Welcome to Year 1

Oak Class

In Year One, the class teachers are Mrs Buchan and Mrs Pilkington
If you need any further information about what is going on in your child’s class, or you would like to discuss anything in more detail, please contact the class teacher directly via email or call the school office for a telephone appointment.

oak@st-bernadettes.lancs.sch.uk

Long Term Curriculum Plan

Yearly Curriculum Plan

Science

Children name human body parts and senses and compare them with those of common animals. Draw pictograms using data about differences between children, for example hair colour and discuss the needs of pets. Collect, draw, label and identify minibeasts.

Religious Education

Be aware of the beauty of God’s world and how we can care for it. Know God made us because he loves us, but Adam and Eve made wrong choices. Hear the story of Noah. Know that God sent Gabriel to ask Mary to be the mother of his Son & the visit to Elizabeth. Know the story of the birth of Jesus.

PE

Develop the basic skills of traveling rolling, jumping and tuck shapesLink movements together. Explore, remember, repeat and link a range of actions with co-ordination and control. Compose a short dance independently.

Art / Design Technology

Draw from imagination, examine

paintings and sculptures and use them to develop their ideas about St Paul ́s Cathedral. They will use shape and form when making models. Pupils will learn about abstract art by potato printing They will compare their own work to Paul Klee’s work.

Geography

Weather in UK Daily weather forecast. Make a graph from the information gathered

Music

Listen and appraise music Musical games with instruments Perform songs Compose rhythms.

ICT

Moving and clicking In this unit pupils learn that programs execute by following clear instructions. They are introduced to the fact that programs respond to inputs to do different things.

History

Children will learn what happened in the Great Fire of London and when it was. Contrast fire-safety from the past with today. Study the rhymes and songs of the time; study St Paul’s Cathedral and make sketches, prints, and 3D models inspired by this great building. Enthused by the famous diarists Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, write diaries and read them to the class!

French

Greetings. Songs about parts of the body and French rhymes.

Science

Let’s Build looking at what things are made of and investigating The Three Little Pigs Houses Marvellous Materials exploring and testing umbrellas and puddles

Religious Education

Families and Celebrations, Following Jesus Coming to know that Jesus is God the Father’s Son. The ways people pray in church. The role of the priest in the love and service of God’s family.
Our Oak Class family-100 acts of kindness challenge.

PE

Develop the basic skills of traveling rolling, jumping and tuck shapes Link movements together. Explore, remember, repeat and link a range of actions with co-ordination and control. Compose a short dance independently.

Art / Design Technology

Design and making models of toys and homes using a variety of tools. Exploring and using mechanisms linked to toys e.g. levers, sliders, wheels and axles

Geography

Build on knowledge of seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK. Begin to understand hot and cold areas of the world.

Music

Charanga interactive music Learning and performing songs for the Music Festival

ICT

Create stories with moving characters

History

Explore the ways in which life has changed over the time of parents and grandparents. Develop a chronology of how homes and toys have developed.

French

Greetings. Counting to 10, days of the week

Science

Seasonal changes Wonderful weather and plants What is growing in the garden? Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including trees.
Children to grow and harvest flowers and vegetables from seed

Religious Education

Continue to learn about the Easter story and the days following The Resurrection Celebrate Pentecost Focus on AT2 themes e.g. What is God like? Why do we pray? And other questions the children may express.

PE

Outdoor games weather permitting
Using small equipment Team games, working in pairs and individual skills.

Art / Design Technology

Seaside art using a variety of media.
Focus on artist Andy Goldsworthy. 
Observational drawings of objects from the environment e.g. shells.
Make Punch and Judy puppets.

Geography

Find out about the seaside towns of the UK. Describe and compare features looking at a map. Express their own views about places and environments.

Music

Oceans, Seas and Rivers Explore the water cycle through songs

ICT

Simple inputs Learn to make objects disappear Create a game with moving objects

History

Find out about seaside towns, especially Morecambe and study the history of the seaside holiday. Learn about the coming of the railways and the start of the seaside holiday. Compare then with now. Have a Punch and Judy show.

French

Revision of greetings, colours, weather, food and drink. Write and match simple French words.

Oak News

Engineering Trail

Engineering Trail

Why not complete this trail set by Lancaster University Engineering Department? You could take photos along the way and keep a diary/information book of the trail.

Dan The Skipping Man

Dan The Skipping Man

Dear Parents and Carers,

As we look for new ways for our pupils to stay active and improve mental and physical well-being, we have recently ordered a skipping rope for each pupil (#RopestopupilsChristmas) from Dan the Skipping Man.

This is a gift to say a big thank you for their hard work this year.

Your child will be receiving their skipping rope very shortly, if they have not already.

The aim is for the skipping ropes to be used alongside the video resources online from Dan the Skipping Man.

After the Christmas break we would like the children to bring the skipping ropes back to school, so they can be kept within their class bubble. They will be used in PE lessons and break times when they are permitted to carry on with this great initiative.

Guidance for new inspiration and ideas see our website (website Link)

Here is your welcome video to give your children some inspiration: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WUxZOLgaqJS3VVJxHRNKNl0UXEj1Bocd/view?usp=sharing

Please encourage your children to try these new skills, tricks and challenges, to stay healthy and most of all have fun!

Merry Christmas and Happy Skipping!

From all at St Bernadette’s

EYFS/KS1 Nativity

EYFS/KS1 Nativity

EYFS/KS1 Class Nativity This year our Christmas production will look a little different. We ask that all children in Apple Class, Oak Class and Elm Class come to school dressed as either an angel or a shepherd on Monday 14th December. As they will stay in their...