Welcome to Reception / Year 1
Term 5 & 6
The children continue to do a fantastic job of following our class rules and we are very proud of them! They have been earning lots of gem points for super focus, supporting others, being responsible and perseverance. Well done Badgers, Squirrels and Owls!
Term 5 & 6 project - Who's the Queen of the Castle?
This term the children will be learning about the past and about location. This project focuses on the History and Geography areas of the curriculum. We will look at our local area of Pill, studying features of where we live. We will also study maps of Britain and of the world to find places we know and places of interest. We will be focusing on our Queen and the Jubilee.
In maths, Reception will be exploring numbers beyond 10, writing numerals, fact families, doubling, odd and even, addition and subtraction and pattern.
Year 1 will be exploring multiplication and division, fractions, money and time.
We all have phonics every day. Reception are continuing to learn the Phase 3 sounds - vowel diagraphs (ar, er, or, oi, ou, ow, oo, oo) and are practising blending them into simple words. Year 1 will consolidate all sounds learnt and write them in words and sentences.
Children will continue with our weekly Rainbow Challenges, which support and extend their independent play and learning.
Reception parents: please remember to access your child’s Tapestry learning diary. Please feel free to add any photographs and comments. Please try to share a book with your child 4 times per week.
Year 1 parents: please remember to read 4 times per week. Check your Purple Mash log in and explore the site together.
From the Early Years and Year 1 team
These are the projects in our two year cycle.
Term 1 & 2
2020 / 2021
What animals can we find in our bible stories?
Plants and fitness
How does a plant keep fit?
Is it a pirate’s life for me?
Science, Geography, RE
Science and PE
DT, History and Geography
2021 / 2022
How is the world filled with colour?
Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?
Who’s the queen of the castle?
Art and Science focus
English and DT and Science focus
History and Geography focus
These three areas are known as the prime areas:
These prime areas are supported, strengthened and applied by four specific areas:
Year 1 Curriculum
We teach the National Curriculum through our project theme approach.