Education Plan - Reception, Year 1 and Year 6

Holy Trinity’s Reception Curriculum will look like this:

What will the transition look like?

When the children start we will share information:

  • About the importance of washing hands and when to complete this.

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This will completed through songs, games and interactive stories.

We will also talk about the importance of staying 2 metres away, where possible, and not touching faces or putting objects in mouths, such as the tops of pencils and pencil crayons.

Sharing stories, singing and playing games will help the children to socialise and resettle into familiar everyday classroom routines.

There will also be opportunities to read to an adult

What will morning activities look like?

Our topic this half term is ‘on the farm’

We will continue to use a visual timetable for the children in order for them to see the different activities which will be happening throughout the day.

The children will complete a piece of literacy, phonic and maths activity each morning linked to the topic.

Literacy – We will be continuing our work on chopping and blending and simple sentence writing.

Phonics – We will continue to learn the remaining sounds in phase 3 and then consolidate the learning of the letter sounds from the beginning of the year.

Maths – We will continue to follow the White Rose Maths and this will include doubling, halving, odds and evens, length, height and distance, weight and capacity. The children will also be completing daily counting and number recognition activities.

The children will also have time to talk to each other to catch up and get to know each other again through Community Time sessions (PSHE)

Reading – The children will have opportunities to read to an adult.

What will the afternoon look like?

The children will be completing more craft activities such as observational drawings, junk modelling, painting, mask making, colouring, puppet making, role playing and acting out stories

The children will also have opportunities to complete independent learning activities throughout the day but resources will be chosen by the teacher and cleaned at the end of each day.

The children will also complete a weekly RE lesson linked to the topic ‘Special Times’ where the children will look at special occasions such as baptisms and weddings.

Holy Trinity’s Year 1 Curriculum will look like this:

What will the transition look like?

When the children start back we will share information:

  • About the importance of washing hands and when to complete this. We will remind the children of this every day.
  • We will also talk about the importance of staying 2 metres away, where possible; the importance of staying on our seats and not moving around the classroom; and only using equipment that has been given to us.
  • We will talk about how to move around the school safely; how to use the toilets in a safe and appropriate manner; and changes to outdoor play and lunchtime routines.

This will completed through songs, games and interactive stories.

We will also talk about the importance of staying 2 metres away, where possible, and not touching faces or putting objects in mouths, such as the tops of pencils and pencil crayons.

Sharing stories, singing and playing games will help the children to socialise and resettle into familiar everyday classroom routines.

There will also be opportunities to read to an adult

What will morning activities look like?

Our topic this half term is ‘Beside the Seaside’.

We will use a visual timetable for the children in order for them to see the different activities which will be happening throughout the day.

The children will complete a piece of Literacy work every morning which will be linked to our topic.  The children will develop their key skills in composition, grammar and spelling.

The children will continue to develop their reading skills through reading and discussing stories, comprehension tasks and phonics.

Each morning the children will complete a maths task linked to the programme set out by ‘White Rose’

What will the afternoon look like?

The children will be completing topic sessions linked to science and geography.  Children will also have the opportunity to complete art and craft activities each week.

Good mental health is a priority for children in Year 1 and there will be opportunities to discuss feelings, worries and problems through discussion, stories and PSHE activities.

Holy Trinity’s Year 6 Curriculum will look like this:

For those children returning to school, Year 6 teaching will focus on readiness for secondary school, including academic readiness.  The lessons at school will continue in the same format as Home Learning but will be led and supported by their group teacher.  Each day, the children will cover Maths, Literacy and one other topic lesson, with PSHE at least once weekly. We aim to ensure that the children will have consolidated the fundamental skills and knowledge to be able to make a good start in secondary school. 

The children’s readiness for secondary school will also include activities and discussion about mental health, transition activities including the study of timetables and campus maps, where possible.  Physical education lessons may also continue to take place will be strictly non-contact and will only be with the group that they are allocated.

The children who are not returning to school will be set the same work as the children attending school and should continue the routine that has already been established at home.

What will the transition look like?

When the children return, we will share information:

  • About the importance of washing hands and when to complete this. We will remind the children of this daily.
  • We will also talk about the importance of staying 2 metres away, where possible; the importance of staying on our seats and not moving around the classroom; and only using equipment that has been given to us.
  • We will talk about how to move around the school safely; how to use the toilets in a safe and appropriate manner; and changes to outdoor play and lunchtime routines.

To support with mental health, we will build in ‘mindfulness’ activities with a focus on self-efficacy to help start the day.  There will also be longer, detailed lessons that will explore our emotions and how the brain work, understanding that we are in control of what we feel and how we behave and we can do something to help regulate ourselves.

There will be many opportunities to share and discuss their time away from their friends, reflecting on lockdown, how they have felt about it, but also reflecting on how others may have felt and coped.  We aim to foster an openness where the children are comfortable to express themselves because we believe this is a vital skill that will help them in their preparation for secondary school. 

What will morning activities look like?

Mindfulness will be followed by maths. We aim to continue into our ‘normal’ routine which the children are familiar with.  This will include daily arithmetic and completing the White Rose maths lessons whilst developing strategies to support their reasoning. 

After a break, the children will complete a literacy-based task.  These will aim to practise and consolidate the fundamentals of sentences and sentence structure, including all forms of punctuation, spelling rules and vocabulary.  There will also be opportunities for extended, creative writing. As well as writing, the children will continue to develop their reading comprehension and will share a class book in which the teacher will read aloud daily to the group.

What will the afternoon look like?

Afternoons will focus on a science topic about the human body, particularly the circulatory and respiratory systems, the transportation of nutrients around the body and the effects of drugs.

The children will have the opportunity to express themselves with art that will be linked to a literacy topic; they will also be partaking in daily activity that will be non-contact (this may take place at other times depending on the children’s desires and availability of outdoor space).

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