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Year 1 Spring 2 Curriculum Map: Paws, Jaws and Claws


Music: Use simple untuned percussion to copy, continue and create simple rhythms, to match spoken word patterns.


R.E: What is important to you? We will explore questions about belonging, meaning and truth so that we can express our own ideas and opinions in response using words, art or poetry.


P.E: In PE we will participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.


Art/ DT: We will study different animal sculptures. We will then make a papier mache 3D fish developing techniques in using shape, form and space.


Geography: Use maps and photographs to find the position of the countries and capital cities in the UK and the surrounding seas. Look at photos finding similarities and differences, using geographical terms.


Science: We will observe and recognise some simple characteristics of animals. We will learn that animals are similar to each other in some ways and different in other ways. We will also begin to start grouping animals by the key features of their appearance.


Computing: Use espresso coding to create, debug and run simple programs.  Use the internet to research maps, information and images of the UK. Read, listen and interact with stories on the Laptops and Ipads.


Literacy: In ‘Talk for Writing’ we will be studying ‘Meerkat Mail’ for our fiction book and we will be looking at different non-fiction animal books, identifying features of non-fiction texts; facts, contents, index, glossary, headings etc. We will use labels and captions in our writing to describe different animals. We will use dictionaries to find definitions and know that a dictionary is set out in alphabetical order.


Maths: In Maths we will continue to work on our doubles to 10,  number bonds to 10, addition and subtraction of 1 and 2 digit numbers, place value and counting in 2s,5s and 10s. We will also introduce fractions; quarters, halves and three quarters, units of time and odd and even numbers.


School Trip: Acorn farm Wednesday 13th March (Please send your child in wearing a waterproof coat and wellington boots).


PSHE; We will discuss our likes and dislikes, feeling proud, being special, recognising worries and staying calm and relaxed.