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Year 1 Curriculum

Autumn 1

What did our grandparents play with?

Old & New toys

(History)

Autumn 2

Why isn’t everyone afraid of the dark?

Light & dark (non-stat science)

(Science)

Spring 1

What should the little pigs build their house from?

Materials

(Science & traditional tales)

Spring 2

Why were Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong very brave people?

Explorers (History/geography)

Summer 1

Why aren’t animals like humans?

Animals (Science)

 

Summer 2

What plants can we see in our playground and garden?

Plants

(Science)

Relating trip Brampton toy museum

Teddy bears hospital (in school)

Gentleshaw wildlife and birds of prey centre Explorer day (in school) Peak Wildlife park Local garden centre
Texts Dogger

 

Additional text: Toy boat

Owl babies

 

Additional text: The owl who was afraid of the dark, Little owl, Can’t you sleep little bear?, Owly and wormy – bright lights and starry nights

The three little pigs

 

Little red riding hood

 

Man on the moon

 

Additional text to share at the end of the day: Who was Neil Armstrong?

The tiger who came to tea

 

Additional text: Gorilla

The enormous turnip

 

Additional text: Titch

Author focus  

This is the bear book series

by Sarah Hayes & Helen Craig

 

Author focus: Jez Ahlberg

English My Labels, lists & captions for the toy shop

 

Recount – letter as Dave, written to the missing Dogger

 

Retelling the story of Dogger

 

Poetry (vocab & rhyming)

Recount – diary as owl

 

Retell/innovate the story of Owl babies

Retell a traditional tale – retelling and writing the story of the Three Little Pigs

 

Retell/innovate traditional tale – write our own story based on the Three Little Pigs

 

Report – newspaper article about the big bad wolf

Retell/innovate traditional tale  – Innovating the story of Little Red Riding Hood

 

Explanations – information about how Neil Armstrong got to the moon

Report – All about our trip to the zoo

 

Contemporary fiction – innovating and writing our own story based on The Tiger who came to tea.

 

Recount: Diary about trip to the zoo/wildlife park

 

Poetry (vocab & rhyming couplets)

Instructions – how to plant a seed

 

Contemporary fiction – innovate the story of the enormous turnip – planning different seeds

 

Poetry (vocab & poetry appreciation)

Spellings to be covered Wk1: f & s spelt ff & ss

Wk2: l, z, & k spelt ll, zz & ck

Wk3: ing, ed, er endings

Wk4: ng & nk

Wk5: ch & tch

Wk6: v & ve

Wk1: ai & oi in middle

Wk2: ay & oy at end

Wk3: oa/ow/oe

Wk4: ee/e

Wk5: ea

Wk6: ie/igh

Wk1: igh

Wk2: ar

Wk3: er

Wk4: ir & ur

Wk5: er and est endings

Wk6: Days of the week

Wk1: k before e, i, y

Wk2: a-e, e-e

Wk3: i-e, o-e

Wk4: u-e

Wk5: oo

Wk6: oo as ue & ew

Wk1: ou & ow

Wk2: ee at the end spelt y

Wk3: or & ore

Wk4: aw & au

Wk5: air & are

Wk6: ear

Wk1: ph & wh

Wk2: prefix un-

Wk3: adding s and es

Wk4: Compound words

Wk5: contractions

Wk6: common exception words

Maths

(WRM Small steps)

Number & place value (within 10)

Addition and subtraction (within 10)

 

Addition and subtraction (within 10)

Shape

Place Value within 20

Addition and subtraction (within 20)

Place value (within 20)

Counting in 2, 5 and 10s

 

Length & height

Weight & volume

Multiplication and division (reinforce multiples of 2, 5 and 10)

Fractions

Position and direction

Place value (within 100)

Addition and subtraction

Money

Time

Science The 4 seasons & Seasonal change

 

Autumn & characteristics

 

Artists relating to this…

Francois Boucher

Poussin

Alphonse Mucha

Luke Howard (meteorology)

Light and dark

Sources of light including the Sun

Features of day and night including temperature

Electricity as a source of light

Shadows

 

Winter – where do the leaves go in winter?

Everyday materials

Use of different everyday materials

Classifying and grouping

Changing materials by bending, etc.

Gathering and sorting different materials

Animals including humans

How animals adapt to their environment

 

Animals including humans

(senses, body parts)

Identification and labelling of a variety of common birds and animals

Know carnivores and herbivores

How animals are suited to their environment

Name parts of the human body

Identify body parts & senses

Naming & investigating animals

 

David Attenborough

Plants

Identification and labelling; including trees

Structure of plants; including roots, stem, flower, etc.

 

David Attenborough

History Comparing old & new toys – what did our grandparents play with? Celebrating Christmas in the past Who was Queen Elizabeth (history of the monarchy) Who was Christopher Columbus & Neil Armstrong? What did they do? Who was Lowry and what did he do?
Geography Daily weather Wonderful Weather

 

Name & locate the worlds 7 continents and 5 oceans.

Local Geography

Where is Kidsgrove?

 

Using maps, atlases and globes to find countries, continents and oceans

Exploring hot & cold climates

Map skills (directions)

UK Physical Geography

Can you name any of the key features around Kidsgrove?

 

Human & Physical Geography

Are we nearly there yet?

Countries making up UK, major cities in England)

Art Drawings using thick & thin pencils

Artists who have toys as inspiration

Robert Bradford (creates sculptures using discarded toys)

Sarah Graham (paints toys/sweets)

 

3d firework art

Wintery/stormy pictures

Christmas art

Textiles/printing

 

Primary colours & mixing

Printing block/repeating patterns to represent the ocean

Using tools to create shell pictures

Turner

Vincent Van Gogh (The sea at Saintes Maries)

Drawing/painting animals – following the style of a specific artist Draw & sketch trees/plants

Leaf printing in the style of William Morris

 

Textiles/printing

 

William Morris

Van Gogh (sunflower picture)

Design & technology Investigate how toys work

Design & make toy boat – creating strong structures

Make cup & ball toy Frank Hornby (created Meccano/model trains)

Weaving – Christmas decorations Building houses out of various materials – strongest/weakest materials

 

Barbara Jones (architect builds houses out of straw)

Professor Codman’s Punch & Judy Food – what should we be eating? Design & make bird tables (including bird feed)

 

Building a tin forest

RE Beliefs teachings and sources Practices and ways of life

 

Understanding the Christmas story

Expressing meaning Identifying diversity and belonging Meaning purpose and truth Values and commitments
Computing E Safety

 

Creating pictures (2B)

E-Safety

 

Spell checker – word

E Safety

 

I Robot

(Programming)

E Safety

 

 

Pictograms (1E)

E Safety

 

DC2

E Safety

 

DV2

PHSE

 

New beginnings Say no to bullying Go for goals! Good to be me Relationships Changes
Music Hey you!

Listening & appraising, learning the song

Playing along to the pulse & copying/replaying patterns

Learning to play glockenspiel

In the groove

Listening & appraising, learning songs

Improvisations of musical instruments & vocals

Composing

Rhythm in the way we walk & Banana Rap

Listening & appraising

Identifying and keeping the beat of the pulse

Pitch

 

PE Dance Gymnastics Games

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