Let`s Explore! - Beckley C of E Primary School

Shirley Hughes- balloon picture book- chn create their
own picture book of an adventure.
The Owl and the Pussycat- children write their own
version of part of it for the Owl and the Astronautlinked to Neil Armstrong.
Newspaper report on Neil Armstrong- mock interview
with Armstrong
Beegu- retelling, freeze framing/drama activities,
drawing the planet. Postcard from Beegu’s planet
describing what it is like.
https://www.literacyshed.com/the-adventureshed.html - retelling the way home story over video.
Year 1 have discovered a mysterious island! What do
you find? What do you do?
Space poetry.
-Place value with numicon and then adding in 10s and 1s using
practical resources for less able and 100 square for more able.
Then missing number problems.
- subtracting in 10s and 1s using place value knowledge and
then ‘finding the difference’. Then missing number problems.
-money- value of coins and notes and finding different ways to
make amounts- link to multiplication of 2 5 and 10.
- weight- using non-standard units, then going on to using
- length and height- practical investigation in class using rulers
and metre sticks.
-reading and writing numbers 1-20 in numerals and words.
-Capacity using non-standard and then standard units of
- time- seconds and minutes and then digital time.
- position and direction- ½, ¼ and ¾ turns- link to topic
- creating an imaginary map of an island with a key in pairsinclude geographical vocabulary- e.g. island, sea, bay, harbour,
-naming and identifying characteristics of the 4 UK countries and
their capitals- Barnaby bear video footage- cbeebies Barnaby
bear visits Edinburgh castle. Link to Katie Morag.
Let’s Explore!
-Lesson on Neil Armstrong- looking at era and writing a letter to
Neil Armstrong.
-Lesson on Christopher Columbus-connect to Literacy and
-comparing and contrasting lives of Neil Armstrong and
Christopher Columbus- looking at differences between eras.
-Time lines- looking at timeline for Christopher Columbus then
Neil Armstrong. Chn given images and have to think which came
first and then next. Create a timeline for display.
Science- light and dark
-Big question- Why is the sun good for us/bad for us?
-In groups- turning on a computer safely and opening up a
program. Then opening and saving a document.
-that when it is dark other senses can be used to help us find
things and identify things- chn guide each other to a spot
blindfolded- what senses did you have to rely on to get to the
end?- link to directions in geography
- Scratch on ipads- programming.
-what light helps us in the world? Where does light come from?
• observe and name a variety of sources of light, including
electric lights, flames and the Sun- sorting objects into ‘natural’
and ‘artifical’
-Grouping materials- experiment finding out which materials
light can pass through.
-Chn then compose their own piece of music using selection of
instruments. Link to Beegu- a calm piece he would like to hear
to help him relax on earth.
-shadow hunt around the school- where did you find shadowswhy do you think they were there?
Following a score using symbols- as a class, then in groups.
R.E- Islam
- 5 pillars of Islam
-Ramadan- Mid June
P.E- athletic and ball skills focus.
- Throwing and catching games- focus on looking at the ball and
standing ready to catch.
- Islamic weddings and celebrations- compare and contrast with
Christian weddings/ceremonies.
-athletics- working in a team- relay races.
- obstacle courses to improve agility and co-ordination.
-Designing and building their own spaceship- what materials are
they going to use and why.
Link to light and dark. Using black sugar paper and
chalk to explore contrast.
Silhouette drawings.