Year 1 - How does the forest grow? Summer Term 2019

Overarching Key Question: How Does The Forest Grow?

Year Group:  1Teaching Staff: Mrs Hannaway, Mrs Thorne, Mrs Suwart, Mrs Gittings

W/B

22nd April (B/H)

29th April

6th May (B/H)

13th May

20th May

3rd June

Key Questions:

What is a forest?

What grows in a forest?

What lives in a forest?

Do trees all grow in the same way?

Curriculum Content:

Science – identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants including trees.

 History – changes within living memory

Maths – mathematical movement – directions and turns linked with maps

Art – produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences

 

Science – identify and name  a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees

 

Maths recognise coins and use money

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Science – knowing the difference between herbivore/omnivore/carnivore

 

Enterprise project, raise money for bird box (applying money work and multiplication and division)

Science - Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees

Hook:

 

Where The Wild Things Are

 

Walk to nature reserve and take part in scavenger hunt

 

Finding broken eggs – where, why, how?

 

Where the wild things are - habitats

Activities

Treasure hunt which ends up in trees planted in Forest School 

Why is this a forest/not a forest? (maths multiplication copse – woods - forest)

Annotate picture of forest in Where the wild things are.

Describe picture

of forest in where the wild things are

Describe picture of a real forest

Look at pictures of forests  

What’s growing in the nature reserve?

 

Identifying leaves, trees, bark rubbings 

 

Andy Goldsworthy pictures 

 

Describe seascape picture from where the wild things are

 

Describe Andy Goldsworthy picture  

 

Sorting objects from nature reserve

 

Recount trip to nature reserve (Who, what, where, when, why)

 

 

Make - nesting boxes Legacy – raise money to buy one for the school.  Research where the best location to put it is.

 

Write to local council about nesting boxes in nature reserve.

 

 

Look at other animals that make their homes in forests – bugs etc.

Create a new wild thing - cp

Write a description of a new wild thing

Describe animals that live in the forest 

 

Holiday homework – bring in things to make a habitat for wild thing.

 

Create a habitat for the wild thing

 

Describe a habitat for their wild thing. 

 

Useful Links

 

  

W/B

10th June

17th June

24th June

1st July 

8th July 

15th July

Key Questions:

Do trees all grow in the same way?

To follow the curiosity of the children

Curriculum Content:

 

History – The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements

 

Science - Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants including trees

Hook:

 

Compare school trees planted over time.  

David Attenborough

 

 

 

 

Activities

 

Explore some of David Attenborough’s work.

 

Make plants using the real parts

Nature reserve – scavenger hunt (not growing flowers) collect photographs

Mel – make wire plants

 

Trip to Redwood

 

Useful Links