Heathfield Intent: The children at Heathfield are provided with a an inter connected curriculum that promotes meaningful connections between concepts and knowledge (Heathfield Head), develops genuine and robust character traits to prepare children for life in the modern world (Heathfield Heart) and opportunities for children to use and apply their Head and Heart to answer learning questions (Heathfield Hands) resulting in knowledgeable, physically and mentally healthy children that achieve their potential and have a solid foundation to become life long learners.
Find all the relevant information for what will be happening in Year 1 on this class page.
As a part of homework, children will be provided with a range of tasks linked to Maths, English and the Big Question. Homework is given out each half term. Raffle tickets are awarded for each task based on creativity and challenge. Children complete tasks at their own pace and in any order. All tasks must be completed by the deadline. At the end of each half term, we will draw some raffle tickets from the class box where children will earn some prizes.
Please see below for a copy of the Year 1 Autumn 1 homework and the knowledge organisers to support you with learning at home.
- Spring History Knowledge Organiser
- Spring Geography Knowledge Organiser
- Spring Art Knowledge Organiser
- Spring DT Knowledge Organiser
- Summer History Knowledge Organiser
- Summer Geography Knowledge Organiser
- Summer Art Knowledge Organiser
- Summer DT Knowledge Organiser
At Heathfield, we encourage children to read and read more to improve their reading and comprehension skills. We have implemented a Reading Awards scheme at Heathfield where children earn Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Awards, once they have read a certain number of books. To achieve these awards, children can take a book home, complete a book review, and then take a new book.
In Year 1 children will get various opportunities to enhance their skills in balancing, defending, striking, catching through sports like gymnastics, Rugby, and Hockey. Children must wear their PE kits to school every Tuesday.
•White t-shirt •Black Shorts or jogging bottoms •Black trainers •Heathfield logo sweatshirt in purple
At Heathfield, we encourage children to use their best handwriting at all times. To help children improve their handwriting we follow a scheme where children get to practice their handwriting in class at least three times a week. It is important that we encourage children to carry on practicing their handwriting at home too.
Times tables are practiced daily in Year 1. It is the expectation that children are able to count in steps of 2, 5 and 10 from any given number, forwards and backwards. This plays a key part in the maths lessons, specifically when problem solving and reasoning.
Here is the link which children can use at home to practice and learn their times tables.
In Year 1 they will be learning three Big Questions:
- Who has helped us travel from the past to present? (Autumn Term)
- What kind of monarch would you be? (Spring Term)
- What makes a hero super? (Summer Term)
Each Big Question is planned in detail so children are able to use their prior learning to support the development of new knowledge, understanding and skills.
For further information, please take a look at the curriculum summaries below.