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Year 1 Spring Term

 

Science Term 3

 Year 1Week 1 Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Week 6
Topic: Celebrations To know which part of the body is associated with which sense.To perform simple tests. To describe simple properties of everyday materials. To perform simple tests. To identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants.To identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants.

 

Science Term 4

 Year 1Week 1 Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Week 6
Topic: Polar Places To describe the simple properties of a variety of everyday materials.To perform simple tests and use observations to suggest answers.To identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.To gather and record data and perform simple tests. To identify and name a variety of common animals. To observe closely using simple equipment. 

 

Geography Term 3

 Year 1Week 1 Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Week 6
Topic: People and their Communities To describe the location and place that we live in as part of the UK.To understand what the coast is like, and to see it through the eyes of someone who lives there.To understand what living in a rainforest is like, and to compare it with our own lives.To understand how and why different buildings are built to suit different places, using the example of Timbuktu.To understand what a city is, and to locate world cities on a map.To explain their reasons for going on a journey to another country, and imagine what a journey would be like.

 

History Term 4

 Year 1Week 1 Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Week 6
Topic: The Greatest ExplorersTo To learn about what explorers did in history and do now, and explain their achievements.To learn about the life of Ibn Battuta and why his travels are important.To learn about Captain Cook’s achievements, and why there are differing views about him deserving the title of a great explorer.To understand why Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole before Captain Scott.To know and understand Sunita Williams’ achievements as an explorerTo consider who is the greatest explorer, and be able to explain the reasons.

 

DT Term 3

 Year 1Week 1 Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Week 6
Topic:  MechanismsTo understand purpose of design for mechanism.  To explore existing wheel and axel mechanism.To draw a plan for model using labels.To explore how wheels and axels work- create a mock up.To choose suitable materials and tools to make mechanism. To write simple evaluation for product. To record how the product was made and what worked well.
To record how it could be improved.

 

Art Term 4

 Year 1Week 1 Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Week 6
Topic: Painting and printing - flowers and natureTo explore a range of paint and painting surfaces. To develop the ability to make colours lighter and darker. To use colour mixing to create an observational painting. To explore a range of printing methods.To explore a range of printing methods.To use knowledge about painting and printing to create nature artwork.

 

Music Term 3

 Year 1Week 1 Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Week 6
Topic: In the GrooveTo know this song appreciates different genres.To find the pulse by marching.To copy and clap back rhythms.To practise and share the chorus.To perform and share.To evaluate which genres we enjoyed with this song.

 

Music Term 4

 Year 1Week 1 Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Week 6
Topic: Round and RoundTo know that this Unit is about Bossa Nova Latin music. To find the pulse using clapping.To find the rhythm and pitch using vocal games.To practise the lyrics of the song.To practise and compose to the song using instruments.To perform and share their compositions.

 

PE Term 3

 Year 1Week 1 Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Week 6
Topic:  Animals in the Jungle - DanceTo respond imaginatively to a range of stimuli.
To combine different ways of travelling.
To move confidently and safely in their own and general space, using changes of speed, level and direction.To perform dances using simple movement patterns.
To move fluently, changing direction and speed.
To respond imaginatively to a range of stimuli.
To compose and link movement phrases to make simple dances with clear beginnings, middles and ends.
To create linked movement phrases with beginnings, middles and ends.
To describe what they have done or seen others doing.

 

PE Term 4

 Year 1Week 1 Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Week 6
Topic: HockeyTo Show control of a ball with basic actions. To work individually and with others.To develop fundamental movement skills, becoming increasingly confident and competent.
To move fluently, changing direction and speed.
To show control of a ball with basic actions.
To understand why being active and playing games is good for you.
To develop agility, balance and coordination.
To recognise space in games and use it to their advantage.
To use equipment to move a ball e.g. a hockey stick.
To understand how to play in a safe way.

To explore different ways to use and move with a ball.
To describe what it feels like to breath quickly during exercise.

 

RE Term 3

 Year 1Week 1 Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Week 6
Topic: Community in Christianity To recap key Christian beliefs. To know why Christians pray. To know why the church is important. To know what the key beliefs associated with Christmas are.To know the Easter story and revisit resurrection. To know why the story of Pentecost is important. 

 

RE Term 4

 Year 1Week 1 Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Week 6
Topic: Community in IslamTo recap key Muslim beliefs.To know why prayer is important to Muslims. To know why a mosque is important. To know why Eid ul-Adha is important. To know why Eid ul-Fitr is important. To compare key Christian and Muslim beliefs. 

 

RSE Term 3

 Year 1Week 1 Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Week 6
Topic: Keeping myself safe To understand that the body gets energy from food, water and air (oxygen).
To recognise that exercise and sleep are important parts of a healthy lifestyle. 
To recognise the importance of sleep in maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
To identify simple bedtime routines that promote healthy sleep.
To recognise emotions and physical feelings associated with feeling unsafe.
To identify people who can help them when they feel unsafe.
To recognise the range of feelings that are associated with loss.To understand that medicines can sometimes make people feel better when they’re ill.
To explain simple issues of safety and responsibility about medicines and their use.
To understand and learn the PANTS rules.
To name and know which parts should be private.
To explain the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touch.
To understand that they have the right to say “no” to unwanted touch.
To start thinking about who they trust and who they can ask for help. 

 

RSE Term 4

 Year 1Week 1 Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Week 6
Topic: Rights and ResponsibilitiesTo Recognise the importance of regular hygiene routines;
Sequence personal hygiene routines into a logical order.
Identify what they like about the school environment;
Recognise who cares for and looks after the school environment.
Demonstrate responsibility in looking after something (e.g. a class pet or plant);
Explain the importance of looking after things that belong to themselves or to others.
Explain where people get money from;
List some of the things that money may be spent on in a family home.
Recognise that different notes and coins have different monetary value;
Explain the importance of keeping money safe;
Identify safe places to keep money;
Understand the concept of 'saving money' (i.e. by keeping it in a safe placed and adding to it).
Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing (Health Education) Basic first-aid
1. How to make a clear and efficient call to emergency services if necessary.
Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing (Health Education) Basic first-aid
2. Concepts of basic first-aid, for example dealing with common injuries, including head injuries.

 

Computing Term 3

 Year 1Week 1 Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Week 6
Topic:  iWriteTo recognise that text can be created in a number of ways.To use word processing software to create text.To use word processing software to create text.To select and insert text into a word processing application.To understand the value of using a word processing application to produce text.To understand the value of using a word processing application to produce text.

 

Computing Term 4

 Year 1Week 1 Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Week 6
Topic: iDrawTo investigate simple digital mark making tools.To explore shape and fill tools.To ctreate a vector image. To explore a range of digital drawing tools.To import images and create an eBook. To import images and create an eBook. 
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