Year 1 Spring Term Curriculum
Spring Term – Once upon a time
Areas of learning
- As historians we will discover facts about Kings and Queens.
- As scientists we will look at seasonal changes name and group different common animals.
- As designers we will design and build castles
- As theologians we will learn about Ramadan and Eid
- As gymnasts we will develop balance, agility and co-ordination
- As computer scientists we will instruct a programmable toy to move around maps
- Design and make castles working in groups.
- Look at seasonal changes and the impact it has on our school environment and surrounding areas.
Spiritual & Moral
- Morals found in traditional stories.
- Sharing materials and working as a team.
- Self confidence and ‘sticking at it’.
- Buildings in our local community.
- How our local area has developing through looking at houses and buildings.
Year 1 Subject Skills
Traditional Tales and Fairy tales
- Read and explore stories with a common theme
- Respond to events in a story through role play, discussion and writing tasks
- Generate own ideas for own tradition tale
- Plan and write a simple story based on Cinderella. Focusing on beginning, middle and end, story book language and description.
- Counting in groups and calculating
- One more / one less 10 more / 10 less.
- Place value – Tens and Units
- Shape and measure
Link to DT with 3D shape and measure
Link to time with Literacy stories ‘At 4 o clock the wolf came’
Seasonal Change and Animals
- To look at seasonal changes between January and February
- To name animals that are birds, fish and mammals
- To name common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
- To descried and compare different common animals
- To describe the properties of everyday materials that are transparent, translucent, opaque, waterproof, flexible
- To compare and group materials that are transparent, translucent, opaque, waterproof, flexible
Working Scientifically Skills
- To ask questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways
- To perform simple tests
- To identify and classify different materials and animals
- To use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
We are treasure hunters
- To understand that a programmable toy can be controlled by inputting a sequences of instructions
- To develop and record step by step instructions to control a programmable toy
- To understand that sequences and instructions have a predictable outcomes
- To recognise that household objects are controlled by instructions
Art / DT
Children to design and make castles using a range of materials
- Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing and templates
- 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
- build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable
Kings and Queens
What is a monarch – who are they and what do they do? What is a timeline? What is the royal family? Who is Queen Elizabeth II and what is her family tree? Where do kings and queens live?
- Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
- Place events and objects in chronological order
- Use common words and phrases about the passing of time
- Identify differences between ways of life at different times
- Find out about the past from a range of sources.
- To ask and answer questions about the past
- See next half term.
- Develop balance, agility and co-ordination
- Apply these in a range of activities
- Use methods for memorising words.
- Respond to what they see and hear in single words or short phrases using almost correct pronunciation
- create musical patterns
- Explore, choose and organise sounds and musical ideas
- Make improvements to own work.