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 1, the learning in year 1will be based around the global theme of 'Human Rights’. Over the course of the term the children will be learning about refugees and how they have become refugees and where they have fled from. The project outcome for the learning journey will be creating a welcome box for a local charity full of necessities that refugees need.

In Maths, this half term Year 1 will be focusing on addition to 20. We will also be looking at subtraction to 20. We will continue to review our learning of place value and extending this knowledge to 50.

In English, this half term Year 1 will be reading our core text ‘The Journey’. We will be exploring the emotions of the characters as they move from one country to another. We will be learning to write in first person and think about how we would feel in the characters position. We will build up to writing our writing outcome of a personal letter.  

In Science, we will be learning all about different materials and their characteristics. How can we recycle these materials? Are there materials recyclable? 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 properties of materials.

In geography the children will develop their key knowledge linked to their place in the world compared to other countries. They will explore the different continents and oceans. The children will have the opportunity to find out where different refugees come from. As part of the learning journey, the children will be researching what human and physical features are in those countries.

In history the children will develop their key knowledge linked to the history of famous refugees. They will learn about Judith Kerr and how she became a refugees. They will consider what made her a refugees and events that have caused people to become refugees. The children will use historical sources to research other famous refugees to find out their personal history.

In art/D.T the children will be developing their skills linked to textiles. They will explore the art of Eli Halpin. As part of the art learning journey the children will be printing onto different materials that they have brought in from home. The children will work towards an art outcome of a forest scene made from the materials they have printed on.

In RE, Year 1 are learning about the religion of Judaism. We will be looking at how Jews pray, and their key beliefs. We will use RE artefacts to explore the significance of Shabbat.

In PE, the children are learning about safely using space to throw and catch objects independently and with a partner.

During Spring 2 we will be welcoming visitors from UNICEF to discuss human rights, and the charity GRACE will be coming to talk to us about what they do and why.

We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you are able to visit the school or help in any way, please contact your childs’ class teacher.