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Year 1

Year 1

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In the Autumn term, pupil learning is led by the curriculum vehicle ‘Who am I exhibition’ which allows pupils to respond to the critical question: ‘Who am I?’  This is supported by challenging texts which enhance their knowledge of identity and diversity, enabling them to develop emotional-intelligence and empathise with others.

Pupils begin the term by learning about each other, and bring in their ‘all about me bag.’ The bag contains items which are important to them and which represent their identity. As the term progresses, they create self-portraits, explore world maps, share food from different countries and create poetry about the things that make them unique. At the end of term, the local community are invited along to the exhibition to find out all about us, which creates a sense of belonging and highlights the beauty of diversity.

At CTG, we are committed to achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, and share the belief that ‘ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.’ – UN. We have a moral imperative to educate our pupils about how they can create a sustainable world and we empower them to teach others.

UN Sustainable development goals 5 and 10

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Reduce inequality within our school, community and country.

Year 1 Long Term Plan

Autumn

Global perspectives

Identity and Diversity

 

Character skill

Emotional Intelligence

 

Attitude outcome

We have a sense of identity and self-esteem. Respect for people in school, the wider community and globally by understanding how to control and express our emotions and being empathetic towards others.

Hook

All About Me Bag.

·       Pictures of family to be included for class where are you from map.

·       Items that are important to you (symbolic).

Critical question

Who am I?

 

Ourselves and our community

 

Core & Supporting texts

 

Non-fiction:

o   Your Heart and Lungs Science in Action Sally Hewitt

Fiction:  

o   Augustus and his Smile Catherine Rayner

o   Why am I me? Paige Britt

o   Where are You From? Yamile Saied Mendez

o   The Colour Monster goes to School by Anna Llenas

Poetry:

·       We Like different Things How about you? Robert Hurn

                                                                                                                             

Curriculum driver

Communicating with the community

Vehicle – ‘Who Am I? Exhibition’

Parents, families, other members of the local community are invited to an exhibition of the children’s learning through the term. For example:

Art- self portraits

Geography- World map of where we and our family are from.

Writing- We like different things poem

All about me bags for children to talk about.

Make connections with care homes for them to talk about their experiences etc - pen pals.

Food from different cultures.

Create a shared song. It’s all about you inspiration.

Invite to exhibition.