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Year 1

Year 1

Elizabeth class

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


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.


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



o   Your Heart and Lungs Science in Action Sally Hewitt


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


·       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.

2021-22 Spring Term Learning





UN Sustainable development goals

UN goal 3 – Good health and well-being

UN goal 11 – Sustainable cities and communities

UN goal 13 – Climate action

Year 1 Long term plan

Term 2

Global perspective

Sustainable development

Character skill


Attitude outcome

We have concern for the environment and commitment to sustainable development. We can confidently express a viewpoint and understand that people have different points of view and engage with these whilst also understanding the importance of collaboration.


Sustainability fairy tale video

Critical question

How can we look after ourselves and our community?

Core & Supporting texts













Spring 1: Seasonal change

Numenia and the Hurricane by Fiona Halliday

Green eyes by Abe Birnbaum

Spring 2: Plants and animals

Farmer duck by Martin Waddell

The Bog Baby by Jean Willis

What do you do with an idea? By Kobi Yamada


Give yourself a hug by Grace Nichols


Curriculum driver


Vehicle – We are changemakers!

We are changemakers - To create a video about sustainable development to inform others.