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Our Lady of the Visitation

Catholic Primary School

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    Autumn 1

     

    Wow what an amazing start to the year we have all had. We have welcomed our new friend to our class and we have started to settle in to life as year 1 children. Mrs Verity is impressed with the way we have adapted to life in year 1, we are all trying our hardest to sit at our tables when we are doing our work and we are all trying to put our hands up to answer a question (we like to remember our manners of course).

     

      

     

    Religious Education

     

    To start our half term, we will be learning all about our own families and God’s family (please can you send in a picture of your child with their family for our display).

     

    In our next topic – belonging - we will be learning all about what it means to belong to the church community. Throughout this topic we will start to look at the sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

     

    English

     

    This half term we are looking at lots of different stories. We are looking at the structure of a story and we are starting to think about the stories we want to write at the end of our half term. 

     

    These are some of the stories we will learn about over the next few weeks:

     

    Five Minutes

    Where’s my Teddy?

    Farmer Duck

    I had a little Nut Tree

    The Owl and the Pussycat

     

      

     

    Phonics

     

    This half term, we have revised lots of our learning from Reception, we are all really confident with Phase 2 phonics, but some of us need a little bit more time to become confident with Phase 3. The majority of us have started to look at the sounds in Phase 5.

     

    Maths

     

    Throughout this half term we are learning all about Numerical Reasoning, this means we will be learning lots about place value through exploring, clarifying and applying everything we have learnt when we use the resources in our practical lessons to strengthen our understanding or number. 

     

      

     

    Topic

     

    We are really enjoying learning all about the Victorians, we are comparing our lives in the modern day to their lives of the children who lived in the Victorian times (we much prefer our modern day lives; the teachers are a lot friendlier). We are learning about how poor Victorian children had to go to work and only the rich Victorian children got to go to schools. We are comparing our school to their school and we are moving on to learn about the home life and families of Victorian children.

    Autumn 2

    RE

    This term we will be learning about Judaism, we will be learning about the special days that Jewish people celebrate, discussing the different foods they eat and key symbols relating to their faith.

    We will be moving on to our topic of Loving, where we will start to prepare for Christmas and understand that Advent is a special time of waiting and preparation.

    English

    This term we will be learning all about punctuation and grammar; when to use full stops, capital letters and question marks. Then we will be moving on to learn all about factual report writing, this will be linked to our topic of Victorian toys.

    Mathematics

    We are very excited to be moving on to learn all about fractions this term, we will be focusing mainly on halves of shapes and numbers. Next we will be challenging ourselves by learning how to count in groups of 10 and we will be adding and subtracting 10 from a given number.

    Topic

    Our topic this term is Victorian Toys, we will be looking at how toys have changed since Victorian times and we will be designing and making our own Victorian spinning tops. We enjoyed our Victorian Toys workshop .

    Spring 1

    RE

    This term we will be starting our Topic of special people. We will be learning about the people in our personal lives who are special to us, those in our community and those in our church. We will also be discussing why these people are special to us.

    We will be moving on to learn all about Meals. We will discuss important meals we share with our family and friends and will learn about special times where we celebrate with our church family. We will also learn about the importance of the Eucharist.

    English

    This term we are going to be learning all about instructions. We will be learning about imperative verbs and how we use them to give an instruction. We will also learn about the structure of a recipe.

     

    Maths

    This term we are going to start to learn about instructional and positional language. We will also be programming Bee Bots to follow our directions.

    Later we will be moving on to learn all about repeated patterns, 2D and 3D shapes.

    Topic

    Our topic this term is ‘Our Local Community’. We will e exploring our local community of Greenford, discussing the different features that make up a community and learning about how we can use a map to find our way around. We will also be designing our own perfect community.

    Spring 2

    RE

    This half term we will start our new topic on Change. Throughout this topic we will learn about how we change as we grow, both physically and spiritually. We will also learn about the Easter story, including the death and resurrection of Jesus.

    English

    This term we are going to be learning all about report writing. We will be learning about the features of a report and will be making an information booklet about an orchid.

    Next we will begin to learn all about letter writing. We will learn about the structure of a letter and will begin to focus on using formal language. We will also revisit using time adverbials to order our writing.

    Maths

    We are continuing to learn about 2d and 3D shapes this half term. We will focus on measurement and capacity in greater depth. At the end of the half term we will start to learn all about doubles and multiplication. We will also be focusing on 2s, 5s and 10s.

    Topic

    We are now moving on to learn all about plants. We will be planting seeds and discussing what they need to help them grow. We are very excited about our school trip to the Bunny Park, where we are going to learn lots more about the interesting plants they have there.

    Summer 1

    RE

    This half term we are going to start our topic of Holidays and Holy Days. We will be learning about the special times in the year when we celebrate and will be focusing on the story of Pentecost.

    Later on we will spend a week learning about Islam. We will learn lots about Muslim traditions and beliefs.

    English

    In Literacy for the first part of this half term, we will be moving on to fairytale writing. We are going to be learning how to use adjectives to describe a character and the setting of our story. In  the second half of this term we are going to learn about poetry. We will be focusing on poems that rhyme and will be learning how to make our own rhyming couplets.

     

    Maths

    This term we are continuing to learn about multiplication through arrays (repeated addition for multiplication). Then we will be moving on to division and learning how to share groups equally. 

     

    Topic

    We are very excited to be finding out all about our new topic in which we will be learning about Queen Elizabeth II and the Royals. We will learn all about her  family, her homes and the  countries she reigns over.  To start this Topic off we are going to visit one of the Queens homes - Windsor Castle, where a special wedding is being this year. Later on this half term, we will design and make a room that we would have in our dream house (all donations of boxes and materials will be greatly appreciated).