Years 1 and 2 (Key Stage One)

The National Curriculum consists of three Core subjects – English, Mathematics and Science, and seven Foundation subjects of Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music and Physical Education, Religious Education is also a compulsory subject but different local authorities have their own syllabus so it is not part of the National Curriculum. 

There are further details about how we teach Literacy and Mathematics. The English curriculum also includes Spoken Language. 

For more detailed information about what is taught at different times of the year, please scroll down.

 

Science  - Pupils are taught to ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways, observe closely, using simple equipment, perform simple test, identify and classify, use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions and gather and record data to help in answering questions.

Art and Design  Pupils are taught to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products,to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination,to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space and about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Computing – Pupils are taught to understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions, create and debug simple programs, use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs, use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content, recognise common uses of information technology beyond school and to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

Design and Technology – Pupils are taught, through a variety of creative and practical activities, the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. They should work in a range of relevant contexts (for example, the home and school, garden).

Geography – Pupils will develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They should understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.

History - Pupils will develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They should know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. They should use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. They should ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events. They should understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.

Music Pupils are taught to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes,  play tuned and untuned instruments musically, listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music and to experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

Physical Education - Pupils are taught to, master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities, participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending and to perform dances using simple movement patterns. 

Religious Education - this is taught using the Hampshire 'Living Difference' syllabus. 

Curriculum Overview – Year 1

Autumn 1 – Rosie’s Walk

Image result for Rosie's walk book

 

 

Literacy

Recount - Summer holiday news

Innovated story - Rosie’s day at school

Instructions – How to make bread

Recount – Walk to Brickfields

Sentence dictation

 

Science

Identification and classification - Deciduous and coniferous trees

Longitudinal study - Seasonal change and weather

Geography

Weather

Seasonal change

Mapping – Human and physical features

Field work study of local area – School grounds and Brickfields

PSHE

Theme – Working well together

 

Trip

Brickfields

 

Grammar

Sentence construction

Capital letters

Full stops

Conjunction - and

Verbs

 

 

DT – Cookery

Food preparation - Bread making

Music

Duration – Rosie’s Walk and Harvest

Singing - Harvest

Computing

E safety

Programming – Floor robots

Algorithms

Mouse skills

 

Handwriting

Cursive – curly caterpillar letters

 

 

Phonics

Phase 3 recap

 

RE

Concept – Thankfulness

Harvest

Art

Range of media – Harvest artwork

Colour -Paint mixing

Artist – Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture

PE

Games – Invasion games (basketball)

Dance – Autumn

Gym

 

 

Spelling

Phase 3 and 4 common exception words

 

 

 

Autumn 2 – Rusty Robot

Image result for little robots book 

 

Literacy

Poetry – Fireworks

Adjectives – Descriptive robot ‘and’ sentences

Letter – Letter to Santa

Sentence dictation

 

Design Technology

Design, make and evaluate - Moving parts and attachment methods - Robot making

Technical knowledge – Explore and use mechanisms

History

Historical event – Gunpowder Plot

Past and present - Toys

PSHE

Theme – Other people are special too

Grammar

Nouns and proper nouns

Sentence construction

Punctuation

Sentence starters

 

RE

Concept – Light

Advent

Christingle

 

 

Music

Rhythm – Toys

Singing - Christmas

Computing

E safety

Mouse and typing skills

Programming – Floor robots

Algorithms

Debugging

 

Handwriting

Number formation

Cursive – one armed robot letters

 

Cultural Awareness

Diwali

Science

Longitudinal study - Seasonal change

Phonics

Phase 4 and Phase 5

 

Geography

Field work study of local area – School

Mapping

Art

Local artist visit

Sketching – Robots

Diwali lanterns

Sculpture – Paper and paste  Nativity figures

PE

Dance – Toys

Gym

Spelling

Phase 4 and 5 common exception words

 

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Texts – Robot Rumpus

The Little Reindeer

No-bot

Related imageSpring 1 – Long Long Ago – Castles

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy

Innovated story – Rapunzel’s rescue

Adjectives

Non-fiction – Information text on castles

Sentence dictation

 

Design Technology

Make and evaluate – Castles

Moving parts and attachment methods

Technical knowledge – Build structure (strong and stable)

 

History

Compare aspects of life in different periods

Significant individuals - Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II

PSHE

Theme – Caring for yourself

Balanced diet

Grammar

Punctuation

Sentence construction

Pronoun I

Nouns and proper nouns

Plurals – s/es

RE

Special books

The Bible

 

Music

Pulse and rhythm

Singing

Computing

E safety

Mouse and typing skills

Programming – Floor robots

Algorithms

Debugging

 

