Prep 1 Curriculum Brief – Summer 2022

English

English

We will continue to focus our English around the Get Writing Scheme, with greater emphasis on increasing our vocabulary, enjoying both fiction and non-fiction texts. We will also examine different types of writing. Letter writing, stories and information texts. Prep 1 phonics will be focused on reviewing the set 5 sounds and Prep Reception we will continue our progress in using phase 3 and 4 phonics spelling patterns. Learning to choose the correct sound when writing.

In our Handwriting lessons we will continue to concentrate on the correct letter formation, size of our letters and the starts and ending of letters ready for joined up writing. Reading and weekly spellings will continue throughout the term and differentiated accordingly.

Mathematics

Mathematics

In our Maths lessons we will be comparing and ordering numbers; more addition and subtraction; money; measuring and time; shapes and data; Fractions, multiplication, and division – count in 2s, 5s and 10s. A weekly mental arithmetic challenge will also be introduced.

Work will be differentiated accordingly.

Science

Science

We will cover 2 topics this term; Plants and Weather.

We will learn about plants as living things which grow and change, observing some of the differences. The children will identify and name a variety of common, wild and garden plants, including trees. We will name and draw the main parts of plants. We will grow flowers and vegetables from seed and hopefully harvest the food to eat.

In our weather topic we will investigate the change of seasons, types of weather and make a weather station.

Geography

Geography

This term, we will explore the climate, landscape, people, animals and tourist attractions of Africa. The challenges of living there will be contrasted to the challenges of last term’s polar lands environment. We shall also compare life in Africa with life in England, specifically looking at people’s lives in Kenya and exploring the savannah and its animals.

History

History

Our history will continue from; the time of mammals to looking at Stone Age / Ice Age era, including a study of early man: animals that were hunted and how this was done, weapons and tools, food and homes, clothing and cave artists.

French

French

We will continue to revise numbers, colours and the vocabulary learned so far through games, pictures, and songs. This term we shall learn the days of the week and topics to include; My family and hobbies.

We will continue to develop our confidence in speaking French and enjoy learning some more fun new songs including ‘Savez-vous planter les choux?’ and ‘joyeux anniversaire’.

RS

RS

This term we shall be thinking about the lessons that Jesus taught and how we can use them in our behaviour towards others. We will continue to learn about the many stories Jesus told.

PSHE

PSHE

This term our core topic is Health and wellbeing. We will be exploring the following 3 areas:

1)      Physical health and wellbeing – Why sleep is important; medicines and keeping healthy; keeping teeth healthy; managing feelings and asking for help

2)      Growing and changing – Growing older; naming body parts; moving class or year.

3)      Keeping safe – Safety in different environments; risk and safety at home; emergencies

Art

Art

This term the class will be looking at Indian Art, developing pattern idea and using a range of media and working both to create two and three dimensional pieces.

Music

Music

The children will continue to work on their confidence when singing and performing. They will be playing some singing games and using their voices and body percussion to create their own pieces. They will also be broadening their musical knowledge by listening to the music included in the BBCs Ten Pieces.

DT

DT

Due to the exploratory and ‘spontaneous’ approach in this subject, we will often go off in different directions depending on the ideas and interest of the children. And so the formal lesson plans are often deviated from to preserve a flexibility and originality of approach.  New projects often ‘evolve’ from the children’s ideas in the sessions and it is an important part of the approach and style in this subject  to maintain this flexibility and spontaneity.  This generates a feeling with the children that they are going on a ‘journey’ in this subject each term. The formal lesson plans are only intended to be used as a basis and guide to the type of work and projects that are covered and are not intended to be rigidly adhered to.

Week 1 – Moving creature designs using blockwood, hooks and wire to create movement.

Weeks 2, 3 and 4 – ‘spiralling snake designs’ using hardwood dowelling and 360 micron card.

Weeks 5 and 6 – 3 D Picture designs using laser plywood, blockwood and modelling foam.

Weeks 7, 8 and 9 – 3 ball puzzle designs using laser ply, blockwood and ball bearings.

ICT

ICT

This term pupils will continue to improve keyboard and mouse skills. They will use programs to develop their coding skills and further understanding of algorithms and debugging. They will be able to search the internet appropriately to research for a project.

Drama

Drama

We will continue working on self-confidence. We will listen to stories and re-enact them through simple actions joined together to build the story using imagination, expression and movement.

PE/Games

PE/Games

PE/ Games – Games: Developing athletic skills, through a collection of track events – which will include sprints, hurdles and relays.

P.E: Development of large and small ball skills through a variety of hitting and catching games. In addition they will work on team relays.

Swimming: Based on guidelines laid down in the ASA ‘National Plan for Teaching Swimming’. Activities designed to develop watermanship, confidence and stroke technique will be used.