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Year 1

Autumn Term

Year 1

Autumn

  

 

Topic

Heroes & Villains

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Exhibition of landmarks they have designed and made – architect to be present and judge.  Award for the best design.

Refreshments to be provided, local mayor to be invited.

Suggested

Essential Question

Can heroes also be villains? What makes someone a villain?

Learning Suggested Environments

London – houses of parliament, river and boats

Foundation Subjects

History – Guy Fawkes

As historians we will be using a variety of sources to find out about Guy Fawkes.  We will be asking questions about the events that took place and discovering why Guy Fawkes acted in the way that he did.

Geography – UK (London)

As geographers we will be using maps to locate important cities in the UK and discovering what makes our capital city special.

DT – Structures

As designers we will be exploring ways to improve our local area by designing a new landmark to increase tourism.  We will use inspiration from famous London landmarks to help us.

 

Food – we will create refreshments for our big event

Art – Drawing

As artists we will be looking at the work of Stephen Wiltshire who sketches famous landmarks.  We will be using his pictures to create our own city scape.

Science – Materials

As scientists we will be working scientifically to describe, name and compare a variety of materials and deciding which materials are best for different jobs.

Fiction Genre

Defeating the villain

Journey

Fiction Text

Goldilocks

Little Red Riding Hood

Fiction Focus

Character

Setting

Non-Fiction Genre

Instructions

Recount - Diary

Non-Fiction Text

How to make porridge

The wolfs day!

Poetry to read & learn

Bear poems, A wolf in the park

Author Study

Nicholas Allen

Nick Sharratt

Summer Term

Year 1

Summer

          

 

Topic

Saturday Night at the Movies- Madagascar

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Art exhibition of giant sculptures on school grounds (art) – pay for ticket and refreshments- use the money to adopt an animal at zoo/Longlete or Monkey World

Suggested

Essential Question

Should animals be behind Bars?

What does freedom mean?

 

Learning Suggested Environments

      Cage and freedom juxtaposition

Foundation Subjects

History – Queen Victoria

As historians we will be using a variety of sources to study Queen Victoria – she opened the first zoo in London and we will focus on this elemrnt of her reign

Geography – UK (London)

As geographers we will be using maps to locate different zoos in the uk.  We will be comparing the zoos as well as the locations where we find them (trip to a zoo or Monkey world)

DT – Structures

As designers we will be exploring different designs of zoos and safari parks.  We will apply our research (and our scientific knowledge of animals) to design and build ideal animal enclosures – to make a giant zoo! (trip to Longlete)

 

Food – we will

Art – Scultures

As artists we will be looking the natural sculptures of Andy Goldsworthy – we will be recreating some of his famous sculptures as well as making some of our own inspired by his work.

 

Science – Animals

As scientists we will be working scientifically to learn about animals habitats and how they are best suited for the needs of the animals.

Fiction Genre

Wishing

Warning

Fiction Text

Gorilla

Monkey See Monkey Do

Fiction Focus

Setting

Suspense

Non-Fiction Genre

Persuasion

Non-Chronological report

Non-Fiction Text

Take me to the zoo

Mischievous Monkeys

Poetry to read & learn

Zoo poems

Author Study

Antony Browne

Julia Donaldson

Spring Term

Year 1

               Spring               

 

Topic

Wonderful World

 

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Selling a – LETS GO ROCKET KIT – mints, fizzy stuff, rocket, plastic bottle – sell these at the planetarium/in Chichester town – pop up shop – Money raised will go to ‘look to the stars charity’

 

Suggested

Essential Question

What makes our world wonderful?

What is wonderful about space?

Would I like to live in space?

What would life be like in space?

 

Learning Suggested Environments

The moon

Space Station

Zoned room– different planets

Split classroom – Launch pad with rocket/inner space

 

Foundation Subjects

History –  Famous Person

As historians we be asking questions about the first trip to the moon.  We will use a range of sources to find out about the famous astronaut Neil Armstrong and place the events of his career and trip in order

Geography –Europe

As geographers we will asking and answering geographical questions about Chichester.  We will identify its key features and find it on a map.  We will also find out about the famous astronaut who lives there!

DT – Structures

As designers we will be using materials to make a moon city.  We will each make a part of the city.  We will use a range of techniques to make sure our structures are strong. 

Art – Painting

As artists we look at the work of Andy Warhol.  We will mix colours to make bright colours to use in our Andy Warhol style Alien paintings!

Science – Electricity

As scientists we will be exploring the structure of a plant. We will observe and describe growing plants and find out what they need to grow properly.  We will use this to decide if plants would grow on the moon!

 

Cooking - .

 

Fiction Genre

Traditional Tales – Defeating the monster

                                                                          Warning

 

Fiction Text

The 3 Little Pigs

Jack and the Beanstalk

 

Fiction Focus

Character

Setting

 

Non-Fiction Genre

Instructions

Recount -  newspaper

 

Non-Fiction Text

How to trap the Big Bad Wolf

Jack Saves the day

 

Poetry

                                                          Pie Corbett – The rubbish Tip Alien                                         

Who is looking at the moon tonight – Brenda Williams

 

Author Study

Julia Donaldson

                                                                Claire Freedman

 

Curriculum Drivers

Possibilities

To show the children all the possibilities that are available to them we will ……..

Initiative

To promote independence and initiative we will ………

Happiness

To ensure the children are happy we will …….

Community

To ensure the children are playing an active part in the community we will …….

Autumn

You can reach for the stars and be anything you want to be- futuristic designer, astronaut, botanist.

Carry out investigations – make our own predictions and conclusions

Work collaboratively to produce our ‘big D.T project’

Visit outdoor and indoor environments to study growing plants

Visit a planetarium

Raise money for ‘look to the stars’ princes trust charity which Tim Peak is an ambassador of.

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