Ightenhill Primary School

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Curriculum

Phonics

We follow the Read, Write, Inc. scheme. The children get taught a 45 minute phonics session each day. The children learn in small groups set to their ability. They will get assessed each half term to allow them to progress through the scheme.

The order of the scheme colours are: red, green, purple, pink, orange, yellow, blue, grey, literacy

 

Literacy 

In autumn 1, our literacy lessons are focused around the story 'Meerkat Mail'. The children will:

  • retell the story
  • innovate a story
  • write a postcard
  • discuss the characters feelings
  • learn now vocabulary 
  • write a letter 
  • write a poem

 

Maths

We follow the Red Rose Maths scheme. This autumn 1 term, your child will learn:

  • place value with numbers to 100
  • how to measure length and height
  • adding two digit and one digit numbers
  • subtracting one digit numbers from two digit numbers
  • properties of 2D shapes

 

Topic

Our focus is a Geography topic. We will learn:

  • how to compare hot and cold countries
  • geographical features of hot and cold deserts
  • geographical vocabulary 
  • weather patterns in seasons
  • how to dress for each seasons
  • how to keep a weather chart
  • how to use atlases, aerial maps, globes and maps

 

Science

We are performing simple experiments. We will learn:

  •   to ask simple questions
  • to observe closely

 

  • to perform a simple test
  • to identify and classify
  • to gather and record data

 

PSHE

We follow the Jigsaw scheme. The children will learn:

  • about responsibility 
  • how to care for others
  • mindfulness

 

DT

We will learn how to sew and we will create a hand puppet.

 

Music 

We will be using the glockenspiels to play alongside a piece of music.

 

PE 

Our PE day is on a Wednesday. Please bring your child to school in uniform. The children will be learning how to perform their fundamental movements (e.g. skipping, hopping and jumping etc).

 

RE

The children will be learning about Christianity this half term.

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