Key Stage 1

January 2018

Year One

In the Spring Term, Year 1 are learning about Ice and Cold. The children will learn to identify hot and cold places on a world map and learn about some of the animals that live in these places, considering how they are suited to these environments. They will learn about The Titanic and the main events that happened, considering what life was like on board.

During Science, the children will learn the parts of the human body and the senses, carrying out experiments to test these. They will learn about different animals, mammals, fish and amphibians and will sort these animals into different groups.

In DT, the children will work together as a group to make their own boat, testing whether or not it floats. In their Art work the children will recreate The Northern Lights using pastels and will use collage to create a snow scene.


Year Two

We will begin this term by learning about ‘Stories with a Fantasy Setting’. The children will learn to describe fantasy settings and write their own fantasy story. They will also be learning about Traditional Stories, writing persuasive letters, newspaper reports, information texts and descriptive writing.

In the Spring Term, the children will also be learning about Transport. They will conduct traffic surveys, and visit both the Transport Museum and Herbert Art Gallery. They will find out how transport has developed, focusing on bikes and cars. The children will also look at how Coventry was significant in the development of the car, bike and jet engine. They will also consider how a local, historical figure, James Starley, impacted on the bicycle industry.

In DT, the children will create their own wheel and axle mechanism, working in small groups to make a moving vehicle, which they will then race against each other.

In Art, the children will learn about the designer Mary Quant and create their own simple patterns for car upholstery.

In Science, Year 2 will be investigating ‘Every Day Materials’.  They will be creating a monster material and look at the different properties of materials.  Through completing scientific investigations, the children will understand how materials are used in different ways.