THIS HALF TERM OUR LEARNING CHALLENGE IS...
Where do, and did, the wheels on the bus go?
Inspirational text – The Naughty Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke
During this topic we will explore different aspects:
- Where do we live and what’s so special about it?
- How far have you travelled around the United Kingdom?
- How many different ways could you travel around our country?
- How have cars, buses, trains and bicycles changed since your grandparents were little?
- Can you design and make a vehicle that moves?
National Curriculum Coverage
Knowledge, Skills & Understanding
Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries
- Can they say what they like about their locality?
- Can they sort things they like and don’t like?
- Can they answer some questions using different resources, such as books, the internet and atlases?
- Can they think of a few good questions to ask about <a locality>?
- Can they tell someone their address?
- Can they describe a locality using words and pictures?
- Can they name key features associated with a town or village, eg, church, farm, shop, house?
- Can they identify the four countries making up the United Kingdom?
- Can they name some of the main towns and cities in the United Kingdom?
- Can they name key features associated with a town or village, eg, factory, detached house, semi-detached house, terrace house?
- Can they name a few towns in the south and north of the UK?
Begin to develop an awareness of the past and the ways it is similar and different to the present
- Can they put up to three objects in chronological order (recent history)?
- Can they use words and phrases like: old, new and a long time ago?
- Can they tell me about things that happened when they were little?
- Can they recognise that a story that is read to them happened a long time ago?
- Do they know that some objects belonged to the past?
- Can they ask and answer questions about old and new objects?
- Can they spot old and new things in a picture?
- Can they answer questions using an artefact/ photograph provided?
- Can they give a plausible explanation about what an object was used for in the past?
- Can they begin to identify the main differences between old and new objects?
- Can they answer questions using a range of artefacts/ photographs provided?
Science - Investigating materials and their properties
Which materials should the Three Pigs have used to build their houses?
- Can they perform a simple test?
- Can they tell other people about what they have done?
- Can they identify and classify things they observe?
- Can they think of some questions to ask?
- Can they answer some scientific questions?
- Can they give a simple reason for their answers?
- Can they explain what they have found out?
- Can they show their work using pictures, labels and captions?
- Can they record their finding using standard units?
- Can they put some information in a chart or table?
- Can they describe materials using their senses?
- Can they describe materials using their senses, using specific scientific words?
- Can they explain what material objects are made from?
- Can they explain why a material might be useful for a specific job?
- Can they name some different materials?
- Can they sort materials into groups by a given criteria?
- Can they give a simple reason for their answers?
- Can they talk about similarities and differences?
- Can they explain what they have found out using scientific vocabulary?
- Can they use ICT to show their working?
- Can they make accurate measurements?
- Can they describe things that are similar and different between materials?
- Can they explain what happens to certain materials when they are heated, eg, bread, ice, chocolate?
- Can they explain what happens to certain materials when they are cooled, eg, jelly, heated chocolate?
- Can they tell which materials are changed by bending, twisting and stretching?
Year 1 Reading Expectations
Can I match all 40+ graphemes to their phonemes?
Can I blend sounds in unfamiliar words?
Can I divide words into syllables?
Can I read common exception words?
Can I read words with contractions and understand that the apostrophe represents the missing letters?
Can I read phonetically decodable words?
Can I read words that end with ‘s, -ing, -ed, -est?
Can I read words of more than one syllable that contain taught GPCs?
Can I re-read a text to develop my fluency and confidence?
Can I say what I like and do not like about a text?
Can I link what I have heard or read to my own experiences?
Can I retell key stories orally using narrative language?
Can I talk about the main characters within a well known story?
Can I learn poems and rhymes by heart?
Can I use what I already know to understand texts?
Can I check that my reading makes sense and go back and correct when it doesn’t?
Can I draw inferences from the text and/or the illustrations?
Can I use the title and events in a text to make a prediction?
Can I explain what a text is about?
Can I discuss new word meanings and link these to words that I already know?
Year 1 English Expectations
Can I identify known phonemes in unfamiliar words?
Can I use syllables to divide words when spelling?
Can I begin to use my knowledge of phonics to spell words accurately e.g. monkey, feet?
Can I use the spelling rule for adding ‘s’ or ‘es’ to words?
Can I use the prefix ‘un’ to change the meaning of a word?
Can I add the suffixes –ing, -ed, -er and –est to regular words e.g. jumping, helper?
Can I name all the letters of the alphabet in order?
Can I use letter names to give alternative ways to make a sound?
Can I spell common exception words and days of the week?
Can I combine words to make a sentence?
Can I join two sentences using ‘and’?
Can I separate words using finger spaces?
Can I begin to use capital letters to start a sentence?
Can I begin to use a full stop to end a sentence?
Can I begin to use a question mark?
Can I begin to use an exclamation mark?
Can I use capital letters for names of people, places, days of the week and the pronoun I?
Can I sit correctly at a table, holding a pencil comfortably and correctly?
Can I form lower case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place?
Can I form capital letters and digits 0-9?
Composition and Text Structure
Can I compose a sentence orally before writing it?
Can I sequence sentences in chronological order to recount an event or experiences?
Can I sequence sentences to form a narrative?
Can I re-read what I have written to check that it makes sense?
Year 1 Maths Expectations
Can I count to, and across 100, forwards and backwards, from any given number?
Can I read and write numerals to 100?
Can I count in 2s, 5s and 10s?
Can I write all numbers in words to 20?
Can I say the number that is one more or one less than a given number?
Can I use number bonds and related subtraction facts to 20?
Can I use pictorial representations and arrays, with support?
Can I add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20, including zero?
Can I use the signs + - =?
Can I solve a missing number problem e.g. 7 = ? - 9
Can I solve a one-step problem using addition and subtraction?
Can I recognise, find and name a half of an object, shape or quantity?
Can I recognise, find and name a quarter of an object, shape or quantity?
Can I solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division?
Measurement and Geometry
Can I recognise all coins and notes?
Can I recognise and name the 2D shapes: circle, triangle, square and rectangle?
Can I recognise and name the 3D shapes: cube, cuboid, pyramid & sphere?
Can I name use language linked to the days of the week, weeks, months and years?
Can I sequence events in chronological order using key words such as before, after, next etc?
Can I tell the time to o’clock and half past the hour?
Can I draw the hands on a clock face to show a given time?
Can I measure and record measurements of length/ height, weight/ mass and capacity?
Can I begin to solve problems for length/ height, weight/ mass, time and capacity?
Can I describe position, direction and movement including whole, half, quarter and three quarter turns?
Please see the information on our year group page about Learning at Home.
In Year 1 we suggest the Homework framework for each week is:
- Reading to and listening to your children read (10 minutes or more each day). This includes ensuring that your child reads and listens to wide range of text types.
- Rapid Recall Maths practice (2 x 10 minutes a week).
- Spellings and Handwriting (cursive) (2 x 10 minutes each week).