Year 1 Summer Term 2 Curriculum

Summer Term 2 – Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside!

Successful Learners

Areas of learning

As historians we will

  • Find out about seasides now and in the past.

As scientists we will

  • Look at seasonal changes. Identify and name a variety of everyday materials.

As artists we will

  • Make sculptures from a variety of mediums.

As theologians we will

  • Learn about special books and stories

As Athletes we will

  • Perform dances with simple movements.

As computer scientists we will

  • Enter data into a graphing program to generate pictograms or block graphs.

Confident Individuals


  • Plan a ‘Beach day’ event in Year One. Children apply knowledge of seasides now and in the past.

Responsible Citizens


  • Sun safety.
  • Looking after our outdoor areas.

Spiritual & Moral

  • Find out about Ramadan. Why it is celebrated and how it is celebrated by Muslims, including those in our local community.
  • Moving on into Year 2. Ongoing PSHE.


  • Ask grandparents and other older people in the local community about their own experiences about the seaside.

Year 1   Subject Skills

Literacy Links

Seaside poetry and stories

  • Read and explore stories and poetry about the seaside. Recount fictional stories about the seaside.


  • Ask and write questions to find out about seasides in the past.


  • Recount Beach Day

Numeracy Links

See new curriculum

  • Problem solving
  • Inverse
  • Number bonds
  • Money
  • Doubles/halves
  • Data handling


Seasonal Change and Holiday

  • To look at seasonal changes between July and August
  • To identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock
  • To describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
  • To describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and pets) distinguish between an object and the material it is made.

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 use observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • To gather and record data to help in answering questions


Seaside now and then

  • What we know about seasides? Find out about seaside holidays in the past. Magic Grandad DVD.
  • Questionaires to ask Grandparents.
  • Use and order pictures and photos .
  • Mystery object: explore artefacts from the seaside: penny lick
  • 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. Identify different ways in which the past is represented.
  • Find out about the past from a range of sources. To ask and answer questions about the past.


We are personal trainers

  • To develop basic mouse skills
  • To use simple graphing software to enter data
  • To use simple graphing software to create pictograms and block graphs
  • To develop skills in interpreting graphs

Art / DT


  • Create learn about and create sculptures using different materials
  • Use a range of materials creatively
  • To use drawing and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • To learn about famous sculptors and make links with their own work

PE / Games

  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

MFL Links

  • Linking their own culture to other cultures

Music Links


  • Create musical patterns and explore, choose and organise sounds and musical ideas
  • Composing seaside music
  • Make improvements to their own work
  • Pupils to learn how musical elements can be organised in simple structures
  • Learn how sounds can be made in different ways

Year 1 Summer 2 POS

Year 1 Summer 2 Overview