Curriculum Overview

Year 1 - Spring 2

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.

Enchanted Woodland

Unit Overview

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise! This half term, we’ll visit a woodland, observe the wildlife, collect natural objects and make beautiful pictures with the things we see. After our woodland adventure, we’ll write about our experiences and learn all about trees. We’ll use information books to investigate woodland creatures and make mini-books of our own. Throughout the project, we will find out how to recognise different plants and animals and create detailed, observational drawings of them. The tale of Hansel and Gretel will inspire us to write our own stories with a woodland theme. We’ll build miniature dens, create woodland works of art and construct mini-woodlands from twigs, sticks, pine cones and leaves. At the end of our project, we’ll have so much to share with you. We’ll read our stories aloud, create a woodland art gallery, plant seedlings in the school grounds and present a special, woodland-themed assembly.

MEMORABLE MOMENT

Our Parkfielders will be visiting Lyme Park on the hunt for fairy houses and exploring the woodland!

🏁 BIG FINISH

Reflection time - What have I learnt?

We will have a Woodland Crown cat walk to flaunt our amazing creations!

Year 1 will showcase their learning in their class assembly on 20th March.

👉 DRIVERS & ENHANCERS

The driver subject for this unit of work is Science.

The unit will be enhanced through Art and Design .

📖 FOCUS TEXT(S)

The class will be reading Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.

️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

Throughout this unit of work we will be writing openings to magical stories, writing up investigations and describing some beautiful woodland scenes..

🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

In this unit of work we will...

Explore the great outdoors. Planting, observing and utilising natural resources to develop our learning.

Unit Sequence

Driver Subject: Learning Intentions

  1. Identify, compare, group and sort a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees, based on observable features.(Science)
  2. Observe objects, materials, living things and changes over time, sorting and grouping them based on their features. (Science)
  3. With support, use simple equipment to measure and make observations. (Science)
  4. Identify, compare, group and sort a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees, based on observable features. (Science)
  5. Observe objects, materials, living things and changes over time, sorting and grouping them based on their features. (Science)
  6. Label and describe the basic structure of a variety of common plants .(Science)
  7. Observe objects, materials, living things and changes over time, sorting and grouping them based on their features. (Science)

APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF UNIT: 15 hours