Year 1 Curriculum Autumn 2
Autumn Term 2 – Toys
Areas of learning
As historians we will:
- find out about toys now and in the past.
- explore how toys have changed.
- learn popular games from the past.
As scientists we will
- look at seasonal changes and identify and describe plants.
As artists, we will
- make careful observations and draw facial features for self-portraits.
- As theologians, we will
- learn about Christmas.
As dancers, we will
- perform dances with simple movements.
As computer scientists, we will
- create greeting cards.
- Make and present a gift for Christmas (Self portraits).
- Looking at seasonal changes.
Spiritual & Moral
- Getting on and falling out (SEAL)
- The Christmas Story (RE)
- Perform a Nativity Concert to our parents, carers and the school community.
Year 1 Subject Skills
Lists, Labels and Captions:
- Write lists of toys.
- Write simple sentences and captions for our own toys for a class display.
Narrative Stories: Lost Toy Stories
- Read and explore stories with a common theme
- Make links with stories and own experience
- Write from own experience
- Respond to events in a story through role play, discussion and writing tasks
- Generate own ideas for simple ‘lost toy’ stories
- Plan and write a simple story
- Counting: Counting up and back. Orally counting in 1s, 2s, 10s.
- Number facts: Number bonds. Doubles. One more / One less.
- Calculation: Counting on and back. Using a number line.
- Solve problems involving money
- Finding halves of numbers and objects.
- Measure: Using non standard units of measure
Link with History: Toys, toy shop and money
Seasonal Change and Plants
- To look at seasonal changes between November and December
- To identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common plants, including roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers.
Working Scientifically Skills
- To observe things using simple equipment
- To identify and classify
- To gather and record data to help with answering questions.
We are celebrating
- To develop basic keyword skills, through inputting and formatting text
- Develop basic mouse skills
- Use the internet to find and select images
- To develop skills in combining text and images
- To discuss their work and think about whether it could be improve
Toys and games: now and in the past
- What are our toys like?
- Sort, talk about and compare toys we use today
- Identify differences and similarities between toys now and in the past
- Ask questions about artefacts from the past
- Learn and play games from the past
- Changes within living memory
- Reveal aspects of change in national life
- To compare old and new
- To use vocabulary to describe
- Develop balance, agility and co-ordination
- Apply these in a range of activities
- Perform dances using simple movement patterns
Modern Foreign Languages
- Understand simple classroom commands, short statements and questions.
- How to answer questions using single words or short phrases.
- Use voices expressively by singing songs, rehearse and perform with others
- Listen with concentration and to internalise and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
- Learn how music used for a particular purpose- Christmas concert
- Use art pencils.
- Explore using art pencils to create light and dark lines.
- Use art pencils to shade and smudge.
- Make careful observations of facial features.
- Investigate ways to draw facial features.
- Use watercolours to create a background ‘wash’ for drawing paper.
- Draw small and enlarged self portrait using art pencils.
- Making decorations,
- Christmas pictures, cards and models
- Use a range of materials creatively
- To use drawing and painting to develop and share their ideas
- To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space