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Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Lane

Houghton-le-Spring

Tyne & Wear

DH5 8DA

Tel: 0191 5536523

 

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Please note: We have postponed the Sports Day and Summer Fayre to Friday 14th July. Hopefully this will give everyone the chance to rearrange so they can join us at these events.

Year 1

 

Curriculum Overview 2016 - 17

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Autumn Term 2016

This term the Year 1 children will be learning about the cross-curricular themes of ‘Houses and Homes’ and ‘Toys’.  They will learn about and compare homes from the past and study maps of their local environment. The children will also find out about old and new toys and learn about the story of the first teddy bear. They will make comparisons of toys and games played in the past and make their own board games.

In English pupils will be studying the traditional tale of Hansel and Gretel. The children will write recounts of our visits and other events that they experience.  In maths this term we will be counting, using and applying our knowledge of number and solving problems.

In Science the children will be studying the themes of ‘Animals including humans’ and investigating ‘Materials’. We will carry out investigations and experiments as part of these topics, to support learning and understanding.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays, so please ensure that your child has their full school P.E. kit on those days.

Autumn Term 2016

This term the children will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 26th September (Mrs O'Mara)

Wednesday 28th September (Mrs Russell)

Wallington

 

Monday 17th October (Mrs Russell)

Thursday 20th October (Mrs O'Mara)

Great North Museum

 

Wednesday 23rd November (Mrs O'Mara)

Friday 25th November (Mrs Russell)

Toys'r'us, Gateshead

Wallington - September 2016

Nativity stars - December 2016

Spring Term 2017

This term the children in Year 1 will be studying the themes of ‘Transport’ and ‘All at Sea’.

In English they will be studying the traditional tale ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’ and completing a non-fiction report about sharks. We will also look closely at the story ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson.

In Maths this term we will be looking at measurement and creating graphs. Your child will also be introduced to multiplication, division and time.

In Science your child will be studying ‘Light and Seasonal Change’ and ‘Plants’.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays.

Spring Term 2017

This term the children will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  

 

 

Monday 23rd January (Mrs Russell)

Monday 30th January (Mrs O'Mara)

Shildon Railway Museum

 

Friday 17th February (Mrs Russell)

Wednesday 8th March (Mrs O'Mara)

Sainsbury's & Chester-le-Street

 

Friday 31st March (Mrs Russell)

Monday 3rd April (Mrs O'Mara)

Richardson's Garden Centre

Shildon Railway Museum, January 2017

Roker Beach, February 2017

Summer Term 2017

This term Year 1 will be studying the cross-curricular themes of minibeasts and India.  We will be looking at a variety of minibeasts and their features and going on a minibeast hunt at Castle Eden Dene.  In the second half term we will look at geographical, historical and cultural features through studying India.  The children will visit a supermarket to buy ingredients to make a tasty Indian dish.

In English we will be looking at a range of fictional stories linking to our cross-curricular themes.  These include Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell and Tiger Child.  We will also cover non-fiction texts.  In Maths we will cover number and place value, fractions and addition and subtraction.  The children will work to develop their mental addition and subtraction skills. Every child will be set specific targets, which we will be working on his half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

In science the children will be studying Plants and take a more in-depth look at the properties of different materials in the final half term. We will conduct investigations and complete graphs to show our results.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays.

Summer Term 2017

This term the children will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 8th May (Mrs Russell)

Thursday 11th May (Mrs O'Mara)

Castle Eden Dene, Peterlee

 

Wednesday 7th June (Mrs O'Mara)

Monday 12th June (Mrs Russell)

Sainsbury's, Sunderland

 

Wednesday 28th June (Mrs Russell)

Thursday 29th June (Mrs O'Mara)

AMF Bowling, Washington

Castle Eden Dene, Peterlee, May 2017

Sainsbury's, Sunderland, June 2017