Key Stage 1 Curriculum

 

At John Clare Primary we are proud of all of the achievements our children make.  We aim to inspire them to want continue to learn and achieve throughout their lives.  We run a two year curriculum that is based around the guidance from the National Curriculum and the interests of our children.  As a school we feel that it is important that children have the opportunity to undertake open ended activities that enables them to learn through the  practical application of their learning.

We have incorporated the ‘Building Learning Power’ approach into our planning and curriculum.  The children learn about ‘Resourcefulness’, ‘Reciprocity’, ‘Resilience’ and ‘Reflectiveness’; these 4 ‘Rs’ help the children to develop not only their understanding but how they work together and apply their knowledge.

2 Year Overview for KS1

Cycle ALong term plan Autumn 1  Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

Ourselves:  

Busy   Bodies!/Homes

Once   Upon a Time…

Toy   Story

 

Seaside:

Land   Ahoy!

Literacy

Narrative Stories with familiar settings Traditional  stories   and fairy tales Y1:Stories with predictable and patterned languageY2: Different stories by the same author Y1: Stories about fantasy worldsY2: Extended stories
Non-fiction Instructions Y1: Labels, lists and captionsY2: Explanations Information texts Y1: Recounts, dictionaryY2: Reports
Poetry Y1: Using the sensesY2: Patterns on the page Y1: Pattern and rhymeY2:Really looking Y1: Poems on a themeY2: Silly stuff

Maths

Block A

A1

A2

A3

Block B

B1

B2

B3

Block C

C1

C2

C3

Block D

D1

D2

D3

Block E

E1

E2

E3

Science Health and growth Materials and their properties Variation and classification Forces and Motion Living Things in their Environment
PSHE New beginnings Getting on and falling out Going for goals Good to be me Relationships Changes
RE Ourselves Festivals and celebrations Milestones in Family Life Friends, family and Community Special Books
Art Printmaking (personal experiences) Form – 3D, rigid and malleable materials (use of artists   as reference) Texture – collage, threads, fabrics, fibres, wood, clay   (response to the environment)
D & T Food Textiles – home interiors Structures Mechanisms Maps and photos
History Homes in the past (minor) Traditional stories Toys (significant events from the past) Seaside Holidays (use sources of information)
Geography Houses (minor) Places (local area study) Environmental change and sustainable development (maps and   photos)
PE Games Dance Dance/Gym Gym Games Swimming
Music Singing Control of instruments Listening, memory and movement Performance skills
ICT Real and simulated situations Present in a variety of forms Plan and give instructions to make things happen (floor   robot)

 

Cycle BLong term plan Autumn 1  Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

Furry Friends

A Spark   in the Dark

Heroes and villains

Seaside?

 

Literacy

Narrative Y1 Unit 1: Stories with familiar settings Y2 Unit 2: Traditional    stories Y1 Unit 2:Stories from a range of cultures/ stories with   predictable and patterned language Y2 Unit 4: Extended stories/significant authors
Non-fiction Y1 Unit 2: Instructions Y1 Unit 5: Recount (fact and fiction) Y2 Unit 3: Information texts Y2 Unit 4:Non-chronological reports
Poetry Y2 Unit 1: Patterns on the page Y2 Unit 2:Really looking Y1 Unit 3: Poems on a theme

Maths

Block A

A1

A2

A3

Block B

B1

B2

B3

Block C

C1

C2

C3

Block D

D1

D2

D3

Block E

E1

E2

E3

Science Life processes Light and sound Changing materials Green Plants Electricity
PSHE New beginnings Getting on and falling out Going for goals Good to be me Relationships Changes
RE Rules and choices The world around us The Life of Jesus Special places
Art Drawing Colour Pattern Response to natural/manmade objects Response to artefacts/design forms
D & T Materials Health and safetyDisassembling and evaluation of existing products
History Past events – Great Fire of LondonRemembrance Day Lives of Significant People – Florence Nightingale
Geography Compare people, places and environmentsRecognise changes
PE Games Dance Dance/Gym Gym Athletics Swimming
Music Exploring sounds/melody and accompaniment Composition Controlling pulse and rhythm Reading and   writing notation Evaluating and appraising
ICT Use text, tables, images and sounds to develop ideas Finding things out – research and data handling