Class Teacher: Miss J Mortland
Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs A Wingfield
Class Teacher: Miss S Johnson
Class Teaching Assistant: Miss H Dewhurst
At Hollington Primary Academy we are passionate about our children reading and strive to foster a love of books. During this academic year, your child will be exposed to a broad range of books through the curriculum and end of day ‘Book Worms’ sessions. We actively encourage reading for pleasure so that our pupils can experience the awe and wonder books provided – transporting the reader to new exciting places and broadening their horizons. We know that reading for pleasure can have a major impact on children in their future lives and want to support them on their reading journey. As part of this, we expect every child to read at some point every day!
At Hollington Primary Academy we strongly believe in purposeful home learning that extends the children’s learning about their topic beyond the classroom.
Your child needs to select one task a week to complete and return their home learning books to their class every Thursday. Your child will also receive weekly spelling and times table activities to support their learning.
Kestrel's PE day is on a Thursday and Kite's PE day is on a Tuesday.
It is expected that the children have a complete named PE that remains in the academy each term. The correct academy PE kit is:
Plain White T-Shirt
Please note: No jewellery is permitted during PE sessions. All must be removed or covered by tape provided by parents, failure to do so will result in your child missing the lesson.
Our broad and balanced curriculum is structured in six learning journeys across the academic year, each with different subject areas driving the learning. Children will be taught all elements of the National Curriculum, as well as knowledge and skills we, as an academy, feel are essential. Click on the tabs below to find out more information on each term's learning journey and start exploring with your child at home!
Wonderful Weather and Terrific Travels
Bear had never built a snowman. Neither has Rabbit, but he definitely wants to make one that is better than Bear's.
But with an avalanche and a hungry wold heading his way, Rabbit soon realises that it might be nice to have a friend on his side.
Postcards from afar...
Year 1's Guide to Wonderful Weather and Terrific Travels
During this term, the children will be learning the following:
In English this term, Year One are introduced to the story of our brand new friends - Rabbit and Bear! After reading about their first exciting adventure in Rabbit's Bad Habits, we are going to create a diary entry that uses our skills as descriptive writers. We are also going to delve into the exciting world of visual poetry by creating calligrams that will help us to use our understanding of emotions and behaviour from PSHE.
Finally we are going to use the skills demonstrated by author Julian Gough to write about the adventures Rabbit and Bear have as they send us their postcards from their travels in Geography.
This term, we will continue to develop our knowledge of Place Value, this time working with numbers within 20. We will continue to practice our counting and using representations of numbers including the tens frame and the part-whole model. This will help us to partition numbers into tens and ones.
We will be developing into and consolidating our understanding of the inverse operations, addition and subtraction. We will be reviewing our knowledge of the commutative law and beginning to use the inverse to check our problem solving.
We will be using our developing number fluency and number facts to solve and mathematically explain problems in our lessons and apply these skills when we are working scientifically.
This term, Year One are going to be investigating the weather and seasonal changes that occur in the United Kingdom. We are going to be observing how the weather changes and recording our results using the weather symbols that we learn about in Geography. We are also going to try and bust the myth that the UK is full of rainy weather!
We are going to observe daylight hours over time and learn why daylight time changes and experiment with how the changes in weather and seasons, could affect our daily lives. When we have collected our knowledge, we are going to use this to help our new friends, Rabbit and Bear to survive as they travel the world looking for hot and cold places in our Geography lessons.
Over the term, Year One are going to be exploring our mental health and thinking about how our feeliongs can affect our behaviour. We are going to be learning new ways we can help others and ourselves when a feeling gets too big for us to handle alone. We are also going to be applying our Scientific knowledge, naming parts of our body and joining Pantosaurus to learn the PANTs rule to help keep us safe.
In Geography, children will be travelling around the world, following the travels of our new friends Rabbit and Bear. We will be starting in the UK, where we will be looking at different weather patterns and seasonal change. We will discover that the UK is famous for its wet and windy weather and we are going to investigate why that might be. Year One are going to learn to identify the equator, the North and South Poles and discover that the equator affects the temperatures of countries, depending on their locations. As we receive new and exciting postcards, we are going to be discovering some of the key features of hot and cold countries around the globe.
We are going to make sure we are packing the right things in our suitcases by experimenting with temperature in Science too before we write a handy travel guide to help our new friends as they continue their travels!
So let's get ready to find out about some Wonderful Weather on our Terrific Travels!
In Art, we are going to take inspiration from our learning in PSHE, Geography and Science and our reading in English to create a piece of artwork that reflects a moment from the story of Rabbit's Bad Habits. We are going to apply our knowledge of colour and the artist Sena Runa to create a mixed-media piece of artwork.
We are going to be delving into the exciting ways of creating our very own e-books using our geographical knowledge and skills in Art as our inspiration!
In RE, we are learning about Jesus in the Temple. We will be learning about why this story is significant for Christians today and discussing some of the feelings and emotions from individual characters. Pupils will be exploring some of the events that took place before as well as after this incident and the role of some Jewish authorities.
Building on from last term, we are going to consolidate our knowledge of vowel diagraphs from Phase 3, whilst improving our oral blending skills by recognising some quick blends and clusters in Phase 4.
We are going to be introducing some new graphemes and diagraphs as we beging Phase 5 this term. We are going to be strengthening our segmenting skills as we continue to break words into the right sounds and using letter names to help us spell words accurately.
