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.

In Maths, this half term Year 2 will be focusing on addition and subtraction. We will also be identifying the value of money. We will be applying the skills through reasoning and real life application. We will continue to review our learning of place value.

In English, this half term Year 1 will be reading our core text ‘Beegu’. We will be exploring our sense of belonging. We will be learning to write in role, develop emotive language, and order events in order using time adverbials.  We will build up to writing our writing outcome of a diary entry in the role of ‘Beegu’.

In Science, we will be learning all about animals including humans. How do we group and classify animals? How are animals adapted to their habitat? These are all questions we will explore in this exciting topic to improve our understanding. In addition, we will be focussing on our working scientifically skills and be carrying out an investigation linked to the classification of animals.

In Geography, the children will develop their key knowledge linked to their local community. They will explore the geographical features of our local community. The children will have the opportunity to reflect and discuss a wide range of pictures, videos and texts. As part of the learning journey, the children will become familiar with the local area as well as expand their geographical vocabulary.

In History, the children will research the changes through time to the local area. They will develop their key knowledge through local resources. They will learn about changes to the community throughout the eras. They will reflect on the impact of change and form and justify an opinion.

In Art and D.T, the children will be developing their skills linked to relief work. They will explore the art of Alexis Deacon. As part of the art learning journey the children will be using a variety of materials to create an individual art piece. The children will work towards an art outcome of a 3D city skyline using printing and recycled materials.

In RE the children will be learning about Christianity, Jesus' birth and Christmas.  Through stories, role play and hands-on experiences, they will consider: What do Christians remember at Christmas? What do Christians believe about Jesus? Why is the Bible important to Christians?

In PE, the children are learning about gymnastics and spatial awareness.

in RSE, the children will be learning about where they belong in a community and self-awareness.

In Computing, the children will become treasure hunters and identify how to follow instructions. They will learn how to programme a toy ensuring it can follow given instructions. After, they will be creating algorithms and learning how to debug programmes.

In Music, the children will develop their vocal abilities by learning to sing songs for our Nativity performance in December. We will be learning about what makes a good performance and how to sing with confidence, clarity and with awareness of an audience.

In Autumn 2 we will have an animal specialist visit us to support our science learning of classifying animals. We will also be inviting a local historian in to explore how Woolwich has changed through time.

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