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Curriculum

Summer Term

During our science lessons this term we will continue to explore the four seasons, with particular focus on summer. We will be making comparisons, going on summer walks and identifying what type of clothing will be needed for each season.

 

We will also be exploring the topic of plants this term. We will look at the features of plants what they functions are as well as investigate what they need to grow through planting our own seeds. In addition to this we will be identifying some common and wild flowers as well as discussing the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees.

During our PSHE lessons this term, we will be focussing on 'Celebrating Differences'. We will be looking at how we are all different and unique and how our differences are what makes us special. We will also be exploring the term 'bullying' and discussing what this means as well as actions which follow. We will be talking about how we can contribute to stopping bullying.

How are we different and similar?

Our history topic this term is The History of Bootle. We will be looking at how Bootle has changed over time, with particular focus on Derby Park, our school, Christ Church and different modes of transport. We will be using a range of different sources to find out some information about Bootle in the past, such as photographs, books and visitors.

During our art and DT lessons this term we will be making our own Bog Babies after reading the story The Bog Baby. We will be exploring different materials that we could use, such a playdough, plasticine and clay before deciding on the material that will work best. We will be able looking at how we could create texture using some clay tools.

Computing- pictograms and grouping

Spring Term

During our science lessons this term, we will be reminding ourselves of everyday materials. We will be going on a 'material hunt' to identify different materials that we have within our classroom as well as identify the properties of each material. We will also be exploring animals including humans. We will start by exploring humans, the parts of the body and exploring our senses before identifying different animals and grouping them based on the part of their body.

Labeling parts of the body

Sorting Materials

During our geography lessons we will be exploring hot and cold places. We will be understanding why each of these places are hot and cold using the equator as well as using atlases, globes and different maps to locate some hot and cold places.

During our RE lessons this term, we will be exploring the Easter story, focussing on the main events and using some religious language as we retell the story.

Autumn Term

To begin our time in Year 1 we have been using paint and fine liners to create our own self portraits to decorate our new classroom.

This half term we will be learning about the four seasons with a particular focus on Autumn. We will be observing the weather daily using our calendar as well as discuss the different items of clothing that can be worn throughout the Autumn season. We will also be going on an Autumn walk, were we will look for different signs of Autumn and collect some items to create our own artwork in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.

Seasons Finger Painting

During our RE lessons, we will be learning about how Christians celebrate Harvest. We will be tasting different Harvest vegetables and using some of these to make our own Harvest soup as part of our Design and Technology lessons.

Harvest Fruit Tasting

Our History topic this term is 'How life has changed'. We will be looking at how our lives have changed since we were born and also use a variety of different sources to identify how others lives have changed over time. We will be looking at home life and school life from the past and use a range of key vocabulary to talk about the past.

 

During our Geography lessons this term, we will be exploring our school grounds. We will be observing the different facilities that our school has as well as expressing what we like and dislike about different parts of our school. We will also be creating our own 'messy maps' of our KS1 part of school and creating our own key so that we could add symbols to our 'messy maps'.

 

During our PSHE lessons this term, we will be exploring what it means to be a good friends as well as understand how we can be the best person that we can be. We will also be exploring the correct way in which we can wash our hands to ensure we are maintaining hygiene and staying safe.

Handwashing

Computing

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