Year 1

At Foxfield Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for all in a cross-curricular way. This ensures that children are able to make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through the high expectations of everyone at Foxfield we aspire to achieve the highest quality outcomes.

During the Spring term, the learning in year 1 will be based around the topic ‘Human Rights, and Peace and Conflict.  The focus of the term is to explore refugees and the journeys they take. We will be comparing the UK to Syria, and looking at the similarities and differences in the human and physical geography. We will also be looking at Mary Seacole as an important historical figure. We will be researching her early life and career, and analysing the impact this has had on modern life.

In Maths, this half term Year 1 will be continuing their learning on addition and subtraction. We will be looking at fact families to help us understand the relationship between addition and subtraction number sentences. We will be building on our prior learning by being able to recognise number bonds to 20. We will also be looking at length and height, we will be using non-standard and standard units to measure different objects.

In English, this term we will be reading the book ‘The journey’ by Francesca Sanna. We will explore the characters emotions through images from the text and by inferring how a refugee would feel. We will be working towards our final outcome of writing an informal letter in role as one of the characters from the story. We will be looking at important features of a letter, and the structure to know what to include in our own work. 

In Science, Year 1 will be learning about animals including humans. We will be sorting animals into different classification groups based on their features and diets. We will also be looking at the human body and identifying parts of the body we already know, and learning some new. Also we will be looking at the human senses and discussing what would happen if we didn’t have one of them.

In RE we have been excited to learn about our new religion Judaism. We have been looking at their celebrations, Hannukah and Shabbat and why they celebrate them. We have also been learning about the synangogue and why this is a special place for Jews.

During Art we have looked at the artist Eli Haplin and her style of painting trees with colour. We went outside and created observational drawings using different shading techniques to by drawing the negative space first and then adding different shading techniques to create texture in the drawings.

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