Year 1

Main Theme: Let's build it!

End project: An exhibition of the children's structures.

Intent: What wider skills do we want the children to have developed by the end of this theme, supporting future learning and life skills?

  • Resilience: Children will be learning how to brave and try something totally new that they have never done before.
  • Resourcefulness: Children will be learning how to ask simple questions around the classroom and around school.
  • Reflectiveness: Children will learn how to effectively evaluate something that they have made.
  • Reciprocity: Children will learn how to listen to other people and work and play cooperatively.

Intent: Outline the factual/topical areas that will be covered, enhancing the development of knowledge and cultural capital?

  • Children will learn how to identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock.
  • Children will learn how to describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials;
  • Children will learn how to compare a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.
  • Children will learn how to group a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.
  • Children will learn how to design purposeful, functional & appealing products.
  • Children will learn how to generate, model & communicate ideas.
  • Children will learn how to use range of tools & materials to complete practical tasks
  • Children will learn how to evaluate existing products & own ideas.

Intent: What opportunities will there be to develop Literacy and Numeracy skills?

  • In writing, children will be writing their own narrative using the story The Three Little Pigs as a model text. In this, children will learn about the terms: characters and setting. Children will also be introduced to the key features of a sentence, in order to be able to write their own sentences using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.
  • In reading, children will be expected to answer questions about stories that have been read to them. Children will also be encouraged to talk about their likes and dislikes about these stories.
  • In maths children will be learning how to:

    • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations;
    • Represent and use number bonds within 10 and then 20;
    • Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers within 20.

    Impact: What opportunities will be provided to assess the development of knowledge and skills?

    Children will evaluate the effectiveness of materials (for example, would paper be a good material to use to build a roof? Why?

    • Children will be looking at the story of the Three Little Pigs to decide why The Big Bad Wolf could blow down the straw and stick house, and why he couldn't blow down the brick house.

    Impact: What specific areas of knowledge/skills will be developed during this theme, which will be assessed at different times by the teacher and by the pupil?

    Subject Knowledge/Skill Curriculum Areas Covered
    I can Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock. Science
    I can describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. Science
    I can compare a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties. Science
    I can group a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties. Science
    I can design purposeful, functional & appealing products. Design and Technology
    I can generate, model & communicate ideas. Design and Technology
    I can use range of tools & materials to complete practical tasks Design and Technology
    I can evaluate existing products & own ideas. Design and Technology

    Impact: What specific wider skills will be developed during this theme, which will be assessed at different times by the teacher and by the pupil?

    Learning Skills Statements

    Resilience

    • I can be brave and try something totally new that I have never done before.

    Resourcefulness

    • I can ask simple questions.

    Reflectiveness

    • I can evaluate existing products & own ideas.

    Reciprocity

    • I can listen to other people and work and play cooperatively.

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