In Year One this term, children are going to begin to explore gymnastics and ways to move their body. We are going to identify and use simple gymnastic actions and shapes which we will begin to develop into a full gymnastics routine. As we progress, we are going to focus on building strength and control in our bodies, ensuring that we create clear shapes and strong actions.
We are also going to develop the skills to keep ourselves safe by learning how to carry equipment and apparatus as well as how to start and land moves safely.
This term in Music, we are extending our knowledge of musicality beyond our own voices, as we begin to experiment with a variety of musical instruments. We are going to experiment with and consolidate our knowledge of pitch, tone and rhythm as we play music from composed musical pieces as well as trying to compose our own songs too.
Medium Term Plan: Wonderful Weather and Terrific Travels
Please note: due to the current lockdown some small adaptations will be required to this medium term plan in terms out outcomes to suit remote learning.
We are TV Chefs
John Logie Baird loves inventing things! When he hears about another inventor who has built a machine to show real live pictures, John begins a journey which will change the course of history forever!
Lizzie is very excitedly trying to prepare a special meal for her grandmother’s visit! We follow ‘Little Chef’ Lizzie as she shops for and prepares her ingredients but then we discover that special ingredient is missing!Chef Lizzie must now find her own special ingredient, but will it help make her food just as amazing as Grandma’s?
Engineers and Inventors Week:
Junk Modelling Week
The Year 1 Fantastic Feast:
Picnic Celebration Party!
During this term, the children will be learning the following:
In English this term, we will be learning about a variety of fairy tales. We will be deepening our book talk to help us discuss our preferences and make connections between the texts as well as demonstrating our comprehension skills to recall and orally retell the stories. We will be looking at familiar and repeated language patterns to help us achieve later in the term.
We will be looking at how we can write an informal letter. We will be finding the features and creating a toolkit to help us achieve this. We will be linking to our developing DT and History knowledge to write to people to inform them of the marvellous new inventions we have created in our stunning start!
We will than look to apply our knowledge of fairy tales to writing and creating a fairy tale. We will be looking at the language of these stories and apply our knowledge of adjectives to create wonderful and creative descriptions!
This term, we will be using our knowledge of Place Value to help us further develop our addition and subtraction skills within 20. We will begin by revising our number bonds to 10 and then look at a range of strategies that we can use to help us in addition and subtraction. This will include counting on, making 10 to help add a 2 digit and one digit number and using number bonds to help us.
We will continue to develop our knowledge of the inverse operations to help us when checking and reason in our work. We will be continuing to build our confidence and fluency in our key number facts to build our fluency and develop our mathematical explanations.
We will be able to apply these skills to our DT work this term as we explore measurement.
This term, Year One are going to be using our knowledge from our History, DT and Computing learning journey to inspire our learning. We will be revising our knowledge of materials to be able to name and identify both objects and the materials they are made from.
We will also be consolidating our learning about plants to help us understand where our food comes from.
This term we will be learning about our feelings and behaviours are different but connected. We will be describing some feelings and name different emotional states. We will be thinking about how people behave in different emotional states and thinking of some strategies we can use to help manage feelings and emotional states by discussing mental and emotional health and wellbeing. We will learn that we all need different things to help us and that is okay.
This will help us to celebrate our differences and this makes us a brilliant and diverse team
This term we are looking at the historical enquiry question: How has television changed our lives?
This term we will be exploring the development of Television and how this impacted on the nation – this will include that at a time television was not available to everybody. We will see a link with the Term 2 topic and be able to understand that the influence of TV has changed within our families living memory. We are going to discover that the inventor of the television was a man called John Logie Baird. We will be looking at how the invention is linked to Hastings.
Children will understand that television has impacted the oral storytelling tradition. (Link to English)
This term we are going to look at how food can be prepared – leaning some basic skills in chopping and mixing food to create a simple dish. We will use this as an opportunity to find out where food comes from and discuss the principles of a healthy diet.
We will also be following in the footsteps of our historical figure to create a range of models showing our skills of design. Using our Science knowledge to help us we will know a range of strategies for cutting and designing products based on a success criteria.
In computing this term, we will be using technology to record a video of our DT projects. We will be looking at simple editing techniques and looking at simple algorithms.
In RE this term, we will be deepening of knowledge of the parables and the effect that this has had on Christians. We will be exploring the story that Jesus in the Temple. We will learn the meaning of this story and the impact that it has had on Christians – including modern day Christians.
Continuing from last term, we will be concluding our Phase 4 blends and clusters. We will be revising our knowledge of the blends we have learnt so far and we will be revising how to apply the blends to ensure that we are fluent readers.
This term we will also develop our knowledge of the Phase 5 phonemes.
We will continue to build our blending skills to ensure that we are fluent readers. We are also working on our segmenting skills to help us become accurate phonetic spellers, whilst continuing to build our accuracy by using the correct letter names.
This term we are going to improve our fitness and coordination skills by joining the Get HPA challenge.
Then we will be applying our movement skills a range to dance sessions. We will be looking to create a range of movement patterns to perform simple dance moves. We will also be learning how to preform in cannon and in the round.
In this term we will be consolidating our knowledge of musicality in our own voices and using musical instruments. This term we are going to apply or knowledge of rhythm to a self-created composition.
Medium Term Plan: We are TV Chefs