YEAR ONE: AUTUMN TERM
OUR YEAR ONE DURING AUTUMN TERM
OUR CORE INTENTION IN ACTION
AUTUMN TERM 'WHEN I GROW UP...' THEME: TOY STORY
A 'When I Grow Up' Autumn Summary
When I Grow Up... welcomed Infinity and Beyond as our Stunning Start event to our Toy Story theme. The children enjoyed a special visit from our professional performers and a chance to talk and ask about special toys. Our special Parent Celebration. brought together our work from the term as we invited parents to look at what we have discovered about special toys from yesterday and today.
Our Art has been focused upon observational drawings this term. The children have created their own images of teddy bears through history from the range we have gathered. We designed and created our own felt hand puppets during our Design & Technology work. We studied other puppets that children used as toys from yesteryear to help us with our initial ideas and suggestions before creating our final puppets during our textiles study.
We really enjoyed our Music work during this term. 'You've Got A Friend In Me' was our singing and performing focus and the children loved it! We took this to our Parent Celebration and it was a real highlight! In our Physical Education work we continued to make progress with our Fundamental Skills programme that runs throughout the first three years in school and we also focused upon dance in a special unit called 'Move To The Beat'.
During our Science work we introduced different materials and talked about properties and what this means. We looked at how different materials have different properties and how these can be useful. We began to compare and group them and make links to the toys we are studying and talking about the materials they are made from and why these are good choices. During the first part of our 'Where in the World' Geography study we focused upon continents and oceans. Learning their names, what they are and where they are. Our History studies focused upon toys and a study of them through history. Starting with toys from Victorian times through to the present day. We looked at popular items: what made them special and how we can compare toys from the past with those today. In our Religious Education work we have been thinking about how God would want Christians to look after the world and then, as we enter advent, we have considered what the children would bring to the baby Jesus if he had been born in their town.
We have been spending some time introducing e-safety and what this means and then we moved into exploring remote control cars and how we can follow simple instructions to control what they do during our Computing work. During our PSHE & Relationships work we have been thinking about relationships and asking what is similar and different in all of us and then thinking about people who are special to us.
We have been working really hard with our place value work in year 1 Mathematics so far. In fact, we returned to the theme before the end of term to recap and revise what we have learned. We also looked at addition, subtraction and shapes in a very busy term. During our daily horseshoe English work, and in our independent stations, we have been writing information pieces about toys and giraffes. We have also studied winter poetry as we approached Christmas. The most popular piece of work was when we created stories based upon 'Kipper's Toy Box' by Mick Inkpen.