IAA Primary Curriculum Guide Grade 1 Term 3
Welcome to Term 3 It’s the Summer term. The weather is getting warmer and all of the end of year fun with Trips week and Sports day is about to begin. However, there is still plenty of work to be done. In the pages that follow you will find the units that your child will study this term along with the expectations at the end of each unit. Not every child progresses at the same rate so please compare your child’s ability at the end of the unit to what he or she could do at the start. If you have any questions about your child’s levels of attainment, please speak to the class teacher, who is the person who know your child best of all.
Literacy We will focus on two specific genres this term: Narrative and Non-fiction. Narrative • Extended Stories • Significant Author – this will look at the work of a children’s author. Non-Fiction • Information Texts We follow the Renewed Primary Framework for England. For further information please see: www.nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/150263
Numeracy Numeracy teaching is divided into 5 Blocks of study: A Counting, Partitioning and Calculating B Securing number facts and Understanding Shape C Handling Data and Measure D Calculating, Measuring and Understanding Shape E Securing Number facts, relationships and Calculating These blocks are then divided into 3 Units of study. This term, children will cover Blocks A3, C3, D3, and E3. Further information on the content of these blocks , including objectives, can be found at: www.nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/nodes/18234 Our teachers use the Abacus Evolve scheme to support their teaching. www.abacusevolve.com Please be aware that this scheme supports practical learning and our teachers use the pages that are appropriate rather than following the scheme page by page.
Homework In Primary, the day is quite intense for young children working in two languages. For this reason we limit our homework to 15 minutes per day in Grade 1. We suggest: • 8 minutes - reading • 2 minutes - spelling • 5 minutes – completing homework sheet/finishing off If you would like to further consolidate this term’s work we would suggest: • www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize • www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.co.uk We also suggest the CGP books: • www.cgpbooks.co.uk