Summer Term 2019 Curriculum Maps – The Great Outdoors

Class 1 (Reception- Y2) curriculum map

English (Y2/3)

Following the National Curriculum (recounts, adventure stories, newspaper articles, diary entries, scripts, poetry, non-chronological reports, posters).

Maths
(Y2/3)

Following the National Curriculum and the Convince Me Maths termly planner (recap of the four operations, shape, position and direction, measures, time).

 

Science

I can identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants

I can identify deciduous and evergreen trees.

I know that animals including humans have offspring which grow into adults.

I can describe the basic needs of animals and humans for survival (food, water and air).

I know the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

Geography

I can name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans.

I can name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.

I can identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles.

I can use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage.

 

Art/ DT

 

I can explore the art of famous landscape artists and use their techniques in my own work.

Computing

The children will learn about uses of technology within and outside of school.

Music

 Joolz will be teaching the children music this term. This will include percussion and singing.

PE

This term’s PE will be led by coaches from Richmond School and will focus on athletics and rounders.   

PSHE

The children are following the North Yorkshire PSHE scheme, this term their topics are healthy bodies and healthy minds and looking forwards.

RE

The children are continuing to follow the North Yorkshire RE syllabus and their topics this term are sacred spaces and big questions.

Spring Term 2019 Curriculum Maps – Where We Live

English (Y2/3)

Following the National Curriculum (character descriptions, non-chronological reports, newspaper articles, narratives, poetry and letter writing).

Maths
(Y2/3)

Following the National Curriculum and the Convince Me Maths termly planner (shape, fractions, statistics, measures and problem solving with the four operations).

 

Science

I can observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.
I know what plants need to grow and stay healthy
I can identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.

I can identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.

History/ Geography

I can talk about local historical events.

I can describe the life and achievements of George Stephenson.

I can use geographical vocabulary to discuss how people have impacted on the environment.
I can use compass directions to describe the location of features and routes on a map.
I can use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

 

Art

 

I can explore the art of famous Victorian painters and crafters and use their techniques in our own work.

Computing

Joolz will be teaching the children animation based around Jabberwocky

Music

 Joolz will be teaching the children music this term. This will include percussion and composition.

PE

This term’s PE will be led by coaches from Richmond School and will focus on multi-skills and hockey. 

PSHE

The children are following the North Yorkshire PSHE scheme, this term their topic is my friends and family.

RE

The children are continuing to follow the North Yorkshire RE syllabus and their topics this term are Epiphany, Chinese New Year, Lent and Easter.

Well done to all of the Key Stage 1 children who have settled back into school quickly. Congratulations to our new reception children who have had a fantastic first week at school! The children have enjoyed getting to know the new members of the class one team, Mrs Thompson and Mrs Morrice.

Reception:

We will be following the Early Years Foundation Stage throughout the year. The children will have a play-based curriculum which will include some adult-led activities. In a couple of weeks they will begin their phonics programme, starting with the sounds s, a, t, and p. A cursive writing scheme is used across the school and the children will be taught to form their letters in this way to assist with their presentation, spelling and the speed at which they write as they progress through school. In the next couple of weeks the reception children will start to take a reading book home. Initially they take books home without any words. These books will be useful in helping children to practise telling stories and using the pictures in a book as a reading aid. As children become more familiar with the sounds of some of the letters and blend them together to read, they will be given books with short words to share at home.

Children’s experiences in class one will be organised using topics. Whilst we are beginning the year with the topic, are our toys more fun than grandma and grandad’s old ones? The children’s interests will inform the planning and changes will be made to the learning environment to reflect them. The children will work towards early learning goals in seven areas: personal, social and emotional development; physical development; communication and language; literacy; mathematics; understanding the world and expressive arts and design.

Parents’ Information Sessions:

During the first half term, there will be an information session for reception parents. This will be an opportunity for us to share with you your child’s learning journey, introduce some of the resources which will be sent home to support your child and to discuss the phonics scheme we use to teach reading. If you are unable to attend, you can arrange to see me at an alternative time and a summary of the information covered will be sent home.

PE Kits

The children will need to bring their PE kit to school on Monday and leave it on their peg until Friday.

After School Clubs

Please tell us in the morning if your child is going to stay for an after school club or is going home with another family.

Reading Books

Children’s reading books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please sign in the comments box in your child’s reading record when they have read their book so that we know it needs to be changed.

My Maths

Children in years one and two will be set maths homework once a fortnight which they can complete on the My Maths website. Login details are attached to this newsletter.

Show and Tell

Children can bring something from home to share with the class on a Friday if they wish.

Thank you for your continued support, it is much appreciated.

The class one team

Autumn Term 2018 Curriculum Map Houses and Homes

The reception-Y2 topic for this term is: Houses and Homes. This is the theme through which science, history, geography, music, art and DT will be taught. Computing, RE, PSHE and PE will be taught separately. As the children will be taught English and maths in three classes this year, these subjects will also be taught separately from the class topics.

