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Year 1 Curriculum Overview 2021-22

 

Identity

Rights and Responsibilities

Law and Order

Community

Environment

Celebrating Differences

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic Title

 

 

All About Me

 

 

Old and New

 

Frozen Planet

 

Are Castles only made of sand?

 

Let it Grow

 

Animal planet

 

Topic

 

 

History

Personal history

Family and local history

 

 

Houses, toys and vehicles

Changes within and beyond living memory

Events beyond living memory

 

 

 

Why did they build castles?

Changes beyond living memory

Begin to talk about the life of a significant historical person.

 

 

 

Geography

 

The United Kingdom

Understanding our local area

 

 

Human features

Understanding different types of houses/buildings in our local area

The Arctic and Antarctica

Understanding weather patterns of cold areas in the world

Castle Locations

Understanding geographical similarities and differences

Study human and physical features

 

 

Identifying countries and continents

Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the countries

 

Science

 

Animals including humans (human and pet focus)

 

Seasons and weather

 

Everyday materials

 

Seasons and weather

Ice experiments

 

Seasons and weather

Seasons and weather

Planting and growing

 

Seasons and weather

Animals including humans (animal focus)

 

Seasons and weather

 

Educational Visits / Visitors

 

 

Walks in the local area - Batley

 

Walks around the school grounds – Study of homes

 

 

 

 

Batley Park

 

Yorkshire Wildlife park

 

Forest School

 

 

Den building homes and transport- ‘Emma Jane’s Aeroplane’

 

‘Lost and Found’ based activities

 

 

Class planting

 

Mini Beast hunt

 

English

 

 

Reading

 

Here we are

by Oliver Jeffers

 

 

Beegu

by Alexis Deecan

 

Non fiction-

Instructions

 

Pete the cat: I love my white shoes

by James Dean, Eric Litwin, Kimberly Dean

 

 

 

 

The Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan Ahlberg

 

Home

by Carson Ellis

 

 

Emma Jane's Aeroplane by Katie Howarth

 

 

 

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

 

Fact Files about The Arctic and Antarctica animals (different texts)

 

A dot in the snow

by Corrinne Averiss

 

Out and About

by Shirley Hughes

 

New whole school reading project-

What we’ll build

by Oliver Jeffers

 

Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris

 

How to Catch a Dragon by Carly Hart

 

A traditional tale and alternatives –

Jack and the Beanstalk

 

Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs

 

Jack and the Baked Beanstalk by Colin Stimpson

 

Zoo by Anthony Browne

 

Crazy Creatures: An Animal Fact File WAGOLL – Read, Write and Perform

 

Website information, leaflets and adverts for Yorkshire Wildlife and other zoo’s

 

Writing

Outcomes

 

Fiction:

Character descriptions - focus on appearance, emotions and personality

 

Retelling the story ‘Beegu’

 

 

Non-Fiction:

Real- life Instructions-

How to look after a __________(each child’s chosen pet)

 

 

Outcomes

 

Fiction:

A Letter to Father Christmas

Emma Jane’s Aeroplane and – Talk for Writing

 

 

Non- Fiction:

Writing cards, letters and postcards 

 

Outcomes

 

Fiction:

Lost and Found – Talk for Writing 

 

Non Fiction:

Fact Files

Arctic/Antarctic animals

 

Character and Setting descriptions

 

Poetry:

Shape Poems

Seasons

 

 

 

 

 

Outcomes

 

Fiction:

Fantasy descriptive writing about their own dragon – focus on appearance, movement, habitat and abilities

 

 

Non-Fiction:

Fictitious Instructions –

How to trap/catch/train a dragon

 

Discussion – The Dragon Slayer film clip (The Literacy Shed) Should the dragon slayer kill the dragon? –Conscience alley

Outcomes

 

Fiction:

Story writing an alternative tale– Talk for Writing

 

 

Non-Fiction:

Explanation writing – The Life Cycle of a ______ (varied plants)

Outcomes

 

All writing links to school trip

 

Non- Fiction:

Recount of trip

 

Non-chronological report about animals/Creating animal fact files

 

Discussion: Should animals be kept in captivity? Explore zoo’s and sea-life centres.

 

Persuasion (links to discussion work) – leaflets/posters/tv adverts for both visitor attractions

 

Maths

 

 

 

Maths No Problem

 

Maths No Problem

 

Maths No Problem

 

Maths No Problem

 

Maths No Problem

 

Maths No Problem

 

RE

 

 

 

What does it mean to belong to a Church?

 

What does it mean to belong to a Mosque?

 

 

 

Which books and stories are special?

 

How do we celebrate special events?

 

How and why do we care for others?

 

Who brought messages about God and what did they say?

 

PSHE

 

Families and Friendships

Roles of different

people and families, Feeling cared for

Respecting Ourselves & Others

How behaviour affects us, Being polite and respectful

Safe Relationships

Recognising privacy, Staying safe, Seeking permission

Belonging to a Community

What rules are, Caring for others and their needs, Looking after the environment

Money & Work

Strengths and interests, Jobs in the

community

Media Literacy & Digital Resilience

Using the internet and digital devices, Communicating online

 

Physical Health & Mental Wellbeing

Keeping healthy with food and exercise, Hygiene routines, Sun safety

Growing & Changing

Recognising what makes them unique and special, Feelings, Managing when things go wrong

Keeping Safe

How rules and age restrictions help us, Keeping safe online

 

 

Computing

 

 

Online Safety

 

Purple Mash

 

Technology outside school

 

Grouping and sorting programs

 

Pictograms and programs

 

 

Pictograms and programs

 

Lego builders programs

 

Maze explorers programs

 

Spread sheets programs

 

Animated storybooks

 

Coding programs

 

 

DT

 

 

 

      

 

 

Fabric Puppet

 

 

 

 

A mediaeval meal and a

3D model of a castle

 

 

Make a smoothie

 

 

Moving animal pictures

 

Art

 

 

Self-portrait- using pencil

 

 

Shapes to create painting of houses linked to Wassily Kandinsky

 

Colour wheel

 

Polar Landscapes

Colour

Collage

Pencil

 

 

 

3D work (link to DT)  - Model designing and making

 

Print making

 

 

Animal Sculptures

 

 

Music

(Charanga)

 

Hey You!

 

 

 

Rhythm in the way we walk and banana rap

 

In the groove

 

Round and round

 

Your imagination

 

Western classical music

 

PE

 

Invasion Games

 

 

         Ball Skills

 

Dance

 

Gymnastics

 

Athletics

 

Net and Wall Games

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