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    Year 1

    The children will work on a variety of Learning Projects and have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to many different situations.

    Each term the children have studied English following the new curriculum guidelines and the Learning Project ideas.

    In Mathematics the children have studied number and calculation, shape, space and measures, and data handling.

    Approach to Teaching Reading and Phonic Skills

    At Tudor Court Primary School our teaching of Phonics is through the Letters and Sounds scheme. The scheme helps to build children’s speech, reading and writing skills. Children are set in phase groups for a daily phonic session consisting of a four-part lesson. The lesson begins by revisiting and renewing previously taught sounds and words. The children are then taught a new sound, have time to practise it and then apply it to reading and writing.

    The Learning Projects

    SUPERHEROES

    KERPOW! Intergalactic greetings young heroes. It's time to rescue the planet from evil villains!

    Who's your favourite superhero? Spider-Man? Wonder Woman? Maybe your heroes are ordinary people who've achieved great things. Or is it those people who save lives in our emergency services that you admire most? Can we stop the dastardly plans of Professor Slime? He's dropping his villainous instructions around town. We must stop people following them, but can we make it in time?

    Is that phone box free? Please excuse me... I have to save the world!

    ZAP! WHIZZ! ZOOOOM!

    English

    Descriptive sentences; Comic strips; Narrative; Fact files; Labels and captions

    PE

    Superhero action movements.

    Art & Design

    Drawing and modelling superheroes

    Computing

    Downloading photographs & images.

    D&T

    Superfoods; Mask-making

    History

    Historical heroes/heroines

    Music

    Creating digital superhero sounds

    PSHE

    Recognising good and bad choices; Keeping safe.

    Science

    Human body-parts and senses; Eating healthily.

    BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY

    Put on your best outfit because you're invited to have tea with the Queen. Use your best manners and comb your hair, as one will not be amused if you don't!

    What do you know about England's capital city? Let's find out all about London, including its history, transport and famous landmarks. Step back in time and discover what happened in the Great Fire of London. Where did it start? How did it end?

    Hang on, there's someone new in town! Plan a tour for Marley the Meerkat (he's come all the way from Zambia, you know) making sure he takes in all the sights and sounds of London before he finally meets his family at London Zoo.

    Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city? Hop in a black cab and... enjoy the ride!

    English

    Recounts, labels and captions; Adventure narrative; instructions

    Geography

    Countries and capital cities of the UK; Using locational language; Using maps

    Computing

    Searching the web; Digital images; Algorithms; Logical reasoning; Creating and debugging programs

    D&T

    Exploring mechanisms; Construction moving models; Understanding where food comes from

    History

    The great fire of London

    Music

    Traditional songs and nursery rhymes

    PSHE

    Active citizens

    Science

    Everyday materials

    MOON ZOOM

    CRASH! What's that in the playground? Let's go outside and take a look. Stand back everyone-it looks like a UFO has crash-landed!

    Find out who might have landed by exploring the craft and investigating scattered scientific specimens. Create a 'Welcome to Earth' box for an alien explorer. What can you put in it to help explain what life is like on our planet?

    Would you like to be an astronaut? You'll need a pretty sturdy spacecraft if you do. Start of small by making an air-propelled rocket... WHOOSH! How far can you make it travel?

    Then, an alien is found... can you help get him home? It's got the experts in a right kerfuffle. Professor Pong doesn't know what to do!

    Are you ready for take-off Year 1? Hold tight... 5-4-3-2-1... LIFT OFF!

    English

    Posters; Character profiles; Adverts

    D&T

    Space themed vehicles; evaluating toys

    Art & Design

    The Solar System

    Computing

    Using drawing software

    Geography

    Satellite images

    History

    Significant people

    Music

    Space sounds

    PSHE

    Aspirations and goal setting

    Science

    Properties of materials

    DINOSAUR PLANET

    Stomp, crash, RRRAGH! Watch out everyone-the dinosaurs are on the prowl!

    They're rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth...

    Let's explore the Dinosaur Planet! Imagine you're a palaeontologist (that's a scientist who studies bones and fossils). Dig deep and discover dazzling dinosaur facts. Which is your favourite dinosaur? The Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Brachiosaurus or the Micropachycephalosaurus? Doyouthinkhesawus? Yes he did... RUN!

    English

    Fact files; Poetry; Reports; Narrative

    History

    Events beyond living memory

    Art & Design

    Large and small-scale modelling

    Computing

    Programming

    D&T

    Designing and making

    Geography

    Locating continents and oceans

    Science

    Plants and animal

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