be able to donate food at this harvest time.

We enjoyed retelling the story of ‘Class Two at the Zoo’ and making predictions for what might happen next! We had lots of creative ideas. We enjoyed using our phonic knowledge in computing through finding graphemes on the keyboard.

We explored our senses and went on a field walk around our school grounds to look at how we use our senses everyday.


Can you describe a harvest fruit using all five senses? 


This week in year 1, we tasted a variety of harvest fruits and vegetables. We talked about the foods which we had not tasted before; we shared our likes and dislikes. We thanked God for the many foods that we enjoy. 


Can you share our school prayer of thanks at home this harvest time?




This week in year 1, we enjoyed a visit from our class governor Mr Whittaker. We showed him the diary entries we have been writing in English; he was amazed at the adjectives we had used in our writing. We showed him our counting skills through our supermovers routine!


We also enjoyed a visit from a year 6 singing duet. They showed us how amazing we could be in year 6, if we work hard in our music lessons. We developed our navigational skills in computing, as we programmed a rocket to visit all of the planets! We used our navigational skills to develop our defending skills in PE. In RE, we explored how Jewish people celebrate the harvest through building sukkahs. 


Can you work with someone at home to design your own sukkah?


We learned all about rail safety through cartoons, music and dance! For confidently sharing our ideas about rail safety, we earned books about trains!


Can you share something you learned about rail safety at home?




We have been learning all about the principles of a healthy diet with a focus on the ‘5 a day’ principle. We each prepared and tried five different fruits and vegetables. We had lots of fun developing our cutting skills. We learned the bridge and claw technique for chopping fruits and vegetables. 


With the support of an adult, can you show someone at home the bridge and claw technique for chopping fruits and vegetables?




In computing, we have been learning how to create avatars of ourselves! We have been discussing internet safety and the importance of always having a trusted adult to support us when we are online. 



This week in Year 1, we have been sense detectives. We have used our senses to find the smell, taste, touch, sight and sound associated with Ella’s missing bear! We gathered and recorded data about the case and thanks to our excellent investigation skills, Ella was reunited with her bear. 



This week in year 1, we designed and labelled our own vehicles. We explored two different types of chassis before choosing the type of chassis we would use to make our own vehicle. We had lots of fun assembling our axles and wheels to ensure that our vehicles could move! Well done to all of year 1. Your vehicles are superb!


Can you explain, to someone at home, the difference between the two types of chassis we explored?