UNIT OF STUDY OVERVIEW: GRADE 1

PIRATES

For this unit, students will be exploring the fascinating world of Pirates. They will have a chance to learn and perform poems, shanties and dances from the appropriate time period. Students will also be introduced to simple geographical language and gain a better understanding of the larger world around them.

UNIT OF FOCUS:

  • English (writing)
  • English (reading)
  • Science
  • Creative Arts
  • Social/PSHE
  • Historical/Geographical

UNIT CONTENT:

ENGLISH:

  • SPEAKING and LISTENING: Performance of poems
  • WRITING: Poetry, Lists, Labels and Captions, Instructions
  • READING: Author Focus: Babette Cole, Guided Reading, Poetry reading
  • PHONICS: Phonics Groups are set, working through Letters and Sounds

MATHEMATICS:

  • NUMBER: Counting in 10s, addition and subtraction, number bonds to 10
  • SHAPE, SPACE and MEASURES: 2D and 3D shapes, repeating patterns, positional language

SCIENCE:

  • LIFE PROCESSES and LIVING THINGS: Senses, parts of the body, keeping healthy and staying safe

CREATIVE ARTS:

  • VISUAL ARTS: Painting Skills, Oil pastels
  • v MUSIC: Pirate sea shanties
  • DANCE: Pirate dances

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • GEOGRAPHY: Naming the oceans and continents.

Using and drawing simple maps. Using geographical language

ICT:

  • SKILLS: Keyboard and mouse skills
  • PROGRAMS: Word, Paint, Purple Mash

PSHE:

  • ACTIVITY: Goals and Targets

END OF UNIT PROJECT/ACTIVITY:

  • PROJECT/ACTIVITY: Pirate Day; treasure hunts, fancy dress, and building pirate ships.

OPEN CLASSROOM:

  • ACTIVITY/PRESENTATION: Activity Carousels; students take their parents around a variety of activities showing them all the different things they have learned and can do.

Field Trip:

  • VISITORS: People who help us; nurses, police, etc.