"Look up at the stars not down at your feet." Stephen Hawking (English physicist, cosmologist and author)
Welcome to Year 1
In the first term, we will be welcoming children back to school, getting used to school rules and routines again, and taking time to focus on their wellbeing and building friendships, as well as allowing time to reconnect and talk about recent experiences.
Every week will feature timetabled sessions for physical or mental activities, calmness and positive, collaborative thinking
When ready, we will begin our History and English led topic of Castles and Dragons, using Marmaduke the Very Different Dragon by Rachel Valentine, as our main story text. The children will be exploring the story and characters in a variety of ways and writing parts of the story. We will be revisiting and securing numbers to 10 in Maths; observing the changes of seasons, in Science; and enjoying the wonderful outdoors in our Forest School time.
Our Big Idea this term is Fairness.
We will be asking broad questions such as:
- What does fairness mean to you?
- What is it to be fair?
- How can we show fairness?
- Is it fair to treat all people the same?
Inspirational Role Models, Collabators or Thinkers we will be looking at are:
- Queen Elizabeth II
- William and Kate (Windsor)
- Nelson Mandela
Year 1 Curriculum Letters:
Year 1 Learning Organisers:
How can I support my child?
Online phonic comics to read http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html