Year 1

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Year 1 Term 1: Bristol and Beyond!

This term in year 1, we are exploring the local area of Henbury to help us understand our past. We are going to use our super research skills to investigate Blaise Hamlet and the nine individual cottages designed by John Nash. We are going to think of questions to ask the architect (when he visits us in his time machine) and then visit the cottages to help us think about Henbury’s locality.

Further information that may be of interest can be found at the following links:

Blaise Hamlet http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blaise-hamlet/

John Nash profile http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Nash_(architect)

Blaise Castle http://www.parksandgardens.org/places-and-people/site/443/history

 


Year 1 Term 2: Light up the World!

This term in year 1, we are investigating light and all things related. We will be looking at the role of light in religion, sources of light, the history of light, the use of light in art and the location of lighthouses across the United Kingdom. We will be looking in depth at light houses, reading The Lighthouse Keeper stories and learning the historical story of Grace Darling.

Further information that may be of interest can be found at the following links:

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/light.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zbpp34j

http://rnli.org/shorething/Pages/default.aspx

 


Year 1 Term 3: What a load of junk!

This term in year 1 we will be looking at sound, how we hear it and its varied sources. We will be creating our own musical instruments using junk materials and then recording and editing the sounds that they make. We will be collecting materials we find in the environment to produce works of art in the style of Andrew Goldsworthy.

In English we will be studying the book Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram and using this as a stimulus to design and make space rockets out of junk.

Further information that may be of interest can be found at the following links:

Musical Mysteries - http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/4_11/music/mm/index.shtml

Playing with sound - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/sound_hearing.shtml

Andrew Goldsworthy - http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zh4wmp3

 


Year 1 Term 4: It’s a small world

This term in year 1 we will be learning all about Australia. We will be finding out about the lives of the people living there and spotting similarities and differences to our own lives. We will also look at some of the geographical features of the country. We will look at world maps to find Australia and will learn the names of the continents and oceans of the world.

In English we will be studying Tiddalik the Greedy Frog, an Australian Dreamtime story. We will use this as a stimulus to write setting descriptions, persuasive letters, information texts about Australian animals and our own versions of the story.

Further information that may be of interest can be found at the following links:

Australia - http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/content/kids/en_US/explore/countries/australia/

Aboriginal Art - http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/ztn34wx

Web Safety - http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld/

 


Year 1 Term 5: Horrible Histories

After Easter, Year 1 will be learning about Victorian Britain. We will be studying Queen Victoria, finding out who she is and why she is so important to this day. In science we will be exploring the forces of push and pull and discovering some Victorian toys that use these to work. Our art lessons will be used to explore the work of Victorian artist William Morris and his use of tone and line. In Computing we will explore audio books and begin to record some of our own. Below is a link to some audio dramas about the Victorians if you would like to get a head start!

You can find out more on these websites.

Listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/subjects/history/victorians

Discover the Victorians here: http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/victorians.html

Practise counting money here: http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Saving-Pocket-Money-651

 

 


Year 1 Term 6: Wild Things

This term we shall be studying lots of different animal species and using our skills of classification to sort them into groups. We will be focusing on their appearance, structure and diet.

Continuing our natural theme, we shall also be exploring the use of nature in Art and exploring the use of sculpture. We will be looking at the choice of shapes used and their effect on the environment.

We shall be turning ourselves into TV chefs in Computing and recording our very own cookery programmes, creating healthy snacks. We will also be developing our editing skills.

Our English lessons will be based around the books of Julia Donaldson. We will read a wide variety of her work, but will be concentrating on the books What the Ladybird Heard and The Snail and the Whale.

You can find out more on these websites.

Explore the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden online: http://kids.tate.org.uk/games/barbaras_garden/

Learn about animal classification here: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/classification/kc_classification_main.htm

Discover other books by Julia Donaldson: http://www.juliadonaldson.co.uk/