Owl Class Y1 Curriculum

Owl Class Curriculum
Learning this week 
Autumn Term
W.C 22.11.21
English - As a link to our Science work the children will be planning and writing their own Autumn reports.
Phonics assessments - Over the next couple of weeks children the will be completing reading/phonics assessments. Recent Phonics homework links to these assessments.
Read Write Inc. (RWI) phonic sessions take place daily. The children complete phonic, reading and writing tasks during the RWI sessions.
Handwriting - forming letters correctly (cursive script)
Mathematics - Maths Mastery Unit 5 - Addition and Subtraction within 20. Comparing and ordering numbers. Number patterns. Doubles and halves. Odd and even numbers.
Science - How animals adapt in winter. 
Topic - Geography - Aerial views & maps - looking at our classroom and school grounds.
In the afternoons the children choose from a variety of activities linked to our Science and History topics, they also have the opportunity to spend time outdoors. This term we will be working together with Robin class to plan and prepare our Christmas Nativity play :) 
W.C 22.11.21
English - Class text - Camille and the sunflowers written by Laurence Anholt.  This week the children will be completing reading comprehension tasks based on the text. They will also be writing sentences about the story.
As a History link the children will be finding out about the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh.
Phonics assessments - Over the next couple of weeks children the will be completing reading/phonics assessments. Recent Phonics homework links to these assessments.
Read Write Inc. (RWI) phonic sessions take place daily. The children complete phonic, reading and writing tasks during the RWI sessions.
Handwriting - forming letters correctly (cursive script)
Mathematics - Maths Mastery Unit 4 - Numbers within 20. Comparing and ordering numbers. Number patterns. Doubles and halves. Odd and even numbers.
Science - Finding facts about the Sun. The children will also be planting bulbs around the school grounds.
In the afternoons the children choose from a variety of activities linked to our Science and History topics, they also have the opportunity to spend time outdoors. This term we will be working together with Robin class to plan and prepare our Christmas Nativity play :)
W.C 15.11.21
English - As last week.
Mathematics - Maths Mastery Unit 4 - Numbers within 20. 
Science - Preparing outdoor areas and planters for planting bulbs and winter plants. 
Owl and Robin classes will be planting bulbs around the school grounds. Any donations of bulbs would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Transition activities
In the afternoons the children choose from a variety of activities linked to our Science and History topics, they also have the opportunity to spend time outdoors. This term we will be working together with Robin class to plan and prepare our Christmas Nativity play :)
W.C 8.11.21
English - Class text - Camille and the sunflowers written by Laurence Anholt. We will be focussing on this text over the next two weeks. The children will be planning  and writing captions, sentences and descriptions linked to the story. As a History link the children will be finding out about the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh.
Read Write Inc. (RWI) phonic sessions take place daily. The children complete phonic, reading and writing tasks during the RWI sessions.
Handwriting - forming letters correctly (cursive script)
Mathematics Maths Mastery Unit 3 - 2d & 3d Shapes and patterns.
History - Remembrance - Why do we wear poppies?
Science - Preparing outdoor areas and planters for planting bulbs and winter plants.
Transition activities
 In the afternoons the children choose from a variety of activities linked to our Science and History topics, they also have the opportunity to spend time outdoors. This term we will be working together with Robin class to plan and prepare our Christmas Nativity play :)
W.C 1.11.21
English - Class text - Amazing Grace written by Mary Hoffman. This week the children will be planning and writing a character description. They will also be learning about onomatopoeia words and creating their own firework poems. 
Read Write Inc. (RWI) phonic sessions take place daily. The children complete phonic, reading and writing tasks during the RWI sessions.
Handwriting - forming letters correctly (cursive script)
MathematicsMaths Mastery Unit 3 - 2d & 3d Shapes and patterns.
ScienceSeasonal changes. October weather - recording information found on a bar chart.
History - Guy Fawkes
RE - Diwali
Transition activities
 In the afternoons the children choose from a variety of activities linked to our Science and History topics, they also have the opportunity to spend time outdoors. This term we will be working together with Robin class to plan and prepare our Christmas Nativity play :)
W.C 18.10.21
English - Class textMrs Honeys Hat written by Pam Adams. This week the children will be creating story maps and retelling the story. They will also be writing sentences to sequence events in the story.
Whole school text - Amazing Grace written by Mary Hoffman. This story links in well with our class History topic and our school values. The children will be discussing and writing about all the amazing things they can do now and ambitions they may have for the future.
Class poems - The Owl and the Pussycat, Seasons of Trees.
Read Write Inc. (RWI) phonic sessions take place daily. The children complete phonic, reading and writing tasks during the RWI sessions.
Handwriting - forming letters correctly (cursive script)
Mathematics - Maths Mastery Unit 2 Addition & Subtraction (as below)
Science - Seasonal changes. Weather symbols/October weather record.
History - Looking at baby photos & discussing changes - past/present. Using baby photos to create a class timeline. Show and tell sessions - sharing Brain Builder projects.
Transition activities
 In the afternoons the children choose from a variety of activities linked to our Science and History topics, they also have the opportunity to spend time outdoors.
 
