Autumn Term Curriculum Overview 2015 English Labels and Captions – The children will learn the purpose of simple classroom labels and lists, read simple classroom labels with additional pictures or symbols, and attempt to write labels, for instance in role-play area. Stories with Familiar Settings - The children will listen attentively to stories being told or read and then identify the main characters and the setting. They will also re-enact a story they have heard and include the main character and some of the main events. Black History Week – We will be reading a range of texts which celebrate African history Science Identifying and Classifying-Changing materials Pupils are taught taught to: Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials . Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties. History PE We will be learning: To be able to describe the characteristics of toys. To find out what toys our parents and grandparents played with. To find out what toys were like at different times in the past. To be able to identify toys that are old and toys that are new. To be able to describe how toys are different and how they are the same. To be able to create a toy museum. Year 1 will be developing their agility with Mr. Hignett Toys Past and Present and studying Dance with Miss Edwards. Number and Place Value We will be learning to count to and across 100 from 0, 1 and any other given number . We will be counting, reading and writing numbers to 100 in numerals. We will also be learning to read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words. We will identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of “equal to”, “more than” and “less than”. RE Year 1 will be looking at the topic of ‘Families’. This half term, we will be talking about the chilren’s experiences and feelings about the roles of people within families, saying what they wonder about the care given to people within families and asking questions about the difference between different families. The children will be learning about being part of different families such as our school family, community family and God’s family. Spanish In Spanish, we will be practicing greetings and personal Maths Maths Basic Skills Year 1 will be… questions in Spanish, as well as learning the numbers 0Practising our number bonds/pairs to 10. English Basic Skills Year 1 will be… Practising our cursive handwriting. 30. We will also be learning the Spanish words for body parts and colours. Learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. Finding different ways to make numbers up to 10, e.g. 2+2=4, 1+3=4, 1+1+1+1=4. Practicing spelling and reading our High Frequency words. Learning to answer questions about different texts we have read. DT Designing Underpants for Aliens The children will explore and say what they like and dislike about a range of underpants. They will learn to design an appealing product for someone else based on design criteria. They will also model a design using a template and a mockup. They will explore the use of textiles during the topic. SEAL/PSHE New Beginnings The whole school themes for this term are: ‘New Beginnings’, ‘Getting On and Falling Out’ and ‘Say No to Bullying’. In class, we will explore how to deal with the emotions we feel when starting a new part of our lives and thinking about how we treat each other with kindness and respect. Also, we will think about how to behave if we do not treat someone kindly.