Year 1 Summer Term 1 Curriculum
Exploring the world and beyond
Areas of learning
As geographers we will:
- Look at maps, atlases and globes.
- Explore countries around the world and discover what makes them special.
As scientists we will:
- Identify and name a variety of common invertebrates.
- Describe and compare the structure of common invertebrates.
As design technologists we will:
- Learn how to cut and join fabrics using simple techniques.
As theologians we will:
- Share and discuss stories about Jesus and his friends.
As Swimmers and Athletes we will :
- Learn to swim and master basic movements ready for sports day.
We will learn to consider whatnmakes us proud and how to recognise our strengths.
We will be comparing the seasonal changes within our school environment.
Spiritual & Moral
What makes a good friend and what we can do to help others?
We are learning about other countries in the world and finding out what makes a community.
Year 1 Subject Skills
- Identify and discuss key elements within the story ‘Peter Rabbit’: write a diary entry, using the first person.
- Retell the story ‘The Gigantic Turnip’ by joining together ideas into a story.
- Innovate the story ‘The Gigantic Turnip’ to plan and write an original story.
- Multiplication and division – count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.
- Solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher.
- Fraction – recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.
- Recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.
- Compare, describe and solve practical problems for: lengths and heights (e.g. double/half).
- Compare, describe and solve practical problems for: mass/weight (e.g. half, half full, quarter).
Seasonal Changes and On Safari
- To look at seasonal changes between May and June
- To identify and name a variety of common invertebrates
- To identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores,herbivores and omnivores
- To describe and compare the structure of a variety of common
Working Scientifically Skills
- To ask questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways
- To observe closely
- To perform simple tests
- To identify and classify
- To gather and record data to help in answering questions.
- To describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday shapes
Comparing Kingston and the rest of the world
- Look at maps, atlases and globes. Explore countries around the world and discover what makes them special.
- Ask geographical questions.
- Express own views about people, places and environments.
- Use geographical language.
- Use globes, maps and plans.
- Use secondary sources of information.
- Recognise how places compare with other places.
- Recognise how places are linked to other places in the world.
- Recognise changes in physical and human features.
We are TV chefs
- To use different features of a video camera
- To use a video camera to capture moving images
- To develop collaboration skills when working as part of a group to produce a video
- Discuss their work and see whether if could be improved
Art / DT
Children to design and make pop-up cards
- Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and others based on design criteria
- select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing]
- select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
- evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria
- Explore and use mechanisms (for examples, levers and sliders) in their products
PE / Games
- Swim, competently, confidently and proficiently
- Use a range of strokes effectively
- Master basic movements including running, jumping, crawling, throwing and catching
- Opportunities to use ICT resources.
- Singing songs from films to link with Literacy.
- Sing songs and perform with others.
- Learn how music is used for particular purposes.