Scarlet class

Y1 long term planning overview 2017-18 

Welcome to Scarlet Class!

Scarlet Class is a Year 1 class of 28 pupils taught by Ms Proctor Monday to Wednesday and Ms Bowler Thursday and Friday. We have a fantastic teaching assistant called Payal who helps to support the learning in Scarlet Class throughout the week.

Our new topic for this term is Food and plants with a strong focus on science and geography and the skills of design and technology. Our key question is: Where does our food come from?”

In this unit, the children will learn about how we can grow and farm food as well as the parts of the plants that we can eat (e.g roots, stem, leaves). We will also be learning about the British Isles and the different foods traditionally eaten across these islands.

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We will also look at how food has been used in some famous traditional tales such as ‘Goldilocks and the Three bears’ and ‘The Ginger Bread Man’. The children will have the opportunity to role play different traditional tales as well as creating their own stories based on these themes.


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The children will have the opportunity to use their cooking skills to make their own ginger bread men and to start to build a knowledge of healthy eating by designing and making a healthy smoothie. The children will learn about ingredients and following instructions as well as selecting the correct tools and implements to carry out their cooking safely.

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During our art lessons we will be taking inspiration from Dutch and Spanish Still Life painting to being to build a knowledge of composition as well as different tools to paint and draw. We will thinking about making our art work three dimensional and understanding that different foods can have symbolic meaning.

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Scarlet class is a wonderful, colourful, happy classroom for us to learn in. We have a comfy reading area, a role play, and a large carpet space with an accessible interactive white board. We also get the opportunity to work in our outside space. We work in several different groups throughout the week and have a new talk partner regularly so that everybody gets the opportunity to work with a variety of classmates.

In Scarlet class as we love reading and we try to read as much as possible. We encourage parents to read regularly with their children and to record this in their reading record book. Each child has a banded book and this can be changed as often as necessary before or after school, the books are kept on the window sill in the classroom, but just one book at a time please. We expect children to bring their book bags to school every day as they are also good for transporting letters home.

Our PE days are Wednesday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor); however we like PE kits to remain in school throughout the half term so we can take advantage of opportunities on other days.

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We also have 2 twin well-travelled friends in Scarlet Class called Bernard and Barnaby Bear. They have been to many different countries and places around the world, and are always looking for a new adventure. Bernard and Barnaby both take turns to go home with different children for the weekend and while they stay with them, the children complete diaries to then share with the rest of the class. Bears go home on Thursday, please bring them back into school to be shared with the class on Wednesday.

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In Scarlet Class we also have a Maths Monkey called Mo. He takes turns to go home with different children for the weekend and while he stays with them, the children do some maths of their choice, record it in a book, then share it with the rest of the class. Mo goes home on Thursday, please bring him back into school to be shared with the class on Monday.

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In Scarlet class, we try hard to be good friends and help each other learn. On the first day of term, we created our class rules these are displayed and remind us how to behave in our classroom so that everyone can be happy, safe and learn!

On Wednesdays, Scarlet class gets time to explore and enjoy the school library and its numerous books. In this session children can choose 1 book to borrow from the library and this book can be returned the following Wednesday or can be kept for a fortnight. Library books can be distinguished from other books as they have a small barcode on the inside of the front cover.

We are really excited to be in Scarlet class and are ready to learn and try our best!