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Year 1

Please take a look at our half termly overviews to see a snapshot of what children are learning in each curriculum area.

Autumn 1

Maths

Place value (within 10)

How many ways can you draw 3?

What number comes before 8?

Addition and subtraction (within 10)

How many were there at the start?

How many more were added?

What is the total?

Computing

We are safe online

PE

Games Activities : Ball skills - football

Gymnastics - floorwork

Science

Seasons -Autumn

English

Poetry: ‘Happy Poem’ by James Carter

Create a new verse for the poem.

Fiction: ‘The Three Little Pigs’ 

In groups, write a cumulative tale.

Non-fiction: ‘Making a Windproof House for the Three Little Pigs’ by Sue Gagliardi

Write clear sequential instructions.

Design and Technology

Building houses out of different materials.

Which materials should the Three Little Pigs have used to build their houses?

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Art 

Painting: Portrait pictures (Picasso inspired)

Science

Sorting and classifying materials. Using everyday materials.

Can you describe materials using your senses?

Can you explain what material objects are made from?

Can you explain why a material might be useful for a specific job?

Can you sort materials into groups?

Can you explain how solid shapes can be changed by squashing, bending twisting or stretching?

Can you explain what happens to certain materials when they are heated, eg bread, ice, chocolate?

PSHE & RE

New beginings- building our class community

Why is belonging to the church family important to some Christians?

Autumn 2

Maths

Continue addition and subtraction

How many more do I need to make ten?

What does compare mean?

Geometry (shape):

What makes a shape 3-D?

What is the name of this 3-D shape?

Computing

Welcome to the computer suite! Learn important basic skills for using the school computers.

RE and PSHE

Growing friendship skills  & Anti-bullying week 
RSE- Growing and caring for ourselves, Celebrating  Different families

Why is the idea of light so improtant at Chirstmas?

Science

Seasons - Winter

English

Poetry: ‘Winter Morning’ by Ogden Nash

Write an acrostic poem using description.

Fiction: ‘The Naughty Bus’ by Jan Oke

Write a sequel to a story.

Non-fiction: ‘Toys’ information text

Make toy information booklets.

Are grandma’s toys more fun than ours?

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What has changed since my grandparents were young? 
Is the Wii more fun than Grandma and Grandad’s old toys?

Art

Drawing: Seasonal card making

Key questions for topic

What was on /Mum/Dad/Grandma and Grandad’s birthday list?
How do we know about toys in the past?
What can we use to find out about toys in the past?
Would there have been a Toys R Us around when Grandad was a boy/Grandma was a girl?
What would your Christmas be like without batteries?
Would you choose your toys before your grandparents’ toys?
How do you know something is old? 
How can we describe old and new toys?
What is the same and what is different about old and new toys?
How can we show what we have learnt about toys in the past?

PE

Games Activities: Ball skills - hockey
Dance - Individual

Spring 1

Maths

Addition and subtraction (within 20)

What strategy could you use to make sure you find all the number bonds to 20?
How does knowing your number bonds to 10 help you to work out your number bonds to 20?

Place value (within 50)

How many groups of 10 can we see in the number ____?
Which practical equipment is best for showing groups of 10?

RE and PSHE

Mental Health & wellbeing: Managing big feelings

Gender & Toys

Why is the Torah important to Jewish people?

English

Poetry: ‘I Like’ by Moira Andrew

Perform poem and use new vocabulary in sentences.

Fiction: ‘Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister

Change the characters and setting of a story

Non-fiction: recount of a class trip 

PE

Games Activities: Net wall games - cricket. 
Gymnastics - small apparatus

Science

Seasons - Winter/Spring

Computing

We are painters - make pictures for an e-book using simple art tools

Art

Collage: Rainbow Fish

Why are humans not like tigers?

