Curriculum Maps

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

  Autumn A Autumn B Spring A Spring B Summer A Summer B

English Writing

See Y1 Writing Objectives 

Familiar stories

Peace at Last

Farmer Duck

All in One Piece

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

  • Retelling stories 
  • Rewriting stories with own concepts
  • Character description

Stories from other cultures

Handa’s Surprise

Handa’s Hen

 

 

 

  • Retelling stories 
  • Rewriting stories with own concepts
  • Character descriptions

 

Traditional Tales

Jack and the Beanstalk

Little Red Riding Hood

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

  • Setting description 
  • Character description 
  • Retelling a story 
  • Rewriting story

Non-Fiction

Linked to British Values

 

 

 

 

  • Identifying/labelling features
  • Making information books and posters
  • Writing instructions

Pirates

Pirate Cruncher

Pirate Pete
 

 

 

 

  • Character descriptions
  • Setting descriptions
  • Diary entries
  • Writing Pirate stories

Authors

Julia Donaldson:

The Gruffalo

The Scarecrow’s wedding

 

 

  • Retelling/writing stories 
  • Character descriptions
  • Diary entries

English Reading

See Y1 Reading Objectives

Traditional tales and fairy tales

Stories from other cultures
 

Handa’s Surprise

Handa’s Hen

 

Story books

 

Non-fiction books

 

Hedgehogs

Bats

Foxes

 

Poetry

Maths 

See Y1 Maths Objectives

All aspects of curriculum covered each term: Number and place value; Addition and subtraction; Multiplication and division; Fractions; Measure; Properties of shapes; Position and direction

Science 

See Y1 Science Objectives

Seasonal changes are taught at different times of the year.

Ourselves

 

Parts of our face and body

Senses 

 

 Animals including humans

 

Naming and grouping common animals: mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish

Recognising carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. 

Plants 

 

Identifying and labelling parts of flowers and trees.

Recognising deciduous and evergreen trees.

Planting seeds

 Materials

 

Identify and name various materials

Identify materials that objects are made from

 

 

Topic 

History

 

Toys

 

To compare old and new toys.

To discuss materials toys are made from.

To design futuristic toys.  

 

 

Geography

 

Our school

 

Map skills

Looking at locality

 

 

Geography

 

China

 

To compare UK and China.

Map skills

 

History

 

Houses and Homes

 

To compare old and new houses.

To identify different types of houses.

To compare features of houses from past and resent.   

Geography

 

Our Locality - Where is High Wycombe?

 

What is my local area like?

What is in my local area?

 

Geography

 

At the seaside

 

Identifying features of beaches and related vocabulary

PSHE/RE

PSHE 

 

Feelings

 

Understanding and managing feelings.  

 

RE 

 

Special People

 

People that are special to me.

Special people in Christianity and Judaism.

PSHE 

 

British Values

 

Coincide with English to make an information poster.  

RE

 

Special occasions

 

Celebrations that are special to me.

Celebrations that are special to Christians and Jews. Easter, Christmas, Passover, Shabbat.

 

PSHE 

 

People who help us

 

People in the community who help us.   

RE

 

Special Places

 

Places that are special to me.

 

Church and Synagogue.   

Games 

Dance 

 

Movements big and small.

 

Spatial awareness

 

Gym App

 

Balancing/travelling on different parts of the body

Football

 

Dribbling skills 

Kicking and stopping the ball.

Long and short kicks.  

 

Throwing and catching

Tennis

 

Sports Day practise 

Art/ Design and Technology 

Self Portraits

 

Drawing self portraits

Mixed media portraits

Drawing in the style of Picasso

 

 

 

Pop up cards

 

Easter cards

Mothers’ day cards

 

Colour mixing

 

Colour wheels

Primary and secondary colours

Design and Technology

 

Making a fruit salad

 

To taste, describe and compare fruits

To sort fruits

cutting fruits with knives safely

Designing and evaluating a fruit salad.

Traditional tales link

 

Sock puppets

Peg dolls

Boats that floats

 

Pirates

 

Painting skills – designing maps, boats in  bottles  

 

ICT

Keyboard skills and Mouse Control

 

Logging on and logging off  

Early word processing

 

Learn the different word processing skills

Control

(Beebots)

Coding

(Daisy the Dino)

 

Follow instructions and make own instructions using the computer

E- Safety

 

Understand the uses and features of the internet, including google chrome and using different websites. Looking at how to stay safe on the internet. 

 

FROG

 

Introduction to Frog. 

Signing on and off.

Using Frog

SPAG

Alphabet, lower case and upper case letters.

Using conjunctions

Suffixes: s, es, ed, in, er, est

Taught within English lessons too.  

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

  Autumn A Autumn B Spring A Spring B Summer A Summer B

English Writing

See Y2 Writing Objective

Journeys

Rosie’s walk/ How my Bike works

 

  • Retelling stories
  • Rewriting stories with own concepts
  • Non-fiction books

Big events

Guy Fawkes/ This is the Bear and the Scary Night/ The Great Fire of London.

