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Year 1 - Albert Einstein Class

Year 1 Autumn Term 1 Curriculum Information

Hello! I’m really excited to start my journey at The Grove this year, not only as your class teacher, but also as the Assistant Head to help improve the school.

We have a super half term planned, so let’s find out what’s in store for you all.

 

Our class novel this year is ‘The Twits’. Mr and Mrs Twit live together in a brick house without windows. They continuously play nasty practical jokes on each other (such as worms as spaghetti, frogs in beds etc) out of hatred for one another. They also keep a family of pet monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps. Now I know what you’re thinking, those two revolting humans, that play tricks on each other – what sort of tricks will my child end up playing on me? Please do not worry, this won’t happen! They will learn how we can overcome our differences and achieve common goals by being kind to one another.

We will continue this theme in our literacy where we will be looking at the texts ‘Ruby’s Worry’, which helps us to understand that You are not alone; everyone has worries. Ignoring your feelings can increase your worries. Sharing your worries helps you manage your anxieties, instead of bottling them up.

We then move on to a Poem ‘When I am by myself’, which helps the children to understand their own uniqueness and diversity in others. As well as self-respect and seeing the positives in themselves.

 

During this half term we will be looking at several Big Questions in our curriculum.

 

Science: What super sense would you choose?

Mr Wait will be teaching Science. The children will be exploring the human body. Looking at body parts in details such as our eyes, ears, nose etc. and how our senses help us to interpret and interact the world around us.

They will also learn about Helen Keller, who was the first deaf and blind person to gain a degree. This imbeds into our curriculum and school ethos that no matter who you are, your disability, background etc., the world is your oyster, and you can achieve anything you want to if you put your mind to it.

Geography: What do I need to draw on a map?

In Geography the children will be taught by Mrs Cheeseman who will be introducing the children will be introduced to the concept of aerial perspectives.

They will look at maps, and how our view can change depending on the way we look at it. They will also understand that maps can show features such as the coast, towns, villages. Landmarks including churches etc. This will also link to our math’s curriculum as they look at positional language based on a compass and moving in different directions on a map and learning the compass points: North, East, South and West. This will be great, as the children will be able to explore our local town ‘Melton Mowbray’ and have a go at drawing their own maps based on their learning.

 

R.E: What do Christians believe God is like?

Through a story, the children will learn how God is forgiving and loving. It’s important for the children to understand different cultures/religions and what they stand for. We are all unique, but we should embrace each others differences and at The Grove we are proud of out pupils here that adopt our school ethos of being kind to one another and understanding that we are all special in our own way.

Did someone say fancy dress? Well we have Roald Dahl day coming up and Mrs Cheeseman has przies for the best fancy dress! We can’t wait to see which character you’ll come as!

 

Home learning will be sent out this term based on our Little Wandle Phonic scheme, which we are pleased to introduce to the children this year in school too.

 

Please keep your eyes peeled on Class Dojo for any messages we may share.

 

 

Looking forward to my first half term with you all. We are going to have a great time! We’ve got this Year 1!

Year 1 Autumn Term 1 Curriculum Information

Hello! I’m really excited to start my journey at The Grove this year, not only as your class teacher, but also as the Assistant Head to help improve the school.

We have a super half term planned, so let’s find out what’s in store for you all.

 

Our class novel this year is ‘The Twits’. Mr and Mrs Twit live together in a brick house without windows. They continuously play nasty practical jokes on each other (such as worms as spaghetti, frogs in beds etc) out of hatred for one another. They also keep a family of pet monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps. Now I know what you’re thinking, those two revolting humans, that play tricks on each other – what sort of tricks will my child end up playing on me? Please do not worry, this won’t happen! They will learn how we can overcome our differences and achieve common goals by being kind to one another.

We will continue this theme in our literacy where we will be looking at the texts ‘Ruby’s Worry’, which helps us to understand that You are not alone; everyone has worries. Ignoring your feelings can increase your worries. Sharing your worries helps you manage your anxieties, instead of bottling them up.

We then move on to a Poem ‘When I am by myself’, which helps the children to understand their own uniqueness and diversity in others. As well as self-respect and seeing the positives in themselves.

 

During this half term we will be looking at several Big Questions in our curriculum.

 

Science: What super sense would you choose?

Mr Wait will be teaching Science. The children will be exploring the human body. Looking at body parts in details such as our eyes, ears, nose etc. and how our senses help us to interpret and interact the world around us.

They will also learn about Helen Keller, who was the first deaf and blind person to gain a degree. This imbeds into our curriculum and school ethos that no matter who you are, your disability, background etc., the world is your oyster, and you can achieve anything you want to if you put your mind to it.

Geography: What do I need to draw on a map?

In Geography the children will be taught by Mrs Cheeseman who will be introducing the children will be introduced to the concept of aerial perspectives.

They will look at maps, and how our view can change depending on the way we look at it. They will also understand that maps can show features such as the coast, towns, villages. Landmarks including churches etc. This will also link to our math’s curriculum as they look at positional language based on a compass and moving in different directions on a map and learning the compass points: North, East, South and West. This will be great, as the children will be able to explore our local town ‘Melton Mowbray’ and have a go at drawing their own maps based on their learning.

 

R.E: What do Christians believe God is like?

Through a story, the children will learn how God is forgiving and loving. It’s important for the children to understand different cultures/religions and what they stand for. We are all unique, but we should embrace each others differences and at The Grove we are proud of out pupils here that adopt our school ethos of being kind to one another and understanding that we are all special in our own way.

Did someone say fancy dress? Well we have Roald Dahl day coming up and Mrs Cheeseman has przies for the best fancy dress! We can’t wait to see which character you’ll come as!

 

Home learning will be sent out this term based on our Little Wandle Phonic scheme, which we are pleased to introduce to the children this year in school too.

 

Please keep your eyes peeled on Class Dojo for any messages we may share.

 

Looking forward to my first half term with you all. We are going to have a great time! We’ve got this Year 1!

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