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Year 1 Summer 1 Curriculum Map: Gardener's World


Computing: We will continue to learn more about digital literacy and e-safety. We will create an e-book about plants using the IPad and its camera function. We will be using the internet to search safely and effectively.


R.E: We will be looking at different holy books for different faiths and finding out about their importance. We will be researching the festivals of Ramadan and Eid.


P.E: We will be practising basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.


Art / DT: Children will study the work of different impressionist artists, including Monet. They will experiment with using impressionist techniques to produce their own garden and plant pictures.


Geography: We will be Identifying the changing weather patterns as the days get longer and warmer. Learn about the compass and basic directions. Use maps to find locations and routes when planning and travelling to the Festival Gardens, and create own map of the Festival Gardens site.


Science: We will be learning to identify plants, sort group and classify plants by observable characteristics. We will be naming and sorting trees using the terms ‘deciduous’ and ‘evergreen’. We will learn about the structure of plants including trees and the functions of different parts.


Music: We will experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music. Use our voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.


Literacy: We be reading some fiction books such as 'Avocado baby' and 'The Gigantic Turnip'. We will be retelling stories orally, identifying and using some of the more formal features of story language.  We will continue to recognise nonfiction books and will create a sunflower diary. During Literacy we will be incorporating RRSA and P4C by discussing children’s rights and encouraging deeper questioning and thinking skills.


Maths: We will continue to find 1 more and 1 less than a given number moving on to 10 more and 10 less than any 2 digit number. We will use number facts to add and subtract 1 digit numbers to/from 2 digit numbers. We will learn to add 3 small numbers spotting pairs to 10 and doubles. We will compare weights and capacities using direct comparison. We will be finding half of all numbers to 10 and then to 20; identifying even numbers. We will continue to recognise halves and quarters of shapes and numbers.


Enrichment Activities: Festival Gardens educational visit (TBA), Owls Visit, Dog’s trust visit and Rock Kids music Week!


PSHE: We will discuss our thoughts and feelings and how our behaviour is linked. We will understand what proud and jealous emotions are like.