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Year 1

Autumn 1 - Brainwave

The Brain, we will be exploring the ways in which we can use our brains to learn lots of new and different things every day, enabling us to gain the knowledge, skills and understanding that we will need to become successful adults. By finding out more about how we learn, and how we can improve the way that we learn, we will be better equipped for meeting the many challenges ahead of us.

Autumn 2 - Treasure Island

In The Magic Toymaker, we will be learning all about the world of toys and the role that they play in entertaining us, educating us, and stimulating our imagination. As historians, we will be finding out about the ways in which toys have changed over time; as scientists, we will be exploring the various materials that toys are made of; as designers, we will be learning about the different stages of the toy-making process and creating our own board games; and as programmers, we will be covering the basics of computer game coding. Toys come in many shapes and sizes, but what is it that makes a great toy?

Spring 1 - Time Travellers

We will be learning about how people find out about the past, the clues we can uncover and how evidence tells us what happened in the past. We will be historians finding out about how past is recorded and represent. We will explore our own past and how we can find out more. Have much can you remember from your past? What can you find out?

Spring 2 - A Day in the Life

We will be learning about many exciting jobs from different places and time periods in order to create our own imaginary community. We will need to be historians, geographers, musicians, designers and citizens of the world! What job would you like to do when you grow up? 

Summer 1 - Green Fingers

We will be learning about plants and how important they are to our world. Plants are living things – they grow when we give them enough sunlight, food and water. Plants give us food to eat, clean air to breathe and materials to build our houses and furniture. We can use plants to make clothes and medicines, and to decorate our gardens. To fully engage with this unit, we will need to be scientists, geographers and international learners. How important are plants to our world?

Summer 2 - The Earth our Home

All living things – plants, animals and people – have a home or somewhere to live that we call a ‘habitat’. A habitat can be huge like the ocean or small like a leaf. To survive, living things need to live in places that meet their needs. What do living things need to survive? How do different habitats provide for their needs? We will need to be scientists and geographers in order to answer these questions.