Year 1 Spring Term 2 Curriculum

Spring Term 2 – Down on the Farm

Successful Learners

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

Confident Individuals


  • The children will research and find out information on an animal or farm related topic that interests them.

Responsible Citizens


  • 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

Literacy Links

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

Information Texts

  • Retrieving and create own fact sheets based on farmyard animals

Numeracy Links

See new curriculum.

  • Place Value
  • Partitioning
  • Addition and subtraction.
  • Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s
  • Money
  • 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

MFL Links

  • Develop skills how to interpret meaning and other clues.

Music Links

  • 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

Year 1 Spring 2 Overview

Year 1 Spring 2 POS