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Paddock Wood Primary School

Paddock Wood Primary Academy

An academy of excellence and enjoyment at the heart of its community

    Year 1 Studies

    For Key Stage 1 Curriculum Framework please click here.

    Term 1 - September 2019

    Our first topic of the year is ‘My World’. The children will learn all about their bodies and how people change as they grow up. We will also have a week when we focus on their senses. They will be drawing their own portraits and experiment with mixing colours. We will think about the weather, the changing seasons and how we can eat healthily.

    In maths we will be

    ·        counting objects accurately forwards and backwards to at least 20

    ·        finding 1 more/less to at least 20

    ·        ordering numbers

    ·        partitioning numbers to 10

    ·        learning to count on using a number line

    ·        naming and describing 2D shapes

    ·        recognising coins and using smaller coins (1p, 2p, 5p, 10p) to make different amounts

    ·        measuring  

    ·        subtracting by counting back.

    ·        developing their reasoning skills

    Please support your child at home in learning their Big Maths calculations (see homework) and practise every day if you can. Children should be starting to recall addition facts to 10.

    In English we will learn a poem called ‘I am me’ and will create new versions of it. Also we will working on rhyme and creating rhyming strings. Next we will be learning the story of The Enormous Turnip which will form the basis of our English work for the remainder of the term. The children will make up actions to go with the story and draw their own story maps to help them remember and retell the story, so that they can eventually rewrite and innovate the story by themselves (so Humpty Dumpty might come along to help!).

    The children will have special lined handwriting books both for handwriting practice and for some writing tasks. We hope that this will rapidly improve handwriting. Teaching of cursive letters will be consolidated along with handwriting patterns. We will start to focus on common exception words which your child needs to spell by the end of the year (see homework sheet). They will learn about adding -s or -es to plurals and also adding –ing and -ed to verbs.

    As part of our languages week we will be finding out about Germany and will be learning some German words.

    Please click here for information regarding Homework in Year 1

    Thank you

    Year One Team