Year 1 Spring Term 2020

Foundation Subjects

 “A World of Difference”

Scientific enquiry:

· Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions

· Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

Animals including humans

· Can identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

Seasonal change

· observe changes across the four seasons

· observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.


Chronological understanding

· Can describe change and key events in their own chronology

· Use common words and phrases relating to the passing of time (e.g. now, then, long ago)

· Can order artefacts and pictures from different time periods

Knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past

· Can describe the achievements of Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake

· Can compare how exploration has changed over time

Historical Interpretation and Enquiry Skills

· Asks to and responds to simple questions about the past

· Is beginning to use resources to help them talk about the past events

Human and Physical

· Can name the 4 seasons and describe typical weather conditions and how it affects people’s lives.

· Can describe how the local environment is affected by its geographical location.

· Uses correct terms for simple geographical features in the local environment(eg, forest, hill, mountain, valley)

Locational and place knowledge

· Can locate the equator and north/south poles on a map or a globe

· Makes predictions about the hottest and coldest parts of the world

· Can name and locate the 4 countries of the UK on a map.

Geographical Skill and Fieldwork.

· Can draw a simple picture map labelling given features.

· Uses simple locational language including in front, behind, next to, describe the location of geographical features on a map and in fieldwork.

· Recognises simple human and physical features on an aerial photograph or simple map

Thinking artistically

· Enjoys exploring using a wide range of materials and taught techniques.

· Can talk about their art work as they go.

· Can use a sketch book to collect and record ideas.

· Understands that different materials have different qualities (eg rough, soft, big).

· Responds creatively to given starting points.

Skills and techniques

· Can recognise and name the primary colours.

· Can experiment with mixing colours.

· Can draw lines to represent things seen or imagined.

· Can use a selection of given materials to make a simple collage.

Appreciation and evaluation

· Can talk about similarities and differences in pieces of art.

· Can talk about artists, craft makers and designers studied.

· Can make links between art studied and how they used this to produce their own work.

· Can talk about their finished art work using taught vocabulary.


· Can stretch or curl their body

· Can roll, curl travel and balance in different ways

· Moves and stops safely

· Can adjust speed and direction when moving around a space

· Jumps safely from two feet to two feet

· Can balance on one leg

· Climbs safely using hands and feet

· Can copy simple sequences and repeat them

· Put moves and shapes together to make a short dance

· Shows rhythm in dance


· Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria.

· Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, emplates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, the use of computers.


· select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks (for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing).

· select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics.


· Explore and evaluate a range of existing products

· Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria

Cooking and Nutrition

· understand where food comes from.

· use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes.



· Knows that technology follows instructions to deliver a desired outcome (ie algorithm)

· Can create a simple program to give instructions to a device/software to deliver a clear outcome (eg BeeBot)

· Make simple predictions based on given instructions/algorithms

E- safety

· Uses technology safely

· Knows what to do if they feel uncomfortable when using technology (eg inappropriate images)

Does Creation help people understand God?

· To understand Christian and or Jewish beliefs about Creation and the character of God.


· Enjoys singing, playing, trying out and changing sounds; exploring sounds and music through play.

· Sings broadly in tune within a limited pitch range.

· Can use percussion to accompany songs or stories.

· Enjoys clapping, tapping, playing and marching in time to the music.

· Follows simple musical instructions and actions.

· Shows a simple awareness of the audience when performing.


· Listens to others playing/singing/sharing ideas.

· Can describe the music as fast or slow.

· Can describe the music as loud or quiet.

· Recognises and can name some percussion instruments.

· Can comment and respond to recordings of their own voice.