Communities Exploring and investigating
To have an awareness of and show interest in
• To use language such as greater, smaller, heavier or cultural and religious differences through learning • To investigate objects and materials and
lighter to compare quantities ask questions about why things happen and
Y1:To estimate and measure length, mass and capacity. about the Chinese New Year.
how things work.
•To recognise numerals to at least 9 and know that •Y1: To learn about light and dark through
numbers identify how many objects are in a set
Y1: To compare and order numbers.
Wren and Chaffinch Class exploring light sources and shadows.
• Y1: To learn that light is essential for
•To count reliably up to 10 objects
Y1: to read and write numerals to 20 and beyond and be
Spring 1 seeing things, and to explore reflections
through shiny materials.
able to position these correctly on a number track or
An Eggstraordinary •Y1: To know that the sun is the source of
light for Earth.
•To sort objects to identify similarities and
differences. Adventure. . . •Y1: To ask questions about light.
• Y1: To solve problems (using counting) that involve
money, shapes, space and measures. Some mysterious eggs are discovered and set
the children off on a journey of discovery. . . • To exchange and share information.
•To begin to relate addition to combining two groups of
objects, and subtraction to taking away Wren and Chaffinch classes will be learning….. •Y1: To use the internet safely to find out
Y1: to add and subtract, using symbols. information about our interests (BBC websites)
Creative Development •To collect data, and make a pictogram from it
•To use their singing voices to explore the • To read a pictogram.
musical concepts of dynamics, pitch, timbre, and
Physical Development texture.
•To use graphics and text to record information
•To explore rhythm and pulse. (Textease).
• To move with confidence and imagination.
• To explore the techniques of papier mache,
• To move with control and co-ordination, showing an
awareness of space, themselves and others.
clay modelling and collage to create 3-D art Communication, language and literacy
•To create and repeat short dances from a prompt
(Chinese Dragon Dance).
•To develop our drawing and painting techniques • To show an understanding of how information can be
when creating 2-D artworks. found in non-fiction texts to answer questions.
•To attempt writing for different purposes, writing
Time labels and captions and beginning to form simple
Personal Social and Emotional sentences.
Development • To begin to differentiate between past and
•To explore the Chinese New Year stories though
•To develop an understanding of what helps them drama.
learn, and what their strengths are. •To use time related words in conversation.
•Y1: To distinguish between fiction and non-fiction
• To set realistic goals for themselves and plan for •Y1: To use the language of time, to order events texts and the different purposes for reading them.
how they will achieve them. chronologically.
• Y1:To convey information in non –narrative forms.
•To develop their powers of persistence when •Y1: To learn about how we find out about the past
• Y1:To independently choose what to write about, plan
working on a task. (in particular through archaeology).
and follow it through.