Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Year One Curriculum

Welcome to Year 1


Autumn Term Topic
How Will We Travel In 20 Years Time?
Transport and Travel

Have you ever wondered what transport will look like in ten, 20 or 100 years’ time? Throughout this theme we will be exploring travel of the past, present and future as well as travel in the imaginary world. As we discover more about modes of transport we will consider the sustainable use of resources and transport design; what materials should we use to make a boat, a car, can we design a wind powered car or a water powered rocket?  We will conduct scientific enquiries and pose questions such as, how can we make our paper plane go further? Using technology, we will begin to programme robots to travel a desired route. As young artists we will develop our painting and sculpture skills and we compare works of art related to transport.

Spring Term Topic
Who Has The Ability To Change Our World?

As Time Travellers, we will become detectives investigating famous people from the past and present day. We will work on creating a timeline of significant events from our own lives and thinking about our own future aspirations. Throughout the theme we will learn about famous people of the past and the present day who have shaped the world we live in. Whilst investigating the past, we will consider the qualities of character that these people needed in order to achieve their goal and compare these qualities with our own. As innovators, we will learn about famous scientists and inventors such as Alexander Graham Bell and Steve Jobs. To celebrate the end of our theme, we will be hosting a catwalk of ‘Significant People through History’.

Summer Term Topic
Were All Dinosaurs Carnivores?
Dinosaur Café

As we explore the prehistoric world of dinosaurs, we will be asking and answering many questions about dinosaurs; What does dinosaur mean? How many dinosaurs were there? How and when did the dinosaurs become extinct? What was the biggest dinosaur? How many teeth did the T. Rex have? Did birds evolve from dinosaurs? As we examine the world of dinosaurs and their diets we will develop our understanding of healthy diets and healthy living. We will plan and design our own ‘Dinosaur Café’ where our guests will experience healthy eating from our home-grown food; we will be working from a budget as we develop our café and learn to manage a restricted budget whilst designing all the menus, food containers and table cloths, paying attention to detail so the ‘Dinosaur Café’ experience is one which will be remembered for years to come! We will kick start our theme with a visit to a restaurant and use the skills and knowledge developed over the term to face our ultimate challenge: developing and running our own ‘Dinosaur Café!

Page Downloads