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++++October Half Term - Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October++++Children Return - Monday 28th October++++

Year One

Curriculum Over-view

Autumn Term

Learning Journey: Our Local Area


We will be reading:

  • Yeti and the Bird by Nadia Shireen
  • Billy and the Beast by Nadia Shireen
  • I want my hat back by Jon Klassen


In Science we will:

  • Look at 'Seasonal Change'
  • Observe changes across the four seasons
  • Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies
  • Compare day length in Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer

In History we will:

  • Look at our 'Local Area'
  • Compare the shop fronts in Walworth Road from 1960's to present day
  • Compare the Elephant and Castle shopping centre from photos the past to the present day / redevelopment
  • Compare changes to East Street Market from the 1960's to present day including local vs international foods sold

In Geography we will:

Physical Geography:

  • Study the ground of our local area: Create 'messy maps' of our school, using directional  language to describe location 
  • Identify local land marks and feature: Basic map symbols

Human Geography:

  • Who lives in our area and how do some of our local amenities cater for those people / children

In Music we will:

  • Listen to and discuss a variety of musical genres
  • Experiment with and create music both in groups and alone

In RE we will:

Autumn One: 

  • Belonging: How do you 'belong' to Christianity?

Autumn Two: 

  • How do Christians celebrate Christmas

In Art we will:

  • Focus on Edgar Degas
  • We will use his work as inspiration to create sketches and sculptures to represent the human form in a variety of ways and evaluate our work

In DT we will:

  • Plan and create our ideal porridge and topping by exploring a variety of ingredients and equipment before evaluating our work based on specific criteria

In PSHCE we will:

Self - Esteem and Self - Awareness:

  • Learn how to tell how others are feeling

Keeping well and clean:

  • Learn how diseases can be spread and controlled
  • Learn how to brush our teeth effectively

Drug Education:

  • Learn how household products, including medicines, can be harmful if not used properly