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Once again, we have had the wonderful Ian come in to complete a drama workshop with Year 1. This time Year 1 learnt all about Guy Fawkes and Bonfire night. They had great fun pretending to be Guy Fawkes and fireworks and making explosions using their facial expressions and body movements. They can't wait to see what Ian has up his sleeve for next time.

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As well as some exceptional writing, Year 1 have been investigating telling stories through role play. They all had their own mask and took on a character from the book they were learning about in class. It was brilliant to see all the children demonstarte their understanding, of the book, through this medium. We have some excellent actors in our class. 

Here are some pictures.

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The children in Year 1 have been working exceptionally hard with their Maths learning. They have been investigating their maths through the use of manipulatives and resources. They have been using whiteboards, counters, numricon, base 10 and  blocks. They have also been working hard on knowing their number bonds to 10 by putting them into number sentences. Here are some pictures. 

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Some of our favourite books

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Exploring the story of Dogger through role play and drama

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Dymchurch Curriculum MapYear 1 - Peru
Full English (Reading and Writing) and Maths curriculum details can be found in the Docs tab above
Term 1 & 2Term 3 & 4Term 5 & 6
Science  Everyday Materials
 Seasonal Change
Plants Animals inc Humans (animal element)
 Animals inc Humans (human element) Seasonal Change - Recap
Geography Hot and Cold countries; North and South poles; Compass; directional language; Fieldwork around the school; Seasonal and daily weather patterns
World's continents and 5 oceans

City, town, village, factory, farm, house, port, office, harbour and show - changes over times

Beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, river, soil, valley, vegetation

History  Significant people and events - First aeroplane, man on the moon, space missions, explorers
Changes in living memory - TV, camera, transport  Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality


Stories about Jesus



Baptism of Jesus; Boy in the Temple; Calling Apostles





Leaders and teachers - Noah; Abraham; Moses; David; Esther



Special meals, Shabbat, Family, Mezuzah, Star of David


 Living a Moral Life

Stories with a moral and examples in everyday life
DT Food - washing fruit / veg, cutting soft ingredients, podding, picking hulling

Textiles - colour fabrics using fabric paint / printing

Mechanisms - sliding and lever paper mechanisms

Construction - lego, knex etc modelling

Food - Cleaning, hygiene, weiging, pouring, measuring - Taste and talk


Drawing - imaginary

3D - junk modelling

Painting - powder, experimenting with different applicators

Printing - potato, cork etc repeated patterns

Collage - papers and natural materials

Drawing - observational drawing portraits

PE  Hockey & Gymnastics

Football & Dance / Write dance

Handball / Multi skills & Gymnastics
Multi-Skills & Basketball
Athletics & Rounders/Football rounders  Athletics & Kwik Cricket / Mini Tennis
Music Singing / performing - join in with songs, singing loudly or quietly as appropriate
Appraising - use words to describe their musical experiences Composing - tap simple repeated rhythms, sing own words and phrases, percussion

 Unit 1.1

Using programmable toys

 Unit 1.2

Filming the steps of a recipe

 Unit 1.3

Illustrating an ebook

 Unit 1.4

Finding images using the web

 Unit 1.5

Producing a talking book

 Unit 1.6

Creating a card electronically

PSHE  New beginnings
 Say no to bullying
 Good to be me
Getting on and falling out
 Going for goals
 Relationship changes
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