Phonics

Phonics is taught throughout New Silkworth Infant School using 'Letters and Sounds'. This is a scheme used nationally. This is supported with 'Jolly Phonics' and 'Phonics Play' throughout the Goundation Stage and KS1. Many of our reading schemes are based on phonic decoding.

 

Reading

At New Silksworth Infant School we use a wide variety of reading schemes and different authors to support pupils with their reading skills. This is because all children learn to read in different ways and like different books so we have many schemes intermixed with each other. This helps if a child doesn’t like a particular style of book because in no time they are onto the next ‘set’ which belong to a different publisher. We have books that focus on Key words which can only be read by sight recognition and we have others that are written so pupils can use their sounds to read them. We even have books with no words at all so that pupils can begin to understand stories through observing the illustrations and discussing these with their parents.

Below are some of the reading schemes we have:

Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star and Phonics Bug.

 

 

Termly Topic Areas

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Through the Keyhole

 

Let’s Celebrate!

 

Once Upon a Time

Funnybones 

 

Castles, Capitals and Kingdoms

Green Fingers and Beastly Bugs

 

 

Key Stage 1 Curriculum

Termly Topic Area Jigsaws

 

Linking Topics to the New National Curriculum

 

Autumn 1

Through the Keyhole

Autumn 2

Let’s Celebrate!

Spring 1

Once Upon a Time

Spring 2

Funnybones

Summer 1

Castles, Capitals and Kingdoms

Summer 2

Green Fingers and Beastly Bugs

English

Retelling of Traditional Tales

Recount

Poetry

Non-Fiction Instructions

Traditional Tales – Fables

Summary

Poetry

Explanations

Narrative –Stories

Report Writing

Non-Fiction  - Instructions

Poetry

Drama covered in every term

Maths

Geometry – Properties of shapes, position and direction

Number – Number and Place Value, Addition, Subtraction and Measurement, Multiplication and Division

Statistics

Science

Everyday Materials

Everyday Materials

Animals including Humans

Animals including Humans

 

Plants

R.E

Christianity

What can we learn about Christianity from visiting a church?

Christianity

Why are gifts given at Christmas?

Christianity

Why is Jesus special to Christians?

Christianity

What is the Easter Story?

Buddhism

What can we find out about Buddha?

History

Develop an awareness of the past through looking at buildings and houses.

Significant Individuals in the past

Awareness of the past – use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms

Changes within living memory – how have I grown?

Significant/Historical Events

Changes within living memory – how do plants and bugs change?

Geography

Human and Physical Geography: identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK.

Understand geographical similarities and difference through studying the physical geography of Silksworth.

Celebrating our local area - What we like about Silksworth?

Compare traditional tales from a hot climate – non-European country

 

Capital Cities, United Kingdom and its Surrounding seas.

Maps of our School Gardens and Gardens that we know.

Art and Design

Home Design and Textures

Christmas Crafts

Festival Art

Comparing Illustrators of traditional tales

Printing and Painting

Portraits

Observational Drawings

 

Study of a Key Artist

Study of a Key Artist

Study of a Key Artist

Design and Technology

Design: Design purposeful, functional appealing products based on design criteria – area of the home

Design: Design purposeful, functional appealing products based on design criteria. – Festival item

Make a character / moving skeleton puppet – explore mechanisms

Evaluate

Design: Design purposeful, functional appealing products based on design criteria – a royal accessory

Design: Design purposeful, functional appealing products based on design criteria. – Design and garden

Music

Music Express:

Sounds Interesting

Music Express:

The Long and Short of It

Music Express: Three Bears Rap

Music Express:

Feel the Pulse

Music Express:

What’s the Score?

Music Express:

Rain Rain Go Away

Computing

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

Recognise common uses of technology beyond school

Use logical reasoning to predict simple programs

Create and debug simple programs

Recognise common uses of technology beyond school

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

SEAL/PSHCE

New Beginnings

Getting on and Falling Out

Going for Goals

Good to be Me!

Relationships

Changes

P.E

Basic Moves

Dance

Basic Moves – Gymnastics

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Athletics

Strike/Field Games