Y1 Curriculum Information
Summer Term 2022
At OLM we use the Maths No Problem scheme. This scheme focuses on mastery of different mathematical concepts
During the Summer term we will be learning about:
Numbers to 40
In this chapter, pupils will be exploring numbers to 40 in a variety of ways.
Addition and subtraction word problems
This chapter provides a context for concepts previously taught in counting, addition and subtraction. It provides the foundations for the visual and proportional representation required for using bar modelling as the primary strategy for solving word problems.
This is the first chapter on multiplication. Pupils will learn the foundations of equal groupings, repeated addition, arrays and doubling. By the end of the chapter, pupils will be able to apply that knowledge to solve word problems.
This is the first chapter on division. It is a short chapter with two main foci. Pupils will learn about taking a limited number of items and placing a predetermined number into groups to determine how many groups there will be. After this, pupils will be be given a number of items, but will need to figure out how many will go into each group by sharing equally
In this chapter on fractions, pupils will be learning about making halves and quarters before moving on to making the connection between fractions and division in the last lesson.
Numbers to 100
This is the final chapter on counting in Year 1. It will reinforce some concepts previously taught in addition to increasing the complexity of number comparisons and number patterns. Pupils will begin by counting in tens and ones, followed by using number bonds to partition numbers. After this, pupils will be expected to compare numbers to 100 and find number patterns looking at 100-charts.
In Year 1, we use Rocket Phonics. Children start this scheme in Early Years Foundation Stage and then progress on to more complex phonemes and graphemes. The children have their own workbooks, which they fill in each day.
Children read twice a week in school, during small guided reading sessions. We use the corresponding high quality Rocket Phonics reading books. Children also take home two Rocket Phonics reading books a week.
It is really important that children are exposed to a variety of books and to support this we read aloud daily to the children in class. Please could parents support their child by reading aloud to them each day at home so they are exposed to a rich vocabulary of language.
Spellings are set once a week on the Spelling Shed website.
At OLM we use the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) Power of Reading scheme to teach English.
This term we will be using the texts 'Poems to perform' 'Moth' and 'The Diary of a Killer cat'
We follow the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work. Each topic usually lasts for four weeks. We begin each topic by exploring what each topic means to us before moving on to how it relates to religion. During the year we also learn about other faiths. At OLM we focus on Judaism and Islam. This is a brilliant way to teach respect for our community as a whole, regardless of cultures and beliefs.
The topics we will be covering in the Summer term are;
Topic 7- Holidays and Holydays
Topic 8- Being Sorry
Topic 9- Neighbours
September- We are Called to Live as Family and Community
October- Rights and Responsibilities
November- Promotion of Peace
December- No CST- focus on Advent
February- An Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
March- The Dignity of the Human Person
April- No CST- focus on Lent
May- The Dignity and Rights of Workers
June- We are Called to Stewardship
Our topic is Seasonal change. We will be revisiting the work we did earlier in the year on the four seasons. We will explore how the seasons have changed throughout the duration of the year and the weather associated with each one. We will look closely at how the day length varies.
Our topic is Our school and local area. This will involve exploring physical and human features of our local area involving field work and map work.
Please do not put your child in trainers with laces if they are unable to tie their laces themselves.
PE topics to be covered this term include Maypole dancing, cricket and athletics.
The Cat in the Hat- Dr Seuss
The Tiger Who Came to Tea- Judith Kerr
Hairy Maclary- Lynley Dodd
The Large Family Collection- Jill Murphy
Charlie and Lola- Lauren Child
The Smartest Giant in Town- Julia Donaldson
The Gruffalo’s Child- Julia Donaldson
The Gigantic Turnip- Aleksei Tolstoy
The Whisperer- Nick Butterworth
Mrs Armitage on Wheels- Quentin Blake
The Trouble with Jack- Shirley Hughes
My Friend Bear- Jez Alborough
Avocado Baby- John Burningham
A Bear Called Paddington- Michael Bond
Funnybones- Allan Ahlberg
The Jolly Postman- Allan Ahlberg
Mister Magnolia- Quentin Blake
Katie Morag Series- Mairi Hedderwick
Frog and Toad are Friends- Arnold Lobel
The Princess and the Pea- Minnie Grey
Amazing Grace- Mary Hoffman
Don’t Forget the Bacon- Pat Hutchins
Emperor of Absurdia- Chris Riddell
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs- Jon Scieszka