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Year group – R

Puffin Class

 

Term

 

 

Autumn 1

 

Autumn 2

 

Spring 1

 

Spring 2

 

Summer 1

 

Summer 2

 

 

Topic

 

 

 

Do you want to be friends?

 

Why do squirrels hide their nuts?

 

Will you read me a story?

 

What happens when I fall asleep?

 

Why do ladybirds have spots?

 

Who lives in a rock pool?

 

Engage memorable event

 

 

A trip around the school

 

A day in the forest

 

Traditional tales dress up day

 

Wonder dome or planetarium

 

Woolley Firs trip

 

A trip to the seaside

 

 

Author

 

 

 

Lauren Child

 

Mick Inkpen and Nick Butterworth

 

Traditional fairy tales

 

Martin Waddell

 

Eric Carle

 

Julia Donaldson

 

Presentation

 

 

Parents in to look at classroom and work

Wildlife café presentation to staff

Sharing assembly

Glow in the dark presentation to school

Butterfly garden – butterfly release for parents

Beach in a jar to take home

 

Year group – 1

Robin Class

 

Term

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

 

Spring 1

 

Spring 2

 

Summer 1

 

Summer 2

 

 

Topic

 

 

 

 

Memory Box

 

 

Superheroes

 

 

Dinosaur

Planet

 

 

Splendid Skies

 

 

Paws, Claws and Whiskers

 

 

Bright lights, Big city

 

Engage memorable event

 

 

 

Family picnic with babies and toddlers

 

 

Superhero day

 

 

Dinosaur workshop

 

 

Walk in the woods

 

 

A trip to London Zoo

 

 

A visit from the Queen

 

 

Author

 

 

 

 

Shirley Hughes

 

 

Kristina

Stephenson

 

 

Ian Whybrow

 

 

Poetry/Poets

 

 

Paul Geraghty

 

 

James Mayhew

 

 

Presentation

 

Memory box to take home

 

Comic strips to showcase to the school

 

Dinosaur museum for parents

 

Sharing assembly

 

Share creatures with other classes

 

 

Email to meerkat

 

Year group – 2

Owl Class

 

Term

 

 

Autumn 1

 

Autumn 2

 

Spring 1

 

Spring 2

 

Summer 1

 

Summer 2

 

 

Topic

 

 

 

 

The Scented Garden

 

 

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

 

 

Beat Band Boogie

 

 

Bounce

 

 

Wriggle and Crawl

 

 

Beachcombers

 

Engage memorable event

 

 

 

Visit to a florist

 

 

Windsor Castle trip

 

 

Band visit

 

 

Visit to London Irish

 

 

Mini-beast Hunt

 

 

A visit to the seaside

 

 

Author

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Hargreaves

 

 

Fairy Tales/Laurence Anholt

 

 

Rhyme/Alan Ahlberg

 

 

Jeremy Strong

 

 

Jill Tomlinson

 

 

David and Ronda Armitage

 

Presentation

 

A gift to take home

Create a castle to showcase to the school

Perform a song to the school

Lead a keep fit session for parents

Create a minibeast

film/sharing assembly

3D sculptor exhibition for the school

 

 

Year group – 3

Kingfisher Class

 

Term

 

 

Autumn 1

 

Autumn 2

 

Spring 1

 

Spring 2

 

Summer 1

 

Summer 2

 

 

Topic

 

 

 

 

Mighty Metals

 

 

Gods and Mortals

 

 

Predators

 

 

Urban Pioneers

 

 

Tribal Tales

 

 

Tremors

 

 

Engage memorable event

 

 

 

Visit a playground

 

 

Greek Day

 

 

Dinosaur workshop

 

 

Town centre visit

 

 

Stone/Iron and Bronze Age workshop

 

 

A trip to the Seaside

 

 

Book

 

 

 

 

 

The Iron Man

 

 

Greek Myths and Legends

 

 

The Sheep Pig

 

 

Emil and the Detectives/The Family from One End Street

 

 

Stig of the Dump

 

 

The Firework Maker’s Daughter

 

Presentation

 

 

 

 

Showcase to the class

 

Sharing assembly – Pandora’s box

 

Showcase in class

 

Exhibition to parents

 

Creating a Stone age monument to the chief

 

Make an emergency plan for the school to share with the HT