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Year 1: Where do the leaves go to in winter?
KS1 Geography: identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
WOW: Someone comes into the classroom dressed as
Mr/s Autumn (leaf suit). Children to prepare questions to
ask him or her.
Why are there so many leaves on the
What changes do we see in our country
with each season?
What would you need to do to become the
next weather presenter?
How can you create patterns using leaves
in the style of William Morris?
After listening to music entitled the ‘Four
Seasons’, can you create your own music
which captures different weather patterns?
Why are so many of the things you enjoy
doing dependent on the time of year and
Reflection: In small groups create a typical
weather forecast summary which will be
Literacy Link: There are many opportunities provided for pupils to develop their oracy
skills. These are especially provided within LC3
and during the reflection
Numeracy Link: Lots of opportunity to set things out in charts, especially in relation to the weather. Children will be dealing with centigrade and also
Creative Art Link: Having looked at the work of William Morris children should be invited to create their own print and drawing based on the leaves they have found.
Expressive Art Link: There is an opportunity for children to listen to and appreciate classical music.
They will then create their own music based on different elements of weather.
Year 1 Geography Knowledge, Skills and understanding
• Can they answer some
Can they explain the
Can they begin to
• Can they point out
questions using different
main features of a hot
explain why they would
where the equator,
resources, such as
and cold place?
wear different clothes
north pole and south
books, the internet and
Can they explain how
at different times of the
pole are on a globe or
the weather changes
• Can they answer
Can they say
questions about the
something about the
people who live in hot
• Can they keep a
and cold places?
Can they explain what
they might wear if they
lived in a very hot or a
very cold place?
Year 1 (Challenging)
Can they answer questions using a weather chart?
Can they make plausible predictions about what the weather may be like later in the day or tomorrow?
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Year 1 Art & Design Knowledge, Skills and Understanding
Knowledge of Art
• Can they draw using
• Can they print with
• Can they describe
• Can they choose to
pencil and crayons?
what they can see and
use thick and thin
• Can they draw lines of
like in the work of
different shapes and
• Can they print onto
thickness, using 2
paper and textile?
• Can they ask sensible
• Can they name the
different grades of
• Can they design their
questions about a
primary and secondary
own printing block?
piece of art?
• Can they create a
Year 1 Music Knowledge, Skills and Understanding
• Can they use instruments to
• Can they make different sounds
• Can they respond to different
moods in music?
• Do they look at their audience
• Can they identify changes in
• Can they say how a piece of
when they are performing?
music makes them feel?
• Can they clap short rhythmic
• Can they change the sound?
• Can they say whether they like or
• Can they repeat (short rhythmic
dislike a piece of music?
• Can they copy sounds?
and melodic) patterns?
• Can they choose sounds to
• Can they make loud and quiet
• Can they make a sequence of
represent different things?
• Can they recognise repeated
• Do they know that the chorus
• Can they show sounds by using
keeps being repeated?
Year 1: Why is the Wii more fun than Grandma and
Grandad’s old toys?
KS1 History: Changes within living memory - revealing aspects of change in national life
WOW: Set up 4 Wii consoles in the classroom and invite 6 grandparents to come in and challenge the learners on four different Wii games.
Who will win the Wii challenge?
What was on Grandma and Grandad’s
Christmas and birthday list?
Would there have been a Toys R Us around when
Grandad was a boy?
How can you make a moving toy?
Which toy will you be in Toy Story?
What would your Christmas have been like
Reflection: Would you choose your toys before
your grandparents’ toys?
Numeracy Link: Children could keep a record of the points accumulated by each child and grandparent. This could lead to graph work.
Literacy Link: Children could think of a range of questions they would like to ask their grandparents and then interview them. Their recording would be used back in school for research.
Creative Art Link: Opportunities here for children to design and make a moving toy.
Expressive Art Link: Children will perform dances related to toys coming to life.
Science Link: Children will have an opportunity to link with the Science LC ‘Why isn’t everyone afraid of the dark?’
Year 1 History Knowledge, Skills and Understanding
Knowledge and interpretation
• Can they put up to three objects
• Do they appreciate that some
• Can they ask and answer
in chronological order (recent
famous people have helped our
questions about old and new
lives be better today?
• Can they use words and phrases
• Can they spot old and new
like: ‘old’, ‘new’ and ‘a long time
objects in a picture?
• Can they answer questions using
• Can they tell me about things
an artefact/ photograph
that happened when they were
• Can they give a plausible
• Do they know that some objects
explanation about what an
belonged to the past?
object was used for in the past?
Year 1 (challenging)
Can they use words and phrases like: ‘very old’, ‘when mummy and daddy were little’?
Can they use the words ‘before’ and ‘after’ correctly?
Can they say why they think a story was set in the past?
Can they explain why certain objects were different in the past, eg, iron, music systems, televisions?
Can they explain differences between past and present in their life and that of other children from a different time in history?
Can they begin to identify the main differences between old and new objects?
Can they answer questions using a range of artefacts/ photographs provided?
Can they identify objects from the past, such as vinyl records?
Year 1 Design technology Knowledge, Skills and Understanding
Working with tools,
and components to
make quality products
• Can they think of some
• Can they describe how
• Can they make a
ideas of their own?
they are making?
product which moves?
• Can they explain what
Can they explain which
• Can they talk about
• Can they cut materials
they want to do?
tools are they using?
their own work and
• Can they use pictures
things that other
• Can they describe the
and words to plan?
people have done?
materials using different
• Can they say why they
have chosen moving
Year 1 Dance Knowledge, Skills and Understanding
Can they explore and perform basic body actions?
Do they use different parts of the body singly and in combination?
Do they show some sense of dynamic, expressive and rhythmic qualities in their own dance?
Do they choose appropriate movements for different dance ideas?
Can they remember and repeat short dance phrases and simple dances?
Do they move with control?
Do they vary the way they use space?
Do they describe how their lungs and heart work when dancing?
Do they describe basic body actions and simple expressive and dynamic qualities of movement?nal life
Do they choose