Year 1 (Swans)

Spring Term 2023/24

Topic – Bright Lights Big Cities

This project teaches children about the physical and human characteristics of the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the characteristics and features of the capital city, London.

In Design Technology, children will learn about wheels, axles and chassis and how they work together to make a vehicle move.

As part of our exploration of Art and Design, we will learn about collagraph printing, including how to develop a motif to make single and repeated prints.

In Science, children will learn about the seasons, seasonal changes and typical seasonal weather and events. They will learn about measuring the weather and the role of a meteorologist. Children will begin to learn about the science of day and night and recognise that the seasons have varying day lengths in the UK.

Bright Lights Big Cities – Home Learning

Bright Lights Big Cities – Knowledge Organiser


Autumn 2023/24

Topic – Childhood

In the Childhood project, your child will learn words and phrases related to the passage of time. They will explore artefacts to help them to understand childhood in the past and how childhood has changed over time. They will explore the six stages of life and explore timelines and family trees. Everyday life in the 1950s will be explored, including shopping, transport, family life and childhood. They will also learn about the significance of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953 by studying photographs and online sources. The children will use maps to explore how places have changed over time and highlight any similarities or differences between childhood today and childhood in the 1950s. At the end of the project, they will create knowledge organisers for children who are about to study the topic of childhood.

Childhood – home learning ideas