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Overview of the Curriculum for Year 1

 

 
 

 Autumn

 Spring

 Summer

 
Science
 
 Recording temperature/rainfall
 Woodland/lake walk - identifying plants
 deciduous/evergreen.
 Seasonal changes, day length
 
 Working scientifically - investigations.
 Every day materials.
 Woodland/lake walk - identifying plants
 deciduous/evergreen.
 Seasonal changes, day length
 Recording temperature/rainfall.
 Woodland/lake walk - studying plants.
 Parts of the human body. Identifying: fish/
 amphibians/reptiles/birds; carnivore/
 herbivore/omnivore. 
 
 
Geography
 Weather patterns, seasonal changes.
 Name & locate countries & capitol cities in
 the UK & the surrounding seas. Use simple
 compass directions. Use geographical
 vocab. e.g. village, harbour
 
 Weather patterns, seasonal changes.
 Woodland/lake walk - making simple maps
 Distinguish between human & physical
 features.
 Seasonal changes. Fieldwork of school grounds.
 Features
 
History
 Significant person: Guy Fawkes  Different forms of transport. The first
 aeroplane flight
 Significant person: Florence Nightingale

 
 

 Computing
 We are treasure hunters 1.1
 Using programmable toys.
 Understand what an algorithm is.
 Create & debug simple programmes.
 Use logical reasoning to predict programmes.
 Recognise common uses of IT beyond school.

 
 We are celebrating 1.6
 Creating a card digitally.
 Use technology purposefully.
 Recognise common uses of IT beyond school.
 Use technology safely.
 We are collectors 1.4
 Finding images using the web.
 Understand what an algorithm is.
 Use technology purposefully.
 Recognise common uses of IT beyond school.
 Use technology safely.

 
 
Technology
   Model vehicle - Topic: Transport
 Technical knowledge: wheels & axles.
 Design/make/evaluate their model.
 Make a fruit salad (literacy link to Handa's
 Surprise)

 
 Puppet of an animal. Topic: Living things
 Technical knowledge: Levers.
 Design/make/evaluate their puppet.
 
Art
 Use leaves/bark/grass creatively.
 Christmas activities
 Large paintings of people who help us.
 Portraits - study a range of artists.
 Growing/Living things
 Drawing, painting, sculpture
 Pebble painting
 Sunflower - Van Gogh
 Clay sculpture - snail

 
 P.E.  Dance/Gymnastics/Outdoor games
 
 Dance/Gymnastics/Outdoor games  Dance/Gymnastics/Outdoor games

 Music
 Singing & listening to music.
 Play untuned instruments, singing & listening
 to music.
 Play tuned instruments. Singing & listening to
 music.
 Play untuned & tuned instruments, Singing &
 listening to music. Experiment with sounds.
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