Year 1 Summer Term 2019

Summer Term - “ Growth”


Scientific enquiry:

Can suggest how to find things out

Can decide what equipment to use for an experiment

Can measure in non-standard measures

Can choose equipment to take measures

Can record results in a tally chart

Plants - 

  • Can identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
  • Can identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees

Geography –

Human and physical geography

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

Can explain how the local area is affected by pollution

Can explain what changes are taking place in the local environment.

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • Can name and describe common features of the home and school environment from first hand observations


Thinking artistically

  • Enjoys using a variety of materials and techniques
  • Can talk about their work as they go
  • Can respond creatively to given starting points

Skills and techniques

  • Can recognise and name the primary colours
  • Can experiment with colour mixing
  • Can draw lines to represent things seen or imagined
  • Can print repeated patterns using given materials

Appreciation and evaluation

  • Can talk about artists (Georgia O’Keefe)
  • Can make links between art studied and how they use this in their own work
  • Can talk about their finished work using taught vocabular


Digital Literacy

  • Uses search tools to find information within webpages or documents (eg Find)
  • Can use technologies to create text, images and sounds to communicate meaning
  • Can use bookmarks and hyperlinks to explore given websites


  • Uses technology safely, respectfully and responsibly


Rounders and athletics

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  •  participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending


  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.


Growth mindset

  • to be able to recognise how to change your mindset to a positive one
  • to build resilience
  • to recognise that making mistakes is a positive learning experience
  • to know that practising a skill is enriching



  • Can create sequence of long and short sounds
  • Can create high and low sounds
  • Can create loud and quiet sounds
  • Choses appropriate sounds to accompany songs and stories


  • Is beginning to use symbols to assist performance


  • Can listen to others playing/singing/sharing ideas
  • Can describe the music fast/slow/loud/quiet
  • Can recognise and name some percussion instruments
  • Can comment and respond to recordings of their own voice

Design and Technology


  • can design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
  •  generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology


  •  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