Science Curriculum


Learning Values

Parent Information

Homework Timetable

Meet The Teacher

Learning Values: Engaged and Determined

S.M.S.C: Developing a sense of self and realising own potential. Respect for own culture and that of others.

Visit to St Barnabas Church
English & Big Talk
Stories set in a different country – Gregory Cool
Speaking and Listening
  • Develop ability to listen to a story and retell them in their own words.
  • To ask and answer questions in relation to a story.
  • To apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words, containing sounds such as ar, or, air.
  • To continue to explain clearly their understanding of what is read to them and answer questions based on setting, character and plot.


  • Writing short stories, letters and recalling and writing facts based on historical events.
  • Writing simple sentences using the conjunction: and.
  • Learning how to use punctuation correctly, including capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
  • To introduce the use of adjectives to describe and specify, e.g. The cheetah was strong and powerful.
Letter Formation and Handwriting 
  • To use the correct tripod pencil grip. To form all letters correctly using a lead out (flicks).
  • To form numbers correctly.
Big Talk topics
  • Bonfire night – senses
  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel – feelings of passengers

Key questions:

  • Can you describe how Gregory was feeling at the beginning of the story?
  • Why do you think he felt that way?
  • How is Tobago different to London?
  • Read and write numbers to 20 in words.
  • To find and record missing numbers in a 100 square.
  • To count in 2s, 5s and 10s and record this.
  • To subtract one quantity from another and record the number sentence.
  • To use understanding of addition and subtraction to solve word problems.
  • Mentally double numbers up to 10.
Shape, Space and Measure
  • Using standard and non standard units of measure for length.
  • To record measurements of length in cm and m.
  • To compare and order lengths.
  • To use the language of first, second, third etc to order lengths.
  • To recognise different shapes within the environment.
Key questions:
  • Can you use the – accurately in a number sentence?
  • Can you measure using a ruler or metre stick?
  • What is double 5?
Science: What is a living thing?
  • To name and record body parts.
  • To compare human and animal bodies.
  • To understand the vocabulary ‘herbivore’ ‘carnivore’ and ‘omnivore’.
  • To sort and group animals based on similarities and differences.
  • To record information on Venn diagrams, pictograms and tally charts.
Key questions:
  • Can you name human body parts?
  • What do humans have that other animals don’t?
  • Can you name some herbivores?
  • What do animals have in common?
  • What is different about various animals?

Significant Places and People

  • Key figures in History:
  • Guy Fawkes
  • Rosa Parks
  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  • Mary Seacole
Key questions:
  • Can you order events on a timeline?
  • How can I find out about an event in the past?
  • How does life in the past differ to life today?
Healthy Eating
  • Children name and explore the appearance of a range of fruit and vegetables observing properties through tasting, smelling and touching.
  • Cutting, peeling grating and slicing (safety adhered to).
Key questions:
  • How can we stay safe when using a knife?
  • What should I do first before I prepare food?
  • Why are fruits and vegetables healthy & special?


  • Using Beebots
  • Children to explore using programmable toys.
  • Use technology safely and respectfully
  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • Using the mouse control; the mouse to click.
Key question:
  • How can you programme a beebot to move from one point to another?

This half term pupils will be focusing on developing their balance and coordination skills through a range of group and paired activities.

  • Over this half term, they will be developing their fundamental movement skills in preparation for further games, dance and gymnastic topics.
Key questions:
  • Can you balance on one leg?
  • How many different ways can you move around the room?
Religious Education
Special Places and Special Days
  • Describe some external and internal features of the place of worship they have visited and say how these are important in the religion.
  • Learning about special days and celebrations for different faiths.

Key question:

  • What are the similarities and differences between how people celebrate special days?
  • How are these celebrations are unique?
Sounds Interesting
  • Identify different sounds and change/use sounds expressively.
  • Preparing for the Year 1 Christmas Show – learning and singing songs, and performing in front of audiences.
Key questions:
  • Can I play a simple percussion instrument high/low/loud/soft?
  • Can I sing high/low/loud/soft?
  • A healthy balanced lifestyle (including physically, socially and emotionally).
  • Rights and responsibilities (including fairness and justice)
  • Diversity and equality in all its forms.

Key questions:

  • How do I keep myself healthy?
  • What can I do to make things fair with my friends?
  • This half term the children will continue to consolidate basic greetings in Spanish.
  • Learn Spanish names for numbers 0-10.
  • Learn colours of the rainbow.
  • Practice all new words through song and movement.

Miss Hossami

Miss Edmonds

Miss Limliman

Mrs Hammill

Miss Pugh

Mrs Miles-Kingston

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