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Year 1

Curriculum Information

Termly Topics
Autumn Spring Summer
Toys Rainforest Seaside
Spring Term 2018-19 Subject Overview


This term we are going to be jetting off to Brazil to explore our Geography topic based on the rainforests. We will learn all about the ecosystem, the animals that live there and the people that call it their home. In English we will be focussing on two core texts, ‘The Robot and the Bluebird’ and ‘Handa’s Surprise’. We will be using these texts to explore drama, develop our understanding of adjectives and have an opportunity to adapt a familiar text to create our own version of the story. We start however, by writing a non chronological report about the layers of the rainforest and the animals that make it their home!

In maths we are starting on number bonds before moving onto addition and subtraction facts. We will then be dipping our fingers into the world of multiplication and division. It’s a good job we have already practised counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s!

Our science this tem focusses on grouping and classifying animals, comparing what is the same and what is different. We then move onto healthy eating, and link this to our DT as we create a tasty but healthy breakfast frittatas.

Our geography covers the four countries of the UK, learning about their flags, the capital cities and facts about each country. We also have a chance to compare Brasilia, the capital of Brazil to our capital, London.

In Computing the children will be developing their skills on a keyboard, learning the features of a word processing program. We will be looking at a range of famous artists in our art lessons, before examining the work of Henri Rousseau paying close attention to his famous work ‘Tiger in a Tropical Storm’. We will develop our own work inspired by this piece, and learn to give each other critical feedback to improve our work.

Our PE lessons continue. In our outdoor PE on a Tuesday we will try out some basketball skills, while our indoor PE on Thursday will concentrate on dance.