Year 1

As part of the new scheme of work that we have introduced this year, the children have worked on a variety of Learning Projects and have been given the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to many different situations.

Each term the children have studied English following the new curriculum guidelines and the Learning Project ideas.

In Mathematics the children have studied number and calculation, shape, space and measures, and data handling.

 

The Learning Projects

SUPERHEROES – Autumn 1st half

KERPOW! Intergalactic greetings young heroes. It's time to rescue the planet from evil villains!

Who's your favourite superhero? Spider-Man? Wonder Woman? Maybe your heroes are ordinary people who've achieved great things. Or is it those people who save lives in our emergency services that you admire most? Can we stop the dastardly plans of Professor Slime? He's dropping his villainous instructions around town.  We must stop people following them, but can we make it in time?

Is that phone box free? Please excuse me... I have to save the world!

ZAP! WHIZZ! ZOOOOM!

English

Descriptive sentences; Comic strips; Narrative; Fact files; Labels and captions

PE

Superhero action movements.

Art & Design

Drawing and modelling superheroes

Computing

Downloading photographs & images.

D&T

Superfoods; Mask-making

History

Historical heroes/heroines

Music

Creating digital superhero sounds

PSHE

Recognising good and bad choices;  Keeping safe.

Science

Human body-parts and senses; Eating healthily.

 

 

 

PAWS, CLAWS AND WHISKERS – Autumn 2nd half

Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers... What's your favourite animal? One that meows? One that barks? Or maybe one that scurries or slithers?

From pets at home to animals in the zoo, let's find out what animals like to eat and where they like to sleep. Do you know how to look after a rabbit? A cat? Or even a snake?

When a gaggle of mysterious pets arrive at the local pet shop, it's up to you to take care of them... Feed them, clean them and discover their daily needs. After all that work, curl up and take a nap... a cat nap.

English

Recounts; Fables; Booklets and lists; Instructions; Poetry. 

PE

Animal movement and dance

Art & Design

Talking about art; Drawing; Collage; Model making.

Computing

Retrieving images; Photography.

D&T

Designing and making animal enclosures 

Geography

Describing physical features.

Music

Animal songs

PSHE

Caring for animals

Science

Animals (including humans).

 

 

 

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY – Spring 1st half

Put on your best outfit because you're invited to have  tea with the Queen. Use your best manners and comb your hair, as one will not be amused if you don't!

What do you know about England's capital city? Let's find out all about London, including its history, transport and famous landmarks. Step back in time and discover what happened in the Great Fire of London. Where did it start? How did it end?

Hang on, there's someone new in town! Plan a tour for Marley the Meerkat (he's come all the way from Zambia, you know) making sure he takes in all the sights and sounds of London before he finally meets his family at London Zoo.

Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city? Hop in a black cab and... enjoy the ride!

English

Recounts, labels and captions; Adventure narrative; instructions.

Geography

Countries and capital cities of the UK; Using locational language; Using maps.

Computing

Searching the web; Digital images; Algorithms; Logical reasoning; Creating and debugging programs.

D&T

Exploring mechanisms; Construction moving models; Understanding where food comes from.

History

The great fire of London

Music

Traditional songs and nursery rhymes

PSHE

Active citizens

Science

Everyday materials.

 

 

 

THE ENCHANTED WOODLAND – Spring 2nd half

If you go down to the woods today you're sure of a BIG

surprise!

Foxes and badgers, voles and mice, beady-eyed owls in the swaying tree tops. Beneath the leaves are tiny footprints... animal or imp? You decide!

Let's build a den, stick by stick and branch by branch. Or we could make a teeny tiny home for a woodland fairy!

Then let's party down in the woods, with Mr Fox and all his woodland friends. We'd better not get lost... let's leave a trail of conkers as we go.

At last it's time to rest by the woodland fire, listening to stories and toasting our sweet gooey marshmallows.

English

Recounts; information books and letters; narratives.

Science

Plants and animals; identifying & classifying

Art and design

Working with natural materials; drawing and painting.

Computing

Sending an email

D & T

Building structures.

Geography

Making maps

PSHE

Looking after the environment.

DINOSAUR PLANET – Summer 1st half

Stomp, crash, RRRAGH! Watch out everyone-the dinosaurs are on the prowl!

They're rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth...

Let's explore the Dinosaur Planet! Imagine you're a palaeontologist (that's a scientist who studies bones and fossils). Dig deep and discover dazzling dinosaur facts. Which is your favourite dinosaur? The Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Brachiosaurus or the Micropachycephalosaurus? Doyouthinkhesawus? Yes he did... RUN!

English

Fact files; Poetry; Reports; Narrative.

History

Events beyond living memory.

Art and design

Large and small-scale modelling.

Computing

Programming

D & T

Designing and making

Geography

Locating continents and oceans

Science

Plants and animal

 

 

 

MOON ZOOM – Summer 2nd half

CRASH! What's that in the playground? Let's go outside and take a look. Stand back everyone-it looks like a UFO has crash-landed!

Find out who might have landed by exploring the craft and investigating scattered scientific specimens. Create a 'Welcome to Earth' box for an alien explorer. What can you put in it to help explain what life is like on our planet?

Would you like to be an astronaut? You'll need a pretty sturdy spacecraft if you do. Start of small by making an air-propelled rocket... WHOOSH! How far can you make it travel?

Then, an alien is found... can you help get him home? It's got the experts in a right kerfuffle. Professor Pong doesn't know

what to do!

Are you ready for take-off Year 1? Hold tight... 5-4-3-2-1... LIFT OFF! 

English

Posters; Character profiles; Adverts.

D & T

Space themed vehicles; evaluating toys.

Art and design

The Solar System.

Computing

Using drawing software.

Geography

Satellite images.

History

Significant people

Music

Space sounds

PSHE

Aspirations and goal setting.

Science

Properties of materials.