Year 1

This week:

Maths:
WALT: Subtract by regrouping the ten
WALT: Solve problems using subtraction        

English: 
WALT: Sequence a story
WALT: Use adjectives in sentences
WALT: Use adjectives when writing in the first person
WALT: To write up, edit and publish a diary entry.                  

 

The National Curriculum 2014 came in to schools this September and at DVIS the Year One and Two objectives have been linked to the topics and have been mapped out to ensure coverage across Key Stage One. Please click on the link below to see the objectives.

pdflogoCurriculum Map for Year One & Two

pdflogoYear 1 Curriculum Evening Presentation

Autumn 1 – Our Local Area

This half term we will journeying to different real and fantasy places, and will be focusing on using geographical words to describe what places are like, and how they are similar or different. The children will be exploring Dulwich through time and will learn how to explore, create and follow maps and plans. We will be learning to recognise how the local environment has changed and how we can improve and sustain our local area.

School Trip: Walk around Dulwich

Topic: Our focus this half term is History, Geography and Science

To support learning we can recommend the following website:
www.iboard.co.uk/activities/subject/geography

Autumn 2 – Houses and Homes

We will be looking at homes from the past and present as well as from around the world. We will be comparing household objects from the past with those used today. We will also be using different tools, materials and techniques to make our own shoebox room.

Science:  This term our focus is Investigating Materials.

Topic: Our focus this half term is Design Technology, Geography and History.

School Trip: The Geffrye Museum - 25th (2 classes) & 26th November

To support learning we can recommend the following websites:
www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/kidszone
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips

Spring 1 – Toys

This half term we are focusing on the design and construction of various toys, including how they move and different types of mechanisms. We also have an historic side to “Toys” and will be comparing our toys with those with which our Grandparents played, and some that are even older than that! The children will be writing letters to their grandparents which we hope you will be able to post for us.

Science: This term our learning is about Pushes and Pulls.

Topic: Our focus this half term is Design Technology and History.

Visitor:  The Toymaker (from CREW)

To support learning we can recommend the following websites:
www.museumeducation.bedford.gov.uk
www.museumofchildhood.org.uk

Spring 2 – Superheroes

We will be creating our own superhero identities, complete with superpowers, mask and cape. We will be looking at the properties and uses of different materials, and using this knowledge to design and make costumes for our superheroes.
 
Topic: Our focus this half term is Art and Design Technology

Science: This term our learning is about Grouping Materials, and Humans and Other Animals

Year 1 Class Assemblies

Summer 1 – Ready, Steady Grow!

In the first half of Summer Term our topic has a science theme and we will be planting vegetables and flowers in our own school grounds, watching them grow and tasting some before the year is out!
 
To support learning we can recommend the following websites:
www.kew.org/learn/kids

Science: This term our focus is Growing Plants.

Topic: Our focus this half term is Art.

School Trip:Chelsea Physic Gardens - 25th, 26th & 27th April

Summer 2 – The Seaside

This topic is the highlight of the year! We will be learning about the physical features of the seaside, seaside animals and plant life, and seaside holidays in the past. The children will also be creating seascapes using shoeboxes. Other themes this half-term are poetry and adventure stories: learning and performing ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’, and composing our own rhyming nonsense poems. We will also be taking our Seaside topic and becoming pirates this term! As well as going on a pirate adventure, we will be writing diaries, posters, instructions and our own pirate adventure story!

Topic: Our focus this half term is Geography, History and Art.

To support learning we can recommend the following Website & Videos:
www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1history.html