Welcome to Year 1
Thank you for stopping by! Here we will post all the important information you need during the year ahead.
Here is our curriculum for this year:
Art and design
Children will develop their drawing and colouring skills through a series of self-portraits, using mirrors to draw from observation.
Spring inspired painting
Children select and shape suitable materials to create a desired finished artefact
Tell me a dragon
Children use clay and acrylic paint to create a 3D dragon eye
Explore and use the paint app to create illustrations
Moving a Robot Explore control, directional language and programming
Technology around us
Exploring how the web works and that we are all connected via access to the internet
Explore how to search on the internet and develop basic web skills
Templates and joining techniques
Children explore and learn the first steps of joining fabric through sewing.
Preparing Fruit and Vegetables
Children will learn basic food preparation techniques to prepare food for a fruit salad.
Children will design, make and evaluate an enclosure for a knight to trap a dragon. They will learn about how to combine techniques and materials
Who Am I
They investigate their local area, their natural - physical, managed and constructed human features, and the activities located in them
The topic places Whitehaven their local town in the context of the wider UK naming and identifying the key characteristics of the four countries. The sequence covers the UK and the surrounding seas.
Food Glorious Food
This topic provides a study of food and farming within the context of the children’s own locality. Children develop their understanding of towns /cities and urban/rural.
This topic provides a study that widens children’s geographical context to a contrasting locality in Cumbria – Carlisle. Children will be given opportunities to use maps to locate castles across the county and find castles near to them.
Who Am I
Children study of the recent past, the present and the near future within the context of our children’s own world. Children are given opportunities to explore how changes occur over time in relation to themselves, their own families, and the places they and others belong to.
Through history, children explore the origin of Carlisle Castle in time by placing Kings and Queens on a timeline. This develops the sense of chronology and that Carlisle castle was a long time ago. Children formulate simple questions to explore though the topic.
Exploring how pulse, rhythm and pitch work together
Rhythm in the way we walk and Banana Rap
Exploring pulse, rhythm and pitch, rapping, dancing and singing
In the Groove
Exploring different styles of music
Round and Round
Exploring Pulse, rhythm and pitch in different styles of music.
Using our imaginations to explore and create music.
Reflect, rewind, replay.
Exploring the history of music, look back and consolidate your learning, learn some of the language of music
Fundamentals and net and wall
Gymnastics and ball skills
Target games and sending and receiving
Athletics and team building
Striking and fielding
We are learning to re-tell the Christian Creation story and to explore how this influences how Christians behave towards nature and the environment.
We are learning to reflect on the Christmas story and decide what gifts would be meaningful for Jesus.
Jesus as a friend
We are learning to identify when it is easy and difficult to show friendship and to explore when Jesus may have found it difficult.
Easter – Palm Sunday
We are learning to know that Jesus is special to Christians and how His welcome on Palm Sunday shows this.
We are learning to empathise with Jewish children by understanding what they do during Shabbat and why it is important to them.
What does it mean to belong to a faith community?
Children learn about belonging and how religious people show they belong to their faith community. They will learn about ways babies are welcomed in religions and the promises made at weddings. They will think about their own network of belonging and how we all belong to someone
Me and my relationships
Children create and understand why classroom rules are important. They recognise and can express their feelings. Children know how to access help.
Children recognise and celebrate differences between themselves and others. Children develop tolerance and recognise what is fair and unfair.
Keeping myself safe
Children learn that our feelings as there to help keep us safe. They can explain ways to keep themselves healthy and know medicine must be prescribed by a Dr.
Rights and responsibilities
Children can describe their own responsibilities and know how to look after things that belong to them and others. Children will learn how to care for the school environment.
Being my best
Children will develop a growth mind-set and know how to respond positively to feedback. They will know how their behaviour affects others around them.
Growing and changing
Children will learn about different things we need as we change and grow. They will learn the names of major internal body parts. Children understand what bullying is and know what to do if witnessed or experienced.
Children observe changes across the four seasons and observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.
Animals including Humans: Part 1: Animals; Part 2: Me and My Body
Children identify, name, describe and compare a variety of common animals. They also identify, name, draw and label basic parts of the human body and learn about their senses.
Children identify, name, and describe a variety of common wild and garden plants and trees
Children distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. They name and identify a range of materials and their properties