 

Science

I can distinguish between an object and the material used to make it.

I can identify and name a range of everyday materials (wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock)

I can describe the properties of everyday materials and group them based on their properties.

I can explore how the shapes of objects can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

I can identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses

History

I can identify changes in homes and lifestyles within the last 100 hundred years.

Geography

I can use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the key human and physical features of my village surrounding environment.

I can use simple compass directions and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

I can use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key

I can use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key human & physical features.

I can understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of my local area, and of a small area in a contrasting country.

I can use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the countries, continents and oceans of the world.

 

Art

I can look carefully at the features of my house and the different kinds of homes found in the UK and explore ways to represent these.

I can discuss the work of Lowry and create my own art that reflects this style.

I can explore the features of art from different cultures and include them in my own work.

Computing

I can use technology safely.

I can understand what an algorithm is and how they are used as programs on digital devices.

I know that programs need precise instructions.

DT

Joolz will teach the children DT this term, following the theme of houses and homes.

Music

 Joolz will be teaching the children music this term. This will include percussion and singing.

 PE

This term’s PE will be led by coaches from Richmond School.

PSHE

The children are following the North Yorkshire PSHE syllabus and their topic this term is Our Happy School

         RE

Our RE topic this year is entitled, Rules and Routines

 

 

Class Information

The children have adapted well to the new class structure and are enjoying learning in a different environment. Well done to Imogen and Mia who have settled in to school life so well.

Morning drop- off

All children arriving between 7.45 and 8.50 should be taken to North building (Juniors) every day for breakfast club.

Children should not arrive at the South site before 8.50 as teaching staff will not be in the playground before then.

A timetable is attached detailing where the year 3 children will be taught each day.

After school club will continue to be held in the South building.

Reception:

We will be following the Early Years Foundation Stage throughout the year. The children will have a play-based curriculum which will include some adult-led activities. Soon they will begin their phonics programme, starting with the sounds s, a, t, and p. A cursive writing scheme is used across the school and the children will be taught to form their letters in this way to assist with their presentation, spelling and the speed at which they write as they progress through school.

In the next couple of weeks the reception children will start to take a reading book home. Initially they will take books home without any words. These books will help children to practise telling stories and using the pictures in a book as a reading aid. As they become more familiar with the sounds of some of the letters and begin to blend them together to read, they will be given books with short words to share at home. The children’s learning experiences in class one will be organised using topics.

Whilst we are beginning the year with the topic, Houses and Homes, the children’s interests will inform the planning and changes will be made to the learning environment to reflect them. The children will work towards early learning goals in seven areas: personal, social and emotional development; physical development; communication and language; literacy; mathematics; understanding the world and expressive arts and design.

Reception Parents’ Information Sessions:

During the first half term, there will be an information session for reception parents. This will be an opportunity for us to share with you your child’s learning journey, introduce some of the resources which will be sent home to support your child and to discuss the phonics scheme we use to teach reading.

PE Kits

All children will need to wear their PE kit for school on Wednesday mornings.

Year 3 children will need to bring their uniform with them to change into before their afternoon lessons begin
.  Reception- Year 2 children can stay in their PE kit all day.

All children will need PE shoes in school for lunchtime clubs on Thursdays and Fridays.

If your child is attending an afterschool sports club they will need to bring their PE kit on those days (Monday and Tuesday).

After School Clubs
Please tell us in the morning if your child is going to stay for an after school club or is going home with another family.

Reading Books
Children’s reading books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please sign in the comments box in your child’s reading record when they have read their book so that we know it needs to be changed.

Show and Tell Children in years 2 and 3 have been told they will no longer have show and tell at school.  Children in reception and year 1 may bring something from home to share with the group on Fridays if they wish.

Thank you for your continued support, it is much appreciated.

Year 3 timetable

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Morning session

 South

 South

North

South

South

Afternoon session

North

North

South

North

North

Year 3 children should be dropped off at South building and collected from North building every day apart from Wednesday.

Shapes

On Tuesday the pupils of Class 1 looked at the properties of 2d and 3d shapes.  They also correctly spotted the different 2d shapes which make up the faces of 3d shapes.  The children then went on to deciding whether shapes will stack securely.

British Values Week

British Values Week at North and South Cowton

Our school are having a British Values week. Class 1 started off looking at and modelling the flags of the countries which make up the UK. As you can see from the photographs.

Class 1 then started to look at how voting works in the UK by reading the blurb of 3 books and choosing, by voting, their favourite book to share at the end of the day.  Reception children placed a cube in the pot next to their favourite book.  Year 1 pupils made a tally mark on a piece of paper next to their favourite while Year 2 pupils produced a written vote explaining why they had chosen their favourite book.