Once upon a time… In English we will be discussing fairy tales and traditional stories which take place in the woods, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Reading: Develop pleasure in reading a range of poems, stories, and non-fiction beyond what they can read independently. Understand books they can read and listen to. Talk about what is read to them, taking turns and listening to what others say. Writing: Write sentences- think it, say it, write it, check it. Talk about what they have written. Read aloud their writing to peers and teachers. Learn how to use correct punctuation- full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks and question marks. Leave spaces between words. I’ll huff, and I’ll puff… Our investigations in science will involve materials such as wood, plastics, glass, metal, water and rock. We will consider which materials are the best for our fairy tale friends to use in different situations. Are they bendy? Are they shiny or dull? Are they magnetic? Are they waterproof? Which will keep our characters safe in their homes? Into the woods Year One Autumn Term Mathematics Out of this wood do not desire to go! As a class we will be reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which is set in the woods. From here we will investigate the local woods around us in geography fieldwork and observe the changes of the seasons into autumn. In our History lessons we will think about William Shakespeare. When was Shakespeare alive and what was it like? Who was the Queen then? We will make comparisons between Queens Elizabeth I and II. Art and Design Inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, we will create beautiful dreamcatchers and talk about the purpose of these. Religious Education/PSHE Who were some of the friends of Jesus? How did he meet them and how did he affect their lives? Do we know what it means to be a good friend? Count to 100, forwards and backwards, in ones beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number. Find missing numbers on a number line. Read and write numbers 1 to 20 in numerals and words. Identify one more/less than a given number. To identify odd and even numbers. Addition and subtraction to 20. To add and subtract one digit and two digit numbers to 20 including zero. Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity. Halve even numbers. Shape- to recognise, name and identify properties of common 3D shapes (cube cuboid, pyramid, sphere). Money- Recognise coins from 1p to £1. Learn to make up to 20p usng different coins. Measure, record and begin to compare mass/weight using non standard units (heavy, light, heavier than, lighter than). Time- Use language of days of the week and months of the year. Tell the time to the hour and half past. Physical Education Which different ways can we travel? Can we work with a partner to create shapes with our bodies? Can we make a gymnastic sequence? ICT We will be looking at algorithms and updating our school website. WOW! Factor We will be having an in-school Shakespeare experience based on a Midsummer Night’s Dream. We will also be visiting the cinema!