CYCLE A 2018-2019
Autumn term- Wheels, Wings and other things
During the Autumn term, Year 1 and 2 will be learning all about ‘Wheels, Wings and other things’. We will be transported back in history to explore how vehicles have changed during the years and what they might look like in the future. We will have the opportunity to learn about inspirational and significant historical figures, such as the Wright brothers, who made and flew the first successful plane, and George Stephenson, the ‘father of the railways’. In Science, we will learn all about different materials and consider why cars are made from the materials that they are and see if we can find any alternatives using our scientific knowledge and investigation skills. In Geography, we will learn about different journeys that we may take in our local area and learn how to create simple maps while identifying key local landmarks.
Spring term- Down Under
During the Spring term, our new topic will be called ‘Down under!’ – here we will learn all about a non-European contrasting country, Australia. In Geography sessions, we will discover how countries are similar or different in terms of weather and settlement. We will explore the different human and physical features of our local and the Australian landscapes. We will discover different habitats which are home to different animals, such as the Kangaroo and Koala bear as well as the huge variety of creatures which live in the sea, especially the Great Barrier Reef. We will hear some traditional Aboriginal stories and use these to inspire our very own aboriginal art and writing!
Summer term- Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!
Our final topic of the year is called ‘Beside the seaside’, which also means a hopefully sunny trip to the beach! We will discover how the seaside has changed from the past to the present, looking at entertainment and the Punch and Judy show. We will learn about the different seas and oceans around the world and who might live in these waters as well as the features of the surrounding environments, such as beaches, cliffs and the coast line. Although we know that the summer weather can sometimes be changeable, we will also learn about a ‘typical’ summer season!
CYCLE B 2017-2018
Autumn term- The Magic Toymaker
This topic gives the children a chance to learn about toys and games. They will find out about toys and games from the past, about ‘magic’ toys that fool the eye, how to sort toys based on what they’re made of, about how different toys move and how to design their own toy/mascot to celebrate an event.
Spring term- The circus is coming to town
This topic gives the children a chance to learn about movement and entertainment. They will find out how to draw faces and understand their expressions, how to use juggling balls, what circuses were like in the past, how to stay safe in busy places, about music for circuses, which materials would make a waterproof tent, how to draw a plan for their own circus, how to put up a tent, what people think about animals in the circus and how to draw maps and plans of a circus.
Summer term- Knights and castles
In this topic, children will learn about the history of medieval castles and the Normans, where castles are built, who lived in castles, the structure of castles, and so much more, all through a variety of fun and creative activities. Children will also have the opportunity to visit Lincoln’s very own castle and learn about the historic landmark.