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Year 1 Autumn 1: Incredible Me !


Music: We will use our voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. We will try to listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high quality live and recorded music.


R.E: We will talk about how important it is to respect others’ beliefs and feelings and expect others to respect our beliefs. We will be finding out about what Jewish people and Christians believe about creation.


P.E: In PE we will be doing gymnastics this half term, looking at travelling safely in different ways.


Art / DT: We will be looking at the work of Picasso and we will use a range of materials to create self-portraits based on his work.  We will be making superhero biscuits.


Geography: We will be finding out more about our local area and creating a map using symbols.  We will be using geographical vocabulary including: city, town, village, farm, house, port, harbour and shop.


Science: We will learn to identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense. We will also be observing and recording the changes in weather, day light, the school garden and their own lives each month, due to seasonal change.


Computing: We will use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private, identifying where to go for help or support when children may have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other on line technologies (e-safety). We will begin to look at simple coding.


Literacy: We will be reading stories with familiar settings for example ‘Not Now Bernard’. We will be learning to sequence events and retell the order of the story. We will then write our own version of the story. Each week we will focus on GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling) with a high focus on Capital letters, Finger spaces and Full stops. We will also look at the book ‘Funny Bones’ and write our own poem with rhyming words.


Maths: We will be focussing on place value for the first few weeks to ensure the children have a solid understanding. We will be counting on and back and finding missing numbers. We will also be adding and subtracting numbers up to 20.


History: We will be looking at changes within living memory and finding out about toys from the past, comparing them with toys we play with now.


PSHE: We will be discussing likes and dislikes, getting to know each other, establishing rules and routines and electing school council members.