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 2, the learning in year 1 will be based around the global theme of Social Justice, Equity and Human Rights. The focus of the term is to understand the need to respect the rights of others and show awareness of and concern for peoples’ feelings. Over the course of the term the children will be learning about what fairness means and how basic human rights have been denied for some people. The project outcome for the learning journey is to create a welcome box for a child refugee, and to deliver said box to the GRACE charity in Greenwich.
In Maths, this half term Year 1 will be focusing on length, height, weight and volume. We will be using non-standardised units such as cubes, and comparing this to standardised units of measurement such as cm, kg and g. The children will have the opportunity to measure and weigh a variety of objects. We will also be looking at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We will continue to review our learning of number bonds and addition and subtraction using concrete and pictorial representations.
In English, this half term Year 1 will be reading our core text ‘The robot and the blue bird’. We will be exploring emotive language, setting description. We will be learning to generate sentences around an illustration and describe a character. We will build up to writing our writing outcome which is retelling the story using conjunctions and descriptive language.
In Science, we will be learning all about material and their properties. In addition, we will be focussing on our working scientifically skills and be carrying out an investigation to find out which materials are best to create a refugee tent. We will also be investigating the strength of materials during STEM week.
In Geography the children will develop their key knowledge linked to world continents. They will explore the different environment that refugees have fled from. The children will have the opportunity to research pre and post war countries to see how environments have changed over time and why refugees have to leave their countries.
In History the children will develop their key knowledge linked to Human Rights in the past and present. They will look at the rights they have, and which rights some children do not have. As well as learning about the impact that charities have had along the years. They will consider how they can make a difference to help refugees.
In Art/D.T the children will be developing their skills linked to sculpting. They will explore the art of J.K. Brown a famous metal sculpter. As part of the art learning journey the children will be creating observational drawing and experimenting using textures. The children will work towards an art outcome of creating a sculpture of a robot using nuts and bolts.
In RE, Year 1 are learning about the religion of Christianity. We will be looking at the holy book, places of worship and key beliefs. We will use RE artefacts to explore the teachings of Jesus.
This term the children will be visiting, the houses of parliament to identify architecture and sketch what they can see. They will also be welcoming the Grace Charity into our school to give them the welcome boxes.
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