Y1 Curriculum

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Year 1 Curriculum

In Year One we challenge ourselves to learn new things and are proud of each other when we achieve them. We do projects where we investigate questions and find out more about the world around us. We enjoy being active and creative and sharing our learning with friends and family.

 All About Us

Children start off by sharing information about themselves, including their likes and dislikes. They then develop their geography skills by investigating different countries in the world with which they have links. By the end of the project we have a giant world map which is full of pins and information showing different countries that children in Year One have visited, or where members of their families live!

 Marvellous Makers

This project gives children the chance to become historians, learning about the history of steel making in our home city. We visit Kelham Island to do some exciting workshops, including dressing up in steel makers’ clothes and seeing the impressive River Don engine in action.  The children then become makers themselves, sawing and nailing wood to make a frame.  

Super Scientists

Our project begins with a trip to Eureka, where we explore our five senses. Throughout the project the children become confident scientists who ask questions linked to our senses and carry out experiments to answer them. They then use their new scientific skills and knowledge to model experiments for others in a science fair. They also learn about the successes of inspirational people with disabilities, such as Louis Braille.

 Amazing Animals

This fascinating project starts with a trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.  Children take part in a handling session and decide on an animal that they would each like to find out more about. For the rest of the half term each child works on their own project learning about things like the diet of their animal and which continent(s) it lives in.

 Perfect Plants

Children learn to identify different trees from looking at leaves and they carry out some interesting experiments to discover if statements are true or false. We visit the beautiful gardens at Chatsworth to appreciate and take photos of plants. This final term is also full of lots of plant themed art work, including sculpture and painting. We end the year with an art gallery and garden party, where friends and family are invited to look at our art work and snack on some of the produce that we have grown in the outdoor area!

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