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Leighton Primary School

Year 1

Here you can find out the curriculum expectations for Year 1 and learn about what they will be doing this term.

Summer term

This term we are learning about Castles and knights. We will be learning about the history of castles thinking about what the different parts are called and what they are made from. We will learn about what life was like living in a castle. To help us to imagine this we will have a visit from History off the Page when we will act out castle life ending the day with a banquet when the children will have different roles including entertainers and servants. We will also find out how boys train to become knights and learn about a knight’s role within castles. The children will use laptops to make their own information books about Castles and knights. We are planning to visit a castle too.

We will be planting a variety of seeds, working hard to help the different plants to grow in our outdoor area. We will be observing the signs of Spring comparing the different seasons. We will be visiting the school pond. In Art we are going to learn about Vincent van Gogh’s artwork particularly ‘Sunflowers’. 

During the first half term our book focus will be ‘Jim and the beanstalk’ and during the second half term we will focus on fairytales particularly ‘Rapunzel.’