Key Stage 1 Autumn Spring Summer Exam Board
Light and Colour

COLOUR/CHANGES/SOUNDS

Book bank: Handa’s Surprise; Pumpkin soup; The Enormous Turnip; The Bear Hunt; Owl Babies; The Room on the Broom; The Gruffalo; Plop!

Ideas bank: Africa Vegetable soup; poverty; Harvest Festival; African animals; exploration/safari; where is Africa?

Continents; What would you wear? African musical instruments; make a rain shaker.

Colour mixing; leaf prints; forest school; leaf mobile; days of the week (Hungry Caterpillar); natural collages/collections. Shoe box parcels/foodbank

Role play – shop/money – Fruit and Veg shop

Trips/visits/visitors: Donkey Park – weekly; musician x4; gymnastics; Argyle coach x6. Market/market stall visit. Autumn walk – Plym Bridge. Owl sanctuary visit.

Thumbelina/The Little Chimney Sweep/’Twas the Night before Christmas; Christmas book selection.

Festivals

LIGHT/DIVALI AND STARS;VICTORIAN TIMES/TOYS/TRAINS

Book bank: Way back home; How to catch a star;

 

Ideas bank: Nocturnal animals. Making candles; Divali party/best clothes; Rangoli chalk patterns; star mobiles – 5 and 6 pointed; solar system/sun; fireworks; fire safety.

Children in Need.

Toy Story. Polar Express; train station visit; create a museum display; Christmas list; museum visit; adults favourite childhood toys; Merchant House visit – toys; show and tell favourite toys; spinning tops; playground games.

Role play – shop/money – Toy shop

Trips/visits/visitors: Donkey Park – weekly; musician x4; gymnastics; Argyle Coach x6.

Toy shop/museum visit. Church visit.

Lost and Found

WEATHER;POLAR ANIMALS; SUPERHEROES

Book bank: Lost and Found; The Last Polar Bear; Penguin Lost; One Snowy Night.

Ideas bank: Forces visitor; extreme weather conditions; changes in weather; measuring rainfall; role play area – weather station/forecasters. Shoe box for soldiers.

Mardi Gras/pancakes/Lent.

Polar bears and Penguins; Pingu; keeping warm; fur and feathers; leaflets for Living Coasts; hot and cold; looking after our planet (pollution/melting ice-caps)

Role play – shop/money – Rescue services charity shop

Trips/visits/visitors: Donkey Park – weekly; musician x4; gymnastics; Argyle x6. Charity shop visit. Police/soldier visitor – visit a police station. Naval base.

 

New Life

ANIMALS AND NEW LIFE – living and growing

Book bank: Snow Lambs; Chicken Licken – folk tale; The Hungry Caterpillar; Monkey puzzle.

Ideas bank: Favourite animals; matching adult to young; Pennywell Farm visit; search for lambs/foals/calves on Dartmoor.

Pets and vets. Eggs/Easter. Chocolate – changes. Life cycles. Habitats. Body parts – humans/other animals; growth.

Growing plants; baby animals; baby photos; measure/growth.

Role play – shop/money – Pet shop

Trips/visits/visitors: Donkey Park – weekly; musician x4; gymnastics; Argyle Coachx6. Pet shop visits. Dartmoor drive. Pennywell/Dartmoor zoo.

Fruit and Veg.

PLANTS/FRUIT AND VEG;

Book bank: Jack and the Beanstalk; The Enormous Turnip; The Tiger who came to tea; Handa’s Surprise.

Ideas bank: Growing plants. Keeping healthy; healthy food – cooking. Sun safety; clothes we wear for gardening. Plant/seed/bean types – same/different. Measuring growth. Growth experiments with plants.

Role play – shop/money – garden centre shop

Trips/visits/visitors: Donkey Park – weekly; musician x4; gymnastics; Argyle Coach x6. Garden centre visit.

 

 

Homes and Holidays

Book bank: Fantastic Mr Fox; Preston the Pig; Red Riding Hood; The Rainbow Fish.

Ideas bank: Travel agents; map work – looking at maps/creating maps; Places children have been; packing for a holiday; beach visit – plan what to take. sea creatures; pond dipping; rock pooling; sand sculptures/castles; experiments – hot/cold; floating and sinking. Home/room plans; shoe box rooms; mini beast habitats; find where the ants live; bees and bee hives; snail tracking.

Role play – shop/money – Beach shop

Trips/visits/visitors: Donkey Park – weekly; musician x4; gymnastics; Argyle Coach x6. Beach/holiday homes visit. Pond dipping – King’s/Aquarium visit.

Key Stage 2 Autumn Spring Summer Exam Board
  Africa and Egypt

Numeracy –

·     Time zones

·     money (buying things at the market), graphs & data handling for climate change

·     Abacus work & Egyptian numbers

·     problem solving

·     measures and 2D/3D shapes – building a pyramid

 

Literacy –

·      Stories from the African culture and traditional African folktales (Anansi the Spider Man & Handa’s Surprise)

·      Animal fact cards

·      Letters to children from an African school

·      Recounts

·      writing instructions – ‘making a mummy’

 

Science – linked to topic –growth and skills based

Trampolining, swimming, water sports and Forest School.

Basic cooking skills

Gardening

 

 

 

Construction

Numeracy –

·      Number skills –addition, subtraction, multiplication using splits, jottings or grid method

·      Number skills –division using grouping, jumping or chunking

·      Measures and Scaling (using x tables)

·      Problem solving- involving place value, rounding, choosing preferred method to solve, cost of DIY materials in a house, measures, perimeter and area for floor plans

 

Literacy –

·      Writing letters – formal and informal use of language

·      Using persuasive language to decide whether to build on HomePark / Bretonside Bus Station / Drake’s Island

·      Poetry

·      Non-chronological reports about Construction

·      Reading and writing and giving oral instructions

 

Science – linked to topic – Forces and skills based

 

Trampolining, swimming and Forest School.

Basic cooking skills

Gardening

 

Habitats

Numeracy –

·         Money and temperature – ordering numbers and solving problems.

·         Collecting data in frequency tables and comparing. Recording data in tables, bar charts, line graphs and pictograms

·         Shape – Reflection, Translation and Rotation, angles and direction

·         Fractions of shapes – fractions adding to 1, equivalent fractions, calculations involving fractions

Literacy –

·         Recounts – how to build a wormery/ant farm, how to build a home for a snail, earthworm charming and seashore rockpool ramble

·         Researching facts about Earthworms and bats

·         Snail poetry

·         Designing posters to help an animal survive and promoting the importance of conservation

·         Improving sentences to describe minibeasts

·         Creating estate agent adverts for habitats

 

Science linked to topic and skills based Trampolining, swimming, water sports and Forest School.

Basic cooking skills

Gardening