YEAR 1 CURRICULUM 2017
Autumn 1- Memory Box
Autumn 2- Bright Lights, Big City!
o History- Changes within living memory
o Science-Animals including humans – parts and senses. Love to investigate:
o Art- Drawing and painting, collaging, family portraits
o DT – making a memory box
o Geography – fieldwork in the local area
o Computing- E-Safety & Creating toys using drawing software.
o PE- Games (Tag Rugby) & Throwing and Catching.
o Music – songs that help us remember, writing a class song
o RE- God’s Great Plan
o CARITAS- Theme 1: The dignity of the human person. Theme 2: Family & Community.
o Geography-Countries and Capital Cities of the UK (London Focus); Using locational language, Using maps; Geographical differences and similarities.
o Science-Everyday materials- What were buildings made from; Working scientifically. Love to Investigate: How do you make bread?
o D&T- Exploring Mechanisms- Vehicles; Constructing moving models- The London Eye; Understanding where food comes from-Bread Making; Design and make souvenirs; Models of London Landmarks.
o Computing- Digital Literacy.
o History- The Great Fire of London.
o Music-Traditional Songs & Nursery Rhymes, Christmas carols for nativity performance.
o RE- Mary Our Mother
o CARITAS- Theme 5: Options for the poor and Venerable.
o PE- Games & Throwing and Catching.
Spring 1- Dinosaur Planet.
Spring 2- Enchanted woodlands
o History-Events beyond living memory- handling fossils & comparing life during the age of the dinosaurs to modern life; significant individuals- Mary Anning.
o Geography- Find & locate world continents on a map- animals close to extinction around the world.
o Science- classifying and sorting animals- reptiles, identifying carnivores, herbivores & omnivores. Identify and name common flower and trees in our locality & compare those from the age of the dinosaurs. Love to Investigate: Whose Poo?
o Art- Large & Small scale modelling- Dinosaurs, Eggs & Fossils!
o D&T- Designing & Making – Prehistoric landscapes & sock dinosaurs & a Dinosaur Party.
o Music- Percussion- Create a soundtrack for a dinosaur movie.
o Computing- Computer Science and Information Technology.
o P.E. - SAQ & Game Skills.
o RE- Families and Celebrations
o CARITAS- Theme 4: Rights and Responsibilities.
o Geography- Making Maps- mini woodlands.
o Science- Plants and Animals; Identifying and Classifying. Love to Investigate: Are all leaves the same? How do leaves change? What’s in a bud? Do pine cones know when it’s raining?
o P.E. - Football & Game Skills.
o Art- Working with Natural Materials- tree boggarts, woodland crowns, 3D junk models, tree hangings. Drawing and Painting.
o Computing- Digital Creativity with elements of digital literacy.
o D&T- Building Structures- nests for woodland animals; Making Party Food.
o RE- Following Jesus
o CARITAS- Theme 3: Solidarity and the common good.
Summer 1- Paws Claws and Whiskers
Summer 2- Splendid Skies
o D&T- Designing Labels, Designing and making animal enclosures.
o Geography- Using and making maps- big cat habitats around the world, origins of zoo animals, describing physical features.
o Science- Identifying carnivores, herbivores and omnivores, Sorting species of animals & comparing these to those of humans, complete a butterfly hunt to investigate camouflage. Love to Investigate: Can you leap like a frog? What is camouflage for?
o Art- Animal Paintings, Drawings & sculptures, print making & collaging animal furs, 3D sculptures, animal masks/badges.
o Computing- Data Handling.
o P.E. – SAQ & Game Skills.
o Music- Animal Songs.
o RE- Resurrection
o CARITAS- Theme 6: The dignity of work.
o Geography- Seasonal & Daily Weather Patterns- Make a TV weather map, extreme weather in the uk, using aerial images, European countries, locating warm countries on a world map.
o Science-Seasonal Changes Love to Investigate: How big is a raindrop? How wild is the wind? Does it snow in summer?
o Art- Collage and Painting- weather painting, Berndnaunt Smilde’s cloud installations, sun catchers.
o History- Significant Individuals- Sir Francis Beaufort.
o P.E. - Football & Game Skills.
o Computing- Information Technology and Digital Creativity.
o Music- Weather Sounds & Songs
o RE- Miracles
o CARITAS- Theme 7: Stewardship
If you would like any further information about the curriculum please see your child's teacher.