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12/05/21

We loved our parachute games at lunchtime today 💕 https://t.co/0ZX8UOwh1j

19/04/21

Year 5 have made some brilliant bird boxes for their Easter DT project! https://t.co/OTnL2qr68O

12/03/21

A massive thank you to and for "visiting" HFSP this week - nothing beats meeting and talking to an author about their experiences to inspire our own reading and writing! https://t.co/wxpMcXarDp

12/03/21

Happy belated World Book Day 2021 from HFSP! (2/2) https://t.co/NnfG3CrVsY

12/03/21

Happy belated World Book Day 2021 from HFSP! (1/2) https://t.co/VFrWSeGqtx

08/03/21

Year 4 Meet the Author - Jenny Pearson 📚 https://t.co/ikLIwiepkm

08/03/21

Welcome back KS2 👨‍💻 ✍️ 😃 https://t.co/Lm5DMBMyqO

08/03/21

Welcome back Key Stage 1 📚 🧮 https://t.co/oDlDLZPaEW

08/03/21

Welcome back Early Years 🦕 🦖 https://t.co/rd1NtggzjU

04/03/21

Happy world book day! Look at our amazing crayons 🖍 📚 https://t.co/W8S4WayFsf

26/02/21

The final push! One-to-one Phonics tutoring for our pupils learning online. https://t.co/b9rHt8oB7E

24/02/21

How does a holiday to Mount Etna sound? Year 4 learning about volcanoes in Geography. https://t.co/tCHRatC5lP

12/02/21

Year 4 carrying out a Science experiment learning about the harmful effects certain liquids can have on our teeth. science https://t.co/iD2jilnPSD

11/02/21

Porridge making in Agra Deedy https://t.co/BXTSyBaVV2

11/02/21

Reception are getting ready for Chinese New Year 🧧 🍜 https://t.co/z8vdxN7VxF

11/02/21

Securing those number bonds 🧮 https://t.co/4AG0r09qt2

09/02/21

Key Stage One took part in their Speech Bubbles session today. Children from home and from school participated 🙂 https://t.co/WbiYu9W07X

01/02/21

Year 4 have created their very own Roman God Trump cards this week! Who’s the strongest? 💪 https://t.co/qQVrim5pRn

22/01/21

Year 4 have created some fantastic diagrams of the digestive system for Science! https://t.co/2hUQr0PnuR

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Year 1

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Term

Content

Half-Term 1

Half-Term 2

Aut

Literary Themes

Journeys & Exploration

 

Heroes and Villains

 

Texts

Naught Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke

Astro Girl* by Ken Wilson-Max

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

Billy and the Beast* by Nadia Shireen

Genres and Outcomes

Letters, diaries, sequels, non-chronological reports

Own adventure story

Writing in role, commands, ‘how to’ guides

Fact file about being an astronaut

Questions, speech bubbles, letters, lists

Story sequel

Wanted poster, summary, emails, character descriptions, recipes, own version ‘defeat a monster’ narrative

NC Coverage

Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation

-  How words can combine to make sentences
- Joining words and clauses using and
-
Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Separation of words with spaces
- Introduction to capital letters, full stops, questions marks and exclamation or command sentences
- Expanded noun phrases to describe and specify, 
e.g. the blue butterfly
- Subordination (using when, if, that, or because) 
and co-ordination (using or, and, or but)

 

Writing (Composition)

Write sentences by:
- Saying out loud what they are going to write about.
- Composing a sentence orally before writing it.
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives.
- Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense.
- Discussing what they have written with the teacher or the other pupils
-Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by:
- Writing narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real and fictional) (Y2) Consider what they are going to write before beginning by:
- Encapsulating what they want to say, sentence by sentence (Y2)
Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by:
- Evaluating their writing with the teacher and other pupils (Y2)
- Reading aloud what they have written with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear (Y2)

 

Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation

- Introduction to capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences
- How words can combine to make sentences
- Joining words and joining clauses using and

- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Subordination (using when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (using or, and, but)
- How the grammatical patterns in a sentence indicate its function as a statement, question, exclamation or command
- Use of capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences

 

Writing (Composition)

Write sentences by:
- Saying out loud what they are going to write about
- Composing a sentence orally before writing it
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
- Writing for different purposes (Y2)
- Planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about (Y2)
- Proof-reading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation [for example, ends of sentences punctuated correctly] (Y2)
- to make simple edits, corrections and improvements (Y2)

 

Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation

- How words can combine to make sentences
- Separation of words with spaces
- Joining words and joining clauses using and
- Introduction to capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences

- Capital letters for names and for the personal pronoun

 

Writing (Composition)

- Write sentences by:
- Saying out loud what they are going to write about
- Composing a sentence orally before writing it
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense - Discussing what they have written with the teacher or other pupil

 

 

Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation

- Regular plural noun suffixes –s or –es [for example, dog, dogs; wish, wishes], including the effects of these suffixes on the meaning of the noun
- Suffixes that can be added to verbs where no change is needed in the spelling of root words (e.g. helping, helped, helper)

- How words can combine to make sentences
- Joining words and joining clauses using and
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Separation of words with spaces
- Introduction to capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences
- Capital letters for names and for the personal pronoun

 

Writing (Composition)

Write sentences by:
- Saying out loud what they are going to write about
- Composing a sentence orally before writing it
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
Discuss what they have written with the teacher or other pupils
Read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher.

