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Overview for Term Six

English

This term we are reading Goldilocks and Just One Bear. We will be using this rich text to use a range of conjunctions to link events, adding suffixes, using capital letters for proper nouns and applying our phase 5 phonics when spelling. We will use all these skills to write a new version of the story

Reception will be exploring new adventures in the Drawing Club! Each week, we will have an adventure involving a book, a tale or an animation from the past that captures children's imaginations. They will learn new exciting vocabulary, act out a role from a story, and write longer captions and sentences. This term we will be focussing on letter formation of capital letters and accurately using full stops. 

 

Phonics

Y1 will be finishing off Phase 5c phonics- which is a continuation of 5b learning alternative spellings of phonemes such as silent letters, mb, gn, kn and the different spellings of ear such as dear, deer etc. 

As the Phonics screening takes place this term we will also practise spotting digraphs and trigraphs in “alien” words to ensure children feel confident approaching these unfamiliar words.

Reception are now mastering Phase 4 Phonics. This continues the consolidation of children's knowledge of graphemes in reading and spelling words containing adjacent consonants (br, spl) and polysyllabic words. 

 

Reading

For reading sessions we will be reading our Super Six books to consolidate our reading skills as well as weekly guided reading lessons for Y1 and Reception. 

Please read with your child every day. You can share a favourite bedtime story and encourage your child to join in with bits they know, talk about the pictures or copy your words. You can look for print in the environment, such as road signs, shopping lists and shop names - ask your child if they recognise any symbols, letters or words. 

Make sure to record this in the green reading records, these are monitored by the English lead.

 

Maths

Year 1 will learn about measuring lengths and heights using non-standard units and then learn about how we measure time, telling the time to the hour and half past. They will then learn counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and begin to understand division as grouping and sharing as well as multiplication using arrays. Finally they will learn about the physical money we use in the UK, the different denominations of coins and notes. 

Reception will lay the foundational stages of division by learning about distributing and sharing equally. Thenwe will practise and secure recall of the number facts and solve problems using addition and subtraction in a range of contexts. 

 

Science

This term we will be learning about animals recapping the different types and diets of animals as well as how they change over time. We will also identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body.

 

History

This term we are back to being historians! We will be learning all about Mary Anning as a significant individual in history focussing on the question Who was Mary Anning? We will learn about fossils, how they are formed, where they are found and what made Mary Anning significant in this field. 

 

PSHE 

We will continue to follow the Jigsaw scheme of learning to support our PSHE work. This term our theme is Changing Me.

 

PE

We will be developing our fine and gross motor skills through play inside and outside. We will be focusing on developing social skills and controlling movements.

On Mondays we will focus on ball skills. The children will develop and apply their ball chasing skills and floor work balance through focused skill development sessions, different games and warm ups. the children will develop and apply their thematic stories and games.

On Thursdays we will focus on balance and coordination. 

 

RE 

This term we will focus on the question: What makes places special?

We will explore special places from a personal and then a religious standpoint and look at special places from a range of major world religions.

 

Art

Our focus this term is drawing and mark making. We will use different line types and mark-making techniques in drawing; enhancing the ability to describe lines, control drawing materials like pencils and chalk, and experiment with various media, while responding to music

 

Computing

We will be logging on to the chromebooks and learning basic computer skills and internet safety. We will focus on how to use precise instruction to sequence algorithms.to move characters and create games.  

 

Important reminders

Forest school: every other Friday

PE: Every Monday and Thursday

Bookbags: In everyday. The school expectation is that you read with your child 4 times a week and record this within the green book. 

 

 

Overview for Term Five

English

This term we are reading Tidy by Emily Gravatt. We will be using this rich text to use a range of conjunctions to link events, add prefixes un- and apply our phase 5 phonics when spelling. We will use all these skills to write a persuasive letter

Reception will be exploring new adventures in the Drawing Club! Each week, we will have an adventure involving a book, a tale or an animation from the past that captures children's imaginations. They will learn new exciting vocabulary, act out a role from a story, and write longer captions and sentences. This term we will be focussing on finger spaces and working on our letter formation on all lower case letters. 

