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Blenhein Primary School

 

Welcome to Year 1!

Below you'll find information on the curriculum for this term.   

 

Your child will have 2 PE sessions a week. One with their class teacher and another with our PE specialist. Please check your child’s PE day and ensure they are dressed in appropriate PE uniform on these days (jogging bottoms/leggings/white t-shirt, jumper and trainers)

1A: Tuesday and Wednesday
1H: Tuesday and Wednesday 
1L: Wednesday and Thursday

 Autumn Curriculum

 

Reading

 

Here is the information from Phonics workshop which took place in November 2022. You can also access the presentation in your child's Google Classroom.

 

 

In phonics children will continue to learn sounds, following the RWI programme. They will use these sounds to read books appropriate to their reading level. 

In addition to daily phonics lessons we shall also be sharing a class story with the children every day. It is really important that children become familiar with quality texts as this supports their comprehension and language development.

Each Friday, children will bring home a phonics book and a book from the class library for you to share at home. You can also use the Reading Eggs programme to support your children’s learning. Please record any reading you do with your child in their R@homebook. 

In addition to daily phonics lessons we shall also be sharing a class story with the children every day. It is really important that children become familiar with quality texts as this supports their comprehension and language development.

Writing

 

In English, we will be reading lots of high quality texts to engage children and spark their imagination. We will use these books as a stimulus for writing, drama and artwork, with a strong focus on developing language. This term, we will be using exciting stories such as The Gruffalo and Stickman to hook children in before writing a creative piece. 

Children will continue to learn how to write sentences and develop skills including:

  • Using the sounds they have learned in phonics to write words.
  • Learning to build sentences through orally rehearsing out loud before they write.
  • Using a capital letter, finger spaces and full stops

 

Maths

Our maths learning will focus on:

  • Positions
  • Numbers to 20

 

re

Children will be exploring the big question ‘What does it mean to belong?’ throughout all their RE lessons this year. This term our RE unit is all about Sikhism. Children will be learning about what Sikhism and will have the opportunity to visit a Gurdwara. 

 

History

 

During our topic ‘Life 100 years ago’, children will be learning to:

  • To understand the concept of the past and recount changes and events in their own lives.
  • To ask and answer historical questions using different sources of information e.g. talking to people, analysing pictures and objects.
  • To recognise that there are reasons why people in the past acted in the way they did.

 

Art

Though our unit 'Collage' we will be learning:

  • To select, sort, cut, tear and combine various man-made and natural materials.
  • .To develop skills of overlapping and layering.
  • To develop awareness of contrast, texture and colour.

  

JIGSAW

Our whole school theme this half term is ‘Dreams & Goals’,  where children will be learning about setting goals and overcoming challenges and obstacles.

 You can visit our subject pages to find out more about how we learn across the curriculum at Sheringham, including our specialist programmes for music, poetry and PE.