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Year 1 - Blwyddyn 1

Summer Term in Year 1

Tymor yr Haf ym Mlwyddyn 1

Our topic is

All our yesterdays

We will be...

  • learning how houses have changed over the last one hundred years
  • learning about even older homes and houses
  • taking part in a 1920s wash day
  • finding out why the Welsh word for toilet - 'tŷ bach' - means 'little house'
  • looking at historical artefacts
  • using evidence to identify what some historical objects were used for
  • developing our role play area: Greenway Museum
  • learning about why people move to other countries to live
  • writing about our earliest memories
  • finding out about food decomposition and preservation
  • learning about Victorian schools in Wales and the Welsh Not
  • working out the meanings in some of Aesop's fables
  • challenging age stereotypes 
  • studying Laura Ashley and making some new designs
  • looking at methods of transport in days gone by
  • asking an old people questions about the past
  • sorting items into past, present and future in various mathematical ways, including Venn diagrams and Carroll diagrams

...and lots of other things!

    

 

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Ongoing:

  • focus texts: Rachel's washday, Changes at home, From me to you, I came to Britain from Jamaica, All kinds of toys, Mrs Wishy-Washy, Aesop's fables, O.M. Edwards and the Welsh Not
  • Guided Group Reading
  • spelling - words to learn given out Monday for a mini test on Friday
  • handwriting
  • Big Writing: learning to write for a variety of purposes and in different formats
  • Maths: partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and units; subtraction; addition of three numbers; weight and capacity; temperature; Venn and Carroll diagrams; coins; problem solving using money; representing information in tables; reasoning; Big Maths Beat That! addition songs; CLIC tests
  • Wellbeing Wednesday
  • maintaining our outdoor area, planting out seedlings, preparing our pollinator bed, watering and weeding, locating and identifying wild flowers, helping maintain our edible garden
  • going on a trip to Barry Island (Wednesday 20 July)

 

Pupil voice:

  • old clothes
  • cave people
  • dinosaurs
  • old music
  • old TV programmes
  • castles
  • memories
  • what people used to eat
  • old toys

 

 

 

Spring Term in Year 1

Tymor y Gwanwyn ym Mlwyddyn 1

 

Our topic was

 

Planes, trains and automobiles

We were...

 

  • making a junk spaceship and writing instructions for it

  

 

   

  • reading and drawing maps
  • matching transport and destinations
  • having a visit from Cardiff Bus
  • watching a rocket go to the moon and write about it
  • making a car with moving parts, first from a kit and then using junk
  • learning about the Solar System
  • sending a postcard
  • MOTing Mr Evans's car
  • finding out which colour cars are the most popular

   

  • learning about road safety

   

  • learning about France and having a French picnic
  • visiting France through our VR goggles
  • visiting the International Space Station

  

  • finding out about the Dadaist art movement and making Dadaist art

    

  • learning what makes a fair or unfair science test
  • learning which materials are best for which jobs
  • learning what makes a balanced diet and where our food comes from
  • finding the names of countries on maps and in atlases

 

and LOTS of other things..!

  • 'dancing' with Izzy from Upbeat Music

   

  • using construction toys

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  • using the outdoors to help us revise 2D shapes and their properties

   

  • finding something beautiful on a dull January day!

   

 

 

Ongoing:

  • focus texts: I know that, To town, I live in France, Whatever next!, Push and pull, Gwyliau, On the Ning Nang Nong, Materials
  • Guided Group Reading
  • spelling
  • handwriting
  • Big Writing: learning to write for a variety of purposes and in different formats
  • Maths: counting; addition and subtraction; collection and interpretation of data on graphs; days of the week, months of the year and seasons; 3D shapes and their properties; recognising and using coins; estimating; fractions (halves and quarters); reasoning; Big Maths Beat That! addition songs; CLIC tests
  • Wellbeing Wednesday
  • maintaining our outdoor area and sowing seeds both indoors and out

 

 

Autumn Term 2021 Year 1

Tymor yr Hydref 2021 Blwyddyn 1

 

Our topic was

 

Out and about

We were...

 

  • trying to capture a Meanie!
  • picking blackberries and making sorbet

  

 

    

 

  

 

  

 

   

 

   
 

  • harvesting potatoes and making chips
  • learning how to sort rubbish for recycling and compost
  • keeping a record of how we travel to school
  • learning which materials rot and break down and which do not
  • learning the names of wild flowers and trees which grow in our grounds
  • planning a bee and butterfly bed
  • planting garlic for harvesting next year
  • harvesting onions, cabbages, Brussels sprouts, sweetcorn, raspberries, Swiss chard and kale, and making tasty things with them

  

 

    

 

   

 

  

  • sharing our produce with the community

 

  • harvesting our pumpkin and making a Halloween lantern
  • learning about road safety

  

  • looking at real maps and learning what some of the symbols mean

  

  • learning what makes a healthy, balanced diet (with occasional treats!)
  • learning about seed dispersal​​​​​​​
  • finding out about some African countries - Botswana, Tanzania and Nigeria

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  • learning about the Impressionist artist Claude Monet and painting flower gardens in his style

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  • making preparations for Christmas

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Ongoing:

  • Guided Group Reading
  • spelling
  • handwriting
  • Big Writing: learning to write for a variety of purposes and in different formats
  • Maths: counting, addition, subtraction, 2D shapes, place value, number sentences and column addition, reasoning, Big Maths Beat That! addition songs, CLIC tests

 

Focus texts:

  • Kingcup Cottage (Racey Helps)
  • Splishy-Sploshy (Joy Cowley)
  • Seeds get around
  • Playing safely
  • I know that (June Loves)
  • Gerry's story
  • This is our house (Michael Rosen)
  • Peintio drws
  • Clothes that keep us safe
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Krismasy Njema (Swahili song)

 

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