Childhood

Year 1 - Spring 1

This page explains what your child will be learning this half-term as their main project in class. Please use the menu at the side to view objectives for additional objectives for the stand-alone subjects (Mathematics, Physical Education, Computing, Music, Languages, PSHCE and Religious Education) and for our extended curriculum.

Curriculum Overview

Unit Overview

This project teaches children about everyday life and families today, including comparisons with childhood in the 1950s, using artefacts and a range of different sources.

❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT

We will interview a Grandma/Grandpa.

🏁 BIG FINISH

We will present our new found knowledge in a short video clip to share with Year 5.

πŸ‘‰ DRIVERS & ENHANCERS

The main subject driver for this unit of work is History.

πŸ“– FOCUS TEXT(S)

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Mem Fox

Lost in the Toy Museum: An Adventure David Lucas

Old Bear Jane Hissey

Once There Were Giants Martin Waddell

Me and My Family Tree Joan Sweeney

Who's In My Family?: All About Our Families Robie H. Harris

My Grandpa is Amazing Nick Butterworth

My Grandma is Wonderful Nick Butterworth

Grandad's Island Benji Davies

Grandma's House Alice Melvin

Alfie and Grandma Shirley Hughes

The Paper Dolls Julia Donaldson


️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

Sequence sentences to form short narratives.

Write a sentence or sequence of sentences for a given purpose.

🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

We will explore the local area and compare and contract local buildings depending on when they were built.


Unit Sequence

Driver Subject: Learning Intentions

  1. Order information on a timeline.

  2. Use common words and phrases relating to the passing of time to communicate ideas and observations (here, now, then, yesterday, last week, last year, years ago and a long time ago).

  3. Order information on a timeline.

  4. Describe an aspect of everyday life within or beyond living memory.

  5. Describe a significant historical event in British history.

  6. Describe how a place or geographical feature has changed over time. (Geog)

  7. Use common words and phrases relating to the passing of time to communicate ideas and observations (here, now, then, yesterday, last week, last year, years ago and a long time ago).

  8. Identify similarities and differences between ways of life within or beyond living memory.

  9. Create stories, pictures, independent writing and role play about historical events, people and periods.