Maths and Science
Our Maths Curriculum in Year One is closely based on White Rose Maths. This method allows children to experience an in depth approach to mathematics, with a focus on mastery, ensuring a thorough knowledge and enjoyment to develop happy, resilient and confident mathematicians. The mantra of White Rose Maths is – everyone can do maths: everyone can!
In Year One, Maths is made fun and many lessons are practical. We cover Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Shape, Length and Height, Weight and Volume , Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Position and Direction, Money and time.
Throughout Year One, children study the topics of Materials, Animals (including Humans) and habitats and plants. We also study the seasons as they occur. Children experience and observe scientific phenomena, looking more closely at the natural and humanly-constructed world around them. They are encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice. They develop their understanding of scientific ideas by using different types of scientific enquiry to answer their own questions, including observing changes over a period of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out simple comparative tests, and finding things out using secondary sources of information. They begin to use simple scientific language to talk about what they have found out and communicate their ideas to a range of audiences in a variety of ways. Most of the learning about science is done through the use of first-hand practical experiences, but there is also some use of appropriate secondary sources, such as books, photographs and videos.