W.C 11.10.21
English - Class text - Mrs Honeys Hat written by Pam Adams. The children will be writing lists, labels, captions and sentences linked to the story. They will also be sequencing events and retelling the story. We will be preparing for our class assembly performance by learning words, reciting a poem and some familiar rhymes linked to our Science topic 'Seasonal changes'.
Class poems - The Owl and the Pussycat, Seasons of Trees.
Read Write Inc. (RWI) phonic sessions take place daily. The children complete phonic, reading and writing tasks during the RWI sessions.
Handwriting - forming letters correctly (cursive script)
Mathematics - Addition and subtraction - exploring different methods of problem solving.
History - Looking at baby photos & discussing changes - past/present. Show and tell sessions - sharing Brain Builder projects.
Transition activities
In the afternoons the children choose from a variety of activities linked to our Science and History topics, they also have the opportunity to spend time outdoors.
 
 
W.C 4.10.21
English -  This week the children will be writing sentences about our class Autumn walk and planning and writing some Autumn reports.
Owl class will be visiting Sunninghill library for reading activities and stories. The children will have the opportunity to choose books to share with their peers in the library.
We will be preparing for our class assembly performance by learning words, reciting a poem and some familiar rhymes linked to our Science topic 'Seasonal changes'.
Class poems - The Owl and the Pussycat, Seasons of Trees.
Read Write Inc. (RWI) phonic sessions take place daily. The children complete phonic, reading and writing tasks during the RWI sessions.
Handwriting - forming letters correctly.
Mathematics - Maths Mastery Unit 2 Addition & Subtraction (as below)
History - Looking at baby photos & discussing changes - past/present. Using baby photos to create a class timeline.
Transition activities
 In the afternoons the children choose from a variety of activities linked to our Science and History topics, they also have the opportunity to spend time outdoors.
W.C 27.9.21
English - This week the children will be writing information about Owls. They will also be writing about our class Autumn walk.
Talk for writing - The children will be discussing what they saw on our class Autumn walk. 
Class poemsThe Owl and the Pussycat, Seasons of Trees.
Read Write Inc. (RWI) phonic sessions take place daily. The children complete phonic, reading and writing tasks during the RWI sessions.
Handwriting - forming letters correctly.
Mathematics - Maths Mastery Unit 2 Addition & Subtraction - as last week.
History - Looking at baby photos & discussing changes - past/present.
Music - Harvest Festival songs.
Transition activities
 In the afternoons the children choose from a variety of activities linked to our Science and History topics, they also have the opportunity to spend time outdoors.
W.C 20.9.21
English - Class texts 'Owl Babies by Martin Waddell' and Information books about Owls.
This week the children will be publishing their written work for the class 'Owl Babies' display. We will be focussing on handwriting, spellings, punctuation and presentation. Children will be sharing their written work with younger pupils. They will also be creating information posters.
Talk for writing - The children will be discussing what they have found out about owls using their knowledge and facts found in information books. 
Class poem - The Owl and the Pussycat.
Read Write Inc. (RWI) phonic sessions take place daily. The children complete phonic, reading and writing tasks during the RWI sessions.
Handwriting - forming letters correctly.
Mathematics - Maths Mastery Unit 2 (2-3 weeks) Addition and Subtraction within 10.
                 Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10.
                          Add and subtract one-digit numbers to 10 including zero. Read, write and interpret
                          mathematical statements involving addition, subtraction and equals signs.
                          Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using objects and pictures,
                          and missing number problems.
Transition activities
 In the afternoons the children choose from a variety of activities linked to our Science and History topics, they also have the opportunity to spend time outdoors.
 
W.C 13.9.21
English - Class text 'Owl Babies written by Martin Waddell'. With support the children will be writing  captions linked to the story and use pictures to sequence events in the story.
Talk for writing - The children will be retelling the story and describing events using vocabulary from the text. They will also be taking part in reading tasks linked to the class text.
Read Write Inc. (RWI) phonic sessions take place daily. The children complete phonic, reading and writing tasks during the RWI sessions.
Handwriting - forming letters correctly.
 
Mathematics - Maths Mastery Unit 1 - Representing, comparing and exploring numbers within 10.
                                                  Understanding & exploring number bonds within 10. Doubling & halving.
 
Art/DT - Making pine cone owlets. Drawing & painting scenes from Owl Babies for a class display.
 
Transition activities
    In the afternoons the children choose from a variety of activities linked to our Science and History topics, they also have the opportunity to spend time outdoors.
 
W.C 6.9.21
English - Class text 'Owl Babies written by Martin Waddell'. With support the children will be writing labels, lists and captions linked to the story and use pictures to sequence events in the story.
Talk for writing - The children will be retelling the story and describing events using vocabulary from the text. They will also be taking part in reading tasks linked to the class text.
Read Write Inc. (RWI) phonic sessions take place daily. The children complete phonic, reading and writing tasks during the RWI sessions.
Handwriting - forming letters correctly.
Mathematics - Maths Mastery Unit 1 - Representing, comparing and exploring numbers within 10. 
                                                      One more and one less. Doubling and halving.
 
    In the afternoons the children will choose from a variety of activities linked to our Science and History topics, they will also have the opportunity to spend time outdoors.
 
W.C 30.8.21       
Thursday and Friday
During the first few days in Owl class the children will be exploring their new learning environment, settling into new classroom routines and learning about our Y1 expectations.
Mathematics - Daily Maths meetings, numbers within 10 practical activities. Measuring & comparing heights.
English - Class reading, 1-1 reading, fun phonics activities and handwriting (letter formation)
                    Our class topic this half term is 'All about me and my family'
                    Our Science topic is 'Seasonal changes'
Speaking and listening - Class discussions about holiday activities, families and friends.
                                         Listening to and discussing stories, poems and rhymes.
            
      
 
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