 

Phonics

Y1 are now on Phase 5c phonics- which is a continuation of 5b learning alternative spellings of phonemes such as silent letters, mb, gn, kn and the different spellings of ear such as dear, deer etc. 

As the Phonics screening approaches we will also practise spotting digraphs and trigraphs in “alien” words to ensure children feel confident approaching these unfamiliar words.

Reception are continuing with their Phase 4 phonics. This phase focuses on consolidating and practising the letter sounds learnt so far and does not introduce any new sounds. During Phase 4, children will continue to practise the letter sounds (phonemes) they learnt in Phase 2 and Phase 3. They will consolidate children's knowledge of graphemes in reading and spelling words containing adjacent consonants (br, spl) and polysyllabic words. 

 

Reading

For reading sessions we will be reading our Super Six books to consolidate our reading skills as well as weekly guided reading lessons for Y1 and Reception. 

Please read with your child every day. You can share a favourite bedtime story and encourage your child to join in with bits they know, talk about the pictures or copy your words. You can look for print in the environment, such as road signs, shopping lists and shop names - ask your child if they recognise any symbols, letters or words. 

Make sure to record this in the green reading records, these are monitored by the English lead.

 

Maths

Year 1 are continuing with their learning of addition and subtraction facts within 20 to consolidate our learning and make sure we are secure in the related facts to help us as we start to add and subtract larger numbers. We will then learn all about fractions focussing on finding halves and quarters. 

Reception will continue to extend their previous Maths learning of number to understanding the composition of numbers through part whole models, partitioning, combining groups etc with numbers up to 10 and then calculating within each number. This will ground them with a deep understanding of what each number is and the bonds that make it. We will then move onto grouping and sharing equally. 

 

Science

This term we are continuing to learn about living things with plants, growing and Spring. We will be learning about the key features of trees and plants, naming and identifying deciduous and evergreen trees. As well as planting seeds, bulbs and sorting/classifying leaves within Forest School. 

 

Geography

This term we are geographers investigating the question where is Bristol?

We will start by looking at Bristol as a city within the UK, moving onto understanding the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and identifying their capitals. We will then move wider to look at the seven continents and five oceans of the world, identifying, locating and describing them in simple geographical terms. 

 

PSHE 

We will continue to follow the Jigsaw scheme of learning to support our PSHE work. This term our theme is Relationships.

 

PE

We will be developing our fine and gross motor skills through play inside and outside. We will be focusing on developing social skills and controlling movements.

On Mondays we will focus on ball skills. The children will develop and apply their sending and receiving and reaction and response. We will practise throwing and catching through different games and warm ups. 

On Thursdays we will focus on Gymnastics, exploring flight and rotation such as different jumps, rolls etc . We will learn, develop and apply these skills on the floor and apparatus through focused skill development and games..

 

RE 

This term we will focus on the question: What can we learn from stories?

We will explore stories from all the major world religions and discuss the lesson within each story. 

 

DT

Our focus this term is mechanisms and we will be looking at side to side sliders and up and down sliders investigating how they make this movement. We will then make our own moving picture using these skills.

 

Music

Our song is: Your Imagination 

We will be finding the pulse, clapping rhythms, using instruments to copy and improvise rhythms leading to composing our own short rhythm. 

 

Important reminders

Forest school: every other Friday

PE: Every Monday and Thursday

Bookbags: In everyday. The school expectation is that you read with your child 4 times a week and record this in the green book. 

 

Summary of Term Four

Wow, what an enthusiastic term in Ladybugs!

I’m sure you are all a lot more knowledgeable about the Great Fire of London- I think it’s been our favourite topic so far! Everyone has loved learning about London, 1666, the fire and building our own houses ready to see the fire reenacted. Year 1 have even been authors of their own Great Fire reports!

I feel like everyone is becoming more confident with their Phonics in both Year 1 and Reception. As well as becoming reading recommenders and breezing through 4 mini chapter books this term so we are definitely developing a love of reading for pleasure as a class.

We have learnt about Ramadan, Eid and Easter so we can be aware of other’s religious beliefs and festivals at this time of year.

As scientists we have been learning all about minibeasts- what they are and what they are not as well as classifying and identifying insects. We even learnt all about ourselves- Ladybirds! 

