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Year 1 - Spring 1 - Curriculum Map: Traditional Tales


Music: We will listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high quality live and recorded music, discussing which instruments we can hear.


R.E: We will consider how people’s religion or beliefs influence their behaviour. We will look at the significance of Christian baptism in terms of belonging. We will explore why we need to use the right names for things that are important to religious people.


P.E: Children will master 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: We will Design purposeful, functional products based on design criteria. Select from and use a range of materials according to their characteristics and select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks such as cutting and joining.


Science: We will find objects and name them, and the material they are made from. We will group objects by the material they are made from, and look for similarities, using words such as ‘strong’ , ‘rough’, ‘waterproof’ to describe the properties of materials. We investigate the suitability of different materials for a particular task (e.g bag for red riding hood to take food to grandma).


Computing: We will be learning how to create a code by giving the computer simple instructions to make an object move. We will continue to talk about the importance of online safety.


History: We will explore the lives of significant individuals who have contributed to national and international achievements, e.g The Queen.


Literacy: We will be looking at a selection of Traditional Tale stories; becoming very familiar with retelling them and considering their particular characteristics. We will participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates through a variety of tales. We continue to have a big focus on handwriting, spelling and punctuation. We will continue to follow ‘Talk for Writing’ to imitate, innovate then finally create our own traditional tale story following the structure of a familiar tale.


Maths: We will explore place value in 2-digit numbers by creating 2-digit numbers, placing them on a number line and solving place value additions and subtractions. Count on/backwards 1, 2, 3 more/less than numbers up to and just beyond 20.Find Number bonds to 5,6,7,8,9 and 10, use number facts to  to solve problems including word problems. Recognise, name, describe and sort cubes, spheres, cones, cuboids, pyramids. Begin to recognise units of time (minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years). Count in 2s, 5s and 10s. Estimate a set of 100 objects and count in 5s and 10s to check.


Enrichment activity: Traditional tales theme day – 9/1/19. School Visit: We are planning on visiting the church to support our R.E. topic, more details to follow.


PSHE: We will explore the PSHEE topic ‘Living long, Living Strong’ Which includes how to look after ourselves, explore how people grow and change, understand there are different families and how to set realistic goals.