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Year 1 / 2

Cycle A

Autumn

 

Spring

Summer

Topic

Musicals – ‘Show must go on’

Building a better world

Heroes and Villains

Subtheme

Take to the skies – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

                                                    Oceans

Superkids

Essential Question

What makes flying special?

Can flying make you happy?

Where can a flight take you?

 

Why are oceans special / important?

What makes a hero?

How do heroes make a difference?

Blocked Subjects (see overview)

R.E, PSHE,  P.E remain discrete

Science - Materials

History – Flight (The Wright Brothers)

Art (Painting – Picasso & Monet)

Music

Science - Plants

History - Titanic

Geography (Place Knowledge – Local area with locational knowledge – Southampton)

DT

Science – Animals including Humans

Geography (Geographical skills and field work)

DT (Food)

Art (Printing)

 

Fiction Genre

Defeating the Monster

Wishing

Journey

Warning

Portal

Tale of Fear

Fiction Text

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

Sampson’s Titanic Journey

The Mousehole Cat

Superkid

Eliot Midnight Superhero

Fiction Focus

Suspense

Character

Action

Setting

Character

Dialogue

Non-Fiction Genre

Instructions

Non-Chronological Reports

Recount – Newspaper Report

Explanation

Discussion

Persuasion - advert

Non-Fiction Text

How to make a flying car

Chocolate Factory or

Willy Wonka

Sampson’s Fateful Journey

Why the great storm cat disappeared

Can all kids be superheroes?

Join the Midnight Superheroes

Poetry

Short burst creative writing and observational writing to be incorporated during the imitation stage

Giant Jumbo Jet

The Airplane

If I had Wings

Sea Creatures

 

Thunder and Lightning

If I could be a superhero

Superhero

Writing Application Across the Curriculum

History – The First Flight

Art – Picasso / Monet

History – How to make a plane (Wright Brothers)

Art – How to colour mix

History – Sinking of the Titanic recount or recount of school trip to museum

History – Why the titanic sunk

DT – Is all food good for you?

DT – Eat your 5 a day

Author Study

John Burningham (illustrated Chitty chitty)

Roald Dahl

Lauren Graham

Antonia Barber

Claire Freedman

Anne Cottringer

 

Year 1 /2

Cycle B

Autumn

 

Spring

Summer

Topic

It’s a kind of Magic

Mysteries

Freedom

Subtheme

Which Witch?

Great Detectives

Zoo

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Potions Bar – magical potions (sew hats for bottles)

Magic salads using beans that you have grown

‘making magic’ by helping or making something for…children’s hospital/old people/homeless at Christmas

Mystery – Leigh Park Gardens has been trashed, solve the mystery and improve the area

Persuade local residents to look after the gardens

 

Raising money for a residential

Improving the pond, wildlife area

Suggested

Essential Question

What makes magic happen?

What makes you magical?

How can we make magic happen?

What makes a mystery?

How do you solve a mystery?

 

 

 

Should animals be behind bars?

What does it mean to be free?

Is captivity always wrong?

Learning Suggested Environments

Hansel & Gretel House

Witches Castle

Woods that link the 2 buildings

Cauldron, fire, potions area

Inside of a police station/detectives office

Mysterious location (forest, cave, mountain range full of mysterious creatures)

Mysterious laboratory – potions, experiments, microscopes

 

 

Zoo  - cages

Safari park

Blocked Subjects (see overview)

R.E, PSHE,  P.E remain discrete

Science – Uses of everyday materials & Plants (growing different magic beans)

Art  - Textiles (Sewing)

Music – appraisal and composition (children create different scores for different parts of Hansel and Gretel)

History – Guy Fawkes (Winter festivals, Halloween, Bonfire Night)

Science  - Living things & their habitats

Geography  - Locational  / Place knowledge

DT – Make vehicle (spy car) with moving joins

Science – Animals including humans

History – zoos (Queen Elizabeth – first zoo)

Music – singing animal songs

Art – sculpture (clay) Nick Mackman

 

 

Fiction Genre

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiction Text

Hansel & Gretel

Winnie the Witch

Hermelin the Detective Mouse

Who Pushed Humpty?

Zoo

Monkey see, Monkey do

Fiction Focus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Fiction Genre

Instructions

Explanation

Non-Chronological Report

Recount

Persuassion

Discussion

Non-Fiction Text

 

Why Witches Fly

 

 

 

Should Monkeys be behind bars

Poetry

Short burst creative writing and observational writing to be incorporated during the imitation stage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Application Across the Curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author Study

Hans Christian Anderson

Korky Paul

Mini Grey

David Levinthal

Anthony Browne

 

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