Well done Ladybugs for being fantastic, enthusiastic and entertaining learners this term! Enjoy the holidays!

 

Overview for Term Four

English

This term we are reading The Great Fire of London linking with our History enquiry. We will be using this rich nonfiction text to write in the past and present tense, join phrase with a range of conjunctions such as but, and, or, because as well as adding suffixes to make plurals.  We will use all these skills to write our own non fiction text. 

 

Reception will be exploring new adventures in the Drawing Club! Each week, we will have an adventure involving a book, a tale or an animation from the past that captures children's imaginations. They will learn new exciting vocabulary, act out a role from a story, and write longer captions and sentences. This term we will be reinforcing what makes a sentence, capital letters, full stops and finger spaces and working on our letter formation. 

 

Phonics

Y1 are now masters of Phase 5a and are learning Phase 5b. Phase 5b comes with more common exception words and alternative pronunciations of graphemes, digraphs and trigraphs we already know. For example: “We know this grapheme - a. We know it as /a/ as in cat. It is sometimes pronounced /ai/ as in words like acorn.”

 

Reception are mastering Phase 3 and revisiting the common exception words we have learnt to really embed that knowledge and understanding. We will especially focus on spotting digraphs and trigraphs within words. 

 

Reading

For reading sessions we will be reading our Super Six books to consolidate our reading skills as well as weekly guided reading lessons for Y1 and Reception. 

Please read with your child every day. You can share a favourite bedtime story and encourage your child to join in with bits they know, talk about the pictures or copy your words. You can look for print in the environment, such as road signs, shopping lists and shop names - ask your child if they recognise any symbols, letters or words. 

Make sure to record this in the green reading records, these are monitored by the English lead.

 

Maths

This term we have a new approach to Maths which focuses on verbal reasoning and a greater understanding of concepts with a growth mindset approach. We have Colin and Coco, two characters to help us explore new concepts and challenge our thinking. 

Year 1 have started off the term learning about 3D shapes. Once they are shape masters they will move onto place value all the way to 100! Comparing numbers, finding one more, one less as well as representing numbers in different ways. We will then revisit our addition and subtraction to consolidate our learning and make sure we are secure in our basic number bonds. 

Reception will be extending their previous Maths learning of number to understanding the composition of numbers through part whole models, partitioning, combining groups etc with numbers up to 9. This will ground them with a deep understanding of what each number is and the bonds that make it. 

 

Science

We get to be scientists every term this year! This term we are continuing to learn about living things with an insect focus as well as looking for signs of spring. We will be learning about the life cycles of ladybirds and caterpillars, defining insects as well as describing seasonal change. We will be developing our scientific questioning skills to make observations and ask questions.

 

History

This term we are historians learning all about the Great Fire of London. We will learn all about the events leading up to the Great Fire, why it is significant and how it generated big changes. As we are so far back in the past we will look at sources and how we know what happened back by looking at diaries and paintings from the time. 

 

PSHE 

We will continue to follow the Jigsaw scheme of learning to support our PSHE work. This term our theme is Healthy Me. Each week we will explore a different aspect of this theme. 

 

PE

We will be developing our fine and gross motor skills through play inside and outside

On Mondays we will focus on Gymnastics this term, exploring and describing different movements. We will learn, develop and apply shapes and travel on the floor and apparatus through focused skill development, thematic warm-ups and games.

On Wednesdays we are lucky to have the Robins Foundation leading one of their PE sessions this term which will have more of a game focus.

 

RE 

This term we will focus on the question: What is Easter? 

We will be focusing on Christianity and the story behind Easter.

 

Art

Our focus this term is Craft and Design. We will develop our ability to express opinions about art by inviting older children to share their creativity with us. We will focus on creative techniques like wool wrapping and weaving, and understand the work of artists like Cecilia Vicuña.

 

Computing

With our Clover class buddies we will be logging on to the chromebooks and learning basic computer skills. We will focus on how to use precise instruction to sequence algorithms.to move characters and create games.  

 

Important reminders

Forest school: every Friday

PE: Every Monday and Wednesday

Bookbags: In everyday. The school expectation is that you read with your child 4 times a week.

 

Summary of Term Three

Another busy term in Ladybugs! 

