Curriculum Overview

Year 1 - Summer 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.

School Days

Unit Overview

This is the information for parents about the unit of work.


A parent, teacher, ex-pupil or community member who knows the school well will talk to the children about the school’s history, including the date of its construction and other important events. This will include a tour of the school, inside and out, to show the children aspects of the school’s history, including additions or renovations to the building, the location of significant school-based events, or significant plaques and signage.


Reflection time - What have I learnt?

We will finish the topic with a class youtube channel show all about schools then and now.


The driver subject for this unit of work is History/Geography.

The unit will be enhanced through Art and Design.


The class will be reading

If I built a School by Chris Van Dusen

The Wolf Who Wouldn't Go To School by Caryl Hart

Going to School by Rose Blake

100 Facts :Victorian Britain by Miles Kelly

Education Through the Years by Claire Lewis

Going to School, Comparing the Past and Present by Rebecca Rissman


Throughout this unit of work we will be writing..

  • letters
  • labels
  • information texts
  • map labeling


In this unit of work we will explore the school grounds. look at local streets and maps.

Unit Sequence

Driver Subject: Learning Intentions

  1. 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). (History)
  2. Order information on a timeline. (History)
  3. Describe important events in the school's history. (History)
  4. Carry out fieldwork tasks to identify characteristics of the school grounds or locality. (Geography)
  5. Draw or read a simple picture map (Geography)
  6. Describe how pollution and litter affect the local environment and school grounds. (Geography)
  7. Describe an aspect of everyday life within or beyond living memory. (History)
  8. Describe an aspect of everyday life within or beyond living memory. (History)
  9. Use a range of historical artefacts to find out about the past. (History)
  10. Create stories, pictures, independent writing and role play about historical events, people and periods. (History)
  11. Understand the term significant and explain why a significant individual is important.
  12. Describe how a place or geographical feature has changed over time. (History)