Church of England School of the Resurrection

Belong, Believe, Achieve

 Autumn 2019 in Year 1

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We will be working hard to become super sentence writers in a variety of English and cross curricular themes. It is our aim to be able to write a different types of sentences and use them to report, question, describe and persuade. We will learn how to punctuate with Capital Letters, Full Stops, Question Marks and Exclamation Marks and to make our sentences grow with words like and and because.

We will be developing our writing skills through:

Instruction writing, for how to make a Pop Up Card, Historical Recount researching and sharing our ideas in answer to the question What was it for our Grandparents when they were young? We will explore story sequencing and Create stories based on  Traditional Tales with our own twist just like our class story Once in a Wild Wood. We will build on our sentence structure using Description to describe Our Locality and make Fact files about Animals, including Humans. 

Daily Phonics group sessions will run daily matched to the children's phonics levels.

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Our Abacus Units this Autumn term are:

Number and Place Value: We will focus on our understanding of 2-digit numbers and place value, including finding 1 more / less. We will develop our  recall of number facts, then using these to solve simple word problems relating to money: £1s, 10s, 1ps; children find 1 / 10 more / less than any number.

Mental Addition and Subtraction,Multiplication and Division: This focuses on using known number facts to develop and use unit patterns and other strategies. We will explore dot patterns called arrays and label them with multiplication and division facts. 

We will practice our skip counting of 2,5 and 10 and associated facts including doubles and halves, and Odds and Evens

Geometry: properties of shapes and Statistics: 3D shapes; 

We will be expanding on our understanding of 2D and 3D shapes and develop our vocabulary so we can to describe, compare and sort shapes onto Venn and Caroll Diagrams using their properties. and then on rehearsing days of the week and months of the year.Numbers and counting; fractions 

Time starts by rehearsing days of the week and months of the year then focuses on units of time and telling the time to the nearest half hour, and on developing understanding of how long a minute, hour, day, week, 

        Fractions developing on from counting, we will extending this skill to include counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and identifying patterns; counting is                related to estimation and then to halves and quarters as equal parts of a whole.

We will also be developing our skills with Math Passports and Big Math every week

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In our units for the term we will explore the themes of Harvest and Creation and answer the Key Questions:


     Where does our food come from?   Which foods do you enjoy the most?  How can we help those who do not have a good harvest?  Why should       we help those who do not have a good harvest?

      What do we know and believe about God the creator of the world? I wonder how God felt when he had made the world? How have the actions of people spoilt the world? What do you feel about the wonder of creation? What are your favourite things that God created?

We will continue on our Journey of Faith as we prepare for Resemblance, Advent and Christmas


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     Our Unit Animals including Humans introduces children to the world of animals. We will then learn science vocabulary in order for us                       to identify a range of common animals then introduce the idea that animals can be grouped according to particular features. This introduces          the concept of sorting animals according to their features. We will discover how Scientists look at similarities between different animals and             use certain similarities to group them. For example, amphibians spend some of their life underwater and some of their life on land but
     always lay their eggs underwater. Reptiles can also live on land or underwater, but they always lay their eggs on land. We will be taught that           animals eat different things and how scientists group animals into three different groups according to what animals eat. These groups are               carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will look for similarities between ourselves as humans and how we all use our senses.


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      In our History and Geography topics Our Locality and What was it like for our Grandparents when they were young?  We will learn about how our town of Beswick has changed from the Industrial days of mills, collieries and iron works to the development of the town with the Commonwealth Games and the Ethihad Sports arenas and Manchester City Football ground. We will be developing our mapping skills and our ability to recognise the countries of the United Kingdom, their location and some of their key features and also find and name the continents, seas and oceans. 


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    We will be exploring the work of Environmental Artist Andy Goldsworthy making patterns and designs using the natural materials such as leaves, seeds and fruits around us in Autumn time.


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We will explore themes of teamwork and mutual respect. We will consider the good and bad consequences of our actions and how our behaviour affects those around us. We will try to understand the true meaning of the word sorry and how to seek forgiveness and learn how important it is to be forgiving of others.


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Get Heart Smart: through which we will explore themes of how to be smart in out head and our heart in assemblies and reflections which encourage positive thinking and team working 


Our Autumn Christian Ethos’ theme is Thankfulness and Trust.

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 Computing: This term we will develop our ability to program Bee Bots using algorithms