All of us have learnt lots of new sounds and have been applying these in our reading and writing. Year 1 have mastered Phase 5a of Phonics and are starting to learn Phase 5b and Reception are mastering Phase 3. 

Year 1 have been authors of their own versions of Pattan’s Pumpkin as well as excellent mathematicians of numbers to 20 and shapes. Reception are enthusiastic members of Drawing Club enjoying the writing adventures each week as well as inventing games, being creative constructors and playing cooperatively. 

We have all observed the weather as geographers, looked closely at animals as scientists and designed puppets, practised joining and sewing ready to complete our puppets next term. 

We have also been busy dancing our socks off ready for our class assembly and Y1 to represent us at the Dance Festival! 

So we are ready for a rest and recharge ahead of next term’s adventures!

 

 

Overview for Term Three

English
This term we are looking at Pattan’s Pumpkin as a stimulus for writing. We will continue to consolidate their basic writing skills and using conjunctions such as but, so and to link ideas. We will look at suffixes -er, -est, -ed and the prefix un- to change words. We will be writing descriptions of settings as well as building towards writing our own  narrative. 

Reception will be joining the Drawing Club, a really exciting way of engaging children in conversation, writing and maths. Each week, we will look at a book, tale or past animation that captures children's imaginations. We will draw pictures and write messages (in the guise of secret codes and passwords!) in line with the book. They will learn new exciting vocabulary, act out a role from a story, create alternative endings to stories, and write longer captions and sentences. 

 

Reading/Phonics
Y1 are now mastering Phase 5 phonics by revisiting the new graphemes (spellings) of sounds they already know and additional common exception words.  

Reception will be finishing Phase 3,  before assessing and reviewing what we’ve learnt. Then we will begin mastering phase 3 and revisiting the common exception words we have learnt. 

For reading sessions we will be reading our Super Six books to consolidate our reading skills as well as weekly guided reading lessons for Y1. 

Please read with your child every day. You can share a favourite bedtime story and encourage your child to join in with bits they know, talk about the pictures or copy your words. You can look for print in the environment, such as road signs, shopping lists and shop names - ask your child if they recognise any symbols, letters or words. 

 

Maths
Year 1 will be focussing on place value up to 20 to deepen the children’s understanding of these numbers. This will lead into addition and subtraction to 20.

Reception will continue their Maths learning with a focus on representing and comparing numbers to 8, before investigating odd and even numbers and doubling.

 

Science
We get to be scientists every term this year! This term we are continuing to learn about animals with a focus on native and non native animals. As well as looking into seasonal change linking to our geographical learning, We will be developing our scientific questioning skills to make observations and ask questions.

 

Geography 
This term we are geographers learning all about weather patterns and seasonal change. We will be learning about hot and cold places, locating and describing them as well as the weather here in the UK. 

 

PSHE 
We will continue to follow the Jigsaw scheme of learning to support our PSHE work. This term our theme is Dreams and Goals’. Each week we will explore a different aspect of this theme. 

 

PE
We will be developing our fine and gross motor skills through play inside and outside

On Mondays we will focus on the ability to observe and describe their own skill and the skills of others. the children will develop and apply a range of balance skills, seated, static and dynamic.

On Thursdays we are very lucky that Ashton Park Sports Partnership have extended their dance teaching to us this year, we will be learning and practising our dance this term on Mondays

 

RE 
This term we will focus on the question “Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship? We will identify when it is easy and difficult to show friendship and to explore when Jesus may have found it difficult through stories and our own experiences.

 

DT
Our focus this term is textiles.. We will learn how to Join fabrics together using pins, staples or glue before designing our very own puppets. We will then make and decorate our designs. 

 

Music 
This term we will learn about different styles of music. We will learn the song In The Groove and then sing it in different styles; Blues, Baroque, Latin, Bhangra, Folk and Funk. 



Important reminders

Forest school: every Friday

PE: Every Monday and Thursday 

Bookbags: In everyday. The school expectation is that you read with your child 4 times a week.

 

 

Summary of Term Two

I hope you all enjoyed watching us shine in the Nativity!

