Year 1

Memory Lane  – Autumn Term

Would you like to take a trip down memory lane?

Can you remember being small? Being a baby learning to crawl? Can you remember your favourite toy?

During our history unit we will look back events that have taken place, look at how events over time have changed and think of what is special to us and create a memory box. We will be looking at the history of toys, holidays, travel etc and comparing it with how it differs to today. Our topic Memory Lane links well with our focus on materials in Science as we will look at the use of materials to make toys and how the materials have changed over time to make certain toys.

Mapping the World -Autumn 2

Our geography focus this half term is ‘mapping the world’ where we will be learning about what continents, countries and cities, towns and villages are. We will use simple maps, atlases and globes to name and locate the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding waters. We will use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of the school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment. We will also explore the features of a compass and use this knowledge to explain where the four countries of The United Kingdom are located.