 

Spelling Rules, Phonics and CE Words

See Attached Overview

 

 

 

Spr

Literary Themes

Similarities and Differences

Nature and Environment

Texts

Beegu* by Alexis Deacon

The Odd Egg* by Emily Gravett

Stanley’s Stick by John Hegley and Neal Layton

Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish by Michael Foreman

Genres and Outcomes

Descriptions, commands, letters, nonsense-word dictionary, poems, non-fiction report, own version ‘alien’ narrative

Thought and speech bubbles, diary entry, letter, certificate, Egg-spotter’s guide (non-fiction report)

Retelling, descriptions, own version narrative

Letters, setting descriptions, instructions, narrative (retelling), pamphlet, poster, pamphlet

NC Coverage

Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation

- How words can combine to make sentences
- Separation of words with spaces
- Introduction to capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences
- Expanded noun phrases for description and specification [for example, the blue butterfly, plain flour, the man in the moon]

 

Writing (Composition)

Write sentences by:
- Saying out loud what they are going to write about
- Composing a sentence orally before writing it
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
- Read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher. Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by:
- Writing narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real and fictional) (Y2) - Writing poetry (Y2)
- Planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about (Y2)
- Writing down ideas and/or key words, including new vocabulary (Y2)  

Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation

- How the prefix un– changes the meaning of verbs and adjectives - How words can combine to make sentences
- Joining words and joining clauses using and
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives

- Separation of words with spaces
- Introduction to capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences
- Apostrophes to mark where letters are missing in spelling and to mark singular possession in nouns [for example, the girl’s name]

 

 

 

Writing (Composition)

Write sentences by:
- Saying out loud what they are going to write about
- Composing a sentence orally before writing it
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
Discuss what they have written with the teacher or other pupils
Read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher.

 

Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation

- Suffixes that can be added to verbs where no change is needed in the spelling of root words (e.g. helping, helped, helper)
- How words can combine to make sentences
- Joining words and joining clauses using and

- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Use of the suffixes –er, –est in adjectives and the use of –ly in Standard English to turn adjectives into adverbs
- Expanded noun phrases for description and specification [for example, the blue butterfly, plain flour, the man in the moon]
- Correct choice and consistent use of present tense and past tense throughout writing

- Commas to separate items in a list
- Apostrophes to mark where letters are missing in spelling and to mark singular possession in nouns [for example, the girl’s name]

 

Writing (Composition)

Write sentences by:
- Saying out loud what they are going to write about
- Composing a sentence orally before writing it
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
- Discuss what they have written with the teacher or other pupils
- Read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher.
- Writing narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real and fictional) (Y2)

- Planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about (Y2)
- Encapsulating what they want to say, sentence by sentence (Y2)
- Evaluating their writing with the teacher and other pupils (Y2)

 

Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation

- Suffixes that can be added to verbs where no change is needed in the spelling of root words (e.g. helping, helped, helper)
- How words can combine to make sentences
- Joining words and joining clauses using and

- Subordination (using when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (using or, and, but) (Y2)
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Introduction to capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences
- Use of the progressive form of verbs in the present and past tense to mark actions in progress [for example, she is drumming, he was shouting] (Y2)
- Apostrophes to mark where letters are missing in spelling and to mark singular possession in nouns [for example, the girl’s name]

 

Writing (Composition)

Write sentences by:
- Saying out loud what they are going to write about
- Composing a sentence orally before writing it
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Discussing what they have written with the teacher or other pupils

 

Spelling Rules, Phonics and CE Words

See Attached Overview

 

 

 

Sum

Literary Themes

Friendship and Kindness

Imagination and Creativity

Texts

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey & How to Be a Dog by Jo Williamson

Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beatty and David Roberts

Julian is a Mermaid* by Jessica Love

Genres and Outcomes

Character descriptions, retellings, advice, instructions, non-chronological reports, own version ‘losing/finding’ narrative

Character comparisons, fact sheets, shared poem, own version narratives, ‘How to’ guide

Labels, captions, character comparisons, thought and speech bubbles, fact file

Instructions, writing in role, advertisements, three-verse poem

NC Coverage

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation

- How words can combine to make sentences
- Joining words and joining clauses using and
-
Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Expanded noun phrases to describe and specify, e.g. the blue butterfly
- Subordination (using when, if, that, or because) and co-ordination (using or, and, or but) - Correct choice and consistent use of present tense and past tense throughout writing
- Commas to separate items in a list
- How the prefix un– changes the meaning of verbs and adjectives [negation, for example, unkind, or undoing: untie the boat]

 

Writing (Composition)

Write sentences by:
- Saying out loud what they are going to write about.
- Composing a sentence orally before writing it.
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives.
- Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense.

 

Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation

- Leaving spaces between words
- Joining words and joining clauses using and
- Co-ordination (using or, and, but)
- Introduction to capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences
- Using a capital letter for names of people and the personal pronoun I

 

Writing (Composition)

Write sentences by:
- Saying out loud what they are going to write about
- Composing a sentence orally before writing it
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
- Discussing what they have written with the teacher or other pupils

 

Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation

- How words can combine to make sentences - Separation of words with spaces
- Joining words and joining clauses using and - Co-ordination (using or, and, but)

- Introduction to capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks - Capital letters for names and for the personal pronoun I

 

Writing (Composition)

Write sentences by:
- Saying out loud what they are going to write about
- Composing a sentence orally before writing it
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
- Discussing what they have written with the teacher or other pupils

 

Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation

- How words can combine to make sentences - Separation of words with spaces
- Joining words and joining clauses using and - Co-ordination (using or, and, but)

- Introduction to capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks - Capital letters for names and for the personal pronoun I

 

Writing (Composition)

Write sentences by:
- Saying out loud what they are going to write about
- Composing a sentence orally before writing it
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
- Discussing what they have written with the teacher or other pupils

 

Spelling Rules, Phonics and CE Words

See Attached Overview