Handwriting

Cursive – ladder letters

 

DT – Cookery

Healthy stew (vegetables)

Science

Identify and name – Materials

Describe physical properties - Materials

Phonics

Phase 5

 

Geography

Name, locate and identify - Countries and capital cities of the UK

Art

Artist – Paul Klee

Sketching – The Queen

PE

Dance – Knights/ Jack and the Beanstalk

Gym

Spelling

Phase 5 and additional common exception words

Days of the week

 

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Texts – George and the Dragon

Sir Laughalot

 

 

Image result for the three little pigsSpring 2 – I’ll Huff and Huff – Three Little Pigs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy

Innovated traditional tale – The Three Little ____

Character description – Warning poster

Questions

Recount – Walk to Brickfields – Spring new life

Science

Longitudinal study - Seasonal change and weather

Identify and name – Materials

Describe physical properties – Materials

Distinguish between object and material

Testing, observing and recording - Roof experiment

New life – Life cycles – chicks/ butterflies

 

Music

Tuned and untuned instruments –

The Three Little Pigs

Singing

PSHE

Theme – Caring for others

 

Grammar

Punctuation – question marks

Plurals – s/es

Suffix - ed endings

RE

New Life

Easter

Computing

E safety

Mouse and typing skills

Programming – Floor robots

Algorithms

Debugging

 

Handwriting

Cursive – zigzag monster letters

 

Phonics

Phase 5

 

Geography

Weather

Seasonal change

Mapping – Human and physical features - key

Field work study of local area –Brickfields

Art

Range of media - Clay tiles

Chalk and charcoal – Wolves

Easter cards

 

PE

Games – Invasion games (hockey)

Dance – Three Little Pigs

Gym

Spelling

Phase 5 and additional common exception words

Days of the week

 

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Texts – The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Superpigs

 

Trip

Look Out

 

 

Image result for the rainbow fish bookImage result for under the sea bookSummer 1 – Amazing Adventures – Under the Sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy

Innovated story – Underwater Adventure

Poetry – Underwater repetitive poem

Non-fiction – Fish facts and information text on sharks

Sentence dictation

 

Science

Describe and compare the structure of animals – Fish, sharks

History

Significant individuals and events - Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong

PSHE

Theme – Keeping safe

 

 

Grammar

Punctuation – question and exclamation marks

Plurals – s/es

Prefix – un__

Suffix – ed, ing, er, est endings

Use of ‘who’

RE

Precious (Water)

Hinduism

 

Geography

Name and locate - Oceans

Computing

E safety

Mouse and typing skills

Programming – Floor robots

Algorithms

Debugging

2Publish

 

Handwriting

Cursive – words

 

Cultural Awareness

Buddhism

DT – Cookery

Fish

 

Phonics

Phase 5

 

Music

Listening

Tuned and untuned instruments

 

Art

Artist - Henri Matisse

Collage

PE

Games – Net/ Wall games (tennis)

Dance – Rainbow Fish

Gym

 

 

Spelling

Phase 5 and additional common exception words

Days of the week

Numbers to ten

 

 

Trip

Brickfields

 

Read Aloud, Think Aloud

Texts – to be confirmed

 

 

 

Topic Overview

Curriculum Overview – Year 2

Autumn 1 – Deadly Dinosaurs

Topic Hook: Dinosaur Detective Day

 

Literacy

Postcard – Dear Dinosaur

Instructions – How to find a fossil

Letter – Dear Dinosaur

 

Science

 

Dead, Living, Never Alive – identifying and classifying objects, making simple observations, gathering and recording data

History

 

Mary Anning and Fossils – to learn about significant individuals from the past and their contribution

PSHE

New Beginnings

 

Grammar

Past tense (-ed endings)

Conjunctions – and, but, so

Question sentences

Noun phrases

 

 

DT

 

 

Making model dinosaurs – make and evaluate, building structures, exploring how they can be made stronger and more durable

 

 

Music (Hampshire Music Service)

 

 

Listen2Me

VOICE

Computing

Typing and keyboard skills, combing text and graphics

 

Spelling

-ed past tense

‘or’ spelt a before l/ll

Soft c

-y suffix

Homophones

-ly suffix

 

Read Aloud, Think Aloud

Texts - Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs by Ian Beck

RE

 

Concept – Community, the Church

 

Art

 

Sketching fossils – line and tone

PE

 

Dance – Dinosaurs

Invasion Games

Gym

 

Autumn 2 – Fire! Fire! (The Great Fire of London)

Topic Hook: Recreating Pudding Lane