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Continuous Provision in Year 1

We believe that children have a right to expect a curriculum which is fun, motivating, interesting and most importantly purposeful. We strive to develop imagination through a stimulating, creative environment where every child has the opportunity to shine.

At Swanland Primary School we aim to deliver all subjects through our topics and to make links that are relevant, appropriate and purposeful to the area of learning.

Continuous provision offers children the chance to engage in active learning through hands-on, play-based activities which they can access whenever they choose.

Continuous provision can enable children to explore recent learning, practice new skills, and follow their own interests, both indoors and out.

Staff will often enhance the provision areas to make links to adult led learning. This gives teachers the opportunity to introduce their adult-led activities, being sure that children have plenty of chances to practise and improve skills, knowledge and confidence in active, independent learning.

These plans have been designed to give some idea of the learning that can be seen when children are working independently in the provision areas within the classroom.

The children are asked to decide what they are going to learn and which area would be best for them to do this in.  The children are also responsible in their ‘Tidy Teams’ to make sure the resources that are always available are counted and stocked up at the end of each session.

Workshop

Children may choose to :

Resources always availableCurriculum links (Art, Design and Technology)
Glue, scissors, rulers, googly eyes, sparkly bits, lolly sticks, pencils, coloured pencils, cellotape, cylinders, cubes, cuboids, wool, tissue paper, plain paper, coloured paper, card, collage materials, design mats... to use a range of creative materials ... to design a product ... to use your design to make a product …to explore and use different types of pencils ... to develop your drawing, painting and sculpting ... to develop and share your ideas ... to develop a wide range of art and design techniques ... to explore colour, texture, line, form, shape and space ... about a range of artists and designers … to evaluate your work.

Maths Area

Children may choose to learn...

Resources always availableCurriculum links
Balance scales, weighing scales, 2D shapes, 3D shapes, 100 squares, rulers, 1p,2p,5p,10p coins, 1 minute timers, 5 minute timer, stop clocks, clocks, marbles, conkers, tape measures, whiteboards and pens, cubes, numicon, part part whole plates, challenge cards, greedy crocodile < > signs.…to count on and back from any given number, up to 100 ... to count in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s ... to recognise the place value of each digit in any 2-digit number ... to solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division ... to describe and compare quantities ... to develop and use mathematical language related to number, money, measures and shape ... to begin to use symbols < and > to compare quantities ... to recognise, identify and name common 2D and 3D shapes ... to tell the time ... to explore a variety of standard and non-standard measurements ... to recognise number patterns and complete sequences

Reading area

Children may choose to learn...

Resources always availableCurriculum links
Age appropriate books, topic books, magazines, atlases, dictionaries, cushions…to read words you already know by sight ... to re-read books to build up your confidence ... to read fluently ... to read with expression ... to read aloud accurately ... to read in your head ... to consolidate phonic knowledge when decoding new words ... to become familiar with a variety of key stories ... to work together and discuss what you have read ... to predict what might happen next, based on what you have read ... to increase your vocabulary ... to challenge yourself ... to familiarise yourself with different text types.

Imaginative play

Children may choose to learn...

Resources always availableCurriculum links – English (speaking and listening)
Wooden blocks, people, animals, material, natural resourceslisten and respond appropriately to adults and their peers give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes, including for expressing feelings. use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas participate in discussions, presentations, performances, roleplay/improvisations and debates consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others

Investigation Station

Children may choose 

Resources always availableScience Curriculum links
Magnifying glasses, tape measures, magnets, paper, pencils asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways observing closely, using simple equipment performing simple tests identifying and classifying using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

Writing Area

Children may choose to learn...

Resources always availableCurriculum links
Clipboards, envelopes, story maps, cellotape, stapler, sound mats, white boards, white board pens, paper clips, pens, glue, rulers, treasury tags, high lighters, paper, card.write sentences by: i. saying out loud what they are going to write about ii. composing a sentence orally before writing it iii. sequencing sentences to form short narratives iv. re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense v. discuss what they have written with the teacher or other pupils En1/3.3c read their writing aloud clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher. i. leaving spaces between words ii. joining words and joining clauses using "and" iii. beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark iv. using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’ sit correctly at a table, holding a pencil comfortably and correctly En1/3.2b begin to form lower-case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place En1/3.2c form capital letters i. words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught ii. common exception words

Enquiry Area

Children may choose to learn...

Resources always availableCurriculum links - Geography
Globe, atlas, sticky notes, pencils, I wonder cards, topic books• Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the UK and its countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage • Use locational and directional language (near, far, right, left) to describe the location of features and routes on a map. • Key physical features including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather • Key Human Features including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop

Investigation Station

Children may choose to learn....

Resources always availableScience Curriculum links
Magnifying glasses, tape measures, magnets, paper, pencils asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways observing closely, using simple equipment performing simple tests identifying and classifying using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

Outdoor area

We are in the process of developing an outdoor area near our Year 1 classrooms.  This spring we hope to begin planting various seeds and bulbs.  We will then look at which part of the plants we eat and make our own soup, smoothies in the kitchen.

Some of the objects we plan to cover are:

Swanland Primary School

Tranby Lane, Swanland, East Yorkshire, HU14 3NE

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