We have been hard at work this term helping our brains grow! All of us have learnt lots of new sounds and have been applying these in our writing and reading. We have been inspired by the Naughty Bus and Lost and Found to write and have consolidated our addition and subtraction or number understanding. 

As scientists we have learnt all about the different animal groups and their features. As historians we have investigated a range of artefacts and compared how toys have changed over time.

We have learnt about and celebrated Diwali and Christmas, two important festivals!

Have a wonderful Christmas if you’re celebrating!

 

Overview for Term Two 

Welcome back- Term 2 is a busy term filled with celebrations and seasonal change as well as the Nativity performance!

 

English

This term we are looking at Naughty Bus and Lost and Found as

as a stimulus for writing. They will continue to consolidate their basic writing skills and move onto using and to link ideas and make compound sentences as well as writing a sequence of linked sentences. They will be writing descriptions of character and settings as well as some non fiction animal fact files.

Reception will continue to learn new vocabulary linked to our writing books and identify rhyming words. They will learn how to act out a role from a story, develop confidence in speaking aloud in front of others, how to innovate (change) a story, and how to write lists, instructions and a poem

 

Reading/Phonics

Y1 are now learning Phase 5 phonics which is new graphemes (spellings) of sounds they already know. 

Week 1- oy ir ue (as in glue) ue (as in cue), people 

Week 2- aw wh ph ew (as in blew), Mr, Mrs 

Week 3- ew (as in few) oe au ey /zh/, looked, called 

Week 4- a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e 

Week 5- u-e (as in flute) u-e (as in cube), asked 

Then they will move onto Phase 5a Mastery where they will revisit Phase 5 to consolidate the new graphemes and common exception words. 

Reception will be finishing Phase 2 before moving on to Phase 3,  learning new common exception words, digraphs (2 letters that make 1 sound), and trigraphs (3 letters that make 1 sound).

Week 1 - Phase 2, Set 5 (l, ll, ss, go)

Week 2 - Phase 3, Set 6 (j, v, w, x, me)

Week 3 - Phase 3, Set 7 (y, z, zz, qu, we, be)

Week 4 - Phase 3, Set 8 (ch, sh, th, ng, he, she)

Week 5 - Phase 3, Set 9 (ai, ee, igh, oa, was, you)

Week 6 - Phase 3, Set 10 (oo, ar, or, ur, they, all)

Week 7 - Phase 3, Set 11 (words ending with -ing)

For reading sessions we will be reading our Super Six books to consolidate our reading skills as well as weekly guided reading lessons for Y1. 

Please read with your child every day. You can share a favourite bedtime story and encourage your child to join in with bits they know, talk about the pictures or copy your words. You can look for print in the environment, such as road signs, shopping lists and shop names - ask your child if they recognise any symbols, letters or words. 

 

Maths

Year 1 will continue with their addition and subtraction with a focus on part whole model for adding and subtracting as well as learning their number bonds to 10. Before moving on to learning about 2D and 3D shapes. 

Reception will continue their Maths learning with a focus on representing and composing numbers to 5, geometry of circles, triangles and four sided shapes.

 

Science

We get to be scientists every term this year! This term we are learning about animals with a focus on native British animals. We will be looking at the structure of animals as well as classifying a range of common animals. We will be developing our scientific questioning skills to make observations and ask questions.

 

History

This term we are historians learning all about how toys have changed in living memory. We will start looking at the toys we play with before looking at what our parents, and then grandparents played with. Children will be questioning different adults, handling toys (artefacts!) and comparing the similarities and differences as well as considering the how and why they changed. 

 

PSHE 

We will continue to follow the Jigsaw scheme of learning to support our PSHE work. This term our theme is ‘Celebrating Difference’. Each week we will explore a different aspect of this theme. 

 

PE

We will be developing our fine and gross motor skills through play inside and outside

On Wednesdays we are lucky to have the Robins Foundation leading one of their PE sessions this term which will have more of a game focus.

On Fridays our other PE session will focus on the ability to take turns and encourage others. the children will develop and apply their jumping and landing and seated balance  

 

RE 

This term we will focus on the question “What is Christmas? What is Diwali? ”. We will explore the stories behind these celebrations and how Christians and Hindus celebrate their special occasions. 

