This term in Year One, we are going to be comparing life in Coventry today with Coventry in Victorian times. We will be learning about Victorian schools, toys and how life was different for those living at the time. We will explore some of the ways that Coventry has changed during this time by exploring maps and photographs. Year One will also be exploring the work of William Morris, producing their own nature based designs and making a print of their own design.
Our Creative Learning topic this term is ‘Here and There’ and we will be comparing our city of Coventry with the coastal location of Weston Super Mare. The children will learn about the geographical features of both places and how they are different and similar. We will also compare Coventry to a non-European location – the Sahara Desert. We will be comparing the weather in Coventry with Greenland and the Sahara Desert, keeping a weather diary. Throughout the term the children will take part in a range of Art and Design Technology activities linked to the seaside. The children will look at the artwork of Paul Horton, L S Lowry and Andy Goldsworthy and will learn how to sew and make clay seaside souvenirs, become town planners and design and create a model seaside town.
In Science this term we will start with looking at plants. We will grow our plants from seeds and bulbs, making predictions about what they will need to grow, testing out our ideas. Our final topic will look at lifecycles and we will be getting some caterpillars and we will watch grow into butterflies. We will look at humans and different animals and learn about the changes that take part in each part of the lifecycle.