Year 1 Spring Term 2 Curriculum
Spring Term 2 – Down on the Farm
Areas of learning
As geographers we will
Investigate different habitats and compare these in different continents.
As scientists we will
- Look at seasonal changes.
- Identify and investigate different body parts.
- Explore our different senses.
As artists we will
- Explore different materials and how we can manipulate them to achieve different effects e.g. scrunching, twisting and weaving.
As theologians we will
- Learn about Easter
As dancers we will
- Perform dances with simple movements
As computer scientists we will
- Produce a talking book
- The children will research and find out information on an animal or farm related topic that interests them.
- The children will be looking around the school for signs of spring.
- They will be looking at habitats in the local area and further afield.
- The children will be visiting the farm after the Easter Break.
Spiritual & Moral
- Why is it good to be me?
- The children will develop their self-awareness and empathy towards others.
- Learn strategies to manage their feelings.
- The children will find out more about their local area and suggest improvements that could be made.
Year 1 Subject Skills
See new curriculum.
Key text: There’s a wardrobe in my Monster
Retelling, questions, free writing, lists, role play etc.
- Questions for the farm
- Washing hands
- Retrieving and create own fact sheets based on farmyard animals
See new curriculum.
- Place Value
- Addition and subtraction.
- Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s
- Number bonds.
Seasonal Changes and Senses
- To identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body
- To say which part of the body is associated with each sense Working Scientifically Skills
- To ask questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways
- To observe closely, using simple equipment
- To perform simple tests
- To identify and classify
- To use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
- To gather and record data to help in answering questions.
We are story tellers
- To use sound recording equipment to record sounds and share with an audience
- To develop collaborative skills as they work together in a group
- To understand how a talking book differs from a paper book
- To talk and reflect on their use of ICT
Making our Local Area Safer
Looking at traffic in our local roads and safety features. Design our own safe town
- Ask geographical questions
- Observe and record
- Express own views about people
- places and environments
- Use geographical language
- Recognise how the environment may be improved and sustained
Art / DT
Scrunching, Sculpture and Twisting
- Practise scrunching and twisting. Use this to create a variety of pictures.
- Paper weaving
- Use a range of materials creatively
- To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
- To learn about famous artists and make links with their own work
- To use sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
- To talk about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.
PE / Games
- Develop balance, agility and co-ordination
- Apply these in a range of activities
- Perform dances using simple movement patterns
- Develop skills how to interpret meaning and other clues.
- Use voices expressively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
- Play tuned and un-tuned instruments
- Create musical patterns. Learning songs about farm animals