Glen Hills Primary School
Tel: 0116 2782535
Fax: 0116 2788208
Registered Company Number 07941899
Glen Hills Primary School is a Trust member and Lead Hub school for the Symphony Learning Trust
The Year 1 Curriculum at Glen Hills!
Welcome to our Year 1 curriculum! This introduction will outline the main topics for the year and our home/school expectations. Our main Year Plan is located above!
We teach using a variety of themes which encompass all subjects (for example, we look at Dinosaurs and this will include science, history, art etc)
Phonics is a key area which we focus on in year 1 and ‘Phonicsplay’ is the phonics schemes we use http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ for more info.
Science All about myself All about Autumn Senses Winter Pets (links to phse RSPCA, Badgers) Spring Investigation skills Bulb planting. Weather Signs of Summer Mini-beasts Trees Seashore Music Beats and symbols Singing Pitch Musical stories and poems Performance Listen and respond Ostinatos Singing Notation Musical trails Art Tracing Painting Printing (fruit/veg) Imaginative drawings Observational drawings Computer pictures. DT Fruit drink Sewing (binka book mark) Design and make instruments. Cookery-biscuits. Moving Pictures (airport featuring sliders, split pins and flaps) Finger puppets. 3D stable structure of a mini beast ICT Modelling Using word banks Representing information in different ways Email Book creator Control PE Autumn term Dance Gymnastics Games Sports day activities History Sequence stories (3 or 4 events) to develop sense of chronology. Myself- changes, way of life. My family- photographs ,family timeline. Guy Fawkes- bonfire safety(verbally) Poppy Day- remembrance. Dinosaurs Then and Now (100 years ago) Changes in home, transport, holidays, school. The Victorians Geography Glen Parva- our local area Early map skills Types of weather Feed the birds- poster, bird feed Weather maps Comparison of UK/ Wales and Egypt RE What’s important to me Old Testament Stories New Testament Stories/Muslim/Hindu/Buddist Aesop’s Fables/Moral Tales
Our expectations of parental / school links…
We fully appreciate the vitality of building home/school links at Glen Hills. Homework and tasks will be given out at regular opportunities for your child in year 1. Please go to our Learning Environment and onto the year 1 page for many super links to sites which will assist both you and your child.
Reading with your child! Probably the most vital aspect of ensuring children get a love of books! Ideally, a little bit of reading together should be done every day.
Phonics – keep going through those sounds – in this section of the website, you will find phonics information for parents.
Working on numbers to 20. Counting on/back in ones and twos, playing ‘shops’, shape hunting around the house, 2 and 5 times tables- the possibilities are endless!