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Year 1 Learning Wall

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Year 1 Curriculum Overview


Year 1 Maths Overview


Year 1 PSHE Overview


Our Cursive Alphabet


End of Year Expectations


Topic Challenges

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Our Topic Challenge is 'North, east, south, west which direction do I love the best?'. 

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We will be learning all about our amazing locality through a series of geographical fieldwork opportunities alongside exploring maps, compass points and answering questions about how Kearsley has developed and what makes it such a special area to live in before we take our knowledge further and exploring the world beyond our locality . We'll also include aspects of change within living memory using our locality as a focus. This topic challenge has lots of opportunities to foster our love of reading with fabulous writing opportunities and links to maths. Our computing skills from last term with be further developed as we analyse the data we collect about Kearsley and present it using handling data packages. I can't wait for the children to learn more about the world (and community) that they live in.

This term we will continue to further explore our world faith - Judaism, whilst in PSHE we will be looking at the unit of 'Being my best' which is being further enhanced by our virtual workshop. Mr Rostrum (our expert coach) will also continue to help us to be our best in athletics.






Our Chosen Reading Scheme


Over the years, Oxford Reading Tree has taught millions of children to read... and to love to read. Rooted in reading for pleasure and with systematic phonics at its heart, its well-loved characters, breadth and unrivalled support give children everything they need to become confident readers. There are over 800 books which provide a rich and varied choice of writing styles, genres and artwork styles at every level.



Our book of the term...

This is a great book tp share with the children at this point in Year 1 as we begin to look forward into our transition into Year 2. The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-year-olds, edited by Wendy Cooling is essential reading for all six-year-olds!
The book is anthology of brilliant stories from some of our best-loved authors, including Geraldine McCaughrean, Philippa Pearce and Penelope Lively.

With a Martian in a supermarket, a monkey in trouble, and a magic pearl tree, there's something for everyone to discover in this special collection.

Perfect for six-year-olds to share or read alone.









Our Chosen Phonics Scheme


PhonicsPlay is a highly-organised, systematic and yet flexible synthetic phonics programme especially designed for all ages and needs and suitable for anyone who wants to learn to read and spell. 




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