 

Art 

Our focus this term is structures using junk modelling. We will be exploring colour this term in art and will be using a range of mediums. Children will learn about primary colours, secondary colours, tints and shades as well as how to mix them where appropriate.

 

Computing

We will be learning to log on to the chromebooks using our full names and setting passwords. Once we have mastered this we will be able to learn basic computer skills, how to use precise instruction to sequence algorithms.to move characters and create games. 

 

Important reminders

Forest school: every Friday

PE: Every Monday and Friday 

Bookbags: In everyday. The school expectation is that you read with your child 4 times a week.

 

 

Summary of Term One

What a first term in Ladybug class! 

We’ve been busy writing all about Little Red Riding Hood, learning new sounds and becoming confident readers. 

As scientists we have learnt all about different materials and their properties such as transparent/opaque, absorbent and bendy/rigid and become familiar with all the geographical features of our local area!

We have made some amazing creations and constructed some imaginative structures.

Most importantly we’ve been creative, kind and inquisitive learners and tried our best all term! 

 

Overview of Term One

English

This term we are looking at traditional tales starting with Little Red Riding Hood. We will look at a variety of versions of the story. 

Y1 children will use the story as a stimulus for recapping the writing skills they learnt in Reception such as full stops, capital letters, finger spaces and letter formation. They will be writing lists, descriptions of character and settings as well as some non fiction enquiry based writing. 

Reception will be learning new vocabulary and making marks inspired by what we have read. They will learn about initial sounds, oral blending of CVC words and will be writing their name either from memory or from a name card. 

 

Reading/Phonics

Y1 will be mastering phase 4 of phonics which means no new sounds but a focus on grammar such as adding ing, making plurals etc. 

Reception will be recapping phase 1 before starting Phase 2 once they are in full time. 

Y1 will continue with their green reading record from last year.. It is the expectation that you read with your child four times a week. 

Reception children will receive a school reading book and reading record later this term. We will be in touch with more information about this nearer the time.

Please read with your child every day. You can share a favourite bedtime story and encourage your child to join in with bits they know, talk about the pictures or copy your words. You can look for print in the environment, such as road signs, shopping lists and shop names - ask your child if they recognise any symbols, letters or words. 

 

Maths

Year 1 starts with a focus on place value looking in depth at numbers to 10 in a variety of ways. They will be counting forwards and backwards and using language such as few, less, more, greater than to compare and order amounts.  They will then move onto addition and subtraction with a focus on part whole model for adding and subtracting as well as learning their number bond to 10. 

Reception will begin their Maths learning with a focus on matching and sorting, exploring patterns and comparing amounts, size, mass and capacity.

 

Science

We get to be scientists every term this year! This term we are learning about different materials such as wood, plastic etc. We will be describing the simple properties of these materials and testing some of these. 

 

Geography

This term we are geographers learning all about our local area. We will be looking at where our school is in the local area and the human features we can see. We will begin to make simple maps about our area. 

 

PSHE 

We will continue to follow the Jigsaw scheme  scheme of learning to support our PSHE work. This term our theme is ‘Being Me in My World’. Each week we will explore a different aspect of this theme. 

 

PE

We will be developing our fine and gross motor skills through play inside and outside

On Wednesdays we are lucky to have the Robins Foundation leading one of their PE sessions this term which will have more of a game focus.

On Fridays our other PE session will focus on the key skills of footwork and balance as well as developing our resilience. 

Reception will also be focusing on health and self-care, learning about the importance of washing our hands, how to use the school toilets independently, and using a knife and fork to eat our school lunches. 

 

RE 

This term we will focus on the question “Does God want Christians to look after the world?”. We will explore this through stories, art and discussion. 

 

Design & Technology 

Our focus this term is structures using junk modelling. We will be exploring different ways to join materials. The focus will be on designing our models, making them and then evaluating them to see how we can improve them.

 

Music 

We will be learning to make different types of sounds with our voices such as rapping and singing. As well as singing notes of different pitches.  There will also be access to tuned and untuned instruments in the outdoor area.

 

Additional Information

Forest school: every Monday

PE: Every Wednesday and Friday 

Bookbags: In everyday. The school expectation is that you read with your child 4 times a week.