1JO - Dragonflies Class
Our PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Children should come to school in their PE kits with no jewellery on please.
Autumn Term Learning 2022
Autumn 1 - 'Where We Live' Key Questions:
Who lives with me at home?
What is it like in Leicester?
Is everywhere like Leicester?
Colour Monster, Ruby’s Worry, Who Are You – Smriti Halls, So Much - Trish Cooke, A Squash and a Squeeze - Julia Donaldson, The Three Little Pigs, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, Katie Morag Delivers the Mail - Mhairi Hedderwick.
In English we are learning to use our phonics sounds to spell short words and start writing sentences.
In Maths, we are using numbers 0 to 10 and representing them in different ways. We are comparing bigger/smaller or more/less. We are putting numbers in the right order.
In Science we are exploring different kinds of materials and sorting out objects according to what they are made of. We are studying the changes that happen during autumn and learning about the parts of a tree.
In PE we are practising our fundamental movement skills such as skipping, galloping, side-stepping, hopping and balancing.
Autumn 2 - 'Whatever the Weather' Key Questions:
What different kinds of weather are there?
How does the weather change in Autumn?
What are the 4 countries of the UK? What might the weather be like there?
Jasper’s Beanstalk - Nick Butterworth, The Girl Who Loved Wellies - Zehra Hicks, The Wind Blew - Pat Hutchins, After the Storm - Nick Butterworth
In English we are beginning to compose our own sentences and write short narratives.
In Maths, we are beginning to add and subtract numbers 0 to 10 e.g. 7 + 2 = 9 10 - 4 = 6
In Science we are identifying and naming deciduous and evergreen trees. We are learning about the main parts of a flowering plant. We are carrying out simple tests.
In PE we are practising our fundamental movement skills such as jumping in different ways and seated balances.
Spring Term Learning 2022
Spring 1 – ‘People Who Help Us?’ Key Questions:
Who helps me at home?
Who helps me at school?
What jobs do people do to help us?
Who has helped people in the past?
Mog and the V.E.T. – Judith Kerr, The Storm Whale – Benji Davies, The Smartest Giant in Town - Julia Donaldson, ‘What would we do without Mrs Mac?’ – Gus Clarke.
In English we are learning to use our phonics sounds to spell short words and start writing sentences. We are also learning to use conjunctions like: ‘and’, ‘because’, ‘when’ and ‘so’ to extend sentences. We are beginning to re-tell stories by creating a story plan to help us.
In maths, we are progressing to recognising and using numbers from 1-20.
We are beginning to ‘partition’ ‘teen’ numbers into tens and ones.
We are ordering numbers from smallest to largest.
We are also using number tracks and number lines to help us add and subtract numbers.
We are learning what it is to ‘double’ numbers, up to double 10, and to learn these doubles.
In history, we will be learning about individuals from the past, such as Grace Darling and Florence Nightingale. We will be learning about what they did and how their actions may have changed the way we live today.
In design and technology, we are learning to create stable structures out of paper and cardboard. We will research different products, design products to a brief, learn to use skills in order to cut, fix and strengthen materials. We will also be manufacturing our own designs, choosing appropriate materials and tools to use.
In science, we are identifying the parts of the human body and how we use these body parts to help us use our 5 senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch/feel.
In computing, we are learning to login to the school chromebooks. We are learning to create digital art using paint programs/apps by using shape, brush and text tools, as well as choosing colours from a palette.
In RE, we are learning about special places. We are identifying places that are special to us and to other religious groups.
In PE, we are practising our fundamental movement skills such as skipping, galloping, side-stepping, hopping and balancing. We are also beginning our dance curriculum.