 

  • Instructions
  • Letter
  • Diary extract

Winter stories

Story of the seasons (extract); A Little Bit of Winter

 

  • Setting description
  • Character description
  • Retelling a story
  • Diary

Growing and shrinking

Alice in Wonderland/ Thumbelina

 

  • Write own narrative

Minibeasts

Snails/ Spiders

 

  • Information leaflet

Nonsense poetry

There’s a Wocket in my Pocket; The Ning Nang Nong

 

  • Performance
  • Poetry

English Reading

See Y2 Reading Objectives

Story books

 

  • Gorilla
  • The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark

Traditional tales and fairy tales

Non-fiction books

SATS practise booklets (fiction)

SATS practise booklets (non fiction)

Poetry

Maths

See Y2 Maths Objectives

All aspects of curriculum covered each term: Number and place value; Addition and subtraction; Multiplication and division; Fractions; Measure; Properties of shapes; Position and direction; Data Handling

Science

See Y2 Science Objectives

Plants

Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow. Find out and describe what plants need to survive.

 

Materials

Identify and compare the suitability of different materials. Find out how materials can change shape.

Animals including humans

Notice the lifecycle of animals and humans. Describe the basic needs of animals and humans. Describe the importance of exercise, eating healthy and hygiene.

Living things and their habitat

Compare the differences between living, dead and things that have never been alive. Look at the different habitats of animals and plants. Name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including their microhabitats. Look at different food chains. 

Topic

Geography

 

Transport and cultures

 

What different modes of transport are there? When would you use them?

 

Compare different cultures, including their clothing, climate, music, food, traditions.

History

 

Guy Fawkes

 

Understand the events and importance of Guy Fawkes. How we commemorate through bonfire night.

 

Great Fire of London

 

Children research the GFOL and understand the events and importance. Compare living situations back then to now.

Geography

 

Weather

 

Understand the similarities and differences of the weather in the UK and non-european countries. Use weather specific vocabulary to record own weather observations.

History

 

Flight

 

Research into different historians and inventors who invented different flying machines. Plan and make their own flying inventions.

 

 

History

 

Famous people

 

Look at the lives of significant individuals who have contributed to national and international achievements (Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, Louis Braille). Compare with modern day.

Geography

 

Maps

 

Name and locate the continents and oceans on a maps, atlases, globes. Use positional and directional language. Design their own map using a key and symbols.

PSHE/RE

PSHE

British Value

Show an understanding of BV, including: Democracy, individual liberty, rules of law, mutual respect.

RE

Special things

Research into Christianity and Judaism. Look at what is special in their cultures.

PSHE

Safety

Look at road safety, stranger danger and CSE ‘gifts’ and not to accept gifts from strangers.

RE

Special stories

Look at the story of moses, Aesop’s fables and the creation story discuss the morals.

PSHE

Choices and feelings

Understand where money comes from and how people spend it. Discuss people’s choices and feelings- including bullying.

RE

Belonging

Children understand what belonging means and how people show they belong in Christanity and Judaism.

Games

Ball skills

Master basic movements including throwing, catching and coordination. Begin to apply these in a range of activities.

 

Dance

Perform dances using simple movement patterns

Big Apparatus

Perform dances using simple movement patterns

Tennis

Master basic movements including running, agility, coordination and balance. Begin to apply these in a range of activities.

 

Small sided games

Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

Football

Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

Art/ Design and Technology

Transport

 

Developing a wide range of art skills using colour, pattern, texture, shape, form and space.

 

Materials and skills: felt tips, sketching, collaging, colouring

 

 

Fire

 

Drawing and colouring to develop and share their ideas.

 

Materials and skills: Colouring, shading,collaging, observational drawings

Hot and cold

 

Looking at the work of artist Kandinsky. Describing the differences and similarities between different practises.

 

Materials and skills: painting, colour pallets, paint mixing, showcasing and discussing

 

Minibeast sculptures

 

Looking at the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Making sculptures based on his work.

 

Materials and skills: Salt dough, paper skills, designing and making own sculptures

 

Design and Technology

 

Calendar making

 

Using textile skills and sewing to produce Christmas calendars.

 

 

 

Making Stew

 

Food hygiene and safety, grating, peeling, cutting, planning, tasting, evaluating, cooking

 

Moving booklets minibeasts

 

Designing and making a purposeful and functional pop up book for foundation children about minibeasts.

Designing, planning, prototyping, making, evaluating, cutting, sticking, colouring.

ICT

Word processing

 

Combine text, images and possibly other features to create either a printable document or a simple multimedia presentation. Ensure all choices suit the purpose.

 

Coding

 

Predict, estimate and create a set of instructions to control a floor robot to move between two or more fixed points involving distance and turn.

 

Graphics

 

Use a range of tools in a paint package to create a picture to suit a purpose.

 

Communication and collaboration

 

Share and comment on work online, developing understanding about appropriate behaviour and internet safety

 

Internet and safety

 

Understand the uses and features of the internet, including google chrome and using different websites. Looking at how to stay safe on the internet.

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Operation Minibeast

 

Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions.

SPAG

Capital letters, full stops, word classes (nouns, proper nouns, verbs, adjectives,

Expanded noun phrases, sentence types (statements, commands, exclamations, questions)

Apostrophes for contractions and possession; tense.

Commas in a list; suffixes.

Plurals; revision of word classes; revision of sentence types; practise SATS papers.

Compound words; revision of gaps in learning.

Note: In the Spring Term, children do Forest School

CEL is incorporated within the entire curriculum. Children take part in CEL assemblies and are praised and rewarded for showing CEL skills (resilience, risk taking, relationships, resourcefulness, reflectiveness)