Year One: Major Oak and Sherwood Forest

In maths this half term, year one will be investigating length, height, weight and capacity. Then the children will be looking at multiplication and division. In English the children will become poets. We are looking at some poems from the book called ‘The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems.’ The children will be performing poems and making their own poems about their favourite food, a busy day at school and the ocean. In Art the children will be introduced to the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. She makes sculptures of nature and the children will be using her ideas to create their own sculpture, whilst using their colour mixing skills to paint it. In geography year one will be answering the question ‘How does the weather effect the clothes we wear?’. We will be looking at how weather is different in each continent and how this determines what we choose to pack in our suitcase when we go on holiday. In Science the children are investigating materials and looking at the big question ‘What are things made from?’. Year one will be looking at different materials and sorting them by their properties. In computing we will look at pictograms and understand algorithms. In RE the children’s learning is based around the big question ‘How do we show kindness to others? Why does it matter?’ They will be learning about how to become a ‘good neighbour’, how to show kindness and explore why it is good to show kindness to others. During the summer term the children will have a weekly swimming session on a Thursday morning.

Here’s the knowledge organiser for the work we’ll be doing this term:

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