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Year 1 Spring 2 Journeys and Connections
Including daily phonic lessons and handwriting practice
- To describe characters and settings in stories .
- To sequence events in stories.
- To draw inferences on the basis of what is being said and done.
- To re-tell stories in different formats, e.g. diary entries, newspaper articles and letters.
- To punctuate sentences using a capital letter, full tops and question marks and exclamation marks where appropriate.
Core texts and stimulus for learning:
- Reading books from another culture by Floella Benjamin: ‘Coming to England’ – exploring her inspiring migration and journey from Trinidad to England.
- Fantasy transport stories by author John Burningham: Oi Get off my Train, Mr Gumpy’s Motor car.
- A range of Non–fiction books on Boats, Aeroplanes and Helicopters.
- Continue with daily counting practice from 0-100. Count forwards and backwards in ones, twos, fives and tens.
- Master recall of number bonds to ten and use this knowledge to find bonds for 20, 30.
- Identify the most appropriate strategies for solving addition and subtraction problems involving 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 50.
- Compare and measure the height and length of objects using non-standard and standard units of measure.
- Begin to measure with a ruler.
- Developing an understanding of weight and volume.
- Use non-standard units (such as cubes and cups to measure and compare weight and capacity.
- Solve word problems about length, height, weight and capacity.
- Idenfity and name a variety of common animals that are birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals.
- Describe and compare these animals.
- Discuss where these animals live and what they eat.
- Find out about common pets and learn how to take care of our pets.
- Following Jesus and Easter – to learn about some of the things Jesus did as an adult.
- To learn the story of the Good Samaritan.
- To prepare for Easter by looking at Lent Promises, Good Friday and the Easter Story.
- ‘Dear Jesus, help me to be generous.’ – this is our Value focus for this term. We will be sharing stories and thinking about giving, sharing and charity.
Humanities (History and Geography)
- To examine different forms of transport and communication systems and make comparisons between past and present forms.
- To develop an understanding of chronology by creating timelines to show how modes of transport and communication have changed over time.
- What types of transport can we see in the local area? Carry out a traffic survey.
PSHE – Identity, Journeys & Managing our Feelings
- Identity and Connections – Focusing on pupil’s heritage, exploring it geographically & discussing and celebrating our differences.
- Zones of Regulation – How we manage our feelings in a positive way.
- Sustainability – our focus is Healthy Living and Transport.
Art and Design
- Design and create 3D moving vehicles and a boat that floats.
- Explore colour and pattern by creating prints with different vehicle wheels.
- To use charcoal to draw ‘old pictures’ of high wheel Penny Farthing bicycles.
- Learn about the work of Jacob Lawrence – a black painter who most famously depicted his migration from the South to the North in a form of Cubism artwork.
- Dance with Artis – led by qualified instructor.
- PE – Outdoor PE – focus on team games – invasion games (hockey, Netball, football) and circle games.