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Science

Can you point out some of the differences and similarities between different animals?
Can you sort photographs of living and non-living things?
Can you classify common animals? (fish, reptile, bird, amphibians, invertebrates)
Can you talk about how an animal suited to its environment?
Can you name the parts of the human body that you can see?
Can you name the main parts of animal’s body? (beak, wing, paw, tail, claw)
Can you classify animals by what you eat? (herbivore, carnivore, omnivore)
Can you compare the bodies of different animals?
Can you sort animals by what covers their body? (scales, fur, skin, feathers)
Can you sort animals into those that are wild and domestic? 

Spring 2

Maths

Measure

Which person is taller/shorter?
Which pencil is shorter/longer?

What could you use to measure how tall you are? Is it easier to measure someone lying down or standing up?
What could you use to measure the length of your bedroom?
Why is it important to measure in a straight line?

RE and PSHE
Good to be Me; celbrating similairites and differences

Global citizenship 

Friends and family & Easter

Why do Christians follow Jesus?

Science

Seasons - Spring

English

Poetry: ‘Ning Nang Nong’ by Spike Milligan

Perform poem and write own nonsense poem following pattern.

Fiction: ‘Beegu’ by A. Deacon

Write a goodbye letter to Beegu.

Non-fiction: 'Big Blue Whale' by Nicola Davies

Write a report on a creature seen at the Sealife Centre.

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Art

Painting and Sculpture: Whole School Art Project

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Key questions for topic:

 

Computing

We are treasure hunters - write instructions for programmable robots

PE

Games Activities: Ball skills - Basketball
Dance - group and partner work

Summer 1

Maths

Multiplication and division

How can we count the pairs?
What does it mean to count in pairs?
Can we use tens frames to help us count in 2s?
Can you see any patterns when you count in 2s?

Fractions

How many parts have I split my object into?
How can you show a half of something?
How do you know if a shape is split into halves?
How many halves make a whole?

RE and PSHE

Keeping Healthy & safe: healthy choices and medicine safety

Feeling Good Feeling Safe- protective behaviours

What do the parables teach us?

Computing

We are collectors - collect and sort images of animals and plants

Where are we going and how will we get there?

Key questions for geography focus:

Can you name the seven continents?

Can you name the 5 oceans of the world?

Which continent do we live in?

Which country do we live in?

Can you find Brighton on a map?

Can you draw your route to school?

Can you follow a route on a map?

Can you add a key to your map

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What does my journey to school look like? 
How will we get to different places on the map?

English

Poetry: Various Food Poems including  the 'Slurpy Spaghetti' chapter in The Puffin Book of ‘Fantastic First Poems’ 

Create food poetry.

Fiction: ‘Bog Baby’ by Jeanne Willis

Create your own Bog Baby story.

Non-fiction: How to look after a plant or tadpole (links back to earlier learning about how to look after a ‘Bog Baby’). 

Use gained knowledge to look after a plant or animal.

Music

Singing and Composing

PE

Athletics - running, jumping, throwing and skipping

Gymnastics - Big Apparatus

Science

Seasons - Summer

Art

Printing: Objects in nature

Summer 2

Maths

Place value (within 100)

Which number is the biggest/smallest? How do you know?
When ordering, which digit should you consider first?

Money and time

How have you organised the coins?
What is the value of each coin? How do you know?
How many 1 pence coins will you need to make 2 p? 5 p? 10p? 20 p? 50 p? 1 pound?
How many 1 pound coins will you need to make 2 pounds?

Which activities do you do before school?
Which activities do you do after school?
What do you do in the morning?
What do you do in the afternoon?
What do you do in the evening?

 

English

Poetry - rhyming poems: ‘Summer Days’ by Anne English and ‘Summer Song’ by J. Ciardi

Write your own summer themed poem using rhyme.

Fiction: ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ (traditional)

Change the ending to a story.

Non-fiction: Letters

Write letters to Jack and to your new teacher.

What grows in our garden?

Science

Identifying plants around us.

What trees are these?

What makes a plant, a plant?

RE & PSHE

Changes- moving on and managing changes

Kushi Ashin Tan: Gypsy Roma Traveller Education

What do the parables teach us?

P.E.

Games Activities: Striking and Fielding - Cricket

Sports Day practice

Science

Seasons - Summer

Computing

Welcome to coding - an introduction to Scratch

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